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ProZ.com Newsletter: July 2014

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(1) 1,000 participants so far in the annual translation contest
(2) New translation contest, source text in Russian
(3) ProZ.com summer software sale
(4) What is a translator's best friend?
(5) Community choice awards for 2014, open for nominations
(6) Mirá lo que te estás perdiendo si aún no te inscribiste...
(7) When and where is the next ProZ.com international event?
(8) New translator training courses
(9) Upcoming powwows

(1) 1,000 participants and counting in the annual ProZ.com translation contest

Just over 1,000 translators have submitted an entry to the annual ProZ.com translation contest so far. With ten source texts to choose from, 175 language pairs so far, and more than 1,400 entries, this is the largest ProZ.com translation contest to date. But why stop there?

There are just under two weeks left before the submissions stage ends, on July 31st.

If you haven't seen the contest yet, have a look at it here and consider participating. If you have been thinking about participating but have been putting it off, time flies, so be sure you don't miss the deadline. Translation contests are a nice way of taking a break, testing and honing your skills with colleagues, networking, and having fun. And the more the merrier, so if you have colleagues outside of ProZ.com who may be interested, spread the word!

Source texts are available in Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese (BR), Romanian, Russian and Spanish.


(2) New translation contest, source text in Russian

A new translation contest started in July, with a Russian source text. The text is an excerpt from "Град обреченный" by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky. If you translate into or out of Russian and feel up to the challenge, consider submitting an entry. Submissions end on August 7th.



Over the past few months translators from all corners of the Earth have given feedback on features and improvements they would like to see in Studio 2014.
See the feedback making it into the latest Studio 2014: http://bit.ly/sdl-feedback

Join the Biggest Sale of the Year: http://bit.ly/1pdUvIT

(3) ProZ.com summer software sale: great discounts on translation software

ProZ.com's summer software sale is happening now through July 31st. Even if it is not summer where you are, be sure to check out these excellent discounts on translation software.


Language Terminal: find translators, jobs and partner companies easier!

Manage translation projects, network with your colleagues and work with Adobe InDesign files through Language Terminal. This portal is open and free for everyone, not just for those who use memoQ.
Join us to learn how to make the most out of it! http://bit.ly/1tLPwpb

Simple. Stable. Swift. The new memoQ 2014 released!
Speed up your translation processes through project templates and workflow automation, localize images and import terminology from other tools and make your workflow easier with a dozens of productivity boosters.

Learn more about memoQ 2014 and give it a try (or upgrade) by clicking http://bit.ly/SSyLb5

(4) CAT tool, the cat, colleagues, caffeine? What is a translator's best friend?

A recent ProZ.com quick poll asked translators to define their "best friend". Is it a tool of the trade, something you need/like to have in your office, a fellow translator, or something else? Check out the discussion and vote for your favorite.


Atril – Deja Vu wishes you all the best for a great summer!

For those of you who will be hard at work this summer, you'll be happy to know that the Atril Team will be too!

To find out more about Déjà Vu X3 as well as tips and tricks for using it, get in touch with us at [email protected] or visit www.atril.com

(5) ProZ.com community choice awards for 2014, open for nominations

The 2014 edition of the ProZ.com community choice awards is now open for nominations. Submit your nominations now to help publicly recognize language professionals who are active, influential or otherwise outstanding in various media throughout the industry.


(6) Últimos días para anotarse en el evento de ProZ.com en La Plata

Este seminario de jornada completa está orientado especialmente a estudiantes de traducción y a traductores independientes que estén en la primera etapa del desarrollo de sus carreras y negocios.

Algunos de los temas que se tratarán en el evento:

* marketing personal y profesional para traductores,
* desarrollo de un plan de negocios sustentable,
* formas de cobro y facturación para clientes locales e internacionales,
* gestión de proyectos para traductores,
* control de riesgos,
* negociación de tarifas,
* recursos para traductores y herramientas CAT,
* primeros pasos para una carrera exitosa,
* ¡y más!

Para más información sobre las charlas, oradores y horarios, visitá el programa del evento:

XTRF free system trial

Busy day? Visit the XTRF website, order a free system trial and find out how this powerful project and business management system can help you simplify and expedite your work. To start your free 14-day system trial, go to http://www.xtrf.eu

(7) When and where is the next ProZ.com international conference?

The ProZ.com 2014 international conference in Pisa, Italy, is over. Thank you to all the attendees, speakers, and sponsors who helped make the event a success! A big thank you goes out to the event's organizer, member Daniela Zambrini -- http://www.proz.com/translator/94268 -- who returned to build on the great work she started with the international conference in Rome in 2011.

The next ProZ.com international conference was announced in Pisa. Mark your calendar for Rotterdam, the Netherlands, in June of 2015! This event is being organized by member Nigel Saych -- http://www.proz.com/profile/139481 -- who you may recognize from other ProZ.com conferences, where he has been both attendee and speaker.

It's still a year away, but you can plan ahead and stay up to date on developments for the Rotterdam conference by visiting the conference page and registering or signing up for the mailing list.


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(8) New translator training courses

* July 31st: "Making more money: build win-win relationships with clients." Learn how to ensure that your relationships with clients work for both parties, identify key clients and keep them happy without compromising on your values and needs.

* August 6th: "Translation for environmental organizations." Areas of environmental translation. Your potential customers. Equipping yourself for environmental translation. Terminology issues.

* August 7th: "Strategic thinking for freelance translators." In this one-hour presentation, learn about strategy and tactics, and how thinking actively about this can help us improve our business as freelance translators.

* August 8th: "Starting to work as a translator, gaining experience, improving services provided, spreading the word." A summary of initial steps that should be taken in order to enter the translation industry successfully.

* August 21st: "Change of roles: transformation from employee to freelancer."
Learn how to set up your freelancing business and how to deal with the new challenges that await you.

New WordFinder

Get access to millions of words and translations from the best dictionaries, on your computer, via a web browser, on your smartphone or tablet. Stuffed with lots of smart features.

The New WordFinder has what you need as a translator in your everyday work – anywhere, anytime! http://www.proz.com/WordFinder

(9) Upcoming powwows: Argentina, Denmark, UK, Poland, etc.

23: Edinburgh, UK (18) http://proz.com/powwow/5245
26: Cardiff, UK (6) http://proz.com/powwow/5255
26: Poznan, Poland (3) http://proz.com/powwow/5263

10: Carlsbad, US (3) http://proz.com/powwow/5243
16: Curitiba, Brazil (4) http://proz.com/powwow/5264
16: La Plata, Argentina (14) http://proz.com/powwow/5083

6: Hlinsko v Cechach, Czech Republic (27) http://proz.com/powwow/5008
7: Kam'yanets'-Podils'kyi, Ukraine (3) http://proz.com/powwow/5242
12: Odense, Denmark (37) http://proz.com/powwow/4982

If you know a colleague who deserves to be recognized for his/her activities in the industry, be sure to nominate them for the community choice awards:


Thanks for tuning in, and best of luck to everyone participating in the translation contest.

Happy translating,

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