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Poll: How did you find out about ProZ.com?
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Monika Jakacka Márquez  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 08:42
Member (2006)
Polish to Spanish
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I... don't remember Jun 23, 2006

Actually, I don't remember how did I come across the ProZ.com site. I guess that some friend of mine mentioned it and I decided to have a look at it... And that's how it started.

Now I'm ProZ addicted. I don't imagine a day without answering KudoZ and just being a part of this great community

M.


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Niraja Nanjundan  Identity Verified
Local time: 12:12
German to English
Powwow Jun 23, 2006

I was invited to a powwow in September 2004 and found out about ProZ.com from colleagues who also attended. I joined soon after that.

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De la Vera Cruz
Argentina
Local time: 03:42
English to Spanish
I don't remember II Jun 23, 2006

I don't remember either . I guess it was surfing the web, but I just can't remember... I am also a proz addicted!

Verónica


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Yaotl Altan  Identity Verified
Mexico
Local time: 01:42
Member (2006)
English to Spanish
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A colleague Jun 23, 2006

There are many translation sites, some of them offer good job options, others mean a possibility to express about many concepts but divert the goal.

As a translator, I needed a dynamic site. Since this colleague told me about proz.com I daily get into the site and feel the joy of reading, helping others and learning.

Yes, I feel just like my maja Polish colleague. When I'm not able to enter Proz I feel like a mexican dish without chili.


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Elías Sauza  Identity Verified
Mexico
Local time: 01:42
Member (2002)
English to Spanish
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Surfing but... Jun 23, 2006

I found the Website of translator Helena El Masri, which linked me to Proz.com. When I opened this window I knew it would lead me to what I expected as a translator. Proz game me all.

Bye,

Elías


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Juan Jacob  Identity Verified
Mexico
Local time: 01:42
French to Spanish
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Looking for Prozac. Jun 23, 2006

Not true... but some colleagues did, I know.
A colleague from a colleague told me.
Here I am.


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Monika Coulson  Identity Verified
Local time: 00:42
Member (2001)
English to Albanian
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I got an invitation Jun 23, 2006

with a link to ProZ.com and I registered the same day.

Monika
Happy member #1276


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Henry Hinds  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 00:42
English to Spanish
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E-mail invitation Jun 23, 2006

Way back in the beginning someone from Proz.com must have been trolling in other translator sites and found me there and sent me a direct invitation. So I joined, then ignored it for at least six months.

Suddenly one day I found myself without work, got hooked, and the rest is history.

It's just like I got hooked on "Wheel of Fortune", when you go interactive, you can't go wrong.

Or maybe that was Vanna White? Or maybe chile? Or it could be Chilean wine or all of the above.


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Reed James
Chile
Local time: 03:42
Member (2005)
Spanish to English
Googling words in both Spanish and English Jun 23, 2006

I have this technique where I google two words: the Spanish word and the word or a part thereof I believe is the English translation. Like searching "casa house". No, I never searched a term that easy. I soon realized that many of my Google searches ended up being ProZ personal glossaries. The rest is history.

Reed


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Claudia Alvis  Identity Verified
Peru
Local time: 01:42
Spanish
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KudoZ Jun 23, 2006

It was in 2001 I think, I was looking for a term and found ProZ through KudoZ

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LegalTransform  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 02:42
Member (2002)
Spanish to English
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2000 ATA Conference in Orlando Jun 23, 2006

I learned about ProZ from a representative at the ATA Conference in Orlando in 2000.

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Roberta Anderson  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 08:42
Member (2001)
English to Italian
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email from CAT tool vendor Jun 23, 2006

As a registered CAT tool user, I received an email with link to a Proz page, where different CAT tools were being compared and users could give their ratings. It must have been in late 2000.

I then started to look around, partecipate in Forum discussions and Kudoz...
In fact, I enjoyed this community so much that a few months later I teamed up with Angela to organize the first ever Proz conference, mother of all powows and subsequent conferences.


Roberta


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Andrea Lorca  Identity Verified
Chile
Local time: 03:42
Member (2004)
English to Spanish
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Surfing the internet for translation courses Jun 23, 2006

I find out about proz just surfing the web. I think I was looking for translation courses. But it wasn't until I attended my first Powwow (and learned more about how the sites works) a month or so later that I began to use it everyday.

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Riccardo Schiaffino  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 00:42
Member (2003)
English to Italian
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ATA Conference Jun 23, 2006

ATA conference, a few years ago: we were manning the table next to Henry's at the job exchange.

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