In December 2008 CEATL published an initial survey on the financial and economic situation of literary translators in Europe. The study (http://www NULL.ceatl NULL.eu/current-situation/working-conditions), the first to present comparative data on the working conditions of translators, turned out to be a valuable source of reference for policy makers on a national and European level.
Now that more than four years have passed and new developments are beginning to have a radical impact on the book market, it’s time for an update. CEATL has started to collect data for a second edition of this survey, covering the period 2009 – 2012. Associations of literary translators in 28 European countries will participate in the study.
The results of the study will be presented by the end of 2013. Subsequently, the report will be published on CEATL’s website.