Useful Links

Eiffel 2On this page I’ve compiled a list of links to online dictionaries, glossaries and other resources I sometimes use for my translation work and anything else I come across that’s of interest from a professional point of view.

Listed in the first section are: General English, General SpanishGeneral Monolingual and General Multilingual resources.

These are followed by links divided into more specific categories in the second sectionArt, Business & Trade, Construction & Architecture, Education, Environment & Earth Science, Fashion & TextilesFinance, Food & Agriculture, Health & MedicalHumanities and Social Sciences, Information TechnologyInsurance & Real EstateLegal, Rail, Renewable EnergySport, Technical, Tourism & Travel, Translation Studies and Wine.

The third section contains links to help improve how we write: Collocations, Corpora, Digital Journals, Digital Libraries, EncyclopaediasStyle Guides, Thesauri, Writing and Other Word Tools.

The fourth section is Other Links of Interest divided into these categories: CAT Tools & Translation Environments, Email Service Providers, GDPRInterpreting, Lifestyle, Machine TranslationMoney Management & InvoicingMOOCs, Music & Background Sounds, NewsPhotos, Printing (Business Cards)Productivity, Project & Time Management, Search Engines, Social Media, Speech Recognition & Text-to-Speech Software, Sport & Exercise, Translation-related Tools & Links, Travelling & Holidays and World Time zones.

As I translate from Spanish into English, there’s a heavy bias towards resources for that language pair in the first section, although I hope colleagues working from and into other languages will also find them useful.

This page is a work in progress and I’ll add more links as I come across them. Please let me know if any of the links are broken and feel free to make suggestions in the comments. I’ll delete comments after a while so the page doesn’t get too long.

Google is a good place to start with searches, even though it does have a tendency to change your search words if it thinks you’ve spelled something incorrectly, or to ignore them completely. Putting the word or words in inverted commas (“…”) should solve that problem, however. If you want everything you type into the box to appear on the page, write allintext: followed by the words you need.

Adding English (or whichever language you are searching for), terminology, glossary, dictionary, etc., might lead you to some interesting pages. Adding proz, reverso or linguee, etc., will show you whether there are any relevant entries on these sites without having to go to them directly first. The images and books search tools in Google are also helpful for finding terms. And Google Scholar searches for scholarly examples of the use of words and phrases across many disciplines and sources.

For more help with advanced Google searches, please read this article giving 12 quick tips and this post on the LinguaGreca blog by Turian da Silva Bielschowsky.

If you want to see which of two words is more popular (visible) on Google, then use Google Fight.

As with most information online, please don’t assume that a term you’ve found using Google or one of the links below is correct before double checking it.

Last updated October 2018

General English

  1. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language
  2. Cambridge Essential British English Dictionary
  3. Collins English Dictionary British and American English
  5. Dictionary of American Regional English
  6. Dictionary of Canadianisms on Historical Principles
  7. Dictionary of Singlish and Singapore English
  8. Fine Dictionary definitions from 4 dictionaries, example sentences, facts, quotations, idioms, etc.
  9. The Free Dictionary
  10. Glossaries by EU Institutions and Bodies (TermCoord)
  11. Glossaries from EU Institution and Bodies (TermCoord)
  12. Glossarissimo Monolingual & Multilingual resources & terminology
  13. Green’s Dictionary of Slang
  14. Heinle’s Newbury House Dictionary of American English
  15. MacMillan Dictionary
  16. Macquarie Dictionary Australian dictionary and thesaurus (free trial)
  17. Merriam Webster
  18. NZ English to US English
  19. OneLook Dictionary for definitions, words related to words or concepts, words/phrases starting or ending with word or letters, etc.
  20. The Online Slang Dictionary
  21. Oxford English Dictionary (subscription required – can be accessed with UK library card)
  22. Oxford Reference (subscription required – can be accessed with UK library card)
  23. TheSage English Dictionary and Thesaurus (free software to download)
  24. Scottish Vernacular Dictionary
  25. a dictionary that includes a section called The Challenge to help you learn difficult words
  26. Wordnik definitions, examples ad related words
  27. WordWeb English Dictionary and Thesaurus (free and paid software to download)
  28. 3000+ Translation Glossaries List created by Inbox Translation

