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ProZ.com Newsletter: July 2010

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(1) Translators Without Borders: here's how you can help
(2) Moderator class of 2010-2011 prepares to begin activity
(3) Virtual conference registration now open
(4) Wordfast FreeTM
(5) Conference in Prague: going from virtual to real
(6) 2010 ProZ.com Argentina conference in Buenos Aires
(7) Announcing the 2010 ProZ.com conference in Santiago, Chile
(8) Translator screening center now in beta
(9) Webinar, training and video offers for August
(10) Upcoming powwows

(1) Translators Without Borders: translation for humanitarian causes

Translators Without Borders ("TWB") is a volunteer group that provides free translations to humanitarian organizations such as Doctors Without Borders. Pro bono work contributed by professional translators via TWB helps recipient organizations spend as much of their funding as possible on humanitarian works.

ProZ.com has been involved in helping facilitate the screening of translators who have volunteered to participate in these initiatives.

If you are an experienced professional translator willing to volunteer your services for humanitarian causes, please learn about TWB's current needs at the link below.


(2) ProZ.com moderator class of 2010-2011 prepares to begin activity

The ProZ.com moderator class of 2010-2011 will be commencing shortly. Thank you to all who have volunteered to serve a year as site moderator in the coming class, and to those who are finishing their terms in the class of 2009-2010.

Moderators perform a key role in welcoming and guiding new participants at ProZ.com, and in helping to maintain a productive work atmosphere on the site. Applications for the class of 2010-2011 are still being accepted.


Celebrate with SDL Trados Studio 2009!
SDL Trados Studio 2009 is 1 year old and to celebrate we are offering you the chance to save up to 25%! Discover more about our products or buy online - http://www.sdl.com/Proz_NL

Hurry, offer ends 16th August 2010

Celebrate with SDL Trados Studio 2009!
SDL Trados Studio 2009 is 1 year old and to celebrate we are offering you the chance to save up to 15%! Discover more about our products or buy online - http://www.sdl.com/Proz_NPRO

Hurry, offer ends 16th August 2010

(3) ProZ.com virtual conference registration is now open

Registration is now open for ProZ.com's 2010 virtual conferences.

Virtual conferences are conducted entirely online, making it possible for any industry professional to attend, for free, from anywhere with Internet access. This year's virtual events are:

- Freelance translators event: September 30 (International Translation Day)
- Translation agency event: October 13
- Global translation consumer event: November 10

Chat live with peers, vendors and presenters, take part in prize giveaways and special discounts on software, watch video webcasts and participate in Q & A sessions. Also featured will be live panel discussions, among them "Rates in the translation industry", a discussion moderated by Renato Beninatto, with the participation of freelance translator, agency and end client representatives and Henry Dotterer, founder of ProZ.com.

Register today: http://www.proz.com/translation3

(4) Wordfast FreeTM

The world’s #1 provider of platform-independent translation memory software invites you to experience an idea whose time has come - Free TM: http://www.FreeTM.com

ProZ.com Translator Group Buy - save 18% on Wordfast Pro: http://www.proz.com/tgb

Experience two industry-leading TM tools for one low price. The Wordfast Translation Studio includes Wordfast Classic, the industry’s #1 MS Word-based tool, and Wordfast Pro, the #1 standalone multi-platform tool. Download a free trial at http://www.wordfast.com

ProZ.com users save 18% at http://www.proz.com/tgb

(5) ProZ.com event in Prague: the real-world component of this year's virtual event

Following this year's virtual event for freelancers is the ProZ.com international conference in Prague, on October 2nd and 3rd. At this event, approved by the ATA for 10 CE credit points, attendees and speakers from all over the world will try to find an answer to the question, "What can translators do on their own to achieve recognition for their work and the high standing that they deserve?"


The Prague conference is sponsored by:

(Platinum sponsor) SDL Language Technologies - http://www.translationzone.com
(Gold sponsor) LSP.net - http://www.LSP.net
(Exhibiting sponsor) Advanced International Translations - AIT - http://www.TranslationManagementSystem.com

(6) Announcing the 2010 ProZ.com Argentina conference in Buenos Aires

This year's ProZ.com Argentina conference is set to take place in Buenos Aires, from October 29th to 31st.

Look forward to a stellar program, with a full array of topics and with first class international and local speakers.

