The state of the linguist supply chain: a CSA report on translators and interpreters in 2020


In the second half of 2019,, Translators without Borders, and other organizations collaborated with Common Sense Advisory (CSA) on a survey directed at professional translators and interpreters. The information gathered in this survey, which was completed by over 7,000 professionals (most of them freelancers), was then used by CSA to build a report which covers a variety of areas, including demographics, behaviors, interaction with clients, income, technology, and trends and challenges being faced by today's freelance language professional. The team is happy to be able to help distribute this report to those who may be interested.


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ReadThe state of the linguist supply chain online » members can also read through periodic industry reports published by in the Translation industry reports section of the site (check under the Education tab, Knowledgebase).



The State of the Linguist Supply Chain  is open access and available for distribution in its entirety, courtesy of CSA Research. To request use or distribution of portions of the report or graphics, contact CSA Research


Topics: language services industry

Jared Tabor

Written by Jared Tabor

Jared oversees Member services at An ex-language teacher, he has lived and worked in Argentina since 1996. He has been with through the La Plata office since 2007. You can follow him on Twitter, @taboredinc .

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