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ProZ.com Newsletter: May 2010

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(1) Mid-year report to members published
(2) New book for Portuguese translators by member Fabio Said
(3) Recent survey on membership satisfaction
(4) Books featuring translators as characters
(5) Keep updated on the job posting system changes
(6) Mid-year membership campaign: "Help your business grow"
(7) Mid-year membership campaign: "Help your business grow"
(8) More improvements made to translator training platform
(9) Webinar, training and video offers for June
(10) Around the WorldFast - Wordfast Training in Berlin
(11) Around the WorldFast - Wordfast Training in Copenhagen
(12) Around the WorldFast - Wordfast Training in Amsterdam
(13) Around the WorldFast - Wordfast Training in London
(14) Around the WorldFast - Wordfast Training in Johannesburg
(15) Around the WorldFast - Formation Wordfast à Bruxelles
(16) Around the WorldFast - Formation Wordfast à Casablanca
(17) Around the WorldFast - Formation Wordfast à Dakar
(18) Around the WorldFast - Formation Wordfast à Douala
(19) Second ProZ.com Brazil conference in São Paulo
(20) Upcoming powwows


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(1) Mid-year report to members published
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The mid-year report to members was published on May 12th, providing a summary of progress made so far this year at ProZ.com.

http://www.proz.com/topic/170665

Thank you to site members-- your support makes ProZ.com, and achievements like these, possible!

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(2) New book for Portuguese translators by member Fabio Said
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A new book has been published by Fabio Said -- http://www.proz.com/profile/140478 -- a ProZ.com member who participates in the Certified PRO network and has won two ProZ.com translation contests. "Fidus interpres: a prática da tradução profissional" can be seen in the Books section of ProZ.com, located under the new "Education" tab. Congratulations, Fabio!

http://www.proz.com/books

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(3) Recent survey on membership satisfaction
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A recent survey of ProZ.com members, aimed at gaining insight on the value members are receiving from their membership, provided some interesting feedback. 93% of members said they would recommend membership to others. Nearly half of those surveyed were not aware that ProZ.com has a staff of 25 dedicated to serving members.

Thank you to the members who took the time to complete the survey and share their opinions and feedback on membership and ways to make it even better.

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(4) Know any good books that feature translators as characters?
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Have you read a good book that featured a translator as a character? Add your favorite to the list of such books here:

http://wiki.proz.com/wiki/index.php/Books_that_have_translators_as_characters

(You must be logged in to contribute. Just click the "edit" tab and start typing. If you are not familiar with wiki formatting, just enter text in the appropriate section.)

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(5) Keep updated on the changes being made to the job posting system
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The recently-announced changes to the ProZ.com job posting system continue. Stay up to date on the latest changes and subscribe to future news in this area.

http://www.proz.com/about/ipetition/changes

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(6) Mid-year membership campaign: "Help your business grow"
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Thank you for supporting ProZ.com with your membership!

Even if your membership is not set to expire during this campaign, now is a good time to renew. Remember that when you renew, 12 months of membership are added to your current membership (no membership is lost). You will also have the chance at one of three great prizes, plus special discounts on training and webinars. The mid-year campaign ends June 17th.

http://www.proz.com/membership/campaign


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(7) Mid-year membership campaign: "Help your business grow"
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ProZ.com is the world's largest community of translation professionals and the leading source of new clients for translators.

Job flow through the site is at an all-time high. ProZ.com membership, combined with a strong profile, is the most effective way of meeting new clients and helping your business to grow.

During the mid-year membership campaign, running now until June 17th, join ProZ.com with added incentives, including up to one month of extra membership, special discounts on training and webinars, and the chance to win one of three great prizes.

ProZ.com membership is a business expense that can be deducted from taxable income in most areas. Ask your accountant.

http://www.proz.com/membership/campaign

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(8) More improvements made to translator training platform
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In response to feedback from members, another round of improvements to the ProZ.com training for professional translators area has been released. Changes include improved navigation, streamlined course information, localized course schedules, direct access to course material, and an improved calendar.

