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Using The Open Mic and Finding Translators

Seems like there's no moderation. Is that so? Of course not.We’re afraid that’s just impossible.There are a few basic ground rules, that are described here.The main idea is that every story you share has to be relevant, not offensive to social, ethnic or religious gr ...

Why don’t you make The Open Mic membership exclusive for professional translators only? We wish we could, but who are we to decide whether you’re worthy of being admitted to this private club or not?This creates a very controlled environment and kills all the transparency and freedom of speech which are the tw ...

Where do you see The Open Mic in 5 years? Wow!That’s a really good question, thank you for asking!Our dream is to make The Open Mic a go-to place for new knowledge.A place where everyone is dedicated to improving the image of our profession.A place where newbie and ...

What if I'm not a big fan of various "platforms"? Look, we get it.It’s really hard to trust somebody you don’t know.Especially after a decade of various bidding platforms with paid membership dominating the market.We know that it’s not easy to believe that this whole O ...

How to send private messages to your friends and colleagues? By default, you can send Private Messages to anyone.You can also receive Private Messages from anybody.You can change your privacy settings on your Account Settings screen:Account Settings in the menuIf you want to send someo ...

What type of profile should I choose? There are 3 types of profiles on The Open Mic at the moment:1) Translator2) Interpreter3) Translator & OutsourcerEach role has different sets of permissions on The Open Mic.Plus their profiles might look differently.In the fu ...

Will The Open Mic help me improve my online visibility? You know, that’s a very tricky question.We think the best answer is that you’re the only one who can improve your online visibility and there are no platforms on the web that will turn you into a translation superstar.Eve ...

How do I find my friends and colleagues on The Open Mic? The Open Mic has a very strong emphasis on the community.We’re trying to build a place where everyone is welcome.No matter who you are: a newbie, a seasoned translator or even a translation agency.There is room for everyone ...