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Complete translation environment for translation professionals

SDL Trados Studio 2015 Freelance is the leading translation software for language professionals who want to translate and review projects, use terminology and get the most out of machine translation in one simple desktop application. Used by over 225,000 professionals, when you choose Studio, you become part of the largest translation community in the world.

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Download a 30-day free trial

Try a fully functional Studio 2015 free for 30-days and make use off all the features available in our leading translation environment used by translators all over the world.

"Studio has always helped me to work faster and Studio 2015
has AutoSuggest 2.0 to help me speed up even more.
It accesses more sources to provide smarter suggestions
for words, phrases and sentences!"

Mote Lewis, Translator

Increase translation productivity

Studio 2015 provides the most extensive toolkit to help you complete your translations in record time, without compromising quality.

  • Re-use previously translated content: complete projects faster with powerful translation memory technology used by over 80% of the translation supply chain
  • Smart suggestions as you type: reduce typing and keystrokes with the innovative SDL AutoSuggest 2.0
  • Translate new content faster: integrated access to secure SDL Language Cloud Machine Translation.

High quality translations

Studio 2015 also helps ensure your translation projects are of the highest quality, for maximum customer satisfaction.

  • Always deliver the right terminology: ensure consistency throughout your translations with integrated SDL MultiTerm 2015
  • Ensure quality translation: automated and real-time quality assurance (QA) checks for grammatical and formatting errors
  • Enjoy error-free typing thanks to automatic correction of misspelled words - just like in Microsoft Word.

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Personalize your translation tool

The ability to customize your translation environment is key for productivity and efficiency.

  • Make Studio 2015 suit your way of working: reposition the Editor, select layout colors, build your own ribbons and define your own keyboard shortcuts that best suit your way of working
  • Personalize Studio 2015 for increased productivity: group features and functions by particular tasks (e.g. translation or review) and make the most needed commands easily accessible
  • Extend Studio 2015 functionality: go beyond Studio 2015 by downloading additional plug-ins from SDL AppStore, the industry's first online app store.


Largest translation community

With over 225,000 translation professionals already using our technology, you will have the tools required to receive jobs from thousands of corporations and language service providers who have chosen Studio 2015 as their standard.

  • Compatibility with other translation tools: we support industry standard file formats for translation memories, termbases and bilingual file formats
  • Translate any file type: the most extensive file format support so you can accept any client project, including scanned PDFs and legacy translation resources from legacy versions of SDL Trados.

Easy to get started

Studio 2015 has been designed to be intuitive, so you can get started as soon as possible. However, if you do need a little guidance on the way - no problem - we have many resources to help:

Video Tutorials

Watch the step-by-step video guide that demonstrates individual features of Studio 2015.
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