Survey participation request: Future of Freelance Translators and Interpreters


CSA Research is conducting a large-scale survey with translators and interpreters in all corners of the world. The research will enable them to gauge the demographics, behaviors, viewpoints, and challenges of translators and interpreters. They will use the data to determine what the future of freelance and in-house linguists will look like and how buyers and LSPs need to prepare for that.

Survey respondents will receive a complimentary summary of the results six to eight weeks after the publication of the report. CSA Research will also make the findings and correlations open access at their website. Those who complete the survey will be entered in a drawing to win an iPad or one of three US$50 AMEX cards. The survey closes on September 15th.

To ensure comprehensiveness and a representative sample in this survey, Lionbridge is helping to spread the word.

CSA Research is looking for the full spectrum of linguists in all regions of the world. They need thousands of translators and interpreters with the following profiles:

  • Freelancers and in-house staff
  • Full-time and part-time workers
  • Aspiring professionals and veterans
  • Pro bono contributors and regularly paid workers

Please take the survey here and help us spread the word to other fellow linguists.