Poll: Have you ever made a list of companies/clients you would like to work with?
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This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Have you ever made a list of companies/clients you would like to work with?".

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Lala Kubaneishvili
Yesenia Silva
 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 16:58
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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Yes Feb 8

I did some active marketing at the very beginning (1985) in Brussels and built a list of the EC (EU now) institutions and agencies I was interested in working with and sent letters by snail mail (no email then) to all of them. My effort was quite successful just because this was a few months before Portugal entered the EC and there weren’t many Portuguese translators established in Brussels. The rest is history…

 

neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
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Spanish to English
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No Feb 8

"Best laid plans" and all that.

Clement Cheung
Alexandra Speirs
 

DZiW
Ukraine
English to Russian
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Yes Feb 8

Yes--as a part of my initial research and planning phase.

It didn't work as I thought, because my then-dreamjob appeared just a step to another dream job, which was another stepping-stone to something even better. However, the good preparation did help me to learn important things and meet useful people.


 

Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 17:58
Member (2009)
English to German
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Yes Feb 9

When I started as a freelancer, but... that was several years ago.

Platon Danilov
 

Gloria Teixeira
Brazil
Local time: 13:58
English to Portuguese
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Yes, many. Feb 9

At the beginning of my career I made a lot of lists for which I would like to work.

 

Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 16:58
Member (2008)
Italian to English
No Feb 9

No; I've never made a list of companies/clients with whom I would like to work.

Angie Garbarino
Angus Stewart
Michael Harris
ahartje
Giovana Zaltron
Gibril Koroma
Ashutosh Mitra
 

Michele Fauble  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 09:58
Member (2006)
Norwegian to English
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Preposition placement Feb 9

Tom in London wrote:

No; I've never made a list of companies/clients with whom I would like to work.



Tom, I hope you never want to learn Norwegian, Swedish or Danish. Ending such a sentence with a preposition is the only possibility in these languages.






[Edited at 2020-02-10 17:53 GMT]


 

Aline Amorim
Brazil
Local time: 13:58
Member (2019)
English to Portuguese
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Yes Feb 9

I learned with a colleague last year.

 

Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 13:58
Member (2014)
English to Portuguese
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No Feb 9

What would be the use of that, anyway? To procrastinate? It's the only one I see.

 

Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 08:58
Member (2003)
Spanish to English
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Other Feb 10

I checked "Yes" because there was no "Other" option.

I work mostly for international organizations and I know the organizations I would like to work for. On the other hand, fate has also connected me with organizations that were not on my list and they have been some of my best clients.


 

Yesenia Silva
United States
Local time: 08:58
New user
English to Spanish
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Now I’m going to make a list Feb 10

ProZ.com Staff wrote:

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Have you ever made a list of companies/clients you would like to work with?".

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I’m going to esearch now and start making my list!


Laureana Pavon
 

Asian Trust
Vietnam
Local time: 23:58
Member (2015)
English to Japanese
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Yes, Feb 10

I have made my mind not to work with South-East Asian Companies due to there tight deadline and slow payment process.

 

Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 16:58
Member (2008)
Italian to English
What? Feb 10

Michele Fauble wrote:

Tom, I hope you never want to learn Norwegian, Swedish or Danish. Ending such a sentence with a preposition is the only way you can do it.





Ending such a sentence with a preposition is the only way to learn Norwegian, Swedish or Danish?


 


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