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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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How are freelance translators impacted by the United States government shutdown?

January 22, 2019 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer

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The active shutdown of the federal government is the longest in United States history, entering its 32nd day as of this writing.

Over 400,000 federal workers are not being paid and others have been put on a temporary leave (furloughed).  The United States media has focused on the long lines at the airport and national parks are left unattended since the shutdown started on December 22, 2018.

How has the government shutdown impacted freelancers in the language industry? 

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Just OK is not OK for your professional profile

January 9, 2019 / by Mike Donlin

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AT&T has launched a popular series of amusing advertisements called “Just OK Is Not OK”.

In this campaign, the world's largest telecommunications company, created situations where a service provider is telling a concerned client that they are "OK" at their work. The humorous situations involve a tattoo artist, surgeon, an auto repair shop suggesting they are not bad, but maybe also not very good at these tasks.

Keep this clever campaign in mind when updating your professional or business profile for 2019. 

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Most popular blog posts of 2018

December 21, 2018 / by Mike Donlin posted in Netflix, subtitling, freelancer, interpreter, membership, translator tools, business membership, marketing for language professionals, translation

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Blogs started to appear in this format at the start of 2018. The content at ProZ.com has been used to discuss language industry trends, inform of site enhancements, and sometimes just to share a laugh. 

Of the 98 posts shared in 2018 from 12 different authors, here are the 10 that were most read.

 

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