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  1. Excavator Hire

    Excavators are one of the important construction equipment used for excavation, digging, dredging, demolition and material handling. An excavator consists of a boom, stick, bucket and cab on a rotating platform (known as the “house”). Modern hydraulic excavators can distinguished on the basis of the number of booms the machine has, and are prefixed with the terms mono boom, knuckle boom, compact or triple articulated booms, depending on the number of booms they have and the corresponding load the machine can handle. Excavator machines are basically used in digging of land mud and then loading into dumpers and trucks. Since…

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    • Document Translation Services, Transcription Services

      Language Consultancy Services™ Pvt. Ltd. (LCS®) is ISO 9001:2015 certified company for quality management systems. As a leading global language solutions provider, which was established in 2005 and incorporated as Private Limited Company in 2008, LCS® enables companies to enter global markets with supreme quality multilingual products. At LCS® we strive for perfection which ensures exceeding client’s expectations by delivering reliable and highest quality of translation services.

      With the power to translate to and from any language, LCS is a full-service multilingual translation service supplier. LCS has expertise to handle translation of any volume and could be a one-stop answer…

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      • Document Translation Services, Content Writing Services

        Language Consultancy Services™ Pvt. Ltd. (LCS®) is ISO 9001:2015 certified company for quality management systems. As a leading global language solutions provider, which was established in 2005 and incorporated as Private Limited Company in 2008, LCS® enables companies to enter global markets with supreme quality multilingual products. At LCS® we strive for perfection which ensures exceeding client’s expectations by delivering reliable and highest quality of translation services.

        With the power to translate to and from any language, LCS is a full-service multilingual translation service supplier. LCS has expertise to handle translation of any volume and could be a one-stop answer…

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        • Bulldozer and Doze on Hire

          Daya Charan and Group was founded by a great visionary Shri Daya Charan Aggarwal in 1966 with the objective to serve the construction industry by offering highest standards of services and state of the art quality controls. Since then the company has grown and evolved over the time, and is currently being handled by the 3rd generation, proudly upholding the strong family tradition of the company. We started our journey decades back by dealing in spare parts of bulldozers and other HEMMs, and have grown by leaps and bounds over the years by diversifying into several sectors like:
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          • Spare Parts

            A good quality machine requires a superior quality of spare parts whenever any part requires replacement. The abundance of our inventory can be gauged by the fact that we always have all spares in stock, both new and old. We supply a wide variety of spare parts and aftermarket parts of machines, made by eminent manufacturers. Our bountiful inventory comprises of:

            • ENGINE PARTS
            • CLUTCH / TORQUE CONVERTER PARTS
            • TRANSMISSION / GEAR BOX PARTS
            • CHASSIS PARTS
            • PARTS OF HYDRAULIC SYSTEMS
            • BLADE / BUCKET ATTACHMENT PARTS
            • UNDERCARRIAGE PARTS
            • FINAL DRIVES / STEERING SYSTEMS
            •…

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            • Make it compulsory for a "country" box to be ticked when posting a Kudoz question

              The country in which the source text originates plays a role in understanding, references, searches and therefore suggestions. This "detail" often comes up from searches made by those wishing to help. This is information that the poster obivously has and it can mean we bark up the wrong tree for a while, taking longer to track down useful information. This means that the Asker does not get as speedy a reply as he would otherwise get, but it also means that there are requests in the discussion box which need not be there. I also notice that on some occasions…

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              • Add more subtitling software options to choose from in the profile-page

                Currently, there are few (or no!) pre-existing options in the profile page to choose from, concerning subtitling software that the translator is proficient in using. This is a big problem when searching for qualified translators in this field of translation.

                A few suggestions for software would be EZTitles, Titlevision, SubtitleEdit, but I'm sure there are many others as well.

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                • to make a project history separate link for each member

                  It will make much easier for a freelancer to provide to clients separate link with projects history, rather than link to profile only.

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                  • What about improving the invoicing area to be able to write off certain amounts

                    Normally, the amount received is less than the amount invoiced due to bank charges and any other causes. I would like to be able to write off the difference in order to have a realistic sum of the earnings and how much I must write off by client to have a realistic view of how much I charge per word.

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                    • Prohibit agencies from bidding on jobs designated for freelancers only

                      As an LSP posting jobs we have the option of requesting bids from freelancers only or from both freelancers AND agencies. We typically request bids from freelancers only but are still inundated with responses from other agencies disguised behind their owner's freelance profile.
                      I imagine that freelance profile must include every possible language combination so that they would get notified of all job postings and were allowed to bid on them. This is happening even if we limit the posting to the bidder's main language pair. Not sure how that is possible but, please, consider penalizing agencies who pose as…

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                      • SDL Trados Studio - Getting Started Courses Available on the Weekends, please?

                        I would like for SDL Trados Studio - Getting Started Part 1 & 2 to be available on the weekends or even in the evenings (US Time). Since these are not recorded for later purchase, it makes it very hard for those of us who work during the day to attend.

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                        • Add an indicator for sent invoices or "Open - invoice sent" under Status

                          This would save time as we need to open each open invoice individually to see if we sent the invoice. This request was submitted in 2010 and declined because the status function was supposed to address that aspect but it does not. An indicator, next to the due date for example, or a filter "Open - invoice sent" under "Status" would be very helpful.

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                          • Add 3 tabs to the interface to facilitate the management of search results

                            When I work on a translation and search Kudoz, I find myself generally searching for results with a few specific language combinations:

                            - My source language > My target language (e.g. English > Swedish)

                            - My source language > A few specific languages closely related to my target language) (e.g. English > Swedish, Danish, German, Norwegian, Dutch)

                            - My source language > All languages that I understand (e.g. English > Swedish, German, French, Spanish, etc.)

                            - My source language > All languages

                            When I switch between these different search modes, under the current design of the interface, I have to…

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                            • Improve the location entry to allow for different bases, i.e France and UK

                              It is possible for Europeans to have homes in different countries within the EU. If you enter one address in one country, job notifications are restricted to that country meaning you miss opportunities. It should be possible to enter different addresses, limited to,let's say 3 although 2 would probably be sufficient, or none.

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                              • Linkedin: Add the Proz.com attended training onto it

                                Some training interfaces like Coursera deliver a certificate which can then be added onto our Linkedin profiles.

                                I believe it could be beneficial for the Linkedin users to be able to add their attended training onto their Linkedin account in a professional way (ie with an official Proz logo) so that potential customers can see their certificates/training performed.

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                                • Agency search: add option to search by city, not just country.

                                  Agency search: add option to search by city, not just country.

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                                  • Allow autodidacts to find their place in this community

                                    There is a lot of competition on this website and this is a nightmare for self-taught translators because they don't happen to have a certificate proving their competences.

                                    Some outsourcers require years of experience for the posted jobs. Well, they should be aware of the fact that those experimented translators weren't experienced at the beginning.

                                    The bottom line is that autodidacts should be given a chance by, for instance, giving them a job for a lower standard rate in order for them to gain experience. That sounds fair.

                                    Thanks for listening..

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                                    • delete Serbo-Croat as a language option since it does not exist !!!

                                      This language was a political idea that does not exist anymore.

                                      I don't see you have Czechoslovakian anymore, so why would this be any different? It has been over 25 years, it is about time to end it.

                                      We have Croatian, and we have Serbian. End of story.

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                                      • I would love to take a course on Spanish grammar, and also Spanish editing/proofreading.

                                        Training about some of the Spanish rules that sometimes we forget.

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                                        • 2 votes
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