Subject: Translation needed - 80,000 words
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LegalTransform  Identity Verified
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Jun 15, 2015

Excitedly opens e-mail:

"Because of the short deadline, we will be splitting this among 20 translators..."

Argh!

(Monday morning blues and nostalgia for long deadlines)

[Edited at 2015-06-15 13:16 GMT]


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Fiona Grace Peterson  Identity Verified
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Nice!!! Jun 15, 2015

Look forward to reading the final product...

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LegalTransform  Identity Verified
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The sad part is that we hardly ever get to do really large projects anymore... Jun 15, 2015

...because either the client doesn't want to wait or the agency doesn't want to ask the client to wait.

Fiona Peterson wrote:

Look forward to reading the final product...


[Edited at 2015-06-15 16:25 GMT]


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xxxbrg
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Kind of... Jun 15, 2015

"text is already available. We just ran it through Google Translate this morning. You'll just have to correct some minor errors."

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Thayenga  Identity Verified
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Interesting Jun 15, 2015

How long would the client be willing to wait for PE of the famous GT? Will that also be split among 20 translators?

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LegalTransform  Identity Verified
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This is me when I'm asked to work on a split translation project Jun 15, 2015

http://us.123rf.com/450wm/jsteel77/jsteel770809/jsteel77080900001/3573440-angry-boy-with-arms-crossed.jpg

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Phil Hand  Identity Verified
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Must translate faster than they read Jun 16, 2015

Seriously? 80k words, 20 people, so they're aiming for completion in a day or two. That's faster than anyone can read 80k words. Maybe its just a really voracious crime novel reader who simply can't wait for the next installment from Inspector Bumhat. We must work around the clock to service her needs, because waiting is wrong! The future is now, brave new worlders...

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Thayenga  Identity Verified
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Aw... Jun 16, 2015



You don't really look all that angry. Or was that snapshot taken before you received that offer?


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