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Poll: Would you marry a translator?
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Gianluca Marras  Identity Verified
Italy
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no Nov 7, 2010

My ex- girlfriend was a translator (in-house), and actually we cooperated very well, as I wrote as to another poll, she introduced me to some clients...
I guess I would not marry a translator, but actually I would never marry someone who has the same job as me, whatever the job is, for "safety reasons", something may go wrong, but it would not involve both.


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Thayenga  Identity Verified
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Why not? Nov 7, 2010

However, I'd prefer that we'd be working in different fields and/or language pairs simply to avoid problems that might arise if we worked in the same areas.

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José Henrique Lamensdorf  Identity Verified
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My wife is an ESL teacher Nov 7, 2010

... though she was an executive secretary when we married. She moved back to teaching afterwards.

Our home policy is: I don't teach, she doesn't translate.


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Ali Bayraktar  Identity Verified
Turkey
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Depends Nov 7, 2010

It depends on productivity and rate per word

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neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
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Yes Nov 7, 2010

Although I have never been big on the idea of marriage and nuclear family relationships per se, I don't see why not.

I occasionally collaborate with one of my exes on translation jobs and we make a great team.


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Jenny Forbes  Identity Verified
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Yes, why not? Nov 7, 2010

I'd be delighted to. Offers in writing, please, with photo (of recent bank statement).
Jenny


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Catherine Shepherd  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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No Nov 7, 2010

Because I'm already happily married to an artist

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Carla Lopes  Identity Verified
Portugal
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I don't think Nov 7, 2010

we "choose" a husband/wife according to his/her job.....

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Oliver Lawrence  Identity Verified
Italy
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I'm already married Nov 7, 2010

And my wife is not a translator. So, as I'm not planning to get divorced or become a bigamist, I guess that makes me a 'No'.

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Enrique Cavalitto  Identity Verified
Argentina
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Exactly 29 years ago... Nov 7, 2010

... I married a translator, and I am still very happy with this decision.

Kind regards from sunny La Plata, Argentina,
Enrique


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TargamaT team  Identity Verified
Syria
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Next poll: What you think about Proz as a matrimonial site... Nov 7, 2010

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Mary Worby  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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In theory, yes ... Nov 7, 2010

I can't imagine basing a marriage decision on profession. So yes, in theory, I would. But I'm already spoken for and have no translators clamouring at my door ...

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Marlene Blanshay  Identity Verified
Canada
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other Nov 7, 2010

i wouldn't choose a mate specifically based on profession although there might be a few that would deter me....however translator is ok.
I'm not in a big hurry to marry anyone. But i think Targama has a point...single translators can certainly find each other here on Proz! Remind me to get a really good photo of myself...LOL!
Of course, it would be hard since most of us are scattered through the globe.


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Evonymus (Ewa Kazmierczak)  Identity Verified
Poland
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@Jenny Forbes Nov 7, 2010

Jenny Forbes wrote:

I'd be delighted to. Offers in writing, please, with photo (of recent bank statement).
Jenny


Jenny, excellent note
Ewa


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