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How to benefit from your cooperation with a freelance translator: Clients' success guide

Thanks to Marta Chereshnovska and Marta Stelmaszak I learned about a new tool for presentations called prezi.com. I decided to give it a try and created this presentation called How to benefit from your cooperation with a freelance translator: Clients' guide to success.
Let me know what you think about it :) Oh, you need to click on the final words (they are red) to see them clearly, but do it after you have viewed all steps, ok?

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  1. Nice presentation, Olga. I would have two remarks:
    1 - Never speak about quality levels with customers; a translation is either good or bad.

    2 - Work with a translator from the very first steps of your project. He/She will be able to avoid problems like irrealistic deadlines, format incompatibility and much more.

    If you're interested, I work on that subject too: http://bit.ly/Good_translations

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    1. Hi Francois, thank you for stopping by!
      Very relevant remarks, thank you. I keep saying the same thing that for our clients we (or our translations) are either good or bad. In this case when I was speaking about priorities, I was referring to the earlier post found here: http://home.yourprofessionaltranslator.com/2012/12/dear-translation-buyers-what-results.html What I mean is that clients should be realistic and shouldn't expect excellent work if they ask us to do for instance 7,000 words a day for 0.02 USD per word. Hope that makes more sense now :)
      I found your blog at wordpress. So interesting, PLUS you are writing it in French! Following immediately! I read very slowly in French, but in this case it will be a good language practice and I'll be learning useful info.

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