Anyone tried Lionbridge Workspace/GeoWorkz?
Thread poster: veratek

veratek
Brazil
Local time: 04:45
French to English
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Apr 24, 2013

Hi,

I was wondering if anyone has tried out Lionbridge's Workspace/GeoWorkz?

Do you get access to a Lionbridge TM library by subscribing to Workspace?

What's the GeoWorkz market like? Any use?

Thanks.

Feel free to contact me by email directly.


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Harris Couwenberg  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 07:45
English to Dutch
very busy so short answer Apr 24, 2013

no, you don't get access to TMs owned by Lionbridge, you need an alias for that, issued by LB when you have to work on a job in TW (e.g. I work a lot for LB and received this token/alias today: This is an automatic, system-generated message. Please do not reply directly to this message.

This email contains a Translation Workspace TM alias token sent to you by xx.xx (xx.xx@lionbridge.com) of the Lionbridge tenancy.

With this token you can generate an aliased TM inside your own Translation Workspace tenancy, and use this asset in future translation projects with the tenancy that sent you this alias.

Token:
0437-D30B-E31C-74B0-FE9C-272A-FBB5-214E-6275-0805-FE74)

I think it is only useful when LB is a client of yours. contact me offline for more info


h dot couwenberg27 at upcmail dot nl


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JaneD  Identity Verified
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spammy? Apr 25, 2013

Isn't this the thing that spams you unmercifully once you've signed up and refuses to say "stop charging my credit card" for an answer? (If so, there are other threads about it; I'm on a deadline and can't spare the time to find them!)

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Natalie  Identity Verified
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Have you seen the previous threads on the same topic? Apr 27, 2013

http://www.proz.com/topic/184162
http://www.proz.com/topic/184784
http://www.proz.com/topic/214510


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veratek
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nobody has tried it? Apr 27, 2013



Thanks Natalie; it appears no one has tried it here.


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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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Get an RSS feed for a while Apr 27, 2013

veratek wrote:
I was wondering if anyone has tried out Lionbridge's Workspace/GeoWorkz?


Aren't they the company that gives you a month-long free trial, and when you forget to cancel your trial membership, they convert it to a paid membership that you can only cancel after three months?

Do you get access to a Lionbridge TM library by subscribing to Workspace?


I have no idea. Where did you hear about Lionbridge TM libraries? I don't see anything about it on their web site...

What's the GeoWorkz market like? Any use?


Well, I think the best way to tell is to subscribe to their RSS feed of latest jobs, for a while, to see how many jobs in your language pairs come up. You can subscribe to the RSS feed here:

http://geoworkz.com/MarketPlaceFeedSelection.aspx

If you don't do RSS but you don't mind receiving the RSS posts via e-mail, use you can an RSS2mail service like this one:

http://blogtrottr.com/

Try it for a month or so, to see how many jobs there really are.


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veratek
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@Samuel Apr 27, 2013

https://geoworkz.com/Products/ForFreelancers.aspx

I didn't understand a thing about what they say regarding their "plan" that you have to pay *them* for a certain number of words??!!

I took a look at the jobs advertised just now and saw mostly just jobs from EN to some other language.

"Aren't they the company that gives you a month-long free trial, and when you forget to cancel your trial membership, they convert it to a paid membership that you can only cancel after three months?"

Apparently.

Doesn't look very interesting.


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Alina - Maria Chiteala  Identity Verified
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OR Apr 27, 2013

Samuel Murray wrote:


Try it for a month or so, to see how many jobs there really are.


Try it for a month or so to see how many jobs are actually assigned to you... and then see if you can pay the fee from those.


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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
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You can't try it for a month Apr 27, 2013

Alina - Maria Chiteala wrote:
Samuel Murray wrote:
Try [an RSS feed of the marketplace] for a month or so, to see how many jobs there really are.

Try [a trial subscription] for a month or so to see how many jobs are actually assigned to you.


I think that that is just the thing -- if you subscribe to their service for a "trial" of 1 month, it ends up being 3 months that you have to pay for, regardless of whether you got any jobs. Subscribing to their RSS feed is free even if you don't subscribe to their other services, so it is completely safe.


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