Time to get back to the multilingual work. my upgrade of the core has been fine and I’ve had no problems at all with the new release. more to come.
This looks promising: Drupal Module: http://drupal.org/project/translation_management
This part is directly from the drupal.org site.
Need Help Translating?
Besides the ability to translate yourself, the Translation Management module also integrates tightly with translation services. When choosing a translation service, it will send contents directly to service. When translations complete, they appear back in Drupal.
You can choose your own translators from ICanLocalize. You’ll enjoy a large pool of expert translators, a safe payment environment and streamlined process – optimized for Drupal sites. – i don’t like the part about payment but at least it is an option.