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ProZ.com Newsletter: September 2017

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(1) ProZ.com's International Translation Day: Sept. 26 and 27
(2) Community choice awards spotlight: Tess Whitty
(3) Freelancers and their sleep habits
(4) Translators without Borders calls for volunteers
(5) Community choice awards spotlight: Erik Hansson
(6) Translator essay contest for students and beginners
(7) Upcoming powwows


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(1) ProZ.com's International Translation Day: attend from wherever you happen to be
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The ProZ.com International Translation Day celebration is fast approaching, with two days of free online sessions with live Q and A, panel discussions, focus groups, networking opportunities, and a chance to earn up to 10 ATA CE points, plus some great deals on software via Translator Group Buy.

This year, it will be even easier to attend. No registration is required, and you can watch and participate from any ProZ.com page, via your ProZ.com Mobile app, or from Facebook, Twitter, and Periscope, wherever you happen to be.

September 26th and 27th: save the dates!

http://www.proz.com/tv/ITD2017

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(2) Community choice awards spotlight: Tess Whitty
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In this and coming newsletters, we will be taking a look at some of the individual winners of the 2017 ProZ.com community choice awards.

First up is Tess Whitty -- http://www.proz.com/profile/64870 -- an English to Swedish translator and a long time ProZ.com member, trainer, and a member of the Certified PRO Network.

Tess, a repeat winner in the CCAs, won in three categories in 2017: Best blog, Best podcast, and Best trainer.

Her website and blog, Marketing Tips for Translators, contains a wealth of information and resources for freelancers: http://marketingtipsfortranslators.com/

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http://www.proz.com/community-choice-awards

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(3) What are your thoughts on freelancers and their sleep habits?
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In case you missed it, the topic of freelancers and their sleep habits came up recently on the forums. Early bird or night owl? Do your sleep habits work for or against you as a freelancer? Have you adjusted your sleep habits to fit with your work, or vice versa? See the discussion and add your take:

http://www.proz.com/topic/317230

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(4) Translators without Borders calls for volunteers in response to Hurricane Irma
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In response to Hurricane Irma, Translators without Borders is calling for English<>Haitian Creole volunteer translators to be on standby to support humanitarian and rescue teams on the ground if needed.

Please email crisis@translatorswithoutborders.org if you can contribute and would like to be part of an online rapid-response team to translate materials. The texts are mostly rescue messages, official announcements regarding resources, routs, available services, situation reports, etc.

Translators without Borders is the biggest volunteer community of translators endeavoring to provide easy to access and free information to local communities and for humanitarian causes. If you are also interested in playing a part in a pro-bono opportunity, don't hesitate to contact them for more information.

https://translatorswithoutborders.org/

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(5) Community choice awards spotlight: Erik Hansson
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Erik Hansson -- http://www.proz.com/profile/21654 -- is a German to Swedish technical translator, and has been a member of ProZ.com since 2002. This year, he won in two categories: Best Twitter account and Best Facebook group.

Erik was an early proponent of Twitter for translators; he was behind the #xl8promote initiative, and it is thanks to a suggestion of his that ProZ.com users can display their Twitter feed in their profile. If you are on Twitter and are not already following him, be sure to look him up: @erik_hansson or https://twitter.com/erik_hansson

2017 also marks the fourth win in a row for Erik's Facebook group, "Things Translators Never Say", which you can find at https://www.facebook.com/groups/thingstranslatorsneversay/

https://www.proz.com/community-choice-awards/

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(6) Translator essay contest for students and beginners
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If you are a student, graduate, or beginning translator with no experience, you may be interested in an essay contest being held until September 26th. Participants are asked to write a 300 - 500 word essay on the topic "What benefits your client will get from using your translation and localization services?"

Prizes are aimed at helping you get started in freelance translation. Winners will be announced on September 30th.

Find out more: https://www.hannasles.com/translator-business/

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(7) Upcoming powwows: Germany, Ukraine, France, Belarus, Italy, Uruguay, etc.
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September
23: Odessa, Ukraine (25) http://proz.com/powwow/6455
30: Nice, France (1) http://proz.com/powwow/6457
30: Minsk, Belarus (15) http://proz.com/powwow/6434
30: Birmingham, UK (8) http://proz.com/powwow/6433
30: Imola, Italy (13) http://proz.com/powwow/6424
30: Montevideo, Uruguay (7) http://proz.com/powwow/6446
30: Vilnius, Lithuania (2) http://proz.com/powwow/6449
30: São Paulo, Brazil: https://www.proz.com/powwow/6464

October
7: Aventura, US (2) http://proz.com/powwow/6413
7: La Plata, Argentina (14) http://proz.com/powwow/6445
11: Florianópolis, Brazil (2) http://proz.com/powwow/6451
13: Elvas, Portugal (1) http://proz.com/powwow/6437

November
4: Llangennith, Gower, UK (2) http://proz.com/powwow/6458


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Thanks for reading, and happy International Translation Day in advance. I hope to run into you during the event on the 26th and 27th!

http://www.proz.com/tv/ITD2017

Happy translating,

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