The Translation Job Generator v1.0!

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Hello [email protected]

I saw your CV on some website and I thought you may be a good fit for my new project.

We want you to translate this novel, which is mostly written in a fictional langage. You will have to adapt this language to your local culture.

Would you accept a rate of $5/hour? You know, my son, who studies languages at junior high school, could do it for less.
For this job, you must use our paid CAT tool. We'll provide you with a license for just $700. It's a steal, as you can also use it for other projects!

We will pay once we get money from our client. You will receive money by wire transfer, after the deduction of $100 (processing fees).

I know it's midnight but can you reply to me ASAP? I'll call your home number if necessary.

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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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