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The power of words: Translators without Borders donation drive to provide crisis relief, health information and education

August 2, 2019 / by Jared Tabor

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Since 1993, Translators without Borders (TwB) has been providing translations for non-profit organizations in the areas of crisis relief, health, and education, training new translators in under-resourced languages, and helping to raise awareness about why language is so important in humanitarian work.

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Did you miss UTIC 2019, or want to see something again?

August 1, 2019 / by Jared Tabor

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This year, ProZ.com/TV provided a live broadcast from the Ukrainian Translation Industry Camp (UTIC). If you missed part or all of it, or just want to go back and see some of the sessions again, ProZ.com members will have access to the archived recordings. It definitely looks like a great event was had by all.

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Freelancer success stories

July 31, 2019 / by Jared Tabor posted in freelancer, translator, interpreter

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We all define success in different ways. Do you consider yourself successful? Are you proud or happy about where you are right now in your career? Of professional objectives you have reached? Would you be willing to share with others how you got there? 

A new site area, "Freelancer success stories", is now available under the "Member activities" menu.

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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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ProZ.com 20th anniversary: let's powwow!

July 29, 2019 / by Lü Leszinsky posted in Powwow, events, staff, anniversary

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In 2019, ProZ.com celebrates its 20th anniversary and we would like every site user to celebrate with us. How? By proposing a powwow in your city for the last week of August.

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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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Survey for professional translators and interpreters, your input will be appreciated

July 11, 2019 / by Jared Tabor posted in translation industry

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Common Sense Advisory (CSA), in cooperation with Translators without Borders (TwB) and ProZ.com, is conducting a large-scale survey on translators and interpreters, to research challenges being faced and changes being made by today's professionals. Please consider taking some time to respond to this survey-- your input will be greatly appreciated. Results of this research will be made available to ProZ.com members.

 

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ProZ.com just got bigger: meet new staff members

June 21, 2019 / by Lü Leszinsky posted in Powwow, fun, networking, ProZ.com, translation industry, staff

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The ProZ.com team is multicultural, multilingual, and made up of talented individuals in different parts of the world who are passionate about helping translation industry professionals to achieve business success. 

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So you think you might want to be a freelance translator or interpreter...

June 13, 2019 / by Henry posted in freelancer, translator, interpreter

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Are you wondering whether a career in translating or interpreting may be for you? Here are some questions asked by those aspiring to be freelance translators or interpreters:

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Human response to a changing industry: Part 4

May 22, 2019 / by Jared Tabor posted in translation industry

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