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TM-Town Terminology Marketplace FAQ

TM-Town's terminology marketplace is a central location where translators can buy and sell high quality terminology glossaries formatted for direct import into your CAT tool of choice. The terminology files in the marketplace cover a wide variety of language pairs. After purchasing a file package it becomes immediately available for download and is also added to your TM-Town account.

Seller Guidelines

To learn more about selling your terminology glossaries please refer to this blog post.

Can I sell my translation memory TM files on TM-Town?

No, at this time TM-Town only permits the sale of terminology (aka glossary) files on the TM-Town Terminology Marketplace.

What is the difference between a terminology file (glossary) and a translation memory file (TM file)?

A terminology or glossary file should contain 1, 2 or 3 word terms or short phrases and their translation(s). A glossary might also optionally include definitions, parts of speech, gender, number, or other information about the term.

Translation memory files on the other hand contain longer sentences or segments.

What sort of glossaries can I sell? What format do they need to be?

Your glossary must be able to be imported into your TM-Town account. For more details on the types of terminology files you can import into your TM-Town account, please see the Getting Started page. Once the glossary is in your TM-Town account, TM-Town will handle preparing it in multiple formats (.tbx, .csv. .xlsx) for customers to purchase.

How will I get paid?

TM-Town uses Stripe for payment processing. If you are from a country that is not currently supported by Stripe TM-Town can pay you monthly to a PayPal address. Payouts to a PayPal address will occur after €25.00 in earnings have accrued.

How should I set the price for my terminology files?

This is completely up to you - the seller. The recommended range for most files would probably be between €5.00 and €10.00. However, again this is up to you and dependent on the file you are selling (number of terms / quality).

Still have questions? Send a message and someone from TM-Town will get back to you ASAP.