2009-12-04    

New phrase: What kind of turnaround do you need on this task?

Explanation: Instead of using the word “turnaround”, I should have asked how much time I could take to complete the task and get it back to you (or, turn it around - you give it to me, then I give it back to you when it’s done).

How to answer: The answer could be anything from “same day turnaround” (meaning, I’d have to edit the job the same day I received it) to “a day or two turnaround”, (meaning, after receiving the edit job, I’d have to complete it and hand it back a day or two later), and so forth.