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ProZ.com report to members, 2018

 

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

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

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

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

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

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"!

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

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

A new map on the interpreter and student pool shows locations of those that have been screened for the pool. 
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ProZ.com community choice awards 2018: voting now open, pick your favorites

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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Seeking interns or have work for students? Check out the student pool

Are you a language service provider looking for interns? Do you have work that could be done by students - training the next generation of professionals?  Students are highlighting their interest in an internship as part of the student pool at ProZ.com.

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Put it in a bowl, add dust and mash it up!

ProZ.com is running the first hybrid translation contest, "Dust Bowl". This contest will take place through the ProZ.com website, the ProZ.com Mobile app and the site's Facebook page.

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Two days of free learning, networking and fun for International Translation Day

It's that time of year again! For the tenth year in a row, ProZ.com is hosting free live virtual events to celebrate International Translation Day. This year, the events will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 25th and 26th. There will be over 50 hours of content from experts, chances to discuss, network, and have fun.

The event has been approved for up to 10 ATA continuing education points, and you can attend, for free and without the need to register, from any ProZ.com page, on Facebook, Twitter, Periscope, or from ProZ.com Mobile. Recorded sessions from this year's event will be made permanently available to all ProZ.com Plus subscribers after the event, as part of the Plus video library.

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Three tips to get the attention of a freelance translator

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

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

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

 

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.

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?

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

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

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?

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?

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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Interview: “The Sounds of Silence” contest and the first entry ever in sign language

Ramon Woolfe is a British Sign Language (BSL) and International Sign (IS) translator, presenter, director, mentor, founder and CEO of Drip Media and campaigner for awareness for BSL and the deaf community, and the first user in the history of ProZ.com translation contests to make an entry in sign language.

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Try the new ProZ.com instant login button in Protemos!

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Excellent synergy of TMS and CAT = BaccS + Memsource: Guest post by Jakov Milicevic

Once upon a time there were two translators, Jelena and Jakov. They decided to set up a boutique translation agency and named it Verbosari. Their goal was to provide a unique experience to clients requiring services in translation and localisation fields.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the beginning, our workflow was quite small since we had just a few clients. However, during the years, our reputation grew owing to our unique professional approach and impeccable quality of our work. It started to reflect in the growth of our business and we needed to do something to boost our efficiency and facilitate the whole process for our clients. We wanted to offer them a unique personalized approach by giving them full monitoring of the process, from the price quote to the final translation. The process is completely transparent and based on 5 steps: direct contact with the translator, a single PM, a personalized customer portal, involvement in the whole process and providing feedback.

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Find translation agencies and companies for your next language project

The Translation company and agency directory at ProZ.com is the industry's busiest directory for finding language service companies. Over 50,000 language service providers (LSPs) have a searchable profile in the directory and are searched many times each day. 
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Translation contests: pick the winners in one, submit an entry in the other

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ProZ.com powwows: networking with complements

Powwows are informal get-togethers of groups of ProZ.com users living in close proximity. The events are organized by local translators, for local translators.

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More than 20,000 industry players have already tried ProZ.com Mobile

Since its release in 2016, ProZ.com mobile for Android and iOS has already been installed and tried by more than 20,000 translators, interpreters, clients and others in the language industry --22,792 to be precise!

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Clients are looking for experts - get found!

Pools are specialized groups of screened experts. Each pool gathers different types of professionals depending on the service they offer or the area of the industry they work in.

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Submissions open for the new ProZ.com translation contest

A new edition of the ProZ.com translation contests, “The Sounds of Silence”, is on and submissions are open, with a source text in English.

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Post jobs on ProZ.com from within BaccS

Are you a translator or team using BaccS business accounting software? The latest release connects the advanced translation project management platform to ProZ.com for job posting.

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Do language professionals need insurance?

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

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

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

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)

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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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Celebrating ten years of translators and interpreters coming together in Cardiff

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...

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

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

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?

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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Project Managers wanted for new pool at ProZ.com

A project manager pool has been launched at ProZ.com. ProZ.com Pools™ make it easier to discover freelance professionals working in certain select fields. All project managers are invited to join the pool.

