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Holiday gift ideas for freelancers

December 1, 2021 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer, translator, interpreter, gift

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Are you a freelancer looking for fun and functional gift ideas to share with loved ones this holiday season? When you work from home, there are a number of gifts you can ask for that will aid your freelancing career and make the holiday extra fun! This blog post includes a few favorite categories and ideas to share with you. 

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III Language Industry Conference in Latin America – A game changer for the region

November 30, 2021 / by Translated in Argentina (TINA) posted in translation events, conference, events, guest post

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This is a guest post from one of ProZ.com's advertising partners, Translated in Argentina (TINA).

 

New reality, new normal, new challenges. We have all been affected by the worldwide changes, regardless of our role in the industry. Therefore, Translated in Argentina, a non-profit association of language service companies whose objective is to promote the local language industry, train resources, and build awareness of the industry within the local business environment, organized its third event, #CLINT21Virtual and it was a huge success. 

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ProZ.com/TV Giving Tuesday Donation Drive is coming up!

November 24, 2021 / by Rocio Palacios posted in giving tuesday, advocacy, donation drive

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Translation Postcards: Donika Nasto, DE/EN>AL translator in Pogradec, Albania

November 22, 2021 / by Andrew Morris posted in freelancer, translator, translation postcards

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When Donika Nasto was growing up in rural Albania, chewing gum was a scarce luxury, and you could only sink your teeth into an orange at New Year. The only bread available tasted so bad it needed toasting to be palatable. And the clothes you wore were likely to be hand-me-downs from older cousins…


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Language Advocacy: Meet the Global Coalition for Language Rights

November 12, 2021 / by Andrea Capuselli posted in advocacy, language rights

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The Global Coalition for Language Rights (GCLR) is a group of individuals and organizations working at the intersection of languages and human rights.

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Does word of mouth work for you as a freelancer?

November 11, 2021 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer, language jobs, freelancer, profile, jobs

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As a freelancer, you might be wondering if word of mouth works for you. Most freelancers are entirely remote, isolated from the coming and goings of the average business, which means that it's less likely that they will get word-of-mouth conversion clients. But is that true? Not at all! Here are some ideas of how to get word of mouth business.

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Localization Event - Multilingual Synthetic Content powered by AI

November 10, 2021 / by Locdoc | Mario Junior posted in video, translation industry, language industry, guest post, AI, Artificial Intelligence, localization, text-to-video, Multilingual Synthetic Content

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This is a guest post from one of ProZ.com's advertising partners, Locdoc.

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Translation Postcards: Emilie Himeur, EN/IT>FR translator in Genoa, Italy

November 8, 2021 / by Andrew Morris posted in freelancer, translator, translation postcards

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In the age of digital nomadism, upping sticks and seeking out a new place to live, along with all the novel experiences that go with it, is an option open to all. But perhaps as translators, armed with our language gifts and proven cultural adaptability, we are particularly well-suited to such a choice. We can look at a map, stick a pin in it, and pretty much decide where we want to make our new home. Which is exactly what Emilie Himeur did one fine day. As a French native speaker working from English, she indulged a deeply felt longing to live by the sea, coupled with a need for some sunshine, a beautiful language and a quality approach to life (not to mention an economic context less challenging than those of France or England) … and decided on Genoa.

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Translation and feminism: the profession meets sisterhood

November 5, 2021 / by Lucía Leszinsky posted in translator, interpreter, professional development, meetings, Argentina, multilingual, feminism, sisterhood, solidarity, TEIFEM, non-binary

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Last October 23rd, 2021, the Feminist Translators and Interpreters of Argentina (TEIFEM) held their third annual meeting for language professionals to exchange ideas, discuss language-related issues from multiple social, gender, and cultural perspectives, and support multilingual struggles, solidarity, and sisterhood from within a results-oriented group. The event was a perfect example of what TEIFEM is and a great starting point for the discussion of what's next in translation from a gender-based perspective. 

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Strategies for raising your freelancing rates due to inflation

November 4, 2021 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer, profile, jobs, rates

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It can be uncomfortable to talk about money when it comes to raising your rates, and freelancers may fear scaring your hard-earned clients off. Unfortunately, inflation is something to include in your business model because it affects daily business and living costs. 

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ProZ.com membership: The 120-dollar question

November 2, 2021 / by Andrew Morris posted in freelancer, training, membership, jobs, clients, ProZ.com membership, facebook, education

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The answers ranged from “None whatsoever” to “I would not be able to function without it”. But what was the question? 

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How freelancers follow up on jobs

October 28, 2021 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer, language jobs, freelancer, jobs, clients

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Getting consistent work is one of the most challenging aspects of being a freelancer. Often,  hours are spent pitching to new potential clients, creating quotes and polishing your profile  in the hope that clients will choose you.  This post explores the importance of following up and how to do it to increase your job conversion rates.

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Translation Postcards: Mira Dornakova, EN-CZ translator in Kozlovice, Czech Republic

October 25, 2021 / by Andrew Morris posted in freelancer, translator, translation postcards

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It takes a certain flexibility to be able to completely change the backdrop of where you live and make the effort to fit in with your new surroundings. Moving between countries is the most obvious example of this for translators – but even within countries there are often stark contrasts between the capital and the provinces, large and small towns, and city and village life. And with stints in San Sebastian and Barcelona under her belt, not to mention life in a small rural Spanish village of fully 27 inhabitants, followed by a return to a slightly bigger village in her native Czech Republic, Mira Dornakova has experienced a real variety of backdrops in her life.

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Tips, tricks and templates for your translation resume

October 21, 2021 / by Andrea Capuselli posted in freelancer, marketing for language professionals, translation industry, marketing

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In the fast-paced language industry, it's essential to have a strong and attractive resume always ready to go. Of course, what makes a resume work for one language professional may not do the trick for another, and there's no one-size-fits-all. On the contrary, you should aim to stand out from the crowd: your resume, like your ProZ.com profile, will be more effective if it's personalized.

These suggestions are meant to help you arrive at your ideal resume, or even resumes: plenty of freelancers will have different CVs to use in the various markets they target or to represent their different services. Remember that you should update your resume regularly, so don't stress about landing your perfect CV on the first try —it's likely you'll find something new to improve every time you look at it with fresh eyes.

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Time to get paid: Who pays payment processing fees for freelancers?

October 16, 2021 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer, business membership, payments, ProZ*Pay

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When outsourcers and service providers connect via ProZ.com, neither side is charged any commissions or fees. However, to make payments for work provided there is always a cost to getting money from one party to another. They are commonly referred to as payment processing fees.

So who pays these fees?

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