A million machine translated words
Thread poster: John Fossey

John Fossey  Identity Verified
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Dec 12, 2013

In case anyone noticed, close to a million machine translated words of legal and technical topics, to be post-edited in 30 days! Takes my breath away!

I'm just glad I'm not the end client, counting on the accuracy of these legal and technical documents.


LegalTransform  Identity Verified
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Yikes! Dec 12, 2013

Even at .02 a word (.01 for the agency and .01 for the "translator") that is still $19,000 of the client's money that they may as well just flush down the toilet.

Better to pay someone $3000 to distill the information down to the 50,000 words they really need and then pay someone .20 a word to translate. They would spend less money and have a translation they can use for something other than the bathroom or lining a birdcage.

[Edited at 2013-12-12 03:38 GMT]


LilianNekipelov  Identity Verified
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What a wast of the internet Dec 12, 2013

and electricity -- so many potentially harmful words.


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