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Let translators tell the world they are using your application

Interested in marketing your application to the world’s leading community of freelance translators and interpreters? 

API integration is available for the “What I am working on” (Wiwo) feature at ProZ.com. Wiwo enables sharing projects that members of the language community are currently working on.

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Laugh your way through the rise of the machines with Mox the translator

If you've been working in translation a while, chances are you have run into Mox somewhere, if you don't already regularly follow his adventures in translation.

"Best method to increase your productivity", from mox.ingenierotraductor.com

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Log in to your ProZ.com account using your Google, LinkedIn, or Facebook credentials

In case you had not noticed, you can now log in to your ProZ.com account using your Google, Facebook, or LinkedIn credentials. The Google and Facebook options have already been announced here previously, in separate posts.

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Marketing for freelance translators and interpreters who hate marketing

A recent survey of freelancers centered around their marketing efforts showed some interesting finds:
  • 55% of freelancers spend 3 hours a week on their online marketing efforts
  • 51% of respondents considered marketing too time-consuming, and 41% felt marketing was too costly
  • 83% are investing financially in online marketing of some sort
  • 72% say they are spending less than but up to 100 USD a month in marketing (those who spend more than that report earning more)
  • The average survey respondent had reached their income goal within two years of starting out

The survey sample were some 2,000 US freelancers of all types, so it is reasonable to expect those numbers to be somewhat different if we narrow it down to translators and interpreters, expand the sample to other countries, or both.

One number in particular that caught my eye was the monthly investment in marketing. 100 USD a month sounded pretty steep to me, but maybe I'm wrong. 1,200 USD in freelancer marketing a year. Do you spend that much on your marketing? If so, drop me a line, I'd be very interested in hearing about it and if you find it to be a good investment.

If you are already a paying ProZ.com member, you are spending between 12 and 18 dollars a month on marketing through your membership, though you get all the rest of the tools and opportunities available along with it. It's a kind of marketing that is easy to do, what we'd call passive marketing.

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ProZ.com Mobile integrates Google, Facebook and LinkedIn login

It is now possible to login to your ProZ.com accounts in the ProZ.com Mobile app using Google, Facebook or LinkedIn credentials.

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Translators Plus part 4: On proofs and puddings

ProZ.com Plus membership comes with all the benefits members have come to know over the past nineteen years, plus a lot of new tools and opportunities designed with the serious freelance language professional in mind. This series takes a look at these additional benefits, one at a time.

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"The proof is in the pudding," I've heard, in response to the question "How do you show potential clients you can deliver what they are looking for, at the quality they seek?"

 

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Tablet interpreting, remote interpreting platforms, and tips and tricks for interpreters

Since 2009, ProZ.com has hosted an annual, free, online event for language professionals in celebration of International Translation Day (ITD), September 30th. You can see past events at ProZ/TV. The name of the day notwithstanding, interpreters also deserve some of the spotlight at these events! Here is a selection of some recorded sessions from past ITD events which may be of interest to you if you interpret, or are considering getting into the interpreting field...

 

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Profiles in interpreting: Giampiero Lungone, Italian - Spanish - English, industrial-technical interpreting

Giampiero Lungone is an industrial-technical interpreter in engineering training, working in Italian - Spanish - English. He recently joined the ProZ.com Interpreter Pool, one of the new pools of screened language designed to make it easier for clients to find experts. In this post, Giampiero talks about how he got started in interpreting, a bit about his work, and some considerations to keep in mind if you are thinking of starting a career as an interpreter.

 


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English to Turkish was top language pair search in February

Searches of English to Turkish topped the language pair searches in the ProZ.com directory of translators and interpreters for February 2018. 

The directory allows anyone looking for linguists to search by source and target language and to narrow the search by service type, field of expertise, location, country, credentials, keywords, availability and more. 
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GALA 2018 Conference in Boston and ProZ.com

Are you going to GALA 2018 Conference in Boston next week? The 10th annual conference from the Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) will be held from March 13-16.

