Poll: Have any friends found you through ProZ.com?
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ProZ.com Staff
Local time: 10:02
Apr 18

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Have any friends found you through ProZ.com?".

This poll was originally submitted by Natalia Pedrosa. View the poll results »


Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 10:02
Member (2003)
Spanish to English
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Yes Apr 18

Several, in fact. My favorite story: The son of a man I wrote to in 1974 found my letter in his father's briefcase in 2014 and located me through ProZ to respond--40 years later!

Evelio Clavel

Kay Denney  Identity Verified
Local time: 19:02
Member (2018)
French to English
Like! Apr 18

That's a lovely story Muriel!

My friends haven't found me, but I have found friends and colleagues. I just today checked up on the contact details of a translator I used to outsource to as a PM, to recommend their services to an agency for a job I didn't feel I could do justice to.

Andrew Morris

Teresa Borges
Local time: 18:02
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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No Apr 18

Not through Proz, but thorough LinkedIn. I’ve been contacted by PMs who changed jobs and lost contact with me, by one or two clients who had disappeared, by a distant relative and even by the owner of the house I lived in for a few years in Brussels. Through Proz I have developed some very good virtual friendships…


Maria Silvestri  Identity Verified
United States
Member (2010)
Italian to English
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Googling Apr 18

I think some people have found my profile trying to find me, from other areas in my life. I prefer to keep my translation work separate from other areas of my life, and thankfully people can also find me on Facebook and tend to message there.


Vanda Nissen  Identity Verified
Local time: 03:02
Member (2008)
English to Russian
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Let me put it this way, Apr 18

While I do not mind people contacting me with job offers via Linkedin and Facebook, I have no desire being contacted via Proz.com for anything non-job related. It is already bad enough to filter scammers and low paid jobs, so the last thing I want is to start getting more unsolicited emails.

Marina Montalbano

JaneTranslates  Identity Verified
Puerto Rico
Local time: 13:02
Member (2005)
Spanish to English
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No, but... Apr 18

On a couple of occasions I have met a fellow translator and realized that we've interacted on ProZ.com, so I introduced myself as "JaneTranslates on ProZ" instead of Jane Ramírez. It worked!


Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
Local time: 19:02
Member (2003)
Danish to English
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No, but I have found colleagues whom I now regard as friends Apr 19

I do my best to make sure people do not find me too easily on the Internet, and most of my friends know that.
Just as I used to say my real friends never call me Chris, my real friends also know other ways of getting hold of me!


Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Local time: 14:02
Member (2014)
English to Portuguese
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Yes Apr 20

If you consider virtual friends, lots of them.


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