Wordfast Live Online Training Sessions

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Wordfast Online Training Events

Do you need to know more about how to use Wordfast efficiently, and how to get the most out of its diverse preferences? We are organizing online training events on Wordfast to help ‪translators‬ explore its hidden worlds. By virtue of being online, you can attend these training sessions from anywhere.

Check wordfast.com/support_training to learn more about Wordfast training, or sign up to receive notifications about future training opportunities.

Attending Wordfast training events does NOT require owning a Wordfast license beforehand.

Wordfast Pro 5 Beginner's Course — 22 and 24 May 2018, 6:00-8:00 PM AEST (GMT+10)

Online course, consisting of self-paced content and 2 live sessions that will be recorded and accessible afterwards (total duration: approx. 6 hours).


This training – organized in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Interpreters and Translators (AUSIT) – is devoted to setting up and using the general features of Wordfast Pro 5. A workflow approach from translation quoting to delivery will be used and practical exercises will focus on creating and using glossaries and translation memories. This course is for translators who are new to CAT tools or Wordfast or who have been using Wordfast Pro without any formal training.


Session 0: Self-paced (approx. 2 hours), to be completed 24 hours before the first session

  • What are and why use CAT tools?
  • Segmentation, translation memories, terminology
  • Downloading and installing Wordfast Pro 5
  • Troubleshooting, tech support & user forums
  • Creating a project
  • Creating a translation memory
  • Translation and workflow assignments

Session 1: Tuesday, 22 May, 6:00-8:00 PM GMT+10

  • Project creation and management
  • Creating & organizing translation memories
  • Analyzing files and quoting
  • Handling tags and formatting
  • Predictive typing: AutoSuggest
  • Running concordance searches and shortcuts with TM Lookup
  • Creating glossaries and adding terms
  • Migrating from Wordfast Pro 3 or Wordfast Classic
  • Importing TMs and glossaries from WFC, WFP3, SDL Trados, MemoQ, and others
  • Questions & Answers (last 20 minutes)

Session 2: Thursday, 24 May, 6:00-8:00 PM GMT+10

  • Office, PDF and Live Preview
  • Auto-translation
  • Quality Assurance: Transcheck
  • Tasks in batch mode
  • Preferences and customization
  • TXLF Editor Filters
  • TM and glossary editing
  • Translating SDL Trados and MemoQ files
  • Chain Files: translating multiple files as a single one
  • Questions & Answers (last 20 minutes)


John Di Rico began translating in 2005 and specializes in financial and marketing translation from French to English. He currently works as the Sales and Marketing Manager for Wordfast and runs a small translation business—ApexTra—in France. He is a member of the French translation professional association (Société Française des Traducteurs) and has an MA in Translation and Localization Management from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS). John also teaches project management for the online Master in Technical Communication and Localization (TCLoc) program at the University of Strasbourg.



  • USD 50 for AUSIT members before midnight April 30, 2018 (GMT), USD 75 after May 1, 2018 (GMT)

By using the button below to pay, you confirm that you are a member of AUSIT. We will verify your membership with AUSIT before the training.

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  • USD 75 for non-AUSIT members before midnight April 30, 2018 (GMT), USD 100 after May 1, 2018 (GMT)

Please use the button below to pay if you are not an AUSIT member.

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  • You are NOT required to have a Wordfast Pro license to attend this training course.
  • Participants will be entitled to a 25% discount on the purchase of a new Wordfast Pro license once the training starts.
  • If you have a valid Wordfast Pro 3 license, you can license Wordfast Pro 5 for FREE.
  • The course consists of 1 self-paced and 2 live sessions; the above-mentioned fee covers all the sessions.
  • Live sessions will be recorded so that you can watch them if you missed any or if you want to revise them.

After registration, it takes about 24 hours to receive the webinar link via email.