Poll: Have you felt an increase in competition in your main language pair and field in recent years?
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Jan 29, 2019

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neilmac  Identity Verified
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Yes Jan 29, 2019

But it's mainly from non-native speakers of my target language, so I don't feel affected personally, although I still resent the intrusion.

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Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
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Yes Jan 29, 2019

From people willing to work for less money.

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Teresa Borges
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Other Jan 29, 2019

I don’t have a main language pair and field. My main language pairs are EN-PT and FR-PT and I translate just a little less in FR-PT than in EN-PT. I feel much more competition in EN-PT than in FR-PT, but not a lot of competition in certain fields of expertise. Anyway, as long as I keep my existing client base happy everything will be fine…

 

Chris S  Identity Verified
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No Jan 29, 2019

But if I did, I'd know what to do.

"If a nigga get an attitude, pop it like it's hot."


 

Ricki Farn
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I wouldn't know Jan 29, 2019

The people who want me specifically, insist on getting me. The people who want just any translator in my language pair and field, have always been able to find one (sometimes with my help), that's not a recent development. So if there was as increase of competition around me, I wouldn't be able to spot it.

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Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
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Other Jan 30, 2019

I certainly noted the number of translators offering their services in the market has increased. Now, if that means real competition or not, it's a whole different story.
The level of the newbies has been scaringly low. Translation courses all around seem to be very worried about making money, not translators.
Plus, these newcomers accept very low rates to enter the market, so they don't steal my clients. They are in market B.
So, it's not a real increase in competition. Quant
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I certainly noted the number of translators offering their services in the market has increased. Now, if that means real competition or not, it's a whole different story.
The level of the newbies has been scaringly low. Translation courses all around seem to be very worried about making money, not translators.
Plus, these newcomers accept very low rates to enter the market, so they don't steal my clients. They are in market B.
So, it's not a real increase in competition. Quantity does not mean quality.

[Edited at 2019-01-30 12:42 GMT]
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