Poll: Best birthday present for a translator?
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neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
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Vacation Sep 30, 2017

Understanding this to mean a period of at least two weeks when none of my clients sends me work to do, or outsources it to anyone else either. (Dream on…)

 

Alexandra Speirs  Identity Verified
Local time: 11:48
Italian to English
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At least a day off Sep 30, 2017

For my birthday last year my family gave me a weekend in Paris, but I didn't get it until my husband's birthday 3 months later ... the weather was better in March anyway!
But that was a special birthday, and on the actual day I still had to work, alas.


 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
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Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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Other Sep 30, 2017

I have been dreaming of a nice dinner in a Michelin star restaurant in Lisbon (http://www.restauranteleven.com/homepage) for some time, so maybe for my next birthday? My best birthday present ever was offered some 40 years ago by my late husband: he took me for a week-end in Paris…

P.S. Happy International Translation Day everyone!

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Dušan Ján Hlísta  Identity Verified
Slovakia
Local time: 11:48
English to Slovak
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It is Sep 30, 2017

BOOK. About history, science etc.

 

SachiM
Japan
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Japanese to English


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Other Sep 30, 2017

Subscription to a healthy meal delivery or housecleaning service. Buy me time without sacrificing my income!

 

Michael Harris  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 11:48
Member (2006)
German to English
Win the Lotto Sep 30, 2017

and the rest will take care of itself☺

 

Gianluca Marras  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 11:48
Member (2008)
English to Italian
Vacation Sep 30, 2017

neilmac wrote:

Understanding this to mean a period of at least two weeks when none of my clients sends me work to do, or outsources it to anyone else either. (Dream on…)


I couldn't have said it better myself


 

Axelle H.  Identity Verified
Member (2017)
English to French
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Good... Sep 30, 2017

SachiM wrote:

Subscription to a healthy meal delivery or housecleaning service. Buy me time without sacrificing my income!


... idea !


 

Rebecca Garber  Identity Verified
Local time: 05:48
Member (2005)
German to English
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Other Sep 30, 2017

Whatever the hypothetical translator would like as a present.

 

Michael Brookman M.S.  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 05:48
French to English
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High price of software= thoughtful present Sep 30, 2017

Considering the high cost of some of the software translators use, I believe buying your translator friend or colleague the latest software version of their fav. CAT tool would be considered thoughtful and heart warming. I would.icon_wink.gif

 

Mario Chavez (X)  Identity Verified
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English to Spanish
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I second that! Sep 30, 2017

skopko wrote:

BOOK. About history, science etc.


By the way, I came home from my local public library with two John Le Carré novels, hardcover versions, for free (they give free stuff away sometimes).

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Mario Chavez (X)  Identity Verified
Local time: 05:48
English to Spanish
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Other: a lifetime Adobe Creative Suite online membership Sep 30, 2017

Since I also do multilingual typesetting for some of my clients, I would like to have a lifetime subscription to Adobe CC applications. The outlay is not too onerous, about $250-300/year for all applications, but year-on-year it adds up.

Another thought: gift cards. If your gift target is a heavy online shopper, get her an Amazon gift card.

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Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 07:48
Member (2014)
English to Portuguese
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Money... Oct 4, 2017

Michael Harris wrote:

and the rest will take care of itself☺


... is always a great present.


 


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