Useful Links

Eiffel 2On this page I have 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 is of interest from a professional point of view.

Listed first are General Monolingual and General Multilingual resources. These are followed by links divided into more specific categories starting with Art (next to the pencils photo) and including Construction and Architecture, Environment and Earth Science,  Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Technical, Tourism and Travel, etc.

From the photo of a woman writing I’ve provided links to help improve how we write (Collocations, Corpora, Digital Journals, Digital Libraries, EncyclopaediasStyle Guides, Thesauri, Writing and Other Word Tools.

Next is a section of Other Links of Interest (beginning next to the egg timer photo), including sections on Interpreting, Lifestyle, where to find free MOOCs, Photos, help with Money ManagementProductivity and Time Management and links for Business Cards, Search Engines, Social Media and World Time zones.

As I translate from Spanish into English, there’s a heavy bias towards resources for that language pair in the sections listing links to help with translating, although I hope colleagues working from and into other languages will also find them useful.

This page is a work in progress and I will 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 have 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. And 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 August 2017.

General Monolingual

  1. The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language
  2. Collins English Dictionary British and American English
  3. Coloquialmente glosario sobre el español coloquial
  4. Diccionario Clave diccionario de uso del español actual
  5. Diccionario panhispánico de dudas (DPD)
  6. Dictionary.com
  7. Dirae Diccionario inverso by the Real Academia Española
  8. DRAE Diccionario de la lengua española by the Real Academia Española
  9. Duden Wörterbuch online
  10. Fine Dictionary definitions from 4 dictionaries, example sentences, facts, quotations, idioms, etc.
  11. The Free Dictionary
  12. Fundéu BBVA Fundación del Español Urgente (buen uso del español en los medios de comunicación)
  13. Glossaries by EU Institutions and Bodies (TermCoord)
  14. Glossaries from EU Institution and Bodies (TermCoord)
  15. Glossarissimo Monolingual & Multilingual resources & terminology
  16. Goodrae diccionario hipertextual, lematizado y con búsqueda inversa
  17. Jergas de habla hispana
  18. Larousse Dictionnaire de Français
  19. Macquarie Dictionary Australian dictionary and thesaurus (free trial)
  20. Merriam Webster
  21. OneLook Dictionary
  22. The Online Slang Dictionary
  23. Oxford English Dictionary (subscription required – can be accessed with UK library card)
  24. Oxford Reference (subscription required – can be accessed with UK library card)
  25. TheSage English Dictionary and Thesaurus (free software to download)
  26. Vocabulary.com a dictionary that includes a section called The Challenge to help you learn difficult words
  27. Wordnik definitions, examples ad related words
  28. WordWeb English Dictionary and Thesaurus (free and paid software to download)
  29. 3000+ Translation Glossaries List created by Inbox Translation

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

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pexels-photoArt

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

Business and Trade

  1. Business Dictionary
  2. Common export and shipping abbreviations by Croner
  3. Glossary of Trade Terms by Strong & Herd

Construction and Architecture

  1. About Dams The British Dam Society
  2. Carreteros detailed info on roads in Spanish
  3. Construpedia includes ca-es-en dictionary
  4. Diccionario de Arquitectura y Construcción
  5. Dictionary of Construction
  6. Dictionary of Military Architecture
  7. Glosario para Ingenieros Civiles es-en
  8. Glossary of Roofing Terms
  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
  15. Wikivia: la enciclopedia de la carretera

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Environment and 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. Glossary of Soil Terms
  9. Partial Glossary of Spanish Geological Terms by US Department of the Interior
  10. Soil Mechanics
  11. Vocabulario Forestal gl-es-en
  12. World Reference Base for Soil Resources

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Fashion and Textiles

  1. Glossary of Pattern Design by Artlandia
  2. Online Textile Dictionary several languages

Finance

  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. Glossary on Trade Financing Terms of International Trade Centre (ITC) – en-fr-es
  8. IFRS Glossary International Financial Reporting Standards
  9. IMF (International Monetary Fund) glossaries: en and ar, de, es, fr, ja, pt, ru, zh
  10. Investopedia en only
  11. LinguaFin multilingual financial termbase (subscription only)
  12. Money Terms: investment & finance explained
  13. World Bank Glossary en-es, es-en (PDF)
  14. World Bank Glossary en-fr, fr-en (PDF)

