We recently came across an extremely well-written, hilarious and very insightful article written by fellow translator Wendell Rickets of ProvenWrite (excellent business name). Wendell's article is spot-on and full of inspirational points for linguists. The short version is: stand up for yourself, demand to get paid what you are worth, and act like the professional linguist that you are. Wendell's article really hit home with a lot of translators, as evidenced by the more than 60 comments that have been left thus far. Translators unite! Thanks for a great article, Wendell. If you visit Wendell's site, be sure to check out his will-make-you-cringe "Hall of Shame" that features translations gone very, very wrong.
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