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ProZ.com Newsletter: August 2014

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(1) Celebrate International Translation Day at ProZ.com
(2) Which translation contest entries will reach the finals?
(3) Community choice awards: vote for your favorites now
(4) Survey on translation work, can you provide your input?
(5) Upcoming powwows


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(1) ProZ.com's free virtual event celebrating International Translation Day, September 29-30
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The sixth annual ProZ.com celebration of International Translation Day will be held September on 29th and 30th, with two full days of free virtual events for language professionals. These events are a good opportunity to network with colleagues and clients from around the world and learn something new, and you can attend from anywhere with an Internet connection.

Program highlights include:

* Free Tools for Translators
* Technical translation: is it really about terminology?
* Setting up an MT system
* Managing client expectations
* Economics of pricing for the Translation industry
* Panel discussion on meeting clients
* Panel discussion on Machine Translation
* How to participate in EU tendering procedures
And much more...

Register for the free series of events at http://www.proz.com/virtual-conferences/632/register

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(2) Which translation contest entries will make it to the finals?
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The qualification phase of the annual ProZ.com translation contest has been extended until September 26th. If you have not done so already, can you help determine contest finalists?

You can rate as many or as few entries as you wish in two main areas: "Quality of writing" and "Accuracy of translation."

Visit the contest page for more information and to see the language pairs in competition. Your help in deciding contest finalists will be appreciated, and one voter will also win an iPad mini.

http://www.proz.com/translation-contests/43

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(3) Voting is now open for the 2014 edition of the ProZ.com community choice awards
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Voting is open for the 2014 edition of the ProZ.com community choice awards.

Vote now and help recognize language professionals who are active, influential or otherwise outstanding in various media throughout the industry.

http://www.proz.com/community-choice-awards

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(4) Survey on translation work and trends, can you provide your input?
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A survey is currently running, on different aspects of a full-time language professionals' work. Your input on these questions will be appreciated. Results will be shared in the annual ProZ.com report on industry trends.

http://www.proz.com/phpQ/fillsurvey.php?sid=749

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(5) Upcoming powwows: UK, Czech Republic, Ukraine, US, etc.
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September
6: Cardiff, UK (5 members) http://proz.com/powwow/5279
6: Hlinsko v Cechach, Czech Republic (30) http://proz.com/powwow/5008
7: Kam'yanets'-Podils'kyi, Ukraine (8) http://proz.com/powwow/5242
11: Los Angeles, US (7) http://proz.com/powwow/5282
12: Odense, Denmark (46) http://proz.com/powwow/4982
12: Toronto, Canada (1) http://proz.com/powwow/5303
13: Ciudad de México, Mexico (18) http://proz.com/powwow/5309
19: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (25) http://proz.com/powwow/5234
26: Ekaterinburg, Russian Federation (3) http://proz.com/powwow/5306
26: Toronto, Canada (1) http://proz.com/powwow/5311
30: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (2) http://proz.com/powwow/5299
30: Oporto, Portugal (1) http://proz.com/powwow/5252

October
2: Glasgow, UK (6) http://proz.com/powwow/5195
3: Tarragona, Spain (1) http://proz.com/powwow/5275
3: Taranto, Italy (1) http://proz.com/powwow/5315
4: Palma de Mallorca, Spain (15) http://proz.com/powwow/5290
18: Bristol, UK (15) http://proz.com/powwow/5233
18: Indianapolis, US (3) http://proz.com/powwow/5285
25: Dusseldorf, Germany (47) http://proz.com/powwow/5036

Full list of powwows (including those after Sep: http://www.proz.com/?sp=event/powwow_board&r_id=518


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Thank you for reading, and I hope to see you at the virtual events celebrating International Translation Day in September.

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Jared
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