This 220-page book is a research based report culled from data relevant to the beginner translators or interpreters and to the more experienced ones looking for better pay. It weaves together languages, subject matter knowledge, translation or interpreting skills with the current employment outlook and the challenges facing us, not from Artificial Intelligence, but from low and stagnant wages, translation jobs flying to India and China, and interpreting jobs flying to Latin America. Possible solutions, tips, strategies, and words of wisdom from a top notch ATA translator, now retired, and from the author who brings a wealth of experience as a practitioner and university research professor, will be valuable in helping you gain a competitive edge in these turbulent times.
Aware that many interpreters and translators are not earning what they deserve, this book is free or on a pay what you can afford basis, ethics, and honor.
Aware that perhaps as many as a third of all translators and interpreters may not be able to afford attending seminars or buying books, we at Spanish Shield Language Services are offering this book on a "Pay What You Can Afford" basis, relative to your income, ethics, and honor.