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Sample translation is supposed to be used?
Thread poster: _TILLI

_TILLI
Local time: 21:52
English to Russian
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Jun 22, 2005

A company sent me asked me to translate some text as a test. I found out that this text is a part of their website's content. So i think, they suppose to localize their website in this way. I asked them, whether they expect a project in my language pairs, but they say, that they are just going to expand their database with more translators...
The Blue Board references are not bad, but I hesitate. What do you think?


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gad
United States
Local time: 15:52
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French to English
That's not what I consider a sample translation Jun 23, 2005

Yes, it does sound fishy - I'm with you, I would hesitate, too. Anyway, I have had at least one negative experience with an agency that has in general very good ratings on the Blue Board, so you never know. Sheesh, didn't they think you could find this out?

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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 21:52
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Do it if the length is reasonable Jun 23, 2005

_TILLI wrote:
A company sent me asked me to translate some text as a test. I found out that this text is a part of their website's content. So i think, they suppose to localize their website in this way.


I would do it if the length is reasonable. I find no reason to suspect foul play simply because the test text is part of their web site. If the length is unreasonable, tell them so.


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