Lingotek Translation Marketplace launched in cooperation with ProZ.com

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Aldona Parra  Identity Verified
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Congratulations Jun 27, 2012

Congratulations to both Lingtek and Proz on this new venture.

 

Siegfried Armbruster  Identity Verified
Germany
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English to German
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Is this in the best interest of the freelancers? Jul 1, 2012

I am not sure if this is a move that is in the best interest of the freelance translators. Time will tell.

 

Jared Tabor
Local time: 18:35
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It is basically a potential new channel of client contact for ProZ.com members Jul 3, 2012

Hi Siegfried,

In the event that the news item gives another impression, the system mentioned is envisioned as basically another channel of client contact for ProZ.com members. You can read a bit more about how it will work at http://www.proz.com/pages/lingotek-translator-search-interface

Best regards,

Jared


 

Attila Piróth  Identity Verified
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English to Hungarian
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Revoked job Jul 3, 2012

Jared wrote:

Hi Siegfried,

In the event that the news item gives another impression, the system mentioned is envisioned as basically another channel of client contact for ProZ.com members. You can read a bit more about how it will work at http://www.proz.com/pages/lingotek-translator-search-interface

Best regards,

Jared


Hi Jared,

It is indeed another channel – with one more intermediary. I seriously doubt that the inclusion of yet another layer would exert an upward price pressure. But this is secondary now.

The main question of this post is this: on http://lingotek.com/support/tutorials/ProZ.com there is a quite particular item:

A client may choose to revoke an accepted job offer. If this happens, the job status on the Lingotek gateway will change to “revoked”.

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Also, the ProZ.com member will receive an email with the subject “Accepted job revoked”.


What is the default payment arrangement for such a situation? If there is none, what do you suggest?

I am sure you realize that there are two very conflicting interests here: canceled jobs are a loss of time for the translator, without bringing any value to the customer. As ProZ is the technical enabler of this solution, please comment on this.

Best,
Attila


 

Jared Tabor
Local time: 18:35
SITE STAFF
Notifications are not a replacement for negotiation and communication Jul 3, 2012

Hi Attila,


It is indeed another channel – with one more intermediary. I seriously doubt that the inclusion of yet another layer would exert an upward price pressure. But this is secondary now.


If I get you correctly, you are referring to the Lingotek platform as the "one more intermediary", correct? Were Lingotek to use the ProZ.com directory to find new translators for clients who use their translation platform, would this be different? The main difference I see in this respect is that a platform for translation work is being provided to potential clients, and that platform includes the option to seek language professionals (through ProZ.com). Clients will be able to do so directly. In essence, they will be searching the ProZ.com directory and contacting parties they are interested in contacting, that's all.

What ProZ.com is enabling here is that Lingotek clients who use the Lingotek platform to manage translation work can find and contact new translation professionals who may fit their needs via ProZ.com.

Just as with other work that is passed through the site, pre-work negotiation, payment conditions, etc., are between the client and the service provider. As you say, it is not in either party's interest to "revoke" a job offer, though there may be instances where the client needs to notify interested parties that a job need has already been filled. Note that none of the notifications the system uses are replacements for regular communication and negotiation, though they may initiate them.

Best regards,

Jared


 


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