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mrippa  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 18:04
English to Italian
Sep 16, 2003

Hi everybody,
I noticed a job proposal at http://www.proz.com/job/42912 in which the price per unit is 1 USD per hour and the total price for 8 working hours is 8 US$.
May I kindly ask somebody of the staff to check if these rates are a typo or some sort of joke?

Thank you in advance

Massimo


[Edited at 2003-09-16 19:41]


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Narasimhan Raghavan  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:34
English to Tamil
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Zero bids till now Sep 17, 2003

It is really fantastic. Till the moment of writing this posting, there is zero bidding for this job. It is gratifying to see. Here in India, I charge Rs.700 per hour (14 Euros). One gentleman had the guts to offer me Rs.300 per day! I sent him back promptly. I am better of sitting at home viewing my favorite soap opera. We translators should be more vigilant. How depressing it is to see some biddings for such jobs!

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kbamert  Identity Verified
Local time: 18:04
French to German
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compare Sep 17, 2003

Hi everybody,
I noticed a job proposal at http://www.proz.com/job/42912 in which the price per unit is 1 USD per hour and the total price for 8 working hours is 8 US$.
May I kindly ask somebody of the staff to check if these rates are a typo or some sort of joke?


compare with the price per word of this agency?

http://www.fasttranslator.co.uk/?SessionID=83D3028A-76ED-44AD-884B-C00536D3D2D6&Page=SV2Root


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 18:04
English to German
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Erroneous entry Sep 17, 2003

I agree with Tayfun; the entry was obviously in error (or made just to fill the field).

I contacted the outsourcer, suggesting to add a corrective note.

Best regards, Ralf


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Anthony Green  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 18:04
Italian to English
Couldn't get the URL to work Sep 17, 2003

It's probably a closed session - could you reveal all?

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Fast-Translator
Netherlands
Local time: 09:04
English to Dutch
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Indeed, we didn't know what to ask for so we entered $1 Jul 18, 2004

kbamert wrote:

Hi everybody,
I noticed a job proposal at http://www.proz.com/job/42912 in which the price per unit is 1 USD per hour and the total price for 8 working hours is 8 US$.
May I kindly ask somebody of the staff to check if these rates are a typo or some sort of joke?


compare with the price per word of this agency?

http://www.fasttranslator.co.uk/?SessionID=83D3028A-76ED-44AD-884B-C00536D3D2D6&Page=SV2Root[/quote]


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Of course we pay normal rates.
Kind regards
Erwin Vroom
Translations Coordinator

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