"Quid pro quo, Clarice. ...
Thread poster: Richard Bartholomew

Richard Bartholomew  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 18:08
Member (2007)
German to English
Nov 3, 2009

... I tell you things, you tell me things."

What's to stop abysmal translator A from striking a deal with shady agency B? A provides a glowing Blue Board rating for B. B reciprocates in kind on A's Willingness to Work Again section.


 

Laurent KRAULAND (X)  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 18:08
French to German
+ ...
Maybe nothing/no-one, Richard... Nov 3, 2009

except that it would work once once, be it for A or for B: "Lügen haben kurze Beine" (Lies don't last for long for those who don't do German). Plus the fact that Dr. Hannibal Lecter ends up getting the best over Clarice M Starling, in this novel as well as the final one.

[Edited at 2009-11-03 13:55 GMT]


 

Michiel Leeuwenburgh  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 18:08
Member (2009)
English to Dutch
Something like professional honor? Nov 3, 2009

Of course for some people this doesn't count for much. But I tend to cling to the thought that shoddiness and shadiness don't go a long way and in the end A will take down B or vice versa.
But if you're implying that this is a way to abuse the Blue Board system, then you're probably right.

Cheers,
Michiel


 


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