Sandhya Murthy wrote:
I am a freelance translator since 12 years and have never worked for any company full-time! I make a great living, which has improved steadily over the years!
This applies to any profession, if you are self-employed!
However, if one is fresh out of college, I would not advise to jump into self-employment... one needs to gradually build up a clientele by producing quality work with efficiency and honesty!
all the best
Ruchira Shukla wrote:
What do you people think of Translation as a profession in India.. What sort of opportunities does it offer us .. Is it a good choice as a full term profession.. does free lancing give you enough jobs to make a decent living .. or is it too risky a thing to doE. for better opportunities should something else be added on to your language degree.. (Japanese degree plus MBA or a technical qualification ??)
I work as a Japanese translator in an IT firm and we go through the typical see saw of lots of projects Elots of work and no software projects so no work ..
Would love to have your opinions ..
Well you are lucky sandhya !
Delhi has too many Japanese translators.. most of them from not so good – recently cropped up institutes and they are willing to work for peanuts . Hence bringing the whole market down !
Perhaps I should move out of Delhi !