Wiretap monitors needed in St. Paul!

7 June 2010 by Mike Gogulski
Posted in surveillance | 1 Comment »

As a translator, I’m a member of, one of the biggest if not the biggest online community for translators, interpreters and other language specialists. When there’s work available that matches my profile criteria, I get an email.

I’ve never gotten one as awful as this, though:

—–Original Message—–
From: []
Sent: Monday, June 07, 2010 9:22 PM
To: Member
Subject: [ jobs] Wire Tap Monitors Needed in St. Paul (eng>eng, vie>eng, fra>eng, deu>eng)

New job posting on



Title: Wire Tap Monitors Needed in St. Paul
Delivery deadline: 2010-07-01 21:00:00
Quoting deadline: 2010-06-08 21:00:00
Subject field: General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters

United States Native language: Must be native in target language

The job description:

We recently won a project to provide live, wire tap monitors in the St. Paul, Minnesota area. To be chosen for this project, linguists must have experience with live wire taps and audio transcription. This is an English to English transcripton project. Previous experience with Voice Box or Red Wolf software is a plus. Timeline for project is the next 30 days, but could go up to 60 days. Two (2), 8-hour shifts daily, with up to 5 linguists per shift will be scheduled. Linguists will be paid on an hourly basis. Please send your resumes to [redacted] if interested.

So, if you’re planning a telephone conversation in English with someone in St. Paul in the next month or so, think twice about who might be listening.

  1. One Response to “Wiretap monitors needed in St. Paul!”

  2. By Fuzz-Grunge on 7 June 2010

    On the website they also list German, French and Vietnamese to English. Must be some Vietnamese terrorists in St. Paul.

    Anyway to find out who posted this job listing?

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