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2.42 - A job was posted with a language variant that, in my opinion, does not exist. Is this allowed?
According to point 6 of the ProZ.com guiding principles, job posters are the ones who define the way they present their needs to the community. Academic consideration on the existence or not of a given language variant are not relevant here, this is simply a channel for an outsourcer to further specify a translation request. Information in this field is not used to filter translators, so nobody will be excluded from the job.
The translation center (“Powered by ProZ.com”) is a tool that enables companies to efficiently route work to their translators, to keep track of their projects, and to keep track of project-related communications and payment information in one convenient location.
3.2 - Is the translation center a TMS (translation management system)?
No, it is simpler and easier to use than most TMS systems. Basically, it is a notification/invitation system, and a one-stop shop to keep track of your projects and related communications and invoices.
3.3 - 为什么公司使用译员中心？
To be more organized and to manage more projects with less effort. It replaces email.
3.4 - Can I customize it with my logo?
3.5 - What is the cost of using the Translation Center?
It is included in your ProZ.com Business membership fee.
3.6 - What about privacy and data security?
3.7 - What if my company requires additional protections?
3.8 - What translators will work on my projects?
Translators who you invite.
3.9 - Can I use the platform to recruit?
Not yet. But this is a requested feature and we plan to add it soon.
3.10 - Can translators use their ProZ.com login details?
Yes. They can also port their profile data over to your instance of the platform. As a result, it may be easier to keep the data you have on each translator “fresher” over time.
3.11 - Can I have translators on the platform that are not ProZ.com users?
3.12 - Can I manage agreements I have with my translators using the platform?
Yes. You can store administrative notes in profiles, with attached files. These notes will let you, for instance, store any agreement reached with the translator, upload a signed NDA and record any exceptional instance of good or objectionable performance.
3.13 - I group my translators in teams working on the same subjects. Can I do that?
Yes. You can assemble as many teams as you want with the translators in your pools. When you create a work order that can include several jobs (different target languages), you can include, independently for each job:
* All eligible translators (for instance, all translators in the appropriate language pair)
* All the members of a team
* Only eligible team members (belonging to the team and also matching language pair)
3.14 - How are tasks assigned to translators?
No matter if you associated a job with the whole pool or with a team, you have two ways of assigning the tasks to your translators: automatic and manual.
* With manual assignment the PM will edit a task to manually assign it to one of the valid translators.
* With automatic assignment, the valid translators will receive notifications inviting them to accept your tasks. Once all tasks have been accepted, no further notifications are sent and the job is blocked, avoiding the risk of having two translators working on the same file. You can remove translators from the queue, add suitable translators to the queue or send a direct message to a translator.
3.15 - Is there an option to allow clients to access my ProZ.com-powered translation center?
Yes. It is up to you whether or not you give your clients access..
3.16 - Can a large file be split and assigned to different translators?
A large file can be posted as source in a work order and then split into smaller sections, associating each section to a separate task that can be assigned to a different translator. In case of a multi-language work order, splitting the source file in one of the jobs will be enough to have the same splitting done in all the other jobs in the work order. An advantage of this operation is that all the translators and the PM will be sharing a same working page, and they will be able to exchange text and files by means of the in-page messages, for instance to coordinate terminology. Once the translations are done, the sections can be externally assembled and then a new task can be created and an editor assigned to it for consistency and quality.
3.17 - How can I manage reference files?
Reference files can be uploaded when a work order is created, and they will be displayed in all related jobs and job posting pages. It is also possible to post reference files specific for each job of a multi-languages work order. You can also upload client files, that will be presented as reference information in all jobs posted on behalf of this client.
3.18 - Can I associate my work codes (and the client’s) with a work order?
A new work order has an internal number that is displayed at the end of its URL, but there are other two important order numbers:
* An internal order number that can be automatically indexed and formatted in a flexible combination of month, year and a numerical field.
* A customer order number where the number assigned to the order by the client can be manually entered
Both numbers can be used as search criteria for orders and jobs. All jobs in a work order will share the same order numbers
Social network private jobs are job postings generated semi-automatically from job offers made in social networks to give these offers better exposure and reach more suitable service providers than they could reach in the noise of social networks.
For the time being, only job offers made through the the ProZ.com translators and interpreters Facebook group are brought to the site in the form of job postings. Just as jobs posted privately through ProZ.com, social network private jobs are only visible to a specific list of eligible service providers (selected based on language pairs, native language, field of expertise, etc.)
9.6 - What are "Classic" job posting notifications for Business members?
As of May 2016, Business members have the option to receive notifications based on the fields declared in their company profiles.
Business pages are not bound by requirements that only make sense when the service provider is just one person, such as "Native language".
With this tool, Business members can choose to be notified of all the job postings that they can submit a quote on. This is done by comparing the requirements in the job posting with the working languages that they have declared that their company provides services in.
9.7 - I received a job notification through ProZ.com that did not come through the directory, direct profile contact or from a ProZ.com job post, what is it?
An interface ("API" or Application programming interface) is being developed which allows clients to search for and contact ProZ.com members for paid work from their own translation platforms. In essence, this interface represents a potential additional channel of client contact for ProZ.com members. The interface is currently being tested with a limited group of volunteers.
Translation clients can use the interface to look for language professionals based on various search parameters, much in the way clients use the ProZ.com directory. Clients may then select candidates to contact for potential work through their translation platform. Initial contact is handled via an invitation which the language professional receives through email. The recipient is given information regarding the client and project, and may respond by email. The recipient's contact email is not disclosed unless they choose to respond to the invitation.
Potential clients who use this interface to search for language professionals will only see a sub-set of the information that you have chosen to make public in your ProZ.com profile, similar to the data that is shown in the ProZ.com directory. No information which you have not made expressly public in your ProZ.com profile is shared with potential clients unless you choose to do so.
Work relations beyond the acceptance of an invitation to collaborate are the responsibility of the the client and the service provider. When considering working with any new client, service providers are encouraged to perform adequate screening and risk management.
Remember that, similarly to the ProZ.com directory and the jobs posting system, certain information you enter in your ProZ.com profile can help better connect you with the kind of potential clients you are seeking. Declaring your rates (even if you choose to keep them private) will help prevent client contact from those seeking translation services below your rates, for example.
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