We're joining forces with ProZ.com to further our mission to create a better translation world through technology and specialization.
Don't worry though, TM-Town will not be disappearing or closing. In fact, we only have GOOD news for TM-Town members.
First, let me explain a little of how it will work going forward. The two sites -- ProZ.com and TM-Town -- will continue to exist separately. The strong privacy and data confidentiality policies we have at TM-Town will remain intact. Nothing changes there.
Additionally, both of us (Kevin and Nate) will still be working full time on TM-Town, striving to make it a better platform day by day.
Over time, we expect that a joint membership will be offered and we are also excited to explore other possible synergies. ProZ.com has a ton of cool features (15+ years of development work!) and we are excited to put on our thinking caps and find ways to help our members benefit from these.
Simply, we want to grow TM-Town faster and we want to help more translators find more work. Not only is ProZ.com the world's leading community for freelance translators, but I think both sites are very similar with a focus on serving the freelance translator. This makes ProZ.com a match made in heaven for us - we can continue pursuing our mission with a partner who shares our ideals and values.
We expect that partnering up with ProZ.com -- a respected and trusted member of the translation industry with a long track record -- will allow us to better serve our members. More awareness of our platform will lead to more use amongst translators, end clients and agencies...and this means more job messages and opportunities for you.
In the short term, not much changes. You can now log in to TM-Town with your ProZ.com account (if you wish). As I mentioned though, over the long term we want to explore different ways that TM-Town can benefit from ProZ.com and vice versa. Of course, if you have any ideas, let us know in the comments below!