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ProZ.com report to members, 2018

December 4, 2018 / by Jared Tabor posted in ProZ.com membership, translator tools

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Dear members,

Next year marks 20 years of ProZ.com helping language professionals to expand their businesses and improve their work, while networking and also having fun. Here's a glimpse/reminder of what ProZ.com looked like back in the beginning.

Since then, ProZ.com paying members have been using an ever-growing suite of services and benefits the site provides to take their careers to the next level. They are also the reason the site has been able to offer those tools and opportunities, and the reason the site is available to everyone. So if you are a paying member of ProZ.com and are reading this, thank you! The ProZ.com site team is here to serve you.

Here is what has been going on at ProZ.com since the last report to members.

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Business member benefits available for all employees

November 28, 2018 / by Mike Donlin posted in business membership, translation, jobs

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Recent enhancements at ProZ.com make it easier to connect businesses with their employees. Business employees may each have their own ProZ.com profile, while sharing certain aspects like business identification, membership and ability to act on behalf of a business.

Sharing a general account to achieve business member benefits will no longer be necessary. Business entities will have their own business page with vital organizational information, including a list of representative employees. Profiles will be for freelancers or for representative employees associated to a business entity.

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ProZ.com community choice awards 2018: winners in translation

November 14, 2018 / by Jared Tabor posted in translator

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The results are in. Thank you to everyone who nominated candidates, and all who voted in this year’s Community choice awards. Here are the winners in the translation-related categories:

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ProZ.com community choice awards 2018: winners in interpreting

November 14, 2018 / by Jared Tabor posted in interpreter

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The results are in. Thank you to everyone who nominated candidates, and all who voted in this year’s Community choice awards. Here are the winners in the interpreting-related categories:

 

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How to get started in Game Localization

November 13, 2018 / by Enrique posted in game localizers, game localization, games, training, pools, freelancer, training

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The video gaming industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. In 2017, the US gaming industry reached a revenue of $36 billion USD; and if you think this is huge, consider that Asia Pacific reached a revenue of $51.2 billion USD, making it the largest gaming market in 2017.

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New Plus package benefit: TransPDF credits

November 1, 2018 / by Alejandro Cavalitto posted in TransPDF, Plus package, ProZ.com membership, PDF translation

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TransPDF is an online service provided by Iceni Technology Ltd. which allows you to convert PDF files to XLIFF for use with your own translation tools. You can then convert your translated XLIFF back to PDF. Every final PDF from transpdf.com can be edited free-of-charge with Infix PDF Editor 7.

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Congratulations to the winners of the ProZ.com translation mash-up: "Dust Bowl"!

October 29, 2018 / by Lü Leszinsky posted in ProZ.com, ProZ.com Mobile, translation, translation contests, fun, mobile app, Android, iOS, mobile

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With over 140 entries in more than 40 language pairs, and around 500 votes from very enthusiastic participants in both web and mobile stages, the first ProZ.com translation mash-up is about to end!

 

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How to sell your job to freelance translators

October 18, 2018 / by Mike Donlin posted in jobs, business membership

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Do you need to find freelance language professionals for your next project?

A previous post suggested tips to get freelancer attention. Missed in that post was the need for the recruiter to make their job more appealing to translators. 

Imagine you are one of the world's top freelance translators. Think about the amount of email you receive in a day. Would you respond to every email? Probably not. More likely, you would select those most appealing to you.

That is why it is important to sell them on your job. 

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Use new map to connect with interpreters and students

October 10, 2018 / by Mike Donlin posted in translation company, pools, interpreter, internship, students, freelancer

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A new map on the interpreter and student pool shows locations of those that have been screened for the pool. 
ProZ.com interpreters map

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ProZ.com community choice awards 2018: voting now open, pick your favorites

October 4, 2018 / by Jared Tabor posted in translation, networking, marketing for language professionals, interpreter, fun

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Thanks to everyone who made nominations for this, the sixth annual ProZ.com community choice awards. Voting is now open, so be sure to check out the nominees and cast your votes for your favorites in the categories for translation and interpreting at https://www.proz.com/community-choice-awards

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