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Poll: When did you start working with your latest new client?
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neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 06:11
Spanish to English
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More than a year ago Feb 23, 2017

It was a recommendation from another long-standing client working in the same area (market research/agriculture/livestock). Nice person, communicative and a prompt payer.

 

Khaldun Alqaisi
United Arab Emirates
Local time: 08:11
Member (2013)
English to Arabic
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Client looks for low rates Feb 23, 2017

Client wants low rates regardless of quality.

I also think that client like to change translators for different style and lower rates ...

But by the way, why clients tend to change their translator?


 

Michael Harris  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 06:11
Member (2006)
German to English
This month Feb 23, 2017

They pop up every couple of monthsand if I have enough time and they pay therates, then why not. I have gained some of my best customers in this way.

 

Fumiko & Alberto Zaccagnini  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 06:11
Member (2010)
Japanese to Italian
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Please implement a link to retract and edit my vote! Feb 23, 2017

From Alberto:
I was very sleepy and thus misread the poll's question, and voted the wrong answer:
Could ProZ implement a link to retract and edit my vote? At least in the first hour after voting.
That would add to the poll's accuracy !

[Edited at 2017-02-23 09:29 GMT]


 

Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
Denmark
Local time: 06:11
Member (2003)
Danish to English
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This week Feb 23, 2017

She was a private, direct client recommended by a colleague whom I met at a powwow many moons ago... I have worked with him on several occasions.

They are both examples of good jobs coming indirectly, not to say very indirectly, from this site. It is a pity they don't appear in the statistics!


 

Jack Doughty  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:11
Member (2000)
Russian to English
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Define new client Feb 23, 2017

I get quite a few jobs which are obviously one-offs, e.g. my latest was a woman wanting marriage and divorce certificates translated for a university entrance application. Books are usually one-offs too, although I am on my fourth book from one particular author. The question appears aimed at those who work mostly for agencies. I do agency work myself, but it's difficult to say if an agency for which you have done one job will lead to repeat business.

 

DianeGM  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:11
Member (2006)
Dutch to English
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Actually ... Feb 23, 2017

I have taken on two new clients this year already - one in January and one in February.
These are the first new clients I have taken on in a long time. Too early to say anything about the relationships yet.


 

Catherine De Crignis  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 06:11
Member (2012)
English to French
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Week before last Feb 23, 2017

A fellow freelancer I've known for a few years. She had a project that was right up my alley and the conditions were right, so there I went!

 

Maxi Schwarz
Local time: 23:11
German to English
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yesterday Feb 23, 2017

I frequently work for end clients. I think that the person who did the poll was thinking of translation companies or agencies. In that case - 1 or 2 years ago.

 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 05:11
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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Over the past 2-6 months Feb 23, 2017

My latest new client popped up in December. I hope this first long assignment will lead to repeat business. Over the past months some clients I first considered as one-offs have reappeared suddenly…

 

Yetta J Bogarde  Identity Verified
Denmark
Local time: 06:11
Member (2012)
English to Danish
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In the past month Feb 23, 2017

I happened to be contacted by two new clients the last few weeks, one had found me on ProZ and the other had seen my website.

They accepted my new rates for 2017, which can be difficult for some old clients to swallow.


 

Angie Garbarino  Identity Verified
Member (2003)
French to Italian
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This week Feb 23, 2017

2 new clients this week

 

Henry Schroeder  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 00:11
Member (2002)
German to English
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They are mostly old, always the same ones Feb 23, 2017

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Angus Stewart  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:11
Member (2011)
French to English
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In the last month Feb 23, 2017

I have started working with 2 new clients in the last month.

 
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