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13:39 Aug 15, 2006
English to English translations [PRO] Marketing - Marketing / Market Research / marketing
English term or phrase:COS
"Account Manager has carried out COS on her key clients."
I have now ticked the "Question is from a test" box, although it is now after the fact. Another rule is to wait 24 hours before closing a question, to allow participants from all over the globe a chance to answer. It's to your advantage to wait; someone
Here is a link to the rules : http://www.proz.com/?sp=about/kudoz. It's true that you are to check the box "Question from test/homework" for a question like this, and that capital letters are, in the virtual world, the equivalent of shouting, and
Oh really? Where are these "rules"? I have never seen any such.
Ok. MY QUESTION IS FROM A TEST!!!
Many other people will have received this test today. Most will have answered it, (as I almost did), WITHOUT translating the COS part. I decided to go "the extra mile" and actually try to find out what that meant properly, prior to translation. This is because I always try to give clients the best possible service. Maybe I am wrong to do so? It seems like I am critisized by some of you for doing the best possible! All of you who shout so loud about these tiny details are VERY VERY silent when it comes to talking about the matter at hand...WHAT does the acronym C.O.S actually mean?? If you do not know it then please SHHHHHH!!!!!
It is not posted in the English/Spanish pair at all, it is in multiple languages. The rest of the test is irrelevant and adds nothing to the context. I guess this shows that you also do not know the meaning?
You are not being honest when you say there is no more context. This is part of a test piece for a job posted today in the English>Spanish pair. You should mark your question as "taken from homework/test".
I would always do an exhaustive search at various search engines before posting something here, so there is little point anyone else covering ground already covered. There IS no more context, that's all I have.
I can make various guesses...
Computerised Online Search
Customer Oriented Survey
and I also came up with Cost of Service.
What I really need is someone who knows for sure! Thanks for trying anyway. I do appreciate it.