> There does seem to be a vicious cycle of low expectations - low
> market rates - low income - low performance - low expectations in the
> CR, unfortunately.
However, I believe that there is bright future for translators with a
stronger professional background and international experience. For strategic
reasons, I will stay general: the Internet content becomes richer, there are
very sophisticated specialized information products being created, and their
localization will need much more than translation. It will be combination of
(in the order of importance):
highly skilled work in the specialized field
understanding of Internet content
Also, in relation to this: I believe that there may be a time period in the
near future, when it will be of a certain strategic advantage to be located
outside the United States, the blessed ".com" area.