Off topic: Freelance translation and procrastination: what type of procrastinator are you?
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RominaZ  Identity Verified
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Jul 29, 2015

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Are freelance translators more likely to procrastinate? Which type are you?

1- The list maker
2- The delegator
3- The napper
4- The panicker
5- The snacker
6- The researcher
7- The perpetuator
8- The cleaner

Can you add more to the list?

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Sylvie Chartier  Identity Verified
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I'm a perpetual researcher Jul 29, 2015

The Web is such a source of information and entertainment that sometimes I get lost and waste a lot of time.

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Preston Decker  Identity Verified
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The Gardener. Jul 29, 2015

It's amazing how easy it is to put off work when there are blueberries that need picking and watermelons to watch.

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Gabriele Demuth  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Reseacher Jul 30, 2015

I am doing it now.

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Ty Kendall  Identity Verified
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The scary thing is... Jul 30, 2015

apart from list maker and delegator, I can confidently say I'm all of the rest.

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Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
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The cleaner Jul 30, 2015

I can always find some low-prio administrative or organisational task that becomes very urgent all of a sudden...

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Balasubramaniam L.  Identity Verified
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No procrastinator Jul 30, 2015

Unfortunately, I am no procrastinator, in fact, the opposite. It gives me sleepless and restless nights (and days) if there is anything pending, and I can't rest till my slate is absolutely clean.

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