Poll: How often do you get to work in your favorite area of expertise?
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Mar 30, 2015

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "How often do you get to work in your favorite area of expertise?".

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Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 15:47
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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Other Mar 30, 2015

I don’t have a favorite area of expertise. I translate mostly (60%) medicine (medical devices and clinical trials), but I like combining with other areas: economics, regional development, EU affairs, political journalism, education and vocational training, audiovisual technology… Diversity is the spice of life!

 

Maxi Schwarz
Local time: 09:47
German to English
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like Teresa Mar 30, 2015

I don't have a favourite area of expertise, so I had to vote "other".

 

neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 16:47
Spanish to English
+ ...
Frequently Mar 30, 2015

Because I enjoy most of my work. Although I don't really have a favourite area. The area I'm least keen on is advanced mathematics and"fuzzy logic"...



[Edited at 2015-03-30 17:54 GMT]


 

Erzsébet Czopyk  Identity Verified
Hungary
Local time: 16:47
Member (2006)
Russian to Hungarian
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almost never Mar 30, 2015

but if yes, it would be my favorite work.
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Anne-Carine Zimmer  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 07:47
Member (2004)
German to English
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almost always Mar 30, 2015

not every time, but more than 'frequently'icon_smile.gif

 

Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 07:47
Member (2003)
Spanish to English
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About two-thirds of the time Mar 31, 2015

Unfortunately, the other third consists mostly of:

- Manuals in the field of public health. They entail a lot of fancy formatting, visuals, boxes, etc., and the text tends to be simple-minded and repetitive.

- Public health field reports to donors with much discussion of targets, goals, and objectives. Often the language is poorly written.

I love to do research studies, journal articles, clinical trials, and reports on experiences with innovative approaches and technology, and fortunately they account for the other two-thirds of my work.

I always like to feel that my effort is "making a difference."


 

Katherine Cadiz
Chile
Local time: 11:47
English to Spanish
+ ...
More than frecuently Mar 31, 2015

When it comes to translations, it doesn't matter the area, I like and accept "almost" everything. But , I've been lucky enough to do what I enjoy the most when I work as a simultaneous interpreter: to travel a lot and to be inside pipes, machines, wearing safety clothing, while doing operators training.

 


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