Poll: How do you feel about translation job opportunities now vs. 1 year ago?
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Sep 1, 2017

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neilmac  Identity Verified
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Same old same old Sep 1, 2017


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Toni Faisal  Identity Verified
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more works Sep 1, 2017

Since I have joined as member in April 2017, I guess I get a lot more works.

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Teresa Borges
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How do I feel? Sep 1, 2017

I feel as hopeful as I ever did! It’s part of my nature…

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Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Local time: 09:21
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Same volume, less money. Why? Sep 1, 2017

I figure I'm getting a similar amount of work, but a little less money, but I really don't know why. Perhaps the market is adhering more and more to the peanuts and more clients that pay less are getting more work, while more clients that pay more are getting less work?

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Maria Silvestri  Identity Verified
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Availability is what's different Sep 1, 2017

I'm seeing a bit more work because my availability has increased to some extent and I've been more focused on translating more - but also at a slightly higher rate and a volume that is better for me.

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Maxi Schwarz
Local time: 07:21
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"feel" Sep 2, 2017

The question asks how we feel, but the choices are about how many translation requests are coming in. A person might get a lot of work, but feel miserable if they are overworked.

To answer the actual question - requests for translation are about the same, and that is quite fine.

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Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
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A lot better Sep 2, 2017

Last year I had personal challenges that kept me from working for at least 3 months. This year I'm trying to make up for it. My clients must be picking up on the vibes, because the work is pouring in! At the beginning of August, I was already booked through September.

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