Dear client, you want to see what might raise 🚩 red flags 🚩 for a translation job?
Dear colleague beginner translator, you don't know yet what are the red flags?
I'm here to help. 🙋♀️
Here is a perfect example of what not to publish and what not to answer.
It concentrates 6 red flags in one ad.
Handy for us to analyse.
Have a look at the picture and the comments in red.
There are other red (or orange) flags, of course, such as:
⚠️ 7 - an unrealistic deadline for the volume (this one does not mention it)
⚠️ 8 - a payment term above industry standard for the country you are working in (this one mentioned 2 days payment term, which is unusually fast, and although not uncommon, still rare enough to raise some concerns as it may be being used as bait for desperate translators)
⚠️ 9 - a proprietary invoicing system not allowing for the freelance professional to issue their own invoice
⚠️. 10 - an entirely automated project management system, not allowing for human interaction with the client
Are you familiar with these red flags?
Do you know more to add to the list?
Do you disagree with any?
Let me know in the comments.
And stay safe and alert out there!
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