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Do you take measures to reduce the amount of work-related stress you feel?
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What is your biggest distraction while at work?
By anonymous - featured on 08:10
Surfing the internet 35.5%
Responding to calls/texts/emails 27.7%
Family/friends 15.3%
Other - N/A 11.1%
Social networking 10.4%
1100 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you get to work in your favorite area of expertise?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 31
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Have you ever helped/advised a friend/family member on how to get started as a freelance translator?
By Anne-Sophie Cardinal - featured on Mar 30
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Do you listen to music while translating?
By Pradeep Neupane - featured on Mar 29
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Do you have professional indemnity insurance?
By Jo Bennett - featured on Mar 28
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Do you check terms/phrases in your target language(s) with non-translator friends/family members?
By Anne-Sophie Cardinal - featured on Mar 27
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I am happiest with my profession when I work on a project that...
By anonymous - featured on Mar 26
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Do you respond to job offers that are sent to "undisclosed recipients"?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 25
Yes, sometimes 55.1%
No, never 32.2%
Other - N/A 6.6%
Yes, always 6.1%
1104 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think professional translators require a specific translation qualification to be successful?
By Fiona Peterson - featured on Mar 24
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It's a popular belief that every freelancer has at least one pet. Do you?
By Helena Mas Boillat - featured on Mar 23
No 59.1%
Yes 37.9%
Other - N/A 3.0%
928 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you usually start an email to your clients? (Please choose equivalent if not in English)
By anonymous - featured on Mar 22
Hi/Hello (first name), 34.3%
Dear (first name), 32.8%
Other - N/A 14.9%
Dear Mr./Ms./Mrs. (last name), 14.1%
Hi/Hello (no name), 3.9%
793 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever felt that your client's negative feedback about your work was unjustified?
By H Blair - featured on Mar 21
Yes, once or twice 55.6%
This has never happened to me 17.7%
Yes, on many occasions 14.7%
Other - N/A 6.1%
No 5.8%
1010 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever suffered from repetitive strain injury as a result of working on a computer?
By Lenah Susianty - featured on Mar 20
No 52.9%
Yes 41.0%
Other - N/A 6.1%
1105 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In which language do you usually communicate with your clients?
By Jenn Mercer - featured on Mar 19
In my source language(s) 38.7%
It depends 38.6%
In my target language(s) 19.6%
Other - N/A 1.8%
In a 3rd (or 4th) language 1.2%
1213 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you prefer working as a translator or an interpreter?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 18
Translator 44.4%
I don't offer both services 43.0%
Interpreter 8.2%
Other - N/A 4.4%
1268 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you usually deliver your work as soon as it is complete?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 17
Yes 77.9%
No 15.2%
Other - N/A 6.9%
1286 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What language do you write your shopping list in?
By DianeGM - featured on Mar 16
My native language(s) 51.8%
A mix of languages 33.2%
My main source language 7.6%
Other - N/A 7.4%
929 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use special software for invoicing or accounting?
By INES Reisch - featured on Mar 15
No 80.2%
Yes 17.0%
Other - N/A 2.8%
830 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you apply a surcharge for late payments?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 14
No, never 72.4%
Yes, sometimes 13.7%
Other - N/A 10.4%
Yes, always 3.4%
1092 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you usually keep strict business hours?
By Rosa Elena Lozano Arton - featured on Mar 13
No 80.3%
Yes 15.9%
Other - N/A 3.8%
1255 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you regularly work with more than one CAT tool?
By Nadine Epstein - featured on Mar 12
No 49.4%
Yes 34.7%
I don't use CAT tools 14.0%
Other - N/A 1.8%
1226 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever been asked to do back translation?
By Yetta J Bogarde - featured on Mar 11
Yes 49.4%
No 45.3%
Other - N/A 5.3%
1234 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have different CVs for different purposes?
By Natalia Pedrosa - featured on Mar 10
Yes 54.7%
No 40.4%
Other - N/A 5.0%
1246 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ever experience "translator's block"?
By Narut Tangsuk - featured on Mar 9
Yes, at times 55.5%
No 31.3%
Other - N/A 7.4%
Yes, often 5.8%
857 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Huge loads of emails may cause important messages to be overlooked. Does this ever happen to you?
By Susanna Martoni - featured on Mar 8
No, never 58.3%
Yes, sometimes 35.9%
Other - N/A 3.7%
Yes, frequently 2.1%
792 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you stay up to date on translation industry news?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 7
Yes, to some extent 59.2%
No 26.1%
Yes, definitely 12.6%
Other - N/A 2.1%
1098 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the size of your working computer screen?
