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Antitrust laws for freelancers? Bogus!
Thread poster: Maya Jurt

Maya Jurt  Identity Verified
Switzerland
Local time: 15:55
Member (2002)
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Jun 14, 2002

As soon as someone talks about setting minium rates, people wave the flag of the antitrust laws. I know about the ATA case but things are changing and Congress will probably take the creative freelancers under its wings.



Go to

http://www.gag.org/news/news_2002/conyerstatment.html

Translation is not mentioned, but this should cover it.

So be brave, start setting minimum rates.

You\'ll loose a lot of clients, but the ones we do not want to work for.



AND WRITE TO YOUR CONGRESSMAN OR SENATOR ABOUT TRANSLATORS AND THEIR RATES!!!

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Luca Tutino  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 15:55
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Great news! Jun 14, 2002

... and it was time! I think it is important that we all fill our rates in ProZ. The community\'s rate info will help us a lot!

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Daniel Alcaine-Rich, M.V., BSc  Identity Verified
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Yes, great news - start setting High minimum rates Jun 14, 2002



On 2002-06-14 18:16, mayagyan wrote:



So be brave, start setting minimum rates.

You\'ll loose a lot of clients, but the ones we do not want to work for.





Well, the only thing I\'d add is \"make them high\" (your rates).



Take the bull by the horns,

Take your income, your life in your own hands



Or, at least, try to.



Or others will decide for you
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ana claudia jorge  Identity Verified
Portugal
Local time: 14:55
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what about competition from non-translators? Jun 15, 2002

You are speaking of anti-trust laws among free-lancers (here translators). I don\'t how it is in other countries, but in Portugal everybody thinks that can translate. As a result, some translations are attributed to non-translators, who will do it at any rate.

Also, some publishing companies pay miserable rates for translations.



So yes, of course, I absolutely for minimum rates. I don\'t think they should be high, but fair.


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