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Three tips to get the attention of a freelance translator

September 18, 2018 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer, translation company, business membership, jobs

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Do you have an urgent request for translation? Are you screening language professionals for future opportunities? 

If so, it is likely you are contacting linguist profiles at ProZ.com. Can your message reach the right translator? Are there secrets to getting their attention? How do you break through the noise?

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Finding the funny in freelance translation

September 10, 2018 / by Jared Tabor posted in freelancer, fun

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I'll admit it, I wasn't paying attention. I was caught off guard.

 

Suddenly, it just... arrived.

 

I'm talking about the latest edition in the Mox saga, Mox IV: What would Calvo do?

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Interview: Tees for Translators with Stefanie Sendelbach

September 7, 2018 / by Jared Tabor posted in fun

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Stefanie Sendelbach is an English and Portuguese to German translator specializing in marketing and IT. She is a long-time member of ProZ.com and a part of the Certified PRO Network.

Stefanie is also the creator of Tees for Translators, which showcases t-shirts designed with the translator, interpreter and language lover in mind.

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Finals open for translation contest "La sociedad transparente", cast your votes and help determine the winners

September 7, 2018 / by Jared Tabor posted in translation contests

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The finals phase for the translation contest La sociedad transparente opens today. If you have not done so already, you can add your votes now to help determine the winners in the following language pairs:

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Who are 2018's most outstanding translation and interpreting professionals? You decide.

September 4, 2018 / by Jared Tabor posted in translator, interpreter, marketing for language professionals, networking

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Every year since 2013, the ProZ.com community choice awards are held to place a spotlight on language professionals who are active, influential or otherwise outstanding in various media, in both translation and interpreting. Nominees and winners are determined entirely by the ProZ.com community.

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What is HIPAA compliance for on-demand medical interpreters?

August 29, 2018 / by Mike Donlin posted in pools, interpreter

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To assure individual health information is properly protected in the United States, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) was enacted in 1996. The federal law set standards for the electronic exchange, privacy and security of health information. How does this law impact on-demand video and phone interpreters?

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ProZ.com members can now save 20% on books purchased at Routledge

August 27, 2018 / by Jared Tabor posted in professional development, membership, translator tools

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Through cooperation with the good folks at Routledge, ProZ.com members can now receive a 20% discount off their purchases of books at Routledge, along with free shipping. In addition, Routledge is offering a free chapter download from the book Being a Successful Interpreter by Jonathan Downie.

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Improvements to the ProZ.com invoicing tool

August 20, 2018 / by Jason Grimes posted in freelancer, payments, ProZ Pay™, invoicing

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The ProZ.com invoicing tool helps translators manage their invoicing and payments.

A number of small improvements have been made to the invoicing tool, based on requests from ProZ.com members.

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"La sociedad transparente" contest: which translations will win?

August 10, 2018 / by Tatiana posted in freelancer, translator, literary translation, fun, networking, translation contests

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The translation contest "La sociedad transparente" (with a source text in Spanish) is going into the Hybrid phase today. During this phase, any user registered at ProZ.com can:

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Translation contest: Speak now or forever hold your... silence?

August 3, 2018 / by Tatiana posted in freelancer, translator, literary translation, fun, networking, translation contests

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The translation contest “The Sounds of Silence” has made it to the Finals, and it's time to choose the winners.

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