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Have you subscribed to the ProZ.com podcast?

January 21, 2021 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer, translator, staff, podcast

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Have you added podcasts as a way to pass the time, or for targeted personal growth this year? If you have not done so already, I would suggest subscribing to the ProZ.com podcast hosted by head of training Paul Urwin.

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Are you successful as a professional?

January 15, 2021 / by Mike Donlin

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This blog post recaps a series of posts from Andrew Morris in the Translators & Interpreters (ProZ.com) facebook group.

A simple question. Unpack it or comment as you will. But all I’m going to ask for now is: 

Are you successful as a professional?

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Get these 3 friends to review your professional profile

January 14, 2021 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer, profile, translator, jobs

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How much time have you spent improving your profile? Being critical of yourself it not easy for everyone. Do you need help? Get 3 friends to review your profile, but choose 3 different kinds of friends to review your profile to get more results. Find a friend in the language industry, a friend who hires people in any line of work, and a friend who loves you no matter what.

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How freelancers bank without a home

January 13, 2021 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer, payments, PayPal, ProZ*Pay

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Are you a freelancer constantly on the move? In a world where living as a digital nomad is becoming more and more common, it leaves us wondering how to transition from a traditional lifestyle to one unencumbered by physical boundaries. 

One of the largest concerns is financing; how do freelancers bank without a home? Let's discuss how freelancers can bank while on the move.

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3 ways ProZ.com can help with your New Year's resolutions

January 5, 2021 / by Mike Donlin

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Did you make any resolutions for the new year? Maybe you established some personal goals for yourself in 2021. I've got three ways ProZ.com can help with your resolutions in the new year - take the time to promote yourself, start learning today, and send your invoices on time.

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Goodbye 2020! See top 10 ProZ.com blog posts this year

December 25, 2020 / by Mike Donlin posted in profile, translator, translator tools, translation, COVID-19, kudoz

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Of the 150 blog posts written by ProZ.com site staff in 2020, it is only fitting that a blog post about the disease that defined 2020, COVID-19, topped the list of most read blog posts. Other popular posts included those about how to position yourself for jobs, ways to improve profiles, explanations of some site features and the most popular from the translation postcard series.

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ProZ.com Podcast: Working from home and parenting with Lu Leszinsky

December 19, 2020 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer, translator, staff, women in translation, COVID-19, podcast

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This latest ProZ.com podcast covered working from home and parenting with ProZ.com director of platform Lu Leszinsky. ProZ.com head of training Paul Urwin chats with Lu about how to manage being a parent and working from home with your family. Leszinsky shares some great, practical tips for reducing stress and helping your kids get more involved, while still working effectively.
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Interpreters that get the job done and more discussed in latest ProZ.com podcast

November 19, 2020 / by Mike Donlin posted in translator, interpreter, training, jobs, games, podcast

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The latest ProZ.com podcast episode features Dr. Jonathan Downie's conversation with with ProZ.com head of training Paul Urwin around topical issues for interpreters.

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Video game localization and networking discussed in latest ProZ.com podcast

November 4, 2020 / by Mike Donlin posted in translator, training, game localization, games, game localizers, podcast

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The latest ProZ.com podcast episode features ATA certified English-Spanish translator and CEO of Terra Translations Marina IlariIlari talks with ProZ.com head of training Paul Urwin about basics of video game localization and networking.

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How skill stacking can help you provide complete service to clients [video]

October 27, 2020 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer, profile, training, jobs, ProZTV

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In the recent International Translation Day event at ProZ.com, Daniel Coria took part in a "How to get more clients" panel (along with Martina Russo and Stephen Rifkind). One concept that Coria mentioned, that of "skill stacking", definitely struck a chord with ProZ.com Head of Training Paul Urwin.

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Save hours this month, unload bulk payments to freelancers to ProZ*Pay

October 23, 2020 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer, payments, payoneer, PayPal, ProZ*Pay, LSP

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Using freelancers for language jobs can help save time and make LSPs more efficient. Paying freelancers from around the world is not efficient. Imagine if the time to onboard and pay those same freelancers were eliminated.

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Parenting, communities, how to get new clients, SDL Trados 2021 and inside the mind of a translator on day two of ITD 2020

September 30, 2020 / by Mike Donlin posted in interpreter, professional development, training, conference, networking, events, translation, ProZ.com, ProZ.com membership, marketing, ProZTV

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Join ProZ.com/TV for the second day of a free live event on October 1 to celebrate International Translation Day. ITD 2020 streams live through ProZ.com and its social media platforms starting at 9:55 GMT on Thursday.

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Yoga at your desk, audiovisual translation, interpreting, collaboration and more on ITD 2020 day one

September 29, 2020 / by Mike Donlin posted in interpreter, professional development, training, conference, networking, events, translation, ProZ.com, ProZ.com membership, marketing, ProZTV

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Join ProZ.com/TV for a free live event September 30 and October 1 to celebrate International Translation Day. ITD 2020 streams live through ProZ.com and its social media platforms starting at 9:20 GMT on Wednesday.

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International Translation Day 2020 event includes new networking activities

September 23, 2020 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer, training, conference, networking, CAT tools, ProZTV, SDL

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ProZ.com celebrates International Translation Day with two full days of online sessions, panel discussions, live Q&As, live chat, and more! For the first time, International Translation Day will include remote networking sessions to meet colleagues and peers from your home right after the conference is over.

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Join SDL Trados Studio 2021 virtual conference at ProZ.com on September 17

September 16, 2020 / by Mike Donlin posted in CAT tools, ProZTV, education, SDL

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SDL, a leader in translation memory, terminology and machine translation software, will present a virtual conference at ProZ.com on Thursday, Sept 17. The event will feature presentations about the launch of SDL Trados Studio 2021 and a live Q&A with SDL experts, and you can join for free ─no registration needed!

The event streams live starting at 12:30 p.m. GMT

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