A simple explanation of how language jobs are passed through the ProZ.com job system.
1. An outsourcer posts a translation or interpreting job
The job posting includes language pairs, project details, quoting deadline, etc. The job poster also has the option of imposing certain restrictions on the job such as native language, location, and more.
It is free to post a job
2. Interested language professionals express interest in the job
Those who are interested in the job and meet the job restrictions (if any,) may submit quotes to the poster.
3. Outsourcer chooses a service provider and contacts them directly
After some quotes have been received, the outsourcer may then choose one or more service providers for the job and contact them directly. ProZ.com does not charge any commision.
4. Feedback is optionally left after the work is complete
After the work is completed, the job poster and service provider may leave feedback for each other.*
*Service provider must allow feedback via their profile.
For more information on the job system, please check the FAQ
Translation industry jobs
Jobs posted by outsourcers seeking quotes from language professionals.
The Blue Board
is a searchable database of language job outsourcers with feedback from service providers, and an important risk management tool. ProZ.com members have full access to the Blue Board.