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ProZ.com powwow: THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING LOCAL

April 23, 2006, 11:00 am
United StatesUSA - Westport CT - New EnglandIn personEnglish
--------------------------"THE IMPORTANCE OF KNOWING AND UNDERSTANDING THE LOCAL MARKET" ------------------------
------------------------------"NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE IMPORTANCE OF LOCAL KNOWLEDGE" ----------------------------

Expected Attendance: 20+.
Date: Sunday April 23th 11:00 am.
YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO MAKE A PRESENTATION OR SPEECH!!
Presentation space available 10:00 am to 11:00 am; submit your proposed subject.
CAT tool Software, Publishing Software, Outsourcer / Agency.

Meeting site:
Splash Restaurant located by the Inn at Longshore, 260 Compo Road South, Westport, Connecticut 06870. Ph 203 341 4666.

Enjoy a wonderful brunch for $30 per person in a green garden beside the beach !!

Convenient by train: take MetroNorth New Haven Line to Westport Station, at 615 Riverside Ave.
Taxis available for $8 (203) 227-5157, it is 2 miles to the Golf course at Longshore, where the restaurant is located.

http://www.decarorestaurantgroup.com/splash/home.html

http://www.innatlongshore.com/corporate_outings.html

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Interested members (14) / Confirmed: 8 / Tentative: 1
Name NoteWill Attend
LATAM Agent  \"Organizer\" There is an interesting speaker for a group of at least 15; so far we are 12...please promote it with your colleagues.  y
Edek   So is Fri. April 21 the actual date or still tentative?   y
Anthony Baldwin  \"Photographer\" Okay, let´s do it...  
Maria-Jose Pastor   Inn at Longshore sounds like a great Idea! Keep me posted w/details and what you are planning so I can maybe help out with something - feel free to contact me directly  y
French4Beth   I'm interested, may have 1 more attendee (proz.com member); Inn at Longshore is fine, or willing to travel to New London area, too... (if you want to move closer to Boston area)  y
Georgetina Meyer Kirkland   Would love to come. Please contact me. Georgetina at www.proz.com/pro/42193  y
Alexander Demyanov   Agree w/Anthony on Boston but am open  
Juan Peña   Will attend together with my wife who is also a translator.   y
XKarl Archbold (X)   I will be coming from New York to attend this meeting.I was wondering If someone was willing to host a translator like me and my girlfriend,a Georgian- Russian-Translator that is coming from New York.Will be just one night.  y
Dotsub   I will try to make it, and would like to give a presentation about dotSUB our new subtitling tool  
Maria Karra   I'll try to make it.   m
Christiana Hadjipavli   I would love to come and I am looking forward to my first powwow, even though I will not be able to stay for more than 1-1 1/2 hours.   y
TrueBaller   I would love to come but am not sure if I will be able to. Please keep me posted on details about arrangements made. Many thanks.  
Kamran Nadeem   Sorry, Will not able to make it this time, Sorry Archbold!! Thanks for the invitation Letter. See you next time. With all best wishes.  n


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Powwow: USA - Westport CT - New England - United States

Anthony Baldwin  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 05:37
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Okay, but letś think about Boston. More central to NE area. Mar 1, 2006



 

LATAM Agent  Identity Verified
United States
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Your input would be appreciated Mar 6, 2006

The theme of the Powwow is oriented toward promote competitiveness and fair prices and conditions in a positive environment.
Please read: http://thereunion.5u.com/index.html
Quotes from countries with lower income level have a competitive advantage, so there is a need to find and develop new competitive advantages.

Please post sentences or paragraphs that could be integrated in an article, that could motivate
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The theme of the Powwow is oriented toward promote competitiveness and fair prices and conditions in a positive environment.
Please read: http://thereunion.5u.com/index.html
Quotes from countries with lower income level have a competitive advantage, so there is a need to find and develop new competitive advantages.

Please post sentences or paragraphs that could be integrated in an article, that could motivate outsourcers and agencies to prefer local Freelancer, what are the advantages for both the freelancer and outsourcer.

Please be assertive using inclusive language, with a valid presentation that couldn’t be objected and could be universally applicable for any zone in the world.

People from other regions will read it, and they should find it valid for their region too.

This message is initially e-mailed only, without posting it publicly to find out your opinion and recommendations before posting it.
Your input would be appreciated to double check any inconvenience to make it public.
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LATAM Agent  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 02:37
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It is easy for an Agency to mail local payment Mar 6, 2006



 

LATAM Agent  Identity Verified
United States
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It is convenient for an outsorcer to use local mail for a document package Mar 6, 2006



 

Maria-Jose Pastor
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Local usage Mar 6, 2006

The local translator is more familiar with the target language usage in the area. Case in point is the large hispanic population within the USA that has adopted the language to fit their "spanglish" language needs. A local translator is not only aware of these "adaptations" but is exposed to them on a daily basis.

