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ProZ.com Newsletter: April 2011

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(1) New feature: translator playground
(2) New translation contest coming: "A translator's life"
(3) Invest smartly in your business as a translator
(4) Do you know any quotes on translation?
(5) New project platform for Translators Without Borders
(6) Final weeks of regular pricing for May 21 conference in Rome
(7) Coming soon: the ProZ.com podcast
(8) Seminar for aspiring translators, La Plata Argentina, June 4
(9) ProZ.com regional conference: Skopje 2011
(10) Primera conferencia latinoamericana de ProZ.com
(11) Conferencia de ProZ.com en Valencia, España, 15-16 de oct
(12) New ProZ.com virtual events announced
(13) "Meeting clients at ProZ.com" webinars for May
(14) Save on translator tools using group buy
(15) Translator training offers during May
(16) SDL Trados training and certification in Bern
(17) SDL Trados training and certification in Cologne and Munich
(18) Webinar series on interpretation in the UK
(19) Market and communicate your services workshop in London
(20) Webinars sobre control de calidad y marketing
(21) New videos in Italian on web writing and HTML for translator
(22) Upcoming powwows
(23) Membership and training translator group buys
(24) Other free webinars at ProZ.com in May


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(1) New feature: translator playground
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Need a quick break from work? The Translator playground is a place for translators to have fun, to network, to learn, and to hone their translation or linguistic skills. The area consists of a collection of games, memes, quizzes, trivia, anecdotes, discussions, and other items of interest and, principally, fun!

http://www.proz.com/topic/197507

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(2) New translation contest coming: "A translator's life"
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The wait is over. In the upcoming days, the last translation contest will be finalized, and the 10th ProZ.com translation contest will be launched. The theme for this contest will be "A translator's life".

Source texts are in for English, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Arabic, Portuguese and Turkish. If you would like to help with proposing a text for other source languages, please contact site staff through the online support system, at http://www.proz.com/support/

Looking forward to seeing you in the contest!

http://www.proz.com/contests/

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(3) Invest smartly in your business as a translator, at a discount before April 30th
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Over 17,000 translators, interpreters and other language professionals are benefiting from investing in their business through ProZ.com membership. Don't get left behind.

Join ProZ.com as a professional member before April 30th at a discount, receive two extra months of membership for free (14 months total), and participate in a drawing to win a copy of "The Prosperous Translator" by Chris Durban.

https://www.proz.com/store/9098

Read more about "The Prosperous Translator":
http://www.proz.com/books

See more about the benefits of ProZ.com membership:
http://www.proz.com/membership/#benefits

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(4) Do you know any famous quotes on translation?
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"The original is unfaithful to the translation."

- Jorge Luis Borges

Do you know any quotes relating to translation? Check out the collection of translation quotes in the ProZ.com Wiki, and add to it!

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

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(5) New platform for outsourcing translation projects first made available to Translators Without Borders
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A new and improved ProZ.com platform for posting translation jobs is being currently used by the humanitarian NGO Translators Without Borders, and will soon be made available to translation outsourcers to offer a low-overhead workflow tool to process their translation jobs. This platform can easily adopt the look and feel the outsourcer chooses and includes attractive workflow and notification features.

http://blogproz.wordpress.com/2011/04/25/409/

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(6) Final weeks of regular pricing for international conference, Rome - May 21-22
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These are the final days to take advantage of regular pricing for the May 21-22 international conference in Rome, Italy.

Gala dinner and pre-conference powwow details are now available.

http://www.proz.com/conference/205

Add-on training opportunities during Rome conference:

May 20 - SDL Trados Studio 2009 Getting Started for Translators
http://www.proz.com/translator-training/course/4397

May 23 - SEO e PPC per traduttori: come farsi pubblicità sul web
http://www.proz.com/translator-training/course/4727

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(7) Coming soon: the ProZ.com podcast
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ProZ.com podcasts will be released regularly, giving members the opportunity to listen to translation industry news, interviews with colleagues, and other featured content of interest. Stay tuned to Translation News for the first podcast.

http://www.proz.com/translation-news/

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(8) Seminar for aspiring translators, La Plata Argentina, June 4th
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If you are studying to become a translator, or are interested in finding out more about the day-to-day aspects of working as a freelance translator on the international level, this seminar is for you. Sign up now and mark your calendar for June 4th for this one-day event in La Plata.

http://www.proz.com/conference/259

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(9) ProZ.com regional conference: Skopje 2011
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October 1st, 2011: Save the date for the biggest ProZ.com Balkans and South-East European conference for translators and interpreters so far!

Come and listen to ProZ.com members' favorite speakers but also the regional experts on translation, interpretation, localization, CAT tools, marketing and sales for translation services, achieving higher standards via professional associations and much more!

