I am looking for a freelancer management tool to manage translators:
1. The customer inquiry comes in by email/entry form with a request-for-bid for a translation, let's say, from German to English with an aeronautics subject matter ....
2. in the backend translators can be sorted by language pair, area of specialization etc..., the translator can access their profile in order to maintain their info and set the status to available, busy and not available - the search result will split them up in these 2 status also.
3. nice to have: beeing able to input/have the system input (perhaps by means of the customer inquiry form) the language pair and specialty, have "the system" (aka Big Brother) automatically search the database, find matches and send an automated e-mail request-for-bid to all matches, incl. an e-mail attachment with the translation document or at least a sample incl. total document length.
Finally the tool will process the incoming bids from translators and funnel the information with respect to price/time of completion back to the customer .... etc. etc.