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On average, how many weeks of vacation do you take each year?
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Have you ever thought about changing your career?
By patriciacharnet - featured on 08:10
No 37.0%
Yes, once or twice 33.6%
Yes, many times 22.5%
Other - N/A 6.9%
1108 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you feel threatened by machine translation?
By Katja Schoone - featured on May 5
No 67.0%
Yes, to some extent 28.4%
Yes, definitely 3.2%
Other - N/A 1.3%
1132 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When working with an agency, have you ever contacted the end client directly?
By anonymous - featured on May 4
No 69.5%
Yes, but only at the agency's request 23.8%
Yes 3.6%
Other - N/A 3.1%
861 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you met any of your clients in person?
By anonymous - featured on May 3
Yes, one or two of them 50.4%
No 30.9%
Yes, many of them 16.2%
Other - N/A 2.4%
708 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ever request that clients pay you in advance?
By anonymous - featured on May 2
No 64.5%
Yes, occasionally 29.9%
Other - N/A 3.6%
Yes, frequently 2.0%
834 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When do you delete files for old jobs from your computer or storage media?
By Sarah Brodacz - featured on May 1
I never delete them completely 69.9%
Other - N/A 8.1%
After 1 - 3 years 6.0%
After more than 5 years 5.2%
After 6 months - 1 year 5.1%
After 3 - 5 years 3.7%
Upon delivery 2.0%
1058 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you offer discounts for repetitions?
By Ramona Ali - featured on Apr 30
Yes, but only if the client asks for it 62.7%
No 19.1%
Yes, whether the client asks or not 9.2%
Other - N/A 9.0%
1157 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Where are most of your clients located?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 29
Another country, but the same continent as me 38.5%
My country of residence 32.4%
Another continent 20.2%
Other - N/A 9.0%
1193 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ever offer free translations for regular clients?
By tilakahuja - featured on Apr 28
No, never 53.6%
Yes, sometimes 36.4%
Other - N/A 8.6%
Yes, regularly 1.5%
1221 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you the main breadwinner in your household?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 27
Yes 56.6%
No 34.1%
Other - N/A 9.3%
989 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Has working as a translator affected your interest in reading for pleasure?
By dasein_wm - featured on Apr 26
No 43.4%
Yes, somewhat 32.0%
Yes, definitely 22.4%
Other - N/A 2.1%
847 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you prefer proofreading or translating?
By Katja Schoone - featured on Apr 25
Translating 81.6%
No preference 9.6%
Proofreading 6.2%
Other - N/A 2.7%
1160 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you work over the weekend?
By Natalia Pedrosa - featured on Apr 24
Yes, sometimes 56.4%
Yes, always 21.3%
Yes, but rarely 16.2%
No 5.1%
Other - N/A 1.1%
1287 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Your usual translation workplace is best described as...
By anonymous - featured on Apr 23
An office in my home 57.7%
Another room in my home 29.7%
Other - N/A 5.1%
An office outside of my home 4.5%
A shared office space 2.5%
A public place (library, café, etc) 0.6%
1243 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you satisfied with your income as a freelance translator/interpreter?
By Witold Chocholski - featured on Apr 22
Yes, somewhat 43.3%
No 32.9%
Yes, definitely 21.3%
Other - N/A 2.5%
1415 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you work with direct clients?
By Siwei Wang - featured on Apr 21
Yes, but rarely 37.2%
Yes, sometimes 30.5%
No 16.1%
Yes, most/all of the time 14.3%
Other - N/A 1.9%
1308 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you consider yourself a compulsive Internet user?
By Yavor Dimitrov - featured on Apr 20
Yes, to some extent 45.4%
Yes, definitely 31.4%
No 20.2%
Other - N/A 3.0%
966 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you encourage your children to consider translation as a career?
By tilakahuja - featured on Apr 19
No 38.8%
Yes 31.3%
Other - N/A 29.9%
853 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you intentionally apply translation theories when you are working?
By Andrew Nimmo - featured on Apr 18
No 35.5%
I don't know what they are 27.9%
It depends 23.5%
Yes 9.5%
Other - N/A 3.7%
1037 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many times do you proofread your translation before submitting it?
By Milena Taylor - featured on Apr 17
Twice 38.9%
Once 38.6%
Three or more times 13.1%
Other - N/A 6.9%
I don't proofread it 2.5%
1224 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you are out of office for a few days, do you bring your laptop/tablet with you?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 16
Yes 45.8%
It depends 36.3%
No 14.6%
Other - N/A 3.3%
1243 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you agree to provide free sample translations to potential clients?
By jbhatia - featured on Apr 15
Yes, occasionally 40.6%
Yes, but rarely 23.0%
Yes, always 22.2%
No 10.8%
Other - N/A 3.4%
1247 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you do when you have little or no work on hand?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 14
Combination of the above 49.2%
Take some time off 21.2%
Look for new clients 10.9%
Administrative work, invoicing, etc 10.4%
Other - N/A 7.7%
Attend training sessions, courses 0.6%
1265 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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There is no such thing as an easy translation job.
