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ProZ.com Newsletter: January 2012

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(1) How optimistic are translators about their business in 2012?
(2) January's free webinar week videos are now available
(3) Working from home: what will the neighbors think?
(4) Seminar for new and future translators in Kharkiv, March 17
(5) Thank you to CPN members who are mentoring others
(6) "Meeting clients at ProZ.com" webinars for February
(7) Interested in coordinating your own virtual event?
(8) Other free webinars in February
(9) 2012 ProZ.com international conference: Barcelona
(10) If you have expertise, consider sharing it through training
(11) New upcoming online training


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(1) How optimistic are translators about their business in 2012?
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How is 2012 looking for you and your translation business? Are you optimistic about the prospects for this year? See what other language professionals are saying and participate in the discussion!

http://www.proz.com/topic/217264

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(2) January's free webinar week videos are now available
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The first free webinar week of 2012 was held the week of January 23rd.

Recordings of all six webinars can be viewed for free at http://www.proz.com/videos/free%20webinar%20week%20videos

Be sure to visit the training area for information on February's free webinar week, which will begin on February 27th.

http://www.proz.com/translator-training/format/free-webinars

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(3) Working from home: what will the neighbors think?
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Mox, a young but well-educated translator, is the well-known creation of Alejandro Moreno-Ramos, http://www.proz.com/translator/923621

A recent episode highlighted a funny side effect of working from home. Check it out!

http://mox.ingenierotraductor.com/2012/01/translators-neighbors.html

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(4) Seminar for new and future translators in Kharkiv, Ukraine, March 17
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A ProZ.com seminar for new translators and students of translation will be conducted on March 17th in Kharkiv, Ukraine.

During this one-day seminar, attendees will learn how to start their freelancing business, how to avoid fraud on the Internet, how to advertise their translation services and much more.

http://www.proz.com/conference/308

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(5) Thank you to Certified PRO Network members who are mentoring others
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Congratulations and thank you to the members of the Certified PRO Network who are already acting as mentors on ProZ.com!

Members of the Certified PRO Network acting as mentors have the following benefits:

* The possibility to distinguish themselves as experts while possibly finding new partners for growing a translation team.
* Name and business promotion throughout the site (new "Mentoring program" page, http://www.proz.com/guidance-center/mentoring-program ).
* A special "Professional mentor" tag in the "About me" section of their profiles (this tag will eventually show under your profile name as well).
* The possibility to enter projects they work on with apprentices into their Project history and to display corroboration feedback posted.
* Two months of free ProZ.com membership (to be activated once they complete the defined mentoring period with each apprentice).

http://www.proz.com/guidance-center/mentoring-program

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(6) "Meeting clients at ProZ.com" webinars for February
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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 January:

* February 3rd: http://www.proz.com/translator-training/course/6058
* February 17th: http://www.proz.com/translator-training/course/6061

For more information on these webinars and to learn how to get the most out of ProZ.com for your translation business, visit the ProZ.com site guidance center.

http://www.proz.com/guidance-center

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(7) ProZ.com now accepting virtual conference coordinator proposals
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ProZ.com is expanding the virtual events platform, which will now allow ProZ.com members to coordinate their own virtual events.

ProZ.com will provide all the technology and training needed to plan, organize and execute the event. Virtual conference organizers will handle decisions on theme, date/time and content for the virtual event.

ProZ.com members can now apply to become a virtual event coordinator. Proposed virtual events can be on any topic and take place at any time of the year.

http://www.proz.com/conference/?show_mode=conferences&sp_submode=propose

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(8) Other free webinars in February
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"Getting started in translation" - February 1st - http://www.proz.com/translator-training/course/6064
Learn how to become a professional translator and how to use ProZ.com to pursue translation as a career.

"Expanding your translation business" - February 15th - http://www.proz.com/translator-training/course/6067
Learn how to use ProZ.com to expand your translation business.

"Risk management for freelance translators and interpreters" - February 29th - http://www.proz.com/translator-training/course/6070
Learn about risk management procedures that freelance translators and interpreters can follow when doing business.

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(9) 2012 ProZ.com international conference: Barcelona, June 9th and 10th
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The ProZ.com international conference for 2012 will take place on June 9th and 10th in Barcelona, Spain. This event's theme will be "The freelance translator as a professional CEO."

A call for speakers for this event is currently open.

Join the mailing list, apply as a speaker and view more details about the location and venue today.

http://www.proz.com/conference/305

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(10) If you have expertise, consider sharing it through training
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Do you have expertise in an area that you would like to share with others?

ProZ.com training sessions are highly-valued by the community and can offer a great opportunity for branding and exposure while generating extra income.

If you're interested in sharing your expertise by teaching a training course to professional translators, visit the ProZ.com trainer center to learn more.

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

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(11) Upcoming online training on CAT tools and business development
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All online training is conducted at a specific date and time using a virtual classroom environment. Sessions are 3 hours long and cover topics including CAT tools, software, freelancer career and business development.

Wordfast-PRO – Level 1

Feb 22 15:00 GMT in English: http://www.proz.com/training/6106
Mar 21 15:00 GMT in French: http://www.proz.com/training/6112
Apr 18 14:00 GMT in Italian: http://www.proz.com/training/6116

Wordfast-PRO – Level 2

Mar 07 15:00 GMT in English: http://www.proz.com/training/6109
Jul 06 15:00 GMT in Italian:
http://www.proz.com/training/6128
Aug 29 15:00 GMT in French:
http://www.proz.com/training/6136

Wordfast-AnyWhere

May 16 14:00 GMT in English: http://www.proz.com/training/6122

See all Wordfast training here: http://www.proz.com/translator-training/topic/wordfast-training

Social media series

Feb 27 - Harness Social Media marketing for your business
http://www.proz.com/training/5608

SDL Trados training and certification

Upgrading from SDL Trados 2007 to SDL Trados Studio 2011

Feb 10 13:00 GMT in English: http://www.proz.com/training/6011

SDL Trados Studio 2011 – New Features

Feb 03 13:00 GMT in English: http://www.proz.com/training/5993

SDL Trados Studio - Getting Started

Feb 08 15:00 GMT in English: http://www.proz.com/training/5996

SDL Trados Studio – Intermediate

Feb 17 13:00 GMT in English: http://www.proz.com/training/6029

SDL Trados Studio – Advanced

Feb 24 13:00 GMT in English: http://www.proz.com/training/6035

SDL MultiTerm™ for Translators and Project

Feb 09 15:00 GMT in English: http://www.proz.com/training/6002

See a full list of upcoming training here: http://www.proz.com/translator-training/topic/sdl-trados-certified

See upcoming webinars: http://www.proz.com/translator-training/format/webinar-presentations

Visit the ProZ.com video center for more that 250 videos of interest to translators: http://www.proz.com/translator-training/format/videos


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