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Food and Agriculture

  1. AGROVOC multilingual agricultural thesaurus of the UN’s FAO
  2. EFSA Glossary European Food Safety Authority

Health

  1. Wordscope Health

Information Technology

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

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Insurance and 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

Legal

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

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Renewable Energy

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

Technical

  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. Electrician Certification Glossary of Terms en-es
  7. Electropedia: The World’s Online Electrotechnical Vocabulary – several languages
  8. Engineering Definitions by EPC Engineer
  9. Glosario de Términos de la Industria Metalgráfica El Mundo de la Lata es-es
  10. Glossary of Automotive Terminology en-es by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
  11. HVAC Dictionary several languages
  12. HVAC Glossary of Terms
  13. Indoor Air Quality Glossary
  14. Industry Terms by EIC (Energy Industries Council)
  15. International System of Units NIST reference
  16. OBP Online Browsing Platform of ISO standards
  17. Pulp and Paper Dictionary
  18. Terminologia UPCTERM ca-en-es-fr
  19. Terminology of Telecommunications including links to other useful resources
  20. Términos en la Industria Metalgráfica by El Mundo de la Lata en-es
  21. Términos en la Industria Metalgráfica by El Mundo de la Lata es-en

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Sport

  1. Cycling Glossary: The Language of Our Sport Finish Line
  2. Glossary of Cycling Terms Century Cycles

Tourism and 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. MonAKO Glossary Definitions of central concepts in translation studies and possible definitions in en-de-fi-fr-sv
  3. Translation research terms: A tentative glossary for moments of perplexity and dispute by Anthony Pym

Wine

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

 

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pen-writing-notes-studyingCollocations

  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

Corpora 

  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. PERC Corpus Online academic journal texts compiled as part of Professional English Research Consortium project
  23. The Sketch Engine – Corpus Query System (subscription required)
  24. Springer Exemplar discover how a particular term or phrase is used in scientific literature
  25. TIME Magazine corpus 1923-2006
  26. 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. Bartleby.com 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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Encyclopaedias

  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. Larousse Encylopédie
  5. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

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 Style Guides

  1. Academic Writing Style Birmingham City University
  2. Academic Writing Style Monash University
  3. The ACS Style Guide (pay to view)
  4. APA Style
  5. Apple Style Guide
  6. The Associated Press (AP) Stylebook
  7. BBC News Style Guide links to a page where you can download a Word copy (PDF copy link)
  8. Bristol University
  9. The California State University Branding Standards Guide
  10. The Canadian Style
  11. Chicago Manual of Style
  12. Cite It In generates citations for APA, MLA and Chicago systems
  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. Harvard Citations Skills@Library – Leeds University
  22. Harvard Referencing System Staffordshire University (PDF downloads)
  23. Harvard System Anglia Ruskin University (includes PDF download)
  24. Harvard style reference lists and bibliographies Skills@Library – Leeds University
  25. Microsoft Style Guides available in multiple languages for download
  26. MLA Formatting and Style Guide Purdue University
  27. National Geographic Style Manual
  28. Online Stylebooks search entries in several stylebooks
  29. Plain Language Commission
  30. The Reuters Style Guide
  31. SYbIL Style Guide Spanish Yearbook of International Law
  32. Tameri Guide for Writers Stylebook US usage
  33. Telegraph Style Book
  34. Twentieth Century British History Oxford Journals
  35. United Nations Editorial Manual Online
  36. University of Oxford Style Guide
  37. University of Technology Sydney Publications Style Guide
  38. V&A Style Guide for Gallery Texts
  39. Vancouver Citing and Referencing Style Imperial College
  40. Wikipedia Manual of Style
  41. World Bank Translation Style Guide
  42. The Yahoo! Style Guide

 

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Thesauri

  1. Babylon Thesaurus
  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. Power Thesaurus crowdsourced thesaurus built by a community of writers
  9. Rhyme Zone for rhymes, synonyms, definitions, etc.
  10. TheSage English Dictionary and Thesaurus (free software to download)
  11. Thesaurus.com
  12. Thinkmap Visual Thesaurus
  13. UNBIS Thesaurus United Nations Bibliographical Information System
  14. UNESCO Thesaurus English, French, Russian and Spanish
  15. Urban Thesaurus
  16. UK Archival Thesaurus
  17. Word Hippo similar or opposite words
  18. WordWeb English Dictionary and Thesaurus (free and paid software to download)

