Off topic: But you\'re a translator, aren\'t you? (the strange things clients ask us to do)
Thread poster: Elizabeth Adams
| | Elizabeth Adams
Local time: 22:26
Russian to English
Just got another request to translate some magazine articles from Czech (I work from Russian to English!). Polish and Czech are actually quite frequent requests, but I\'ve been handed articles in French and Spanish as well, followed by a wide-eyed \"but you\'re a translator, aren\'t you?\"
And I\'m not even going to talk about being asked to help fake legal documents in Ukranian.
I know I\'m not the only person who encounters bizarre job propositions based on the assumption that a translator is like Santa Claus-omniscient and omnipotent. Anything you want to air?
To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:
You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »
But you\'re a translator, aren\'t you? (the strange things clients ask us to do)
|Translation Memory Software for Any Platform|
Exclusive discount for ProZ.com users!
Save over 13% when purchasing Wordfast Pro through ProZ.com. Wordfast is the world's #1 provider of platform-independent Translation Memory software. Consistently ranked the most user-friendly and highest value
More info »
|Déjà Vu X3 |
|Try it, Love it|
Find out why Déjà Vu is today the most flexible, customizable and user-friendly tool on the market.
See the brand new features in action:
*Completely redesigned user interface
*Inline spell checking
More info »