Buon Natale a tutti – and see you in 2011!

For some businesses, December is one of the slowest months work wise. This December for Rainy London has been non-stop work galore: indeed, clients suddenly and frantically realise it’s Xmas time and those projects that were neglected at the bottom of a drawer, and not even *so urgent* a week ago are now ‘*due yesterday*, if possible‘ (because politeness always comes first).

Given a busy December – and I should add, a very cold and snowy one! – possibly January will be sluggish and relaxed.

In Italy, as in other Mediterranean countries, the general rule for most businesses is to shut down for a period which varies between 1 week to 10 days. This year, a few of my clients will be off from Friday 24th, Christmas Eve, right until the 7th, where possible. This is because the 6th is a major Bank Holiday in Italy: l’Epifania (or in the colloquial name, la Befana).

The translation sector is a bit sui generis and considering that most of us boast a worldwide clientbase, I will personally be working on and off until New Year’s day 😦

I also owe everybody an apology: I was meant to post a sequel to the Medical Course entry I did earlier this month but these weeks have been mental and I promise you will be enjoying it by January.

Apologies again… giurin giuretta! (= Italian for I swear!)



About Val

London-based Rainy London Translations is offering a full range of top quality interpreting, localisation, translation, consultancy and voice-overservices for both businesses and individuals. Need something else? Just ask! It may sound like a cliché, but just get in touch: what you need can be done, at a reasonable price. Valeria is also offering a 'branding' clinic service, to help freelancers find their perfect business name or polish the existing identity by finding a logo, a tagline with sound creative consultancy. Based in the City of Westminster area, the heart of London, UK, since August 2011.

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