This is a question I often see asked on social media, usually but not always by beginning translators or those who are relatively new to the profession.
I of course don’t have an answer to this question because the answer depends on many variables. It’s like asking the question: How much does an average writer make? Well, from nothing, to millions. And if you can sell the captivating plots of your books to Hollywood, it will be many more millions. So what is the average between zero and many millions?
There is no such thing.
How much does an average adult person weigh? Well, from about a hundred pounds, to maybe five or six hundred pounds. If you weigh more than that, you will probably not live for much longer.
The most important variables when it comes to a writer’s income are how many books said writer can sell and…
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