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Twenty years of fair play: thank you all, moderators!

September 6, 2019 / by Lucía Leszinsky posted in freelancer, profile, professional development, marketing for language professionals, fun, networking, translation, anniversary, moderators

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ProZ.com the website has been around since 1999, and so have those who have volunteered to foster and protect the positive, results-oriented atmosphere of the site: the moderators.

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Profile picture, name, and tagline: why they matter

August 26, 2019 / by Hayjor Roca posted in profile, translator, interpreter, tagline, directory, marketing, photo, image

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Looking for a translator within a platform with over a million users can be difficult, and standing out from the crowd can be seen as an impossible task. However, there are a few things you can do to increase your possibilities to meet new clients within ProZ.com that do not take too much time or effort.

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Pages are for businesses, profiles for individuals

May 19, 2019 / by Mike Donlin posted in profile, translation company, directory, business membership, business page

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ProZ.com recently added business pages to the platform. This change brings ProZ.com more in line with similar platforms where businesses are displayed differently from employees.

So from now on at ProZ.com, profiles are for people, pages are for businesses.

This might be new to some businesses whose company identity was often shared among many employees. Every employee is now invited to build their own profile, for a unique identity. Each confirmed employee will also be able to perform actions on behalf of the business.  

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More than 20,000 industry players have already tried ProZ.com Mobile

June 18, 2018 / by Lucía Leszinsky posted in freelancer, profile, translator, interpreter, directory, translator tools, iOS, Android, mobile, mobile app, jobs, networking, clients

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Since its release in 2016, ProZ.com mobile for Android and iOS has already been installed and tried by more than 20,000 translators, interpreters, clients and others in the language industry --22,792 to be precise!

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Clients are looking for experts - get found!

June 8, 2018 / by Enrique posted in pools, profile, clients

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Pools are specialized groups of screened experts. Each pool gathers different types of professionals depending on the service they offer or the area of the industry they work in.

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Add PayPal, Skrill and other payment information to your profile

May 24, 2018 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer, profile, payments

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When an outsourcer and freelancer meet via ProZ.com and agree to do business, neither side is charged any commissions or fees.

Outsourcers may want to make sure the payment process can be completed and the freelancer is payable. Adding PayPal or Skrill payment information to a profile is one way a translator may show payability. 

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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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How do I get a credential verified at ProZ.com?

April 17, 2018 / by Mike Donlin posted in pools, freelancer, profile

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Language-related credentials reported by ProZ.com members may be verified. These credentials are shown in the professional profile, some pools and might be used to restrict job postings.

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Log in to your ProZ.com account using your Google, LinkedIn, or Facebook credentials

March 24, 2018 / by Jared Tabor posted in profile, integrations

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In case you had not noticed, you can now log in to your ProZ.com account using your Google, Facebook, or LinkedIn credentials. The Google and Facebook options have already been announced here previously, in separate posts.

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Creating an engaging 'About Me': Getting in the right mindset

February 19, 2018 / by Tatiana posted in profile

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Your About me section is the most flexible and customizable marketing tool available in your freelancer profile at ProZ.com. As such, you should be taking full advantage of it: it’s your chance to shine, to stand out, to separate yourself from every other run-of-the-mill profile out there offering the same services you do.

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ProZ.com Profile Video Greetings

February 2, 2018 / by Nate Hill posted in pools, freelancer, profile

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A new way to add localized video greetings to your main profile, as well as any Pools you're a member of, has been released today on ProZ.com. This feature is currently in alpha testing.

Try it here:Profile settings> Marketing and promotion > Video greetings

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Facebook login added to ProZ.com

January 21, 2018 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer, profile, membership

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Facebook login has been added to the ProZ.com platform. New sign ups and registered users will be allowed to log in using their Facebook account.

What are some advantages?
  • One-click login
  • Another way to sign up
  • Quickly access your account in case of forgotten password

Already registered at ProZ.com?

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Introducing a more powerful “About me” editor for your profile

January 5, 2018 / by Alex White posted in freelancer, profile

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Your “About me” is one of the most prominent parts of your profile and a great tool for describing yourself to potential clients. 

While you have always been able to customize this section using text, images, and various styles, this process has recently been made easier and more visual. Adding images or formatting text in your “About me” no longer requires learning HTML code. Instead, these tasks can now be accomplished through the use of the new visual editor (similar to a word processing program such as Word or Pages).

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Writing an effective ProZ.com tagline

December 27, 2017 / by Henry posted in freelancer, profile, tagline

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Question: What is short, to the point, and can help you connect with more of the type of client you want to meet?


Answer: A good tagline.

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