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ProZ.com and SDL Join Forces to Bring SDL Trados Studio 2009 Approved Training to Translators

SDL plc

Wednesday, 1 July, 2009

With the rapid adoption of SDL Trados Studio 2009, SDL and ProZ.com announce a Worldwide Training Partnership

SDL Maidenhead, United Kingdom
(1st July 2009) – SDL, the leading provider of Global Information Management (GIM) solutions, announced today a Worldwide Training Partnership with ProZ.com, the world's largest translator community, to provide online SDL TRADOS Approved Training to over 300,000 translation professionals in 180 countries across the world. ProZ.com will be operating as part of the expanding SDL Approved Training Center network to deliver on the accelerating adoption of SDL Trados® Studio 2009.

Through the new Training Partnership, SDL and ProZ.com will provide the worldwide freelance translator community with online SDL TRADOS Approved Training in their local languages. The online training will now be available to hundreds of thousands of translators around the globe who would have previously struggled to gain access to it. Initially, the languages offered will be: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Japanese, Danish and Polish, with more languages planned to be added soon.

The cost of the online training – now priced significantly lower due to this more efficient delivery mechanism, will be delivered by SDL Approved Trainers to ensure the highest level of certified quality. To cope with increasing demand, the training curriculum offered will include new courses for the recently launched SDL Trados Studio 2009 and SDL MultiTerm® 2009. All courses will support and can lead to the coveted SDL TRADOS Certification credential for SDL Trados Studio 2009, with new Certification exams scheduled for general release in September 2009.

“The translator community has been asking for easier, lower cost access to SDL TRADOS Approved Training for a long time, and it is time we deliver on that expectation,” said Keith Laska, Vice President SDL TRADOS Technologies. "With the rapid adoption of SDL Trados Studio 2009, we want to support our worldwide customer base in becoming as efficient as possible with the industry-leading translation memory tool.”

“As an SDL Approved Training Center, ProZ.com will be able to hold an extensive schedule of online SDL TRADOS Approved Training courses, in countless delivery languages,” said Drew MacFadyen, ProZ.com’s Director of Outside Sales. “This is in line with our goals of providing translators with tools and opportunities to improve their work, while providing trainers and the industry-leading tool vendor with opportunities to reach large global audiences.”

To enrol in one of the training sessions please visit: http://www.proz.com/online_trainings or to find out more about SDL Trados Training please go to http://www.translationzone.com/training or contact Frances Fenn on +44 (0) 1628 410137

About SDL
SDL is the leader in Global Information Management (GIM) solutions that empower organizations to accelerate the delivery of high-quality multilingual content to global markets. Its enterprise software and services integrate with existing business systems to manage the delivery of global information from authoring to publication and throughout the distributed translation supply chain.

Global industry leaders rely on SDL to provide enterprise software or hosted services for their GIM processes, including ABN-Amro, Best Western, Bosch, Canon, Chrysler, CNH, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Philips, SAP, Sony, SUN Microsystems and Virgin Atlantic.

SDL has implemented more than 500 enterprise GIM solutions, has deployed over 170,000 software licenses across the GIM ecosystem and provides access to on-demand translation portals for 10 million customers per month. Over 1,000 service professionals deliver consulting, implementation and language services through its global infrastructure of more than 50 offices in 32 countries. For more information, visit http://www.sdl.com

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About ProZ.com

With more than 300,000 registered translators and interpreters working in over 300 languages, ProZ.com is the world’s leading community and workplace for language professionals. Today, more than 13,000 outsourcers, including leading organizations such as Bloomberg, IBM, Honda, eBay, SDL International and The World Bank use ProZ.com to quickly and easily connect with the language professionals they need. For language professionals, ProZ.com’s unique online workplace provides a host of valuable member resources – enabling members to more quickly and efficiently perform their demanding work. For more information, please visit: http://www.ProZ.com

Contact Details:

Amy Hall (SDL EMEA)
+44 (0)1628 410120
[email protected]

Betsy Fallon (SDL Americas)
+1 508 415 1741
[email protected]

Richard Delanty (SDL Asia Pacific )
+81 90 6695 5313
[email protected]