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In your opinion, what number of regular customers is sufficient for an optimal workload?
5 or more 47.4%
4 18.8%
3 15.2%
Other - N/A 12.9%
2 4.9%
1 0.8%
637 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you worked on a translation that required no research (online searches, dictionaries, etc)?
By anonymous - featured on 08:10
Yes 61.6%
No 35.1%
Other - N/A 3.3%
891 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you accept long-term offers that keep you too busy to work for your regular clients?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 30
Yes, occasionally 37.0%
Yes, but rarely 24.9%
No 14.4%
Yes, often 12.0%
Other - N/A 11.8%
925 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think it's an advantage to live in your target language country?
By Natalia Pedrosa - featured on Jul 29
You have not voted on this poll.
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Do you use a laptop or a desktop computer for work?
By Cristina Lo Bianco - featured on Jul 28
Always a laptop 42.6%
Always a desktop 22.3%
Mostly a desktop 19.0%
Mostly a laptop 9.4%
I use both equally 5.2%
Other - N/A 1.6%
1087 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you provide desktop publishing (DTP) services?
By Paulo César Mendes MD, CT - featured on Jul 27
No 86.7%
Yes 8.9%
Other - N/A 4.4%
773 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you had to, which type of client would you choose between these two:
By Berenice Font - featured on Jul 26
Higher rates, tight deadlines, weekend work 45.1%
Lower rates, better deadlines, office hours 31.6%
Other - N/A 23.3%
670 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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After how many days without work do you start to become worried?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 25
4 - 7 days 30.4%
1 - 3 days 25.3%
1 - 2 weeks 16.9%
Other - N/A 15.5%
More than 2 weeks 11.9%
928 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use speech recognition programs to aid in your translation work?
By TAKAKO CN6YR - featured on Jul 24
No, and I'm not interested 54.4%
No, but I'd like to 30.5%
Yes, at times 7.6%
Other - N/A 4.4%
Yes, always/frequently 3.1%
985 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which do you think is more difficult/demanding: translating or interpreting?
By Firas Allouzi - featured on Jul 23
Interpreting 43.0%
I've only provided one of these services 32.9%
Both are equally challenging 18.1%
Translating 3.6%
Other - N/A 2.4%
1033 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you request feedback on your services from your clients?
By tilak raj - featured on Jul 22
No 57.5%
Yes 26.9%
Other - N/A 15.6%
993 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you prefer to work with end clients or agencies?
By Carla Lopes - featured on Jul 21
End clients 50.1%
Agencies 31.1%
Other - N/A 18.8%
1059 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you work while traveling?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 20
No 45.6%
Yes 40.7%
Other - N/A 13.7%
854 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you work on your birthday?
By Cristina Heraud-van Tol - featured on Jul 19
Yes 47.8%
It depends 40.6%
No 10.4%
Other - N/A 1.2%
753 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever used a cloud-based TM tool?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 18
No 53.6%
Yes, but I didn't like it 23.0%
Yes, and I liked it 19.1%
Other - N/A 4.4%
915 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which operating system is installed on your main computer?
By Monika Jakacka Márquez - featured on Jul 17
Windows 7 48.3%
Windows 8 30.7%
Mac OS X 8.1%
Windows XP 7.1%
Windows Vista 2.9%
Other - N/A 1.9%
Linux 0.9%
1096 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you accept payments by credit card?
By Elizabeth Adams - featured on Jul 16
No, and I wouldn't want to 66.3%
No, but I'd like to 16.7%
Other - N/A 9.2%
Yes 7.7%
1010 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you alter your working schedule to accommodate clients in different time zones?
By Laura Gentili - featured on Jul 15
No 51.7%
Yes 37.7%
Other - N/A 10.6%
1009 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever used the services of a debt collection agency?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 14
No 91.2%
Yes 6.2%
Other - N/A 2.6%
1031 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Does working as a translator or interpreter run in your family?
By tilak raj - featured on Jul 13
No 78.2%
Yes 17.5%
Other - N/A 4.3%
815 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Did you receive any help or mentoring when you were first starting your career as a freelancer?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 12
No 67.6%
Yes 27.9%
Other- N/A 4.5%
710 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever worked on a project that required you to translate into multiple target languages?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 11
No 74.4%
Yes 23.6%
Other - N/A 2.0%
901 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Does your email signature include a confidentiality/data protection clause?
By Angus Stewart - featured on Jul 10
No 87.6%
Other - N/A 6.8%
Yes 5.6%
1008 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you work on projects that are divided among multiple translators?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 9
Yes 67.2%
No 21.4%
Other - N/A 11.5%
1100 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever rejected a project for ethical reasons?
By Cristina Heraud-van Tol - featured on Jul 8
No 53.5%
Yes 39.1%
Other - N/A 7.4%
1150 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (24)] [View this poll]

Has your workload decreased this year in comparison to last year?
By Adriane Bittencourt - featured on Jul 7
No, it's stayed about the same 32.3%
No, I have more work now 31.4%
Yes 28.9%
Other - N/A 7.4%
1169 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many days a week do you currently work?
By Susana E. Cano Méndez - featured on Jul 6
It varies 30.3%
5 days 22.8%
7 days 19.0%
6 days 17.8%
4 days 4.6%
Other - N/A 2.3%
3 days 1.8%
1 day 0.9%
2 days 0.5%
928 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many emails do you currently have in your inbox?
