Poll: How much of your necessary income do translation and/or other linguistic services provide?
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Jun 18, 2020

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "How much of your necessary income do translation and/or other linguistic services provide?".

This poll was originally submitted by John Holloway. View the poll results »



Umme Habiba
 

Edith van der Have
Netherlands
Local time: 01:08
Membro (2016)
English to Dutch
+ ...
100% Jun 18, 2020

Every single € cent of it.

Ricardo Suin
Ester Vidal
Aline Amorim
Liviu-Lee Roth
Philippe Etienne
P.L.F.Persio
 

Nikolay Novitskiy  Identity Verified
Russian Federation
Local time: 05:08
Membro (2018)
English to Russian
100% Jun 18, 2020

I consider translation as a business, and I prefer to specialize than to devirsify now. Perhaps that's because my return on investment in this activity is still growing. When it begins to fall, I'll consider either making some changes, or turning to other activities. It depends.

Liviu-Lee Roth
Angie Garbarino
 

Chris S  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Swedish to English
+ ...
Way over 100% Jun 18, 2020

I make far more money than my family actually needs.

Kaisa I
Liviu-Lee Roth
Enrico Zoffoli
Angie Garbarino
 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 00:08
Membro (2007)
English to Portuguese
+ ...
Other Jun 18, 2020

I don’t live from my translation income. I have a pension from the 30 years I worked in-house (an EU institution). I only started freelancing when I retired. I don't know anyone else my age that isn't retired, but I have no intention of stopping…

Christine Andersen
Liviu-Lee Roth
Beatriz Ramírez de Haro
Linda Miranda
Philip Lees
neilmac
Muriel Vasconcellos
 

Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 01:08
Membro (2009)
English to German
+ ...
Less than 25% Jun 18, 2020

Linguistic services are only one of my three financial "legs". Even more so because I am providing them only a few hours per week since my retirement. Unless, of course, a larger and interesting project comes up.

[Edited at 2020-06-18 11:22 GMT]


DZiW (X)
 

Aline Amorim  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 22:08
Membro (2019)
English to Portuguese
+ ...
25 - 50% of my necessary income Jun 18, 2020

Linguistic services are only one of my five financial "legs".

 

Angie Garbarino  Identity Verified
Membro (2003)
French to Italian
+ ...
80% Jun 18, 2020

The other 20% comes from a survivor's pension.

 

Enrico Zoffoli  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 01:08
Membro (2013)
German to Italian
+ ...
Over 100% Jun 18, 2020

I work full time as a translator and could make ends meet even if I cut my working hours by 30%.

Arkadiusz Jasiński
Chris S
 

Angie Garbarino  Identity Verified
Membro (2003)
French to Italian
+ ...
Ok, Jun 18, 2020

Enrico Zoffoli wrote:

I work full time as a translator and could make ends meet even if I cut my working hours by 30%.

However I do not think you are alone here.


 

Arkadiusz Jasiński  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 01:08
Membro (2016)
German to Polish
100% Jun 18, 2020

... and I am very pleased about this.

 

Maxi Schwarz  Identity Verified
Local time: 18:08
German to English
+ ...
100% Jun 19, 2020

I wish that option had been up there.

 

neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 01:08
Spanish to English
+ ...
100% Jun 19, 2020

"Language services" is/are my only source of income.

 

Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 22:08
Membro (2014)
English to Portuguese
+ ...
100% Jun 19, 2020

100% since June 2013. It could actually have happened a lot earlier than 2013 if I had trusted the profession instead of investing in other illusional jobs in-house. But better late than never.

Arkadiusz Jasiński
 

Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 00:08
Membro (2008)
Italian to English
? Jun 19, 2020

ProZ.com Staff wrote:

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "How much of your necessary income do translation and/or other linguistic services provide?".

This poll was originally submitted by John Holloway. View the poll results »



What is "necessary income? Isn't it all necessary?

So my answer to this latest dumb question is: all of it.


Bernhard Sulzer
Angie Garbarino
 


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