The translation industry is changing, with more material which needs to be translated, but at a lower cost. One way to deal with this is machine translation. We have all laughed from time to time when we read funny and incomprehensible MT results. Well, MT is advancing, and so is post editing. Post editing is a way to cut costs by first running the text through a decent machine translation engine, and then having a human to post edit the material before sending it off to the readers.
As a consequence of that I have taken the time to complete the Post Editing Certification Exam that SDL has to offer, and am pleased to say I passed it.