Poll: My work predictions for July:
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Jul 2

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neilmac  Identity Verified
Local time: 00:10
Spanish to English
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Normal Jul 2

For July, that is. The hotter it gets here, the less appealing the idea of slaving over a hot PC becomes...
I've already refused extra work from one agency, because I have enough work coming in from my direct clients to keep me ticking over without becoming overloaded.

[Edited at 2019-07-02 11:40 GMT]


Teresa Borges
Local time: 23:10
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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Busy Jul 2

Too soon to know, but the month has started quite nicely for me: 3 files yesterday, 5 today…


Lincoln Hui  Identity Verified
Hong Kong
Local time: 06:10
Chinese to English
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There is no tomorrow Jul 2

I have always worked on the principle that every single client is going to dry up instantly tomorrow. I do have two ongoing projects that run through the end of the month, so I expect I should be reasonably busy if zero offers come in the rest of the month.

Jorge Payan

Elizabeth Tamblin  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 23:10
Member (2012)
French to English
Other Jul 2

I've given up trying to predict it.

Teresa Borges
Liena Vijupe
Gibril Koroma

Katharina Harer  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 15:10
Member (2007)
English to German
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Never able to predict workloads Jul 2

I wish I could predict this. Been working as a translator for over 10 years and I still am not able to predict how busy each month will be.

Teresa Borges
Elizabeth Chivers
Gibril Koroma
Spyros Salimpas

Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Local time: 19:10
Member (2014)
English to Portuguese
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Already have two big ones scheduled and confirmed Jul 3

And expecting lots more. July is always busy. The "bad guys" are December and January.


Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Local time: 00:10
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
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Work vs busy-ness? Jul 3

ProZ.com Staff wrote:
"My work predictions for July:"

There is no predicting. There is no pattern. However, July is a busy month (must balance lots of work with lots of heat and lots of other activities that must be done). My bees must be wondering where the keeper is. And of course I volunteered for various things, that I would not have had I known how busy July was going to be.


Philippe Etienne  Identity Verified
Local time: 00:10
English to French
Slow Jul 3

If I don't have 1000 euros of undelivered orders by the 3nd of any month, it's slow.
Although I have recurring work each month (newsletters, updates, etc.), it's never confirmed until it is.



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