The Translation Job Generator v1.0!

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To whom it may concern

Our previous translator is MIA and we need you to make up for the lost time.

You will find the source file attached. I'm not sure if it's written in Japanese or Chinese, but since you're living in Korea you should be able to figure it out.

I found someone on oDesk who could do this for $0.007/word. Considering I'll pay you directly, could you beat that price?
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We will send you a PO after delivery and validation by the client. Sign it and send it back with your invoice. We will pay within 80 days.

Reply ASAP with your CV, 5 references and 3 samples (from 3 different specialization fields please).

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About the Translation Job Generator

Any freelance translator who has been in business for more than a couple months is probably familiar with job requests such as the one you will find below.

Unrealistic deadlines, ridiculous rate, scandalous payment terms, processes that make non-sense, scam attempts, pathetic negotiation tactics and odd demands… A few of random sentences here are copy/pasted from actual communications, while the other are only slightly exaggerated versions of real e-mails. I also got inspiration from posts shared on translators forums and groups.

What is the purpose of this generator? I’m not sure! But I enjoy running it every once in a while, and I would love to get input from fellow translators. The more the merrier!


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