Christmas gifts
Thread poster: Sylvie Chartier

Sylvie Chartier  Identity Verified
Member (2010)
English to French
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Dec 6, 2013

As an entrepreneur/independent translator the company's we're doing translations for are supposed to be consider what exactly?

Well without ceremony here is my question:

Who should send gift to who for the holidays?

Translators to their clients or the agencies to their translators?

I am slightly confused as of my status can anybody help???

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Simon Chiassai  Identity Verified
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cards will do fine for me Dec 6, 2013

When I was a PM, I received a couple of merry Xmas cards, but no presents. I heard from colleagues that some translators sent chocolates.

Personally I'm going to stick to Xmas cards for my most regular/important clients. That's already more than most people will do I think.

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Carolyn Yohn  Identity Verified
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If you appreciate someone, let them know Dec 6, 2013

With my business hat on: I am sending Christmas postcards to most clients this year, and small gifts (not chocolates, but in a similar vein) to my bigger clients and a couple folks whose recommendations brought me some business. It's a small gesture for their contribution to my bottom line, and a nice way to remind them that I am still investing in myself as a professional translator. Since I focus on working with smaller businesses and developing personal relationships with PMs, rather than simply being a name in a database, this fits in well with my business model.

On a personal note: I just like Christmas! This is a fun time of year for me, and I enjoy sending handwritten notes to people. It's a negligible outlay to make people I work with smile.

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