Interested in meeting up in Boston?

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Translation news for February, 2018

 
 
 
 
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ProZ.com news for February, 2018
 
Here is what happened in February, both on and off ProZ.com.
 
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ProZ.com and Elia broadcast Together 2018 live
ProZ.com and the European Language Industry Association (Elia), partnered to broadcast Together 2018, an event for translators and translation companies. On February 22nd and 23rd, sessions from the Specialisation track of the event were broadcast live via ProZ/TV. ProZ.com Plus subscribers received free access to the broadcast and will be able to view recordings of the sessions in the Plus subscriber video library. Thank you to everyone who attended the event, both online and in person!
 
 
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Add a presentation video to your profile

A new feature allows you to add a short video to your ProZ.com profile. Use the video to present yourself and your services to potential clients and collaborators. To get started, just go to your profile settings here: https://www.proz.com/settings/freelancer/marketing_promotion/profile-greetings

If you are part of one of the Pools of specialists, you can add an introductory video there too: https://www.proz.com/pools

 
 
Declare variants, proficiency levels for your languages

You can now list all languages you know and set variants and levels of proficiency for each in your ProZ.com profile.

Initially, your list of languages has bee

n pre-populated based on your previously entered language information. Please take a moment to review your list of languages, and indicate your proficiency levels. Read more at https://www.proz.com/topic/323089

 
 
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World map of Business member translation companies

You can peruse 500+ translation companies and agencies who are Business members at ProZ.com on the new Business member map. The map shows information about each company, including location, contact info, and average feedback rating from service providers: https://www.proz.com/business-members-list

If you represent a translation company, learn how to put your company on the map here.

 
 
APTRAD's 2nd international conference (May 17 - 19)

Check out a new guest post written by Paula Ribeiro - president and co-founder of the Portuguese Association of Translators and Interpreters (APTRAD). Paula is a long-time ProZ.com member and part of the Certified PRO Network. APTRAD will be holding its second international conference on May 17th, 18th and 19th in Porto, Portugal. Read what Paula has to say about the event and starting APTRAD at https://go.proz.com/blog/guest-post-paula-ribeiro-on-aptrads-2nd-international-conference-may-17-19

 
 
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Add a CAT tool to your arsenal

If you are on the market for a CAT tool, you can get one for free with your ProZ.com Plus subscription. Find out more at https://go.proz.com/blog/translators-plus-part-1-cats-drinking-coffee

 
Smart translators and interpreters
are wearing sunglasses

The future looks bright for a certain type of translator, interpreter, or anyone providing language services.

These are the language professionals who are able to adapt to the changes that affect us all in general, and the changes that affect how things work in the industry. Some of these changes are related to globalization, some are tech-based, others have to do with how we have come to expect a service to be delivered, in terms of time, cost, and quality, and very often without even having met the person or persons providing the service. Read more:

https://go.proz.com/blog/translators-plus-part-2-good-translators-and-interpreters-are-wearing-sunglasses

 
 
Upcoming powwows in March
3: Leipzig, Germany (7) http://proz.com/powwow/6544
3: Birmingham, UK (3) http://proz.com/powwow/6565
10: Cardiff, UK (6) http://proz.com/powwow/6577
17: Kharkiv, Ukraine (10) http://proz.com/powwow/6562
22: Edinburgh, UK (9) http://proz.com/powwow/6574
 
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How to provide translator feedback at ProZ.com

A new service provider feedback card was recently released at ProZ.com. Ratings have been provided for services provided to outsourcers in translation, interpreting, subtitling, post-editing, game and website localization, transcription, voice over and more.

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Translators Plus part 3: Get connected

 

ProZ.com Plus membership comes with all the benefits members have come to know over the past nineteen years, plus a lot of new tools and opportunities designed with the serious freelance language professional in mind. This series takes a look at these additional benefits, one at a time.

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An advantage, and, let's face it, sometimes a disadvantage, of the world we live in now is that everything is connected. Or it should be. Or could be.

