How can someone do this???
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Peter Simon  Identity Verified
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Jan 25, 2014

How can we tell an outsourcer that if he wants his text translated into six languages, he should not restrict his choice of native speaker to only Czech??? He won't get any translation offers for the other language pairs. Could anyone help and tell him to lift the restriction and change it to speakers of the target languages???

Kindest,

P. Simon, Eng-Hung translator


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Tomas Mosler, DipTrans IoLET MCIL MITI  Identity Verified
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reply Jan 25, 2014

In general it would be useful if - when asking for help - you indicate which job or poster do you mean, to save the time of others who would be willing to assist you. If you are talking about the job I think you are talking about, then the e-mail of the poster is info@foxp2translations.com. The other option is to contact the Proz support.

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Jitka Komarkova (Mgr.)  Identity Verified
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Use the link from the e-mail notification you received to quote Jan 25, 2014

I am not sure whether we talk abou the same thing but...
I think there was a similar problem recetly... you were not offerred the "submit quote" button on the job page...
However, if you used the link to quote from the notification e-mail, it worked properly...


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Peter Simon  Identity Verified
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Thanks but ... Jan 25, 2014

... I've written this remark here because, although it came up in my list of E-Hu job offers, the poster restricted access to native Czechs ... as a result, I can't see who posted it, so there is no e-mail link as a result and no 'submit quote' button ... there is no way I, or anyone not Czech, could contact the poster of the job. If I haven't been clear enough. You all know that you can't quote on a job which the poster restricted to English native speakers, for example, if you are a Czech, for that matter. Otherwise I wouldn't have asked you here.

One thing I can see is that the job name is "5-10k words (Privacy Policy)", if that helps anyone Czech.

Thank you for your help, I hope someone can still let the guy know and he can lift the ban on translators of other languages that he would like to get.


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Tomas Mosler, DipTrans IoLET MCIL MITI  Identity Verified
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reply Jan 25, 2014

Peter, read my reply carefully. There is a contact for that person. So why don't you tell them yourself?

[Edited at 2014-01-25 17:33 GMT]


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Peter Simon  Identity Verified
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read carefully! Jan 25, 2014

Thanks, Tomas! I've read it carefully, have you? You've written "If you are talking about the job I think you are talking about" ... which is an IF. IF you were sure, YOU'D HAVE SAID SO I guess, which means you aren't sure yourself doesn't it?? That's why I didn't want to bother someone who MIGHT BE the poster.

Of course I could try this address. IF you are right, then thank you. Anyway, I've found the way to notify staff as well.

[Edited at 2014-01-25 18:30 GMT]


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Tomas Mosler, DipTrans IoLET MCIL MITI  Identity Verified
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a reply Jan 25, 2014

I've read it carefully, have you?

Of course not. I just mindlessly typed some random chunks of words, completely ignoring the "six languages" info you provided in the original post. :)

On a more serious note, be assured that if I felt the additional info you provided later leads to a different job, I wouldn't refer to the provided contact.

[Edited at 2014-01-26 00:06 GMT]


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Peter Simon  Identity Verified
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No solution yet Jan 26, 2014

Dear all,

I haven't received any reaction to my queries either from Proz support or foxp2translations, the latter being very strange, considering their perfect BBoard rating and the fact that the quoting deadline for this job expires at 12 today. From this last circumstance I'd suppose there is someone there to keep an eye on in-coming mail.

Of course, after the mini-lecture I received about the conditional expressing certainty, there may be another solution: they only want to get applications from native Czech translators who speak Bulgarian, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian and Slovak on top level as well - which is, after all, not completely impossible ...


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