Poll: Financially, for me, the first half of 2012 was
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Simon Bruni  Identity Verified
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Good Jul 14, 2012

Translation will never be financially 'excellent'

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Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
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Excellent Jul 14, 2012

In the first half of 2012 I made more than I used to make in a whole year.

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Natalia Pedrosa  Identity Verified
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I replied 'Not very good' but Jul 14, 2012

Overall it has been much better than the first half of 2011.

Happy holidaying!


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Gennady Lapardin  Identity Verified
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It's a matter of relativity :) Jul 14, 2012

As one learned quote says: Under some circumstances, the mass of a system in general relativity may not even be defined.
Hence the answer: don't know. Obviously, it can't be a mainstream answer; one more smiley

[Edited at 2012-07-14 11:29 GMT]

[Edited at 2012-07-14 12:20 GMT]


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Julian Holmes  Identity Verified
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Supercalifragilisticexpialidociously excellent Jul 14, 2012

or, in normal parlance, a quantum leap beyond what I made in 2011.

I was basically out of action for the whole year since I had 3 operations on my hand for a severed tendon and complications.

Anyway, I replied "Other" because there was no option "2011 was a sodding writeoff".


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Andrea Munhoz  Identity Verified
Brazil
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Good Jul 14, 2012

If only it'd been like the excellent second half of 2011...

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Alison Sabedoria  Identity Verified
France
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Excellent Jul 14, 2012

Big projects for premium clients.

Now I can enjoy the summer.


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Robert Forstag  Identity Verified
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Only decent Jul 14, 2012

And it would not even have been decent were it not for a book contract. This gives pause....

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Allison Wright  Identity Verified
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Good Jul 14, 2012

An enormous relief, since the second half of 2011 was awful.

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Dinny  Identity Verified
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Tough learning Jul 14, 2012

It taught me that you don´t get nothing for nothing.
Or, actually, that you get nothing for nothing.

I was lazy, relying on my "usuals", not doing any marketing to get new contacts, ´cause "how would I fit them in". Geez, I´ve been here 20 years, they will wake up, won´t they? Well, surprise! My usuals apparently went into crisis full time, work was just not coming... untill I woke up and realized that you can never just lean back and wait for the roast chicken to come flying in.

So I am back on track again with some new clients and some of the old arisen from the dead.

A lesson learned.

Roast chicken for dinner.


Dinny


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Marlene Blanshay  Identity Verified
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the second half Jul 14, 2012

of 2011 was better. I have had more slow spots in the first half of 2012, even with new clients.

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Wolfgang Vogt  Identity Verified
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quite good Jul 15, 2012

My kids are asking already "Who's that guy that appears around lunchtime and stays over?"
Just kidding, but I've been busy and had to struggle to take days off...


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