Standardized translator information form
Thread poster: Jaroslaw Michalak

Jaroslaw Michalak  Identity Verified
Local time: 20:44
Member (2004)
English to Polish
Apr 13, 2008

I know the issue has been mentioned several times in these forums, but the idea has never got any momentum...

You know the situation: I get approached by a new client, I send in my resume, the client seems properly impressed, but instead of using the info I have already sent, they insist that I fill in their four-page form. There we go again... I am really sick and tired of filling of those fields, yet the client will not budge - they need it in their format as they process it automatically and I do not want to lose a promising client...

Would it not be nice if we (or the agencies, really) agreed on a standard format for translators' data, so they can process it with their tools and we are spared the labor of typing the same information over and over? After all, 95% of required fields are practically the same in each case, it is only a matter of agreeing on the remaining 5%...

Credit: Mariusz Stepien reminded me of this issue at the yesterday's Powwow he organized so nicely...


To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:

You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

Standardized translator information form

Advanced search

Protemos translation business management system
Create your account in minutes, and start working! 3-month trial for agencies, and free for freelancers!

The system lets you keep client/vendor database, with contacts and rates, manage projects and assign jobs to vendors, issue invoices, track payments, store and manage project files, generate business reports on turnover profit per client/manager etc.

More info »
Manage your TMs and Terms ... and boost your translation business

Are you ready for something fresh in the industry? TM-Town is a unique new site for you -- the freelance translator -- to store, manage and share translation memories (TMs) and glossaries...and potentially meet new clients on the basis of your prior work.

More info »

  • All of
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search