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Poll: Are you part of a local network of translators where you live?
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Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
Denmark
Local time: 15:18
Member (2003)
Danish to English
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Not a local network as such Apr 18

I live an hour's drive away from one of the university towns where many linguists trained, and I know several translators who live within a hundred-mile radius. However, the networks we belong to are not local. Some networks are centred on the Danish language, but include colleagues who live outside Denmark.

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Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 14:18
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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Other Apr 18

For expert advice on terminology: I network with my ex-colleagues and with the Terminology Unit of the European Institution where I worked in Belgium.

For cooperation: I built up over the years a tight group of trusted freelancers, but most are not local...


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neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 15:18
Spanish to English
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Other Apr 18

There is a formal translators' network in my area/region (http://www.xarxativ.es/), but I've never actually signed up as a formal member. I occasionally send potential clients there, and I think I know some active members.

Most of the time I just work on my own, although I do have a few trusted friends/colleagues with whom I collaborate on translation and "proofreading" tasks. I wouldn't describe it as a network though, which sounds terribly 21st-century and technological. It's just a few friends helping each other out occasionally.


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José Henrique Lamensdorf  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 10:18
English to Portuguese
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Not a FORMAL network Apr 18

I have been participating in four translator forums on Yahoogroups, all in my local language, PT.
One of the requirements is to have PT as one of the working languages. For most of the participants, the other language in the pair is EN, although there is some ES, FR and DE presence.
A good deal of this traffic has moved to groups Facebook.

Over the years, we came to know some of our colleagues by their specialties, ask them for help, refer clients to them when expert translation was required. A few get-togethers of people located in the same geographic are (or who traveled there for any reason) developed friendships and often partnerships.

Whenever I get a request that is out of my league, I usually know one or more experts in that, so I refer the prospect to them, wish them all good luck, and step out. I often get referrals from colleagues, when my specialties are required.

The interesting thing is that there is NO reciprocity. I mean, I refer prospects to colleagues who never sent anyone/anything my way; and I get referrals from colleagues to whom I never sent anything. The gratitude is always to the network as a whole, albeit each member has a somewhat different network; they only overlap in part.


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DZiW
Ukraine
English to Russian
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ding-dong: shared income is divided income Apr 18

Earlier I did participate in several different groups and memberships with varied success, yet now I work with direct clients and only occasionally take part in a small groups to assist my people with tight projects--mostly globally, via the Internet.

Shortly, specialists with (very) similar trades, skills, and sources of income can cooperate for a while, yet in a long-term outlook they are still (at least would-be) competitors.


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Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 10:18
Member (2014)
English to Portuguese
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Not in my town Apr 19

Not many of us around here. At least not many that participate in the FB pages and/or ProZ to at least be known to the others and perhaps build a community.
I only know about a dozen of us in my town, and most of them have other professions. None of them are in the FB pages/communities or in ProZ.


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Local time: 15:18
French to English
no Apr 19

but I'm thinking of joining my university's alumni network and maybe the SFT in an effort to meet people, I've been far too much like a hermit lately.

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