From training to educating in memoQ: the program in the programme is memoQ

This presentation will report on a collaboration between memoQ and Nova University in Lisbon to move from providing a semester course in CAT Tool training to making memoQ a more integral part of undergraduate (and postgraduate) translation study.

In traditional translation courses in Portugal (and elsewhere), nearly all the teachers have neglible knowledge of CAT Tools and are possibly resistant to being told to make use of such tool. This has led to students feeling frustration at a lack of use of CAT Tools especially as they consider entering the professional world. With Kilgray providing licenses for students to be able to have autonomous access to memoQ throughout their studies, we created the Trad@FCSH programme, with the dual advantages of students ready to enter the professional world and, from the software vendor’s point of view, students very much located within their CAT Tool world.

In this presentation, project managers and trainers will also get some useful tips about how to introduce memoQ to people without any previous knowledge of CAT tools.

David Hardisty
Lecturer, Nova University, Lisbon

David Hardisty teaches CAT Tools at the Nova University in Lisbon. He has also taught Technical and Scientific Translation (Portuguese to English). He has been involved in educational and translation technology for over thirty years and is the author of five co-authored books for Oxford University Press. He has also been a translator for many years.

Marco Neves
Manager, Eurologos-Lisboa
Marco Neves is the manager of Eurologos-Lisboa, where he implemented memoQ in 2007 and memoQserver in 2009. He has been a translator since 2002 and a university lecturer on Translation Practice since 2011 and Translation Technology since 2015. He is a memoQ certified trainer since 2015. He is a member of the board of the Portuguese Association of Translation Companies. He has been a speaker in international conferences, including memoQfest 2015, where he talked about checklists and human nature.