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Thread poster: Heinrich Pesch

Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
Finland
Local time: 11:03
Member (2003)
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Jul 31, 2009

Total 77 thousand Euros for proofreading.
So who maintains that rates are too low on Proz.com?

On my request the person in charge responded:

"No, it wasn't a mistake. How I wrote, I am waiting for the quotations from the translators. That is why I put a completely irreal price..."

Regards
Heinrich


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xxxPeter Manda
Local time: 04:03
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rates ... Jul 31, 2009

haha ... reads like a bait and switch

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Wolfgang Jörissen  Identity Verified
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Dutch to German
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In that case... Jul 31, 2009

I'd be more than happy if I could proofread just ONE single word a day

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Katalin Horváth McClure  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 04:03
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English to Hungarian
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She could use some guidance, perhaps Jul 31, 2009

The price field is not a required field in the job posting form.
She could have left it open - many outsourcers do - instead of putting in a nonsense price.
Many people may interpret it as a typo for 0.11/word, and if it is not what she was thinking of, that could cause misunderstandings and waste of time on both ends.

I believe this is a case where the outsourcer may benefit from some instruction, guidance from Site Staff (as there are no Job Mods anymore).
I submitted a support request on the job posting.

Katalin


[Edited at 2009-07-31 16:28 GMT]


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Vito Smolej
Germany
Local time: 10:03
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11.110 or 11,110? Jul 31, 2009

Heinrich Pesch wrote:

Total 77 thousand Euros for proofreading.
So who maintains that rates are too low on Proz.com?


you sure it's not 77M?


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carrick16  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 10:03
English to Italian
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Ah! Jul 31, 2009

... Playing with our needy wallets indeed!
And with our ethics.

I would offer a "completely irreal" proofreading, see how they like it.


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xxxKhrystene
Australia
Polish to English
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Hm... Aug 1, 2009

Surreal.

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jyuan_us  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 04:03
Member (2005)
English to Chinese
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I think the poster is mad Aug 2, 2009

at the fact that he had to fill in a price in that cell. In his opinion, it is up to the bidder to give a price and to him it is weired that he had to put a price by himself.

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