General Spanish

  1. Coloquialmente glosario sobre el español coloquial
  2. Diccionario Clave diccionario de uso del español actual
  3. Diccionario del Español de México
  4. Diccionario panhispánico de dudas (DPD)
  5. Dirae Diccionario inverso by the Real Academia Española
  6. DRAE Diccionario de la lengua española by the Real Academia Española
  7. Fundéu BBVA Fundación del Español Urgente (buen uso del español en los medios de comunicación)
  8. Goodrae diccionario hipertextual, lematizado y con búsqueda inversa
  9. Jergas de habla hispana

General Monolingual

  1. Duden Wörterbuch online
  2. Larousse Dictionnaire de Français

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General Multilingual

  1. abcXXL Online Dictionary be, de, en, et, fr, ga, lt, lv, pl, ru, sv, uk
  2. Academic Dictionaries and Encyclopedias searches several resources
  3. Academic Dictionaries and Encyclopedias German version of the above
  4. 28 languages
  5. Beolingus de-en-es-pt
  6. Collins Dictionaries de, en, es, fr and it
  7. Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana ca, de, en, es, fr
  8. Diccionario Argentino-Español
  9. English-German and Multilingual Dictionary
  10. Dudario General Servicio de Traducción al Español (Naciones Unidas)
  11. Catalan-Spanish and Catalan-English dictionaries and more
  12. EuroTermBank multiple languages
  13. Euskalterm Basque public term bank en-es-eu-fr
  14. Forvo pronunciation dictionary
  15. Glosbe the multilingual online dictionary
  16. Glossaries by EU Institutions and Bodies (TermCoord)
  17. Glossaries from EU Institution and Bodies (TermCoord)
  18. Glossarissimo Monolingual & Multilingual resources & terminology
  19. GlossaryLinks (TermCoord) search tool to find glossary you need from database of nearly 2,500 glossaries
  20. GoldenDict dictionary lookup program (software)
  21. Granada University en<>es Dictionary
  22. Guidelines for contractors translating into English European Commission
  23. IATE InterActive Terminology for Europe. The database can also be downloaded.
  24. Larousse Dictionnaires Bilingues fr-ar, fr-de, fr-en, fr-es, fr-it, fr-zh
  25. LDLP Dictionary ar and es, es, fr, de
  26. Le grand dictionnaire terminologique
  27. Over 80 dictionaries, several languages (subscription required, free trial available)
  28. LEO de-en, de-es, de-fr, de-it, de-pl, de-pt, de-ru, de-zh
  29. Lexicool Bilingual and multilingual dictionaries
  30. Linguatools de-cs, de-da, de-el, de-en, de-es, de-fr, de-it, de-nl, de-pl, de-pt, de-ro, de-sv
  31. Linguee
  32. Magic Search search multiple sources (dictionaries, corpora, MT engines, search engines) with one click
  33. Microsoft Language Portal
  34. Multilingual Search Interfaces for Translators
  35. Multitran ru and af, de, en, es, et, fr, it, ja, lv, nl, xal
  36. MyMemory linguistic search engine of translated segments and terminology
  37. Oxford Dictionaries (log in with UK library card for full access)
  38. Term Search
  39. Reverso Context translation in context
  40. Reverso Dictionary ar-de-en-es-fr-he-it-ja-ko-nl-pl-pt-ru-zh
  41. Spanish Central by Merriam-Webster – translation with word-by-word breakdown
  42. Spanish Translator Services Several links to glossaries & dictionaries
  43. Tatoeba collection of sentences and translations
  44. TEPA Term Bank Finnish Terminology Center TSK en, fi, sv
  45. TermCoord Glossary Links – European Parliament Terminology Coordination
  46. Termium Plus
  47. TermSciences multidisciplinary terminological portal de-en-es-fr
  48. Tradooit en-fr, en-es, es-en, es-fr, fr-en, fr-es
  49. Translators Cafe TCTerms Questions
  50. UNTERM United Nations Multilingual Terminology Database
  51. Visual Dictionary en-es-fr
  52. Wiktionary
  53. WIPO Pearl WIPO’s multilingual terminology portal
  54. Word Hippo several languages, plus similar, opposite & rhyming words, etc.
  55. Word Magic es-en only
  56. Word Reference
  57. WordFinder (subscription required to access 120 dictionaries in 15 languages)
  58. Wörterbuchnetz
  59. Woxikon Multilingual dictionary & synonym database (8 European languages)


