Posts tagged: deadlines

Jun 05 2012

Business: June 2012

I can’t believe it’s June already! The year seems to be flying by.

I am pleased to report that I did finish my story for the anthology and submit it on time. Now I have to wait until sometime post-August to find out if I made it in!

Projects are continuing to come through my inbox, many with tight deadlines. I am working hard to get things done for my clients, and continue to pride myself in a good finished product!

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Apr 02 2011

Business: Deadlines!

My apologies for discussing the new posting schedule in my last post and then neglecting to follow through on it. My excuse is that I had several tight deadlines for one of my clients, and that made blogging really more of an afterthought than a priority. This month will hopefully go much better!

Deadlines are tricky things. This particular client sends me work very regularly; we have a contract for editing reports. When I am sent a report, I am given a deadline by which the report needs to be returned. This is typically not a problem, except when I have other work to do, several reports to edit all at once, or when there are other difficulties with editing the reports. In this case, I had, at one point, six reports to edit in a span of five days (I prefer to spread one report over three or four days), and one of those reports was done completely wrong – it took me 17 hours to edit, and there is information missing. (For reference’s sake, it usually takes me about four or five hours to edit a report that’s done properly.)

Something every project requires is a deadline; the trick is to make sure that the deadline is achievable, and that it is a known factor. Any time I am given a project, I will request a deadline; if the client isn’t sure of what a good timeline is for the project, I will suggest one that makes sense to me, and work with the client to make it work for both of us.

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