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Do language professionals need insurance?

May 24, 2018 / by Mike Donlin

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Professionals in many industries need insurance. Construction workers, doctors, and lawyers all carry insurance. Do language professionals need insurance?

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Add PayPal, Skrill and other payment information to your profile

May 24, 2018 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer, profile, payments

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When an outsourcer and freelancer meet via ProZ.com and agree to do business, neither side is charged any commissions or fees.

Outsourcers may want to make sure the payment process can be completed and the freelancer is payable. Adding PayPal or Skrill payment information to a profile is one way a translator may show payability. 

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4 tips to stand out in the Game Localizer pool

May 15, 2018 / by Enrique posted in video, freelancer, language jobs, profile, directory, jobs, game localization, games, game localizers

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The best game localizers are applying to earn a place in this pool. There's nothing like it out there.


Below you will find some tips to get your application going in no time.

 

Apply to the Game Localizer pool

 

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Three experiences you don’t want to miss at BP

May 10, 2018 / by Tatiana posted in freelancer, translator, interpreter, training, translation events, fun, conference, networking, CPD

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BP is an annual conference that brings translators from all over the globe together to talk about industry trends, marketing, CPD and more. And network. And have fun.

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Announcing improvements to privacy and data protection at ProZ.com (GDPR)

May 9, 2018 / by Jason Grimes posted in gdpr

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Prompted by the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the ProZ.com team has made several improvements and adjustments to the way personal information can be entered and managed by users of ProZ.com.

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Ten years of translators and interpreters coming together in Cardiff

May 3, 2018 / by Jared Tabor posted in translator, interpreter, professional development, translation events, fun

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For those not familiar, a ProZ.com powwow is an informal, local get-together of language professionals. Any ProZ.com member can propose and organize a powwow in their area. Since 2001, thousands of powwows have been held around the world, in 110 countries.

So far, 454 powwows have been held in 63 cities in the UK, with 3,748 attendees total. At least 50 of those powwows have been organized by Victoria Burns and Alexandra Chapman. This May 5th, Alexandra and Victoria are celebrating 10 years of powwows in Cardiff by holding -- you guessed it -- another powwow!

I asked Alexandra and Victoria to talk a bit about how the Cardiff powwows got started, what the experience has been like, and what benefits they have been able to see from coming together in person with colleagues. Here is what they had to say:

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Searching for a service provider? Give ProZ Find a try...

May 1, 2018 / by Kevin Dias posted in freelancer, ProZ Find, search

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Hi ProZ.com members. I'm Kevin Dias, founder of TM-Town and now a full-time developer at ProZ.com.

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Improve your ProZ.com profile from your mobile phone

April 27, 2018 / by Lucia Leszinsky posted in freelancer, language jobs, freelancer, profile, translator, tagline, marketing for language professionals, iOS, Android, mobile, mobile app

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ProZ.com Mobile, the application developed by ProZ.com for use on mobile devices, now offers the possibility of updating basic profile information even when your are away from your computer.

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Amazon offers nine free works in translation (e-book format) until World Book Day

April 20, 2018 / by Jared Tabor posted in translator, literary translation

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World Book Day is April 23rd. To celebrate, Amazon is offering a selection of award-winning works from around the world, all of which have been translated to English, for free for Kindle. You can grab them between now and April 24th at https://www.amazon.com/article/read-the-world

(there may be geographical or other limits on who can get these books for free-- apparently they are free to US-based customers, and discounted in other regions)

Among the books, I spotted The Light of the Fireflies, by Paul Pen and translated by ProZ.com member Simon Bruni.

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How do I get a credential verified at ProZ.com?

April 17, 2018 / by Mike Donlin posted in pools, freelancer, profile

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Language-related credentials reported by ProZ.com members may be verified. These credentials are shown in the professional profile, some pools and might be used to restrict job postings.

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