Register now to meet colleagues and potential business partners, make new friends, network and have an incredible time in Skopje!

http://www.proz.com/conference/196

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(10) Jornadas de actualización para traductores latinoamericanos
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En esta conferencia se abordarán diferentes temas teóricos, aspectos técnicos y comerciales que nos ayudarán a mejorar la calidad de nuestro trabajo, aumentar nuestra productividad y maximizar nuestros ingresos.

Destacados presentadores y panelistas de varios países de la región ya han confirmado su presencia. Si desea participar en calidad de orador y compartir sus conocimientos y experiencias, haga clic abajo para presentar su propuesta.

¡Montevideo lo espera!

http://www.proz.com/conference/203

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(11) Conferencia de ProZ.com en Valencia, España -- El Traductor: El Profesional Completo
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Este congreso, el primero que ProZ.com realiza en Valencia, pretende dar una gran variedad de consejos para mejorar el rendimiento del traductor en esta profesión multifacética.

Aún se están recibiendo propuestas de posibles oradores para finalizar el programa. Si desea compartir su experiencia y realizar una presentación en Valencia, haga clic aquí:

http://www.proz.com/conference/236

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(12) Upcoming ProZ.com virtual events
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Announcing the following upcoming 2011 virtual events:

ProZ.com's SDL Trados virtual event - June 7:
http://www.proz.com/virtual-conferences/254

ProZ.com and TAUS present: The great translation debate - July 7:
http://www.proz.com/virtual-conferences/262

ProZ.com interpreter virtual workshop - July 21:
http://www.proz.com/virtual-conferences/260

See details on all ProZ.com virtual events:

http://www.proz.com/virtual-conferences

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(13) "Meeting clients at ProZ.com" webinars for May
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"Meeting clients at ProZ.com" is a series of free webinars which cover strategies to help you get the most out of your ProZ.com experience. Each webinar includes a hands-on workshop session with site staff.

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

May 6th (English): http://www.proz.com/translator-training/course/4826
May 11th (Russian): http://www.proz.com/translator-training/course/4837
May 13th (English): http://www.proz.com/translator-training/course/4828
May 20th (English): http://www.proz.com/translator-training/course/4829
May 24th (Spanish): http://www.proz.com/translator-training/course/4835
May 27th (English): http://www.proz.com/translator-training/course/4832

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(14) Save on translator tools using group buy
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Translator Group Buys (TGB) provide the opportunity to purchase translation software and tools at the lowest prices on the market. Take a look at the latest group buys under the "Tools" menu tab.

http://www.proz.com/?sp=store&sp_mode=tgb

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(15) Translator training offers during May
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Expand your business and improve your work with more than 200 live sessions and on-demand training by experienced professionals on translation industry-related topics. http://www.proz.com/translator-training/

Wordfast online training in May:

May 3 - Wordfast-PRO – Level 1
http://www.proz.com/training/4768
May 10 - Wordfast-PRO – Level 2
http://www.proz.com/training/4769

May 11 - Wordfast-CLASSIC – Level 1
http://www.proz.com/training/4771
May 18 - Wordfast- CLASSIC – Level 2
http://www.proz.com/training/4772

May 19 - Wordfast-AnyWhere – Level 1
http://www.proz.com/training/4775
May 26 - Wordfast - AnyWhere – Level 2
http://www.proz.com/training/4778

SDL Trados online training and certification:

New in May: courses on Saturdays on all levels. Includes 3 hours of online instruction led by a certified SDL Trados instructor, approved SDL Trados training manuals and sample files, and an opportunity to take the SDL Trados Certification exam. Courses are offered in multiple languages and time zones, and range from Getting started to Advanced. See http://www.proz.com/translator-training/topic/sdl-trados-certified .

Webinars and videos for translators:

Visit http://www.proz.com/translator-training/format/webinar-presentations for webinar sessions in the next weeks. See http://www.proz.com/translator-training/format/videos for more than 130 on-demand videos on topics of interest to translators. Access fee from 15.00 USD.

Translator training packages:

Purchase multiple related training courses in a bundle, at a significant savings over purchasing each course individually! Some training packages can also be purchased along with ProZ.com professional membership, at an even further discounted price. http://www.proz.com/translator-training/packages/

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(16) SDL Trados training and certification in Bern
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Participation includes full day training led by a certified SDL Trados instructor, approved SDL Trados training manuals and sample files, and an opportunity to take the SDL Trados Certification exam.

May 9 - SDL Trados Studio 2009 Intermediate for Translators
http://www.proz.com/translator-training/course/4724

Jun 20 - SDL Trados Studio 2009 Advanced for Translators
http://www.proz.com/translator-training/course/4735

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(17) SDL Trados training and certification in Cologne and Munich
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Participation includes full day training led by a certified SDL Trados instructor, approved SDL Trados training manuals and sample files, and an opportunity to take the SDL Trados Certification exam.

