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Poll: Have you had any business trips as part of your translation work (on-site, client meetings, et
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Aug 17, 2005

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Claudia Ait-Touati  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:21
English to Dutch
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PD Aug 18, 2005

Most trips are professional development related, so I'm not sure if that counts. It counts for me as I believe that you can't perform properly without ongoing training, therefore it is very important to travel to the country of your target/source language.

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Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
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Not always beneficial Aug 18, 2005

The only time it happened to me, it did me no good at all.
It must have been about 30 years ago. For several months I had been getting small but regular jobs, two or three a week, from a certain agency. Then I attended a meeting organized by the Translators' Guild (forerunner of the ITI) in London, where one of the speakers was the head of this agency. I said a few words at the meeting in support of the speaker, and had a brief conversation with him afterwards, in the course of which he invited me to visit his agency. I did so, and from that day on, I never had another word from them. There was never any complaint about my work, I suppose he just took a dislike to me personally.

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