Volume 16, No. 1 
January 2012

Gabe Bokor

Front Page

Translation Journal
Caught in the Web

Translators’ Best Web Sites

About Google's Page Ranking (PR) Index: Google ranks all web pages on a scale from 0 to 10 according to the number of links that lead to that page and the importance of the referring pages. A low PR number does not reflect the quality of the page, but may tell the owner that it needs more marketing effort to make the page more "popular." You can check the PR of your, or any other, web page at http://www.prchecker.info/check_page_rank.php, for example. For an explanation of Google's PageRank technology, see http://www.google.com/technology/.

Linda Marianiello's Site
An original website in that it deals with Linda’s two professions: translation and music. As befits an artist, the site is aesthetically pleasing and easy to navigate. Listed on the left side of the home page are pages related to translation and on the right side related to music. The information provided is rather sketchy on both sides.
Informational content7
Ease of navigation9
Web technique8
Google Page Ranking4

Samuel Murrey's Web Site
A simple but informative web site from a translator living in South Africa. From the home page, links lead to Services, Languages, Document Types, Experience, Rates, Equipment, Dictionaries, Associations, Contact, Links, and Personal. Samuel’s CV can be downloaded in three different formats.

Informational content  9
Ease of navigation  10
Aesthetics  8
Web technique  7
Google Page Ranking  4

Steven Marzuola's Site
An unpretentious site, much of which is about others, not Steve. The home page includes links to the American Translators Association (ATA), the Houston Interpreters and Translators Association, and two colleagues. Other links lead to Steve’s (impressive) résumé, his presentations, and samples of his work.

Informational content8
Ease of navigation9
Web technique7
Google Page Ranking3