class notes 3 - PROBLEMS a) Tariffs have fallen 20 to 40%...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
PROBLEMS a) Tariffs have fallen 20 to 40% on average in real terms over the past 10 years b) Deadlines are becoming ever tighter c) Processing new types of materials tends to take more and more time d) The major problem is to EARN A DECENT RATE for each job (below that amount, the translators will either compromise on quality of sustain quality working at nights, on Sundays, cutting down on holidays, etc) REMUNERATION LEVELS THREATENED BY: -work providers are aware of any productivity gains being made by translators and claim their ‘share’ -growing competition from translators working in low-cost countries -competition from colleagues in the same countries who are inclined to lower their rates because they think market pressure makes this a necessity for survival -unfair competition from ‘outlaw’ operators, outsource, or second-job (amateurs) -growing reluctance on the part of translation work providers to pay the ‘right rate’ for job – everybody apparently being bent on paying as little as
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course SMLM 143 taught by Professor Olgacastro during the Spring '11 term at University of Exeter.

Page1 / 2

class notes 3 - PROBLEMS a) Tariffs have fallen 20 to 40%...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online