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

January 19, 2018 / by Mike Donlin

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? 

Job postings at ProZ.com

Language service providers might find more work through the hundreds of translator job postings at ProZ.com every day. Outsourcers post jobs for professional translation services. Businesses and freelancers may quote on these jobs. Members get first access to these opportunities. 

Translation company and agency directory

The job postings provide immediate satisfaction, but it is not where we find the most business to business connections.

Those seem to start through the translation company and agency directory. There are over 400 searches of the translation company directory every day.

How is it used to find language services?

For example, let us pretend a company here in Syracuse, New York, USA (home of ProZ.com) is responsible for localizing a documentary and needs a subtitling partner to localize the content for India. One could look for that partner through a directory search at ProZ.com, filtering results based on a language service provider's services, location and more.

Note, in our search results business plus members are brought back first, followed by standard and then the other registered accounts.

appear-first.pngShop for the language provider that seems like the best fit, and reach out to them directly or through ProZ.com messaging.

It is important to complete the company profile, as decisions whether to make contact are decided quickly based on what is viewed in the profile.

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ProZ.com BlueBoard
One may also want to review the BlueBoard, to assess risk in doing business with this company. 

The BlueBoard is a searchable database of language job outsourcers with feedback from service providers. It has been an important risk management tool for language service providers since 2001 and includes nearly 150,000 entries across over 13,000 outsourcers.

Members gain additional features in the Blue Board. Among the benefits are pinning favorite reviews to the top and receiving non-payment notifications ahead of publication. 

Be ready. Complete your profile and review the BlueBoard.

Many multi-language vendors are searching for partners in other regions. Be sure your business is optimized and get more work at ProZ.com.

Topics: translation company, directory

Mike Donlin

Written by Mike Donlin

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