Some translators prefer to translate online in dotSUB. Others work offline and upload their work afterwards. One of the Hungarian TED Translators compiled a guide to translating offline. The team of Russian Language Coordinators created an illustrated page on Offline translation using Word.
Translator competence means knowing how to work co-operatively within the various overlapping communities of translators and and subject matter experts to accomplish work collaboratively; to appropriate knowledge, norms and conventions.
—Don Kiraly, A Social Constructivist Approach to Translator Education