The past two to three years have been, as many a corporate email would remind us during the COVID-19 pandemic, “challenging times.” A great many things changed from one day to the next, and now in 2022 we’re still figuring out what some of this means for our work and our lives moving forward. What does this look like to freelance professionals in the language services industry? This report will take a look at both global and industry-specific challenges and opportunities that have presented themselves since the last report, and how freelance language professionals are dealing with those challenges and taking advantage of those opportunities.
More people have been brought more fully online,
More content is becoming available at a faster pace,
More new freelancers have been introduced in various industries, and
Technology advances are focusing on enabling the connection between people and content.
Quotes from language professionals:
The pandemic brought me more jobs as a remote interpreter than as a translator or a professor so I accepted this challenge full of expectations and happiness.
Teaching has never completely satisfied me, both professionally and especially financially. In addition, due to the risks brought by the pandemic, the opportunity to work fully from home made me switch to the profession of translator.
I'm shifting to keep up with growing demand that started with the pandemic. If I could find other people in my specialty who do what I do, I would hire them!
This is an excerpt of the most recent ProZ.com industry report. To read the full report, you can go to https://www.proz.com/industry-report/
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