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When it comes to my freelance business, I generally:
By anonymous
Plan ahead, short term 41.6%
Take things day-to-day 36.8%
Mostly just worry 9.4%
Plan ahead, long term 9.1%
Other - N/A 3.1%
865 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I consider myself mostly:
By anonymous - featured on Feb 23
a translator 82.6%
an interpreter 4.2%
a transcreator 4.0%
other (please share) 4.0%
a proofreader / editor 3.4%
a project manager 1.5%
an administrator 0.2%
522 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you say your translation productivity is up over the past 2 -3 years?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 22
Yes 49.1%
No, it's about the same 23.1%
I'm not sure 13.8%
No, it's gone down 11.6%
Other - N/A 2.4%
637 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In an average month, what percentage of your turnover comes from your biggest client?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 21
60 - 79% 22.5%
40 - 59% 22.2%
20 - 39% 15.5%
80 - 99% 13.9%
I don't know 10.3%
Other - N/A 6.1%
10 - 19% 4.8%
100% 3.1%
Under 10% 1.6%
671 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever had an apprentice translator?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 20
No, and I wouldn't 54.1%
No, but I would like to 16.7%
Yes, and I would do it again 12.9%
Other - N/A 11.2%
Yes, but never again 5.0%
812 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If I needed more work, I would prefer:
By anonymous - featured on Feb 18
to receive new clients to expand my existing client base 42.1%
that my existing clients sent me greater volume 35.7%
No preference 22.1%
764 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How frequently do you have to / choose to turn down projects?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 17
At least once a month 26.8%
At least once a week 24.1%
Maybe once every few months 19.3%
Maybe once or twice in a year 9.1%
I can't remember when the last time was 8.9%
Never 6.2%
Other - N/A 5.4%
514 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is the use of virtual currencies worth considering for translators and interpreters?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 16
You have not voted on this poll.
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Do you distrust job inquiries sent using free email accounts?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 15
You have not voted on this poll.
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Right now, my accounting and other administrative tasks are:
By anonymous - featured on Feb 14
Up to date 44.2%
Almost up to date 35.1%
Running behind 13.9%
Sorely neglected 4.4%
Other - N/A 2.4%
699 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you had money to invest, would you invest it in a company that makes translation tools?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 13
No 68.6%
Depends on... (please share) 11.8%
Yes (please share) 11.5%
Other - N/A 7.1%
I already have! 0.9%
660 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you keep track of how/where your new clients find you?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 12
No 36.8%
Yes, but only mentally 26.0%
Not consistently 21.4%
Yes 14.7%
Other - N/A 1.1%
707 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever made a list of companies/clients you would like to work with?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 11
You have not voted on this poll.
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How many continuing professional development (CPD) hours did you complete in 2019?
By Iryna Khramchenko - featured on Feb 8
None 44.4%
1-10 hours 17.2%
I'm not sure 16.8%
More than 30 hours 9.9%
10-20 hours 6.3%
20-30 hours 5.4%
606 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you post on social media?
By Cinzia Simona Minniti - featured on Feb 7
Only occasionally 45.1%
Never 29.0%
Once or twice a week 14.0%
Every day 10.4%
Other - N/A 1.6%
759 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When I want to take a short break from work, I like to...
By Verónica Ducrey - featured on Feb 6
Go for a walk/run 29.9%
Browse the internet 18.6%
Other (please share) 12.1%
Do housework 11.2%
Take a nap 8.6%
Watch TV 7.7%
Play with my kid(s)/pet(s) 6.6%
Talk/meet with a friend 3.3%
Have a bath 1.9%
778 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you offer cultural review services?
By Christina Pauly - featured on Feb 5
No 39.5%
What is a cultural review? 29.2%
Yes 15.9%
No, but I'm considering it 10.1%
No, but I have in the past 2.9%
Other - N/A 2.3%
691 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you offered translation or technology consulting services to your clients?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 4
No 59.8%
Yes (please share) 17.6%
No, but I would like to 11.2%
Other - N/A 5.9%
No, but they have requested the service anyway 5.4%
607 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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"A foreign accent is a sign of bravery."
