No Peanutsistas! will recall our February 18, 2014 post “Expo 2015 in Milan – La gioia di stare al ribasso! [Expo 2015 in Milan – The Joy of Undercutting the Market!] in which No Peanuts! revealed the pitiful rates translation agencies like Translated.net, Asap S.r.l., and Eurostreet were offering to translators for Expo 2015-related projects (despite the fact that the Expo’s tender for translators provides relatively generous fees to agencies themselves).
Thanks to what has become the “best practice” for Italian translation agencies — farm projects out to non-native-speaking IT>EN translators and pay them badly — below are some examples of what Expo 2015 is getting for its money. The theme of the Expo, just as a reminder, is “Feeding the Planet.”
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We couldn’t agree more. “WHY, Milan?” is exactly the right question to be asking.
You can write to the geniuses at Expo 2015, including to their media and public relations offices, at these addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t worry if you’re not comfortable writing in English; it’s not as though anyone there is capable of recognizing the language.