In Cologne:

Aug 12 - SDL Trados Studio 2009 Getting Started for Translators http://www.proz.com/training/4819

Aug 13 - SDL Trados Studio 2009 Intermediate for Translators http://www.proz.com/training/4822

In Munich:

Sep 2 - SDL Trados Studio 2009 Getting Started for Translators http://www.proz.com/training/4817

Sep 3 - SDL Trados Studio 2009 Intermediate for Translators
http://www.proz.com/training/4850

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(18) Webinar series on interpretation in the UK
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May 12 -Working as Public Services Interpreter in the UK. Part 1
http://www.proz.com/training/4655

May 19 - Working as Public Services Interpreter in the UK. Part 2
http://www.proz.com/training/4657

May 26 - Working for the police and courts in the UK
http://www.proz.com/training/4658

Jun 2 - MET Police Test Revision Advice. Part 1
http://www.proz.com/training/course/4660

June 9 MET Police Test Revision Advice. Part 2
http://www.proz.com/training/4661

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(19) Market and communicate your linguistic talent and business services workshop in London
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Attend this event on July 21st in London to:

- Learn how to maximize the impact of your efforts and money in marketing your services.
- Learn how to communicate your offer persuasively, authentically and effectively.
- Learn how to get premium clients and premium rates, and consciously and skillfully diversify and make full use of your talents
- Learn why some of your marketing efforts were highly successful and some were not.
- and more!

Register at: http://www.proz.com/training/4844

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(20) Webinars sobre control de calidad y marketing para traductores en español
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La participación es de 15.00 USD, e incluye aceso al encuentro en línea, material de referencia, video de la presetación y certificado de asistencia.

Apr 8 - Seamos imprescindibles para el cliente: de la calidad a la fidelización http://www.proz.com/translator-training/course/4420

May 4 - Construya su perfil de experto en línea para encontrar más trabajos http://www.proz.com/training/4526

May 11 - Establezca una reputación de experto para que los clientes lo busquen a usted. http://www.proz.com/training/4529

May 18 - Potencie su actividad como freelancer (& agencia) al optimizar su perfil en LinkedIn http://www.proz.com/training/4532

May 24 - Use el potencial de Twitter y Facebook para su éxito profesional http://www.proz.com/training/4535

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(21) New videos in Italian on web writing and HTML for translators
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Web writing per traduttori:
http://www.proz.com/training/course/4814

HTML per traduttori:
http://www.proz.com/training/course/

For more on demand videos, see: http://www.proz.com/translator-training/format/videos

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(22) Upcoming powwows: UK, Italy, Spain, US, etc.
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April
29: Cardiff, UK (12 members) http://proz.com/powwow/3722
30: Città della Pieve, Italy (12) http://proz.com/powwow/3679

May
7: Pamplona, Spain (8) http://proz.com/powwow/3728
12: San Francisco, US (1) http://proz.com/powwow/3739
14: Leeds, UK (3) http://proz.com/powwow/3725
18: Utrecht, Netherlands (15) http://proz.com/powwow/3688
20: Rome, Italy (23) http://proz.com/powwow/3715
21: Birmingham, UK (5) http://proz.com/powwow/3736
21: London, UK (49) http://proz.com/powwow/3706
22: Rome, Italy (17) http://proz.com/powwow/3718
28: Bucharest, Romania (14) http://proz.com/powwow/3662

June
4: Berlin, Germany (90) http://proz.com/powwow/3497
4: Rostov-On-Don, Russian Federation (6) http://proz.com/powwow/3733
4: Bristol, UK (13) http://proz.com/powwow/3713
18: La Brunié, France (20) http://proz.com/powwow/3557

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(23) Membership and training translator group buys
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For a limited time, the option to invest in ProZ.com membership has come to the translator group buy (TGB). You can purchase for less, with added value:

* Option 1: Full membership + 2 months of extra membership for free, with the chance to win a TO3000 license.
http://www.proz.com/tgb/496

* Option 2: Full membership + 6 months of extra membership for free and a complete self-paced translator training package of your choice.
http://www.proz.com/tgb/497


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(24) Other free webinars at ProZ.com in May
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"Getting started in translation" - Learn how to become a professional translator and how to use ProZ.com to pursue translation as a career: http://www.proz.com/translator-training/course/4840

"Expanding your translation business" - Learn how to expand your translation business and how ProZ.com can help you: http://www.proz.com/translator-training/course/4841


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A big thank you to all ProZ.com members-- the site and all it has to offer is here because of you. Whether you are working or enjoying a much-deserved break, don't forget to have fun!

Regards,

Jared
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