I have been contemplating on learning another language, in addition to my current language pair (JPN-EN). And, I happened to find someone who can coach me in Italian from the beginner level. A few years down the line, I would definitely like to have this language as an add-on to my skill set for translation. So, I hope that those who are already working in this pair can guide me with a few pointers that I am looking for.
I wanted to know about the demand for Italian to English pair in the field of translation. I am aware that there are some languages for which there is not much demand for whatever reasons., but I would like to know the prospects for anyone who wants to learn Italian and utilize that skill for translation. Also, it is obvious that we cannot predict the workflow/clientele, and that we need to put in the necessary effort to obtain clients, for which I am prepared to do so. But, I would like to know, in general, about the demand in market for Italian translation. I was reading a few links, and came to know that this is the fifth most taught foreign language.
This is a general question, and not limited to only jobs from the Gengo portal. I hope that anyone who has traversed a path similar to mine, or someone who is experienced in this language pair can help me out on this.
Thanks in advance.