See http://www.proz.com/conference/115

(7) Announcing the 2010 ProZ.com conference in Santiago, Chile

This year's ProZ.com conference in Chile will take place on October 1st and 2nd at the hotel Panamericano in Santiago. Organized by Claudia Iglesias -- http://www.proz.com/profile/17379 -- and Carla Mendoza -- http://www.proz.com/profile/34015 -- the event's sessions will include:

- "ISO 9001: Calidad en los servicios de traducción"
- "Introducción a la localización"
- "Ética"
- "Introducción a Wordfast"
- Medical translation issues

Registration opens on August 2nd.


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Free Trial for ProZ.com Members to Translation Workspace - The future of translation productivity is here with Translation Workspace from Lionbridge Technologies. Now, you can control your TM assets, monitor work in real-time, reduce your costs and improve consistency. Try it now – free for 30 days!

(8) ProZ.com translator screening center now in beta

Originally developed for Translators Without Borders, a new translator screening platform has now been made available in beta at ProZ.com.

This new feature allows you to create translation tests, administer them to translators, and review them using ProZ.com's "translation quality assessment tool" (TQAT). With the screening center, you can:

* Enter your own translation texts
* Choose the language pairs for which you want translators to submit tests
* Assess the quality of submitted translations with ProZ.com's "translation quality assessment tool" (TQAT)
* Give other ProZ.com users access to help review translations


Translation Office 3000 has been designed with the freelance translator in mind. It helps translators track and manage their clients, translation jobs, invoices and payments. This flexible tool has been created to help easily organize all aspects of a freelance translator's work.

Save 20% when you buy TO3000 through ProZ.com: http://www.proz.com/TO3000

(9) Webinar, training and video offers for August

Special August webinar series: Localization Project Management by Tom Connolly.

A series of six 75-minute instructor-led modules to give Localization professionals an overview of a simple, effective process for managing projects successfully. The webinar series is designed for people whose job it is to manage localization projects so that schedule, quality and cost goals are achieved.

August 5 - "Make it clear, keep it simple, make it happen"
August 12 - Process and tools
August 19 - Planning
August 26 - Team
September 2 - Communication
September 9 - Project execution

Register for the 6 sessions to save! To purchase access to the 6 webinars for $80 USD go to: http://www.proz.com/store/6943

New videos added this month:

Technical aspects of subtitling
Social networking guide for freelancers and agency owners
An introduction to translating for the film industry
Machine translation by Jeff Allen

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

Self-paced courses featured this month:

Website translation (back by popular demand!)
PDF translation
Trados imprescindible (Spanish)

See all self-paced courses at: http://www.proz.com/translator-training/format/self-paced-training

SDL Trados Online Training and Certification:

3 hours of SDL Trados online training for $99 USD. Includes 3 hours of online instruction led by a certified SDL Trados instructor, approved SDL Trados training manuals and sample files, and an opportunity to take the SDL Trados Certification exam. Courses are offered in multiple languages and time zones, and range from Getting started to Advanced. See courses for August and September at http://www.proz.com/translator-training/topic/sdl-trados-certified

If you're interested in sharing your expertise by teaching a training course to professional translators, a new site area has been created to help you do so.

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

Special Limited Offer! Purchase Alchemy Publisher 3.0 for €249. (RRP€749). Alchemy Publisher 3.0 supports over 100 different content rich document formats including PDF and PowerPoint. Deliver higher quality translations, reduce your costs and speed up your projects! This is a time-limited offer. Visit http://www.proz.com/alchemy to participate.

(10) Upcoming powwows: France, Ukraine, Cuba, UK, etc.

4: Bordeaux, France (3 members) http://proz.com/powwow/3337
7: Odessa, Ukraine (7) http://proz.com/powwow/3328
7: Havana, Cuba (3) http://proz.com/powwow/3344
7: Cardiff, UK (6) http://proz.com/powwow/3314
7: Oxford, UK (3) http://proz.com/powwow/3338
14: Donetsk, Ukraine (14) http://proz.com/powwow/3272
21: Palamós (G..., Spain (10) http://proz.com/powwow/3319
26: Toronto, Canada (2) http://proz.com/powwow/3347

3: Cordoba, Argentina (31) http://proz.com/powwow/3256
11: Vlora, Albania (1) http://proz.com/powwow/3341
14: Zwolle, Netherlands (20) http://proz.com/powwow/3196
18: Padborg/Fle..., Denmark (30) http://proz.com/powwow/2897
24: Ekaterinburg, Russian Federation (7) http://proz.com/powwow/3299
25: Montevideo, Uruguay (31) http://proz.com/powwow/3311

1: Prague, Czech Republic (3) http://proz.com/powwow/3346

Thank you for reading this month's newsletter. Don't forget to register for the upcoming virtual conference, and to check out the in-person events in your area.


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