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Writing

  1. Claire’s Clear Writing Tips European Commission
  2. Ginger writing app with grammar checker, dictionary and translation tool
  3. Glossary of Writing Terms and Definitions
  4. Grammarly online proofreading tool that checks grammar, punctuation and style
  5. Guide to Punctuation University of Sussex
  6. Guidelines for contractors translating into English European Commission Translation Resources
  7. Hemingway Editor ($19.99)
  8. Improve Your Writing University of Bristol
  9. Language Tool grammar, spelling and style software for over 20 languages
  10. Misused English Words and Expression in EU Publications Translation Directorate
  11. PerfectIt Proofreading Software for Professionals (free 30-day trial; cost: $99)
  12. ProWritingAid improve readability and eliminate errors (free version or cost from $40/year)
  13. Readability Checker the tool checks writing against the Flesch-Kincaid reading ease score, the Gunning Fog score and the SMOG index
  14. Readable.io for measuring and improving readability of documents or websites (from $3 per month)
  15. 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)
  16. Stilus spelling and grammar checker for Spanish (free trial; cost from €29.95/year)
  17. The Writer’s Diet tool to discover whether your writing is flabby or fit

 

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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. WordbyLetter.com search for words beginning or ending with a specific letter

hourglass-972324_1280Other Links of Interest

  1. ABYZ News Links
  2. Alt Codes list of Alt key codes, symbols and characters
  3. Camtasia computer screen recorder and video editor
  4. Canva design program
  5. Committee on Publication Ethics COPE
  6. Copyscape plagiarism checker
  7. Dictionary and Reference Board on ProZ.com
  8. Easy Word Count for counting words and characters
  9. Forebears search for genealogical records and meanings & distribution of surnames
  10. The Global Vote anyone from anywhere can now vote in an election in any country worldwide
  11. HTTrack Website Copier for extracting website content (free)
  12. IntelliWebSearch searches in search engines, online dictionaries & encyclopedias (two-month free trial; cost from €25 for 12 months)
  13. Internet Movie Database IMDb
  14. ISO Language Codes
  15. Language Database by Herman Boel
  16. Natural Reader free text to speech reader
  17. Netflix for films and TV programmes
  18. Our World in Data research and data visualisation of worldwide human civilisation
  19. Pensions European Commission’s information page on pensions
  20. Ratatype learn touch typing
  21. Summary of Intellectual Property Rights The UK Copyright Service
  22. TerminoTrad includes Lazyterm, Translation Memories, Serendipity and much more by Roger McKeon
  23. Unicode character table
  24. WeTransfer for sending large files
  25. Windows – Alt Key Codes
  26. Xenu’s Link Sleuth find broken links on websites

 

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Interpreting

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

Lifestyle

  1. BuyMeOnce a site combating our throwaway culture with info on products built to last
  2. Sleepyti.me 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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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. PractiCount & Invoice word and line counting and invoicing program (free 15-day trial; cost from $59.95)
  6. Translation Office 3000 translation management system (free 30-day trial; cost from €79)
  7. Xero accounting software and online bookkeeping (free 15-day trial; cost from £9/month)
  8. You Need A Budget (YNAB) software to help you manage your money (free 34-day trial; cost: $5/month or $50/year)

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 and Background Sounds

  1. 24 hours of “Happy” by Pharrell Williams
  2. Brain.fm (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. Radio Garden live radio around the world
  8. Rain.today white rain noise
  9. Spotify (free with ads; premium from £9.99 per month)

Photos

  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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Printing

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

Productivity, Project & Time Management

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

 

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Search Engines

  1. AOL Search
  2. Ask.com
  3. Audiosear.ch search engine for podcasts
  4. Bing
  5. Blog Search Engine
  6. BoardReader search engine for discussion forums and bulletin boards
  7. Dogpile metasearch engine
  8. Good Gopher search engine for independent news and information
  9. Google
  10. Musipedia the Open Music Encyclopedia
  11. Omgili for discussions, news stories and blog posts
  12. Picsearch searchable index of images
  13. Pipl people search engine
  14. StartPage Google search results with complete privacy protection
  15. TinEye reverse image search
  16. 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

World Time

  1. localtimes.com Time Converter, World Clock, Time Zone Map
  2. timeanddate.com World Clock, Time Zones, Calendar, etc.
  3. worldtimezone.com World Time Zone Map

 

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20 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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