By Denis Haska - featured on Mar 6
17 - 20 inches 30.9%
21- 25 inches 26.0%
14 - 16 inches 25.3%
Other - N/A 7.1%
> 25 inches 6.8%
< 13 inches 4.0%
1147 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When you have lots of work available, do you take as much as you can or keep some leeway?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 5
Take as much as possible 46.0%
Keep some leeway 43.1%
Other - N/A 5.6%
Keep a lot of leeway 5.2%
1145 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you request that outsourcers acknowledge the receipt of your finished project?
By Romeo Baldovino - featured on Mar 4
Yes 60.7%
No 27.4%
Other - N/A 11.9%
1140 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a dedicated website to promote your business?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 3
No 58.6%
Yes 37.3%
Other - N/A 4.2%
1224 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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With time, have you had fewer new clients compared to regular ones?
By Mariam Osmann - featured on Mar 2
Yes 49.3%
No 31.3%
Other - N/A 19.4%
814 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you take breaks during long projects to stretch or exercise?
By tilakahuja - featured on Mar 1
Yes, sometimes 50.3%
Yes, often 33.1%
No 13.0%
Other - N/A 3.5%
851 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use a smartphone for work-related tasks?
By Yolanda Bello - featured on Feb 28
Yes 52.0%
No, and I don't plan to 34.7%
No, but I'd like to 7.4%
Other - N/A 6.0%
1102 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use an instant messaging tool to chat with clients?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 27
No 59.8%
Yes 34.8%
Other - N/A 5.4%
1214 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use social networking sites for business purposes?
By Lotte Bulckens - featured on Feb 26
No, and I'm not interested in doing so 53.4%
Yes 28.8%
No, but I plan to 9.9%
Other - N/A 7.9%
1173 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If a client was dissatisfied with your work, would you still charge the price agreed in advance?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 25
It depends 68.8%
Yes 20.0%
No 7.0%
Other - N/A 4.3%
1223 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you accept jobs from clients even if you can't find much information about their reputation?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 24
It depends 70.1%
No 16.8%
Yes 11.6%
Other - N/A 1.5%
1237 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do your clients usually provide feedback on your translations?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 23
Yes, sometimes 55.5%
No 34.5%
Yes, frequently 6.9%
Other - N/A 3.1%
947 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever had to abandon a project before you finished it?
By Uma Krishnan - featured on Feb 22
No, never 54.1%
Yes, once or twice 36.6%
Yes, a few times 5.7%
Other - N/A 3.5%
846 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you attend online training sessions or webinars?
By M. Laut - featured on Feb 21
Yes, I have once or twice 33.3%
Yes, I have several times 27.8%
No, and I'm not interested 21.3%
No, but I'd like to 14.7%
Other - N/A 2.9%
1103 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you advise beginning translators to accept pro bono work?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 20
No 39.5%
Yes 38.9%
Other - N/A 21.6%
1102 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you usually notify your client if there are factual errors in the source text?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 19
It depends 49.6%
Yes, always 44.2%
No 3.7%
It's never happened to me 1.8%
Other - N/A 0.7%
1232 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you specialize in a certain field?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 18
Yes 77.0%
No 16.9%
Other - N/A 6.1%
1177 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you prefer to work alone or in a team?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 17
Alone 62.8%
It depends 31.3%
In a team 4.2%
Other - N/A 1.7%
1260 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think that freelance translators are mostly introverts?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 16
No 48.6%
Yes 34.3%
Other - N/A 17.1%
913 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ever have dreams about the projects you are working on?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 15
No 55.6%
Yes, occasionally 35.9%
Yes, frequently 5.6%
Other - N/A 3.0%
808 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you willing to provide potential clients with references or letters of recommendation?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 14
It depends 44.9%
No 28.1%
Yes 24.9%
Other - N/A 2.1%
1093 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you accept projects that involve post-editing machine translated content?
By Montse S. - featured on Feb 13
No 68.0%
Yes 20.2%
Other - N/A 11.8%
1182 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How important is it for you to plan for retirement?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 12
Somewhat important 43.3%
Very important 30.6%
Not important at all 18.5%
Other - N/A 7.6%
1212 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you respond to crowdsourcing requests?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 11
No 70.9%
Other - N/A 15.1%
Yes 14.0%
1173 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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