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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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Congratulations to the winners of The Tides of Tech translation contest!

December 9, 2019 / by Julieta Llamazares posted in translation contests

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Last few hours: 26 language pairs need your vote to choose a winner

December 6, 2019 / by Andrea Capuselli posted in translation contests

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Put your sharp eye to the test and choose the winners for the ProZ.com translation contest

November 22, 2019 / by Andrea Capuselli posted in translation contests

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Calling all specialists to help build comprehensive glossaries

November 21, 2019 / by Andrea Capuselli posted in ProZ.com, community

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Last chance to help decide the finalists for "The Tides of Tech" translation contest

October 29, 2019 / by Andrea Capuselli posted in translation contests

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The latest ProZ.com translation contest, "The Tides of Tech", is extending the qualifications phase for a week in 12 language-pairs, to give them a last chance to move onto finals. Take a second to rate these translations and help your colleagues move onto the next phase of the competition!

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On-demand interpreter Carlos Rocha de la Rosa connects for work from the Dominican Republic

October 23, 2019 / by Mike Donlin posted in interpreter, ProZ Pay™

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Carlos Rocha de la Rosa is an expert Spanish interpreter/translator who resides in the Dominican Republic. He has been a top performing interpreter for on-demand interpreting assignments via ProZ.com's partnership with Boostlingo. As part of the interpreter network, he receives payments from the ProZ*Pay platform.

He took a few minutes to answer some questions, and show us the ultimate remote interpreter home office.

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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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New ProZ.com translation contest: “The Tides of Tech”

September 24, 2019 / by Julieta Llamazares posted in translation contests

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What’s that nice looking medal some members are showing off in their profiles?” Well, those members won a ProZ.com contest, and you can be the next winner in your language pair!

Until October 4th you have the chance to participate in this new contest, launched as part of the celebrations of ProZ.com's 20th anniversary. So, brush up your competitive skills and send your submission »

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Improvements to "What I am working on", Project History, keyword directory search

September 19, 2019 / by Jared Tabor posted in marketing for language professionals

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Some recent minor improvements have been made to better connect the What I am working on  feature (WIWO) with the Project History feature in profiles, and to help you better market yourself in your areas of expertise to potential clients and collaborators through both. In relation to these improvements, an adjustment has been made in the Find directory to help clients find you based on the projects you have worked on.

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