Translation in France
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neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
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Spanish to English
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Dec 8, 2011

A friend has asked me if a self-employed translator comes under the "Regulated Professions" bracket in France, requiring registration with the appropriate organisation (such as the URSSAF or the Chambre des Metiers).

I managed to find a "full list of regulated professions and the process required to register", but as far as I can see, the "Translator" option is not included. Any info on this will be welcome.


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Williamson  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Flemish to English
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French forum. Dec 8, 2011

neilmac wrote:

A friend has asked me if a self-employed translator comes under the "Regulated Professions" bracket in France, requiring registration with the appropriate organisation (such as the URSSAF or the Chambre des Metiers).

I managed to find a "full list of regulated professions and the process required to register", but as far as I can see, the "Translator" option is not included. Any info on this will be welcome.



See French forum. Has been extensively discussed.


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Schtroumpf
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Question to be clarified Dec 8, 2011

In France, anybody may get established as a translator, regardless of his or her diploma / qualification. Your friend possibly thought about this aspect? Translators have no "Ordre de XY", unlike doctors, lawyers, dentists etc.

But certainly, they must be registered with URSSAF etc. for tax and social matters. This is quite a different aspect.

I suggest that your friend may ask again, why not on Proz and in French, in order to clarify the question. But please, start by having a look at older discussion subject. The question is not a new one and anybody who is fit for becoming a selfemployed translator should be able to get that kind of info straight by himself (imho).


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neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
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Spanish to English
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Thanks for helping Dec 9, 2011

Schtroumpf wrote:

In France, anybody may get established as a translator, regardless of his or her diploma / qualification. Your friend possibly thought about this aspect? Translators have no "Ordre de XY", unlike doctors, lawyers, dentists etc.

But certainly, they must be registered with URSSAF etc. for tax and social matters. This is quite a different aspect.

I suggest that your friend may ask again, why not on Proz and in French, in order to clarify the question. But please, start by having a look at older discussion subject. The question is not a new one and anybody who is fit for becoming a selfemployed translator should be able to get that kind of info straight by himself (imho).


OK, thanks for helping out. I really just wanted a yes or no answer, as I've always worked in Spain and there are no similar requisites AFAIK.


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