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ProZ.com Newsletter: April 2010

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(1) Professional guidelines expanded to address rates
(2) 7th international conference set for Prague in October
(3) Job activity at new highs after down year
(4) Changes to job posting system well-received
(5) Suggest / vote for what you want to see at ProZ.com
(6) ProZ.com seminars successfully launched
(7) New interface and sessions for ProZ.com training
(8) Webinar, training and video offers for May
(9) Second ProZ.com Brazil conference in São Paulo, August 7-8
(10) Around the WorldFast - Wordfast Training in Amsterdam


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(1) Professional guidelines expanded to address rates
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The Professional guidelines for translation service providers have been expanded, as part of the recent changes being made to the ProZ.com job posting system, to include the following line:

"[Professionals] set their rates at levels that allow them to deliver, on an ongoing basis, the quality levels that their clients require"

Over 1,900 translators have endorsed this set of guidelines already.

The guidelines can be reviewed and endorsed at
http://www.proz.com/professional-guidelines/

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(2) 7th international ProZ.com conference set for Prague in October
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The 7th international ProZ.com conference will take place in Prague this year, on the 2nd and 3rd of October.

Organized by Pavel Janoušek -- http://www.proz.com/profile/139176 -- this event, which has now become a tradition among the ProZ.com community, features the theme "How to achieve recognition and prestige as a translator?"

See: http://www.proz.com/conference/157

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(3) Job activity at new highs after down year
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Job activity at ProZ.com has been up over the first quarter of 2010, after 2009, in which job postings fell in relation to numbers in the previous year. An all-time high in job posting numbers was reached in March of this year.

Set your jobs preferences at http://www.proz.com/?sp=dashboard&sp_mode=jobs

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(4) Changes to job posting system well-received
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The changes to the ProZ.com job posting system, announced at the end of March, have so far been well-received. 95% of members generally approve of the changes being made. Three updates have been posted so far, with favorable feedback from members.

For details, visit: http://www.proz.com/about/ipetition

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(5) Suggest / vote for what you want to see at ProZ.com
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A new channel for feedback and ideas on how to improve ProZ.com has been introduced.

Members can propose new suggestions, and vote for those they would like to see at ProZ.com. Several suggestions submitted through this new feature have already been implemented, and others are in the pipeline to be developed.

To participate, just look for the "Ideas" link at the top right of any page on ProZ.com.

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(6) ProZ.com seminars: the kick-off of a new type of in-person event
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The first ProZ.com seminar (mini-conference) took place in Montevideo, Uruguay on April 24th. View feedback and pictures at http://www.proz.com/conference/166

This was followed on April 25th by the very first ProZ.com event in the Arab world, in Egypt: the ProZ.com Cairo seminar 2010. View this event at http://www.proz.com/conference/148

Thank you to the organizers, sponsors, and all the members who attended and made these events a success.

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(7) New interface and sessions for ProZ.com training
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A new interface for the ProZ.com training area has been released. Improvements include new calendars, sessions listed by category and delivery format, and listing of session dates and times in the viewer's time zone.

http://www.proz.com/translator-training

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(8) Webinar, training and video offers for May
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Upcoming webinars in May:

May 24 - Glossaries without borders - translate better and faster
http://www.proz.com/training/3166
May 26 - Positioning: How to build win-win relationships with clients
http://www.proz.com/training/3025
May 28 - Email marketing tips for freelancers and agency owners
http://www.proz.com/training/3320

See more at: http://www.proz.com/translator-training/format/webinar-presentations

New self-paced training:

Introduction to web site localization - 50 USD
http://www.proz.com/training/3124
Project Management for the language service industry - 50 USD
http://www.proz.com/training/2962
DTP for translators - 50 USD
http://www.proz.com/training/3125
PDF Translation - 20 USD
http://www.proz.com/training/3127

See more at: http://www.proz.com/translator-training/format/self-paced-training

New Videos:

Understanding your client - 10 USD
http://www.proz.com/training/3223
Localisation project management - 10 USD
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Making more money - 20 USD
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See more at: http://www.proz.com/translator-training/format/videos

SDL Trados Online Training & Certification:

SDL Trados 2007 and SDL Trados Studio 2009 at only $99 USD. Attendance fee includes access to training conducted by a certified SDL Trados trainer, approved SDL Trados training manuals, SDL Trados Certification exam. See: http://www.proz.com/translator-training/topic/sdl-trados-certified

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(9) Second ProZ.com Brazil conference in São Paulo, August 7-8
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After the success of last year's conference in Brazil, ProZ.com is hosting another event, on August 7th and 8th, in São Paulo. Registration is already open.

See: http://www.proz.com/conference/151

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(10) Around the WorldFast - Wordfast Training in Amsterdam
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ProZ.com invites you to join John Di Rico on his round the world trip to train translators on Wordfast software and raise $20,000 to purchase bednets to prevent the spread of malaria and save lives!

Upcoming sessions in Amsterdam:

June 21 - Around the WorldFast - Wordfast Pro Training Level 1
http://www.proz.com/training/3293

June 22 - Around the WorldFast - Wordfast Classic Training Level 1
http://www.proz.com/training/3299

Visit http://www.wordfast.fr to learn more about the Around the WorldFast training trip.


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