By anonymous - featured on Feb 3
What? 43.3%
Agree 24.5%
Not sure 15.3%
Disagree 13.9%
Other - N/A 3.0%
568 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Does your significant other ever help you with translation?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 2
Yes, occasionally 28.5%
No 26.3%
I don't currently have a significant other 21.6%
No, but they help me with other aspects of my work 10.5%
Yes, we are a team 5.1%
Other - N/A 3.7%
Not anymore 2.5%
Yes, all the time 1.8%
513 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Does seeing certain words repeated over and over cause you to doubt their correct spelling?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 1
Not usually 36.4%
I have no idea what you're talking about 20.2%
Yes 15.9%
No, never 13.0%
Yes, but only if I am writing/typing them 12.0%
Other - N/A 2.4%
615 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you say there is less human interaction during a translation project now than 3 years ago?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 31
No 39.7%
Yes 28.4%
I don't know 21.2%
Only in some cases (please share) 9.1%
Other - N/A 1.5%
735 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you consider yourself an expert on the CAT tool(s) you use?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 30
I'm familiar enough to get the job done 50.7%
Almost 15.1%
Yes 11.8%
I don't use them 10.4%
Not really 7.4%
No, I'm just getting started with them 3.9%
Other - N/A 0.7%
823 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you outsource work?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 29
Never 65.4%
Once or twice a year 21.6%
Other (please share) 6.1%
Once or twice a month 4.0%
Once or twice a week 2.9%
791 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many browser tabs do you have open right now?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 28
2 - 7 55.1%
8 - 12 13.3%
Just one 11.0%
13 - 20 8.6%
None 5.4%
Over 40 3.1%
21 - 30 2.7%
31 - 40 0.8%
829 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When was the last time you got a new client from a colleague's referral?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 27
Never 27.5%
I don't remember / don't know 20.1%
In the last year 19.9%
It's been more than a year 16.5%
In the last month 9.0%
In the last week 4.7%
Other - N/A 2.3%
557 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you keep most of your work files locally, or online?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 26
Mostly or all locally 71.7%
Mostly or all online 11.8%
About half and half 10.8%
Other - N/A 5.7%
527 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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“Humor is the first gift to perish in a foreign language.”
By anonymous - featured on Jan 25
Not sure 35.9%
Agree 35.1%
Disagree 29.0%
599 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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My ProZ.com tagline highlights what makes me special to potential clients.
By anonymous - featured on Jan 24
I'm not sure 39.5%
Agree 38.4%
I didn't know we had a tagline 11.9%
Disagree 5.8%
Other - N/A 4.3%
622 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The last work-related event I attended was:
By anonymous - featured on Jan 23
Translation/interpreting-related 42.1%
I've never been to either 36.3%
Specific to my field(s) 12.1%
Other - N/A 9.5%
642 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The main project I am working on right now came from:
By anonymous - featured on Jan 22
A large translation company 29.3%
A small translation company 27.3%
I don't have any projects at the moment 21.1%
A large end client 10.9%
A small end client 9.7%
A non-profit 1.7%
772 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Most of my new clients come from:
By anonymous - featured on Jan 21
Passive marketing of my services 29.8%
Active marketing on my part 26.5%
Referrals from colleagues or existing clients 20.6%
I don't know for sure 15.2%
Other - N/A 8.0%
739 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When was the last time you had to pull an all-nighter to finish a project?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 20
Never 28.0%
Years ago 23.3%
Just recently 18.8%
In the past year 18.3%
It's been a year or two 9.2%
Other - N/A 2.5%
597 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How busy are you this January, compared to last January?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 19
Less busy 35.7%
About the same 33.2%
Busier 27.1%
Other - N/A 3.9%
557 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How old is your (main) work computer?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 18
3 - 4 years old 27.2%
1 - 2 years old 25.9%
5 - 6 years old 15.8%
Less than a year old 11.4%
Older than six years 11.4%
It's brand new 8.4%
799 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many languages do you speak fluently?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 17
2 44.7%
3 37.9%
4 - 6 12.8%
1 4.3%
More than ten 0.2%
7 - 9 0.1%
10 0.0%
913 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which one of the following would most lead you to believe that a translator is qualified?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 16
A good portfolio of previous work 35.3%
Satisfactory completion of a sample text 26.6%
Two satisfied clients 12.2%
A tested credential 10.8%
Three years of experience 8.2%
A university degree 7.0%
757 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much of your income do you invest into your business?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 15
Less than 10% 50.8%
10 - 20% 21.6%
None of it 10.7%
I don't know 7.5%
25 - 50% 5.1%
Other - N/A 2.8%
50 - 75% 0.8%
More than 75% 0.8%
723 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much of your income are you able to put into savings?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 14
10 - 25% 26.0%
Less than 10% 23.7%
None of it 20.4%
25 - 50% 11.6%
I don't know 7.3%
50 - 75% 5.2%
Other - N/A 3.1%
More than 75% 2.7%
965 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are most of your work resources digital or hard copy?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 11
Entirely digital 45.7%
Mostly digital 44.1%
About half and half 7.7%
Mostly hard copy 1.0%
Other - N/A 0.9%
Entirely hard copy 0.6%
990 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Freelancers need never retire if they don't want to.
