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If you could have one translation-related superpower, what would it be?
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How do you prefer to learn new things?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 25
It depends on the subject matter 48.1%
On my own, self-directed 30.5%
In-person course / tutoring 10.8%
Online course / tutoring 5.1%
Other 2.8%
Mobile learning (across computer, tablet, smart phone, etc.) 2.6%
954 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When did you start working with your latest new client?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 24
In the past month 31.2%
Over the past 2 - 6 months 27.7%
More than a year ago 14.4%
Over the past 6 - 12 months 11.5%
I don't remember 7.5%
Other 4.7%
I don't have any clients yet! 2.9%
1040 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How would you like to be paid for review or proofreading jobs?
By AlbaLTD - featured on Feb 23
Fixed rate per word (page) 37.9%
Per hour based on declared time spent 32.3%
I do not accept proofreading jobs at all 13.3%
Per hour based on time-tracking reports 8.7%
Other - N/A 4.2%
No preference 3.6%
1086 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many words do you typically produce per day (text ready to go)?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 22
2000 - 2500 23.6%
1500 - 2000 21.3%
2500 - 3000 13.9%
1000 - 1500 10.9%
3000 - 3500 7.7%
3500 - 4000 5.8%
More than 4000 5.6%
I don't know 4.9%
Other 3.8%
Fewer than 1000 2.6%
1212 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The place where I live is mostly
By anonymous - featured on Feb 21
Urban 52.8%
Suburban 22.2%
Rural 18.0%
It depends, I move around 5.2%
Other 1.8%
1174 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you end up talking to yourself while you work?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 20
Every now and then 25.8%
Not very often 20.7%
Very often 18.8%
Never 16.8%
Often 12.5%
I don't know, I've never asked myself 5.3%
887 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a competitive personality?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 19
More or less 38.7%
No 29.3%
Yes 27.4%
Other 4.6%
781 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which of the following do you think is the most important in producing a good translation?
By Mike Hunter - featured on Feb 18
I can't choose just one 59.7%
Your own expertise 18.1%
Clarity of source text 9.0%
Knowledge of target language 3.1%
Ability to raise queries, and get responses 2.6%
Knowledge of source language 2.6%
Use of good source reference material 2.3%
Other 2.1%
Good relationship with PM and/or end client 0.6%
1002 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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My ideal 15-minute break includes:
By anonymous - featured on Feb 17
More than one of these 34.1%
Coffee or tea 22.0%
A walk 12.0%
Other (please share) 8.6%
Food 6.3%
A quick nap 5.9%
Getting caught up on the news 5.9%
A game 3.5%
Some TV 1.7%
1087 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think using 2 screens helps your productivity?
By Carla Lopes - featured on Feb 16
Absolutely 32.9%
I don't know 26.7%
Maybe, it depends 21.6%
Not at all 14.5%
Other - N/A 4.3%
1175 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the most important aspect of working with a vendor management program?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 15
Other - N/A 56.2%
Easy to log into the system to view the project 16.0%
Ability to see a sample of the work 7.2%
Ability to respond directly from email 6.0%
Ability to negotiate price 5.8%
Ability to see competing bids in the system 3.6%
Ability to see word count 3.1%
Ability to negotiate delivery time 2.1%
754 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever asked another ProZ.com user on a date?
By Chris S - featured on Feb 14
No 91.6%
No, but I've thought about it 6.1%
Yes 2.4%
1148 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you received compliments from your clients?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 13
Yes, of course 84.5%
Other 8.3%
No, why would I? I turn in the work and we're done 7.2%
904 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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To how many countries have you traveled?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 12
6 - 10 26.0%
1 - 5 22.5%
11 - 15 18.2%
15- 20 11.7%
More than 20 9.1%
More than 30 6.9%
I've never left my home country 3.5%
I have no idea 2.2%
881 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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My translations are proofread by:
By Anne-Sophie Cardinal - featured on Feb 11
Me, always 40.5%
It depends on the client / project 38.9%
My clients' proofreaders 10.2%
My proofreader 4.5%
Nobody, unless I'm paid for it 3.0%
Other 2.9%
1069 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever had a work-related nightmare? (please share!)