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  1. Art & Architecture Thesaurus Online The Getty Research Institute
  2. Art and Popular Culture Encyclopaedia
  3. Art in Translation translated articles on Taylor & Francis Online
  4. CAMEO Conservation & Art Materials Encyclopedia Online – Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  5. Getty Search Gateway
  6. Glosario Gráfico es-ca-en-fr-it-pt
  7. Google Cultural Institute
  8. MetPublications The Metropolitan Museum of Art
  9. WikiArt the encyclopedia of painting

Business & Trade

  1. Business Dictionary
  2. Glossary of Trade Terms by Strong & Herd

Construction & Architecture

  1. About Dams The British Dam Society
  2. Art & Architecture Thesaurus Online The Getty Research Instit
  3. Carreteros detailed info on roads in Spanish
  4. Construpedia includes ca-es-en dictionary
  5. Diccionario de Arquitectura y Construcción
  6. Dictionary of Construction
  7. Dictionary of Military Architecture
  8. Glosario para Ingenieros Civiles es-en
  9. The Great Buildings Collection
  10. Infomine Mining dictionary, several languages
  11. Mortar and ETICS Dictionary several languages
  12. Paving Expert A Guide to Paving, Drainage & Hard-Landscaping
  13. Términos de Carreteras es only
  14. Water & Wastewater Treatment Technology lessons by Rosa-lee Cooke


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  1. Glosario de Educación Física
  2. Glosario de Pedagogía


Environment & Earth Science

  1. Climate Change Glossary ca-gl-es-en-it-fr-ro-pt
  2. Earth and Environment Glossaries
  3. Environmental Terminology and Discovery Service European Environment Agency (28 languages)
  4. GEMET Thesaurus General Multilingual Environmental Thesaurus
  5. Geology Dictionary and Earth Science Terms and Definitions
  6. Glosario de Geología RACEFN
  7. Glosario de GreenFacts es-en/fr
  8. Partial Glossary of Spanish Geological Terms by US Department of the Interior
  9. Soil Mechanics
  10. Vocabulario Forestal gl-es-en
  11. World Reference Base for Soil Resources


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Fashion & Textiles

  1. Fabric Dictionary
  2. Glossary of Pattern Design by Artlandia
  3. Stofflexikon
  4. The Vogue Fashion Glossary A-Z


  1. Deloitte’s IAS Plus website
  2. Diccionario Económico es only
  3. Dictionary of Banking (UBS) en-de-fr-it
  4. Financial Times Lexicon
  5. Glossary of Economics and Trade (Babel Linguistics Inc) en-es
  6. Glossary of Stock Market Terms (Nasdaq)
  7. IFRS Glossary International Financial Reporting Standards
  8. IMF (International Monetary Fund) glossaries: en and ar, de, es, fr, ja, pt, ru, zh
  9. Investopedia en only
  10. LinguaFin multilingual financial termbase (subscription only)
  11. Money Terms: investment & finance explained
  12. World Bank Glossary en-es, es-en (PDF)
  13. World Bank Glossary en-fr, fr-en (PDF)


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Food & Agriculture

  1. AGROVOC multilingual agricultural thesaurus of the UN’s FAO
  2. Diccionario Culinario
  3. Dictionary of dressings and sauces
  4. EFSA Glossary European Food Safety Authority

Health & Medical

  1. Common Medical Abbreviations and Acronymns List
  2. MedTerms Medical Dictionary
  3. Wordscope Health

Humanities and Social Sciences

  1. Glosario de Psicología
  2. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
  3. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
  4. Términos Estadísticos

Information Technology

  1. Microsoft Terminology Search multiple languages
  2. Technopedia technology dictionary (comprehensive computer dictionary)
  3. Webopedia online computer and Internet terms dictionary
  4. IT encyclopedia


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Insurance & Real Estate

  1. Diccionario Mapfre de Seguros es-en
  2. Glossary of Insurance and Risk Management Terms
  3. Lloyd’s Glossary of insurance-related terms
  4. Real Estate Glossary


  1. Definición Legal
  2. Enciclopedia jurídica
  3. EUR-Lex Access to European Union Law
  4. Law Insider contract database and search engine
  5. Summaries of EU Legislation
  6. Wordscope Legal



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Renewable Energy

  1. British Photovoltaic Association (BPVA) Glossary
  2. Solar PV Glossary by In Balance Energy
  3. Vocabulario Técnico de Energías Renovables (PDF) en-es