By anonymous - featured on Jan 9
Agree 70.8%
Not sure 17.0%
Disagree 12.1%
758 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Does an outsourcer's Blue Board record / average feedback help you decide whether to work with them?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 8
Yes 84.3%
It depends on... (please share) 7.3%
No 4.8%
Other - N/A 3.6%
751 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many Translation Units are in your largest TM?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 7
I don't know 42.6%
I don't have a TM 18.1%
Between 10,000 and 49,000 6.7%
Fewer than 10,000 6.4%
Between 100,000 and 299,999 5.7%
Between 50,000 and 99,999 4.9%
Between 300,000 and 599,999 4.3%
Other - N/A 3.2%
More than 1,500,000 (please share!) 3.1%
Between 600,000 and 899,999 2.6%
Between 900,000 and 1,499,000 2.5%
720 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How well does your ProZ.com profile picture represent you professionally?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 5
I could be a bit better 30.0%
I'm not interested in representing myself professionally though my picture 19.4%
It couldn't be better 17.0%
I don't know 17.0%
It could be worse 9.8%
Other - N/A 5.0%
It couldn't be worse 1.8%
500 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you sometimes feel you need more training in the business side of freelancing?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 4
Yes 55.5%
No 36.0%
Other - N/A 4.3%
I used to, but... (please share) 4.1%
627 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much time off do you usually grant yourself per year?
By Elodie Bonnafous - featured on Jan 3
I don't keep track 25.8%
3 - 4 weeks 19.2%
2 - 3 weeks 14.9%
1 - 2 weeks 14.0%
1 - 2 months 11.6%
Less than a week 7.9%
Other 3.7%
More than 2 months 3.0%
699 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do most of your clients stop activity on or around the 31st of December?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 2
Yes 41.7%
Yes, and so do I 24.7%
No 12.8%
Not sure 10.5%
Other - N/A 3.6%
No, but I do 3.4%
No, quite the opposite 3.4%
506 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much of the work you receive do you think is created by non-native speakers?
By Annett Hieber - featured on Jan 1
I'd say 10% or less 20.5%
Between 25 and 50% 17.4%
Between 50 and 80% 15.6%
Probably 10 to 25% 13.1%
Somewhere around 80 to 99% 11.2%
Other - N/A 9.1%
None at all 8.5%
All of it 4.6%
482 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the current trend in terms of the projects you receive?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 31, 2019
Fewer projects / smaller volume 27.3%
I don't know 20.0%
Fewer projects / larger volume 14.6%
More projects / smaller volume 12.8%
More projects / larger volume 9.1%
Other - N/A 7.8%
No change in number of projects, but smaller volume 4.8%
No change in number of projects, but larger volume 3.6%
561 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What contributes most to frustrating you in translation projects?
By Thomas Johansson - featured on Dec 30, 2019
Low rate 33.3%
Long or messy instructions 23.2%
Tight deadline 21.2%
A slow or cumbersome web interface 9.9%
Other - N/A 6.6%
Nothing I can think of 5.8%
514 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often does a client assign a project to you after you have completed a test?
By Mario Laima - featured on Dec 29, 2019
I don't know / don't keep track 21.2%
Between 50 and 80% 17.8%
I don't do tests 13.9%
Less than 10% of the time 13.7%
Always, or almost always 12.1%
Between 25 and 50% 10.3%
Between 10 and 25% 5.9%
Other - N/A 5.1%
505 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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