By Thomas Pfann - featured on Jul 5
< 50 25.4%
1,001 - 5,000 18.3%
> 10,000 13.3%
5,001 - 10,000 11.3%
Other - N/A 9.2%
51 - 200 8.9%
201 - 500 7.4%
501 - 1,000 6.2%
698 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you keep track of the accumulated number of words you've translated?
By Firas Allouzi - featured on Jul 4
No, and I don't see the point 44.7%
No, but I think it's a good idea 26.6%
Yes, an estimated number 14.1%
Yes, the exact number 10.9%
Other - N/A 3.7%
996 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you advertise your business on social media?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 3
No, and I don't plan to 62.5%
Yes 17.7%
No, but I plan to 14.3%
Other - N/A 5.5%
1052 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you attended any courses related to your area of expertise?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 2
Yes 50.3%
No 38.5%
I don't specialize in a particular area 6.9%
Other - N/A 4.3%
1061 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use a tablet for your translation work?
By Noelia Ruiz Pérez - featured on Jul 1
No, and I don't plan on it 82.0%
No, but I'd like to 9.5%
Yes 5.1%
Other - N/A 3.4%
1158 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How long does it usually take you to reply to a client's email?
By Natalia Pedrosa - featured on Jun 30
Within 30 minutes 33.2%
Within 5-10 minutes 26.6%
30 minutes - 1 hour 19.1%
Other - N/A 9.4%
1 - 3 hours 7.8%
6 hours - 1 day 1.8%
3 - 6 hours 1.3%
> 1 day 0.7%
1098 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is all the software you use in your native language?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 29
No 71.6%
Yes 20.2%
No, but I hope it will be someday 4.1%
Other - N/A 4.1%
827 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ever communicate with your clients over the phone?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 28
Yes, but rarely 64.4%
No 19.1%
Yes, frequently 14.3%
Other - N/A 2.1%
711 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you check if the word count provided by the client is correct before starting a project?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 27
Yes, sometimes 44.4%
Yes, always 41.6%
No 10.9%
Other - N/A 3.0%
927 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you delete work-related emails?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 26
No 63.0%
Yes, periodically 27.2%
Other - N/A 6.2%
Yes, once I complete the project 3.7%
1023 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What percentage of your income do you invest in your business (CPD, memberships, office, etc.)?
By Ana Vozone - featured on Jun 25
0% - 5% 51.3%
6% - 10% 22.9%
Other - N/A 12.6%
11% - 20% 9.7%
> 20% 3.6%
952 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you proofread your own translation while you work on it?
By Joanna Sobolewska-Kurpiel - featured on Jun 24
No, I wait until I'm finished 58.7%
Yes, I proofread as I go along 31.6%
Other - N/A 8.1%
No, I don't proofread my own work 1.6%
1063 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many language pairs do you work in?
By Rudolf Frans Maulany - featured on Jun 23
2 39.3%
1 28.8%
3 16.6%
4 or more 14.3%
Other - N/A 0.9%
1166 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In general, do you work less during the summer?
By Sandrine Zérouali - featured on Jun 22
No, my workload stays the same 47.5%
Yes 25.2%
No, I work more 14.7%
Other - N/A 12.6%
865 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you adjusted your rates recently because of currency fluctuations?
By Natalia Pedrosa - featured on Jun 21
No 76.8%
Yes 16.9%
Other - N/A 6.3%
686 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many different projects are you usually working on at the same time?
By Luna Jungblut - featured on Jun 20
2 33.7%
1 32.9%
3 17.5%
Other - N/A 9.4%
4 3.4%
5 or more 3.1%
981 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How confident are you with your translation work?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 19
Very confident 57.3%
Totally confident 19.9%
Fairly confident 19.3%
Other - N/A 2.9%
Not confident 0.7%
1062 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have your own business cards?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 18
Yes 52.2%
No 36.1%
No, but I plan on getting some 9.8%
Other - N/A 2.0%
1123 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you upgrade your CAT tool?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 17
When my current tool becomes outdated 34.0%
Whenever there's a new update 24.9%
I don't use CAT tools 16.8%
Other - N/A 16.0%
Every other year 4.5%
Every year 3.9%
1056 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you update your résumé/CV?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 16
When I obtain a new credential 25.5%
Rarely/never 23.1%
Yearly 17.0%
Other - N/A 16.1%
Every 6 months 14.1%
When I finish a new project 4.3%
1108 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you describe yourself as a self-taught translator or interpreter?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 15
Yes, somewhat 37.1%
Yes, definitely 34.4%
No 26.7%
Other - N/A 1.8%
919 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you retire as a translator if you won the lottery?
By Natalia Pedrosa - featured on Jun 14
No, I would keep on working 35.0%
I'm not sure 22.3%
Yes, definitely 21.3%
Yes, probably 16.9%
Other - N/A 4.5%
734 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you translated any books that have been published?
By Dr. Tilmann Kleinau - featured on Jun 13
No 55.3%
Yes 39.7%
Other - N/A 5.1%
968 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Has working as a translator affected your eyesight?
By Ravi Kumar - featured on Jun 12
No 38.3%
Yes, slightly 36.1%
Yes, significantly 17.0%
Other - N/A 8.7%
1061 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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