EU resources for translators, interpreters, writers, researchers…

A really useful message has just popped into my inbox from the Terminology Coordination Unit (TermCoord) at the European Parliament. Very timely, as I’ve just been up-dating my own resources page.

Here’s what TermCoord’s message contained:

Glossary Links. A glossary search tool with a database of almost 1,400 glossaries available online. All the links in the glossary search tool are regularly checked and updated by TermCoord in terms of relevancy and reliability. You can now find glossaries according to topics and by language.

DocHound – Reference found! A one-stop shop of links to useful document resources of the EU Institutions all gathered at one single place.

More direct and easier access to IATE:

Widgets you can upload to your websites or blogs to give visitors of your sites direct access to IATE and enable them to search for terms directly from your site.

Browser extensions/add-ons giving direct access to IATE through your web browsers.

I reckon DocHound in particular will be invaluable, certainly in my subject areas. What do you think, folks – useful material?

By Marian Dougan

Published by Marian Dougan

Marian is a translator and editor (specialising in web content) currently based in Glasgow, Scotland. Marian previously lived in Italy for over 20 years, working as a language teacher, translator and policy analyst with the British Embassy in Rome. A qualified member of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI) and its Italian-language and ITI Scotnet networks, she is currently Scotnet's Convenor and Deputy Webmaster. From 2003 to 2006 Marian taught translation skills at the Italian Department of Glasgow University and now gives Master Classes as part of the new Masters in Translation Studies course. She also conducts web-writing and usability workshops to help people improve their websites and communicate more effectively with their readers, users and customers. In September 2014 Marian obtained User Experience Certification, with specialisation in Web Design, from the Nielsen Norman Group. She loves language, especially English, and is convinced that learning languages opens up people’s minds and horizons (and increases their brainpower!). To share her enthusiasm, she advises schools and educational authorities on language skills and enterprise. She gives talks to pupils on how to combine language studies with other subjects and so enhance their potential and increase their career options. Marian is an active member of organisations such as: Scottish Council Development and Industry (SCDI); Association of Scottish Businesswomen; Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce and the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Scotland. She also loves architecture, design, fashion (British Vogue!), cities and chocolate. She’s a great fan of Twitter and you can also find her on Linkedin.

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    1. Thanks, Tatiana – I really appreciate your comment! I do try to keep things brief – there are so many good blogs out there but some of the posts are so long, I end up not reading them. So I try to keep mine short and (hopefully) sweet.

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