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What Is An Average Rate Paid to Translators?

Originally posted on Patenttranslator's Blog:
“Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.” Woody Allen According to a survey of rates paid to translators in Belgium published in an article in Slator on October 24, 2014:“The average…

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Can You Focus on Direct Clients Only?

Originally posted on Patenttranslator's Blog:
We lost because we told ourselves we lost. Leo Tolstoy  “You cannot focus on direct clients only. This is a utipia [sic]. Direct clients pay more, but are a one-time client or one who…

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Merchants of MT “Equivalent” to Human Translation Rely on Artful Lies and Gullibility of Their Customers

Originally posted on Patenttranslator's Blog:
“What translators are saying is that machine translation should be forbidden and only human translations should be allowed,” said a commenter on a Facebook group of translators recently. It should be noted that when…

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Is the Damage Inflicted upon Our Profession by the Translation Industry Reversible?

Originally posted on Patenttranslator's Blog:
As I wrote in my previous post, it was about 15 years ago when I realized for the first time that major and possibly irreversible changes were taking place in the translation business environment.…

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One of the Biggest Problems with the “Translation Industry”

Originally posted on Patenttranslator's Blog:
One of the biggest problems with the “translation industry” is the astonishing ignorance of the people who run the “industry” and work in it. A few years ago, I was contacted by a project…

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The Translator’s Exit Plan

Originally posted on Coaching For Translators:
Do you have an Exit Plan for your translation/interpreting business? Do you know what an Exit Plan is? An Exit Plan is simply your long-term goal, i.e. your ultimate aim for being a self-employed…

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Is Trados Co-Responsible for the Falling Rates in the Translation Industry?

Originally posted on Patenttranslator's Blog:
Is Trados at least co-responsible for the wage theft known in the translation industry lingo as “full and fuzzy matches” and the resulting reduction of at least 30% in the rates being now paid…

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