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I prefer to maintain frequent communication through e-mail or telephone. I am on my e-mail during most of the day (even weekends), and I usually respond within 10-15 minutes.
My time is split between freelancing as a software developer and being a professional touring musician, so there will be times (usually evenings) when I will be unavailable for communication. However, even if caught at the worst possible time, I will still usually be able to respond within 6-12 hours. I work 7 days a week, and am fully willing to communicate all 7 days.
I have always had long-lasting relationships with all of my clients, and I would like to continue down that path with all of my future clients. As