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ProZ.com Newsletter: January 2018

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(1) One translator's experience in, and reflections on, 2017
(2) Pools for Literary translators, Copywriters, PMs, students
(3) New cards to gather and display client feedback released
(4) New survey on CAT tool use and preferences
(5) Build a better "About me" to speak to your potential clients
(6) Do even more with ProZ.com from your mobile device
(7) ProZ.com/TV free webinars
(8) Elia Together 2018 early bird until February 4th
(9) Translator group buying means big discounts for participants
(10) Make ProZ.com pay for dinner at your next powwow
(11) 2018 European Language Industry Survey
(12) Upcoming powwows


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(1) One translator's experience in, and reflections on, 2017
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"The year 2017 was the first calendar year that I earned over $US 100,000 from translation, around $130,000+ if including other services."

But was it all it was cracked up to be? Read this translator's reflections on his 2017 on the Translator T.O. blog: https://wp.me/p1gp2T-1vE

DJHartmann -- https://www.proz.com/translator/1549486 -- is a NAATI Certified Thai-English Translator specializing in the translation of issues relating to applied anthropology, international development, NGO's, refugees and migration, human trafficking, indigenous peoples' rights, the effects of mining and resource extraction on local communities, social impact assessments, land tenure and environmental management. He has been a ProZ.com member and part of the Certified PRO Network since 2014.

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(2) New Pools for Literary translators, Copywriters, Project managers, students
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ProZ.com Pools™ make it easier for clients to find and contact pre-screened specialists in different fields and lines of work. New pools have been opened:

* Literary translators
* Pharmaceutical translators
* Game localizers
* Interpreters
* Project managers
* Subtitlers
* Copywriters

If you are an expert in one of these areas, come on in, the water's fine! Any ProZ.com member may apply to be included in a pool.

A new pool is also open for students seeking internships and other work experiences.

https://www.proz.com/pools/

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(3) New cards to gather and display client feedback released
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The new Willingness to Work Again (WWA) feedback cards were released at the beginning of January. This feature allows you to better gather and display feedback from clients and colleagues.

Features of the new feedback card include:

* View private comments from clients
* Pin your favorite feedback entry to the top of your card (ProZ.com member feature)
* View a feedback provider's average rating given (ProZ.com member feature)
* View additional project details related to a feedback entry (ProZ.com Business member feature)
* Respond to feedback comments
* Manage your feedback card display settings

You can access your feedback card from your profile; in the WWA box in the top right corner of your profile, click on the "View feedback card" link.

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(4) New survey on CAT tool use and preferences
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Please take a few minutes to complete a new survey on some aspects of your translation work related to CAT tool use. Information gathered will be used to help compile this year's State of the industry report for freelance translators. Your thoughtful answers will be appreciated!

https://www.proz.com/phpQ/fillsurvey.php?sid=862

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(5) Build a better "About me" and localize it for your potential clients
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The "About me" section of your profile is a great place to include additional information about yourself as a professional that makes you stand out.

This section has a new editor, to make it easier to perfect your online profile. ProZ.com members are also able to localize the "About me" section into as many languages as they wish-- all the better to speak to your potential clients in their language with.

Make sure you are logged in to your ProZ.com account and get started at:

https://www.proz.com/settings/freelancer/marketing_promotion/about-me

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(6) Do even more with ProZ.com from your mobile device
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ProZ.com Mobile got an update at the end of December. In addition to all the existing features, this new version of the app includes:

* A new, customizable home screen with live activity feed.
* The possibility to be immediately notified of new jobs and job quote reactions, new KudoZ questions and answers, forum. contributions, "What I am working on" posts and comments, and more.
* A notification center containing a history of notifications with the possibility of prioritizing the notifications you care about the most.
* The ability to call members of ProZ.com Pools™ via phone and Skype --includes phone interpreting service by members of the interpreters pool.
* New service integration: contests. (First in-app contest coming soon!)

Get ProZ.com Mobile in Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.proz

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

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(7) ProZ.com/TV free webinar week and CAT tool training
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Join ProZ.com/TV February 12-16th, 2018 for Free Webinar week & CAT Tool training.

Participate from any device, at multiple destinations, 100% free.

View the schedule at https://www.proz.com/tv/FreeWebinars

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(8) Elia Together 2018: Early bird registration ends Feb 4th
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Join Elia at the industry's only event dedicated to strengthening the relationship between language service companies and independent professionals. Network, learn and join the debate on the challenges and opportunities facing our industry, all within a positive, collaborative environment.

22-23 February 2018
Athens, Greece

Early Bird Registration ends February 4th, 2018.

http://events.elia-association.org/together-2018/

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(9) If you are on the market for translator software, group buying is the way to go.
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There is strength in numbers! Translator Group Buys (TGBs) provide the opportunity for translators to purchase CAT tools and other software together. This leads to the lowest software prices in the industry, and big savings for you if you participate.

If you are currently on the market for software, be sure to check out the current and upcoming TGB campaigns:

http://www.proz.com/tgb/

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Wordfast Forward >>

The call for speakers is open for the 4th annual Wordfast Forward user conference to take place on June 1-2, 2018 in Cascais, Portugal.

For more details and to propose a session, please see the following page on the conference site: http://www.wordfast.com/conference/2018/call_for_speakers

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For more details and to propose a session, please see the following page on the conference site: http://www.wordfast.com/conference/2018/call_for_speakers

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(10) Thinking of attending or organizing a powwow? Dinner could be on ProZ.com
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If you are organizing an upcoming powwow or considering it, this may interest you.

Until April 1st, if a powwow attendee who has not yet been a ProZ.com member would like to become a member, they can do so at a discount, and that membership payment will go towards the bill at the powwow (Lunch? Dinner? Drinks?).

If you are interested in exploring this, just write back to let me know.

See more information at:
https://go.proz.com/blog/add-a-new-member-at-a-powwow-and-dinner-is-on-us-drinks-too

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(11) 2018 European Language Industry Survey
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Elia, in collaboration with EUATC, EMT, GALA, FIT Europe and LINDweb, have launched the 6th annual European Language Industry survey.

The aim of the survey is to gather views about trends, expectations and challenges to help explain or even predict current and future developments. The survey is open to independent language professionals, language service companies, in-house translation teams and institutions teaching translation to capture sentiment from across the language industry.

Visit http://proz.me/EU2018Survey to take part in the survey.

The deadline to participate is midnight CET on Friday, 16 February 2018. Results will be shared by each participating organisation and will be presented at upcoming industry events.

The survey is 100% anonymous and no personal details are requested or stored.

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(12) Upcoming powwows: US, Spain, UK, Germany, Ukraine
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February
3: Miami Beach, US (9 members) http://proz.com/powwow/6541
9: Madrid, Spain (21) http://proz.com/powwow/6536
10: Cardiff, UK (8) http://proz.com/powwow/6559
20: Augsburg, Germany (1) http://proz.com/powwow/6550

March
3: Leipzig, Germany (5) http://proz.com/powwow/6544
17: Kharkiv, Ukraine (1) http://proz.com/powwow/6562


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I hope your 2018 is off to an excellent start. If you could set one big goal for the year, what would it be? Write back if you'd like to share!

Happy translating,

Jared
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