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What is the 'coloured market', in relation to interpreting?
Thread poster: Man Cunian
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Apr 23, 2005

I came across that term recently in relation to Interpreting, what does it mean ?

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Parrot  Identity Verified
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There is a range of blacks and whites Apr 24, 2005

according to pricing. I've only heard of various shades of grey, to be frank.

The white market is the range accepted by international accrediting institutions and professional associations in line with international rates (there are also professional institutions accepting local standards). The grey market consists of the lines that dip below that, and I can't tell you about the black market out of total ignorance, but there is a black list.


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Williamson  Identity Verified
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Black list? Apr 24, 2005

Could you explain "black list"?

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Parrot  Identity Verified
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A function of some professional organizations Apr 24, 2005

Williamson wrote:

Could you explain "black list"?


Some professional organizations blackball certain outsourcers/conference organizers for going against their recommended practices.


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EdithK  Identity Verified
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Coloured market Jun 2, 2005

Coloured market for interpreting means that everyone, from the housewife, doing an "interpreting job" between changing nappies, to a student, who interprets between lessons. It used to be the black market, but this expression is no longer pc so the term coloured market was coined.

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