Freelance Linguists: Should You Specialize, or Generalize?

Freelance Linguists: Should You Specialize, or Generalize?

As a freelancer, is it better to specialize or to be a generalist?

There is no black and white answer to that question, nor is there only one answer to it.

But before I start expressing what is only a point of view among many, please let me get something straight with that “…is it better to…” part of the question. What follows has nothing to do with “it’s better to do this or that”. Honestly, how could I ever tell anyone what’s best to do or not when there are so many interesting roads leading to Rome? So, if you don’t mind, let’s rephrase the question to a more open one.

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