Monthly Archives: July 2012

Translator Pay: Will waving a magic wand be enough to make the pain of international payments disappear?

What magic is making this translator so happy? (Hint. Her foreign customers always pay her invoices in full – in her own currency and free of any foreign exchange charges or bank fees.) Is this just some sleight of hand or are … Continue reading

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Paying translators – let’s stop tearing out our hair and just fix the system!

Dear Translator, XYZ Translations is a leading language service provider in London, UK. Attached, please find a document in German which we need to have translated into US English. It is an analysis of the German market for fixed-income government bonds … Continue reading

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The headache and heartache of paying translators. How LSPs feel about cross-border payments.

Paying and getting paid – it’s a pretty touchy subject. Few of us are immune from strong feelings on the subject. In a previous post, I looked at what freelance translators felt were the main frustrations of getting paid across different … Continue reading

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The Banks vs. Translators: What do freelancers think about how they get paid?

After you’ve done the hard work – it’s great to get paid. But getting paid is not always as straightforward as we might prefer it to be. In a previous post I posed the question – Does the global banking … Continue reading

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