Rate of new translators entering the market per year?
Thread poster: Jenae Spry

Jenae Spry  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 22:41
French to English
Apr 29, 2015

I'm working on some market research. I'm developing a product and would like to know the average number of new translators that enter the market every year. Could someone point me in the right direction?

Thanks in advance!


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Stephen Rifkind  Identity Verified
Israel
Local time: 08:41
Member (2004)
French to English
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Hard work Apr 29, 2015

Dear Jenae,

Several thoughts come into mind. You could write to individual national translator associations and ask for the some numbers (new members, members with 1 or less translators) for the last three years.

For a few countries such as Argentina, the government licenses translators. So, theoretically the information is available.

Also, you can go through the "freelance" list on this site and focus on the last three or so years, seeing when people began as a company.

What is clear is that it will take lots of leg work.

Good luck with your project.

Stephen Rifkind


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