It depends on what you're looking for, really. If I were a client, I'd want to hire someone who's straight-talking, well-informed, and will do my project without any hand-holding... so I'd be able to find quite a few good candidates from the forum. ;-)
Richard W wrote:
I once hired a freelancer who I'd seen in the forum. I might hire Petra if I ever need a sharply worded letter in German.
I have a lovely German client now, and I think of Petra every time she writes something in German for fun to me and then translates it to English for me. Makes me want to learn German, but I gotta focus on my awful Spanish.
She writes stuff to me like "Have a great week" in German and then translates it. My problem is that I don't know how to pronounce it in German. lol