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Aug 5

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Teresa Borges
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Very (I'm optimistic by nature) Aug 5

Business has been quite good this year. I only had a slow May but even that was nothing out of the ordinary. I have been extremely busy since and will continue so until the 24th August. I’m already booked for a two weeks project beginning in the second half of September.

Philippe Etienne
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Thayenga  Identity Verified
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Somewhat Aug 5

Thus far this year has been both very slow and extremely busy. By nature it's difficult to predict the business development in the future, but I tend to look at things in a more positive way.

Liena Vijupe
Aline Amorim
Michael Harris
 

neilmac  Identity Verified
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Somewhat Aug 5

Unlike colleagues who rely on agency work, the COVID-19 situation hasn't really affected my work; in fact, I've probably been sightly busier than usual since March. So, I expect my workload to remain more or less steady until the end of the year. Most of the workforce of my main client, an IT-related company, are working from home, so it's pretty much business as usual.

 

Silvina Dell'Isola Urdiales  Identity Verified
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doom and gloom Aug 5

Hi,

In my language pairs, working with traslation agencies has been even more problemetic since they usually are prone to offer very slow fees.

I'm almost working with direct costumers and only a very few loyal agencies.

I'm afraid that I'll be forced to redesign my business and focused mainly on my side projects devoted to web design and marketing at silvinadellisola.com and education at Unige.

In my humble opinio, the pandemic has been the l
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Hi,

In my language pairs, working with traslation agencies has been even more problemetic since they usually are prone to offer very slow fees.

I'm almost working with direct costumers and only a very few loyal agencies.

I'm afraid that I'll be forced to redesign my business and focused mainly on my side projects devoted to web design and marketing at silvinadellisola.com and education at Unige.

In my humble opinio, the pandemic has been the last tile that fell on a now saturated translation industry.



Silvina






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Chris S  Identity Verified
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"Trends" Aug 5

It's futile trying to identify any industry-wide trends based on our own personal experience. And anyway, how do we know why we have had more/less work in recent months?

I happen to have been largely unaffected by the pandemic. Logic says others will have been. But we will never know by how much.

Ultimately, life goes on, and the world will continue to need just as many translations. Well, at least until we all come to our senses and adopt Iaith y Nefoedd as our univers
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It's futile trying to identify any industry-wide trends based on our own personal experience. And anyway, how do we know why we have had more/less work in recent months?

I happen to have been largely unaffected by the pandemic. Logic says others will have been. But we will never know by how much.

Ultimately, life goes on, and the world will continue to need just as many translations. Well, at least until we all come to our senses and adopt Iaith y Nefoedd as our universal language.
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Anna Schuster
Michael Harris
Philip Lees
 

Tom in London
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Oh Aug 5

ProZ.com Staff wrote:

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "How optimistic are you about your translation business in 2020?".

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Oh, I'm always optimistic.


 

Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
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Not very Aug 5

My business relies largely on international organizations, and they are having a hard time. In two cases, the U.S. Government, their most important donor, has not been making its quota contributions and their work has slowed considerably.

I don't mean to suggest that my case is typical of the entire industry. I receive a lot of inquiries from agencies, but most of them are offering rates that I was making 45 years ago. Since I also have retirement income from my former in-house tran
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My business relies largely on international organizations, and they are having a hard time. In two cases, the U.S. Government, their most important donor, has not been making its quota contributions and their work has slowed considerably.

I don't mean to suggest that my case is typical of the entire industry. I receive a lot of inquiries from agencies, but most of them are offering rates that I was making 45 years ago. Since I also have retirement income from my former in-house translation job, I can afford to turn them down.
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Aline Amorim  Identity Verified
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Somewhat Aug 5

I'm always optimistic but I'm more or less just kind of worried about market. Let us move ahead!

 

Lieven Malaise
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Quite optimistic. Aug 5

The month of April was worrying (about 30% income loss), the month of May was really bad (+50% income loss), but the months of June and July were absolutely great. Furthermore I'm already fully booked for the next 2 weeks. So quite optimistic here.

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Anna Schuster  Identity Verified
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ups and downs Aug 5

Chris S wrote:

Ultimately, life goes on, and the world will continue to need just as many translations. Well, at least until we all come to our senses and adopt Iaith y Nefoedd as our universal language.



I wouldn't be surprised if the Cardiff Rift re-opened this year, so everything is possible...

The only change I see are the ups and downs (in terms of new projects) being even more dramatic than usual. With the clients across 3 time zones, it's sometimes difficult to juggle deadlines. But no one can assess the real economic impact at this point. Time will tell.


Chris S
 

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Who? Aug 5

Anna Schuster wrote:
I wouldn't be surprised if the Cardiff Rift re-opened this year, so everything is possible...

Nice Tardis lamp. You’d have thought The Doctor might have done something to prevent the current situation though... Or perhaps at some point he will. Or already has.


Anna Schuster
 

Kay-Viktor Stegemann
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Somewhat optimistic Aug 5

The pandemic has forced a lot of companies and organisations to work online, so that there will be even more content to translate than before. Change is always good for translation, since change means new content that needs to be translated. Remember when the GDPR was introduced, and all the GDPR content and privacy policies we had to translate? This will happen again with other regulations and international relations and new COVID and sanitation rules and vaccination activities and whatnot. Com... See more
The pandemic has forced a lot of companies and organisations to work online, so that there will be even more content to translate than before. Change is always good for translation, since change means new content that needs to be translated. Remember when the GDPR was introduced, and all the GDPR content and privacy policies we had to translate? This will happen again with other regulations and international relations and new COVID and sanitation rules and vaccination activities and whatnot. Companies will offer new products and services. New apps and online services will appear. Work, work, work.Collapse


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Yaotl Altan  Identity Verified
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No Aug 5

Big enterprises are profiting a lot while small businesses in our neighborhoods crash.

 

Laurela Bruka  Identity Verified
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quite well Aug 5

Well, to be honest, i have been quite busy this year, i hope it will stay the same until the end of the year.. of course if a meteor doesn't hit the earth (it wouldn't shock me with all these gloomy developments)

 
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