  1. A to Z of Football and Soccer Terms Aford Awards
  2. Cycling Glossary: The Language of Our Sport Finish Line
  3. Glosario de fútbol
  4. Glosario de términos futbolísticos El Futbolín
  5. Glosario de términos futbolísticos usados en América
  6. Glossary of Cycling Terms Century Cycles


  1. Diccionario de la Real Academia de Ingeniería
  2. Diccionario del Agua Aguamarket
  3. Diccionario politécnico de las lenguas española e inglesa, Volume 1
  4. Diccionario técnico: inglés-español
  5. DIN-TERM Online de-en-fr-pl
  6. Electropedia: The World’s Online Electrotechnical Vocabulary – several languages
  7. Engineering Definitions by EPC Engineer
  8. Glosario de Términos de la Industria Metalgráfica El Mundo de la Lata es-es
  9. Glossary of Automotive Terminology en-es by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
  10. HVAC Dictionary several languages
  11. HVAC Glossary of Terms
  12. Indoor Air Quality Glossary
  13. Industry Terms by EIC (Energy Industries Council)
  14. International System of Units NIST reference
  15. OBP Online Browsing Platform of ISO standards
  16. Pulp and Paper Dictionary
  17. Terminologia UPCTERM ca-en-es-fr
  18. Terminology of Telecommunications including links to other useful resources
  19. Términos en la Industria Metalgráfica by El Mundo de la Lata en-es
  20. Términos en la Industria Metalgráfica by El Mundo de la Lata es-en


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Tourism & Travel

  1. Hotel Revenue Glossary of Terms
  2. Hotel Revenue Management Glossary
  3. Revenue Management Terms
  4. Wordscope Travel

Translation Studies

  1. EST Translation Studies Glossary
  2. Translation research terms: A tentative glossary for moments of perplexity and dispute by Anthony Pym


  1. Diccionario del Vino La Vinoteca
  2. The Super Gigantic Y2K Winegrape Glossary Anthony J. Hawkins on Wine Lovers
  3. Wine Glossary Wine and Moore
  4. Wine Glossary of Terms The Wine Cellar Insider

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  1. Collocations Dictionary
  2. DiCE Diccionario de Colocaciones del Español
  3. Dictionnaire des Collocations
  4. Dictionnaire des Cooccurrences
  5. Online Collocation Dictionary
  6. Ozdic collocation dictionary


  1. A Collection of English Corpora
  2. AntConc freeware corpus analysis toolkit for concordancing and text analysis by Laurence Anthony
  3. BootCaT Bootstrap Corpora and Terms from the Web
  4. British National Corpus
  5. British Parliament (Hansard) Corpus
  6. BYU-BNC British National Corpus
  7. BYU Wikipedia Corpus YouTube Overview of this corpus
  8. COCA The Corpus of Contemporary American English
  9. COHA The Corpus of Historical American English
  10. CORDE Corpus Diacrónico del Español by the Real Academia Española
  11. Corpus.BYU.EDU Corpora created by Mark Davies, BYU
  12. Corpus of Canadian English (Strathy)
  13. Corpus del español siglos XIII-XX
  14. Corpus del español del siglo XXI
  15. CREA Corpus de Referencia del Español Actual by the Real Academia Española
  16. GloWbe Corpus of Global Web-based English
  17. Google Books American, British and Spanish
  18. Google Books Ngram Viewer displays graph showing how phrases have occurred in a corpus of books
  19. Google Scholar
  20. IntelliText Intelligent Tools for Creating and Analysing Electronic Text Corpora for Humanities Research by CTS (University of Leeds)
  21. International Corpus of English
  22. OPUS open source parallel corpus
  23. PERC Corpus Online academic journal texts compiled as part of Professional English Research Consortium project
  24. The Sketch Engine – Corpus Query System (subscription required)
  25. Springer Exemplar discover how a particular term or phrase is used in scientific literature
  26. TIME Magazine corpus 1923-2006
  27. WebCorp

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Digital Journals

  1. AERA Open American Educational Research Association – articles on education
  2. DOAJ Directory of Open Access Journals – an online directory
  3. Google Scholar
  4. JoSTrans The Journal of Specialised Translation
  5. JSTOR Journal Storage, a digital library (subscription required to access most content)
  6. Redalyc Red de Revistas Científicas de América Latina y el Caribe, España y Portugal
  7. SAGE Open articles on social and behavioural sciences and humanities
  8. Springer journals, books, series, protocols and reference works
  9. Taylor & Francis Online includes Routledge (advanced search & often pay per article)
  10. Translation a transdisciplinary journal (subscription required)

