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On-demand interpreter Carlos Rocha de la Rosa connects for work from the Dominican Republic

October 23, 2019 / by Mike Donlin posted in interpreter, ProZ Pay™

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Carlos Rocha de la Rosa is an expert Spanish interpreter/translator who resides in the Dominican Republic. He has been a top performing interpreter for on-demand interpreting assignments via ProZ.com's partnership with Boostlingo. As part of the interpreter network, he receives payments from the ProZ*Pay platform.

He took a few minutes to answer some questions, and show us the ultimate remote interpreter home office.

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How to use PayPal for individual ProZ*Pay payments

July 30, 2019 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer, translation company, payments, payoneer, ProZ Pay™, PayPal

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Do you find that when you try to pay a freelancer with PayPal, they can't accept it? ProZ*Pay offers you the option to fund your payment with PayPal while the recipient receives payment in the way they prefer.

Funding an individual payment with PayPal can be completed immediately through ProZ*Pay.


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Outsourcers see ProZ*Pay links to help clear Blue Board non-payment reports

July 25, 2019 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer, ProZ Pay™, business page, Blue Board

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The ProZ.com Blue Board has been an important risk management tool for language service providers since 2001. It provides language professionals a place to give feedback on the likelihood of working again with an outsourcer.

Most entries highlight positive relationships. ProZ.com is a place where companies and language service providers meet and engage in good-faith transactions.

It is also a place to report negatively when payment has not been received. Cases of non-payment are taken seriously at ProZ.com.

When non-payment reports are made, outsourcers now see a link to ProZ*Pay where a payment may be made immediately.

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Pages are for businesses, profiles for individuals

May 19, 2019 / by Mike Donlin posted in profile, translation company, directory, business membership, business page

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ProZ.com recently added business pages to the platform. This change brings ProZ.com more in line with similar platforms where businesses are displayed differently from employees.

So from now on at ProZ.com, profiles are for people, pages are for businesses.

This might be new to some businesses whose company identity was often shared among many employees. Every employee is now invited to build their own profile, for a unique identity. Each confirmed employee will also be able to perform actions on behalf of the business.  

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Facebook group for project managers, vendor managers and translation company owners

May 17, 2019 / by Mike Donlin posted in translation company, business membership, fun, facebook

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Are you a project manager, vendor manager, or the owner of a translation company?

Would you like additional opportunities to comfortably network and communicate with others in similar roles?

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Agency criteria: What freelance translators want

April 22, 2019 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer, translation company, business membership

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Recently in our Facebook group, made up of 25,000 freelance translators from all four corners of the globe, we asked them what they thought were the criteria that should entitle an agency to a ribbon.

How do you measure up?

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Keys to getting a good response to job posts

March 29, 2019 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer, jobs, ProZ.com membership

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Many jobs are posted by outsourcers at ProZ.com every day. Each one competes for the attention of the 900,000+ registered language professionals. 

How can your business get great responses to job posts?

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"Human response to a changing industry" talk on Monday at GALA 2019 in Munich

March 22, 2019 / by Mike Donlin posted in translator, translator tools, translation events, translation, GALA

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Heading to GALA 2019 in Munich? Henry Dotterer and Jared Tabor of ProZ.com will be giving a talk there on the future of the industry.

The talk, titled "Human Response to a Changing Industry", will be given at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 25. It is in the first session, following the welcome and keynote.

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How to increase views on your business page

March 6, 2019 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer, translation company, directory, translation company, directory, business membership, search

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Businesses were recently moved away from individual profiles and into business pages. The business page makes it easier to connect businesses with their employees and for those employees to share business identification, membership and act on behalf of a business at ProZ.com. 

Since the launch, business pages have been showcased in the Translation Company & agency directory, added to employee profiles, and have been linked other places on the site.

How can your business increase views to its business page? 

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Where does my business rank in the translation agencies & companies directory?

February 20, 2019 / by Mike Donlin posted in translation company, business membership

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Enrichments to how businesses are displayed at ProZ.com have been taking place over the past several months. 

The increased data has resulted in enhancements for finding businesses. More can be done now to highlight your business for end clients, potential partners, freelance translators and more. 

Where does your business rank in the translation agencies & companies directory at ProZ.com?

The answer to that question is now immediately available to all recognized employees of a business.

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