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

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(9) Webinar, training and video offers for June
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Those who purchase or renew membership before June 17th will receive a 10% discount on SDL Trados training and certification, and a 33% discount on webinar presentations.

http://www.proz.com/membership/campaign

Upcoming webinars:

June 1 - Be special: standing out in the language services industry
http://www.proz.com/training/2432
June 4 - Web writing for translators
http://www.proz.com/training/3437
June 8 - Comparación de herramientas de traducción: Across, Catalyst, Déjà Vu, Logoport, MemoQ, Metatexis, Passolo, Trados, Wordfast y otras (en español).
http://www.proz.com/training//3055
June 10 - An introduction to translating for film and television
http://www.proz.com/translator-training/3422
June 11 - The art, science and commerce of pricing your translation-related products and services
http://www.proz.com/translator-training/3325
June 17 - Technical aspects of subtitling
http://www.proz.com/training/3427
June 18 - HTML for translators
http://www.proz.com/training/3440
June 24 - Creative translation for the moving image
http://www.proz.com/training/3433
June 25 - Project management for translation business: making clients and yourself happier
http://www.proz.com/training/3404
July 9 - Social networking guide for freelancers and agency owners
http://www.proz.com/training/3407

New videos available this month:

Glossaries without borders - translate better and faster
http://www.proz.com/training/3500
Positioning: How to build win-win relationships with clients
http://www.proz.com/training/3470
Email marketing tips for freelancers and agency owners
http://www.proz.com/training/3506
Improving effectiveness of multi-location teams - "How do you know they’re working?"
http://www.proz.com/training/3503

See all videos at: http://www.proz.com/translator-training/format/videos

SDL Trados Online Training and Certification:

SDL Trados 2007 and SDL Trados Studio 2009 at only $99 USD. Attendance fee includes access to training conducted by a certified SDL Trados trainer, approved SDL Trados training manuals, SDL Trados Certification exam. See: http://www.proz.com/translator-training/topic/sdl-trados-certified

New ProZ.com self-paced training sessions at: http://www.proz.com/translator-training/format/self-paced-training

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(10) Around the WorldFast - Wordfast Training in Berlin
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Join ProZ.com member John Di Rico on his round the world trip to train translators on Wordfast software and raise $20,000 to purchase bed nets to prevent the spread of malaria and save lives.

Upcoming sessions in Berlin:

June 3 - Around the WorldFast - Wordfast Classic Training Level 1
http://www.proz.com/training/3281

June 4 - Around the WorldFast - Wordfast Pro Training Level 1
http://www.proz.com/training/3284

Visit http://www.wordfast.fr to learn more about the Around the WorldFast training trip.

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(11) Around the WorldFast - Wordfast Training in Copenhagen
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Join ProZ.com member John Di Rico on his round the world trip to train translators on Wordfast software and raise $20,000 to purchase bed nets to prevent the spread of malaria and save lives.

Upcoming sessions in Copenhagen:

June 15 - Around the WorldFast - Wordfast Classic Training Level 1
http://www.proz.com/training/3287

June 16 - Around the WorldFast - Wordfast Pro Training Level 1
http://www.proz.com/training/3290

Visit http://www.wordfast.fr to learn more about the Around the WorldFast training trip.

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(12) Around the WorldFast - Wordfast Training in Amsterdam
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Join ProZ.com member John Di Rico on his round the world trip to train translators on Wordfast software and raise $20,000 to purchase bed nets to prevent the spread of malaria and save lives.

Upcoming sessions in Amsterdam:

June 21 - Around the WorldFast - Wordfast Pro Training Level 1
http://www.proz.com/training/3293

June 22 - Around the WorldFast - Wordfast Classic Training Level 1
http://www.proz.com/training/3299

Visit http://www.wordfast.fr to learn more about the Around the WorldFast training trip.

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(13) Around the WorldFast - Wordfast Training in London
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Join ProZ.com member John Di Rico on his round the world trip to train translators on Wordfast software and raise $20,000 to purchase bed nets to prevent the spread of malaria and save lives.

Upcoming sessions in London:

July 1 - Around the WorldFast - Wordfast Classic Training Level 1
http://www.proz.com/training/3305

July 2 - Around the WorldFast - Wordfast Pro Training Level 1
http://www.proz.com/training/3308

Visit http://www.wordfast.fr to learn more about the Around the WorldFast training trip.

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(14) Around the WorldFast - Wordfast Training in Johannesburg
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Join ProZ.com member John Di Rico on his round the world trip to train translators on Wordfast software and raise $20,000 to purchase bed nets to prevent the spread of malaria and save lives!

Upcoming sessions in Johannesburg:

Aug 3 - Around the WorldFast - Wordfast Classic Training Level 1
http://www.proz.com/training/3340

Aug 4 - Around the WorldFast - Wordfast Pro Training Level 1
http://www.proz.com/training/3343

Visit http://www.wordfast.fr to learn more about the Around the WorldFast training trip.

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(15) Around the WorldFast - Formation Wordfast à Bruxelles
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Suivre John Di Rico lors de son voyage autour du monde qui consiste à former des traducteurs sur le logiciel Wordfast, rencontrer des membres JCI, et récolter 20 000 dollars pour acheter des moustiquaires afin d’empêcher la propagation du paludisme et sauver des vies !