By anonymous - featured on Feb 10
Yes, at least once or twice 32.4%
No 28.3%
I don't remember, but it's possible 24.0%
Yes, many times 13.1%
Other 2.2%
1042 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In general, what is your oral proficiency in your source language(s)?
By ferreirac - featured on Feb 9
Advanced 57.2%
Native 25.5%
Intermediate 11.8%
Other 3.7%
Basic 1.8%
1147 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Overall, how rigorous are your clients' screening processes for new translators?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 8
I don't know 41.9%
Good, but could be better 21.8%
Very rigorous 17.3%
Not rigorous at all 10.4%
Other - N/A 8.7%
970 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you noticed a slowing in demand / your workload so far this year?
By Anne-Virginie Lerat - featured on Feb 7
Yes 30.7%
It's too early to say 26.0%
No 25.0%
It's actually increased 15.5%
Other 2.8%
1179 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When was the last time you made adjustments to your quality assurance process?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 6
Not very recently 30.7%
Never 23.0%
I don't remember 17.6%
Other 16.0%
Recently (please share) 12.7%
739 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How has your experience with proofreaders been, in general?
By Djana Surkovic - featured on Feb 5
Neutral 41.1%
Positive 30.6%
Negative 15.1%
Other 13.2%
733 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the next thing you want to do as a professional translator/interpreter?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 4
Get more clients 43.4%
Other - N/A 16.6%
I haven't really thought about it 9.9%
More than one of these 9.9%
Get my dream project (please share) 6.3%
Start my own agency 3.9%
Finish launching my business 3.9%
Offer more services 3.6%
Start outsourcing projects 2.4%
1028 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you feel about coworking places?
By Carla Lopes - featured on Feb 3
I don't like to work around other people 36.2%
I haven't tried it, but I'd like to 22.0%
Depends on the setup 15.4%
Never heard of them 11.9%
Other 7.7%
I love them 3.9%
It's the same as working anywhere else 2.8%
1141 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you could write on a topic related to translation, which of these would it be?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 2
I'll pass, thanks 34.8%
More than one of these 18.4%
Quality 10.9%
Other 9.6%
Business issues 7.1%
Translation technologies / tools 6.0%
Rates 5.1%
Project management 3.1%
Term management 2.7%
Negotiation 2.3%
1065 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In general, how much time do you spend preparing quotes for projects?
By INES Reisch - featured on Feb 1
Under 5 hours per week 61.9%
I have no idea 21.2%
Other 14.0%
Between 5 and 10 hours per week 2.5%
More than 10 hours a week 0.5%
1139 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you planning to attend any translation-related events this year?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 31
No 38.8%
Yes 25.5%
Not sure yet 25.5%
Haven't thought about it 9.5%
Other 0.7%
1183 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How are you dressed for work today?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 30
Casual 34.4%
I can't go out in public like this 29.0%
Ultra casual 21.3%
Business casual 7.7%
Other 6.4%
Business professional 1.2%
893 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever been a teacher?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 29
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Are you planning an early retirement?
By NancyLynn - featured on Jan 28
No 39.8%
I plan to retire at the regular age for where I live 15.2%
No, because I don't qualify for a pension 14.1%
Other 11.8%
I could, but I love my job 10.7%
Yes, I plan to retire early with my own funds 6.8%
Yes, I plan to retire early with a pension 1.6%
1027 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How optimistic are you about your translation business in 2017? (please share!)
By anonymous - featured on Jan 27
Somewhat 43.9%
Very 34.1%
Not very 14.5%
Not at all 4.6%
Other 2.9%
1023 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think translators should form a union?
By Richard Levy - featured on Jan 26
Yes 31.2%
No 30.5%
Yes, but it will never happen 26.6%
Other 11.8%
1182 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you believe that a good memory is an important attribute for a translator?
By Nadine Epstein - featured on Jan 25
Yes 77.6%
Depends 14.0%
No 4.2%
I don't know 2.9%
Other 1.3%
1224 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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My ideal workspace has a view of...
