The Game Buyers Play with Vendors - food for thought
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Maja Źróbecka, MITI  Identity Verified
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Aug 1, 2012

Have a read and let me know if you are "the rabbit" or "the advantaged player" when selling your services to TCs or direct clients?

http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/07/the_game_buyers_play_with_vend.html

Maja


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Diana Coada  Identity Verified
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Great post! Aug 1, 2012

Thanks for sharing.

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Silvia Zele
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Be confident in your qualities Aug 1, 2012

I work at being an ‘advantaged player’. Sometimes you have to be prepared to lose a client when they decide, simply because of cost, to go elsewhere for their translation or proofreading needs. If they come to realise the benefits you bring to the working relationship in terms of time saved and stress avoided, they tend to return.

[Edited at 2012-08-01 13:17 GMT]


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Jean Lachaud  Identity Verified
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3rd option Aug 1, 2012

WRT freelance translators, the proper term is "sucker".

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Diana Coada  Identity Verified
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Our own fault and no one else's! Aug 1, 2012

JL01 wrote:

WRT freelance translators, the proper term is "sucker".


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Maja Źróbecka, MITI  Identity Verified
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. Aug 1, 2012

I like the "soft bluff" part. We can, for example, write:

I would be happy to accommodate your (low/very low) price offer, however, the service will not include, well... translation services.

Sometimes, being firm really pays off so let's not be intimidated.

Maja


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Patrick.D
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Good article in the same website. Aug 1, 2012

"I Won't Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar. Here's Why."

http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2012/07/i_wont_hire_people_who_use_poo.html

Some people still think grammar is important...


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