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TM Stock FAQs and Guidelines
Make use of your translation memories! Together we can create a big TM community!
1. You have to be a full member to publish your TM and to modify your published TM.
2. Your translation memory must be in .tmx format (a format easily importable into every CAT tool).
3. Your translation memory must be created by you. Selling translation memories created by others is prohibited.
4. Your translation memory cannot contain brand names, trademarked terms and/or copyrighted content.
5. You must publish 10 translation units (SAMPLES). The translation memory preview should provide the general idea of its content.
6. TTMEM has no direct access to your TM, as your .tmx file will not be uploaded to the servers. Your translation memory will remain only yours until you decide to sell it to the final buyer/buyers.
7. You have to determine the price of your translation memory. The price should be determined only in euros ( € ). The price is up to you and should depend on the content of the translation memory file you want to sell, but it should be reasonable.
8. If you have a PayPal account, you must provide your PayPal email in order to be paid by a buyer.
9. If you do not have a PayPal account and/or a PayPal service is not available in your country, you can agree a different payment method with buyer.
10. TTMEM does not charge any commission on sales. You can sell your translation memory as many times as you like.
11. Please note that Staff may modify your post if it contains some fundamental errors and/or doesn't meet publication conditions.
WHY SELL YOUR TRANSLATION MEMORY ON TTMEM? is the world's largest, first database of human-aligned .tmx files. Every day new users in search of translation memories register on the website, so you and your translation memory will have a good online visibility. By selling your translation memory you help us to create a big TM community. Sell your translation memories and earn money!
◆ Who can sell translation memories in your TM Stock section? Only freelance translators are allowed to sell?
Any linguist can sell translation memories in our TM Stock section. No matter if you are a translation student, freelance translator or translation agency/company. The only condition is working in the translation industry.
◆ Can I sell my glossaries in a format other than .tmx?
Unfortunately no. On, being the world's largest database of human-aligned .tmx files, you can sell only translation memories in .tmx format.
◆ What kind of .tmx files can I sell?
You can sell any kind of .tmx files. You can sell dictionaries, glossaries containing specialistic terminology as well as instruction manuals.
◆ Can I create .tmx files from free online resources and sell them on
Yes, you can create .tmx files from any non copyrighted resources.
◆ How should I determine the price for my .tmx files? What should I consider?
The price is up to you and it should be determined in euros ( € ). The price should be reasonable. You should consider the content of the translation memory file you want to sell while setting the price.
◆ How will I get paid?
If you have a PayPal account, provide your PayPal email address during translation memory publication and you will be paid with PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, please agree all transaction details with the buyer.
◆ Do I have to be a full member to publish my translation memory?
Yes. Only full members are allowed to sell translation memories in our TM Stock section.
◆ Do I have to be a full member to modify my post?
Yes. This is to prevent people from publishing new translation memories, replacing translation memories posted previously.
◆ Do I have to be a full member to delete my post?
No. You can delete your post at any time.
◆ Do I have to be a full member to keep my post published in the TM Stock section?
No. Your post will remain in our section as long as you decide to delete it.
◆ What will happen after the expiration of my membership?
After the expiration of your full membership your post/posts will remain in our TM Stock section as long as you decide delete them. The only thing is that you won't be able to modify it.
◆ Why do I have to buy full membership to sell my translation memories?
We decided to limit this section only to full members to guarantee the quality of translation memories posted in this sections. If you buy full membership it means you treat seriously your job, you are a serious linguist and offer quality products. Otherwise our TM Stock section would be full of spam messages and poor quality .tmx files.