This week, I came across a post over on the blog of TM-Town about what a customer should ask himself or herself before hiring a professional translator. Just four simple questions:
#1 What type of content do you want to translate?
#2 Where is the audience of your content located?
#3 What is the subject matter of your translation?
#4 How do you intend to use the translation?
I would have thought that’s only logical, but maybe not? I don’t think I’ve ever had this happen to me before. Have you? Has anyone ever had the situation where you got a request from a customer who had no clue what he wanted or for what he needed it? And if so, how often does that happen? Frequently? Just once?
I’d love to hear about your experience in the comments!