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ProZ.com Newsletter: November 2013

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(1) Year-end report to members published
(2) ProZ.com membership campaign, until December 11th
(3) New translation contest, submissions now open
(4) Translators without Borders efforts in the Philippines
(5) Regional event in Madrid, Spain: re-invent yourself!
(6) Risk management for language professionals: free video
(7) You can propose source texts for future translation contests
(8) Upcoming powwows


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(1) Year-end report to members published
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The year-end report to ProZ.com members for 2013 was published on November 5th, detailing some of the news and advances on the site in the second half of this year.

Thanks goes out to all ProZ.com paying members, without whom these improvements, and the site itself, would not be possible.

http://www.proz.com/topic/259051

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(2) ProZ.com membership campaign, until December 11th
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Since 1999, ProZ.com has been used by serious language professionals all over the world to start and advance their careers. As the largest community of translators in the world and the number one source of new clients for freelance translators, the opportunities are there. It is up to you to add those opportunities to your work in 2014.

If you join before December 11th, you get:

1. Full access to all ProZ.com tools and opportunities, at a discount over the regular fee.
2. Membership until January 2015 (up to one month extra, depending on how soon you join).
3. A chance at winning some great prizes, including a trip for two to the Bahamas.
4. A satisfaction guarantee.

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

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(3) New translation contest, "Poetry with a tune," submissions open now
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A new translation contest, "Poetry with a tune: Translation of Lyrics," has started. The source text is in English.

Submissions are open from now until January 14th. If you translate from English, or just feel up to the challenge, please consider taking a break and having some fun with this one.

http://www.proz.com/translation-contests/

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(4) Translators without Borders efforts in the recent crisis in the Philippines
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A small team of ProZ.com members and Translators without Borders volunteers were part of the emergency team assisting the Philippines population during the recent typhoon-related humanitarian crisis. This team worked online, identifying keywords and translating messages in order to direct support teams to the sites where help was most needed.

Members of this team were:
* Lysander Canlas -- http://www.proz.com/profile/56667
* Joy Navarro -- http://www.proz.com/profile/627800
* Lois -- http://www.proz.com/profile/1847906

http://www.proz.com/topic/259843

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(5) Regional event in Madrid, Spain: re-invent yourself!
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The year's last ProZ.com conference will be held in Madrid, Spain, on December 14th with the theme "Re-inventing oneself in rough times" ("Reinventarse en tiempos revueltos")

This event will offer:

* an entire day of presentations divided in two tracks,
* the opportunity to meet known speakers in the Spanish-speaking community,
* two workshops,
* a powwow
* the chance to learn, network and have fun
* and more!

There are a few days left to book your seat at the regular price.

http://www.proz.com/conference/485

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(6) Risk management for language professionals: free video
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This free video covers some of the basics in risk management for language professionals: investigating new clients for reliability, protecting yourself from scams, clarifying terms at the outset of projects, and avoiding or minimizing the risks of non-payment, etc. Especially if you are just starting out in the business, you may find this video interesting and helpful.

http://www.proz.com/videos/tutorials%20on%20proz.com/2102

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(7) You can propose a source text for future translation contests in your native language
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Source texts used in ProZ.com translation contests are generally short literary texts or excerpts of general appeal. By proposing a source text in your native language, you can help to ensure that others who translate from that language to other languages can participate in upcoming contests. The criteria used in selecting texts for translation contests, and the form to submit proposals, can be found on the page below.

http://www.proz.com/translation-contests/propose_source_text

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(8) Upcoming powwows: France, Slovakia, Canada, Germany, etc.
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November
22: Strasbourg, France (16 members) http://proz.com/powwow/4951
25: Kosice, Slovakia (1) http://proz.com/powwow/4969
27: Guelph, Canada (4) http://proz.com/powwow/4961
30: Hamburg, Germany (46) http://proz.com/powwow/4816
30: Birmingham, UK (12) http://proz.com/powwow/4948
30: Buenos Aires, Argentina (20) http://proz.com/powwow/4954

December
4: Whiteley, UK (3) http://proz.com/powwow/4921
5: Edinburgh, UK (30) http://proz.com/powwow/4931
7: Prague, Czech Republic (58) http://proz.com/powwow/4681
7: Cardiff, UK (11) http://proz.com/powwow/4916
7: Brasília, Brazil (4) http://proz.com/powwow/4927
13: Madrid, Spain (46) http://proz.com/powwow/4909
14: Santos, Brazil (10) http://proz.com/powwow/4934
17: Tehran, Iran (25) http://proz.com/powwow/4798
21: Genova, Italy (4) http://proz.com/powwow/4964
24: Havana, Cuba (1) http://proz.com/powwow/4946

January
3: Sydney, Australia (1) http://proz.com/powwow/4967
13: Utrecht, Netherlands (12) http://proz.com/powwow/4942

Full list of powwows (including those after Nov: http://www.proz.com/?sp=event/powwow_board&r_id=496


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