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ProZ.com Newsletter: November 2017

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(1) What is in a good tagline?
(2) Report to ProZ.com members, 2017
(3) Reach your full potential as a freelance translator
(4) Why an agency might stop working with you, by Nikki Graham
(5) Confessions of a Freelance Translator, by Gary Smith
(6) Upcoming powwows


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(1) Question: What is short, to the point, and can help you land your next client?
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Question: What is short, to the point, and can help you land your next client?

Answer: A good tagline.

Your tagline is the only bit of text you can control in directory search results. It is important! No tagline, or a bad tagline, can adversely affect your client contact.

You can now add taglines in multiple languages, to better reach the clients you seek, in their languages. ProZ.com paying members can enter taglines in as many languages as they wish (non-members can add a maximum of two).

To see details, and also read more on what makes a good tagline, visit: https://www.proz.com/topic/320425

It is also now possible for clients to search for professionals by their tagline. Visit: https://www.proz.com/tagline-search

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(2) Report to ProZ.com members, 2017
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The ProZ.com site, and all the services, tools, and opportunities it offers, are there thanks to paying members. The report to ProZ.com members for 2017 was published in November. If you have not read it already, you can see what is new and what has been going on at ProZ.com since the last report:

https://www.proz.com/topic/320429

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(3) If you can imagine it for your career, ProZ.com can help you get there
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If you are an expert in your field, ProZ.com is making it easier for clients to find you. If you are just starting out, ProZ.com is making it easier to get trained, get experience and start working with the clients you want. If you are somewhere in the middle, there is an expanding suite of services at your fingertips to help you reach your full potential as a freelance language professional. If you can imagine it for your career, ProZ.com can help you get there.

Until December 15th, you can join the growing number of professionals subscribing to the ProZ.com Plus package, at a discount. Don't miss this opportunity to set yourself up for success in 2018:

https://www.proz.com/pages/special-membership-offer

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(4) 22 more reasons why an agency might stop working with you, by Nikki Graham
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Nikki Graham -- https://www.proz.com/translator/21787 -- works in Spanish to English, specializing in the academic, education, wildlife and environment, and travel and leisure fields. She is a long-time ProZ.com member and part of the Certified PRO Network. She was also this year's winner in the "Best blog post" category of the Community choice awards, for her post "22 more reasons why an agency might stop working with you".

Read her post and check out her blog in general at:

https://nikkigrahamtranix.com/2016/07/31/22-more-reasons-why-an-agency-might-stop-working-with-you/

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(5) Confessions of a Freelance Translator, by Gary Smith
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This year's Community choice awards winner for "Best book" was Gary Smith -- https://www.proz.com/translator/757385 -- a Spanish to English translator specializing in mercantile and labor law, environment, economics, science and technical fields.

Gary is a ProZ.com member, part of the Certified PRO Network, a trainer, conference attendee, presenter and organizer. His book, "Confessions of a Freelance Translator," is a must-read for those starting out or thinking of moving into professional freelance translation. Check it out here: https://www.proz.com/books/115/Confessions-of-a-Freelance-Translator

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(6) Upcoming powwows: Uruguay, Brazil, US, Germany, France, UK, Australia
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December
2: São Bernardo do Campo, Brazil (5) http://proz.com/powwow/6532
2: Aventura, US (9) http://proz.com/powwow/6413
6: Augsburg, Germany (1) http://proz.com/powwow/6524
7: Edinburgh, UK (37) http://proz.com/powwow/6517
9: Cardiff, UK (16) http://proz.com/powwow/6443
10: Dieulefit , France (4) http://proz.com/powwow/6527
16: Frankfurt, Germany (5) http://proz.com/powwow/6518
16: Santos, Brazil (16) http://proz.com/powwow/6520

January
6: Birmingham, UK (3) http://proz.com/powwow/6529
11: Brisbane, Australia (3) http://proz.com/powwow/6454

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