 

LATAM Agent  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 02:37
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Actions for today Mar 15, 2006

Hello Prozians !!
It is time to define the day and attendance.
1. Please fill in the "will attend" column your confirmation.
2. Confim the additional atendees names.
3. Thursday, Friday or Saturday
4. Would you preffer:
a. Morning tea
b. Lunch
c. Afternoon cafe
d. Diner
e. Night place

Every body will have to be flexible, as maybe there are to many options(are you traveling? this may influence the time and day):
What do you think
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Hello Prozians !!
It is time to define the day and attendance.
1. Please fill in the "will attend" column your confirmation.
2. Confim the additional atendees names.
3. Thursday, Friday or Saturday
4. Would you preffer:
a. Morning tea
b. Lunch
c. Afternoon cafe
d. Diner
e. Night place

Every body will have to be flexible, as maybe there are to many options(are you traveling? this may influence the time and day):
What do you think of Friday Diner with your partner? I need to make the reservations this thursday.
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Anthony Baldwin  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 05:37
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allons y Mar 16, 2006

Saturdays...
Fridays and Thursdays are difficult.
Lunch, afternoon or dinner is best.
A weekend in May?
(not May 5,6,7 - b/c that is the NETA conference).
Maybe Saturday, May 13, or 20?


 

Maria-Jose Pastor
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any day is fine for me Mar 17, 2006

any day is fine for me, as well as time. I am not far, travel is not an issue for me. Kindly confirm date and time once it has been set.
Looking forward to meeting you all!


 

Georgetina Meyer Kirkland  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 05:37
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I'm flexible Mar 17, 2006

I would like to see a dinner thing - but not on Friday night. Or a Sunday brunch might be a lot of fun. The last weekend of May is also out as I have another commitment. But I am definitely looking forward to getting together with my Conn. Interpreter colleagues!!!

 

LATAM Agent  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 02:37
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Sunday April 23rd Mar 20, 2006

OK, according to the votings of most of you, date have been set for Sunday April 23rd for a brunch at 11:00 am.
Will be a beautiful spring time by the shore !!

You can arrive by local train (MetroNorth) to Westport Station.

If not local, coming by Amtrak to the stations of Stamford or Bridgeport and transfer to local train(Metronorth).


 

Karl Archbold (X)  Identity Verified
Local time: 05:37
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Invitation Letter Apr 21, 2006

An invitation letter was sent from proz.com to translators and interpreters to attend the Powwow in different states included New York, NJ, Pennsylvania, Massachussets, Vermont, Rhode Island and others. If you want information about the location please feel free to call me at 212-2430188 or e-mail me at edwinar98@yahoo.com.You can also e-mail or call Rod LeQuerica the organizer of this meeting.

 

Karl Archbold (X)  Identity Verified
Local time: 05:37
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Hosting Apr 21, 2006

I was also wondering If any translator or Interpreter from Connecticut was wiling to host in their home to me and my girlfriend a Georgian-Russian translator.

Both of us are coming from New York city.The staying will be just one night.


 

Maria-Jose Pastor
Local time: 05:37
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Hosting Apr 21, 2006

Unfortunately my house is not large enough to accomodate two overnight guests and I am actually around 45 minutes north of Westport - otherwise I'd be happy to.
You may try getting a room at the Inn at longhore itself, Very nice guest rooms, on the water, nice dining facilities, perhaps live entertainment in the bar Saturday night.
Or The inn at National Hall (a restored Hotel from the twenties, which was later converted into a furniture store, and after years of being closed was a
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Unfortunately my house is not large enough to accomodate two overnight guests and I am actually around 45 minutes north of Westport - otherwise I'd be happy to.
You may try getting a room at the Inn at longhore itself, Very nice guest rooms, on the water, nice dining facilities, perhaps live entertainment in the bar Saturday night.
Or The inn at National Hall (a restored Hotel from the twenties, which was later converted into a furniture store, and after years of being closed was again turned into a hotel - on the river in Downtown Westport)
, or possibly the Westport Inn. Not as centrally located, but another option.
I hope this has been of help.
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French4Beth
Local time: 05:37
French to English
Thank you, Rod & Karl! Apr 24, 2006

Had a fantastic time at yesterday's pow-wow, despite the near-monsoon weather conditions! Met so many interesting people, and made lots of new contacts, too! Always a pleasure to get together with fellow translators/interpreters!

 

Georgetina Meyer Kirkland  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 05:37
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Awesome Powwow! Apr 25, 2006

I too had a fabulous time yesterday. Ditto, ditto!
I look forward to making personal contact with some of my new friends soon. Let's try to meet on a regular basis as local interpreters/translators as was mentioned yesterday. The networking possibilities are endless!


 
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