By anonymous - featured on Apr 13
I disagree 57.9%
I agree 33.0%
Other - N/A 9.2%
992 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When translating in an unfamiliar subject area, when do you start researching the terminology?
By Jessica Noyes - featured on Apr 12
As I go along 55.3%
A combination, it depends 21.4%
Before I start translating 11.4%
I never translate in an unfamiliar area 9.2%
Other - N/A 1.8%
After I have completed an entire draft 0.9%
845 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is your preferred payment method?
By tilakahuja - featured on Apr 11
Bank transfer 74.6%
Paypal 13.8%
Check 3.8%
Cash 3.3%
Skrill 2.4%
Other - N/A 2.0%
1187 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which payment terms are most commonly used in your business?
By Nicole Blanc - featured on Apr 10
Up to 30 days 57.4%
Up to 45 days 18.5%
Up to 60 days 15.2%
Other - N/A 5.3%
Upon receipt of invoice 3.6%
1210 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ever work overnight in order to meet a deadline?
By Catherine De Crignis - featured on Apr 9
Yes, occasionally 42.1%
No, and I never have 25.7%
No, but I used to 19.7%
Yes, regularly 9.5%
Other - N/A 3.0%
1291 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a backup or spare computer?
By Anne-Sophie Cardinal - featured on Apr 8
Yes, one 57.7%
No 22.7%
Yes, multiple 16.3%
Other - N/A 3.3%
1246 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you require a purchase order before starting a project?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 7
Yes, sometimes 42.5%
No 27.2%
Yes, always 25.3%
Other - N/A 5.0%
1061 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think that freelancers working from home tend to eat more than other people?
By Carla Lopes - featured on Apr 6
No 55.8%
Yes, to a certain extent 27.1%
Yes, definitely 9.5%
Other - N/A 7.6%
852 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you still work with paper dictionaries?
By Laurence Auffret - featured on Apr 5
Yes, rarely 31.1%
No 28.6%
Yes, from time to time 24.1%
Yes, often 15.4%
Other - N/A 0.7%
842 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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On average, how many hours do you work per week?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 4
40 - 50 22.6%
30 - 40 19.1%
20 - 30 16.8%
> 50 15.7%
It varies 14.5%
< 20 10.2%
Other - N/A 1.1%
992 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the current trend for your rates?
By Daniel Carr De Muzio - featured on Apr 3
Steady/unchanged 61.2%
Upward 27.7%
Downward 8.3%
Other - N/A 2.8%
1073 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you take measures to reduce the amount of work-related stress you feel?
By Anne-Sophie Cardinal - featured on Apr 2
Yes, to some extent 53.3%
No 22.9%
Yes, definitely 18.4%
Other - N/A 5.4%
1081 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is your biggest distraction while at work?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 1
Surfing the internet 36.5%
Responding to calls/texts/emails 27.6%
Family/friends 14.7%
Other - N/A 10.8%
Social networking 10.4%
1196 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
Frequently 44.4%
About half of the time 22.7%
Rarely 17.3%
Always 9.2%
Other - N/A 5.3%
Never 1.1%
1222 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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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
Yes, a few times 50.8%
No 38.7%
Yes, quite often 6.8%
Other - N/A 3.7%
974 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you listen to music while translating?
By Pradeep Neupane - featured on Mar 29
No, never 46.6%
Yes, at times 35.5%
Yes, frequently/always 16.1%
Other - N/A 1.8%
894 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have professional indemnity insurance?
By Jo Bennett - featured on Mar 28
No, and I don't think it's necessary 58.7%
Not yet, but I plan getting it 15.6%
Yes 15.2%
Other - N/A 10.5%
1052 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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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
Yes, sometimes 61.9%
No 26.6%
Yes, quite often 8.9%
Other - N/A 2.6%
1168 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I am happiest with my profession when I work on a project that...
By anonymous - featured on Mar 26
Pays well 26.5%
Is fun/enjoyable 20.6%
Is stress-free 16.5%
Other - N/A 12.5%
Gives me knowledge 9.0%
Is challenging 7.2%
Helps people's lives in some way 5.9%
Is widely used by the public 1.8%
1228 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you respond to job offers that are sent to "undisclosed recipients"?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 25
Yes, sometimes 55.3%
No, never 32.4%
Other - N/A 6.3%
Yes, always 5.9%
1150 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
Yes, to some extent 42.2%
No 41.0%
Yes, definitely 14.5%
Other - N/A 2.3%
1266 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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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 58.7%
Yes 38.0%
Other - N/A 3.3%
981 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), 35.3%
Dear (first name), 32.9%
Other - N/A 14.2%
Dear Mr./Ms./Mrs. (last name), 13.6%
Hi/Hello (no name), 4.0%
845 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 56.1%
This has never happened to me 17.7%
Yes, on many occasions 14.3%
No 6.0%
Other - N/A 5.9%
1053 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 41.2%
Other - N/A 5.9%
1143 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) 38.9%
It depends 38.6%
In my target language(s) 19.5%
Other - N/A 1.8%
In a 3rd (or 4th) language 1.2%
1251 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 42.9%
Interpreter 8.3%
Other - N/A 4.4%
1303 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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