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Poll: In general, how long after you wake up in the morning before you are at work translating?
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Philippe Etienne  Identity Verified
스페인
Local time: 13:42
Member
English to French
Massaging my ego Jul 21, 2020

while making coffee and toasts with butter and jam.
It takes about an hour.

Philippe


Chris S
Liena Vijupe
Ian Keith Jones Williams
Barbara Cochran, MFA
 

Jan Truper  Identity Verified
독일
Local time: 13:42
English to German
massaging my ego 2 Jul 21, 2020

Five minutes.
Sometimes it takes the same amount of time to go to bed after I finish working. I take long breaks in between, though.


 

Lincoln Hui  Identity Verified
홍콩
Local time: 20:42
Member
Chinese to English
+ ...
Morning? Jul 21, 2020

That's a pretty wild assumption right there.

Zibow Retailleau
Elizabeth Tamblin
Kaisa I
Kay-Viktor Stegemann
James Armel Smith
Jocelin Meunier
Beatriz Ramírez de Haro
 

Vesa Korhonen  Identity Verified
핀란드
Local time: 14:42
English to Finnish
+ ...
Depends a lot... Jul 21, 2020

where I happen to wake up...

 

Philippe Etienne  Identity Verified
스페인
Local time: 13:42
Member
English to French
Stop partying, you too Jul 21, 2020

I feel like a miserable old git now.
Philippe


 

Teresa Borges
포르투갈
Local time: 12:42
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
+ ...
About an hour Jul 21, 2020

After I take a shower and have my breakfast, I’ll be checking my email, and then I go out with my dog for 20/30 minutes. After that it all depends if I have translation or editing work or no work at all.

Susanna Martoni
 

Sundar Gopalakrishnan
인도
Local time: 18:12
English to Tamil
+ ...
A couple of hours Jul 21, 2020

After shower and breakfast, I'll read newspapers and periodicals. Usually, these things take up two hours. Thereafter, I'll be translating. If the work is very urgent, I skip newspapers and start translating.

Carmen Grabs
Laura Bissio CT
Matej Hasko
Katrin Braams
 

Max Jeremiah  Identity Verified
영국
Local time: 12:42
Member (2019)
German to English
+ ...
At least an hour Jul 21, 2020

I think it's nice to have some 'sacred' time in the morning befrore entering the disaster zone that is the email inbox. I do a bit of reading over breakfast, otherwise I won't fit it into my day.

 

Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
브라질
Local time: 10:42
Member (2014)
English to Portuguese
+ ...
About an hour Jul 21, 2020

Before I start working, I have to make some coffee and read my e-mails. Many of these e-mails imply other tasks, like entering new jobs into my control system, replying queries, etc. Then I check the ProZ Polls and KudoZ.

 

Chris S  Identity Verified
영국
Swedish to English
+ ...
Disappointed Jul 21, 2020

Nobody has yet claimed freelancers don’t have the time to sleep.

Or that it’s nobody else’s business. Or yet another pointless poll.

As for me, well, it depends who I wake up next to and whether they feel like massaging my ego 🙄


writeaway
Kunal Jaidka
Ian Keith Jones Williams
expressisverbis
Alix Paupy
 

Kay-Viktor Stegemann
독일
Local time: 13:42
Member (2016)
English to German
Slow start Jul 21, 2020

I start my days slow and late, and when I turn on my computer I don't translate immediately, I'll normally check emails and deadlines and my to-do-list and forums and such until I feel I've reached my cruising speed (and caffeine level). Most of my translation work happens in afternoons and evenings.

Nora Escoms
Bangyou Xiang
 

Elizabeth Tamblin  Identity Verified
영국
Local time: 12:42
Member (2012)
French to English
Other Jul 21, 2020

I've trained my subconscious mind to translate while I'm asleep.

[Edited at 2020-07-21 18:32 GMT]


Christine Andersen
expressisverbis
Bangyou Xiang
 

Gianluca Marras  Identity Verified
이탈리아
Local time: 13:42
English to Italian
almost immediately Jul 21, 2020

5 minutes.
Then after 1 hour I have a short breakfast for a shower and breakfast.

Same thing when I wake up after a nap.


 

Thayenga  Identity Verified
독일
Local time: 13:42
Member (2009)
English to German
+ ...
I don't know Jul 21, 2020

I don't keep track of my time early in the morning. Definitely not before my first cup of black gold.

But the time between waking up and starting to translate varies, also depending on possible other appointments.


Christine Andersen
Bangyou Xiang
 
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