Poll: Do you have professional indemnity insurance?
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Local time: 03:04
Aug 3, 2013

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Do you have professional indemnity insurance?".

This poll was originally submitted by Mary Worby. View the poll results »

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Galina F
United States
Local time: 06:04
English to Russian
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Not yet Aug 3, 2013

But I'm planning on buying it one day.

Have a great day,

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Noura Tawil  Identity Verified
Local time: 12:04
Member (2013)
English to Arabic
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Curious.. Aug 3, 2013

What does a TRANSLATOR's "Professional Indemnity Insurance" cover ?

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Teresa Borges
Local time: 10:04
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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No! Aug 3, 2013

Julian Holmes asked the same question about a year ago. Any changes?


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tilak raj  Identity Verified
Local time: 15:34
Member (2012)
English to Panjabi
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No Aug 3, 2013

No, I have not.

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neilmac  Identity Verified
Local time: 11:04
Spanish to English
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No Aug 3, 2013

I don't think I need it. In fact, I had to google to find out more about the concept of "professional indemnity" and according to wikipedia: "Professional liability insurance (PLI), also called professional indemnity insurance (PII) but more commonly known as errors & omissions (E&O) in the US, is a form of liability insurance that helps protect professional advice- and service-providing individuals and companies from bearing the full cost of defending against a negligence claim made by a client, and damages awarded in such a civil lawsuit. "

A couple of months ago I translated "15 days" from Spanish as "15 weeks" instead of "2 weeks". That's the only instance of "negligence" on my part I can recall in the past 15 years or so and I can't imagine any clients I work with going so far as to make a formal "claim" against me for something like that.

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Yetta J Bogarde  Identity Verified
Local time: 11:04
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English to Danish
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No, Aug 3, 2013

I have thought about it, but it is very expensive and so far I haven't heard of any incidents among translators.

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