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Poll: Has it ever taken you a few months or even a year to send in an invoice?
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Yaotl Altan  Identity Verified
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Member (2006)
English to Spanish
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Almost 2 years. May 23, 2018

Yes, almost 2 years. That happened because I worked sporadically for a European firm.

I didn't pick their long projects, because I had not enough time for them, so I chose the tiny ones. Logically, I couldn't invoice until I reached the minimum amount to be invoiced and wired to my bank account. They don't use Paypal, so this was another issue added to the whole situation.


Anastasia Grace
English to Russian
Invoices in time May 23, 2018

I have wonderful habbit to put down all the tracks of any project i have been working on keeping writing the notes until i can see my consideration on my account. So it depends on a person how soon he is willing to have cash.


Maxi Schwarz  Identity Verified
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German to English
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No May 23, 2018

I have a set routine. I send an invoice at the same time as I send the completed translation. I have an arrangement with a couple of special clients to invoice them at the end of the month, and there is a reminder on my calendar to do so. Checking whether payment has actually been received is a weaker point, but not too much so.


Diana Obermeyer  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Member (2013)
German to English
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Yes Jun 21, 2018

Most regular clients get one invoice at the end of the month.
Others get it shortly after I deliver the project.

I have one client that gets billed by project, but each project comprises numerous short assignments and can drag on for several months. Sometimes I have 2 or 3 such projects in parralel. Strictly speaking I do invoice shortly after the project is completed, but it could be 3 or 4 months from the first assignment within a project.

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