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ProZ.com turns 20: thank you!

September 27, 2019 / by Lü Leszinsky posted in translator, ProZ.com, translation industry, anniversary, community, 20 years, celebration, language industry

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It's 1999, the human population of the world surpasses six billion, the number of Internet users worldwide has just reached 150 million, and the EURO currency is adopted by an important number of European countries; SpongeBob SquarePants premieres on Nickelodeon and The Matrix, The Sixth Sense and Star Wars: Episode I are released; Barbie Doll turns forty and the world is getting ready for the year 2000 by running tests for the millennium bug; My Space is officially released while Bluetooth is announced, and Red Hot Chili Peppers and Christina Aguilera take over the radio. And while these capture the world's attention, ProZ.com makes its first appearance as a website for freelancers in April, re-vamped in August as a translation-specific web portal.

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Celebrating 20 years with the ProZ.com Argentinian team

September 18, 2019 / by Andrea Capuselli posted in translator, Powwow, translation contests, events, translation industry, Argentina

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On Friday, August 30th, we met at a pancake cafe & diner in San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina,to celebrate ProZ.com’s 20th anniversary. It was the first ProZ.com powwow for many of us, including the newly added staff members from the Argentinian team. We ended up being forty people --taking up more tables than planned-- and we had a lot of fun!

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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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Freelancer success stories

July 31, 2019 / by Jared Tabor posted in freelancer, translator, interpreter

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We all define success in different ways. Do you consider yourself successful? Are you proud or happy about where you are right now in your career? Of professional objectives you have reached? Would you be willing to share with others how you got there? 

A new site area, "Freelancer success stories", is now available under the "Member activities" menu.

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So you think you might want to be a freelance translator or interpreter...

June 13, 2019 / by Henry posted in freelancer, translator, interpreter

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Are you wondering whether a career in translating or interpreting may be for you? Here are some questions asked by those aspiring to be freelance translators or interpreters:

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"Human response to a changing industry" talk on Monday at GALA 2019 in Munich

March 22, 2019 / by Mike Donlin posted in translator, translator tools, translation events, translation, GALA

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Heading to GALA 2019 in Munich? Henry Dotterer and Jared Tabor of ProZ.com will be giving a talk there on the future of the industry.

The talk, titled "Human Response to a Changing Industry", will be given at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 25. It is in the first session, following the welcome and keynote.

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ProZ.com community choice awards 2018: winners in translation

November 14, 2018 / by Jared Tabor posted in translator

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The results are in. Thank you to everyone who nominated candidates, and all who voted in this year’s Community choice awards. Here are the winners in the translation-related categories:

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Put it in a bowl, add dust and mash it up!

September 27, 2018 / by Lü Leszinsky posted in translator, translation contests, translation, ProZ.com Mobile, ProZ.com

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ProZ.com is running the first hybrid translation contest, "Dust Bowl". This contest will take place through the ProZ.com website, the ProZ.com Mobile app and the site's Facebook page.

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Who are 2018's most outstanding translation and interpreting professionals? You decide.

September 4, 2018 / by Jared Tabor posted in translator, interpreter, marketing for language professionals, networking

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Every year since 2013, the ProZ.com community choice awards are held to place a spotlight on language professionals who are active, influential or otherwise outstanding in various media, in both translation and interpreting. Nominees and winners are determined entirely by the ProZ.com community.

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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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