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ProZ.com Newsletter: June 2011

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(1) Welcome new ProZ.com members
(2) Over one million words translated for NGOs
(3) New program to get more out of ProZ.com: site guides
(4) Congratulations to membership campaign prize winners so far
(5) Announcing the ProZ.com gift shop
(6) ProZ.com hosts the first virtual event for interpreters
(7) New Wordfast PRO, Classic and Anywhere online courses
(8) "Meeting clients at ProZ.com" webinars for July
(9) Other free webinars at ProZ.com in July
(10) Conferencia de ProZ.com en Valencia, España, 15-16 de oct
(11) Primera conferencia latinoamericana de ProZ.com, Montevideo
(12) SDL Trados virtual event: on-demand content still available
(13) SDL Trados online training and certification
(14) Upcoming powwows


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(1) Welcome new ProZ.com members
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A warm welcome to all the new ProZ.com members who have joined so far this year, and those who have joined during the mid-year membership campaign, now in progress until July 6th. Thank you to all members, old and new, for supporting the site through your membership investment.

If you are a member, be sure you are getting the most out of your membership. If you have not already attended one of the free "Meeting clients at ProZ.com" webinars, be sure to scroll down in this newsletter to see the schedule of upcoming webinars in July. Get hands-on help with proven strategies for increasing your contact with clients.

If you are not already a ProZ.com member, why wait any longer? Investing in membership at ProZ.com is a simple choice for translators.

http://www.proz.com/membership/campaign

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(2) Over one million words translated for NGOs through the Translators without Borders platform
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Over one million words have been translated so far through the Translators without Borders platform, thanks to the excellent work and generosity of professional translators towards those in need.

Find out more about this work and how to participate by visiting the translation platform and the Translators without Borders website.

http://twb.translationcenter.org/workspace

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(3) New program to help you get more out of ProZ.com: site guides
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Site guides are volunteer members of the community, knowledgeable of the site, who have shown willingness to help colleagues make the most of what is available to them through ProZ.com.

If you need help with doing something at ProZ.com, contact a site guide. If you are interested in becoming a site guide, why not volunteer?

http://www.proz.com/topic/201308

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(4) Congratulations to membership campaign prize winners so far
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During the current mid-year membership campaign, there are frequent prize drawings from among those who choose to join ProZ.com as members, or renew their membership during the campaign. Prizes include free membership, translator training and software, and other surprises.

Congratulations to all of the winners so far, and stay tuned for more:

http://www.proz.com/topic/200276

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(5) Announcing the ProZ.com gift shop
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Bring ProZ.com from your screen to your home or office. At the ProZ.com gift shop you can find some fun products with the ProZ.com logo and design. These also make great gift ideas for colleagues. Look for more shop items coming soon!

http://www.proz.com/topic/201910

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SDL Trados, memoQ, Wordfast, TO3000 and more are on sale now through the ProZ.com Translator Group Buying program. TGBs allow the ProZ.com community to save up to 50% on the software tools they need by purchasing together. Sign up for notifications to be informed when new sales begin, and check out the current group buys available.

http://www.proz.com/tgb
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(6) ProZ.com hosts the first virtual event for interpreters
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ProZ.com interpreter virtual workshop - July 21st:

During this virtual event, interpreters worldwide will be able to attend presentations and panel discussions on key areas of interest to interpreters, as well as learn about education and certification opportunities for interpreters, network with colleagues, and have fun.

http://www.proz.com/virtual-conferences/260

Virtual events are free for all ProZ.com members.

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

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(7) New Wordfast PRO, Classic and Anywhere online courses
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Announcing new 3-hour online courses with a Wordfast Certified trainer.

Some feeback from colleagues on these courses:

"Exactly what you need when you start with Wordfast." - Bettina Meissner -- http://www.proz.com/profile/1344253

"Thorough and clear instructions. Easy to follow." - Marilia Bittencourt -- http://www.proz.com/profile/1267312

"Very explicit and encouraging." -B Rittweger -- http://www.proz.com/profile/1007674

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

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(8) "Meeting clients at ProZ.com" webinars for July
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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 July:

July 1st (English): http://www.proz.com/translator-training/course/5078
July 8th (English): http://www.proz.com/translator-training/course/5081
July 12th (Spanish): http://www.proz.com/translator-training/course/5102
July 15th (English): http://www.proz.com/translator-training/course/5084
July 22nd (English): http://www.proz.com/translator-training/course/5087
July 26th (Russian): http://www.proz.com/translator-training/course/5099
July 29th (English): http://www.proz.com/translator-training/course/5090

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(9) Other free webinars at ProZ.com in July
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"Getting started in translation" - July 6th - 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/5093

"Expanding your translation business" - July 20th - Learn how to use ProZ.com to expand your translation business.
http://www.proz.com/translator-training/course/5096

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(10) 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.

Ya se encuentra disponible en la página de este evento el programa y las diferentes formas y métodos de pago.

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

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(11) Jornadas de actualización para traductores latinoamericanos, Montevideo, octubre 2011
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Ya está publicado el programa de la Primera Conferencia Latinoamericana de ProZ.com, Jornadas de Actualización para Traductores Latinoamericanos, que se llevará a cabo en la ciudad de Montevideo, Uruguay, los días 29 y 30 de octubre.

Durante estas jornadas, traductores de diferentes países abordarán una variedad de temas orientados a mejorar la calidad de nuestro trabajo, aumentar nuestra productividad y maximizar nuestros ingresos.

Ya están habilitadas las inscripciones definitivas y los medios de pago para aprovechar los precios "early bird".

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

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(12) SDL Trados virtual event: on-demand content still available
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On-demand content is still available from the SDL Trados virtual event which was held on June 7th.

Access this content via video recordings:
http://www.proz.com/virtual-conferences/254

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(13) SDL Trados online training and certification
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Some feedback on these courses:

"The session has encouraged me to implement Studio 2009 and get started with it. I would definitely attend another of these online sessions to improve my knowledge and achieve certification." - Maureen Wilkins -- http://www.proz.com/profile/91272

http://www.proz.com/translator-training/topic/sdl-trados-certified

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(14) Upcoming powwows: Spain, Australia, UK, Italy, etc.
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July
1: Tarragona, Spain (5 members) http://proz.com/powwow/3743
2: Adelaide, Australia (5) http://proz.com/powwow/3766
2: Birmingham, UK (5) http://proz.com/powwow/3812
5: Wien, Austria (13) http://proz.com/powwow/3806
9: Los Gatos, US (4) http://proz.com/powwow/3811
10: New Delhi, India (9) http://proz.com/powwow/3796
16: Nottingham, UK (7) http://proz.com/powwow/3805
23: Edinburgh, UK (35) http://proz.com/powwow/3737
23: Cardiff, UK (6) http://proz.com/powwow/3797
23: Viterbo, Italy (11) http://proz.com/powwow/3802
23: Istanbul, Turkey (20) http://proz.com/powwow/3731
29: Liverpool, UK (8) http://proz.com/powwow/3814

August
6: Adelaide, Australia (4) http://proz.com/powwow/3791
6: Lincoln, UK (1) http://proz.com/powwow/3808


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