Vera Ilijin - translators in Serbia Montenegro
- 1. Which country are you currently working in?
Serbia Montenegro, Belgrade
2. How many years have you been working as a translator?
About 35 years
3. In general, how are translators paid in your country
(1=extremely underpaid, 5=reasonably paid, 9=extremely well paid)?
Please give a number from 1 to 9.
The rates varie so that the answer depends on the rate that you obtain
4. What is the going rate of written translation (translating
from the source language of the greatest demand into your mother
tongue) in your country? Please express in euros, e.g. _____ euros
per word or character
5-15 euros per page with 1800 charactes with spaces
5. Please express your answer in Q4 on an hourly basis from 1
Is varies from enterprise to enterprise, and litterary translators are never employed on hourly basis
6. In your opinion, how is translator certification system
developed in your country (1=extremely underdeveloped, 5=reasonably
developed, 9=extremely well developed)? Please give a number.
7. The translator certification system of your country is
carried out by (a) training institutes (universities, etc.); (b)
external examining bodies; (c) translators' professional
organizations; and/or (d) others (please state: e.g. government).
8. Does the certification system (if there is one) have any
effects on the pay and working conditions of translators in your
country? If yes, please briefly state how.
9. If possible, please provide more information about the
translator certification system in your country and/or give
websites/books/journal articles etc which contain such information.
A diploma in langage is generally requested, but there is almost always some sort of test or evaluation of your work when you work for the first time for some client and you have no recommendations. Diploma is not obligatory - the knowledge is important.
10. You may also want to provide information about the
situations regarding Q3-Q6 in another country you are familiar with.
Please write your answers below.
Vera Ilijin, Belgrade, Serbia Montenegro