Off topic: Freelance translation and procrastination: what type of procrastinator are you?
Thread poster: RominaZ

RominaZ  Identity Verified
Argentina
English to Spanish
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Jul 29, 2015

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Source: twenty pixels

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?


 

Sylvie Chartier  Identity Verified
Canada
Member (2010)
English to French
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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.

 

Preston Decker  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 01:08
Chinese to English
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.

 

Gabriele Demuth  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:08
Member (2014)
English to German
Reseacher Jul 30, 2015

I am doing it now.

 

Ty Kendall  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 06:08
Hebrew to English
The scary thing is... Jul 30, 2015

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

 

Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 07:08
Member (2005)
English to Spanish
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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...icon_wink.gif

 

Balasubramaniam L.  Identity Verified
India
Local time: 11:38
English to Hindi
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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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