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Your Professional Translator blog nominated for ProZ.com Community Choice Awards!



Hello everybody!

I would like to share a great joy with you and also ask you for a favor. The joy is that my blog Your Professional Translator has been nominated for ProZ.com Community Choice Awards in the best blog category. It’s a great honor for me. But that’s not all: my good friends from Alba Longa Translation Company have also been nominated for the same award thanks to the training courses they provide for translators and interpreters in St. Petersburg. So I would like to ask you to click this link and vote for this blog and for Alba Longa. If you are not registered at ProZ.com yet, you can do it quickly, easily and for free :) The voting will last till September 22nd, and the winners will be announced on the 30th of September on International Translation Day. Thank you in advance for your support!

P.S. I was volunteering at a children’s day camp this week, so no new posts from me yet. But a big summer recap post is coming soon!

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Hi everybody! First of all, thank you for reading my blog. I love to see that the number of my subscribers is growing every week. That's so inspiring!
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