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Translators needed!

Discussion in 'Hire a Freelancer' started by CptnKidd, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. CptnKidd

    CptnKidd Newbie

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    Hey all,

    I am in the progress of opening a new translation service for my company, and I'm still looking for experienced, exceptional translators.

    What exactly am I looking for?
    Just to give you a quick insight into the type of work we're doing: we just translated an entire fiction novel from German to English, before that academic theses and before that apps and websites. So you get my drift, we're talking high class, high-quality..this is NOT your average fiverr quality.

    Thus, obviously we need natives - and by that I do not mean you just went to elementary school somewhere...

    If you are experienced in this field of work OR you can pursuade me that you are so badass that I simply need to hire you - let me know!
    Any languages are welcome! (however, obviously, you should be able to communicate in English!)

    ~CK
     
  2. ContentWriter

    ContentWriter Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Check-out TranslateLab. They're one of my clients. They provide translation services in multiple languages.
    Here's their site: www.translatelab.com
     
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  3. CptnKidd

    CptnKidd Newbie

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    Thanks for the recommendation!
    Unfortunately, I am looking for freelance translators, not companies.
     
  4. heartnet02

    heartnet02 Power Member

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    Do you by any chance need an English to Filipino translator?

     
  5. mothh

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    I can translate things from English to Dutch, although I don't know how good it is going to be, because I never professionally translated something.
     
  6. CptnKidd

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    Well, if you happen to excel in both, I do!

     
  7. CptnKidd

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    I just sent you a pm.
     
  8. mothh

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    I can't pm yet, because I don't have 15 posts, I added you to Skype.
     
  9. GringoMonkey

    GringoMonkey Regular Member

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    Hi,

    I can speak/write fluent English and Spanish.

    Can you give me an idea of your rates?
     
  10. vandernath

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    Hi CptnKidd,

    I'm the owner of TranslateLab. I think it would be an excellent opportunity for the both of us to cooperate, but I understand you would rather work with freelancers.

    Let me know if you want to discuss this on Skype anyway.

    Nathan
     
  11. Sgt Kraut

    Sgt Kraut Regular Member

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    I can translate German - English. Experience and references available. I would like to know more about payment rate and workload.
     
  12. tratata

    tratata Newbie

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    Hi,

    English -Russian and vice versa
    German-Russian translations
    if you are interested write me PM
    Thanks
     
  13. seoworks

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    What is your budget for that ??
    Shoot me a Pm or mail me at Gmail - seoworks87 at gmail.com
     
  14. Facebook_Master

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    English to French and vice-versa.
    I have two university degrees in French Literature (One of which is from La Sorbonne University in Paris) and I am currently living in Paris as I am preparing my masters.
     
  15. CptnKidd

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    Alright, so since quite a few asked me about the rates, I thought I'd address the topic openly:

    Your pay depends on the quality, it's as easy as that.
    The basic rate would be something along the lines of 0,15 $ per word.
    (just a reminder, a normal fiverr gig would pay you around 0,008$)

    Yet, I already asked some of you on your specific knowledge and fields of expertise.
    If I have a customer who wants to have a document translated on quantum physics, I will obviously need an expert. If that happens to be your niche, I am gladly willing to pay you a lot more.

    But after receiving quite a few "interesting" messages via pm and skype, I think I need to point this out once more:
    I am looking for above average skills here.
    Our customers rely on us for our high level of quality and expect nothing less from our translations. In return, they are willing to pay more.
    If you have no prior experience in translating, then you have to be a natural or an expert in a specific field.

    If you still think you fit the description, please hit me up via pm or skype.
    (For the rest of you who already messaged me, I will get back to you.)

    ~CK
     
  16. negligence

    negligence Regular Member

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    I've done a small handful of projects like this. One thing that helped me was having someone who solely spoke the language you are translating TO act as an editor. They can read it and make appropriate corrections while communicating with the translator. This may or may not be the right way of doing things, but it really improved my quality of service. Again, that's on a sample pool of only 4 sites though.

     
  17. damnit

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    I just added you on skype. I'm fluent in English and Romanian.
     
  18. CptnKidd

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    You are definitely right - that's a good way to do these kinds of jobs. I did this before, however, one of the things I noticed was that the translation should be pretty good to start with, otherwise you end up changing the whole document and style.
    And of course that also requires a translator who is willing to learn (which should be the standard, but sadly isn't).
    But yes, basically you are right. =)