Greater than 4 minutes, my friend!
Well, at least according to Proz.com. 🙂
As you probably know the fine folks of Proz.com hold a Community Choice Awards every single year and this year was no exception.
This year The Open Mic was nominated not in one, but in 3 categories!
Aaaand we won in the Best Platform/Resource for Translators category! 🎉🎉🎉
As they say at The Oscars: “This is the 4th nomination and 2nd consecutive win for The Open Mic.” 😊
We also won the Best Platform/Resource Award last year. 🙂
To be honest, I totally forgot about the nominations, so when I saw this tweet by Elena
The Open Mic @OpenMicXL8 won the 2017 ProZ Community Choice Award as the best platform/resource! Yay!
— Elena Alieva (@alyonaxl8) August 23, 2017
I was like
I’m incredibly honored and thankful to everyone who voted for The Open Mic!
I’m happy that together we’ve managed to build something very special and extraordinary.
It feels really good to get this kind of recognition and I’m absolutely thrilled to see what the future will bring.Amazing! @OpenMicXL8 wins 2nd consecutive award as the Best Platform for Translators! 👍👍👍 #xl8Click To Tweet
I’d like to thank everyone who voted for The Open Mic in this nomination.
Your votes and your continued support and encouragement is want helps us keep pushing forward.
Very special thanks to our incredible volunteers who donate their time and energy to help us make The Open Mic extra special and a fun place to be: Julia Thornton, Eleonora Angelici, Elena Alieva, Elena Tereshchenkova, Giovanna Maria Parisi, Karen Montaldi, and Marcela Torres Suárez.
You guys are awesome and you know it!
I’d also like to thank our amazing donors and sponsors who support The Open Mic financially and help us cover our ongoing expenses and develop new awesome features.
And it goes without saying that this award belongs to the awesome authors who choose to share their excellent articles on our platform every single week.
Thank you so much for helping us promote the image of our wonderful profession and for making it more visible.
You’re rockstars! All of you!
I’d also like to take this moment to congratulate all the winners and the participants in this year’s Community Choice Awards.
You’re doing something incredible for the translation community and I hope your example will inspire even more translators and interpreters around the globe.
Keep on leading by setting an example and bringing positive change to the community and to the industry as a whole!
I also encourage all our members to check out the awesome projects and initiatives developed by all the nominees – there’s something in there for everyone!
The full list of all winners and nominees can be found here.
Be sure to check it out and don’t forget to share!
How You Can Help
The Open Mic is a community-driven project and if you love what we do it would be awesome if you could spread the word.
Share this article and encourage your friends and colleagues to join the community.
It’s fun, it’s free and it’ll help us make The Open Mic even better and stronger.Friends! I encourage you to join @OpenMicXL8! It's an award-winning community for translators. #xl8Click To Tweet
We’re also always looking for volunteers.
If you’d like to donate some of your time feel free to shoot me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org
There are literally a million ways for you to volunteer and you’re free to decide how much time you’ll be willing to donate.
Apart from our eternal love and gratitude you’ll also get some recognition on our Team Page – an excellent way to give yourself a little boost in terms of online visibility 🙂Love @OpenMicXL8? Help us build a better community for translators by volunteering! #xl8 #t9nClick To Tweet
We also accept donations if you want to help us cover our ongoing expenses.
It’s pretty expensive to run a platform of The Open Mic’s scale (especially taking into account that it’s free for everyone), so every little bit counts.
You can donate on this page. Thank you so much in advance!
We Need Your Feedback
I know that we just won an award as the Best Platform for Translators, but I personally don’t believe in “bests”.
I believe in continued learning and improvement. In listening and striving for more.
I love The Open Mic as a platform and I love the community that we’ve built around it, but I believe we could make it even better.
That’s why I need your help and suggestions on how we can make The Open Mic even better for you.
Have ideas or feature requests?
Something annoys you or doesn’t work the way it should?
Feel free to share all of that on our dedicated Feature Requests page.
We monitor it closely and try to adjust our development plans to the needs of our community.
I think it’s the only way modern startups should be built, so, please, share your feedback. 😉
Once again, huge thank you to all the people who supported The Open Mic and helped us build a better community.
Here’s to many more awesome moments of celebrations!
Hugs from Toronto!