By anonymous - featured on Jan 24
The ocean 37.9%
The mountains 17.4%
The countryside 17.0%
No view for me, thank you 12.1%
Other 8.0%
A bustling city 6.9%
The desert 0.7%
1242 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do freelancers tend to be more neurotic than other professionals?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 23
No idea 36.8%
Don't be silly 25.1%
No 21.6%
Yes 14.2%
Other 2.2%
864 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you do when offered more work than you can handle?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 22
Turn down the work 47.9%
Share the work with a colleague 15.5%
Recommend a colleague 11.6%
Other - N/A 10.3%
That's never happened to me 7.4%
Outsource it to someone else 7.2%
843 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many CAT tools do you use?
By Michaela Bittner - featured on Jan 21
1 35.8%
2 25.1%
3 13.9%
None 13.1%
4 5.1%
More than 5 3.8%
5 1.8%
Other 1.4%
1181 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The project you are working on right now came from what type of client?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 20
A large translation company 31.8%
A small translation company 28.6%
An end client 18.6%
I'm not working on anything at the moment 15.1%
Other 4.4%
It's volunteer work 1.5%
1146 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much do you think your productivity is/would be affected by having children?
By Juan Arroyo Crejo - featured on Jan 19
A lot 52.7%
Moderately 30.2%
Other 10.9%
Not at all 6.3%
1147 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Since I started translating, my vision has...
By anonymous - featured on Jan 18
Deteriorated slightly 35.2%
Remained the same 33.8%
Deteriorated considerably 18.2%
Improved 8.6%
Other - N/A 4.2%
1160 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Can you concentrate if family or other people are in your vicinity while you are working?
By Susanna Martoni - featured on Jan 17
Yes, but it's not easy 50.8%
No 24.5%
Sure, no problem 20.3%
Other - N/A 4.4%
1263 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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On average, how many invoices do you send out per month?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 16
2 - 5 46.8%
6 - 10 22.0%
1 or none 10.8%
11 - 15 8.1%
Other - N/A 6.3%
16 or more 6.0%
889 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you able to put a percentage of your translation earnings into savings?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 15
Yes 41.3%
No 26.1%
Yes, but not regularly 24.4%
Other 4.2%
I can, but I don't! 4.1%
833 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What would solve your biggest concern at the moment?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 14
Money 37.5%
Time 12.7%
I don't have any concerns at the moment 11.5%
Health 10.4%
Work 9.0%
Other (please share) 8.1%
Love 7.1%
Leisure 2.1%
Company 1.6%
1092 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Of how many translation sites/resources are you a paid member?
By Berelis (Eng.) - featured on Jan 13
1 57.0%
None 21.6%
2 - 3 17.9%
Other 1.6%
4 - 6 1.4%
More than 6 0.4%
1192 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you stop working for meals?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 12
Yes, always 39.0%
Yes, unless there is something urgent 33.6%
Yes, usually 13.8%
Yes, sometimes 6.3%
No 5.5%
Other 1.7%
1258 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which of these most limits your productivity?
By Ricki Farn - featured on Jan 11
Text difficulty (research) 32.9%
Online distractions 16.1%
Boredom/monotony 10.6%
Offline distractions 8.7%
Health/tiredness/pain 7.7%
Other non-translation tasks (e.g. administrative) 7.1%
Other (please share) 6.4%
Typing speed 4.6%
None 3.6%
Hardware/software speed 2.5%
1260 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you rearrange your workspace?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 10
Never 23.1%
Maybe once a year 20.3%
Every few months or so 20.2%
Every few years 19.1%
I don't have a set workplace 9.4%
Other 8.0%
1165 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you place a limit on how much any one client can owe you at a time?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 9
No 46.6%
Only on some clients 17.1%
Yes 15.9%
No, but I've thought about it 11.5%
Other - N/A 8.9%
847 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think it is possible to be native speaker in two langauges?
By RBailleux - featured on Jan 8
Yes 71.9%
I am not sure 14.6%
No 12.1%
Other 1.3%
833 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you usually make a favorable first impression on people you meet?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 7
I wouldn't know 43.9%
Yes 43.0%
No 8.5%
Other 4.7%
919 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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