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As Angela asserted in this question, "it's important to know that 50 % of respondents have also other gainful employment. This helps to compensate for the fluctuations on the market". So there seem to be employment alternatives to the interpreting profession. What are they? What kind of gainful activities can interpreters do?

asked 16 Sep '13, 21:44

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Apart from translating/proofreading/editing/subtitling etc., some interpreters have teaching or research positions at universities. Some may work as intercultural experts/mediators/trainers or give individual classes in foreign languages, depending on their interests and background.

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answered 17 Sep '13, 12:24

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Translation (and revising), proofreading, editing... the list goes on :)

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answered 17 Sep '13, 11:39

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