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  1. Mobile App Translation, Website Translation, Document Translation

    Language Consultancy Services™ Pvt. Ltd. (LCS®) is ISO 9001:2015 certified company for quality management systems. As a leading global language solutions provider, which was established in 2005 and incorporated as Private Limited Company in 2008, LCS® enables companies to enter global markets with supreme quality multilingual products. At LCS® we strive for perfection which ensures exceeding client’s expectations by delivering reliable and highest quality of Translation Services.

    With the power to translate to and from any language, LCS® is a full-service multilingual translation service supplier. LCS® has expertise to handle translation of any volume and could be a one-stop answer…

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    • allow non-paying, but still active, members to use browniz points to access BB

      This used to be the case but only lately have I realised it is no longer the case. If people earn browniz they should be able to use them towards whatever they like. They might not even bother using BB for the purpose of rating agencies. They might just like to have a look.

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      • Allow all members not just paying members to see who visits their profiles.

        I don't see why non-paying members should not be able to see the identity of people who visit their profiles? Is it a good agency? A dubious agency? Another translator? It's a bit creepy actually and not much better than LinkedIn in that regard.

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        • Coptic language

          My name is Mina Medhat Shafik, Coptic Egyptian, i can translate from Coptic to Arabic or English Languages .. Coptic language is one of the Old Eastern Language, and it has a very few translators allover the world (not more than 30 persons only!) It is a very rare dead Language, but universties need it to transalte the old writings of it .. i have the honor to work with proz as there is no other competitors till now in the coptic field

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          • Enable attaching a CV to an email answer to a client from ProZ

            I can't attach my CV if I send an email bid to a client via ProZ (not via my gmail account.)
            This question has been made and answered before, but I can't find any button on the email form that says "attach your CV".
            So I have to ask the client to look up my CV, which they not always will do. Thanks.

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            • Try to make us happier!

              I have not received any E-mails about the international translation day, which I have known about after it's finished, what saddened me truly! Why did not I received any e-mail about that?
              and now when I try to join and try to count hours to let me get a certification.. IT IS NOT ALLOWED!! I really feel disappointed.

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              • make it possible NOT to receive batch emails.

                I am referring to cases where an outsourcer makes groups out of the LSP's listed in the directory and batch-emails them.You may want to make things easier for outsourcers, but you shouldn't inconvenience translators who don't want to receive batch emails. You can introduce a checkbox for those who don't want to receive these emails. If it's not technically possible, at least you can show the potential batch-emailer a short sentence like 'This user doesn't wish to receive batch emails'. Some may not see it, some may ignore it, but it would still decrease the number of batch emails which…

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                • Public Glossaries search by language pairs in addition to subject matter

                  add language pair as key in public glossary search

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                  • Affiliate links

                    Hello guys,

                    I thought it would be a nice idea if Proz.com offers an affiliate link for its webinars/courses/membership whereby we get a percentage per every new attendee we drive in via our link. That way people will be motivated to promote the site and so you will gain more money and more marketing! :)

                    What do you think?

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                    • For more fairness in the translation contests

                      that the likes and dislikes tags be visible on the site only after the rating phase

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                      • Faster support request response for Plus professional members

                        Faster support request response for Plus professional members. Response times are still too long. Support requests from Plus professional members should be treated as a priority.

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                        • Warning of fraudulent job offer

                          I was contacted for a translation job for five days, the offer looked fishy from a lawyer's perspective, I am a lawyer.
                          I made a quote and got the go-ahead with a "sweet" offer. I would get a cheque for double the amount of my fee and then would have to pay out part of the money to a third party - all docs can be provided.

                          I had a similar experience in my job as a lawyer and lost quite a bit of money that way.
                          Although I did not pay out any money to anybody cashing the forged…

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                          • Drop down list for preferred method of payment on an invoice

                            Option to select from a drop down list the preferred method of payment on an invoice since suppliers can pay by different methods. For example here would be a drop down showing your paypal, bank transfer or card transfer and you select one for the client to use to pay you.

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                            • The procedure is needlessly complicated; too many steps, and too many requiring clicks. Use flat file approach highlighting pending entries.

                              The procedure is needlessly complicated; too many steps, and too many requiring clicks. Better a flat file approach where pending entry boxes are highlighted and hovering over these opens an instruction/descriptive window. Many of the people I request feedback from "inexplicably" fail to do so and don't bother to act on my emailed "clarifications".

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                              • change the standard setting to automatically add e-mail address and cv

                                When creating the offer, I always want to add my cv and e-mail address; as the program is now, I need to tick those boxes every single time I send an offer as tehse are left blank, whilst all other boxes are automatically set.

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                                • Make the search facility here useful

                                  I wanted to see if anyone else had posted a suggestion about "What translators are working on" before posting it myself, so I searched for "What translators are working on" (with quotes).

                                  I got 531 hits in random order. Apparently your search facility does not recognise quotes and simply produces all results containing at least one of the search terms.

                                  This is completely useless. You risk getting plenty of duplicates, simply because it's impossible to find similar suggestions.

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                                  • paypal balance

                                    I suggest that members should be able to pay for and renew membership using a PayPal balance (not only by using a credit card through PayPal). Since many translators receive payments through PayPal, this would be particularly appropriate.

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                                    • Make it compulsory for a "country" box to be ticked when posting a Kudoz question

                                      The country in which the source text originates plays a role in understanding, references, searches and therefore suggestions. This "detail" often comes up from searches made by those wishing to help. This is information that the poster obivously has and it can mean we bark up the wrong tree for a while, taking longer to track down useful information. This means that the Asker does not get as speedy a reply as he would otherwise get, but it also means that there are requests in the discussion box which need not be there. I also notice that on some occasions…

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                                      • Add more subtitling software options to choose from in the profile-page

                                        Currently, there are few (or no!) pre-existing options in the profile page to choose from, concerning subtitling software that the translator is proficient in using. This is a big problem when searching for qualified translators in this field of translation.

                                        A few suggestions for software would be EZTitles, Titlevision, SubtitleEdit, but I'm sure there are many others as well.

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                                        • to make a project history separate link for each member

                                          It will make much easier for a freelancer to provide to clients separate link with projects history, rather than link to profile only.

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