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ProZ.com Newsletter: February 2014

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(1) Translators talk about the best investments they have made
(2) Congratulations to contest winners! New contest open now
(3) The next ProZ.com free webinar week: March 3rd - 6th
(4) Radio interview about Translators without Borders (Spanish)
(5) Localization spotlight: the Macedonian L10n team
(6) Best-selling webinar in January
(7) Upcoming powwows

(1) Poll: What is the best investment you have ever made for your business?

A recent ProZ.com poll asked language professionals to name what they consider the best investment they have made for their business. Compare your answer to theirs and participate in the discussion thread below.


Register for memoQfest Americas
A 3-day translation technology conference to help you stay ahead of the competition!
27 February - 1 March, Manhattan Beach, CA

* 20+ specialized sessions
* best practices from experts
* memoQ master classes
* introduction to memoQ cloud
* excellent networking opportunities

Click here to join: http://bit.ly/1coDeEK

(2) Congratulations to translation contest winners for "Poetry with a tune." New contest now open

Congratulations to the winners in the recent ProZ.com translation contest, "Poetry with a tune." A big thank you also goes out to everyone who participated in the contest with their comments, votes and feedback.

See the winners announcement: http://www.proz.com/topic/264365

A new contest opened on February 14th, with a source text in Spanish, phrases of the Argentine poet Oliverio Girondo. If you work with Spanish or just know Spanish and feel up to the challenge, have a look! Submissions will be open until March 19th.


Win a training date with an SDL expert

Enter our Perfect Partner competition to win a one hour online training session with an SDL expert.

Enter now: http://bit.ly/NLCZiI

SDL TRADOS – Translators group buy

SDL Trados Studio 2014 ONLY €545 / $660 / £476 + Free SDL AutoSuggest Creator Add-on.

Buy now: http://www.proz.com/tgb/860


(Productivity + Efficiency) – Administration = Increased Margins

Over the next few weeks we will share a number of ways SDL STUDIO GROUPSHARE 2014 can help LSPs to improve productivity, increase efficiency and reduce administration to grow profit margins.

This week: how sharing translation assets helps to increase profit margins. http://bit.ly/1iWMzK6


(3) The next ProZ.com free webinar week: March 3rd - 6th

Learn about CAT tools and opportunities to meet clients at one or more of the free webinars during the next ProZ.com free webinar week, March 3rd - March 6th.

Free webinar subjects include SDL Trados, memoQ, WordFinder, TO3000, Wordbee,
and more.


(4) Radio interview about Translators without Borders (Spanish)

On January 23rd, ProZ.com staff member and Translators without Borders board member and Translation Workspace Director Enrique Cavalitto was interviewed on Argentine radio regarding origin of, and the work being done by, Translators without Borders in support of humanitarian causes around the world. If you speak or understand Spanish, the interview is only 21 minutes long and well worth a listen.


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Save up to 45% when you buy via ProZ.com TGB at http://www.proz.com/tgb/853

(5) Localization spotlight: the Macedonian localization team

Each month, the ProZ.com newsletter features an article highlighting one of the ProZ.com localization teams and the work they are doing to bring the ProZ.com site to their native languages.

This month's spotlight is on the the Macedonian localization team:

Gabriela Nikolova -- http://www.proz.com/profile/62733
Sashenka Ljuben -- http://www.proz.com/translator/60942
Biljana Vasileva Bojcev -- http://www.proz.com/profile/104250
Emilija Ivanovska -- http://www.proz.com/translator/75720
Marina Karamitrova -- http://www.proz.com/translator/27571
Jasmina Martinovska -- http://www.proz.com/translator/54138
alinguista -- http://www.proz.com/profile/560001
Irena Kacarski-Kimova -- http://www.proz.com/translator/60932
Milena Čkripeska -- http://www.proz.com/interpreter/627044
Aneta Risteska -- http://www.proz.com/translator/1200118
Sanja Gjurova -- http://www.proz.com/profile/1342072

Gabriela Nikolova, the team leader of the Macedonian L10n team, had this to say about the team's work:

"The localization of ProZ.com is a very important experience which gives a better and easier understanding of many issues for our language professionals. It has opened a whole new approach to a new world of possibilities and I'm very grateful to ProZ.com for their trust and support.

The project made us (professional translators) start communicating and sharing, which is very important in our profession and the site itself was and still is the best translation community ever."

If you are a ProZ.com member and you would like to join a localization team in your native language, contact site staff to volunteer.


Buy Déjà Vu X2 Professional at 55% discount

Join your fellow translators in a ProZ.com translator group buy (TGB) to save 55% on Atril Déjà Vu X2 Professional at http://www.proz.com/tgb/856

(6) January's webinar best seller - purchase unlimited access to the video today

On January 15, a one hour online session, "The difference between proofreading and editing" by Thayenga -- http://www.proz.com/profile/1142027 -- received more than 100 attendees.

If you were not able to attend this webinar, you can purchase unlimited access to the video and handouts today for only 20 USD.


(7) Upcoming powwows: UK, Brazil, Canada, Spain, Portugal, etc.

21: London, UK (59 members) http://proz.com/powwow/5032
21: Porto Alegre, Brazil (15) http://proz.com/powwow/5057
22: Curitiba, Brazil (3) http://proz.com/powwow/5069
22: Espinho, Portugal (1) http://proz.com/powwow/5066
26: Guelph, Canada (2) http://proz.com/powwow/5065

1: Kharkiv, Ukraine (44) http://proz.com/powwow/5039
8: Buenos Aires, Argentina (17) http://proz.com/powwow/5017
9: Belfast, UK (6) http://proz.com/powwow/5063
14: Luxembourg, Luxembourg (3) http://proz.com/powwow/4985
14: Strasbourg, France (9) http://proz.com/powwow/5048
15: Sheffield, UK (4) http://proz.com/powwow/5027
20: Edinburgh, UK (23) http://proz.com/powwow/5059
22: São Paulo, Brazil (8) http://proz.com/powwow/5056
22: Phoenix, US (6) http://proz.com/powwow/4990
29: Cambridge, UK (14) http://proz.com/powwow/4903

5: Valencia, Spain (11) http://proz.com/powwow/5044
5: Salamanca, Spain (1) http://proz.com/powwow/5051

Full list of powwows (including those after Feb: http://www.proz.com/?sp=event/powwow_board&r_id=502


Thanks for reading. Congratulations again to the last translation contest's winners, and best of luck to those participating in the new translation contest.

Happy translating,

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