Poll: Which type of interpreting service you charge for the most?
Thread poster: ProZ.com Staff

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Local time: 22:48
Feb 20, 2016

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Which type of interpreting service you charge for the most?".

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Doan Quang  Identity Verified
Local time: 12:48
English to Vietnamese
I don't work as an interpreter Feb 20, 2016

I don't work as an interpreter.


Teresa Borges
Local time: 06:48
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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I don't work as an interpreter! Feb 20, 2016

I love choosing my words carefully and taking the time to search for the right word when translating instead of the immediacy of interpreting.

[Edited at 2016-02-20 09:39 GMT]


EvaVer  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:48
Member (2012)
Czech to English
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I don't work as... Feb 20, 2016

but I used to and it was simultaneous. Not because I consider it the most difficult, but everyone else in my country does so, it's the market.


neilmac  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:48
Spanish to English
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Simultaneous Feb 20, 2016

But I gave it up years ago, finding it too stressful. I much prefer working from home, and nowadays would only be willing to take on the most tempting and well-remunerated of interpreting jobs.

Having said that, I have a young translator colleague and collaborator currently studying an interpreting course, who is very keen to get some practice under her belt, and I'd have no qualms about recommending her should any such offers come my way.


Noni Gilbert  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:48
Spanish to English
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@Proz Staff Feb 20, 2016

Since this poll topic purports to be from the Staff, and must at least have been approved by them, could they please make the effort to correct the English. As a paying member, I like to think that my money is going towards a professional site, and this kind of very evident shoddiness does us no favours.


Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Local time: 03:48
Member (2014)
English to Portuguese
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Wow 78%! Feb 21, 2016

I knew the proportion of translators to interpreters was pretty high, but I never thought it would be 3:1. Considering that many people do both things, exclusive interpreters must be rare these days.

A good question for the Quick Polls would be "Did you use to work as an interpreter but quit it as soon as you filled your agenda with translations?", which I think is what most of us did.


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