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Not long ago, a colleague was trying to justify the practice of charging less, imposed by some agencies, on work performed using CAT tools. I do have an issue with that concept. I mean, when my doctor gets more accurate and expensive equipment, his rates...

A few weeks ago, a colleague wrote to The Couch seeking guidance on the matter of contracts. I am not sure she (or he?) had any idea what was coming. I have decided to compile the answer we received. Trust, the most important element Let me start...

The Couch is a learning place, not only for its contributors but also for our readers who engage in the ensuing discussions. This time procedures are in question. What to do or not to do when changes to a text create an issue? Thank you, NAJIT,...

The Couch is a learning place, not only for its contributors but also for our readers who engage in the ensuing discussions. What do you do when you witness something that does not seem kosher? Let's help our colleague find some peace of mind. This happened...

The Couch is a learning place, not only for its contributors but also for our readers who engage in the ensuing discussions. What do you do when you are the victim of unusual practices or an out of control situation? I got this nice job offer, a really sweet deal: they...

The Couch is a learning place, not only for its contributors but also for our readers who engage in the ensuing discussions. What do you do when you are the victim of unusual practices or an out of control situation? You have met them. Sweet looking, polite, state they understand your...

I have been doing this for over 36 years. It is the one thing I have been able to do consistently for such a long time. I am a judiciary interpreter, and the bulk of my work throughout my entire career has been with the...