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Poll: My most regular client(s) send me work...
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neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 05:33
Spanish to English
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Daily Mar 1

Nowadays, my main client sends me small texts almost every day, mainly news items for the company website. I've just done my admin for February and these small jobs only amounted to just under 1500 words for the month. However, that is compensated by the work I do for them through their online platform, which came to just over 8000 words this month.
The rest of my clients are less regular and tend to be busier at certain times of the year than others.


 

Tom in London
United Kingdom
Local time: 04:33
Member (2008)
Italian to English
Correct. Mar 1

That's correct. My most regular client(s) send me work. Next poll question: the sun rises in the....

Angus Stewart
Robert Rietvelt
Jennifer White
ahartje
Philip Lees
Mariana Borio
Gibril Koroma
 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 04:33
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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Other Mar 1

It depends how regular “regular” is. I have a long-standing customer who sends small jobs almost every day, but other regulars with whom I have been working for ages send larger jobs weekly, monthly or even quarterly.

Mariana Borio
 

Aline Amorim  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 00:33
Member (2019)
English to Portuguese
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Weekly Mar 1

It depends how regular “regular” is. I have been working MT Post-edition in the last few months, but other regulars with whom I have been working for ages send larger jobs weekly, monthly or even quarterly.

Farah Liza Jamilus
 

Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 00:33
Member (2014)
English to Portuguese
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Between daily and weekly, there are... Mar 1

My most regular client sends me work every other day or every three days.
Other regular clients send me work every other week.
Some send me work every month. Some, every other month.
Theses are all regulars, as I've been working for them for several years.
There are others who send me work sporadically and could also be considered regulars.
In other words, there is no proper answer to this poll.


Vera Schoen
 

Elizabeth Tamblin  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 04:33
Member (2012)
French to English
Other Mar 1

It varies.

 

Robert Rietvelt  Identity Verified
Local time: 05:33
Member (2006)
Spanish to Dutch
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south???? Mar 1

Tom in London wrote:

That's correct. My most regular client(s) send me work. Next poll question: the sun rises in the....




By the way, I am not native English, but shouldn't it be '....sends me work' in stead of '....send me work'?


 

Kaisa I
Canada
Local time: 23:33
Member (2019)
English to Finnish
+ ...


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Off topic Mar 1

Aline Amorim wrote:


It depends how regular “regular” is. I have been working MT Post-edition in the last few months, but other regulars with whom I have been working for ages send larger jobs weekly, monthly or even quarterly.


Is this comment a demonstration of "MT Post-edition" work?


Muriel Vasconcellos
 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 04:33
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
+ ...
@Kaisa Mar 1

Kaisa I wrote:

Aline Amorim wrote:


It depends how regular “regular” is. I have been working MT Post-edition in the last few months, but other regulars with whom I have been working for ages send larger jobs weekly, monthly or even quarterly.


Is this comment a demonstration of "MT Post-edition" work?


Made_my_day


Angus Stewart
Muriel Vasconcellos
Wout Van den Broeck
Linda Miranda
 

Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 20:33
Member (2003)
Spanish to English
+ ...
It varies a LOT Mar 1

Most of my jobs are quite long, up to 50,000 words. I can only squeeze in a few short jobs while I'm working on a long project.

 

Chris S  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Swedish to English
+ ...
Regular and regular Mar 2

Strictly speaking, my most regular clients are the ones who only send me their annual report.

The most frequent ones send stuff several times a month.

Just don’t get me started on “regular” portions...


Christine Andersen
Sarah Maidstone
Mariana Borio
 

Paul Lambert  Identity Verified
Sweden
Local time: 05:33
Member (2006)
Swedish to English
+ ...
It is a roller coaster Mar 2

Regular, as in "periodic"?
Well, each client of mine will typically inundate me with work for about three solid weeks at a time and then I won't see him for months. While one client seems to have hibernated, it will be some other client's turn to bombard me with work...and then that client disappears for a while. There are probably a good 7-8 clients who do this. When they disappear, I am afraid that either they were dissatisfied or that they have gone out of business, but a sure as the su
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Regular, as in "periodic"?
Well, each client of mine will typically inundate me with work for about three solid weeks at a time and then I won't see him for months. While one client seems to have hibernated, it will be some other client's turn to bombard me with work...and then that client disappears for a while. There are probably a good 7-8 clients who do this. When they disappear, I am afraid that either they were dissatisfied or that they have gone out of business, but a sure as the sun rises, they do come back, only to repeat the process.
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Gibril Koroma  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 23:33
Member (2017)
French to English
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Weekly Mar 2

Little jobs weekly, big jobs less frequent.

 

Platon Danilov  Identity Verified
Ukraine
Local time: 06:33
Member (2014)
English to Russian
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regular doesn't mean periodic Mar 3

One client of mine is ongoing, they send me small daily drops for two weeks with a week break, while the others seem to send jobs from time to time, with no definite period between the jobs. And certainly, one off jobs occur as well.

 


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