Poll: On balance, has 2010 been a good year for your business?
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Adnan Özdemir  Identity Verified
Turkey
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Very difficult question tambien... Dec 27, 2010

2010 was good year:
1) Have had new customers with ''payment moral''
2) Better then 2009. WEC (World Ec. Crisis) was lightened...
3) My translation/interpreting prices growht a bit ( 0,001 %0)
4) Was more outsourcers here on PROZ.com (Prozköy) comparing to 2009
5) More lovely translators here during 2010

2010 was bad year:
1) I needed more vacation as realized...



Saludos desde Anatolia
Anadolu'dan selamlar

[Edited at 2010-12-27 11:38 GMT]


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patriciacharnet  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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yes Dec 27, 2010

much better than 2009 which was very low for me

2010 good

2011 even better


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Mónica Algazi  Identity Verified
Uruguay
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SUPERB Dec 27, 2010

Regarding translation for both local and international clients, 2010 has even surpassed 2009, which was also a record-breaking year.

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Patryk Bartkiewicz  Identity Verified
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Yesss Dec 27, 2010

Definitely a big yes.
A good year with lots of rewarding jobs from regular customers and some promising projects with new customers. A good deal of interpreting jobs, too. Overall, it feels the crisis is/was overrated, a bit. Sure, a lot of businesses tried to use it to bring prices down, but fortunately it was a feeble attempt at best


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Michael Harris  Identity Verified
Germany
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Yep Dec 27, 2010

but did not reach 2009!!

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swisstell
Italy
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better than good! Dec 27, 2010

With new record volume and the satisfaction of working for many loyal "old" customers but also seeing a growing roster of new ones.

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Noni Gilbert
Spain
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Pretty abysmal Dec 27, 2010

Everyone else seems to be full of good cheer, but I have to confess that the year has been dire.

Looking at the subjects I translate most volume on, though, the car industry and recruitment profile analyses, then I suppose I shouldn't be so surprised.

But I did begin to lose heart and to question whether I was indeed the (good) translator I thought I was, and my self-confidence certainly took a bashing. I have a great big thank you therefore to give to a client who, unsolicited, sent me a congratulatory e-mail about the standard of my work. It was very well-timed, although she was not to know this, and galvanised me towards looking for new clients and being a bit more philosophical about things!

So, fingers crossed that the more recent upward trend will continue through to the new year!


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xxxDinarte
Brazil
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Yes Dec 28, 2010

2010 was so good better than 2009, and I hope 2011 even better.

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Oliver Lawrence  Identity Verified
Italy
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Yes Dec 28, 2010

A significant improvement in every way on 2009, which was already pretty good. Onward and upward.

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Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
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It got quite good toward the end Dec 29, 2010

My volume sagged in 2008 and most of 2009, and since then it has been picking up, now back to past levels.

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Sylvie Chartier  Identity Verified
Canada
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Wonderful year Dec 31, 2010

2010 was a wonderful year for me locally and internationally. I certainly hope that 2011 will be even better. Thank you ProZ for helping translators and clients alike.

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