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Translator and globetrotter: Elena Romero

August 17, 2020 / by Andrew Morris posted in freelancer, language jobs, freelancer, profile, translator, interpreter

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The first thing that strikes you about Elena Romero is how relaxed she is. Not to mention her easy-going and fluent English. Surely it can’t all be because she spent two years in London in her early 20s? But dig a little deeper and you see why: Elena spends her life travelling, much of it in English. Having left the narrow confines of her small town in the Canaries (ironically enough, a destination coveted by most of the world), she has roamed extensively – in Europe and SE Asia in particular, and counts Bali among her favourite places of all.

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Portrait of an Entrepreneur: Yassine El Bouknify in Morocco

August 10, 2020 / by Andrew Morris posted in freelancer, language jobs, freelancer, profile, translator, interpreter

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Ask Yassine El Bouknify what he enjoys about being a freelance translator and he responds without hesitation: the chance to work with other professionals and clients; the mobility bundled up with the job, and the ability to choose who he works for. In short, being his own boss. Just two years into his career, he’s obviously understood what makes freelance life tick. 

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Are you choosing the best service providers for your projects?

May 7, 2020 / by Rocío Tempone posted in freelancer, language jobs, translation company, directory, business membership, jobs, language industry, risk management, translation agency, LSP

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OK, so you posted your job, sent private messages and now you have many quotes from potential service providers. The next step is choosing who you want to work with. Sounds easy enough, but how do you know who will be the best match, the most reliable language professional?

Here's what you should look for when choosing the best service provider:

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Mistakes to avoid when posting a job

April 9, 2020 / by Rocío Tempone posted in freelancer, language jobs, translation company, business membership, jobs, language industry

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Have you ever posted a job on ProZ.com and wondered why you didn’t get as many quotes as you had expected? 

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Making a living during COVID-19

April 4, 2020 / by Lucía Leszinsky posted in freelancer, language jobs, freelancer, interpreter, Powwow, translation events, marketing for language professionals, jobs, networking, translation contests, clients, events, meetings, invoicing, translation, ProZ.com, translation industry, Blue Board, community, language industry, COVID-19, ProZTV

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By now, the entire world knows that the current Covid-19 outbreak has --and will continue to have--  an enormous impact on freelance financial lives. However, language professionals who usually work on-site --interpreters, project managers, teachers-- don't necessarily have to live off savings during the current quarantine. ProZ.com has a few tricks up its sleeve to make money starting this weekend and while at home, and supplement your income during these uncertain times.

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COVID-19 related jobs can be tagged for language job postings

April 1, 2020 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer, language jobs, freelancer, translator, translation company, business membership, jobs, COVID-19

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A jobs checkbox on ProZ.com with a new COVID-19 tag now enables job posters to tag their jobs as "Covid-19" and service providers to filter Covid-19 jobs. Many job posters are already using this option to connect with some of the 1 million language professionals at ProZ.com.

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

February 6, 2020 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer, language jobs, professional development, directory, jobs, ProZ.com, Blue Board

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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?

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Try the new ProZ.com instant login button in Protemos!

July 24, 2018 / by Enrique posted in freelancer, language jobs, freelancer, translator, project management, integrations, Translation Management Software

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4 tips to stand out in the Game Localizer pool

May 15, 2018 / by Enrique posted in video, freelancer, language jobs, profile, directory, jobs, game localization, games, game localizers

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The best game localizers are applying to earn a place in this pool. There's nothing like it out there.


Below you will find some tips to get your application going in no time.

 

Apply to the Game Localizer pool

 

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Improve your ProZ.com profile from your mobile phone

April 27, 2018 / by Lucía Leszinsky posted in freelancer, language jobs, freelancer, profile, translator, tagline, marketing for language professionals, iOS, Android, mobile, mobile app

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ProZ.com Mobile, the application developed by ProZ.com for use on mobile devices, now offers the possibility of updating basic profile information even when your are away from your computer.

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Translators Plus part 4: On proofs and puddings

March 21, 2018 / by Jared Tabor posted in freelancer, language jobs, translator tools, marketing for language professionals

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ProZ.com Plus membership comes with all the benefits members have come to know over the past nineteen years, plus a lot of new tools and opportunities designed with the serious freelance language professional in mind. This series takes a look at these additional benefits, one at a time.

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"The proof is in the pudding," I've heard, in response to the question "How do you show potential clients you can deliver what they are looking for, at the quality they seek?"

 

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Guest post: Reflections on 2017, my first $US 100,000+ year from translation

January 30, 2018 / by Alejandro Cavalitto posted in freelancer, language jobs, freelancer, translator, professional development, membership

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DJHartmann is a NAATI Certified Thai-English Translator specializing in the translation of issues relating to applied anthropology, international development, NGO's, refugees and migration, human trafficking, indigenous peoples' rights, the effects of mining and resource extraction on local communities, social impact assessments, land tenure and environmental management.

He is a ProZ.com member and member of the ProZ.com Certified PRO Network.

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