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Poll: Which of these will you invest in over the next 12 months?
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Erik Matson  Identity Verified
Thailand
Local time: 08:27
English to Norwegian
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All of the above Nov 28, 2011

Over the course of a year I will most certainly spend money in all mentioned categories, starting with renewal of my Proz.com membership.

 

Karin.  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 01:27
Member (2008)
Spanish to German
+ ...
In more than one Nov 28, 2011

Membership (Proz.com of course), Training, Software.

 

Michael Harris  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 02:27
Member (2006)
German to English
more than above Nov 28, 2011

new company car has been ordered, planning with a new laptop, printer, trados 2011 (maybe), monitor, all depending on how well everything goes ... ProZ has just been renewed:-)
All for the sake of saving taxes

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Angus Stewart  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 01:27
Member (2011)
French to English
+ ...
training and memberships Nov 28, 2011

The focus for my investment over the next 12 months will be in relation to training and memberships. I have a strong commitment to undertaking a regular and substantial programme of professional CPD on an ongoing basis, so this is going to account for the bulk of my expenditure in the coming months. Renewing Memberships of professional associations and directories (proz included) is a staple feature of my expenditure, since the fall due for renewal annually and so this is a cost that can't be av... See more
The focus for my investment over the next 12 months will be in relation to training and memberships. I have a strong commitment to undertaking a regular and substantial programme of professional CPD on an ongoing basis, so this is going to account for the bulk of my expenditure in the coming months. Renewing Memberships of professional associations and directories (proz included) is a staple feature of my expenditure, since the fall due for renewal annually and so this is a cost that can't be avoided regardless of what other investment plans I may have.

I don't have any specific plans to invest in marketing at this stage, but will keep that under review that during the course of next year. In any event, I regard my membership of proz (and other directories) is incorporating an element of marketing, since several of my clients have found me through my online profile(s). I have already invested in upgrading to SDL Trados 2011 and don't have any further plans to invest in hardware or software over the next year.
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Henny Willis  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 19:27
Member
English to Indonesian
+ ...
All of the above Nov 29, 2011

but first thing first!

 

DianeGM  Identity Verified
Local time: 03:27
Member (2006)
Dutch to English
+ ...
More than 1 ... Nov 29, 2011

Hardware, software, training and memberships

 

neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 02:27
Spanish to English
+ ...
Other Nov 29, 2011

I have no idea. After falling off my bike at the weekend and landing on my head, I have realised I might just as easily get run over by a bus tomorrow, so am no longer thinking that far ahead.

Maybe some red-and-white clad, twinkly-eyed bearded old gent will bring me something though, you never know....


 

Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 02:27
Member (2009)
English to German
+ ...
In more than one Nov 29, 2011

Memberships, software and hardware as well as marketing.

 

Alison Sabedoria (X)  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
French to English
+ ...
Dear Father Christmas... Nov 29, 2011

...after you have been to Neil's house, please can you fly over to the Auvergne and drop a new big flat screen very gently down my chimney? It is wide enough, though a bity sooty. I have been a good girl all year (well... mostly) and have even tried to fill in all my French forms properly.

If you have room in your sack, I would like some books as well and some new crayons. If it's not too much to ask, a new desk would be good (you could slip a flat pack under the barn door), as my o
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...after you have been to Neil's house, please can you fly over to the Auvergne and drop a new big flat screen very gently down my chimney? It is wide enough, though a bity sooty. I have been a good girl all year (well... mostly) and have even tried to fill in all my French forms properly.

If you have room in your sack, I would like some books as well and some new crayons. If it's not too much to ask, a new desk would be good (you could slip a flat pack under the barn door), as my old one has a wobbly leg.

I promise I will update my website more often and learn to use all my software better.

There will be a mince pie* for you, of course, but the reindeer can help themselves to carrots next door, as they don't use the bent ones.

Thank you!
From Alison


* A bit tricky finding all the ingredients round here, so I'm rather choosy about who gets them.

@Neil: hope you recover soon and that there's no lasting damage!
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Kemal Mustajbegovic  Identity Verified
Local time: 09:27
English to Croatian
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Three months... Nov 29, 2011

...of touring Europe. Business and pleasure. Any better suggestions?

 

Maria Drangel  Identity Verified
Sweden
Local time: 02:27
English to Swedish
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More than one thing... Nov 29, 2011

Proz-membership has recently been renewed, but as every year I will buy a new computor. I use them SO much that I buy a new one each year.

Then I plan to take part in some trainings and I MIGHT invest in some other software solution for instant back-up than the one I have right now. I have just renewed my support-agreement with SDL so that includes the 2011-version of Trados, so that saves some money.

I
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Proz-membership has recently been renewed, but as every year I will buy a new computor. I use them SO much that I buy a new one each year.

Then I plan to take part in some trainings and I MIGHT invest in some other software solution for instant back-up than the one I have right now. I have just renewed my support-agreement with SDL so that includes the 2011-version of Trados, so that saves some money.

I just invested in a smart-phone in order to open attachments to mails and log on to my clients servers and download stuff and see what they would like me to do, so that I am online even if I have gone to the post office, am in the shop, walking the dog or taking a long lunch - really great investment by the way!

Other than that, I think that I am pretty much all set for 2012! Bring it on!
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tontoon
Turkey
Local time: 04:27
German to Turkish
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More than one for sure Nov 29, 2011

First of all I will invest in Hardware, software maybe, but investing in training ist an every day job. Because of the actual projects I'm working on and upcoming projects I don't think that I invest in marketing and the only membership I would invest in is proz.com. And thats only because I like the site.

 

Anthony Baldwin  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 20:27
Portuguese to English
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other Nov 29, 2011

I consider my membership in proz.com to be both, marketing AND professional membership.

My software costs $0.00 (yes, you can run a translation business with 100% free/open source software, although I do sometimes donate to projects I use regularly, like OmegaT).

My current kit was purchased just under a year ago, now, so I'm not likely to purchase new hardware for another 2 to 4 years (my software is very efficient, doesn't require frequent hardware upgrades).
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I consider my membership in proz.com to be both, marketing AND professional membership.

My software costs $0.00 (yes, you can run a translation business with 100% free/open source software, although I do sometimes donate to projects I use regularly, like OmegaT).

My current kit was purchased just under a year ago, now, so I'm not likely to purchase new hardware for another 2 to 4 years (my software is very efficient, doesn't require frequent hardware upgrades).

I've been taking online courses in software development, an investment in studies.
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Anne Louise
United States
Local time: 19:27
Spanish to English
More than one Dec 19, 2011

A laptop, books, software, office equipment.

 
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