Senin, 29 September 2008

No too-low rate

An Indonesian translator said recently that Indonesian translators shouldn't offter rates that are too low compared to international standards, since that will damage the market and it will make Indonesian translator themselves relatively neglected by other translators and by certain clients. Laymen will think that translating is a "cheap" job, while actually it is not. Well, I think she was right. Why should others respect one while one doesn't respect oneself?