Article: Why pay more or beware of cheap translation services
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This topic is for discussion of the ProZ.com translation article "Why pay more or beware of cheap translation services".

 

joao esteves
Brazil
Local time: 12:35
English to Portuguese
I see eye to eye with you Feb 19, 2010

In your article, you express your realistic opinion on the issue of price, an opinion I share myself.
In the long run, those who charge unreasonably low fees and render poor services are working against translation, not only in its own right or as an art, but also as a profession.


 

Marie-Hélène Hayles  Identity Verified
Local time: 17:35
Italian to English
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Needs revision by a native English translator Feb 26, 2010

The article as it stands is actually an ironic and presumably unintentional demonstration of exactly why you should beware of cheap translation services: it is written in unidiomatic English and contains grammatical errors, spelling mistakes and an entire paragraph that made very little sense to me.

I fully agree with the sentiment behind the article, but as it stands it is doing no favours at all to the author or to the website that's hosting it.


 


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