So we have managed to survive 2014, yet another year that was full of uncertainties and mostly unfulfilled expectations in an economy that has been “recovering” mostly based only on official statistics. The truth is that mostly the ruling class, looking down on us scornfully from their safely protected perch (above law) in the top 0.1 percent of high earners, has fully recovered from the carnage of 2007 and 2008 (after we were ordered to bail out the gamblers and gangsters by handing our money over to them).
Nevertheless, I think that congratulations are in order. It probably could have been much worse. We are still here to fight another day. Let’s welcome 2015 with a grateful heart and an open mind.
2015 will be my 28th year in business as an independent, self-employed translator. During the first 5 years or so, I was working almost exclusively for translation agencies…
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