Should I charge for advice on Trados?
Thread poster: Heinrich Pesch

Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
Finland
Local time: 06:40
Member (2003)
Finnish to German
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Nov 2, 2007

A new customer requested me to use Trados, sent me first three Word-files for translation, where someone had used Trados to protranslate the files, and where the segments, which were copied from the source, were marked red. I already then explained, that all I need is the untranslated files and the TM. I got the TM after all, but had to translate the pretranslated files.
Today she sends me a folder of tagged files. They were pretranslated and then the target saved as rtf.
I explained, that I need the original files, no use to read for me through all the files and search for the those segments that need translation.
After a few hours she sent me the same files, but had marked the segments yellow that need to be translated.
Now I asked her to read the Trados documentation, because in Tageditor I do not see the yellow markings, of course.

Does someone understand what's going on?

Regards
Heinrich

[Bearbeitet am 2007-11-02 15:08]


 

Vito Smolej
Germany
Local time: 05:40
Member (2004)
English to Slovenian
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Keep trying, Heinrich Nov 2, 2007

After all, you may eventually have the dice roll correctly.

Reminds me of the guy, holding a piece of wood and a saw and muttering: "Darn, I've sawed it off three times already and it is still too short."


 


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