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Translation Postcards: Raffaella Prati in Ría de Arousa, Spain

September 20, 2021 / by Andrew Morris posted in freelancer, translator, translation postcards

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Throughout history, the general direction of migration within countries has been from the rural areas to the city. The imperatives of escaping labour on the land or seeking work and a regular wage have driven millions to pack their meagre bags and set out for their national or regional capitals.

 

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Let's meet the winners of "Game on" translation contest

September 14, 2021 / by Julieta Llamazares posted in translation contests

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Global Voices 5: Yalda Hamidi, an Afghan interpreter now living in Ecuador

September 13, 2021 / by Andrew Morris posted in interpreter, ProZ.com Interpreter Network, interpreting, Global Voices

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There are many within the translation and interpreting community who live far from the land where they were born. We pack our bags without too much difficulty, learn new languages, assimilate new cultures, make new friends. But even among such a well-travelled and cosmopolitan community, some stories stand out as unusual, and that of Yalda Hamidi, an Afghan interpreter now living in Ecuador, is remarkable.

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How freelance translators get paid in USD using Wise (formerly Transferwise), PayPal, Payoneer, Skrill and more

September 7, 2021 / by Mike Donlin posted in translator, payments, payoneer, PayPal, ProZ*Pay

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Using the BlueBoard to get clients

August 31, 2021 / by Andrew Morris posted in freelancer, jobs, ProZ.com, facebook, Blue Board

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Earlier I hinted at a more effective way (at least in my experience) to get clients via ProZ than either responding to ads or polishing your profile to a high shine – important though these are.



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Translation Postcards: Pritha Bhatnagar in New Delhi, India

August 30, 2021 / by Andrew Morris posted in freelancer, translator, translation postcards

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There are few cities more tumultuous – and full of contrasts – than India’s capital New Delhi. From the teeming streets and markets to the soaring architecture, from the manicured lawns of the luxury hotels and upper-class districts to the overcrowded markets, from the street eateries to the dazzling array of fine-dining restaurants, and from the twisting and choked narrow streets to impressive boulevards, all set against the cacophonous background of permanent traffic jams, shouts in a dozen Indian languages, and year-round searing heat, while the aroma of curry leaves, pomegranate flowers and roses hovers in the air. The centre for many ruling dynasties down the centuries, Delhi is a palimpsest where history and legacy have left their marks wherever you look. A city of extremes, where the one guarantee is that you’ll never be bored.

 

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Four ways to improve your ranking in the Translation Companies directory

August 26, 2021 / by Rocío Tempone posted in translation company, directory, translation company, business membership, jobs, business page, Blue Board, translation agency, LSP

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The Translation Agencies & Companies directory is where you can find translation agencies and end clients on ProZ.com.

It's easy to see where your business page ranks if you're a confirmed employee you just need to head over to the directory and you'll see it:

But you may not know that you can improve your ranking to highlight your business for end clients, potential partners and service providers. Here are four ways to rank higher in the Translation Agencies & Companies directory:

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What is the ground floor in your career?

August 24, 2021 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer, profile, ProZ.com, facebook

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Note: The following post appears in the Translators & Interpreters facebook group from the group admin Andrew Morris.

Look around any major world city and you’ll see plenty of high-rise buildings, of varying shapes and sizes. But however hard you look, you’re unlikely to spot a single building that has no ground floor – an edifice that just hovers in the sky.
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It is your moment, get Certified!

August 23, 2021 / by Hayjor Roca

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As professionals we are always on the look for new certificates, courses, and professional development tools to keep up with the evolution of our industry and to keep the focus of potential clients on us.

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Some reasons for gaps between work completion and payout

August 13, 2021 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer, payments, invoicing, ProZ*Pay

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You have completed the work for your client. All aspects of the project have been submitted as requested. You have sent an invoice for your services. However, the client has not started your payout from the work. Why not?

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Everything you need to know about CAT tools in video game localization

August 12, 2021 / by Rocío Tempone posted in freelancer, fun, networking, game localization, game localizers, events, ProZ.com, translation industry, CAT tools, ProZTV, meetups

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The second Video Game Localization Meetup took place on July 29. Sara Rodríguez and Guillermo Umpiérrez from the Terra Localizations team dove into how CAT tools are used within the video game localization industry and gave attendees some tips and at the end one lucky member won a memoQ license. 

Like last time, there was a myriad of questions and our speakers couldn't answer all of them. But don't worry, we'll get to them right here and now:

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Commenting in forums brings attention to your profile

August 11, 2021 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer, profile, ProZ.com, education

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For years, ProZ.com's translation industry forums have been a place for open discussion on topics related to translation, interpreting and localization. The topics are always an interesting read, they are often entertaining, worthy of hours of your time for education, and an opportunity to engage with the world's largest community of language professionals.

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Getting payout your way, choosing your payment methods as a freelancer

August 4, 2021 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer, payments, ProZ.com, ProZ*Pay

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When agreeing to work with a client, it is important to discuss or understand the employer's process for sending out payroll. Is there one unified method or outside service used for sending payments? Are there multiple ways to receive your money? Can this company pay you in your country?

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The Findings from the Translation Technology Insights 2020 survey and its implications for the industry

August 3, 2021 / by RWS Group posted in translator tools, translation industry, language industry, productivity, guest post, machine translation, technology, terminology management

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

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How to make a good first impression on your new client

August 2, 2021 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer, translator, jobs, clients

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Most online freelancers will never meet their clients in real life, which is why it is crucial to understand how to make a good first impression on a new client without ever leaving home. Here are some tips on making a good first impression on your new client.

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