Poll: Professionally, my general outlook for the rest of 2020 right now is:
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neilmac  Identity Verified
Ispanija
Local time: 00:49
iš ispanų į anglų
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Positive Sep 30, 2020

I see my current outlook as more positive than negative, defined as I think I will have enough to keep me going and pay the bills until the end of the year. However, if you define positive as "business is booming", then I don't think that's the case anywhere in the "industry" at the moment.

Update: I'm suddenly feeling less positive, as some of my university clients are pushing me to use the online system for billing public administrations (FACe), which is a nightmare. I spent sever
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I see my current outlook as more positive than negative, defined as I think I will have enough to keep me going and pay the bills until the end of the year. However, if you define positive as "business is booming", then I don't think that's the case anywhere in the "industry" at the moment.

Update: I'm suddenly feeling less positive, as some of my university clients are pushing me to use the online system for billing public administrations (FACe), which is a nightmare. I spent several hours trying to use it earlier this year, but gave up frustrated and angry. Even reading the official government website for information is like a slow torture. If I do eventually have to start using the system, I'll be dragged into it kicking and screaming, and will need to engage a third-party to handle it for me, which will mean having to raise my current reasonable rates, perhaps by up to 100%, to compensate for the hassle.

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Mariana Borio
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Kay Denney  Identity Verified
Prancūzija
Local time: 00:49
Narys (2018)
iš prancūzų į anglų
. Sep 30, 2020

Given that a lot of my work has been in industries that are crashing right now (tourism, catering, the arts...), I'm afraid things look pretty bleak.

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Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Brazilija
Local time: 21:49
Narys (2014)
iš anglų į portugalų
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Positive Sep 30, 2020

It was pretty negative in July and August, but we're back on the track now.

 

Dan Lucas  Identity Verified
Jungtinė Karalystė
Local time: 23:49
Narys (2014)
iš japonų į anglų
Cautious Sep 30, 2020

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Been pretty solid all year. Hoping it will continue, but worried that lockdown and other coronavirus countermeasures are going to cause a tidal wave of economic pain a few months down the road.

Dan


 

María C Turri  Identity Verified
Argentina
Local time: 20:49
Narys (2019)
iš anglų į ispanų
Positive Oct 1, 2020

I had a couple neutral months in May and June but I made enough to avoid any cuts. Now everything seems just like before corona for me. It helps to translate medical content!

 

Kevin Fulton  Identity Verified
Jungtinės Amerikos Valstijos
Local time: 18:49
iš vokiečių į anglų
More of the same Oct 1, 2020

Although my agency work has picked up the last month or two, and my direct clients continue to send work, I expect the usual seasonal slowdown in December and July.

 


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