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ProZ.com Newsletter: December 2010

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(1) Feature in focus: Freelance translator workspaces
(2) Welcome new ProZ.com members!
(3) Featured article: "Your business plan"
(4) Best wishes for 2011 from the ProZ.com site team
(5) Free "Meeting clients at ProZ.com" webinar series
(6) Health and lifestyle issues for freelance translators
(7) A look back at ProZ.com events in 2010, look forward to 2011
(8) Upcoming powwows


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(1) Feature in focus: Freelance translator workspaces
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As a freelancer, you may have found that the right workspace can make a difference. What works (or doesn't work!) for you in creating a comfortable, productive workspace?

Share your workspace, and tips, with other translators through the "Freelance translator workspaces" feature, by submitting pictures of your workspace, comments on your setup, and by discussing approaches with colleagues.

http://www.proz.com/share-your-workspace

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(2) Welcome new ProZ.com members!
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Welcome to all the new members who joined ProZ.com during the year-end membership campaign, and thanks to all current members, for supporting ProZ.com through this investment in your business!

http://www.proz.com/topic/187765

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(3) Featured article: "Your business plan"
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"Your business plan" is a ProZ.com Wiki article discussing business plans for translators. If you are a freelancer, you are also running a business. Do you know where you are taking that business? Should you write a business plan? What should that plan include? Please read, and contribute to improving this article.

http://wiki.proz.com/wiki/index.php/Your_business_plan

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(4) Best wishes for 2011 from the ProZ.com site team
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From the ProZ.com site team to ProZ.com members, thank you for making the site possible, and best wishes for 2011. We hope you find this free gift to members useful!

http://www.proz.com/topic/188009

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(5) Free "Meeting clients at ProZ.com" webinar series
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The "ProZ.com winning strategies" are a set of strategies designed to help you get more out of your ProZ.com experience. They are easy, straightforward, and can significantly boost your chances at new client contact.

"Meeting clients at ProZ.com" is a series of free webinars which cover how to apply the winning strategies to your profile and your activity on the site. Each webinar includes a hands-on workshop session where staff provide guidance in improving your profile and getting more out of ProZ.com.

"Meeting clients at ProZ.com" webinar schedule for January:

Jan 04 (Spanish): http://www.proz.com/translator-training/course/4166
Jan 07 (English): http://www.proz.com/translator-training/course/4171
Jan 11 (Russian): http://www.proz.com/translator-training/course/4183
Jan 14 (English): http://www.proz.com/translator-training/course/4174
Jan 18 (Spanish): http://www.proz.com/translator-training/course/4168
Jan 21 (English): http://www.proz.com/translator-training/course/4177
Jan 25 (Russian): http://www.proz.com/translator-training/course/4186
Jan 28 (English): http://www.proz.com/translator-training/course/4180

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(6) What health and lifestyle issues affect freelance translators?
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The "Health and lifestyle for language professionals" forum is a forum for discussing health, lifestyle, parenting and other issues, from the standpoint of the freelance language professional. Share your advice and get help from colleagues on these topics here:

http://www.proz.com/forum/748

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(7) A look back at ProZ.com events in 2010, look forward to 2011
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The last ProZ.com event for 2010 took place in early December, where attendees had the Eiffel Tower in Paris all to themselves!

Get ready for ProZ.com events in 2011, both in-person and virtual, and a little something in between.

http://www.proz.com/topic/187157

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(8) Upcoming powwows: UK, Belize, Netherlands,
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January
8: Birmingham, UK (10 members) http://proz.com/powwow/3529
9: San Ignacio, Belize (2) http://proz.com/powwow/3554
18: Apeldoorn, Netherlands (3) http://proz.com/powwow/3556


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Thank you for reading this month's newsletter. From everyone on the ProZ.com site team, best wishes for a productive, successful 2011!

Jared
Member services
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