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  • Martin Janda
    I have seen a nearly identical letter copied in one of translator forums. The signature below was Lionbridge. (I refused to sign NDA to them some time ago.) I
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      I have seen a nearly identical letter copied in one of translator
      forums. The signature below was Lionbridge. (I refused to sign NDA to
      them some time ago.) I belive they are slightly better than
      Transperfect, but only slightly.

      Martin



      Dne 5.11.2010 16:38, Liz Spacilova napsal(a):
      > There may be several of them. To me it sounds just like Transperf*ct,
      > but they did that a few years ago at the beginning of the "crisis" (just
      > without the Economist article). Or maybe this is the brainchild of
      > someone who used to work at Transperf*ct?
      >
      > But Jamie shouldn't mention the name because then he could face
      > litigation; for the same reason I've censored their name ever so
      > slightly. Whoever it is, though, it sounds like an awful client.
      >
      > You could direct them to http://www.x-rates.com/d/EUR/USD/graph120.html
      > and note that the US dollar has lost nearly 20% of its value against the
      > Euro, so you're willing to compromise and raise your rate by only 10% :)
      > It's futile, of course, but it's a nicer way of saying eff off.
      >
      > Liz
      >
      > --- In Czechlist@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Czechlist%40yahoogroups.com>,
      > "Tomas Mosler" <tomas.mosler@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > I bet that agency's name has something to do with Czech state symbol.
      > I know of one agency with the same methods... Check this link for
      > interesting (non-anonymous :)) ) reading on the topic:
      > >
      > >
      > http://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=1969068&type=member&item=33759429&qid=5d4e0ef5-625e-4acf-905f-e7d859142296&goback=.gmp_1969068
      > <http://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=1969068&type=member&item=33759429&qid=5d4e0ef5-625e-4acf-905f-e7d859142296&goback=.gmp_1969068>
      > >
      > > IMHO "evil" has to be named to be more ready...
      > >
      > > Tomas
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In Czechlist@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:Czechlist%40yahoogroups.com>, James Kirchner <jpklists@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > I have just received an offer from a translation agency that shall
      > remain nameless but is reputed to be the world's largest and is also
      > reputed to be the main culprit in driving rates down. They have just
      > mandated that all their suppliers give them a 5% discount below the
      > rotten rates they are already willing to pay. This demand was justified
      > by two paragraphs of bad news about the general economy that appeared in
      > The Economist.
      > > >
      > > > They were offering an hourly rate and assumed that it should take
      > me 10 minutes to translate over 1,000 words.
      > > >
      > > > Jamie
      > >
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