Survey of translators' view of client perceptions
Thread poster: Neil Coffey

Neil Coffey  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:35
French to English
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May 19, 2011

Dear fellow translators,

I'm currently conducting a short survey around translators' assessment of client perceptions. If you have a moment to answer the 4 short questions I'd be extremely grateful:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XMHPWTZ

From one of my web sites I'm also conducting a corresponding survey among clients, and my intention is to post a comparison
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Dear fellow translators,

I'm currently conducting a short survey around translators' assessment of client perceptions. If you have a moment to answer the 4 short questions I'd be extremely grateful:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XMHPWTZ

From one of my web sites I'm also conducting a corresponding survey among clients, and my intention is to post a comparison of the transator vs client viewpoint.
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Mikhail Kropotov  Identity Verified
Russian Federation
Local time: 07:35
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English to Russian
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End client focus May 19, 2011

Hi Neil,

I opened the link but decided not to participate, because the survey is focused on end clients. I mostly work with agencies. Perhaps you could make this survey focus clearer in your initial post.

Good luck with the research

Mikhail


 

Neil Coffey  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:35
French to English
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Focus of survey May 19, 2011

Mikhail --

Thanks for your feedback, and perhaps I should just clarify this for all. I'm looking for responses EITHER from people working for agencies or directly for the end client. I understand that the dynamics or the two cases are slightly different, and translators' ability to assess the clients' perception also different in the two cases, but for the sake of simplicity I'm just using "end client" as a broad term and would welcome responses from translators working either with
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Mikhail --

Thanks for your feedback, and perhaps I should just clarify this for all. I'm looking for responses EITHER from people working for agencies or directly for the end client. I understand that the dynamics or the two cases are slightly different, and translators' ability to assess the clients' perception also different in the two cases, but for the sake of simplicity I'm just using "end client" as a broad term and would welcome responses from translators working either with agencies or directly with clients. I would hope that nobody is put off because of this.

Neil

Mikhail Kropotov wrote:

Hi Neil,

I opened the link but decided not to participate, because the survey is focused on end clients. I mostly work with agencies. Perhaps you could make this survey focus clearer in your initial post.

Good luck with the research

Mikhail
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Neil Coffey  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:35
French to English
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TOPIC STARTER
Some initial results May 21, 2011

Many thanks to the 40 or so colleagues who responded the other day.

I've posted some initial results of the translation survey for anyone interested.

I'll post more when I get chance. In the meantime, feel free to leave comments on the blog.


 


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