Agency that gives only two lives the norm?
Thread poster: eva75

eva75
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Aug 14, 2006

I have just seen this on one translation agency's website.

" If a freelance translator submits an incorrect text more than twice, their name is removed from all the Group's files. "

Is this normal practice at most agencies?


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Stephanie Wloch  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 09:03
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Dutch to German
Sanctions made public Aug 15, 2006

Hello Eva,
I have never heard or read something like this. But for me it is strange that a business company publishes sanctions against the staff. It should be an in-house issue, don't you think?
"If someone is blundering, we will fire him!"
Is that a convincing evidence for quality assurance towards the client?
Or just prewarning potential freelancers?
Very strange.
Regards Steffi


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gad
United States
Local time: 03:03
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French to English
The real problem with that statement Aug 15, 2006

eva75 wrote:

" If a freelance translator submits an incorrect text more than twice, their name is removed from all the Group's files. "


...is that it is vague, and leaves too much room for interpretation. I mean, who defines "incorrect text"? Well ok, obviously they do, but by a predefined set of standards? Or just at their own discretion? Because they could be the ones who are "incorrect", yet they could decide to hold it against the freelancer.

Very interesting.


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