Survey About Independant Translators
Thread poster: Pauline_R

Pauline_R
Switzerland
Local time: 13:00
English to French
+ ...
Jun 16, 2009

Hello,

I am currently writing my final thesis to obtain a MA in Translation Studies at University of Geneva. My final work focuses on various parts of the everyday work of independant translators. To gather some datas, I created a short survey and would appreciate if some people working as an independant translators could take a couple of minutes to answer it. It would be a great help for me.

The survey is in French, so you need to understand French to answer it, here is the link: http://tinyurl.com/orbfxn

Thank you very much for your collaboration,

Greetings from Geneva,

Pauline
http://ledicodanslapeau.wordpress.com


 

Penelope Ausejo  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 13:00
English to Spanish
+ ...
Done deal! Jun 17, 2009

Done... Good luck!

 

Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 13:00
Member (2005)
English to Spanish
+ ...
Done Jun 17, 2009

I look forward to seeing the results! Good luck Pauline!

 

Stéphanie Soudais  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 13:00
Member (2006)
English to French
Done, and one comment Jun 17, 2009

Hi Pauline,

You ask twice the same question:
Associations - Si oui, avez-vous déjà trouvé des mandats sur un de ces portails?

For this question I would have liked to answer: yes, because people contacted me via my profile.

Stéphanie


 

Patricia Lane  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 13:00
French to English
+ ...
Done Jun 17, 2009

Pauline, two points: first, the SFT does not express recommended rates, this is illegal in France though not in Switzerland; and second on late payment penalties, there is a huge difference between including those as part of one's contractual terms and being able in fact to collect them. I would rephrase the question...

Cheers,

Patricia


 

Werner Walther  Identity Verified
Local time: 13:00
English to German
+ ...
Good luck! Jun 17, 2009

I have just filled the form.

PS.: Jobs via ProZ. I have been here for two weeks only. I have contacted for one quotation, a really good job probably, and the decision will be in this week. So I have marked "one".

Look in my profile at ProZ, I have translated big, big, big books, if you have any questions, you're welcome!



Soyez la bienvenue!

Werner.


 

Pauline_R
Switzerland
Local time: 13:00
English to French
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
Thank you Jun 18, 2009

Thank you all for the numerous replies, I really appreciate you offering some of your time to answer my survey.

Thanks also for your comments, it's very helpful.


 

irina savescu  Identity Verified
Romania
Local time: 14:00
English to Romanian
Typo? Jun 18, 2009

I may be wrong but I think there is a mistake in the CAT list. Between Wordfast and Deja Vu you have listed Open T. I never heard of it and couldn't find it on a quick internet search so I'm guessing you meant Omega T (I'm saying this because I would've ticked that option had it been there). Or is it some abbreviation for Open Language Tools?
Do let me know if it's just another software I haven't yet heard of.

Best of luck with your thesis.


 


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