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Poll: Which of these professions do you think has the most parallels with translation?
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Other options Apr 23, 2018

The topic is amusing to say the least. Good way to start the week. But the Other option should have been included.


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Welder Apr 23, 2018

I can't believe the "Beach Bum" option has now overtaken the welder.

Clearly, translators and welders have a lot in common. Both work in the background doing important jobs which can make or break a project's success. Nobody takes any notice of a job well done (be it a well welded joint or a good translation), while errors and botch jobs are instantly noticed (and can have serious consequences) in both fields.


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Crime & Sensibility Apr 23, 2018

Because I work through the layers, follow clues, apply my instincts and sensibility... I feel like a crime scene investigator with excellent psychological insights.


Jasa Pipan
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Definitely a CSI Apr 23, 2018

Or maybe an archaeologist, paleontologist or any other -ist dealing with deciphering and discovering meaning in long-forgotten artifacts!


Andy Watkinson
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Maybe... Apr 24, 2018

Julian Holmes wrote:

Person who defuses and clears land mines - whatever that is called.

Word Disposal Expert?


Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
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Where is "Other" or "None of the Above" Apr 28, 2018

A question like this would lead to a much more interesting discussion with the "other" option.

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