Lexigo launches Fred—the cloud-based productivity tool for freelance translators
Melbourne, Australia — 16 September 2019: Lexigo, a leading translation services and technology provider, today announced the release of its much anticipated cloud-based productivity tool built for freelance translators. Based on Lexigo’s own award-winning technology platform, Lexigo CORE, which is used by Lexigo’s business, enterprise and government clients - Fred has been built from the ground up to meet the challenges modern translators face of managing their own freelance business.
“With the rise of automated translation and 24/7 global communication, freelance tranlsator’s customers want translation services delivered faster than ever. Time wasted on administration tasks such as quoting, invoicing and project management only add pressure to translators, which Fred aims to relieve.” stated Mark Saba, CEO of Lexigo.
Fred, the newly released online application, which stands for Freelancer Edition, started as an internal project at Lexigo to assist Mr. Saba’s mother, a freelance tranlsator with more than 25 years experience, to manage the administration side of her freelance business.
“I watched her struggle to create invoices, keep track of projects and stay organised. As an entrepreneur, I made it my mission to build a user friendly, cloud based translator productivity tool that she could use from anywhere. It allows her and countless professionals to concentrate on translation and spend less time and effort on administration” Mark Saba, CEO of Lexigo added.
In today’s globalised world, freelance translators are not only expected to have translation skills, they need to be able to manage projects. They need to make their business viable by gaining and retaining work. That means, they need to spend more time working and less time running their business.
Time spent on administrative tasks such as generating quotes, invoices, searching for client data, taking stock of project status and deadlines, all adds up quickly. Utilising Fred as their go-to productivity tool empowers them to overcome these issues by streamlining workflow.
The low-cost app takes a holistic approach to freelance translation project management and includes an arsenal of project delivery-critical tools such as automated task setting, manual to-do lists, customer relationship management, client pricing management, terminology management, file storage and organisation and much more.
It’s wizard-style workflow allows freelance translators to provide consistent, organised and proficient delivery of services - covering important factors for a successful professional reputation.
In a recent press release statement, Mark Saba, CEO of Lexigo commented “I am personally delighted and proud to introduce a simpler, more intelligent productivity application for freelance translators and I am confident Fred will become the go-to productivity tool for translators. What started as a problem solving task close to home is now available to translators all around the world.”
Fred includes a free trial and works from anywhere on any device. Available now at lexigo.com/fred
Lexigo is a leading cloud-based translation, localisation and multicultural communication agency for business, enterprise and government - enabling global brands to communicate with confidence and boost time-to-market in 96 languages.
Awarded as one of Australia’s most innovative companies in the Smart100 and a Top 10 SME in the DELL Business Excellence Awards, Lexigo is leading the way in better translating, localizing and managing multi-language content for hundreds of organizations each month.
Founded in 2011, Lexigo is a privately held company headquartered in Melbourne, Australia with locations in Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates.
To learn more visit lexigo.com
About Fred - powered by Lexigo
The productivity tool for freelance translators, Fred streamlines workflow from proposal to project. Allowing more time for delivery of high-quality professional translation services.
To learn more visit lexigo.com/fred