Poll: Has it ever slipped your mind to deliver a translation?
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This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Has it ever slipped your mind to deliver a translation?".

This poll was originally submitted by Nina Khmielnitzky. View the poll results »



 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 12:16
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
+ ...
Yes! Aug 12, 2017

Yesterday, for the first time! I delivered the translation to the proof-reader two days before the deadline and then forgot completely to send to the agency...

[Edited at 2017-08-12 08:16 GMT]


 

Liena Vijupe  Identity Verified
Latvia
Local time: 14:16
Member (2014)
French to Latvian
+ ...
Other Aug 12, 2017

I don't remember, but it might have been the case once or twice.
Usually I finish/deliver ahead of the time and it has slipped my mind on a few occasions (mostly when I think I've already done that and am busy with other projects), but normally I remember it soon enough. When clients have inquired about delivery it has been due to lost e-mails or other similar issues.


 

neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 13:16
Spanish to English
+ ...
Other Aug 12, 2017

It's possible. In fact it's probably happened at least once, but it can't have been a big deal or I'd remember.

 

José Henrique Lamensdorf  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 10:16
English to Portuguese
+ ...
No, but... Aug 12, 2017

Maybe more than half a dozen times I clicked on 'send' to notice that I had failed to attach the translation!

About as often, clients slip in receiving my translation.
This one happened yesterday. The client sent me an e-mail, asking "Do you know when you'll deliver our translation?", which I responded by re-sending the e-mail with it I had sent them four days before. They confirmed they had received it.


 

Julian Holmes  Identity Verified
Japan
Local time: 21:16
Member (2011)
Japanese to English
Most likely Aug 12, 2017

I don't remember. And, if I had, I would most likely want to forget about it.

I've been translating for over 30 years. One cannot be perfect and a goody two-shoes day in day out, can we now. Aw shucks, I am such a modest chap. icon_smile.gif


 

Nina Khmielnitzky  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 07:16
Member (2004)
English to French
It happened to me a couple of times this year Aug 12, 2017

I have been overwhelmed with work this year, projects sent by email, some got lost in a ton of other emails.
It made me question my sanity and wonder if it was an early onset of Alzheimer's.


 

Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 10:16
Member (2014)
English to Portuguese
+ ...
Yes, many times, but nothing serious Aug 12, 2017

I regularly save the file, revise it, save the final version for delivery, then I open my Outlook and there are other important e-mails, and I forget to send the translation. However, my control spreadsheets remind me of files not sent in a while, and most of the time I'll deliver them on time. In a few occasions, the clients did ask me "where is that translation", and it was ready one or two days ago. But that's not common.

 


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