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

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…)

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Alexandra Speirs  Identity Verified
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At least a day off Sep 30

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.


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Teresa Borges
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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
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It is Sep 30

BOOK. About history, science etc.

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

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Michael Harris  Identity Verified
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Win the Lotto Sep 30

and the rest will take care of itself☺

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Gianluca Marras  Identity Verified
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Vacation Sep 30

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


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Axelle H.  Identity Verified
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Good... Sep 30

SachiM wrote:

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


... idea !


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Rebecca Garber  Identity Verified
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Other Sep 30

Whatever the hypothetical translator would like as a present.

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Michael Brookman
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High price of software= thoughtful present Sep 30

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.

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Mario Chavez  Identity Verified
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I second that! Sep 30

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  Identity Verified
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Other: a lifetime Adobe Creative Suite online membership Sep 30

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
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Michael Harris wrote:

and the rest will take care of itself☺


... is always a great present.


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