Certification wanted?!
Thread poster: Charlotte Blank
Charlotte Blank  Identity Verified
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Czech to German
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Sep 15, 2003

Hi all,

maybe I'm wrong but since this new job-system has been introduced I notice that much more jobs than before require certification or even verified certification, also for jobs with no security-relevant or other special topics at all.
Is this due to a change in the form for job-offering or do outsourcers really need a "verified certification" for a manual about some household equipment?

Charlotte


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Evert DELOOF-SYS  Identity Verified
Belgium
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(verified) certification Sep 15, 2003

Charlotte Blank wrote:

Hi all,

maybe I'm wrong but since this new job-system has been introduced I notice that much more jobs than before require certification or even verified certification, also for jobs with no security-relevant or other special topics at all.
Is this due to a change in the form for job-offering or do outsourcers really need a "verified certification" for a manual about some household equipment?

Charlotte


Hi Charlotte,

Could you please tell us where you read this?

I know outsourcers may choose between a few options (below), but I can't locate the 'certification' bit:

-Must have credentials verified by ProZ.com
-Must have self-reported credentials
-Not required


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Charlotte Blank  Identity Verified
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http://www.proz.com/job/42840 Sep 15, 2003

Hi Evert,

this was a job English-German, posted on 12. September, about a "Hair clipper/trimmer manual, 1000 words". In the description itself there was no mention of any certificate but on the Job-page below "Client specs".
This is just one example I remember but there have been more, that's why I'm curious to know what it's about and why all of a sudden people start requiring a certification.

Charlotte


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Alison Schwitzgebel
France
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Not certification, but a credential required Sep 15, 2003

Charlotte Blank wrote:

This is just one example I remember but there have been more, that's why I'm curious to know what it's about and why all of a sudden people start requiring a certification.



This job (http://www.proz.com/job/42840) doesn't require certification, but applicants must have a credential to apply.

To my mind there's a slight difference in meaning between the two - but maybe I'm splitting hairs here.....

FWIW
Alison


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Charlotte Blank  Identity Verified
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Certification or credential? Sep 15, 2003

My former text having disappeared here once again the whole story as in the Job Listings:

Sep 12 English>German
Hair clipper/trimmer manual, 1000 words. Certification: verified required Bids: 2

Alison Riddell-Kachur wrote:

This job (http://www.proz.com/job/42840) doesn't require certification, but applicants must have a credential to apply.



Where did you find that? Or maybe proz writes "certification" in the Job section and "credential" in the Posting section, both meaning just the same?

[Edited at 2003-09-16 12:52]

[Edited at 2003-09-16 15:43]


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L. Russell Jones  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:50
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Translation Credential or Certificate/Certification Sep 16, 2003

Hi,

I have noticed an increase in the number of German-English jobs that require a credential and, since I do not have one, also a marked decrease in the daily job notifications I receive via email. As I write this, five of the 10 DE-EN jobs listed require a credential. As an experienced translator, I like to find a way to obtain a credential without extensive schooling, costs etc. Any advice? Many thanks!

Russell


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DGK T-I  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 21:50
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IOL membership (AIL or MIL) may be a suitable option Sep 16, 2003

L. Russell Jones wrote:

Hi,

I have noticed an increase in the number of German-English jobs that require a credential and, since I do not have one, also a marked decrease in the daily job notifications I receive via email. As I write this, five of the 10 DE-EN jobs listed require a credential. As an experienced translator, I like to find a way to obtain a credential without extensive schooling, costs etc. Any advice? Many thanks!

Russell


if residence in the UK isn't essential, which I'm not sure about. Worth enquiring perhaps ? Or if your links to country or language make it more suitable, perhaps another translation association that has procedures to verify members ability, knowledge, experience and qualifications, etc.
Best wishes
Giuli

~Eng Russ Geo~

[Edited at 2003-09-16 17:22]


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