Nimdzi’s Top 100 Language Services Providers 2019

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Kay Denney  Identity Verified
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. May 16

hmph you first have to sign up before you can read it.

 

Jared Tabor
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List is public May 16

Kay Denney wrote:

hmph you first have to sign up before you can read it.


Hi Kay,

The list is public, but I did get a huge pop-up to subscribe when I landed on the page that covered my whole screen. If you close that out, you can see the list.

Jared


Ivana Kahle
 

Ivana Kahle  Identity Verified
Croatia
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Thanks for sharing this, Jared May 16

Very useful info and insight into our industry.

Boryana Yovcheva
 

Kay Denney  Identity Verified
France
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French to English
List is public May 16

Jared Tabor wrote:

Hi Kay,

The list is public, but I did get a huge pop-up to subscribe when I landed on the page that covered my whole screen. If you close that out, you can see the list.

Jared


Thanks Jared. So I went back to try again and this time got straight in, they'd already given up on me apparently!


 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
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Thanks, Jared May 16

Very useful information for a non risk-taker...

 

Robert Forstag  Identity Verified
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Better think twice... May 16

Teresa Borges wrote:

Very useful information for a non risk-taker...


It should be pointed out that the rankings in question are based on revenue only, and reflect nothing (one way or the other) about the ethical and professional practices of the agencies in question, or whether most established translators residing in particular regions of planet Earth would consider the rates they typically offer for a given language pair to be attractive (or even minimally viable).

[Edited at 2019-05-16 17:18 GMT]


Mirko Mainardi
Philip Lees
Michele Fauble
Philippe Etienne
Stephanie Mitchel
 

Jan Truper  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 01:35
English to German
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Thanks! May 16

Lots of interesting stats and other useful info.



Ivana Kahle
 

DZiW
Ukraine
English to Russian
+ ...
at first May 16

At first I thought it was unfair to call "agencies" best LSPs because they are but middlemen having little to do with translation, yet checking one of the leaders I found it is--surprise!--closely associated with WordFast.

However, even declared "average" rates speak the sad truth...


Robert Forstag
Philip Lees
 

Philip Lees  Identity Verified
Greece
Local time: 02:35
Member (2008)
Greek to English
Top ten to avoid May 17

Robert Forstag wrote:

It should be pointed out that the rankings in question are based on revenue only, and reflect nothing (one way or the other) about the ethical and professional practices of the agencies in question


Indeed. Three of the top four are agencies I decided long ago never to work with, largely because of their payment policies.


Robert Forstag
 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 00:35
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
+ ...
I know, Robert, thanks May 17

Robert Forstag wrote:

Teresa Borges wrote:

Very useful information for a non risk-taker...


It should be pointed out that the rankings in question are based on revenue only, and reflect nothing (one way or the other) about the ethical and professional practices of the agencies in question, or whether most established translators residing in particular regions of planet Earth would consider the rates they typically offer for a given language pair to be attractive (or even minimally viable).

[Edited at 2019-05-16 17:18 GMT]


It was kind of an innocent private joke between me and Jared on account of another thread (yesterday's quick poll).


 

Philippe Etienne  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 01:35
Member
English to French
Surprisingly May 17

...from first-hand experience, it is possible to both belong to this list and care for their freelance translators. I wonder why so many other agencies in this list can't match their level of skills and commitment.
And why do I get the impression that a good portion of those who have contacted me over the years (about 1/3) just wanted to rip me off?

Anyway, it's not that we can no longer choose who to work with: the first 100 LSPs seem to cover less than 15% of the global market despite their consolidation efforts with massive M&A coups and their buying power for advertising.

Philippe


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