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Poll: What time are you up working?
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Gianluca Marras  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 22:37
Member (2008)
English to Italian
5-6 Aug 1, 2011

Get up at 5:45, start working at 6.
Usually for revisions, since at that time everybody is still sleeping so I can enjoy the silence and my concentration it top-level.


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A. Petrunova
Bulgaria
Local time: 23:37
Swedish to English
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Gianluca, your schedule... Aug 1, 2011

sounds totally insane to me... I am up at 6 am, but don't start working until 9 am. I try to work out most mornings, have breakfast, coffee, check my emails etc., before I start working. I do start earlier on rare occasions (if I fall behind on an assignment and have to catch up), but try not to make a habit of doing so.

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Mami Y.  Identity Verified
Japan
Member (2008)
English to Japanese
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3-5 Aug 1, 2011

Gianluca Marras wrote:

Get up at 5:45, start working at 6.
Usually for revisions, since at that time everybody is still sleeping so I can enjoy the silence and my concentration it top-level.


Get up early to check my email box and work for 1 hour. First hour is to read out a project or my translation. I enjoy darkness and silence before dawn..


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Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 21:37
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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8-9 Aug 1, 2011

I'm much more a night owl than an early bird...

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Michaël Temmerman  Identity Verified
Costa Rica
Local time: 14:37
English to Dutch
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up at 5 Aug 1, 2011

I get up at 5am because all of my customers are in Europe and I'm 8 hours behind here in Costa Rica. I start immediately, but I take a short break at 6 for a shower and breakfast:-)

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Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 22:37
Member (2009)
English to German
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It depends Aug 1, 2011

Usually I'm up between 4:45 and 5:00 a.m.. But the start of the day greatly depends on the time I went to bed the night before, which again depends on which client I'm working for at the time. But I've done it more than once to get up around 5 a.m. even though "bedtime" wasn't until nearly 3 a.m.

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John Cutler  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 22:37
Spanish to English
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It varies Aug 1, 2011

I've always thought that being a freelancer meant that I don't have to follow any particular sleep/work schedule. If I wanted to be up at the same time everyday, I'd probably find a regular job and give up being self-employed.

The only time I worry about and comply strictly with is project delivery time; everything else is variable.


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xxxInterlangue
Angola
Local time: 22:37
English to French
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Used to be... Aug 1, 2011

... 6 but I've taken things easier lately (usually between 8 and 9 AM). I still finish around 18.00 (6PM) though and still work at least half days on weekends.

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neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 22:37
Spanish to English
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Other Aug 1, 2011

John Cutler wrote:

I've always thought that being a freelancer meant that I don't have to follow any particular sleep/work schedule. If I wanted to be up at the same time everyday, I'd probably find a regular job and give up being self-employed.

The only time I worry about and comply strictly with is project delivery time; everything else is variable.


Me too. I'm "usually" up and about between 8 and 9.30, but it really depends on so many factors that it's hard to pin down. As I have no children/school runs etc to worry about, I can be as flexible as possible, within limits.


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Alison MacG  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 21:37
German to English
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Up at 6, at my desk by 8 Aug 1, 2011

In between, I head off to my local swimming pool, where I swim at least a mile every day. I have always been an early riser and morning person.

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Umang Dholabhai  Identity Verified
India
Local time: 02:07
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Variable Aug 1, 2011

John Cutler wrote:


The only time I worry about and comply strictly with is project delivery time; everything else is variable.


Agree


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Steven Capsuto  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 16:37
Spanish to English
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No set schedule Aug 1, 2011

It depends on clients' needs and time zones, and what other commitments I have that week.

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Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 13:37
Member (2003)
Spanish to English
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Today? I was up all night Aug 1, 2011

I finished and delivered a 96-page rush publication-quality job at 8:30 a.m. this morning. Took my dogs out, gave them breakfast and had a bite myself, then hit the sack for 4 hours. It's 1:30 p.m. and I'm ready to start my day.

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Veronica Lupascu  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 22:37
Dutch to Romanian
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8-9 usually Aug 1, 2011

But use to work late. It would be nice if the day would have few more hours that I would use for sleeping


Muriel Vasconcellos wrote:

I finished and delivered a 96-page rush publication-quality job at 8:30 a.m. this morning. Took my dogs out, gave them breakfast and had a bite myself, then hit the sack for 4 hours. It's 1:30 p.m. and I'm ready to start my day.


Thank god I have a dog that needs to go out and makes noise when hungry, otherwise I would probably forget to eat myself and would not even know how is the weather outside.


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