Keep it short, make it twice as good. Keep it simple!
No doubt it is a big plus for you to be detail-oriented and responsible. But getting too deep into unnecessary—and, many times, self-created—hassle is a completely different thing.
The world is a complex place. Answers are expected to be increasingly faster. Our professional career demands that we learn to make processes simpler. If you do, you will certainly be making things easier for people on the other end. They will be grateful and you will be saving a considerable amount of time.
This article presents a number of real-life cases to help illustrate the point.
Hi, we need to have this document translated into English.
We need to have the attached file translated. How long would it take you to do it?
Can you please provide us with a quote for the non-certified translation of the attached document?
Given the length of this document, we will need to have several translators work on it. How many words would you be able to translate for next Wednesday? And how much for Friday, in case we manage to push the deadline back a bit?
Yes, I’m available.
|I would be able to translate 2,000 words for Wednesday and 5,000 words by Friday.||Yes, oh yes!|
Hi, we would like to know if everything is going well with the pending translation job, and the estimated time we may expect to receive the translation.
We hope you will find this advice useful and that you will successfully make processes each time simpler.
Got further suggestions? Weigh in below!
The TR Company is a translation firm that serves leading businesses, governments, and non-governmental organizations. We help our clients communicate effectively. Over 20 years, we’ve built a firm uniquely equipped to this task.
- You might also find these three posts interesting: