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The people behind ProZ.com: Florencia Vita

March 27, 2020 / by Andrew Morris posted in ProZ.com, ProZ.com membership, language industry, meet the team

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Over at the Translators and Interpreters (ProZ.com) Facebook Group, there are plans for a series of weekly posts introducing you to the people behind ProZ.com. Some of them you may have come across, while others have remained in the shadows… until now! In the weeks and months ahead, we’ll get to know all of them in turn. This is our seventh profile.
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The people behind ProZ.com: Yana Dovgopol

March 20, 2020 / by Andrew Morris posted in ProZ.com, ProZ.com membership, language industry, meet the team

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Over at the Translators and Interpreters (ProZ.com) Facebook Group, there are plans for a series of weekly posts introducing you to the people behind ProZ.com. Some of them you may have come across, while others have remained in the shadows… until now! In the weeks and months ahead, we’ll get to know all of them in turn. This is our sixth profile.
 
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The people behind ProZ.com: Mike Donlin

March 14, 2020 / by Andrew Morris posted in ProZ.com, ProZ.com membership, language industry, meet the team

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Over at the Translators and Interpreters (ProZ.com) Facebook Group, there are plans for a series of weekly posts introducing you to the people behind ProZ.com. Some of them you may have come across, while others have remained in the shadows… until now! In the weeks and months ahead, we’ll get to know all of them in turn. This is our fifth profile.
 
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The people behind ProZ.com: Jared Tabor

March 6, 2020 / by Andrew Morris posted in ProZ.com, ProZ.com membership, Argentina, language industry, meet the team

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Over at the Translators and Interpreters (ProZ.com) Facebook Group, there are plans for a series of weekly posts introducing you to the people behind ProZ.com. Some of them you may have come across, while others have remained in the shadows… until now! In the weeks and months ahead, we’ll get to know all of them in turn. This is our fourth profile.

It all begins with a classic story, back in 1996: guy meets girl (she’s a foreign exchange student in high school), takes a gap year, travels from his native Utah to be with her in Argentina, breaks up with her. But along the way he gets to know the language and the culture, and ends up staying. Every year, he tells himself “Next year I’ll go back”, but next year never comes, and it’s now been well over 20 years. Jared Tabor’s Spanish is of course now fluent, with more than a hint of Argentinian accent.

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How to write an effective job quote

March 1, 2020 / by Andrea Capuselli posted in freelancer, profile, translator, membership, jobs, ProZ.com membership

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As a freelance language professional on ProZ.com, there are many ways for you to find work. The vast majority of the workload that flows through the site comes from clients searching the Translators Directory or ProZ Find, so a good ProZ.com profile is a must to meet new clients through the site.

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The people behind ProZ.com: Lu Leszinsky

February 28, 2020 / by Andrew Morris posted in ProZ.com, ProZ.com membership, Argentina, language industry, meet the team

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Over at the Translators and Interpreters (ProZ.com) Facebook Group, there are plans for a series of weekly posts introducing you to the people behind ProZ.com. Some of them you may have come across, while others have remained in the shadows… until now! In the weeks and months ahead, we’ll get to know all of them in turn. This is our third profile.

Originally Lu Leszinsky wanted to help people through becoming a doctor and working for Doctors without Borders. But life took a different turn, via a move to live on her own, aged just 17, followed by a degree in translation in La Plata, near Buenos Aires, where ProZ.com has an office. Medicine’s loss is our gain!

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Get ProZ.com membership through local contacts in local currency

January 29, 2020 / by Mike Donlin posted in business membership, ProZ.com membership

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Options are available to purchase membership at ProZ.com through local payment contacts in 21 different countries. This means you or your business can benefit from ProZ.com membership by purchasing in your currency in a way that might be more effective for you.

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Are you receiving language job notifications via ProZ.com?

January 21, 2020 / by Mike Donlin posted in jobs, ProZ.com membership, facebook, email, notifications

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Did you know you can set preferences on language jobs related emails in all sorts of ways, to make your experience with ProZ.com better serve your needs? Interesting and lucrative opportunities from language companies and end clients are posted as jobs hundreds of times each day.

Many users set their email preferences at ProZ.com and forget them. 

This post is your reminder. If you want to know about jobs posted in your language pairs, translation jobs, interpreting jobs, specialties, working fields and interest fields, make sure that you are set to receive jobs notifications.

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Guest post: How to become a game translator by Seweryn Kulak of Poland

January 17, 2020 / by Mike Donlin posted in pools, game localization, game localizers, ProZ.com membership

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This guest post was written by ProZ.com professional member Seweryn Kułak for aspiring game translators in Poland. He has translated it into English for publishing at ProZ.com.

The "gaming" industry is gaining momentum every year and is becoming more and more popular. New technologies and software and many others have significantly improved this process - On Steam alone in 2018, 9050 games were released (for comparison, in 2008 it was only 183).

We can easily see that computer games are gaining popularity every year. Unfortunately, most of them are published in English (for obvious reasons).

And this is where the computer games translator comes in. For people who know foreign languages and spend a few hours a day in front of the monitor screen, it would seem like a dream job.

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Keys to getting a good response to job posts

March 29, 2019 / by Mike Donlin posted in freelancer, jobs, ProZ.com membership

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Many jobs are posted by outsourcers at ProZ.com every day. Each one competes for the attention of the 900,000+ registered language professionals. 

How can your business get great responses to job posts?

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Best wishes for 2019 from the ProZ.com site team

December 28, 2018 / by Jared Tabor posted in ProZ.com membership

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ProZ.com report to members, 2018

December 4, 2018 / by Jared Tabor posted in translator tools, ProZ.com membership

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Dear members,

Next year marks 20 years of ProZ.com helping language professionals to expand their businesses and improve their work, while networking and also having fun. Here's a glimpse/reminder of what ProZ.com looked like back in the beginning.

Since then, ProZ.com paying members have been using an ever-growing suite of services and benefits the site provides to take their careers to the next level. They are also the reason the site has been able to offer those tools and opportunities, and the reason the site is available to everyone. So if you are a paying member of ProZ.com and are reading this, thank you! The ProZ.com site team is here to serve you.

Here is what has been going on at ProZ.com since the last report to members.

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New Plus package benefit: TransPDF credits

November 1, 2018 / by Alejandro Cavalitto posted in TransPDF, ProZ.com membership, PDF translation, Plus package

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TransPDF is an online service provided by Iceni Technology Ltd. which allows you to convert PDF files to XLIFF for use with your own translation tools. You can then convert your translated XLIFF back to PDF. Every final PDF from transpdf.com can be edited free-of-charge with Infix PDF Editor 7.

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