On a professional level, this connectivity can be a great way to stay ahead. If you are in your CAT tool working on your latest project, why should you need to stop what you are doing and go somewhere else when you need help with a difficult term, for example? In another post I mentioned that you can send your query straight to the KudoZ term help network and get answers back without even leaving CafeTran Espresso, if you are using it. You can even get notified of future potential projects of interest while you are working on that project, and you have not left your CAT tool. You can log in to ProZ.com with your Facebook or Google account if you want to. This sort of inter-connectivity is what we have come to expect. Things that don't connect to other things intelligently, that stand alone (not the same, obviously, as standing out!), will lead an increasingly lonely and inefficient life online nowadays. And basically, we are talking about how well you are reaching and serving your clients, right? How many hoops does a potential client need to jump through to find out about what you have to offer, and contact you for work? Are you making it as easy as possible for this contact to happen?

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Interpreter pool API now includes location search

The API associated with the interpreter pool at ProZ.com will now return location based search results.

Those interested in a strategic partnership with the interpreter pool may use this special API to access the 900+ pre-screened interpreters in the ProZ.com pool.
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Find translation agencies and companies on business member map

A new translation agencies and companies list page, displaying business members on a world map, has been launched at ProZ.com.

ProZ.com business members map

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POST SERIES: Creating an engaging 'About Me.'  Post #1: Getting in the right mindset

Your About me section is the most flexible and customizable marketing tool available in your freelancer profile at ProZ.com. As such, you should be taking full advantage of it: it’s your chance to shine, to stand out, to separate yourself from every other run-of-the-mill profile out there offering the same services you do.

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Participate online in Elia Together 2018 (free for Plus subscribers)

As you may have already heard, the European language industry association (Elia) and ProZ.com have teamed up to broadcast this year's event, Together 2018Together is an annual two-day event from Elia, where language service companies and independent professionals convene for open dialogue on industry trends, to learn mutually-relevant new approaches, to update technical skills and, ultimately, develop lasting relationships to serve their end clients better. This year, the event will be held on February 22nd and 23rd.

If you are a ProZ.com Plus subscriber, you will have access to the broadcast and recordings from this year's event for free.

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Translators Plus part 2: Smart translators and interpreters are wearing sunglasses

 

ProZ.com Plus membership comes with all the benefits members have come to know over the past nineteen years, plus a lot of new tools and opportunities designed with the serious freelance language professional in mind. This series takes a look at these additional benefits, one at a time.

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The future looks bright for a certain type of translator, interpreter, or anyone providing language services.

These are the language professionals who are able to adapt to the changes that affect us all in general, and the changes that affect how things work in the industry. Some of these changes are related to globalization, some are tech-based, others have to do with how we have come to expect a service to be delivered, in terms of time, cost, and quality, and very often without even having met the person or persons providing the service.

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XTRF users can post jobs to ProZ.com without leaving the application

Using XTRF for translation project management and automation? The XTRF connector to ProZ.com in its latest software allows job postings directly to ProZ.com.

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Translators Plus part 1: Cats drinking coffee?

 

ProZ.com Plus membership comes with all the benefits members have come to know over the past nineteen years, plus a lot of new tools and opportunities designed with the serious freelance language professional in mind. This series takes a look at these additional benefits, one at a time.

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Today we're going to talk about... cats drinking coffee!

 

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Guest post: Paula Ribeiro on APTRAD's 2nd international conference (May 17 - 19)

Translation challenges over the next decade and how to address them 


Today's guest post was written by Paula Ribeiro - president and co-founder of the Portuguese Association of Translators and Interpreters (APTRAD). Paula is a long-time ProZ.com member and part of the Certified PRO Network. APTRAD will be holding its second international conference on May 17th, 18th and 19th in Porto, Portugal.

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Google login recently added to ProZ.com

Google login has recently been added to the ProZ.com platform. Registered users will be allowed to log in and new users may sign up using their Google account. 

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Participate in this new survey on CAT tool use

There is a new survey on CAT tool use open now. It is designed in part as a follow up to a study on CAT tools that was released in 2013:

  1. CAT tool use by translators: who is using?
  2. CAT tool use by translators: what are they using?

If you have a few minutes to share your input, it would be appreciated.

