Many of the jobs offered on Proz.com and other translator sites require, that you "submit your quote".
then you get "offers" like the following one.
Job type: Potential Job
Service required: Translation
Languages: Japanese to German
Medizinbericht (means "medical report")
Contact method: Please submit your quote via ProZ.com by clicking the "submit quote" button below.
Company: Fachuebersetzungsdienst GmbH
Yet, there is no information about
- specialty (orthopedics etc.)
- due date
- any other special requirements.
Is it only me? How am I supposed to "quote" on something I have absolutely no information about?
Would these people barge into a car dealers office and yell: "I want to buy a car. Give me your quote" without specifying the kind of car, maker, model, options etc.? I doubt it.
This company is a very big company with offices almost all over the world. I would like to think, that this is proof of them being "professionals".
Do professionals ask this kind (quote for a car ...) question?
I thought professionals know better .....