Poll: Have you ever worked on a project which made you change completely your opinion on the subject?
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Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
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Oh yes! Jul 31, 2016

I am constantly learning about new perspectives on issues I thought I had understood. My clients are at the cutting edge of developments in a number of different areas. This is the stimulation that keeps me loving my job.

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ventnai  Identity Verified
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Other Jul 31, 2016

I don't know about changing my opinions completely but translations have given me insight into subjects which I normally wouldn't (have the time to) think or read about in such depth.

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Teresa Borges
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Other Jul 31, 2016

It would probably be an exaggeration to say that translating a project had changed completely my opinion but over the years a few opened my eyes to things I didn’t even know existed…

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José Henrique Lamensdorf  Identity Verified
Brazil
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Other: Never thought about it Jul 31, 2016

For me, it's all about LEARNING. An unlearned opinion on anything is a GUESS.
I learn all the time, with every project.
Therefore new information may show me whether my guess - if I had any - was right or wrong.
I wouldn't have an OPINION that could be completely changed, based on scanty information. It would have been just a guess.


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Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
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Other Jul 31, 2016

Not on an entire subject, for sure, but certainly on many aspects or themes or facts.

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Tina Vonhof  Identity Verified
Canada
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Insight Jul 31, 2016

Like Ian and Teresa, I haven't completely changed my opinion on anything but I have certainly gained insights into topics or situations that I knew little or nothing about . This is especially true for texts I have translated for Translators Without Borders that are usually about projects in developing countries.

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Yetta J Bogarde  Identity Verified
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No, just learned stuff Jul 31, 2016

And my subjects are not very controversial; however, it would probably be possible.

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