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Poll: In how many fields do you regularly work?
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Feb 9, 2009

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Tim Drayton  Identity Verified
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Define field, please. Feb 9, 2009

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xxxInterlangue
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??? Feb 9, 2009

What is regularly? Today? This week? This month? this year?

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Kristina Radziulyte  Identity Verified
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um... Feb 9, 2009

Boring... It's similar to the poll about specialisation fields we had a week ago:
http://www.proz.com/forum/poll_discussion/126542-poll:_in_how_many_fields_do_you_specialize.html

For the record: I work in 2-4 fields, depending on what we call "regularly". The technical field is dominating though.


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abdurrahman  Identity Verified
United Arab Emirates
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> 4 Feb 9, 2009

Dear Colleagues,

I'm specialized in legal docs but I'm working in more than 4 fields.

Have a nice translation.


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Pablo Bouvier  Identity Verified
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What is a field? Feb 9, 2009

Interlangue wrote:

What is regularly? Today? This week? This month? this year?


What is a field? I am a mechanical engineer, and I translate about engineering, but what is a field? Mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering?


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Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
Denmark
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Some jobs cover at least two fields Feb 9, 2009

... Like the Executive Order I translated last week, which was both law and medicine with a sprinkling of IT terminology...

Or lots of marketing jobs, which may be anything from technology to Education as well.

Beware of contracts, which are offiically law, but sometimes involve a lot of other things like maintenance technology as well.

I voted >4, and I am surprised that comparatively few others have done the same.

The little surprises are one of the things I like about this job!


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ViktoriaG  Identity Verified
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Wasn't this question asked on February 2? Feb 9, 2009

I wonder how poll questions are monitored and administrated. This poll was posted on February 2:

http://www.proz.com/forum/poll_discussion/126542-poll:_in_how_many_fields_do_you_specialize.html

Is it just me, or is this essentially the same question, asked more efficiently?


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Andrea Brumma
Spain
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4 Feb 9, 2009

I regularly work in 4 fields: computer (70% software, 30% hardware), games (40% console games, 40% PC games, 20% mobile and other games), travel & tourism and websites (with their many subfields...)

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Parrot  Identity Verified
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I take it... Feb 10, 2009

This has to do with the distinction between "specialist" and "working" fields in the profiles?

If so, both survey results are eminently flawed unless clarified (or seen together).


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Max Chernov
Russian Federation
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Regularly I work in more than 5 fields... Feb 10, 2009

...It can be personal documents, contracts, medical translations (too divers...), technic, computer software (articles for a famous computer magazine), different equipment etc. Generally I prefer, when my customers give me texts from different fields, so can I not so fast become bored. I expect from my customers this variety...

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Erzsébet Czopyk  Identity Verified
Hungary
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IMHO Feb 11, 2009

Kristina Radziulyte wrote:

Boring... It's similar to the poll about specialisation fields we had a week ago:
http://www.proz.com/forum/poll_discussion/126542-poll:_in_how_many_fields_do_you_specialize.html



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