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Amazon translation tests
Thread poster: rosannalenci

rosannalenci
Ireland
Local time: 15:53
Spanish to Italian
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Aug 8, 2017

Has anyone gone through Amazon translation/post editing tests?
Do you know if the have a very special group of proofreaders/ judges?
Who judges translations in those cases?


 

Emad Ali Shehata Ali  Identity Verified
Egypt
Local time: 16:53
English to Arabic
Amazon translation tests Aug 8, 2017

I have passed Amazon translation test for a long time and they send the following procedures. but until now i didn't receive any tasks from it.

 

Darwin Escobar  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 09:53
Member (2016)
Spanish to English
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Not really an answer but... Aug 9, 2017

Rossana I cannot answer your question but I am in the same boat as Emad. I passed their test, submitted all the necessary paperwork but have yet to receive an assignment.

 

rosannalenci
Ireland
Local time: 15:53
Spanish to Italian
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TOPIC STARTER
free translators? Aug 9, 2017

are they really tests?
or translations they need done?
cause I have been contacted three times...
and I have to deliver many many "tests"


 

NicolePicci
Italy
Same here... Aug 12, 2017

I passed the EN>IT test and sent the signed contract etc almost 2 months ago, but I haven't received any assignments yet.

 

rosannalenci
Ireland
Local time: 15:53
Spanish to Italian
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TOPIC STARTER
strange Aug 16, 2017

Yes it seems strange...
Many times You receive long tests...


 

Nadia Castro
Brazil
Member (2017)
German to Portuguese
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Passed Aug 16, 2017

It´s a really short test, doesn´t take more than 2 hours. I got some things assigned already, around 12.000 words. Was a lot of funicon_smile.gif

 

Elizabeth Tamblin  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 15:53
Member (2012)
French to English
Amazon work Aug 17, 2017

Several years ago, I did a translation test for Amazon and received regular assignments for a few months. Then they announced that they were going to start sending post-editing work instead. I did a few assignments, but found them quite tedious and time-consuming, as the machine translation was often complete gobbledygook, so I refused to do them. Then recently, I was offered another translation assignment, which I refused as I have too much other work now.

So I would say yes, they do send work, but in my experience, it is sporadic.


 

Darwin Escobar  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 09:53
Member (2016)
Spanish to English
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Everything is submitted Aug 17, 2017

I checked my sent e-mails. I sent the NDA and Service Agreement, even got a confirmation of receipt a few weeks later. I completed the profile on Payee Central, that was at the end of June. Should it take this long for my first assignment?

 

Eleonora_P  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 16:53
Member (2012)
English to Italian
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Same here... Aug 17, 2017

Passed their test a couple of months ago, filled in everything but still no work.
Frustrating...icon_frown.gif


 

Maurizio Varriale  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 16:53
English to Italian
Takes time Aug 17, 2017

Yes, it takes some time. I guess 5-6 months in my case.

 

rosannalenci
Ireland
Local time: 15:53
Spanish to Italian
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TOPIC STARTER
seems ok then! Aug 20, 2017

Great! thank you for all the replies!
It´s a matter of time!


 

numankilic
Turkey
Local time: 17:53
English to Turkish
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Passed the DE-TR test, sent the paperwork, now waiting to receive work from Amazon Aug 22, 2017

Hi everyone, I have the same problem. I passed the test and sent the paperwork on the 21st June. I still haven't received any work but I did correspond with Outsourcing department yesterday and they said they still had a significant backlog.

Are there any members here who have done work for Amazon Europe in ENG-TR or DE-TR language pairs?
Does it really take 5-6 months? I hope not.
Another thing I would like to know: Do they send work frequent enough so that a freelance translator can get by working only for Amazon?

Thanks.


 

Victoria Britten  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 16:53
Member (2012)
French to English
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I'm intrigued! Aug 27, 2017

How did you learn about these tests? I've been Googling away and have found no link. Was this a job offer on ProZ? I'd love to know more...

 

Nick Brisland, BA (Hons), AITI
United Kingdom
Local time: 15:53
Member (2013)
German to English
I must be one of the lucky ones Sep 7, 2017

I've been doing (Ger>EN) work for Amazon for the best part of 4 years now. For the last few months, they've been sending me work regularly. Normally around twice a month, 4 projects each time.

I'll admit, it's not always the most interesting of work. In particular after 3-4 days in a row, I'm desperate to do something different! But it can sometimes be quite interesting to see all the (sometimes) funny and (sometimes) useless products people sell online.

As with any job, you have to take the rough with the smooth sometimes.


 
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