Work situation 2010
How has 2010 been shaping up for you?
I've been pretty busy. 2009 was fairly slow. I earned about 10% less than my average, although I also took a lot of time off (about two months total). But right around the beginning of 2010, my work started to pick up, even more than average years. 2010 isn't over yet, but I'm looking to earn as much or more than my average.
I had the opportunity to attend Project Tokyo in September, and I heard a lot of similar stories: 2009 was slow, but 2010 has been very busy. My impression is that a lot of companies sat on their translation work during 2009, but started sending it out in 2010 after their skittishness wore off.
Most of the translators I've talked to about this have been working between Japanese and English. If you work with another language pair, how has 2010 been to you? And if you work between Japanese and English, do my experiences match yours?