A ban if budget is too low.
Thread poster: Williamson

Williamson  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:03
Flemish to English
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Oct 1, 2010

The offer: 53.3 pages of legal text or 912 euros in total (0.05 eurocent p.w.).
The budget entered for this job is below the rates charged by at least 80% of ProZ.com members for this pair and currency. Why not simply add a filter which bans such outsourcers?

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imatahan  Identity Verified
Local time: 13:03
English to Portuguese
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I think that it is because Oct 4, 2010

In certain countries, like Brazil, we don't earn more than 0.04 dollarsa per word for a translation.

That in India and China, they earn much less than that.

And because when you have a great volume of work, it's common to reduce the fees.

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Eugenia K.
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:03
English to Russian
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Translators' nightmares Oct 7, 2010

Williamson wrote:

Why not simply add a filter which bans such outsourcers?

Then what will we do with one UK outsourcer who a few days ago sent 112 pages and offered 0.02 USD per word?

Probably filters won't help here. There's definitely a virus spreading in this industry.

Next time I want to have new windows set up again in my flat, I will call people who do it, ask to perform a "test" installation and pay only 30 days after (via moneybookers of course)

I love my job anyway! =)

PS. Looks like some outsources are going to set "minus" prices. Soon it will be -0.01 GDB which means having translated the text, translator will even owe the outsourcer. But this can be transferred to a special forum thread. I would call it "Translators' nightmares".

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