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Thread poster: Neide Rocha

Neide Rocha  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 21:56
Member (2011)
English to Portuguese
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Aug 25, 2011

I have seen some adverts from a company asking for legal translators (Portuguese into English and English into Portuguese). I have bidden twice and in each time I was asked to do a sample translation. I never got a reply from the company. Soon after I sent the samples the post was taken out. The company is not at Blue Board, neither is the Director of the company, who has a personal page at Proz.com.

I suspect that this person/company asks for samples not to pay the translations.

Has anyone had similar experience?


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Yolanda Broad  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 16:56
Member (2000)
French to English
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You can create a Blue Board record for the company Aug 25, 2011

Hello Neide,

If there is no Blue Board record, you can create one: unlike the requirement for entering an LWA (Likelihood to Work Again rating) in a Blue Board record, you do not need to have actually been hired by an outsourcer to create a Blue Board record. Here is the direct link for creating a new BB record:

http://www.proz.com/blueboard/?sp_mode=add

Once you create a BB record, others can post their feedback about their experience with the outsourcer.


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