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Nur Farwizah K Member Since: Dec 3, 2016
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hello , i was new freelancers... 


can someone help me ..


how to write a proposel if i want to apply a job..


please help me...

thx u 

Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Hi Nur,


Before you submit proposals for jobs on Upwork, please complete your profile and share relevant information about your skill, experience, education and past employment. Make sure to fix all the spelling, grammar and punctuation errors and capitalize words where appropriate. You may also add some portfolio items and take some skill tests to showcase your skills.


Thank you.

~ Valeria
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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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re: "Beside that, i can improve more my English language well for my future and uses. Next, i aslo can speak , read and write in chinese basicly. "



Your profile indicates that you are seeking work as a Malay-English and Chinese-English translator.


It is not acceptable for you to do so at this tme.


Nobody will hire you because your English language skills are insufficient to do this type of work. You need to focus on your studies and not use Upwork for now. In the future, perhaps you will be able to demonstrate sufficient skill that it will be okay for you to seek work using this site.

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Amy T Member Since: Jan 31, 2013
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If you cannot write a simple proposal you do not need to be on this site.

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Preston H Member Since: Nov 24, 2014
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Hmmm... I will assume then that Amy is unwilling to write proposals for the original poster. I'm not going to do that either. If nobody is willing to step up, he might be stuck.


But are proposal letters really his only issue?


What are we to think about a freelancer offering to translate languages to English, if that freelancer needs to be told to use correct punctuation, grammar and spelling?

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Jennifer D Member Since: Feb 15, 2016
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Nur, as a client who has previously had to find a translator for your language, let me be frank. I would never hire you, even if I was looking for a very cheap translator to do a very basic job (and your rate is fairly high, for your language). Your English is nowhere near the level you need to work as a translator. How can I expect you to understand my English text when yours is so bad?


You may have other skills that you could use on Upwork. But your English skill is far too low to work as a translator. I suggest you work on improving your English in the real world and develop some other specialist skills. Then you might be able to make it here on Upwork. But if you continue to look for work as a translator right now you will only find disappointment.


I think it's great that you are trying. So I hope you take this advice as its intended - to encourage you to improve yourself more before you get disheartened.