Luigi Muzii IALB-Tradulex Conference Lisbon, 1 & 2 October 2010 Languages and Business Today Is Freelancing Over?
 
 
 
 
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<ul><li>31% never charge extra fees </li></ul><ul><li>87.9% do not charge a fee for late payments </li></ul><ul><li>56% do...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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A shift in the paradigm of translation practice seems necessary. Maybe freelancing is no longer the best or the only option for translators to be in the market place, and a new approach should be devised that takes advantage of the opportunities brought by the latest technological innovations.

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  1. 1. Luigi Muzii IALB-Tradulex Conference Lisbon, 1 & 2 October 2010 Languages and Business Today Is Freelancing Over?
  2. 6. 35,7% 26,1% 24,5% 24,5% 10,8% 17,2% 17,2% 14,3% 13,6% 13,2% 12,6% 11,9% 10,6% 9,1% 7,2%
  3. 14. <ul><li>31% never charge extra fees </li></ul><ul><li>87.9% do not charge a fee for late payments </li></ul><ul><li>56% do not belong to any professional organizations </li></ul><ul><li>43.7% do not feel the need to charge anything when a job is canceled </li></ul><ul><li>22.7% do not require a purchase order </li></ul><ul><li>40% report not having enough work </li></ul><ul><li>21.9% do not have payment terms </li></ul><ul><li>20% do not enforce them </li></ul><ul><li>75% will work even if they are really sick </li></ul><ul><li>57% are almost fully dependent on agencies for work </li></ul><ul><li>41.5% often work on weekends </li></ul><ul><li>13% accept all projects they are offered </li></ul>
  4. 33. Thank you [email_address] Skype: luigimuzii Web: http://www.id2.it Blog: http://ilbarbaro.splinder.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/ilbarbaro

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