Poll: How far into the future are you currently booked?
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Local time: 02:47
May 26

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Edith van der Have-Raats  Identity Verified
Local time: 11:47
Member (2016)
English to Dutch
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Perfect situation May 26

I have a large, well-paid assignment with a flexible deadline, so I can accept smaller assignments from other clients in between. Never a dull (or non-paid) moment for the coming months and yet available for new endeavours

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Teresa Borges
Local time: 10:47
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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Two weeks to a month May 26

After two extremely busy months things got sort of quiet again but I’m already fully booked in June...

[Edited at 2017-05-26 08:34 GMT]

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Julian Holmes  Identity Verified
Local time: 18:47
Member (2011)
Japanese to English
Other May 26

I already have several firm orders and various irons in the fire, some bigger than others and ones that will extend to July, August and December. They are more or less 'fixed' but details are being negotiated.
Of course, no POs have formally been issued for the to-be-decided projects. So, if a big well-paying job that will keep me busy and in clover for the next 3 or 4 months comes along, that will get my immediate attention.

Firm orders win hands down over 'dangling carrot' maybe kind of jobs.

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Yetta J Bogarde  Identity Verified
Local time: 11:47
Member (2012)
English to Danish
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Less than a week May 26

Or, maybe I should say 'other'

because I usually have several longer, ongoing projects going on - currently 4 - while I still can accept shorter ones in between.

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neilmac  Identity Verified
Local time: 11:47
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Other May 26

I currently have a backlog of software strings waiting to be translated, but I'm not sure how many words it would be equivalent to. If no other jobs came in and I was able to dedicate myself 100% to those, I'd probably need a full month to get them all done comfortably. However, I don't consider that as being booked up until some point in the future, as I'm usually able to squeeze in translations and other tasks for my regular clients.

Let's just say I have enough work to be able to refuse inconvenient or unsuitable offers from potential new clients.

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Chris S  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Member (2011)
Swedish to English
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I'm free! May 26

As of five minutes ago... for the first time in about eight months... and perfectly timed for the arrival of summer... and it feels soooo good... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ux1vBolJf5Q

[Edited at 2017-05-26 10:16 GMT]

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Gianluca Marras  Identity Verified
Local time: 11:47
Member (2008)
English to Italian
other May 26

Next month is almost fully booked, I ma receiving jobs to be delivered in July and August

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Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:47
Member (2014)
English to Portuguese
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One to two weeks, with space for add-ins May 27

I have to big projects that will take me about ten days, but I always plan those with space for the regular small jobs I receive every day. The regular clients with regular small jobs never fill my agenda completely, but they are regulars, so I must save their space, always.

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Local time: 15:17
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How far are you booked. May 27

For me the jobs always come together with very demanding deadlines or, there are no jobs for some time.

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Hege Jakobsen Lepri  Identity Verified
Local time: 05:47
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Fully booked to the end of June May 27

Typical for this time of year - May, June and part of July are often my busiest months.

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