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ProZ.com Newsletter: November 2015

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(1) What methods do you find most useful to get new clients?
(2) "Giving Tuesday" year-end donation drive
(3) Freelance translation job "monsters" and how to defeat them
(4) How to practice interpreting? Stop interpreting
(5) Free webinar week, November 30th -December 4th
(6) Different rates for different parts of the world?
(7) Upcoming powwows


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(1) What methods do you find most useful to get new clients?
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A recent quick poll asked translators to weigh in on some of the sources they have found most useful in connecting with new clients. Check out what colleagues have to say, and add your vote!

http://www.proz.com/topic/295141

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(2) "Giving Tuesday" year-end donation drive
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ProZ.com joined forces with member Pieter Beens -- http://www.proz.com/translator/1419293 -- to invite all language professionals to participate in the "Giving Tuesday" movement. Donations were accepted from December 1st to the 3rd, with ProZ.com matching up to $10,000 USD of total donations made, with all proceeds going to these non-profit organizations:

* SOS Children's Villages, http://www.sos-childrensvillages.org/
* Concern Worldwide, http://www.concernusa.org/
* Books For Africa, http://www.booksforafrica.org/

Thank you to everyone who participated and helped spread the word!

http://www.proz.com/pages/drive

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We look forward to welcoming you in the ever-growing memoQ-family!
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(3) Article: 7 Freelance translation job "monsters" and how to defeat them
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You might find this article describing some of the things to consider when evaluating potential clients interesting:

https://www.tm-town.com/blog/freelance-translation-job-monsters

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(4) How to practice interpreting? Stop interpreting
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Andy Gillies, this year's Community choice awards winner for "Best interpreting-related book," shares some pointers about improving your interpreting skills in this guest post on the Translator T.O. blog:

http://prozcomblog.com/2015/11/06/guest-post-how-to-practice-interpreting-stop-interpreting/

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(5) Free webinar week, November 30th - December 4th
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Another ProZ.com free webinar week is here. Sign up for a variety of webinars on software tools for translators, from November 30th to December 4th.

http://www.proz.com/translator-training/format/free-webinars

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(6) Do you charge different rates for different parts of the world?
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How do you manage the rates you charge for your work to domestic clients and those abroad? Do you charge differently? The same? What considerations should be made when setting those rates? This question was recently asked in the Money matters forum, with various professionals in different parts of the world providing their advice and opinions:

http://www.proz.com/topic/294052

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(7) Upcoming powwows: UK, Luxembourg, Spain, Brazil, Italy
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December
3: Edinburgh, UK (14 members) http://proz.com/powwow/5785
4: Luxembourg, Luxembourg (1) http://proz.com/powwow/5786
11: Cardiff, UK (13) http://proz.com/powwow/5747
12: Manchester, UK (10) http://proz.com/powwow/5768
12: Alicante, Spain (10) http://proz.com/powwow/5764
12: Santos, Brazil (10) http://proz.com/powwow/5767

January
4: Chester, UK (2) http://proz.com/powwow/5782
9: Cardiff, UK (5) http://proz.com/powwow/5776
16: Bologna, Italy (14) http://proz.com/powwow/5774
21: London, UK (44) http://proz.com/powwow/5777

Full list of powwows (including those after Nov: http://www.proz.com/?sp=event/powwow_board&r_id=547


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Be sure to check out the Giving Tuesday drive. You can participate through your ProZ.com membership, through training courses being generously donated by experts, or through direct donations. Thank you in advance to all who participate!


http://www.proz.com/pages/drive
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