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In general, I prefer...
By anonymous - featured on 08:10
Medium-sized jobs 46.9%
Longer, more involved projects 27.3%
No preference 13.1%
Short, quick jobs 8.9%
Other 3.8%
708 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you keep track of your clients and their info?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 29
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What's the best type of website to represent a translator?
By Alistair Ian Spearing Ortiz - featured on Apr 28
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How many payment methods do you provide for clients?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 27
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Have you ever been commissioned the translation of a book for personal use?
By texjax DDS PhD - featured on Apr 26
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Where do you most prefer to work?
By Emre Demiray - featured on Apr 25
Home 82.1%
Office 8.2%
Other 2.3%
No preference 2.1%
Cafes 1.6%
Coworking places 1.6%
Library 1.1%
Outdoors 1.0%
1102 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you organize your TMs?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 24
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Among your clients, do you notice a tendency towards shorter deadlines?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 23
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How many non-disclosure agreements have you signed in your career?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 22
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What do you value most about membership in a professional translators' association?
By Angus Stewart - featured on Apr 21
I am not a member of any association 42.6%
Accreditation 16.4%
Client exposure 14.6%
Networking opportunities 14.2%
Other 6.9%
CPD opportunities 2.2%
Industry news 2.2%
Fringe benefits (e.g. discounts) 0.7%
943 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you found any benefits from using LinkedIn?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 20
No 43.4%
Not sure 21.0%
Yes 18.4%
I don't use it 15.5%
Other 1.8%
1125 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you part of a local network of translators where you live?
By tilak raj - featured on Apr 19
No, it's just me 68.9%
Yes 20.4%
Other 7.0%
Not yet, trying to start one 3.7%
1010 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In terms of new trends/technology, are you an early adopter?
By maria sgourou - featured on Apr 18
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Are you learning a new language now (for work or for fun)?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 17
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How often do you perform cleanup/maintenance on your main work computer?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 16
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Do you think SEO translations are a legitimate job?
By Murillo Mathias - featured on Apr 15
I don't know what SEO translations are 44.2%
Yes 24.6%
I don't know 19.0%
No 7.2%
Other - N/A 4.9%
773 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you find it difficult at times to coordinate across time zones with your clients?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 14
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What are your views on MT and post-editing?
By Patricia Posadas - featured on Apr 13
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Do you have a backup plan for power or internet outages?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 12
No 44.1%
Yes 39.6%
I've been meaning to make one, but... 11.1%
Other 5.2%
991 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Why are you a translator?
By Chris S - featured on Apr 11
Other - N/A 28.3%
Always wanted to be one from a young age 24.7%
Couldn't think of anything better to do 16.9%
Chance to drop out of the rat race 12.2%
Failed in a previous career 6.1%
The money 4.8%
To unite nations and achieve world peace 4.8%
For the craic 2.2%
1053 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you already have vacation time lined up for the rest of the year?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 10
No 30.1%
More or less 27.7%
Yes 16.4%
Haven't thought about it yet 12.2%
I'm playing it by ear 10.9%
Other - N/A 2.7%
813 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In the Oscars for Freelance Translating, in which category would you compete?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 9
Best Translator, of course 31.6%
None, the Academy would probably snub me 18.4%
Other (please share) 15.3%
Best Email Response Time 13.8%
Best Project Delivery 6.0%
Best Adaptation to Client Expectations 4.5%
Best Score (music played while working) 4.5%
Best Supporting Proofreader 3.5%
Best Editing 2.4%
629 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you know an endangered language?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 8
No 71.4%
Yes 12.7%
No, but I'd like to learn one 11.6%
Other 3.7%
No, but I am learning one 0.6%
871 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you find that household duties interfere with your work?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 7
Yes, some 28.6%
Yes, but not much 27.7%
No, not at all 24.7%
Yes, a lot 15.8%
Other - N/A 3.2%
1094 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you had to lose one of your languages, which would you choose?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 6
A language I know that is not a source nor target 53.2%
Other 27.4%
(One of) my source language(s) 14.0%
(One of) my target language(s) 5.4%
848 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you could work and travel most of the year, would you?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 5
Yes 44.0%
Maybe 21.4%
No 20.9%
I already do! 6.3%
It would depend on... (please share) 4.7%
Other 2.7%
1108 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In how many CAT tools are you proficient?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 4
1 30.4%
2 27.3%
3 16.9%
Other 13.2%
4 5.9%
More than 5 5.1%
5 1.3%
1133 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you had to compare translation, to which of these activities would it come closest?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 3
Detective work 33.7%
Other 19.0%
Journalism 13.9%
Construction 9.6%
Music 6.3%
Painting 4.7%
Conducting an orchestra 3.6%
Carpentry 3.4%
CEO of a company 2.7%
Plumbing 2.2%
Shopkeeping 0.9%
812 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Work wise, is the year going as you expected so far?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 2
More or less 36.9%
Yes 30.6%
No 18.6%
I have no expectations! 10.7%
Other 3.2%
746 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you been able to impress friends/family with knowledge you learned from translating?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 1
Yes 55.9%
I don't know 24.7%
No 15.1%
Other 4.3%
930 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever submitted a ProZ.com quick poll?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 31
No 69.9%
Yes 21.0%
Yes, but it was never featured! 7.7%
Other 1.4%
989 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you set time limits on some of your translation-related tasks?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 30
Yes 35.9%
A task takes the time it takes, why set a limit? 29.5%
Never thought about it 14.1%
No 13.0%
Other 7.4%
935 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ever contact former clients to enquire about potential projects?
