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Poll: Do you have any alternative source(s) of income other than translation?
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Rudolf Frans Maulany  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 04:12
English to Indonesian
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Yes Aug 6, 2014

Yes, because income from translation is not a stable income(complementary) I also work as a medical doctor.

 

Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 03:12
Member (2000)
Russian to English
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Not sure Aug 6, 2014

I have another income but it's a pension from a full-time translating job.

 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 03:12
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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Just like me... Aug 6, 2014

Jack Doughty wrote:

I have another income but it's a pension from a full-time translating job.


 

Suzan Hamer  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 04:12
English
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Yes, Aug 6, 2014

from editing and proofreading English texts.

 

Crystal Samples  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 21:12
Member (2007)
French to English
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Yes Aug 6, 2014

I teach ESL (English as a Second Language) part-time at a local university. However, I'm taking a break from that at least until October.

 

neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 04:12
Spanish to English
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Other Aug 6, 2014

Not really, not nowadays. I used to teach TEFL so I could go back to that. There are other things I could do to earn a crust as well, if translation wasn't working out.

 

Philippe Etienne  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 04:12
Member
English to French
I answered No Aug 6, 2014

But in fact I rent a small flat that I own.
I didn't think about it as it is a small source of income compared to translation (and correlated editing, QC and what-not).

Philippe


 

Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 19:12
Member (2003)
Spanish to English
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Like Jack and Teresa Aug 6, 2014

I have a pension and Social Security from working as a full-time translator. More than half my income comes from my freelance work.

I also receive royalties from my recently published memoir, Finding My Invincible Summer, but they're not much to write home about.


 

Sundar Gopalakrishnan
India
Local time: 07:42
English to Tamil
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Yeah! Aug 6, 2014

I edit and proofread both English and Tamil texts. I do indexing. I check the accuracy, consistency, and aptness of translations by others.

 

Michael Harris  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 04:12
Member (2006)
German to English
No Aug 6, 2014

No need to really, oh hang on, if my wife works, does that count;-)

 

DianeGM  Identity Verified
Local time: 05:12
Member (2006)
Dutch to English
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Yes ... Aug 6, 2014

I have income from freelance journalism too.

 

Jenn Mercer  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 22:12
Member (2009)
French to English
Yes and No Aug 6, 2014

I answered No as I am a full-time translator and translation amounts to 99% of my income. However, my husband also works and it takes our combined income to run a household.

 

Hege Jakobsen Lepri  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:12
Member (2002)
English to Norwegian
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Other... Aug 6, 2014

I can hardly count the small amounts I get from my literary writing as "income" yet - it's more in the realm of "encouragement".

 

Hege Jakobsen Lepri  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:12
Member (2002)
English to Norwegian
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This is true for me too Aug 6, 2014

Jenn Mercer wrote:

I answered No as I am a full-time translator and translation amounts to 99% of my income. However, my husband also works and it takes our combined income to run a household.


In my case, I could certainly "support myself" with my translation income, but I wouldn't be able to afford to live where I live, nor have the lifestyle I have. It takes two to tango (and pay for a bunch of extras)


 
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