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COVID-19 Translators Freelancer 3 Survey Data: Hopeful for the Future!


August 21, Kathmandu-

In January 2021, CSA Research surveyed freelance linguists worldwide for the third time
to see how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected them as providers of language services.
These are the overall results from the 608 responses received from 69 countries in January 2021.
The percentage of freelancers reporting decreases in income is slightly decreasing. It was 56% back in April last year, then 55% in August 2020, and now 52%.

Machine translation post-editing has grown more steadily than human-centric translation even before the pandemic and still continues to do so.

Optimism about the first half of the year is comparable to our August results (44% now versus 46% in August). However, data shows a little uptick for the second half of the year.

Courtesy: CSA research:

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