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ProZ.com Newsletter: August 2017

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(1) Meet the new faces on the ProZ.com team
(2) And the winners of the 2017 Community choice awards are...
(3) Specialist pools for interpreters, subtitlers, what next?
(4) We missed you, Mox
(5) List of security practices released in the SecurePRO program
(6) New Plus benefit: CJK Dictionary Institute terminology packs
(7) Search the directory and post jobs via ProZ.com Mobile
(8) Moderator class of 2017-2018 prepares to begin activity
(9) Upcoming powwows


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(1) Meet the new faces on the ProZ.com team
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A few additions have been made to the ProZ.com team this year:

Mike Donlin -- http://www.proz.com/profile/2308925 -- is heading up initiatives including specialists pools and Business membership.

Tatiana Dietrich -- http://www.proz.com/profile/2397889 -- and Enrique Manzo -- http://www.proz.com/translator/2397886 have joined the Member services and support group. Look for them in a support request or forum thread near you.

Alex White -- http://www.proz.com/profile/2360971 -- and Alex (Sasha) Terehov --
http://www.proz.com/translator/2373841 have joined the development team, and are responsible for some of the new features being rolled out, such as the enhanced profile visitors tools and analytics.

http://www.proz.com/about

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(2) And the winners of this year's Community choice awards are...
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Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's Community choice awards by nominating and voting for candidates.

And a big congratulations to this year's winners! In future installments of this newsletter we will be taking a moment to spotlight the winners individually.

You can see the full list of winners at http://www.proz.com/community-choice-awards

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(3) Specialist pools for interpreters, subtitlers, what next?
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ProZ.com Pools™, groups of pre-screened professionals, are expanding. Two pools, one for interpreters and one for subtitlers, have been released. If you are an interpreter or a subtitler or both, please consider applying to be included in these pools.

New pools of specialists will be added soon.

Discussion of potential new pools: http://www.proz.com/topic/317539

See or apply to existing pools: http://www.proz.com/pools/

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(4) We missed you, Mox
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If you were already a fan and had been missing Mox, good news! New cartoons were posted in August.

If you are asking, "Who is Mox?" you can check out his adventures in translation here:

http://mox.ingenierotraductor.com/

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(5) Full list of security practices now available in the SecurePRO™ program
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As part of the new SecurePRO™ program, which allows professionals to declare their confidentiality and security practices, a list of potential security practices has been built, based on the use of SecurePRO cards so far.

Declare your own practices in your profile at https://www.proz.com/settings/freelancer/data-security

If you are a ProZ.com member, you can see the full list of security practices and indicate if you employ them at http://www.proz.com/security-practices/list

Join the discussion on some of the next steps in the SecurePRO program: http://www.proz.com/topic/317735

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(6) New Plus benefit: Free CJK Dictionary Institute terminology packages
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Another new benefit of the Plus package has been added: you can now download CJK Dictionary Institute terminology packages for free from the TM-Town Terminology Marketplace. Over 160 glossaries are currently available.

If you are already a Plus package subscriber, just sign in to TM-Town using the "Sign in with ProZ.com" option and you will be able to download the package you want for free.

http://proz.me/CJKIGlossaries

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(7) You can now search the directory and post jobs via ProZ.com Mobile
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Now, in addition to services such as Jobs, the Blue Board, KudoZ, term search, forums, polls, and the "What I am working on" feature, you can also search the directory and post jobs if you are looking for new service providers.

Get it on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/proz.com-mobile/id1159346024?ls=1&mt=8

Get it on Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.proz

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(8) ProZ.com moderator class of 2017-2018 prepares to begin activity
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The ProZ.com moderator class of 2017-2018 will be starting soon. Thank you to all who have volunteered to serve a year as site moderator in the coming class, and a big thank you to those who are finishing their terms in the class of 2016-2017.

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 2017-2018 are still being accepted.

http://www.proz.com/moderators

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(9) Upcoming powwows: Brazil, Germany, Denmark, UK, Belarus, Italy
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September
2: Jundiaí, Brazil (7) http://proz.com/powwow/6415
2: Hamburg, Germany (5) http://proz.com/powwow/6427
9: Århus, Denmark (26) http://proz.com/powwow/6073
9: Cardiff, UK (9) http://proz.com/powwow/6440
15: Lübbenau, Germany (13) http://proz.com/powwow/6278
30: Minsk, Belarus (10) http://proz.com/powwow/6434
30: Birmingham, UK (5) http://proz.com/powwow/6433
30: Imola, Italy (7) http://proz.com/powwow/6424

October
7: Aventura, US (2) http://proz.com/powwow/6413
13: Elvas, Portugal (1) http://proz.com/powwow/6437


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Thanks for reading. And congratulations once again to all the nominees and winners in this year's Community choice awards!

Happy translating,

Jared
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