Formation à Bruxelles:

Juin 28 - Around the Worldfast - Wordfast Classic Niveau 1
http://www.proz.com/training/3296

Juin 29 - Around the WorldFast - Formation Wordfast Pro Niveau 1
http://www.proz.com/training/3302

Rendez-vous sur http://www.wordfast.fr pour plus d'informations sur le tour "Around the WorldFast".

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(16) Around the WorldFast - Formation Wordfast à Casablanca
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Suivre John Di Rico lors de son voyage autour du monde qui consiste à former des traducteurs sur le logiciel Wordfast, rencontrer des membres JCI, et récolter 20 000 dollars pour acheter des moustiquaires afin d’empêcher la propagation du paludisme et sauver des vies !

Formation à Casablanca:

Juillet 12 - Around the Worldfast - Wordfast Classic Niveau 1
http://www.proz.com/training/3311

Juillet 13 - Around the WorldFast - Formation Wordfast Pro Niveau 1
http://www.proz.com/training/3314

Rendez-vous sur http://www.wordfast.fr pour plus d'informations sur le tour "Around the WorldFast".

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(17) Around the WorldFast - Formation Wordfast à Dakar
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Suivre John Di Rico lors de son voyage autour du monde qui consiste à former des traducteurs sur le logiciel Wordfast, rencontrer des membres JCI, et récolter 20 000 dollars pour acheter des moustiquaires afin d’empêcher la propagation du paludisme et sauver des vies !

Formation à Dakar:

Juillet 22 - Around the Worldfast - Wordfast Classic Niveau 1
http://www.proz.com/training/3317

Juillet 23 - Around the WorldFast - Formation Wordfast Pro Niveau 1
http://www.proz.com/training/3323

Rendez-vous sur http://www.wordfast.fr pour plus d'informations sur le tour "Around the WorldFast".

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(18) Around the WorldFast - Formation Wordfast à Douala
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Suivre John Di Rico lors de son voyage autour du monde qui consiste à former des traducteurs sur le logiciel Wordfast, rencontrer des membres JCI, et récolter 20 000 dollars pour acheter des moustiquaires afin d’empêcher la propagation du paludisme et sauver des vies !

Formation à Douala:

Juillet 29 - Around the Worldfast - Wordfast Classic Niveau 1
http://www.proz.com/training/3331

Juillet 30 - Around the WorldFast - Formation Wordfast Pro Niveau 1
http://www.proz.com/training/3337

Rendez-vous sur http://www.wordfast.fr pour plus d'informations sur le tour "Around the WorldFast".

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(19) Second ProZ.com Brazil conference in São Paulo, July 31 - August 1
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This year's Brazilian conference will take place in São Paulo, on July 31st and August 1st.

Organized by Dulce Cattunda -- http://www.proz.com/translator/896926 -- the event will feature a full array of industry content, including conference booth interpretation, Wordfast, basics on audio (and video) translation, social networks, publishing skills, productivity, and more.

http://www.proz.com/conference/151

Hurry-- early bird registration ends June 3rd.

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(20) Upcoming powwows: Japan, UK, Germany, Portugal, etc.
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June
1: Warsaw, Poland (26) http://proz.com/powwow/3251
4: Rotterdam, Netherlands (20) http://proz.com/powwow/3140
5: near Toulouse, France (28) http://proz.com/powwow/3145
5: Lyon, France (8) http://proz.com/powwow/3223
5: Sevilla, Spain (26) http://proz.com/powwow/3131
5: Osaka, Japan (13) http://proz.com/powwow/3224
5: Brest, France (11) http://proz.com/powwow/3262
5: Vigo, Spain (16) http://proz.com/powwow/3235
6: Cardiff, UK (9) http://proz.com/powwow/3239
12: Nottingham, UK (8) http://proz.com/powwow/3244
15: Zwolle, Netherlands (14) http://proz.com/powwow/3196
15: Copenhagen, Denmark (9) http://proz.com/powwow/3217
19: Adelaide, Australia (13) http://proz.com/powwow/3026
20: Strasbourg, France (16) http://proz.com/powwow/3205
25: Opole, Poland (12) http://proz.com/powwow/3236
26: Mexico, Mexico (16) http://proz.com/powwow/3245
26: Chicago, US (3) http://proz.com/powwow/3193

July
8: Palma de Mallorca, Spain (15) http://proz.com/powwow/3230
23: San Diego, US (3) http://proz.com/powwow/3182


Thank you for reading this month's newsletter. If you have questions or need help making the most out of ProZ.com, the support team is here to help you: http://www.proz.com/support

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