Participate in the survey here >>

 

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ProZ.com Profile Video Greetings

A new way to add localized video greetings to your main profile, as well as any Pools you're a member of, has been released today on ProZ.com. This feature is currently in alpha testing.

Try it here:Profile settings> Marketing and promotion > Video greetings

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Guest post: Reflections on 2017, my first $US 100,000+ year from translation

DJHartmann is a NAATI Certified Thai-English Translator specializing in the translation of issues relating to applied anthropology, international development, NGO's, refugees and migration, human trafficking, indigenous peoples' rights, the effects of mining and resource extraction on local communities, social impact assessments, land tenure and environmental management.

He is a ProZ.com member and member of the ProZ.com Certified PRO Network.

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Find pharmaceutical translation professionals 

A   pharmaceutical translator pool  has been made available at ProZ.com.  ProZ.com Pools™ make it easier to find and hire freelance professionals working in certain select language industry fields.

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What were the most viewed training videos at ProZ.com for 2017?

In November, 2016 the ProZ.com Plus subscriber video library was added to the Plus package so I thought it would be interesting to share the Top 5 most watched videos from 2017.

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Copywriters wanted for new pool at ProZ.com

A copywriter pool has been launched at ProZ.com. ProZ.com Pools™ make it easier to discover freelance professionals working in certain select fields. All freelance copywriters are invited to join the pool.

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Facebook login added to ProZ.com

Facebook login has been added to the ProZ.com platform. New sign ups and registered users will be allowed to log in using their Facebook account.

What are some advantages?
  • One-click login
  • Another way to sign up
  • Quickly access your account in case of forgotten password

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How do translation companies get more work at ProZ.com?

ProZ.com provides tools and opportunities that translators, translation companies and others in the language industry can use to expand their business. How do translation companies get more work at ProZ.com? 

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Add ProZ.com sign in to your website or application

 

Do you need users to sign in to your website or application? Do not require another password. Allow members of the language community to use their ProZ.com information to sign in. This will save the user time and thus increase adoption on your end.

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Discover literary translators at ProZ.com

A literary translator pool has been launched at ProZ.com. ProZ.com Pools™ make it easier to discover freelance professionals working in certain select fields.

The literary translators pool features professionals with experience translating books, plays, comics/graphics, poetry, short stories and songs.

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Literary translation: An introduction for translators interested in the field

Back in 2013, ProZ.com hosted a virtual event on the topic of literary translation. Prior to the event, I did some research, starting with a review of the relevant site forum. I released the following overview of the field of literary translation to those at the event, but never did anything else with the material.

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Add a new member at a Powwow and dinner is on ProZ.com

ProZ.com founder Henry Dotterer’s cousin Mike Dotterer has been heckling us in the Syracuse, NY headquarters about the sharing economy. He is sure that ProZ.com members will help bring more members in 2018. He challenged us to think of a way in which members could be rewarded for sharing.

The first idea that came to mind for us has to do with ProZ.com powwows.

 

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Introducing a more powerful “About me” editor for your profile

Your “About me” is one of the most prominent parts of your profile and a great tool for describing yourself to potential clients. 

While you have always been able to customize this section using text, images, and various styles, this process has recently been made easier and more visual. Adding images or formatting text in your “About me” no longer requires learning HTML code. Instead, these tasks can now be accomplished through the use of the new visual editor (similar to a word processing program such as Word or Pages).

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Add Netflix Hermes number to subtitler pool profile

The subtitler pool at ProZ.com has added a field for Hermes test information. Those that have
a Hermes number can display this as part of their subtitler pool profile.
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Writing an effective ProZ.com tagline

Question: What is short, to the point, and can help you connect with more of the type of client you want to meet?


Answer: A good tagline.

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Making the most of ProZ.com

Freelancer translators and interpreters, there is one overriding strategy that can really help you to make the most of ProZ.com. It is a simple strategy, and one that applies not just at ProZ.com but on the internet in general. In a nutshell:

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