Proz.com: How to stand out from the crowd?

 

Overview

 

As a pioneering website for language service providers (LSPs) for more than 18 years, Proz.com is your window to the international translation market. It is not only a community of language professionals that includes translators, interpreters, translation agencies, and their clients, but it is a marketplace for thousands of language specialists where they exchange jobs and share their experience and knowledge. With a certified Proz.com translation professional and a ProZ.com Certified mentor, and one of the top ten in Arabic > English language pair, I will give you my secrets to stand out from the crowd.

What you will learn:

 

  • An introduction about Translation Freelancing Platforms
  • What is Proz.com?
  • How to make your ProZ profile more than professional?
  • Posting/bidding for translation jobs
  • How to make use of data from directories?
  • What is KudoZ Community and why it is important?
  • Preparing and sending your invoices for clients
  • Making use of Blue Boards with potential and/or current clients

 

 

  • Asking for your feedback to WWA & LWA
  • Asking to be a Proz.com certified in your language pair
  • Applying for voluntary work through Proz.com
  • Choosing the right peers to learn from through videos and webinars
  • Proz.com tips and tricks to stand out from the crowd
  • How to build a successful personal brand on Proz
  • Do’s and Don’ts

Prerequisites for an online session:

 

For PC-based Users:

• Required: Windows Vista, Windows 8, or Windows 10 
• Required: Google Chrome v39 or later; Mozilla Firefox v34 or later; Internet Explorer v8 or later (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Required software: Zoom desktop app; JavaScript enabled
• NOT required: Microphone – attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat. Yet, it is recommended.
• Internet Connection Required: 1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended)
• Recommended: 2GB or more of RAM (recommended)

Join from Android

• Operating system: Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or later
• Internet connection: 3G connection or better (WiFi recommended for VoIP audio)
• Software: Free Zoom Cloud Meetings App from the Google Play Store

 

 

For Mac®-based Users:

• Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) – 10.11 (El Capitan)
• Required: Microsoft Edge; Apple Safari v6 or later
• Required software: Zoom desktop app; JavaScript enabled
• NOT required: Microphone – attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat. Yet, it is recommended.
• Internet Connection Required: 1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended)
• Recommended: 2GB or more of RAM (recommended)

Note

The session can be delivered online/offline to give an orientation to students, translation newbies, and would-be career shifters about how to start their professional career at proz.com and the practical steps to stand out from the crowd. Further, by the end of this session, you will know some practical techniques to get jobs from Proz clients, how to negotiate for your rates, how to detect scammers, and more.

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