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  1. I'd like to be able to search for a company by the name of a particular company.

    When I need to search under the tag "Company," I don't see any way to type in the name of a company I already know about. It seems I have to narrow it down by country/size of company/types of jobs, etc., and then slog through hundreds of options. It would be nice to have a way to just search for a company by name.

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    • Is there a way, when entering payments in 'invoicing', to enter PayPal or wire transfer fees for my own use during tax season?

      It would be nice to be able, when entering a payment in 'invoices', to enter any fees I payed out of the total (PayPal, wire transfer, etc.). Then, in tax season, I could easily total these fees with a report for deductions. Currently, it seems necessary to go back at the end of the year to my PayPal or bank account and get these reports. It would be nice to have it all in one place.

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        under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
      • Website translation among comparison tool categories

        Enter website translation solutions/services category to the software comparison tools service.

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        • 7 votes
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          • Article Knowledgebase: improve "printer version" of ProZ.com articles (http://www.proz.com/translation-articles/)

            I am one of your writers, M. R. Pinheiro, and I tested the system myself recently. None of your options allow me to download my last article, 'There to make it beautiful...', like all of them lead to me getting a printed version of text that is incompatible with the screen version of it. I would like to join you in IT since I am also an expert in it. If you let me manage your team or at least watch over the quality of what they produce, this will not happen in the future.
            I also had similar problems…

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            • Fields: review / improve / update lists of general and specific fields in all site areas (KudoZ, profile, glossary, jobs, etc.)

              This idea is being added with the purpose of merging the many field-related ideas posted here.

              If you would like to suggest the improvement / modification / revision of any specific field or of fields in general, please vote in favor of this idea and post your comments below. Thanks!

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              • ProZ.com bookclub - add an area where site members could discuss books of interest with colleagues

                I'd love to have something along the lines of a bookclub on Proz. But not merely a thread or what have you - I envision something much like the 'Quick Polls' feature on the homepage. A little side bar that would contain relevant information - such as the name/author of the book of the month, as well as a link to the thread discussing said book.

                I'm sure there are plenty of other Proz members who are proud bookworms, and who would love discussing literature with their peers as much as I would.

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                • Separate "Brazilian Portuguese" from "European Portuguese" in ProZ.com lists of languages

                  Portuguese is the language of Portugal and many other countries in Africa and Asia.
                  Brazilian Portuguese is spoken in Brazil, which is a continental country.

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                  • Site languages: separate Simplifed Chinese from Traditional Chinese

                    If I want to search the Traditonal Chinese native speakers who are living in Beijing, how could I do when there's only one Chinese type to select?

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                    • Add option to receive payments from clients via the ProZ.com wallet

                      I think it great idea to add a payment funtionality to the Proz.com wallet. It can be good solution for payments when the freelancer can´t accept the payment system of outsourcer.

                      54 votes
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                        under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Admin →
                      • Glossaries: alpahabetic order of personal glossaries

                        Currently personal glossaries are listed according to the number of entries. For someone, who has published many dictionaries, searching with such an order is painful. I would suggest an alphabetic order of personal glossaries.

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                        • Provide online arbitration services

                          It happens sometimes that an agency which does not understand the target language, trust a proofreader in bad faith (there are many), thus refuse to pay, if we had a 3rd party colleague chosen among the native specialized in field, I think we could be able to sort said sometimes very unpleasant situation,

                          31 votes
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                          • Term search: add option to sort KudoZ term search results alphabetically

                            Right now if you look for an expression in Kudoz (more than one word) you cannot find it because they are not ordered alphabetically. I suggest, if feasible, to have them ordered alphabetically.

                            56 votes
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                              planned  ·  4 comments  ·  Admin →
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                                planned  ·  20 comments  ·  Admin →
                              • Add payment processing (Proz Payoneer Card!) and accounting functionalities (invoices are great)

                                It would be great to add a whole new functionality related to administrative and accounting tasks, which are so tedious for most of us translators.

                                The new tool for sending invoices is great. I think that if you add the possibility to process payments, an escrow system and a Paypal Debit Card (you can make a partnership with Payoneer, such as Freelancer.com, Elance or similar sites), you would get much more members (for instance, I would paid for the membership).

                                72 votes
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                                • Directory: add different interpreting options (consecutive, simultaneous, liason) for directoy searches

                                  The main reason from being a professional member of Proz.com is to search professionals by different criteria on the Connect platform, which is a fairly complete application to search for translators but it doesn't help at all when looking for interpreters. We find that most translators also list interpreting as a service, and most have some experience in basic liaison interpreting but barely any are professional conference interpreters (mainly simultaneous), so the feature is useless for us when looking for interpreters for a conference (unless we were to have the time to read every CV from a list of hundreds…

                                  88 votes
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                                  • Offer a ProZ.com phone interpreting service

                                    What about adding work possibilities adding a phone interpreting services (one to one or conference) using internet based phoning systems?
                                    It could be very useful for may companies and an extra opportunity for all the proz interpreters...

                                    41 votes
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                                    • Invoicing: separate the "Description" field into customizable info fields

                                      "Description" winds up being a big mish-mash of information: PO number, file name, delivery date, type of work, language combo, and so on. I'd like to be able to break that down into separate fields to make it easier to read, and easier for me to remember to include all relevant information.

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