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Join Nationwide Webinar May 5 on Victory by Linguists in Pennsylvania

“What Worked to WIN?” Features Front-Line Interpreters Whose Campaign May Be a Blueprint for Colleagues. Space Limited. Secure Yours Today You are invited to this free webinar on Thursday, May 5, to find out. Join interpreters, translators, educators, and allies nationwide to celebrate a win that has ripple effects for all of us.  “What Worked to …

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Free NCIHC Webinar – The ProAct: How to Protect Your Livelihood (because, yes, we need to), presented by Hans Johnson and Lorena Ortiz Schneider – Jan 26, 2022

This 90-minute webinar will take place on January 26, 2022at 1:30 PM Eastern / 12:30 PM Central / 10:30 AM Pacific. Did you think the threat of taking away freelance status ended in California? It didn’t. Now we have to fix a Federal Bill that portends similar danger to linguists and the people we serve. …

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Overwhelming Majority of Interpreters and Translators Are Self-Employed and Independent. In Fact. By Choice.

A new study of the language profession finds that 75 percent of interpreters and translators are freelance or self-employed. The comprehensive study reveals that independent contractor status is the norm throughout California, in all categories in the profession, and even across nations.  Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans are depending on interpreters and translators to make sense of official announcements and apply evidence-based …

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75 Percent of Linguists Work Independently; Only 6 Percent Fit Definition of Employee

Has translator productivity increased? Are career translators willing to post-edit machine translation output? Do they feel translation memories are sufficiently maintained? Are interpreters increasingly working remotely? Do linguists struggle with the number of vendor portals they have to log into? Are they likely to still be working in the profession five years from now? These and similar …

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