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PUA & PPP: A guide for freelance translators and interpreters

  • May 02, 2020 11:34 AM
    Message # 8941629
  • May 02, 2020 2:13 PM
    Reply # 8941774 on 8941629

    Thank you Helene for the PUA information. 
    Personally, I am going to try to build a case to prove that the translation industry has been affected, even though the work can be done from home.

    I get responses from agencies stating that their business has decreased by 50 to 60%, or that they are willing to honor our agreed upon rate, "even in these difficult times". Or, what about the statement in the "ToolBox" newsletter, where Jost Z. states: "... Some of us have been inundated with more plentiful and demanding work than ever before; for others, especially those doing work that is in no way connected to COVID-19, work might have dried up. ..."

    It's hard to tell, since a freelancer's workload fluctuates in the best of time, but if I do a P&L comparison with last year, I can tell that my earnings are down about 30%. 

    It would be interesting to see how this pandemic has affected other translators in NOTA. - Or maybe just feedback from others in the association.

    Thank you for the great information. Stay well and stay safe everyone. 


    Susanna R. Miles 

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  • May 11, 2020 12:50 PM
    Reply # 8961394 on 8941629
    Hélène Conte (Administrator)

    Hello Susanna,

    Thank you for sharing your feedback with us.

    I agree that it would be interesting to hear from our members and how this crisis has affected their workload/income.

    We could perhaps try to set up an anonymous survey.
    I will look into it when I have some time.
    Feel free to contact me in private if you wish to help with that!

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