How hard has September 11th hit the translation market??
Thread poster: Alison kennedy (X)

Alison kennedy (X)
Local time: 12:46
Italian to English
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Dec 29, 2001

Well, I\'m sitting at my computer and I am about to do the monthly accounts. The problem is that December workwise has been a disaster.

I work out of Italy and have seen a significant fall in the amount of work available since September.


I would be interested in seeing whether this is the case of other freelance translators both in Italy and in other markets.
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Laura Gentili  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 12:46
Member (2003)
English to Italian
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The same here Dec 30, 2001

Hi Alison,

I am doing exactly the same. After a couple of very busy months (October and November), December has been extremely slow, and I am going to make monthly invoices for about 300 USD in total!

I have no idea about what will happen next year, I personally tend to get quite depressed when work disappears...

Happy New Year,

Laura



 

Patricia Lutteral  Identity Verified
Argentina
Local time: 08:46
English to Spanish
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Same experience Dec 30, 2001

My experience has been the same as Laura\'s: very busy October and November, and an empty December.


Anyway, December is always a slow month, and things usually tend to go back to normal in January.


So, Laura, don\'t get depressed. It could be worse, you could be living in Argentina! icon_smile.gif

Happy New Year,


Patricia
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cochrum
Germany
Local time: 12:46
German to English
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No work in December Dec 30, 2001

Same here (Germany)! I was quite busy in October, noticed a drop in November, no work in December. I did take a break the last two weeks, but I didn\'t even receive my usual phone calls asking if I\'m available.However, on an \"up\" note, I was informed that a large project is coming my way in January icon_smile.gif) Hope that company doesn\'t go bankrupt by next month !

Nicole


 

Laura Gentili  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 12:46
Member (2003)
English to Italian
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For Patricia Dec 30, 2001

Hello Patricia,

I liked your black humour when you say \"things could be worse, you could be living in Argentina\". Well, I live in Jerusalem (Israel), so it\'s really a hard choice, isn\'t it?

Happy New Year,

Laura


 

Dyran Altenburg (X)  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 06:46
English to Spanish
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More jobs have been coming my way since September 11 Dec 30, 2001

At least in my experience:


Three brand new clients with big projects, and a more steady flow from agencies I had been doing sporadic jobs for.


Perhaps it has to do with certain specializations?

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sandra carrazzoni  Identity Verified
Local time: 08:46
Member
English to Spanish
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I agree with Patricia! Dec 30, 2001

Yes, Pat you\'re right! I was working pretty well till that terrible September 11th and then everything seemed to stop! AND I also live in Argentina (in the Patagonia)! So we share the same cross!!! Let\'s cry together...

 

Jacek Krankowski (X)  Identity Verified
English to Polish
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My wife's outsourcing in December has been 10 times lower than a year ago Dec 31, 2001

...and a good 3 times lower than the average. I wish everyone a quick turnaround in 2002!




 


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