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A ProZ.com overview: Some of the site's most popular features

February 6, 2020 / by Mike Donlin

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Serving the world's largest community of translators, ProZ.com delivers a comprehensive network of essential services, resources and experiences that enhance the lives of its members. What are some of the site's most popular features?ProZ.com website, the world's largest community of freelance language professionals, includes many features. This post has been shared to describe some of the most basic and popular features. This overview is also available on the ProZ.com site. 

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Give and receive help translating tough terms
The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases. As of this writing, there have been 3,721,112 translation questions asked. All of these questions and their suggested translations have produced a very useful searchable archive.
Learn more about KudoZ or see more terminology resources


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Hire language professionals and meet new clients
ProZ.com is the number one source of new clients for translators. Translation and interpreting jobs are posted through the job system, and interested parties may then submit a quote. In addition to the job posting system, there is also a searchable directory of freelance translators and interpreters that may be used to locate language professionals.

Leave feedback about outsourcers, read feedback bothers
The Blue Board is a searchable database of language job outsourcers with feedback from service providers. ProZ.com users that have worked with a particular outsourcer are permitted to enter a number from 1 to 5 corresponding to his or her "likelihood of working again" with a  given outsourcer, as well as a short comment. With over 15,000 outsourcers on file, it's good practice to consult the Blue Board before accepting a job from a new client.

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Discuss translation issues with other professionals
Discuss issues relevant to being a translator or interpreter in forums such as Localization, CAT tools technical help, Getting established, Subtitling, etc.

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Attend ProZ.com events - conferences, trainings and powwows
There are ProZ.com conferences, training sessions (online and offline) and powwows (informal get-togethers of groups of ProZ.com users living in close proximity) happening all over the world. These events are a great way to expand your skills, meet new professionals, and have fun!

ProZ.com was created in 1999 (20+ years ago) by a translator. It is maintained today by a staff of 25 working from offices in the United States, Argentina, and Ukraine as well as remotely from locations around the world.

Questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out to us. The best way to contact site administrators is by submitting a support request.

We invite you to explore membership at ProZ.com to get the most out of the platform.

Topics: freelancer, language jobs, professional development, directory, jobs, ProZ.com, Blue Board

Mike Donlin

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