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Digital Libraries

  1. free access to books and information on the Web
  2. Biblioteca Digital Hispánica Biblioteca Nacional de España
  3. COPAC UK and Irish academic, national and specialist library catalogues
  4. The European Library
  5. Google Books
  6. HathiTrust Digital Library a partnership of academic and research institutions
  7. Internet Archive non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, etc.
  8. Issuu digital publishing platform for magazines, catalogues, newspapers and other publications
  9. Media History Digital Library
  10. ResearchGate
  11. Scribd e-books, audiobooks, comics and documents (subscription required; 30-day free trial)
  12. Virtual Library of Musicology

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  1. Academic Dictionaries and Encyclopedias searches several resources
  2. Academic Dictionaries and Encyclopedias German version of the above
  3. Encyclopaedia Britannica (subscription required – can be accessed with UK library card)
  4. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
  5. Larousse Encylopédie
  6. The Literary Encyclopedia repository of reference work on literature, history and culture (subscription required)
  7. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy


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 Style Guides

  1. The ACS Style Guide (pay to view)
  2. APA Style American Psychological Association
  3. Apple Style Guide
  4. The Associated Press (AP) Stylebook
  5. The ATA Chronicle Style Guide
  6. BBC News Style Guide links to a page where you can download a Word copy (PDF copy link)
  7. Bristol University
  8. The California State University Branding Standards Guide
  9. The Canadian Style
  10. Chicago Manual of Style
  11. Cite It In generates citations for APA, MLA and Chicago systems
  12. Disability Language Style Guide National Center on Disability and Journalism
  13. EASE Guidelines for Authors and Translators of Scientific Articles to be Published in English free PDFs in multiple languages
  14. The Economist Style Guide
  15. English Style Guide – European Commission A handbook for authors and translators
  16. Eurofound Style Guide European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
  17. European Union Interinstitutional Style Guide
  18. Government Digital Service Style Guide for all content published on GOV.UK
  19. GPO Style Manual United States Government Publishing Office
  20. Guardian and Observer Style Guide
  21. Guidelines for Nonhandicapping Language in APA Journals
  22. Harvard Citations Skills@Library – Leeds University
  23. Harvard Referencing System Staffordshire University (PDF downloads)
  24. Harvard System Anglia Ruskin University (includes PDF download)
  25. Harvard style reference lists and bibliographies Skills@Library – Leeds University
  26. Microsoft Writing Style Guide
  27. MLA Formatting and Style Guide Purdue University
  28. National Geographic Style Manual
  29. Plain Language Commission
  30. The Reuters Style Guide
  31. The Savvy Newcomer Style Guide
  32. SYbIL Style Guide Spanish Yearbook of International Law
  33. Talking about Disability – A Style Guide Buckinghamshire Disability Service
  34. Tameri Guide for Writers Stylebook US usage
  35. Telegraph Style Book
  36. Twentieth Century British History Oxford Journals
  37. United Nations Editorial Manual Online
  38. University of Cambridge Editorial Style Guide
  39. University of Oxford Style Guide
  40. University of Technology Sydney Publications Style Guide
  41. V&A Style Guide for Gallery Texts
  42. Vancouver Citing and Referencing Style Imperial College
  43. Wikipedia Manual of Style
  44. World Bank Editorial Style Guide
  45. World Bank Translation Style Guide
  46. The Yahoo! Style Guide

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  1. provides list of opposites for English words
  2. Collins Thesaurus
  3. Diccionario de sinónimos en español
  4. Diccionario de Sinónimos y Antónimos
  5. Diccionario de sinónimos y antónimos WordReference
  6. Diccionario de sinónimos y antónimos Busca Palabra
  7. Ideas Afines ideas, palabras, conceptos y términos relacionados
  8. OneLook Thesaurus and Reverse Dictionary
  9. Power Thesaurus crowdsourced thesaurus built by a community of writers
  10. Rhyme Zone for rhymes, synonyms, definitions, etc.
  11. TheSage English Dictionary and Thesaurus (free software to download)
  13. Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus
  14. UNBIS Thesaurus United Nations Bibliographical Information System
  15. UNESCO Thesaurus English, French, Russian and Spanish
  16. Urban Thesaurus
  17. UK Archival Thesaurus
  18. Word Hippo similar or opposite words
  19. WordWeb English Dictionary and Thesaurus (free and paid software to download)


