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What is the weirdest order you ever got?


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Just wondering!



I believe I just completed one of my weirdest orders today.

I was asked to translate a text (website content) into French.

Their is nothing wrong with that, I suppose.

However, the English version seemed a bit weird to me.

So, I offered to correct it, while proofreading my translation.

While doing so, I stumbled upon a version of that website in my native language, as well as the English version that could be found online.

While reading the version in my native language, I found out that even some of the information in English was not correct.



Then it hit me, the English version was a Google Translate version!



I am so not acquainted with Google Translate that it did not dawn on me in the first place!


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I offer editing and proofreading services, and the weirdest documents I get to edit are hate mail. It seems that some people want to make sure their writing is edited and error-free before sending it off to tell someone that they hate their guts. I can see from their writing that they’re certainly frustrated and angry about whatever it is that prompted them to type out all that text in a fit of rage, but the situation of editing a stranger’s hate mail is always a bit humorous to me. 🙂

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OMG! It takes all kinds!



Luckily, my buyer appreciated the fact that I was able to detect what was wrong with the English original. I really needed to edit it, in order to be able to provide the translation that he wanted.



At first, I thought it was someone’s idea of a bad joke. Now I am glad that I treated the order as a genuine order and that by doing so, I was able to help someone out.

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I got one gig in my romanian translation order (figures, not many people are looking for that), which was to translate ~1000 words in an excel sheet from English to Romanian. the catch? They were all porn words or phrases, things like "“beautiful teen gangbang”, “fisting”, and the like.



I have never had more laughs while translating. It felt so awkward to have to come up with a translation for most stuff, since everyone googles that stuff in english, not our language XD

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Hello! I’m new here and offer a gig drawing couples for valentine’s. It was one of the earlier buyers who asked for ‘female ninja turtle getting a kiss from a vampire’. Since they look like teenagers, I drew a Twilight-like-vampire.

It was the ‘female ninja turtle’ that got me. XD So far that’s the weirdest order I got. :3

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