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Finding the funny in freelance translation

September 10, 2018 / by Jared Tabor posted in freelancer, fun

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I'll admit it, I wasn't paying attention. I was caught off guard.

 

Suddenly, it just... arrived.

 

I'm talking about the latest edition in the Mox saga, Mox IV: What would Calvo do?

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Interview: Tees for Translators with Stefanie Sendelbach

September 7, 2018 / by Jared Tabor posted in fun

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Stefanie Sendelbach is an English and Portuguese to German translator specializing in marketing and IT. She is a long-time member of ProZ.com and a part of the Certified PRO Network.

Stefanie is also the creator of Tees for Translators, which showcases t-shirts designed with the translator, interpreter and language lover in mind.

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"La sociedad transparente" contest: which translations will win?

August 10, 2018 / by Tatiana posted in freelancer, translator, literary translation, fun, networking, translation contests

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The translation contest "La sociedad transparente" (with a source text in Spanish) is going into the Hybrid phase today. During this phase, any user registered at ProZ.com can:

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Translation contest: Speak now or forever hold your... silence?

August 3, 2018 / by Tatiana posted in freelancer, translator, literary translation, fun, networking, translation contests

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The translation contest “The Sounds of Silence” has made it to the Finals, and it's time to choose the winners.

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Interview: “The Sounds of Silence” contest and the first entry ever in sign language

July 30, 2018 / by Tatiana posted in freelancer, translator, literary translation, fun, networking, translation contests, sign language

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Ramon Woolfe is a British Sign Language (BSL) and International Sign (IS) translator, presenter, director, mentor, founder and CEO of Drip Media and campaigner for awareness for BSL and the deaf community, and the first user in the history of ProZ.com translation contests to make an entry in sign language.

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Translation contests: pick the winners in one, submit an entry in the other

July 6, 2018 / by Tatiana posted in freelancer, translator, literary translation, fun, networking, translation contests

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ProZ.com powwows: networking with complements

June 21, 2018 / by Helen Shepelenko posted in professional development, Powwow, fun, events

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Powwows are informal get-togethers of groups of ProZ.com users living in close proximity. The events are organized by local translators, for local translators.

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Submissions open for the new ProZ.com translation contest

June 5, 2018 / by Tatiana posted in translator, literary translation, fun, translation contests

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A new edition of the ProZ.com translation contests, “The Sounds of Silence”, is on and submissions are open, with a source text in English.

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Three experiences you don’t want to miss at BP

May 10, 2018 / by Tatiana posted in freelancer, translator, interpreter, training, translation events, fun, conference, networking, CPD

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BP is an annual conference that brings translators from all over the globe together to talk about industry trends, marketing, CPD and more. And network. And have fun.

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Celebrating ten years of translators and interpreters coming together in Cardiff

May 3, 2018 / by Jared Tabor posted in translator, interpreter, professional development, translation events, fun

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For those not familiar, a ProZ.com powwow is an informal, local get-together of language professionals. Any ProZ.com member can propose and organize a powwow in their area. Since 2001, thousands of powwows have been held around the world, in 110 countries.

So far, 454 powwows have been held in 63 cities in the UK, with 3,748 attendees total. At least 50 of those powwows have been organized by Victoria Burns and Alexandra Chapman. This May 5th, Alexandra and Victoria are celebrating 10 years of powwows in Cardiff by holding -- you guessed it -- another powwow!

I asked Alexandra and Victoria to talk a bit about how the Cardiff powwows got started, what the experience has been like, and what benefits they have been able to see from coming together in person with colleagues. Here is what they had to say:

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