Happy holiday season! {with giveaway}

My favorite kind of presents tend to the entertaining and/or edible—tickets to basketball games, boxes of candy, popcorn-and-a-movie passes… not exactly business purchases. However, the longer I’m a freelancer, the longer my list of books and other items I wish I had but never get around to purchasing gets.

I’m sure many of you are the same way, and so in the spirit of the season, I’d like to give one of you a copy of a newly released book on language—Quack This Way, by Bryan A. Garner. In it, the guru of legal language publishes the transcript of his final interview with a modern master of the English language, David Foster Wallace. Could reading about writing get any better?

Quack This Way, by David Foster Wallace and Bryan A. Garner

There are four ways to enter the contest:

  1. Leave a comment below with something that’s on your Christmas list this year.
  2. Like my company page over on Facebook, or leave a comment if you already like it.
  3. Link to this post on Twitter (be sure to include me in the Tweet! @untngldtransl8n).
  4. Share your business-related Christmas list on Twitter using the hashtag #translatorXmas.

You can enter once in each of the four ways to increase your chances of winning (so, 4 entries total per person). The contest is officially open from publishing time today (December 3rd) through midnight next Monday (December 9th). I’ll pick the winner at random, notify them in private, and post the results on Tuesday, December 10th.

Good luck, and happy holiday season!

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5 thoughts on “Happy holiday season! {with giveaway}

  1. How wonderful of you! I would LOVE to have this book so I hope I win… I haven’t had the time to think of a list. Things for the house, some new shoes but the ideal gift would be a CAT tool. I’m also tweeting this. 🙂

  2. I love books!
    Everytime somebody suggests one, I google it and if I find it interesting, I add on a list of books to buy. So they are always welcome as Christmas gifts.
    Some of the books which are on my list and that I would love if I got as a gift are: Empires of the World, Nicholas Oastler; Getting Things Done, David Allen; The Blue Ocean Strategy, Chan Kim; etc.

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