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  1. Claire’s Clear Writing Tips European Commission
  2. FocusWriter a distraction-free writing environment
  3. Ginger writing app with grammar checker, dictionary and translation tool
  4. Glossary of Writing Terms and Definitions
  5. Grammarly online proofreading tool that checks grammar, punctuation and style
  6. Guide to Punctuation University of Sussex
  7. Guidelines for contractors translating into English European Commission Translation Resources
  8. Hemingway Editor ($19.99)
  9. Improve Your Writing University of Bristol
  10. Language Tool grammar, spelling and style software for over 20 languages
  11. Misused English Words and Expression in EU Publications Translation Directorate
  12. PerfectIt Proofreading Software for Professionals (free 30-day trial; cost: $99)
  13. ProWritingAid improve readability and eliminate errors (free version or cost from $40/year)
  14. Readability Checker the tool checks writing against the Flesch-Kincaid reading ease score, the Gunning Fog score and the SMOG index
  15. for measuring and improving readability of documents or websites (from $3 per month)
  16. Repetition Detector detects repetitions in texts; software in en and fr but works with da, de, es, fi, is, it, nl, no, pt, sv (free 30-day trial; cost: $7.40)
  17. Stilus spelling and grammar checker for Spanish (free trial; cost from €29.95/year)
  18. Writemonkey a stripped-down writing application so you can cocnentrate on your thoughts
  19. The Writer’s Diet tool to discover whether your writing is flabby or fit
  20. Writer’s Digest write better, get published
  21. Writers Online advice, competitions, courses, etc.

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Other Word Tools

  1. Acronym Finder
  2. Answer the Public free visual keyword research tool
  3. Diatopix shows graphic distribution of words, terms and expressions
  4. How Many Syllables
  5. Said What? over 22,000 quotes and proverbs
  6. Title Case Converter
  7. search for words beginning or ending with a specific letter
  8. Word Unscrambler unscramble letters, scrabble calculator, anagram solver, find words that start or end with certain letters
  9. Word Unscrambler/Anagram Solver/Random Word Generator

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hourglass-972324_1280Other Links of Interest

  1. Adzuna job search engine & ValueMyCV
  2. Alt Codes list of Alt key codes, symbols and characters
  3. BuzzSumo analyses content to see what performs best for any topic or competitor
  4. Camtasia computer screen recorder and video editor
  5. Canva design program
  6. Committee on Publication Ethics COPE
  7. Copyscape plagiarism checker
  8. VPN (Virtual Private Network)
  9. Forebears search for genealogical records and meanings & distribution of surnames
  10. Internet Movie Database IMDb
  11. ISO Language Codes
  12. Keyboard shortcuts in Windows
  13. LibreOffice free open-source office suite
  14. Mouse Without Borders for controlling up to 4 computers with one mouse and keyboard
  15. Netflix for films and TV programmes
  16. Pensions European Commission’s information page on pensions
  17. Ratatype learn touch typing
  18. Summary of Intellectual Property Rights The UK Copyright Service
  19. Unicode character table
  20. WeTransfer for sending large files
  21. Winamp free media and audio player
  22. Windows – Alt Key Codes
  23. Xenu’s Link Sleuth find broken links on websites

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CAT Tools & Translation Environments

  1. Déjà Vu
  2. KantanMT
  3. Lilt
  4. MateCat
  5. memoQ
  6. Memsource
  7. Mojito automation platform for continuous localisation
  8. Okapi Framework
  9. OmegaT
  10. SDL Language Cloud Machine Translation
  11. SDL Trados
  12. Slate
  13. Smartcat
  14. Transit NXT
  15. Translate5 open-source translation, review and post-editing system
  16. Wordfast

Email Service Providers

  1. FastMail
  2. Mailbox
  3. Posteo
  4. ProtonMail


  1. Cookiebot
  2. Cookiechecker
  3. Ghostery helps you monitor and control trackers on websites
  4. ICO – Information Commissioner’s Office
  5. Webbkoll

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  1. Interpreter’s Help glossary and assignment management
  2. Intragloss glossary-building tool
  3. Speechpool speeches to help interpreters practise


  1. BuyMeOnce a site combating our throwaway culture with info on products built to last
  2. helps you calculate when you should go to bed based on 90-min sleep cycle & average time to fall asleep of 15 mins
  3. The Minimalists a site for clearing the physical and emotional clutter from our lives
  4. Workrave program that can help prevent RSI by telling you when to have a break
  5. Zero Waste Home Office tips to refuse, reduce, reuse, recycle and rot

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Machine Translation

  1. Bing Microsoft Translator
  2. DeepL Translator
  3. Google Translate
  4. Moses statistical MT system
  5. MyMemory


Money Management & Invoicing

  1. Calculadora Freelance work out how much you should charge per hour (in Spanish)
  2. FeeWizard Online for converting rates from one calculation method to another by Alessandra Muzzi
  3. FreeAgent accounting software for small businesses and freelancers (cost from £19/month)
  4. KashFlow accounting software (free 14-day trial; cost from £7 + VAT/month)
  5. for translation job management, invoicing, creating quotes, outsourcing, supplier and client management and expenses tracking (free 30-day trial; cost from €9/month)
  6. PractiCount & Invoice word and line counting and invoicing program (free 15-day trial; cost from $59.95)
  7. Revolut digital banking alternative providing a mobile-based current account
  8. Translation Office 3000 translation management system (free 30-day trial; cost from €79)
  9. Xero accounting software and online bookkeeping (free 15-day trial; cost from £9/month)
  10. You Need A Budget (YNAB) software to help you manage your money (free 34-day trial; cost: $5/month or $50/year)

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MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)

  1. Canvas Network
  2. Coursera
  3. edX
  4. FUN.MOOC courses in French
  5. FutureLearn
  6. Harvard Online Learning
  7. Khan Academy
  8. MIT OpenCourseWare (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  9. MOOC list
  10. NovoEd
  11. Open Colleges (Australia)
  12. Open2Study
  13. OpenLearn The Open University (UK)
  14. Udacity

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Music & Background Sounds

  1. 24 hours of “Happy” by Pharrell Williams
  2. (free trial)
  3. Calmy Leon relaxing music and sounds
  4. Coffitivity background coffee-shop noise to aid creativity
  5. Focus@Will specially sequenced background music to increase your attention span (15-day free trial; from $6.25 per month)
  6. myNoise customisable soundscape website to aid concentration
  7. Noisli ambient sounds (e.g. rain, seaside, train, coffee shop & white noise), plus timer and distraction-free text editor
  8. Radio Garden live radio around the world
  9. white rain noise
  10. Spotify (free with ads; premium from £9.99 per month)


  1. ABYZ News Links
  2. Full Fact UK’s independent factchecking charity
  3. Hoax Slayer fact-checking site
  4. Nuzzel news feed based on what your connections are reading on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook
  5. Our World in Data research and data visualisation of worldwide human civilisation
  6. Pro-Truth Pledge pledge to fact check before sharing & honour the truth
  7. Snopes fact-checking site

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  1. Can Stock Photo royalty-free stock photographs (cost from $9 for 12 credits)
  2. Creative Commons
  3. Flickr
  4. Fotosearch royalty-free stock photographs (cost from $3-12 per value image; credits and subscriptions also available)
  5. GoGraph: Stock Photography (cost $3-8 per photo; credits and subscriptions also available)
  6. Gratisography free photos by Ryan McGuire
  7. New Old Stock vintage photos free of known copyright restrictions
  8. Pexels free stock photos
  9. Picjumbo free photos
  10. Pixabay free high-quality images
  11. SplitShire free stock photography
  12. Unsplash free high-resolution photos

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  1. Moo for business cards, flyers, greeting cards, etc.
  2. for business cards, flyers, greeting cards, etc.
  3. Vistaprint for business cards, flyers, greeting cards, etc.

