Poll: In general, how many times will you proofread an important email or post?
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WANYONYI OLIVER
 

Natalia Pedrosa  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 07:20
Member (2012)
English to Spanish
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It depends May 2

If it's a simple email with PO and files to translate/proofread maybe twice.

On the other hand, if the email contains complicated instructions I might read it several times.


Pleshkanovska Kateryna
 

Sophie Dzhygir  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 07:20
Member (2007)
German to French
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Zero times May 2

I voted this one because I loved the anwser

Thanks to all who posted funny polls those days!


Richard Purdom
 

Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 22:20
Member (2003)
Spanish to English
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Once or twice May 2

I've learned the hard way that it's important to read them over before sending them.

Teresa Borges
Moulay SADIK
Elizabeth Tamblin
 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 06:20
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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Once or twice (at least) May 2

I always write important mails on Word (spell check is always on) and then I read once or twice at least before sending them...

 

Kay Denney  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 07:20
Member (2018)
French to English
why even ask? May 2

of course I get everything rihgt first time!

Moulay SADIK
Harry Blake Paz Bonzano
Teresa Borges
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Laureana Pavon
Andy Watkinson
Gibril Koroma
 

neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 07:20
Spanish to English
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Once or twice May 2

And if it's on websites like Proz or FB, after posting there always seems to be one little detail that I've missed, like an apostrophe or a comma or something…

Els Govaerts
Natalia Pedrosa
 

Harry Blake Paz Bonzano  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 07:20
Member (2014)
Spanish to Italian
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Rihgt! May 2

Kay Denney wrote:

of course I get everything rihgt first time!


How funny is that answer considering it is aimed at those who are 100% sure they wrote it rihgt.


Kay Denney
 

DZiW
Ukraine
English to Russian
+ ...
instant/several times May 2

While I don't care much about my posts at ProZ and personal emails, in business I prefer a Draft-Revision1-Revision2-...-Approval-Final Revision-Go ahead approach.

Not long ago I noticed one of my direct clients restructuring a draft offer according to the Minto pyramid principle, which I used long ago (as a first-year student), but forgot.


 

Nikki Scott-Despaigne  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:20
French to English
Can happen to anyone, but in this instance... May 2

Kay Denney wrote:

of course I get everything rihgt first time!


Hahahaha!


 

Gibril Koroma  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 01:20
French to English
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Few times May 2

I do that a few times actually.

 


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