Sheila Wilson wrote:
It depends on your definition of "best" here.
If best equals largest, most well-known, then I'd say a definite "No!". They tend to be the ones that treat freelancers as employees, and not valued employees either, more like sweatshop labourers. There may be exceptions but that's been my experience.
If best means best, those looking to supply discerning clients with the very best translation possible, at a reasonable price which allows everybody to earn a decent living, then I'd say that it gives tremendous advantages to the translator. But it may not be apparent to others, who will likely say "Who?".
Yes.. i beg my pardon largest translation agencies e.g. Lionbridge, Transperfect, Lingo24 etc.
i agree with you that these BIG players treat freelancer as employees and why do they try to exploit freelancer and offer cheap rates.