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  1. I' m Nastya and learning English for 4-5 yers, but I didn't noticed progress. Please, if you may help me, just write. It's really important!

    I going to be a translator and I try to achive my goal.Write me, if you know good teachers.

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    • Allow autodidacts to find their place in this community

      There is a lot of competition on this website and this is a nightmare for self-taught translators because they don't happen to have a certificate proving their competences.

      Some outsourcers require years of experience for the posted jobs. Well, they should be aware of the fact that those experimented translators weren't experienced at the beginning.

      The bottom line is that autodidacts should be given a chance by, for instance, giving them a job for a lower standard rate in order for them to gain experience. That sounds fair.

      Thanks for listening..

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      • delete Serbo-Croat as a language option since it does not exist !!!

        This language was a political idea that does not exist anymore.

        I don't see you have Czechoslovakian anymore, so why would this be any different? It has been over 25 years, it is about time to end it.

        We have Croatian, and we have Serbian. End of story.

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        • I would love to take a course on Spanish grammar, and also Spanish editing/proofreading.

          Training about some of the Spanish rules that sometimes we forget.

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          • 1 vote
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            • 4 votes
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              • 2 votes
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                • Get rid of the limitation by Native Language. I can be as proficient in both languages.

                  It does not make sense to limit the native language to one language only. I can be as proficient in two languages. Mother tongue can belong to one country and having lived in a different country for over 20 years I can be as proficient in another language as well. I personally can switch from one to another on the fly without losing the train of thought. This is an impediment for your freelance members, which they cannot quote and the end customer will probably never understand the importance of "Native Language".

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                  • 1 vote
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                    • Oblige outsourcers to state a reason why (not) a bid was (not) accepted

                      I have been in proz for several years now but I actually don't get any projects. I think this would help people in my situation to know what to expect and how to improve our bids. I know some people who actually stopped using proz due to this reason.

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                      • To evaluate translators not only on kudos, but also on client's feedbacks.

                        To evaluate translators not only on kudos, but also on client's feedbacks.

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                        • 2 votes
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                          • Promote ProZ to publishers

                            There is there currently no good platform which connects publishers with translators, and many literary translators would love to get book contracts via ProZ!

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                            • Swap languages in Search ProZ.com for a term or short phrase section

                              It would be very helpful to be able to switch between languages when you search for a new word in search section.

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                              • add a field for the European tax number + proof if the number exists in the European system

                                I propose to add a field to add the European tax number.
                                For example if the poster is in UK and has no European tax number which I can't see when I send my quote I have to add the VAT of my country (in my case 21% in Spain).
                                Thank you
                                Regards Ines

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                                • add a feature when we can send a completed order and receive clien'ts payment

                                  This is difficult to implement, but I am sure that many translators would enjoy a system, when a new unknown customer (not a proz.com member or without a BB entry) needs a translation, and the translator has the possibility to deliver the translation to the customer and receive the money for the translation at the same instant. In that way all the translators would be ensured that they receive the money for their job done. Such a system should be very easy to use for customers, without the necessity to register and log-in, they should simply be able to upload…

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                                  • A webminar about Quality Control when outsourcing

                                    If we want to outsource a linguistic job for one of our clients and hire other freelancers to translate into/from other languages we are not familiar with, how can we assure quality control taking into account that we are billing the client and this taking responsability of the overall quality job? Which are the best practices to follow?

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                                    • Add bank connection to bill

                                      Presently the ProZ billing system does not provide for permanent entry of a bank connection at the bottom of the page as is usual on (German) invoices. It is very inconvenient to have to make this same entry every time I write a bill.

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                                      • Add Santali as a language

                                        Santali/ Santhali is a tribal language. Spoken by more people than Nepalese language. It is written in Roman, Ol Chiki, Devnagri, Bangla, and Odiya scripts. Santali are the largest tribe in Indian subcontinent.

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                                        • Disable forum post line subjects with only 1 character/symbol

                                          I have subscribed to various forums, but if I receive a notification where the subject line includes only a period (.) or a symbol, the notification e-mail I receive is blank (no message body).

                                          Could you please prevent this? For example setting a rule in which the subject line must have a minimum number of letters (eg. 3 letters).

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