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Thread poster: Vladimir Pochinov

Vladimir Pochinov  Identity Verified
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Jun 18, 2016

The above is the slogan from the website of a translation agency based in Moscow, Russia.

I love the "machine accuracy" part.icon_smile.gif It seems they have a dozen or more highly-skilled Google Translators on their payroll.


 

Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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I hope there's a negative missing here Jun 18, 2016

A sentence from their website:
"We will be working on issuing an invoice with one hand, while with the other frantically searching for unknown translators via doubtful freelance ads and resources."


 

Vladimir Pochinov  Identity Verified
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There is a negative missing there indeed Jun 18, 2016

Jack Doughty wrote:

A sentence from their website:
"We will be working on issuing an invoice with one hand, while with the other frantically searching for unknown translators via doubtful freelance ads and resources."


We will be working on issuing an invoice with one hand, while with the other frantically searching for unknown translators via doubtful freelance ads and resources. This is not how we work.

Another slogan from their website:

Advance payment lightens your karma.

Does it lighten theirs?


 

Vladimir Pochinov  Identity Verified
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One more gem from their website Jun 18, 2016

We work only with reliable translators and interpreters.

For oral orders – we appoint executors that are professionals in the specific subject.


And in cases of non-payment we appoint executioners.

Finally...

Translation editing. Our rule is compulsory processing of a translated text by an experienced editor.


They should have applied this rule to the English version of their website.

[Edited at 2016-06-18 06:33 GMT]


 

LilianNekipelov  Identity Verified
United States
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I think they are out of their mind, that's all Jun 18, 2016

or do not know English at all, perhaps level one and as to the rest, well they just translated everything word for word. Yes, I am sure they may use "executioners,' but apparently it was supposed to become illegal in Russia, some time ago. So much for the law.

 

Thayenga  Identity Verified
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executioners Jun 18, 2016

When it comes to payments only.

With the state their website is in, I am 100% sure that they have exactly....zero customers.
Actually, this is very funny...if it wasn't so sad.


 


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