[details=translation moans][quote=“emmaki, post:7, topic:113030”]
@miiila, you may find the article interesting (Fiverr FR–>EN translation moans)
Yeah, thanks, I read both articles - the two friends and translators cross-moaned on their blogs.
They ‘tested’ five fiverr translators I think, and I guess they didn´t choose them based on their own criteria for good translators (native speakers, only translating one language pair, only translating into one direction unless grew up bilingual etc.), smart buyers would look out for those things. They bemoaned some things that wouldn´t have happened to them with a lot of fiverr translators, had they chosen wisely and not to make a point, I think.
Their articles show a few things that might well happen to buyers if they won´t pick their translators carefully though, and, yes, as they chose examples with low prices and did some maths to show they work for 1£/hour or so, you can take that as an example for exploitation, though, isn´t it self-exploitation really, but that leads us down a rabbit hole as long as the channel tunnel, so FIN. If they had chosen gigs by translators whose profile and gig description would pass their ‘what a good translator is/does criteria’ and maybe had chosen some who take, like, half of what they take themselves, I daresay the result of that ‘test’ might have looked a bit different.[/details]
However, what’s the topic of this thread, wasn´t translation, was it…depressive ad campaign…the caffeinated sleep deprived woman staring at us…drug of your choice…maybe their PR team thought the 90s heroin chic thing and the benetton ads outcry have been forgotten by all those many people with the attention span of a vole so they could respin it and seem daring and novel.
It´s advertising. shrugs
The sleep deprived coffee woman one seems unrealistic to me, and I like the tattoed guy who first does than asks forgiveness one - can´t find the latter one depressing and the former one, well, it probably makes some people curious whether the woman is really a ‘doer’ or just a model, and that´s it, probably, for most.
It will get more people to google ‘fiverr’ than no ads would, some of them might book a gig, some of them might set up a gig. And I don´t think they expect all of us to not sleep and only eat coffee, or start to only eat coffee and to not sleep.