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Poll: Do you keep a register of all your projects, big and small?
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Yaotl Altan
 

Ian Mansbridge  Identity Verified
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Yes Jun 24, 2019

Just completed project number 5218!

 

Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
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Absolutely Jun 24, 2019

I keep an Excel spreadsheet and have done so for decades. It's how I keep track of invoicing and who owes me money. I can't imagine not keeping a record.

I also keep the work I've done, which is keyed to my spreadsheet.


Anna Herbst
Liena Vijupe
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REUVEN COHEN
Tina Vonhof
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Rachel Shaw
 

Teresa Borges
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Yes Jun 24, 2019

I keep a paper form that I fill with all the information needed: date, my reference number, client’s name, client’s job reference, language combination, number of words, type of assignment (translation, transcreation, proofreading, editing), deadline, invoice number and special notes. Some years ago, because I realized that I hadn’t invoiced a client I got into the habit of preparing each invoice immediately after completing a job so that nothing is forgotten.

 

Kay Denney  Identity Verified
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. Jun 24, 2019

Isn't it kinda compulsory to keep track of your work? I mean apart from tax havens that no mere translator could ever afford to live in, is there a country out there where you don't have to declare your business earnings?

I just reproduced the log that we used to use at the agency in pre-Plunet days, minus language pairs since I only have one. I keep track of jobs that need doing, and bills that need paying, all in the one same document.


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Teresa Borges
 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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No, not really Jun 24, 2019

ProZ.com Staff wrote:
"Do you keep a register of all your projects, big and small?"


No, I don't keep a record like that. I do, however, keep a record of all my invoices and payments (obviously... it's a spreadsheet). And the invoices are related to the jobs that I do. But not every job gets a separate invoice. And I don't create invoices for "freebies".

And for some clients, it's not always clear where the job begins or ends. For most clients, when it comes to invoicing, I tend to rely on the official purchase order issued by the client, and I only complain if there appears to be a discrepancy between it and the amount of work I remember doing.

If you count "folders in a shoe box" as a record, then yes: I do keep a record of all projects. I put all files relating to a job in a subfolder on my desktop, and when I'm done with it, I move it to an archive folder. Every time I get a new request and I don't recognise it as part of an existing job that I'm currently working on, I put it into a new job subfolder. So, for example, in 2018 I issued 437 invoices, but I have 1155 separate job subfolders. For my biggest client, I issued 227 invoices, but there are 433 individual job subfolders.


Ian Keith Jones Williams
 

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No Jun 24, 2019

Not a consistent register. My work is mostly agency-driven, and the agencies have different ways of registering the jobs. Some issue individual POs for every job and when I want to create an invoice, I collect all open POs for that. With other agencies, I receive a report (at the end of the month, in most cases) about the work I did and use this for my invoice. Only with direct clients, I keep such a register (but a separate register for every client), in order to create an invoice in certain in... See more
Not a consistent register. My work is mostly agency-driven, and the agencies have different ways of registering the jobs. Some issue individual POs for every job and when I want to create an invoice, I collect all open POs for that. With other agencies, I receive a report (at the end of the month, in most cases) about the work I did and use this for my invoice. Only with direct clients, I keep such a register (but a separate register for every client), in order to create an invoice in certain intervals.

For the bigger view, I use my time tracker. In my time tracker, I can see how much time I spent in any time span for any client or project.
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neilmac  Identity Verified
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Other Jun 24, 2019

I keep a record of all the translation and revision jobs I do. I wouldn't call it a register though, which sounds a bit too official and highfalutin' for the slapdash chaotic mess that is my admin.

I'm currently having a nightmare with my tax returns, as one client has only declared five out of the dozen invoices I issued to them in 2018...


 

REUVEN COHEN  Identity Verified
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Sure Jun 24, 2019

I also keep a record of all work on a spreadsheet
Couldn't think of working without it.
Helps keep tabs on what you have done and what jobs are still owed payment.


Tina Vonhof
Muriel Vasconcellos
 

Yetta Jensen Bogarde  Identity Verified
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Yes Jun 24, 2019

I keep my records by client name > year > month > PM/project type.
I also have paper binders with my clients in alphabetical order, but only the most important documents i.e. initial contact, agreements and - in rare cases of disagreements - copy of such email exchange.

And I am really amazed at all the different systems we use.


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Yes Jun 24, 2019

I keep digital records only. I just print an Excel sheet once a year for taxes.

 

Claudia Aguero  Identity Verified
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I have to Jun 24, 2019

According to the Costa Rican Law on Official Translations and Interpretations and its regulations, I need to keep such a record. Every January, I need to submit a report detailing each project and the price I charged for each official translation and interpretation.

 

Yaotl Altan  Identity Verified
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Yes Jun 24, 2019

Since 2000, I write in a notebook information such as:
- title
- arrival date
- delivery date
- words


IT>EN Legal
 

Ekaterina Chashnikova  Identity Verified
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Other Jun 24, 2019

I try to keep the records in TO3000, but it's not a regular habit yet.

 

Kamila Perczak  Identity Verified
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To some extent Jun 24, 2019

I only record the details of jobs completed needed in order to draw up correct invoices.

 
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