Perspectives: Respect versus money in the translation business

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Gianni Davico
Multilingual March 2009
Columns and Commentary

The relationship between translators and translation companies has always been controversial. I have been in this business for 14 years now, and though I feel like I have seen all there is to see, there is one situation that continues to catch my attention ...

Perspectives
Respect versus money
in the translation business


GIANNI DAVICO

The relationship between translators and translation companies has always been controversial. I have been in this business for 14 years now, and though I feel like I have seen all there is to see, there is one situation that continues to catch my attention. In too many cases, translators ask translation companies for greater respect because they feel undervalued, but they miss a crucial point: companies want to talk in terms of customer satisfaction and money because this is the core of their business. Many translators often think of their jobs in terms of pride in their work, and they constantly stress that they are professionals ... To read this entire article you must be a MultiLingual subscriber. For immediate access to the current issue, subscribe to the digital version. Already a subscriber?


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