Testing for jobs
Thread poster: Luis Zepeda

Luis Zepeda
United States
Local time: 02:56
Spanish to English
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Feb 16, 2006

Would you complete a test of 64 words as a requirement to submit a quote for a job of 120 words??

 

Claudia Alvis  Identity Verified
Peru
Local time: 04:56
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Spanish
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That's easy. Feb 16, 2006

No. Unless it's a paid test with minimum fee included.

[Edited at 2006-02-17 02:34]


 

Rosa Maria Duenas Rios (X)  Identity Verified
Local time: 05:56
Two tests and the work is done! Feb 16, 2006

You give the test to two naive translators and you have the work completed.
However, it surprises me that whoever is asking to complete the text is being so honest about it!

[Edited at 2006-02-16 23:36]


 

Steven Sidore  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 11:56
Member (2003)
German to English
Sometimes it's on the level Feb 17, 2006

Faced with similar circumstances, I did do the test, and it materialized into a real (albeit 10 euro) job.

If the Blue Board ranking is good, I'd consider it. If it's bad, or non-existent, than I wouldn't.

Good luck!


 

KSL Berlin  Identity Verified
Portugal
Local time: 10:56
Member (2003)
German to English
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No way Feb 17, 2006

The so-called test is entirely out of proportion to the value of the job. Even if the poster is legitimate that person has failed to consider the return on effort (for the translator or the poster) in this case.

 


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