Project is 26,047 words, budget is 0.02USD per word
(with no flexibility sadly) Deadline is 29th Feb and the files are in pdf or PageMaker. They would want the files to be returned in the same format in either PageMaker or pdf would be fine.
I have attached a sample of the text for your review.
“This contractor is completely unprofessional and didn't meet any of my agreed requirements.
He used Google translate as a translation tool which meant completely insignificant translation was presented.
He didn't bother proofreading or formatting in pdf as originally agreed, in fact his excuse was that he was too tired to continue which meant that the project was nowhere in any state to forward to the client.
He was given several chances to get help yet he declined throughout the timeframe given until finally he requested that I take 4000 words, two days before the deadline, I did!
He bullied me into making the last escrow deposit stating that the project was completed. Once I had made the final escrow he made a dispute through Elance stating that I wouldn't release payment which was never the case, all I wanted was the project finished as agreed.
I was given the option to discuss the dispute with a member of elance and the contractor but felt that I wouldn't be able to constrain myself and it would be a waste of everybody¬ís time.
He cost me my largest client, potentially my livelihood and allot of time, effort and more importantly money.
I wouldn't touch this contractor if my life depended on it, a complete cheat and a liar and as already stated, completely unprofessional.
My final thoughts are that I hope Elance allows this message to stand so that no other person has to follow the same route of utter disappointment as I did.
“THIS MESSAGE IS FOR ANY OTHER READING THIS :
1) [ *** THIS EMPLOYER WAS ANGRY : BECAUSE : ***] HE TRIED TO CHEAT ME , AND HE COULDNíT DO THIS .
2) [ ***THIS PROJECT WAS IN DISPUTE FROM ME OVER THE EMPLOYER , AND I WIN THE DISPUTE FROM ELANCE.COM ***] :
ANY ONE WANT TO BE SURE I WILL SEND HIM THE DISPUTE PDF THAT I GET FROM ELANCE.COM OVER THIS EMPLOYER .
3) [*** LET YOUR SELF JUDGE ON BOTH ( ME AND THE EMPLOYER )***] :
IF YOU WANT TO BELIEVE ANY TALKS FROM ANYONE , FOR SURE YOU WILL WASTE SOMETHING VALUABLE FOR YOU , AND YOU WILL JUDGE BADLY ON THE OTHER PART , WITHOUT READING THE OTHER PART TALKING , IT IS UP TO YOU TO JUDGE .
4) ANYONE INTERESTED IN HIRING ME , I WILL FORWARD TO HIM THE WHOLE STORY OF THIS .
Victorian Cast Iron Spiral Stairs website translation from English to German.
“Kirsten has worked on several projects for me with excellent results.
She is very accomodating to projects at short notice and has never failed to deliver high quality translations.
I hope to continue working with Kirsten and would recommend her if it wasn't for the fact I want to keep her available ;)
Thanks again kirsten”
English>German, company newsletter to be translated, in word format, 2853 words.
Budget: 57:06GBP (0.02GBP per word)
Deadline: Monday 4pmGMT
I look ofrward to hearing from potential candidates
Skills: german translation, english
“Very timely in delivery and saved my skin taking on the project with very little time to meet the deadline. All the same it was delivered well within the deadline and I will be forwarding more work to Irene today.
I would highly recommend her to other freelancers if it wasn't for the fact I need her! Thanks again Irene”