Poll: Work wise, is the year going as you expected so far?
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Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 10:57
Member (2003)
Spanish to English
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Other: Better than I expected Apr 1, 2017

I've been blessed with a windfall.

 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 18:57
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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Other Apr 1, 2017

Much better than I expected! In the first 3 months of the year I invoiced almost as much as in 2016 and I must say that last year wasn't bad at all. I haven't stopped working (weekends included) since the beginning of December. I'll have a well-deserved break this week...

 

Michael Harris  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 19:57
Member (2006)
German to English
Other Apr 1, 2017

Is this going to be asked at the beginning of every month now?

 

neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 19:57
Spanish to English
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More or less Apr 1, 2017

I have one client who used to send me translations for a fruit and vegetable magazine every two months, but I haven't heard anything from him yet this year. It's just as well, because I'm up to my ears in work anyway and have a several thousand word backlog of my most time-consuming work (software strings).

 

Vi Pukite  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 10:57
Member (2009)
Latvian to English
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As expected Apr 1, 2017

The regulars doing their regular thing, some jobs from some new clients, and spring springing up all around ... all in all, life is good.

 

Henry Schroeder  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 13:57
Member (2002)
German to English
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Also better than expected Apr 1, 2017

...

 

Kristina Cosumano  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 19:57
Member (2015)
German to English
More or less as I'd hoped it would Apr 1, 2017

I've reached the point where I can turn down work that I don't want to do and not worry about the consequences. And I have begun quoting higher rates to the new agencies reaching out to me (and they are accepting them). All in all, it's going pretty well.

 

Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 14:57
Member (2014)
English to Portuguese
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As expected Apr 3, 2017

And, if I'm not mistaken, this is the fourth time this question is featured with a different wording this year only. See why I stopped suggesting polls?

 


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