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Poll: What percentage of your income comes from language-related services?
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Sep 6, 2007

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "What percentage of your income comes from language-related services?".

This poll was originally submitted by Hilde Granlund

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Tomás Cano Binder, CT  Identity Verified
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What does "language-related" mean exactly? Sep 6, 2007

We are a translation team and only offer translation and related work (editing, multilingual DTP...), hence I reckon that ALL our income comes from "language-related services"?

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Iffat Chowdhury  Identity Verified
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All of my income comes from translation Sep 6, 2007

My one and only profession and income source is translation and related work. So all of income comes from this single-source.

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Andres & Leticia Enjuto  Identity Verified
Argentina
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100% Sep 6, 2007

As we are both translators we work together as a team and provide translation and DTP language-related services. We occasionally provide interpretation services.

Have a nice day!

Letty


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William [Bill] Gray  Identity Verified
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Hmm, I wonder.... Sep 6, 2007

Hi Hilde,

Did/Do you have something specially in mind here when posing such a question to such an overwhelmingly "language-related group"?

As an English teacher and a translator, I can't see any of my income coming from anything else. But it will be interesting to see what comes out of this posting.

Cheers!

Bill


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Fernando D. Walker  Identity Verified

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100% definitely Sep 6, 2007

I work as a full-time freelance translator so as you can imagine my income depends on the translations I do.

Regards,
Fernando


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Luciana E. Lovatto  Identity Verified
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English to Spanish
100% thanks God! Sep 6, 2007

I can’t imagine doing something else that is not related to languages. I love languages, my profession and translating!

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Hilde Granlund  Identity Verified
Norway
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Hi Bill Sep 6, 2007

The poll was edited a bit by the site.
I thought it might be interesting to see how many people in here are full time translators, and how many are not. (The language -related bit was not my idea...)
For myself - I work full time at another job, but I am getting an increasing amount of translating requests since joining proz.

[Edited at 2007-09-06 21:50]


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Ricardo Pereira  Identity Verified
Portugal
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I would say around 95 to 99% Sep 6, 2007

I also have a rock covers band. It is more like a hobby.. but it surely pays off. A gig or two every weekend is enough to cover my music related expenses and my monthly fuel expenses as well.

It's kind of "my pocket money provider".

The rest is strictly language related.


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Claire Cox
United Kingdom
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Phrasing Sep 6, 2007

Hmmm, well, I am a full-time translator, but not all my income comes from my work, as I also receive maintenance payments from my ex-husband to keep my children in the house and style to which they've become accustomed! Not sure how you can categorise that. The way the question was phrased meant that I could only answer 50 to 75%...

[Edited at 2007-09-07 08:23]


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Hipyan Nopri  Identity Verified
Indonesia
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English to Indonesian
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100% from Translation Sep 6, 2007

I work full time as a freelance translator. I am in front of my PC every day from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm seven days a week. Thus, the only source of my income is translation.

[Edited at 2007-09-06 22:36]


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William [Bill] Gray  Identity Verified
Norway
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Thanks, Hilde, for the reply! Sep 6, 2007

Hilde Granlund wrote:

The poll was edited a bit by the site.
I thought it might be interesting to see how many people in here are full time translators, and how many are not. (The language -related bit was not my idea...)
For myself - I work full time at another job, but I am getting an increasing amount of translating requests since joining proz.


Fair enough! Takk skal du ha, og lykke til med to jobber!

Bill


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Barbara Cochran, MFA  Identity Verified
United States
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All Language Related, With Some Variation Sep 7, 2007

I work as a professional writer and journalist, a translator of Spanish and French into English, and a tutor to high school Spanish and French students.

I love all my professional endeavors equally.

I also work 7 days a week, especially since I think it's a good idea to pace myself so that I don't get burned out.

I find having a variety of language related work also helps me from getting burned out.

For me, its a good idea to make sure that I do not become too glued to the computer screen. Being around other people is important to me, too.

[Edited at 2007-09-07 04:14]


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Juan Jacob  Identity Verified
Mexico
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French to Spanish
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Yes. Sep 7, 2007

95 % script translation, translation for subtitling and subtitling, 5 % French voice-over.
Language-related services, indeed. Not typical, but yes.


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Claudia Aguero  Identity Verified
Costa Rica
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Spanish to English
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Translation and classes Sep 7, 2007

I answered 100% since I do translations and also teach.
My other jobs, taking my mother to do some errands, picking up my nephew and niece from school, and so on....are not paid.


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