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spanish-german translation, 1,5 Euros for 100 Words, 600 words in 30-40 minutes

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Julia P Member Since: Nov 1, 2017
11 of 17

Hello Rene, 

 

 There must be a mistake . I am only translating to German.

I will change the mistake in my profil.

Thank you very much for telling me.

 

Kind regards 

Julia 

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Petra R Member Since: Aug 3, 2011
12 of 17

@Julia P wrote:

 

I cannot translate 600-1200 words in 30-40 minutes.

 I thought that you perhaps can translate them.


 No. I can not.

 

IF it is something I know really well and text I am very familiar with and I have a really good editor I can, on long stretches, get somewhere near the 1000 words an hour, but not always and not consistently. Nor would I want to rush like that. But yes, it may be "possible." But that means never having to work out a word, look something up and the editor will have their work cut out (and gets paid considerably more than what that client is offering for translation.

 

Rene is also right in what he said. Translating for friends as a favour is very different to translating for paying clients who expect flawless work.

 

We all have start somewhere but speaking more than one language alone does not make someone a translator any more than owning a scalpel makes someone a surgeon.

 

 

 

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Julia P Member Since: Nov 1, 2017
13 of 17

Hello Petra, 

 

Thank you very much for your sincere answer! 

 You are right, only knowing languages doesn't mean that you can be a translator.

 

Kind regards

Julia

 

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Jennifer R Member Since: Sep 15, 2017
14 of 17

Julia,

this client has approached me as well. I reported them because they "offer ways for you to avoid the fees." Unfortunatelly that offer is not enough effidence that they offer to work outside UW.

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Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
15 of 17

@Jennifer R wrote:

Julia,

this client has approached me as well. I reported them because they "offer ways for you to avoid the fees." Unfortunatelly that offer is not enough effidence that they offer to work outside UW.


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That is really shocking! What sort of evidence does CS want? And I thought Upwork was so ferocious about working off site. I wonder how many freelancers that client has managed to persuade to circumvent the ToS. 

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Julia P Member Since: Nov 1, 2017
16 of 17

Hello Jennifer,

When a client is trying to avoid the fees –in which section is it possible  you inform UPWORK about it?

When a client wants to have directly your email to write you, is it normal?

 If it is not ok, what is the best  way to avoid it without being impolite ?

Thank you in advance for the information.

Kind Regards Julia

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Jennifer R Member Since: Sep 15, 2017
17 of 17

@Julia P wrote:

Hello Jennifer,

When a client is trying to avoid the fees –in which section is it possible  you inform UPWORK about it?

Go to the job description and select Flag as inappropriate then select Client is requesting to work outside of Upwork. Leave a message to UW to conatct you for the screenshots.

When a client wants to have directly your email to write you, is it normal?

Yes, I get a lot of google docs. So you need a google account. I suggest you have one in place just for this situations. Just make sure you have a contract before you start working and have a copy of the file you translate on your computer. Attach this copy to your payment request.

 If it is not ok, what is the best  way to avoid it without being impolite ?

You could say you prefer to keep all communication in one place. But there is no need for that. There are other plattforms that do not permit outside communication but that is not the case here.

Thank you in advance for the information.

Kind Regards Julia


 

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