A 29-word project with a nearly 20-word Test Required!!!
Thread poster: Mark Xiang

Mark Xiang
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Jan 25, 2005

Anybody wants to offer a quote?

Try this http://www.proz.com/job/70058


 

Evert DELOOF-SYS  Identity Verified
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Nope, I think outsourcer made a small mistake Jan 25, 2005

Mark Xiang wrote:

Anybody wants to offer a quote?

Try this http://www.proz.com/job/70058


I simply think the outsourcer needs the translation of the words he posted as 'sample' and that he's willing to pay .10 SGD/per word.


 

Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Germany
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Contact a jobs moderator Jan 25, 2005

Mark,
Evert is right - this is quite obviously a mistake (presumably, the job poster meant to enter 29,000 words, but used a full stop as a thousands separator). I would have expected the marketing collateral of Sentosa Island and Resort to be significantly more than 29 words...

As I pointed out a few times before, may I suggest to contact a Jobs moderator instead? Saves some time...

Best regards,
Ralf


 

Mark Xiang
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Hi Ralf Jan 25, 2005

Ralf Lemster wrote:

Mark,
Evert is right - this is quite obviously a mistake (presumably, the job poster meant to enter 29,000 words, but used a full stop as a thousands separator). I would have expected the marketing collateral of Sentosa Island and Resort to be significantly more than 29 words...

As I pointed out a few times before, may I suggest to contact a Jobs moderator instead? Saves some time...

Best regards,
Ralf


See what it shows:
Volume and pricing: 29 words at 0.10 SGD per word [ TOTAL: 2.90 SGD ]

I just do not think it is possible to make TWO mistakes in such a SHORT and SIMPLE sentence.

And I had seen several bid invitations on project with even fewer words than this one.


 

Evert DELOOF-SYS  Identity Verified
Belgium
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Would be one mistake, not two Jan 25, 2005

Mark Xiang wrote:

See what it shows:
Volume and pricing: 29 words at 0.10 SGD per word [ TOTAL: 2.90 SGD ]

I just do not think it is possible to make TWO mistakes in such a SHORT and SIMPLE sentence.

And I had seen several bid invitations on project with even fewer words than this one.


29 instead of 29.000 would indeed be a mistake, but making calculations is an automatic feature.
As already mentioned by Ralf, please contact a Jobs Moderator when you notice a mistake or inappropriate job postings.
I'lm closing this thread now.


 

Nesrin  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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SUCCESSFUL Applicants must translate the following text? Jan 25, 2005

Mark Xiang wrote:

Anybody wants to offer a quote?

Try this http://www.proz.com/job/70058


Actually, the sample text posted contains EXACTLY 29 words (if you count pony/horse as one word as there's no space between them).
So I think the poster meant to write:
SUCCESSFUL Applicants must translate the following text.


 

lien
Netherlands
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Participation Jan 25, 2005

Ralf Lemster wrote:

As I pointed out a few times before, may I suggest to contact a Jobs moderator instead? Saves some time...



And miss all the comments? ;D


 


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