By Giray Türkmen - featured on Mar 29
No 50.2%
Yes, but only if we had a good relationship 19.6%
My answer varies from client to client 14.1%
Yes 8.0%
Yes, but just once 4.9%
Other 3.1%
1056 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you take any measures to prevent eye strain from working at a screen?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 28
No 38.3%
Yes (please share) 26.4%
Never thought about it 22.0%
Sorry, I can't read the question 7.5%
Other 5.8%
978 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Standing desks: yea or nay?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 27
If a desk wants to stand it can; I shall remain seated 31.1%
I like the idea, but I haven't tried it 27.7%
Never heard of this 21.7%
Other 9.0%
I do my share of work while standing 6.6%
Tried it, it's not for me 3.9%
822 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you accept translation jobs containing explicit/vulgar language?
By Maria Tulbure - featured on Mar 26
I've never had to consider it, I've never been offered one 43.8%
Yes 25.5%
No 12.8%
Not usually, but sometimes 8.4%
Only under certain conditions 6.6%
Other 2.8%
772 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What percentage of work from your regular clients do you have to turn down?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 25
1-10% 36.5%
0% 19.6%
11-25% 16.9%
No idea 10.6%
26-50% 6.7%
Other 4.9%
51-75% 2.9%
76-99% 1.9%
954 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What time of day do you feel most productive?
By Sophie Devidze - featured on Mar 24
9:00 - 12:00 AM 43.0%
Other 9.9%
I don't notice a difference related to time of day 9.8%
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM 9.5%
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM 8.5%
9:00 PM - 12:00 PM 7.5%
12:00 AM - 3:00 PM 7.2%
I don't know 4.8%
1073 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you consider getting a doctorate in Translation to enhance your credibility as a translator?
By farainhanafi - featured on Mar 23
No 49.2%
I'd rather get a higher degree in my area(s) of expertise 15.7%
Never thought about it 11.1%
Yes, but not for that reason 9.1%
Yes 5.4%
Maybe later 3.1%
Other 3.1%
I already have one 2.3%
I am studying for that now 1.1%
1099 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is your opinion on the advances in neural machine translation?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 22
What are you talking about? 43.6%
It's too soon to tell 16.4%
Looks like it will have a negative impact on translation 7.3%
A combination of these 6.4%
Much ado about nothing, if you ask me 5.6%
I don't think it's relevant to what I do 5.5%
Looks like it could be a positive step forward 4.9%
Other 4.8%
It might be useful for some of my work 3.6%
I for one welcome our new machine overlords 1.9%
970 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you double check the fees calculated by your regular clients?
By Estelle Demontrond-Box - featured on Mar 21
Yes, always 27.4%
Yes, sometimes 25.7%
It depends on the client 16.6%
No 16.0%
My clients don't calculate my fees, I do 11.9%
Other 2.4%
1074 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which animal best represents you as a translator?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 20
Silly question, stop wasting my time 49.0%
Owl 10.5%
Other (please share) 10.1%
Cat 8.0%
Dog 4.1%
Elephant 4.0%
Unicorn 3.3%
Dragon 3.0%
Badger 2.0%
Bird of prey 1.7%
Anglerfish 1.6%
Platypus 1.4%
Bat 1.2%
759 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever encountered the name of someone you know personally in a source text?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 19
No 72.4%
Yes 24.2%
Other - N/A 3.4%
744 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is it important to clients that a translator live in a country where the target language is spoken?
By RBailleux - featured on Mar 18
It is important, but not significantly 27.4%
It depends on the client 25.3%
lt is not important at all 17.0%
Yes, it is very important 13.9%
I don't know 13.3%
Other 3.1%
985 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you deal with work-related stress?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 17
A combination of these 43.7%
Indoor/outdoor sports 14.0%
Other (please share) 12.0%
Sleep 7.7%
Music 5.4%
I'm never stressed 4.3%
Reading 3.4%
Gardening 2.8%
Cooking/baking 2.4%
Arts/crafts 2.2%
Meditating 1.6%
Writing/blogging 0.4%
1033 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you do when you receive a poor quality source text (e.g. grammar issues)?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 16
It depends 31.2%
Other 18.5%
A combination of some of the above 14.8%
I don't know, it's never happened to me 9.0%
Ask the client to improve the text first 8.1%
Turn down the job 5.3%
Produce a translated text of a corresponding quality 5.2%
Offer editing on the source first 4.1%
Charge a higher fee 3.9%
1024 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a business parallel to translation?
By Carla Lopes - featured on Mar 15
No, and I wouldn't 33.4%
No, but I am thinking about having one 21.3%
Yes, and it's worth it 13.7%
Never thought about it 12.0%
Other 10.0%
Not yet, but I am on it 6.0%
Yes, but it's not worth it 3.7%
1075 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are the translations you produce now better than they were 5 years ago?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 14
Yes 77.3%
I don't know 11.5%
I wasn't translating 5 years ago 5.2%
No 3.4%
Other 2.6%
1164 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you could go back in time to before you became a translator and change something, would you?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 13
No 45.9%
Yes (please share what!) 41.9%
Other - N/A 12.2%
716 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you could write a screenplay inspired by translation, what title would you choose?
By m.phili - featured on Mar 12
Other (please share) 22.6%
Meet the freelancers 13.8%
There's something about translation 13.8%
A few good translators 13.7%
Escape from BFA (bottom-feading agencies) 9.4%
Honey, I shrunk my rates 9.1%
Localization Hero 8.0%
When translation met frustration 7.5%
RED (Ragged, Extremely Dangerous) 2.1%
585 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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