PUA _ PPP Guidance for Freelance T_I 04-24.2020.pdf
Thank you Helene for the PUA information.
Personally, I am going to try to build a case to prove that the translation industry has been affected, even though the work can be done from home.
I get responses from agencies stating that their business has decreased by 50 to 60%, or that they are willing to honor our agreed upon rate, "even in these difficult times". Or, what about the statement in the "ToolBox" newsletter, where Jost Z. states: "... Some of us have been inundated with more plentiful and demanding work than ever before; for others, especially those doing work that is in no way connected to COVID-19, work might have dried up. ..."
It's hard to tell, since a freelancer's workload fluctuates in the best of time, but if I do a P&L comparison with last year, I can tell that my earnings are down about 30%.
It would be interesting to see how this pandemic has affected other translators in NOTA. - Or maybe just feedback from others in the association.
Thank you for the great information. Stay well and stay safe everyone.
Susanna R. Miles
Thank you for sharing your feedback with us.
I agree that it would be interesting to hear from our members and how this crisis has affected their workload/income.
We could perhaps try to set up an anonymous survey.
I will look into it when I have some time.
Feel free to contact me in private if you wish to help with that!