Productivity, Project & Time Management

  1. Acuity free basic appointment scheduler
  2. Asana for teams to track their work (basic is free; premium $9.99 per month)
  3. BaccS project management software for translators available in several languages ($75)
  4. Best Productivity Apps and Tools Open Colleges
  5. Bloglovin’ tool for managing blog feeds
  6. Calendly for scheduling meetings
  7. Doodle for deciding on dates, places. etc., using polls
  8. Pomodoro, countdown, etc.
  9. Evernote for collecting and sharing ideas
  10. Focus Booster time tracker for productivity with pomodoro timer (free 30-day trial; cost from $3/month)
  11. Getting Things Done a method to help you gain control of your life
  12. Insightly CRM and project management (free option)
  13. KanbanFlow project management with real-time team collaboration & Pomodoro time tracking (free option)
  14. for translation job management, invoicing, creating quotes, outsourcing, supplier and client management and expenses tracking (free 30-day trial; cost from €9/month)
  15. Marinara Timer Pomodoro, custom timer, kitchen timer
  16. MindReader for Outlook email assistance (free 10-day trial)
  17. Podio customisable work management (cost from $9/month)
  18. Remember the Milk to-do app for busy people (pro version costs $39.99/year)
  19. RescueTime time management tracker app (free and premium versions)
  20. Timesheet by LlamaLab for tracking work time and documenting projects
  21. Todoist (basic app is free; premium £27.99 per person)
  22. Toggl time tracker (free 30-day trial; cost from $10/month)
  23. Tomato Timer Pomodoro
  24. Trello project management app
  25. helps clean inbox by identifying subscription emails
  26. Wunderlist for creating to-do lists (basic app is free; pro $4.99 per month)
  27. Zoho operating system for business (free option)

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Search Engines

  1. AOL Search
  3. Bing
  4. Blog Search Engine
  5. BoardReader search engine for discussion forums and bulletin boards
  6. Dogpile metasearch engine
  7. DuckDuckGo keeps your search history private
  8. Ecosia the profit Ecosia makes from searches is used to plant trees where needed most
  9. Good Gopher search engine for independent news and information
  10. Google
  11. Listen Notes podcast search engine
  12. Musipedia the Open Music Encyclopedia
  13. Omgili for discussions, news stories and blog posts
  14. Picsearch searchable index of images
  15. Pipl people search engine
  16. StartPage Google search results with complete privacy protection
  17. TinEye reverse image search
  18. Yahoo

Social Media

  1. Buffer for sharing on social media
  2. Hootsuite social media management dashboard
  3. Sumo social share buttons and website traffic tools (free version; pro version from $29 per month)
  4. TweetDeck for managing Twitter accounts

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Speech Recognition & Text-to-Speech Software

  1. Dragon NaturallySpeaking speech recognition & text-to-speech software
  2. Natural Reader free text-to-speech reader
  3. TextAloud text-to-speech software for Windows

Sport & Exercise

  1. Breeze Rides HSBC UK organised bike rides for women
  2. Get Britain Standing information on how to stop sitting all day
  3. Great Run Local 2km and 5km on Sundays
  4. Parkrun 5km runs organised every Saturday at 9.00 a.m.
  5. Vegan Runners UK

Translation-related Tools & Links

  1. CodeZapper removes unwanted tags from Word documents before processing in a CAT (€20)
  2. Dictionary and Reference Board on
  3. Easy Word Count for counting words and characters
  4. Glossary of subtitling terminology
  5. HTTrack Website Copier for extracting website content (free)
  6. IntelliWebSearch searches in search engines, online dictionaries & encyclopedias (two-month free trial; cost from €25 for 12 months)
  7. Olifant helps create and maintain translation memories (TMs)
  8. TerminoTrad includes Lazyterm, Translation Memories, Serendipity and much more by Roger McKeon
  9. TextExpander for inserting snippets of text from emails, boilerplate and other content
  10. Translation Commons knowledge-sharing, free tools, resources and community initiatives
  11. TransTools removes tags from Word docs before using CATs and has other tools (also for Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, AutoCAD)

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Travelling & Holidays

  1. BorrowMyDoggy for walks, weekends and holidays
  2. DogBuddy find a dog sitter for boarding, day care or walks in the UK
  3. Fly Me Anywhere
  4. HouseMyDog dog boarding, sitting and walking in the UK
  5. TrustedHousesitters find someone to look after your house and pets whle you’re away, worldwide

World Time

  1. Time Converter, World Clock, Time Zone Map
  2. World Clock, Time Zones, Calendar, etc.
  3. World Time Zone Map

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6 thoughts on “Useful Links

  1. I checked out your expansive list and found Linguee the most useful for my languages (CH, KO, EN). I recommended it to my colleagues. Thank you so much for sharing!

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