When I first got started as a freelance translator, I registered my information on Proz.com and that is where I got my first freelance job from. Today I have the pleasure of interviewing the founder of Proz.com, Henry Dotterer. We are talking about services for translators, objectives, benefits and what we can expect from Proz.com in the future and much more.
Key points to take away:
- Henry’s objective in creating the Proz.com platform
- How translators utilize Proz.com on a daily basis
- Proz.com membership benefits and how much effort needs to be put in to reap some of these benefits
- The good and bad reputation Proz.com received and Henry’s opinion
- Proz.com membership pricing change
- The future of Proz.com
- Marketing tips from Henry at Proz.com
Useful links mentioned in this episode:
- “To win jobs online – – specialize” – article Henry wrote in 2004
- “Specializing for Fun and Profit” – by Giles Watson
I would love to hear about your experiences with Proz.com and how it has helped you. Please share in the comments below! Check out the new Quick Start Guide – 8 steps to a marketing plan for translators. for more services for translators to build a marketing plan for your freelance business!
Henry grew up in Syracuse, NY, USA, and attended MIT, where he studied engineering. Under the MIT Japan program, he had the opportunity to go to Japan, where he spent five years, learned the language and experienced the joy of being a freelance translator. He founded ProZ.com in Japan in 1999, and has been president of the company ever since. Today he lives with his wife and three children back in his hometown of Syracuse.
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