Poll: Which was your busiest period of the year in terms of workload?
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Adnan Özdemir  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:42
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For 2010 Dec 20, 2010

My busiest period was May- September.

Saludos desde Anatolia
Anadolu'dan selamlar

[Edited at 2010-12-20 19:25 GMT]

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Martina Pokupec  Identity Verified
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December Dec 20, 2010

Just when I gave up hope and turned to happier things such as Christmas shopping, cooking, decorating... work came rolling in..
I don't mind, I just hope I'll get everything done by the 24th.

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Marjolein Keyer  Identity Verified
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Other Dec 20, 2010

January was pretty slow, but all other months were rather busy, especially the last quarter of the year.

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Amandine Added  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 04:42
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right now Dec 20, 2010

Hello everyone !

well I'd say my busiest period is right now, as I'm specialised, this time of year is a busy one. I hope it will keep coming)

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Olga Tkachenko  Identity Verified
Russian Federation
Local time: 10:42
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Summer! Dec 20, 2010

Summer! As I'm also a tourist guide.
But now I'm also having really hard time. Have been working without days-off for about 2 weeks already.

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Amra & Hari K.  Identity Verified
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Definitely December Dec 20, 2010

due to one mammoth project I am still busy with. The rest of the year was more or less the same.

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Marlene Blanshay  Identity Verified
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From September-December Dec 21, 2010

I've been working on a continuing project since September and got some of my biggest projects of the year since about that time. The summer was completely dead, but it was also quite busy just before the summer as well, so I was glad to have some time off. So I would say September-December and in second place, April-June.
As of today, I am officially on vacation!

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George Colibaba
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English to Romanian
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Spring Dec 21, 2010

March-April were the busiest, overall work levels have been similar to last year's.

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Steven Capsuto  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 00:42
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Since August Dec 25, 2010

Things were slow the first 7 months of 2010, but since August business has been booming.

Most years, the one week I can count on being swamped with work is the last week of December. Since most translators in my language pairs celebrate Xmas, there's lots of work available for those of us who don't.

[Edited at 2010-12-25 17:49 GMT]

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