Professional Indemnity Insurance in the US and Canada
Thread poster: Gwen Suys
Gwen Suys  Identity Verified
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Jun 25, 2012


My name is Gwen, I am a freelance translator based in Australia and I would like to start working for translation agencies in the US and Canada. Unfortunately I was unable to find a professional indemnity insurance that would cover me in these two countries. Does anyone know if it would be possible for me to get a professional indemnity insurance in the US of Canada? If yes, where do I look: which insurers offer a good price/quality? I have no knowledge about the American and Canadian insurance market and providers so all your help is welcome!

Thank you!

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Tina Vonhof  Identity Verified
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Canada Jun 25, 2012

I'm quite sure I'm not allowed to name names on Proz, I'll send you an e-mail.

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Henry Hinds  Identity Verified
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No Need Jun 25, 2012

Every time this subject comes up, which it has for years, I ask "has anyone ever heard of a translator being sued for professional liability or malpractice?"

So far I have seen no affirmative responses, which would indicate that there is no need for such insurance. It would just be a waste of money.

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