RE: On-line bidding for writing/translating contracts

Subject: RE: On-line bidding for writing/translating contracts
From: "Backer, Corinne" <CBacker -at- glhec -dot- org>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 23 Oct 1999 12:23:48 -0500

I'm registered on that site and find it very poorly maintained, prone to
errors, and unbelievably slow to respond. My name is actually registered
twice because it's spelled wrong in one place, and I've been asking them for
8 months to correct it with no success.

Just a word of warning.

Corinne

-----Original Message-----
From: Kathi Jan Knill [mailto:Kathi -dot- Knill -at- template -dot- com]
Sent: Friday, October 22, 1999 11:15 AM
To: TECHWR-L
Subject: Re: On-line bidding for writing/translating contracts


I don't know how successful this site is in bringing together the clients
and freelancers together, but I know there is a page to do that. The site
is www.sixdegrees.com and is based on the idea of "six degrees of
separation." Try it, it certainly can't hurt.

Kathi Knill
Sr. Technical Writer
Template Software, Inc.
Kathi -dot- Knill -at- Template -dot- com
Great things are only possible with outrageous requests.
~ Thea Alexander ~

----- Original Message -----
From: H.Durstling <sinico -at- nbnet -dot- nb -dot- ca>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Sent: Friday, October 22, 1999 9:46 AM
Subject: On-line bidding for writing/translating contracts


: Hi Folks,
:
: I live in a corner of the world where industry commerce and technology
are
: not exactly thick on the ground. Hence the prospect of being able to bid
on
: worldwide jobs via an internet auction is a valuable one.
:
: In my function as translator I've recently been contacted by a new
internet
: based "marketplace" for contract writing jobs. It's at
: http://www.myconduit.com, and has only been in place for a few days, so
: there's no track record yet.
:
: But that contact brings up a question that I'd like to put to list
members.
: While the internet auction of things is old hat, bringing buyers and
: sellers together in an auction of services seems somewhat less
: straightforward. And so the prospect of being able to bid worldwide on
: writing contracts has as far as I'm aware, remained a mostly a prospect.
:
: Or am I wrong? Is there a site (maybe even several??) which already has a
: successful track record in bringing clients and freelancers together, in
an
: on-line auction format, for contracts in translating/technical
: writing/copywriting and similar jobs?
:
: Any personal experiences, recommendations?
:
: Cheers & thanks
: Hans Durstling <sinico -at- nbnet -dot- nb -dot- ca>
: Moncton, Canada
:
: -------------------------------------------------------------------------
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: Freelance writing. Feature stories, technical ad copy, clear manuals, bid
: documents, simple english, videos, speeches. Email for publication and
: client list.
: -------------------------------------------------------------------------
-
:
:
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