Shaping the Future: ProZ.com's Mentoring Program 2.0

Hello, vibrant ProZ.com community! I’m Tanya Quintieri, and I’m thrilled to be leading the ProZ.com Mentoring Program 2.0. My journey in the ever-evolving and never-dull language industry started in 2002 as a freelance translator, working with direct clients exclusively. At the time, I didn’t know translation agencies existed, and to this day, the agencies I work with are few and far between.

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The Power of CAT Tools

Are you a new translator or someone returning to the profession after a long time? Welcome! In this rapidly evolving industry, keeping abreast of the latest tools and technologies is crucial to thrive in the translation journey. One such indispensable tool is computer-assisted translation (CAT) software. 

In this blog post, we will explore the importance and advantages of CAT tools for translators. Let's embark on a journey that will equip you with the essential knowledge to navigate the translation landscape with confidence.

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Develop your skills to find new direct clients

 

As a translator, finding direct clients is crucial for your professional growth and success. While there are various avenues to explore, it's important to have a clear strategy in place to connect with the right clients directly. In this blog post, we will outline five essential steps that will help you navigate the process of finding direct clients in 2023 and delve deeper into the first step.

The five steps

✓ Find out who your ideal client is
✓ Know what your ideal clients need
✓ Help them know what your brand is all about
✓ Decide where to look for clients
✓ Pick 2 to 3 marketing mediums and tactics you enjoy using


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Keep track of (and showcase) your continuing professional development using ProZ.com

Dear members,

It is now possible to report and track all of your continuing professional development (CPD) activity through your ProZ.com account. You can keep it as a register just for yourself, or display it as another way to differentiate yourself to potential clients and collaborators. Paying ProZ.com members also have the ability to add certificates of completion where relevant, and request verification of CPD items from ProZ.com staff.

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156 hours of continuing professional development for language professionals, free with the ProZ.com Plus subscription



Dear members,

Last year, 26 hours of interpreter training were added to the basket of goods, services, tools and other resources available with ProZ.com Plus membership.

New courses have been added to this part of the package, representing 130 more hours of training that you can take for free if you have a Plus subscription.

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The people behind ProZ.com: Kodi Dotterer


It's time for another in our series of posts introducing you to the people behind 
ProZ.com...
 
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The 2nd Pro Bono Newsletter: all the latest from the project...

26 hours of interpreter training added to ProZ.com Plus membership

26 hours of interpreter training has been added to the basket of goods, services and resources available with the ProZ.com Plus membership subscription.

As discussed in this year's language services industry report, many interpreters are getting involved in translation. And even more translators are getting involved in interpreting.

In 2017, ProZ.com began, through its partnerships, providing direct paid work for those in the remote interpreting world. Support, project management, and payments are handled by the ProZ.com team in order to facilitate this work and to keep up the quality and consistency of the service provided. In 2022, the average earning from this single channel of work was 2,791 USD among those interpreters who were working. The ProZ.com team intends to increase that average while increasing the incoming work and the number of interpreters who are getting work.

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International Translation Day 2022 live video event features 34 free presentations and 2 members-only networking events

Join the ProZ.com community in celebrating International Translation Day with two full days of online sessions, panel discussions, live interactions and more. Each day, the events will include a remote networking session in the final hour.

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Last campaign prize drawing: these are the winners

The 2021 year-end membership campaign, Stay safe, ended last week. (What? You missed it? Send me a line and we'll figure something out). After three full weeks of intense work, sixteen staff members involved, and great conversations with new and returning members, the largest community of language professionals just got bigger. Thank you, members, once again for your support!

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ProZ.com/TV Giving Tuesday Donation Drive Succeeds in Bringing Together the Community

Another fantastic virtual event, dedicated to celebrating 2021’s edition of Giving Tuesday Day at ProZ.com, took place from November 30th- December 2nd. It featured over 7 hours of free content, a networking session, and giveaways.

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ProZ.com membership: The 120-dollar question

The answers ranged from “None whatsoever” to “I would not be able to function without it”. But what was the question? 

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Join ProZ.com for International Translation Day virtual event.


ProZ.com celebrates International Translation Day with two full days of online sessions, panel discussions, live Q&As, live chat, and more.



Join this free virtual event at 10:00 AM GMT on September 29  and 30 to enjoy:

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Why are CAT tools so important? Podcast with Ulrike Michiels

Ulrike Michiels, Trados savvy professional trainer, joins Paul Urwin, the Head of ProZ.com Training, to discuss CAT tool basics. Ulrike explains what a CAT tool is and how using a CAT tool can help a translator to increase speed and improve consistency. She also explains what's included in the upcoming Trados workshop.

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What is transcreation? Find out in podcast with Nina Sattler-Hovdar

ProZ.com head of training Paul Urwin discusses "Transcreation Essentials" in the latest episode of the ProZ.com podcast. Urwin interviews Nina Sattler-Hovdar, one of the best know global transcreators, and creator of ProZ.com Spotlight Training course "Learn how to get started and prosper in transcreation".

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