Poll: How has July been in terms of work?
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Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 15:34
Member (2003)
Spanish to English
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Normal Jul 28

I've had three translations totaling 33,000 words. One was a breeze, another was typical, and the third one has been driving me crazy.

 

Edith van der Have-Raats  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 00:34
Member (2016)
English to Dutch
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Very busy Jul 28

My highest turnover ever, and the month isn't over yet

neilmac
 

Deborah do Carmo  Identity Verified
Portugal
Local time: 23:34
Dutch to English
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Busy Jul 28

I've invoiced just over 92,000 words so far. Not a record but a busy month. It's a good time of year for business with many colleagues on leave. I live in Algarve and avoid the coast in July and August. I can rather enjoy it the rest of the year, when it's cooler and much quieter.

 

Fiona Grace Peterson  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 00:34
Member
Italian to English
Other Jul 28

There was no "completely nuts" option.

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Deborah do Carmo
 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 23:34
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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Very busy Jul 28

It has been very busy (much busier than the last 5 years, both in number of projects and in number of words). I have been working every day since the beginning of the month with only one weekend’s rest. August will probably be much quieter, though we never know…

neilmac
 

Lincoln Hui  Identity Verified
Hong Kong
Local time: 06:34
Member
Chinese to English
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Well... Jul 28

I haven't issued my invoices yet.

I mean my June invoices.


 

Elizabeth Tamblin  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 23:34
Member (2012)
French to English
Very slow Jul 29

Hardly any jobs.

Khaldun Alqaisi
 

mroed
Local time: 00:34
Italian to German
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simply amazing Jul 29

best month ever ... and no end in sight. But I'm sure that sooner or later there will be slower times again.

 

Khaldun Alqaisi
United Arab Emirates
Local time: 02:34
Member (2013)
English to Arabic
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Not busy Jul 30

I did not work in July at home.

I was busy with something else personal.
Generally, in summer in the UAE where I work and live, the market recesses because no conference no events as in winter.


 

Jennifer Caisley  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 23:34
Member (May 2019)
German to English
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Other - bizarre fits and starts Jul 31

I think, overall, July has been about average for me, or perhaps a little higher than average - but I picked "other" in the poll because the pattern of work within the month has been like nothing I've ever seen!

I'm not sure if it's connected to the heatwave we've had over here in Western Europe, but there have been stretches of multiple days with absolutely zero work (perfect time to go and have an ice cream!), followed by stretches where I've worked until the wee hours (certainly
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I think, overall, July has been about average for me, or perhaps a little higher than average - but I picked "other" in the poll because the pattern of work within the month has been like nothing I've ever seen!

I'm not sure if it's connected to the heatwave we've had over here in Western Europe, but there have been stretches of multiple days with absolutely zero work (perfect time to go and have an ice cream!), followed by stretches where I've worked until the wee hours (certainly not my preferred tactic, but make hay when the sun shines, and all that!).

Obviously, freelance work is particularly prone to these periods of feast or famine, but this is the first time I'd seen such striking swings even within a month!
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neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 00:34
Spanish to English
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Vey busy Jul 31

I thought I'd already answered this poll, but I don't see my post. Maybe it was another similar poll...

 


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