Please reword the 'have a large project' box
Thread poster: Łukasz Gos-Furmankiewicz

Łukasz Gos-Furmankiewicz  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 09:18
English to Polish
+ ...
May 7, 2014

CURRENT:

Have a large project?
Post a job (free) and use ProZ.com's quote system to manage quotes, accept or decline candidates, send files to be translated - all while keeping your email private and preventing inbox clutter.

SUGGESTED:

Have a large project?
Post a job (free) and use ProZ.com's quote system to manage quotes, choose the right candidates, send files to be translated - all while keeping your email private and preventing inbox clutter.

WHY:

'Accept or decline' puts emphasis on the job poster's empowerment without being necessary to convey the same idea. 'Choose the right people,' 'select the appropriate professionals for the job,' whatever works.

Just please don't encourage the 'accept or decline' mindset. Just concentrate on the choosing instead. It really is about choosing anyway, not accepting or declining (or judging) individual professionals.

It may not seem reasonable necessary if you aren't a translator yourself, but take an opinion from the trenches: it really is difficult for translators to get some respect these days and auction-like job-posting/quoting mechanics make the challenge even harder. The psychological part of this could be offset by using vocabulary which respects translators a bit more. Attractiveness to job posters can still be achieved by stressing benefits, including control, in a way which doesn't encourage them to feel like the lord and master (e.g. one of the few employers in an undeveloped area where jobs are scarce) but more like a normal customer.

Please let me know if you need more explanation or if you'd like to explore this angle in more detail with me.

[Edited at 2014-05-07 14:43 GMT]


 

philgoddard
United States
Member (2009)
German to English
+ ...
But... May 7, 2014

Accepting and declining is exactly what they're doing. Arguably, your suggestion of "choose the right candidates" is just as divisive - after all, who is the right candidate is a matter of opinion. It's not like the school sports day where everyone wins a prize.

 

Łukasz Gos-Furmankiewicz  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 09:18
English to Polish
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
But they need one person really May 7, 2014

philgoddard wrote:

Accepting and declining is exactly what they're doing. Arguably, your suggestion of "choose the right candidates" is just as divisive - after all, who is the right candidate is a matter of opinion. It's not like the school sports day where everyone wins a prize.


They need one person for the job. Regarding the divisive potential of, 'the right candidate,' well, you could say, 'the right one for the job,' or, 'the ideal fit for you,' or something else like that.

My point is they're selecting their own vendor, not grading all vendors from top to bottom and giving them a pass or fail.

Plus, it just sounds the wrong way. Too much empowerment hides in that phrase.


 


To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:


You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

Please reword the 'have a large project' box

Advanced search






SDL Trados Studio 2019 Freelance
The leading translation software used by over 250,000 translators.

SDL Trados Studio 2019 has evolved to bring translators a brand new experience. Designed with user experience at its core, Studio 2019 transforms how new users get up and running and helps experienced users make the most of the powerful features.

More info »
memoQ translator pro
Kilgray's memoQ is the world's fastest developing integrated localization & translation environment rendering you more productive and efficient.

With our advanced file filters, unlimited language and advanced file support, memoQ translator pro has been designed for translators and reviewers who work on their own, with other translators or in team-based translation projects.

More info »



Forums
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search