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ProZ.com Newsletter: December 2014

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(1) Giving to a cause? Here's how to double your impact
(2) New in the books section: "The Book of Standing Out"
(3) TwB and Wikipedia expand access to health information
(4) NYU School of Professional Studies
(5) Welcome new ProZ.com members
(6) Best wishes for the coming year, from the ProZ.com site team
(7) Upcoming powwows


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(1) Every donation to Translators without Borders will be matched until January 15th
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If you are considering giving to a cause, you can make your donation count for double. Donations made to Translators without Borders (TwB) between now and January 15th will be matched, up to 20,000 USD.

Translators without Borders is working to make sure language is not a barrier for those in need of assistance, health, medical, and other information. You can also find information about TwB's work with Wikipedia to provide greater access to healthcare information further down in this newsletter. Through this dollar-for-dollar fundraising match, you can help twice as many women, children and families access the information they need for basic medical care, disaster and crisis prevention and relief, and for education. Funds raised also go towards training new translators in Africa and elsewhere, in languages which are sorely needed in support of these efforts.

Niels Peter Rygaard of FairstartGlobal -- http://www.fairstartglobal.com/ -- had this to say about the support provided by Translators without Borders:

"We are pleased to inform you that the training programs for orphanage and foster care systems are spreading like wildfire – in Rwanda, in Turkey, in Japan, and they just became standard for all Estonian foster care and institutions – and so forth, the demands are exponential.

We thank you all for helping us in 2014 - and to comfort you - we will probably ask you for help again in 2015 :) We are planning for an instructor’s online training program which will probably also need translations at some point.

Best wishes on behalf of the Fairstartglobal team!"

Read more about TwB and dontate at http://translatorswithoutborders.org/Donors


Donation matching for this fundraising campaign is being provided by the following people and companies:

* Acrolinx
* Content Rules
* Moravia
* Multilingual
* Beth and Donald Plumley
* ProZ.com

http://translatorswithoutborders.org/Donors

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(2) New in the ProZ.com books section: "The Book of Standing Out"
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A new book by ProZ.com member Andrew Morris -- http://www.proz.com/translator/985013 -- titled "The Book of Standing Out" is now for sale via the ProZ.com books section:

http://www.proz.com/books/92/The-Book-of-Standing-Out%3A-Travels-through-the-Inner-World-of-Freelance-Translation-

Read this recent interview with Andrew in the Translator T.O.:

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(3) TwB and Wikipedia help bring health information to those who need it
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Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales recently spoke about the work being done by WikiProject Medicine and Translators without Borders to provide easy-to-understand medical and health information in as many languages as possible. You can see an excerpt of his talk, with links to the full video and information about WikiProject Medicine, below.

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(4) NYU School of Professional Studies
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NYU School of Professional Studies

The 36-credit M.S. in Translation delivers rigorous curricula that prepares you to become an effective professional translator by providing an in-depth overview of translation theory, while addressing the more practical aspects of translation as applied to a variety of professional fields. Study online, concentrating in French to English or Spanish to English; or study on-site, concentrating in Chinese to English translation.

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(5) Welcome new ProZ.com members
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A warm welcome goes out to all of the new ProZ.com members who joined during the 2014 year-end membership campaign. Thank you to all paying members, new and old, for your support of the site!

http://www.proz.com/topic/279226

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(6) Best wishes for the coming year, from the ProZ.com site team
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If you are a paying member of ProZ.com, remember that the ProZ.com site team is here to serve you as you use the site to network, expand your business, improve your work, and have fun. As we all get ready for 2015, the team would like to thank you for your support of the site, and send best wishes for the coming year.

If you need help with anything you can easily contact the team at any time through the support center:

http://www.proz.com/support/

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(7) Upcoming powwows: Spain, Nicaragua, Germany, Vietnam, etc.
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December
28: San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua (1) http://proz.com/powwow/5401

January
3: Bristol, UK (9) http://proz.com/powwow/5396
3: Cardiff, UK (2) http://proz.com/powwow/5404
10: Mannheim, Germany (7) http://proz.com/powwow/5389
10: Minsk, Belarus (5) http://proz.com/powwow/5398
17: Moncton, Canada (1) http://proz.com/powwow/5407
18: Hanoi, Vietnam (16) http://proz.com/powwow/5357
24: São Caetano do Sul, Brazil (8) http://proz.com/powwow/5384
24: London, UK (38) http://proz.com/powwow/5390

February
6: Brisbane, Australia (2) http://proz.com/powwow/5374

Full list of powwows (including those after Dec: http://www.proz.com/?sp=event/powwow_board&r_id=523


Well, did that year go by fast for you too? On behalf of the entire ProZ.com site team, best wishes for the remainder of 2014, and may your 2015 be even better.

Happy translating,

Jared
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