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Some Test Translations are Time Robbery
Thread poster: Joy Christensen
Joy Christensen  Identity Verified
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Jul 27, 2002


What I haven\'t seen anyone discuss yet is the age-old scam that some of our otherwise reputable colleagues practice with \"test translations\". I see the practical side of asking a bidder for some kind of evidence of translating prowess. But ... !!



If the test is more than half a page, or if it is a substantial part of the assignment text, then it generally turns out that the agent was using it as a trick to get something for nothing.



The only solution I can think of is to restrict (i.e. reject) test translations to a maximum of 8 lines. SECONDLY, the text should be posted, so anyone who is interested can see that everyone is doing the same text.




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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
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Quite a number of discussions already Jul 27, 2002

...use the search function with \"test translation\", and you\'ll find a number of threads dealing with the issue.

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