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Poll: Do you notice a strong increase in activity every June and July ?
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Mary Worby  Identity Verified
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No Jul 20, 2011

I notice increased demand in July and August, because many translators (like myself) have children who are on school holidays. While I try to accommodate this demand where I can, it is not always practical and we all have to take time off sometime.

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Paula Hernández
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Yes Jul 20, 2011

And this year is specially crazy!

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Michael Harris  Identity Verified
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not really Jul 20, 2011

and this year it seems to be a little quiter than normal?

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Cecilia Civetta  Identity Verified
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Yes Jul 20, 2011

June and July are always the two busiest months for me, ever year.

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Oliver Lawrence  Identity Verified
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Slightly perhaps Jul 20, 2011

followed (mercifully, almost) by a slightly quieter August, as Italy shuts down for the last two weeks of the month.

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Sophie Dzhygir  Identity Verified
France
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Other: Jul 20, 2011

Every July and August

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John Cutler  Identity Verified
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When it rains in Spain... Jul 20, 2011

Paula Hernández wrote:

And this year is specially crazy!


Same here!


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Marlene Blanshay  Identity Verified
Canada
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definitely in June Jul 20, 2011

June was quite busy and early july, but around here the last 2 weeks of july are when everyone takes off on vacation. I've been working on a large project but have had fewer offers from regular clients for about the past week. July tends to be a bit quieter around here but August is busier.

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Michaël Temmerman  Identity Verified
Costa Rica
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June, July and August Jul 20, 2011

I'm always busy all year round, but June, July and August are always crazy. I just can't keep up. Happens every year. That's also the reason why I usually don't take any time off in those months.

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Alexander Kondorsky  Identity Verified
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Summer is good for freelancers Jul 20, 2011

Usually I get more work coming my way in summer apparently because many of my colleagues (who are also my competitors) are taking vacation. Besides, end of June is time for businesses to prepare their half-year reporting which sometimes needs to be translated.

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Alexandra Speirs  Identity Verified
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Holidays for some Jul 20, 2011

Yes, because some translators manage to sneak off on holiday in July, so that I get their jobs as well as my own.

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Robert Forstag  Identity Verified
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What is the difference between "No" and "I have never noticed"? Jul 20, 2011

Is it intended as some sort of indirect zen koan?

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Franco Rigoni  Identity Verified
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Yes for 2 reasons Jul 20, 2011

June and July? Yes, for 2 reasons:

1) A lot of translators go on holiday in July, therefore, those who stay at home have more work (an agency has explicitely asked me not to go on holiday in July because most of their free lance translators are on holiday);

2) A lot of companies and public bodies organise a final conference or a final meeting in June before summer holidays, so I work a lot as an interpreter too in this period


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Hilary Davies Shelby
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Yes Jul 20, 2011

Usually right before everyone in continental Europe shuts down for August!

[Edited at 2011-07-20 13:34 GMT]


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