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In how many currencies do you accept payment?
By anonymous
Two 33.8%
Three 32.6%
One 18.8%
Four 7.3%
Five or more 3.8%
Other - N/A 3.7%
946 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many invoices do you typically send each month?
By Sandrine Zérouali - featured on Aug 22
1 - 5 51.8%
6 - 10 25.3%
Other - N/A 9.2%
11 - 15 7.7%
> 16 6.0%
1074 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (15)] [View this poll]

Who do you consider to be your best clients?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 21
International agencies 42.9%
Direct, private companies 25.8%
Domestic agencies 14.4%
Other - N/A 10.4%
Public institutions 2.3%
Organizations 2.3%
Publishing houses 1.9%
1087 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ever receive job requests with very flexible deadlines?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 20
You have not voted on this poll.
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Do you use/trust cloud services to store your data?
By Textklick - featured on Aug 19
No 62.8%
Yes 28.4%
Other - N/A 8.8%
1131 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you still planing to continue to work as a translator/interpreter beyond retirement age?
By Rudolf Frans Maulany - featured on Aug 18
You have not voted on this poll.
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Are you optimistic about the future of the translation industry?
By Alan Corbo, CT - featured on Aug 17
Yes, somewhat 41.0%
Yes, definitely 36.8%
No 17.3%
Other - N/A 4.9%
780 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 Aug 16
You have not voted on this poll.
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Do you usually work "normal" business hours?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 15
Yes, most of the time 42.2%
No, usually not 40.4%
No, never 9.1%
Yes, always 4.9%
Other - N/A 3.3%
1096 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (12)] [View this poll]

Do you use a smartphone for work-related tasks?
By Daniel Pestana - featured on Aug 14
Yes 51.3%
No, and I don't plan to 34.4%
No, but I'd like to 9.2%
Other - N/A 5.2%
1080 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever volunteered your services as a mentor?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 13
You have not voted on this poll.
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Which payment method do you prefer?
By tilakahuja - featured on Aug 12
Bank transfer 72.5%
PayPal 15.9%
Skrill/Moneybookers 4.7%
Check 3.9%
Other - N/A 3.0%
1196 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever tried to make a translation without your CAT tool to check if it's better?
By Mario Freitas - featured on Aug 11
You have not voted on this poll.
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Does your workload affect your sleep?
By Claudia Alvis - featured on Aug 10
Yes, somewhat 41.5%
No 32.5%
Yes, definitely 23.0%
Other - N/A 2.9%
756 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you manage your accounting/invoicing?
By ArtefactHT - featured on Aug 9
You have not voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (17)] [View this poll]

Does your workflow decrease during the summer?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 8
No, it stays the same 30.5%
Yes, somewhat 28.4%
No, it increases 17.9%
Other - N/A 11.9%
Yes, drastically 11.3%
1085 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (19)] [View this poll]

Do you have any alternative source(s) of income other than translation?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 7
No 58.8%
Yes 37.2%
Other - N/A 4.0%
1186 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (18)] [View this poll]

Are you a translator by education?
By Mihaela Buruiana - featured on Aug 6
You have not voted on this poll.
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Have you ever received negative feedback from your clients?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 5
You have not voted on this poll.
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Have you ever received a proofreading report on a work of yours and found it unfair?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 4
Yes, once or twice 47.3%
Yes, a few times 26.1%
No 22.5%
Other - N/A 4.0%
923 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is your biggest concern when you get back from a vacation?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 3
You have not voted on this poll.
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How many times do you review your finished translation before delivery?
By Maria Mizguireva - featured on Aug 2
Once 37.9%
Twice 36.1%
Three times 10.0%
Other - N/A 9.1%
Four or more times 4.0%
I don't review it 2.8%
1090 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (19)] [View this poll]

Do you delete all documents after delivering a project to your client?
By Yetta J Bogarde - featured on Aug 1
You have not voted on this poll.
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On average, how long do your clients stick with you?
By Natalia Pedrosa - featured on Jul 31
> 5 years 39.7%
Other - N/A 25.4%
3 - 5 years 10.9%
2 - 3 years 9.4%
1 - 2 years 6.8%
< 6 months 3.9%
6 months - 1 year 3.8%
1027 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (13)] [View this poll]

Are you proud of your profession?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 30
Yes, definitely 62.4%
Yes, somewhat 27.9%
No 6.1%
Other - N/A 3.6%
1155 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (27)] [View this poll]

Where do you usually work?
By Oksana Gerasymets - featured on Jul 29
At home 91.5%
Other - N/A 2.9%
I rent my own office 2.8%
I rent a desk (shared office) 1.2%
Public place (library, cafe, etc) 0.9%
At my client's office 0.6%
1284 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (22)] [View this poll]

Do you have a website to showcase your language services?
By ArtefactHT - featured on Jul 28
Yes 34.1%
No, and I don't plan on having one 32.8%
No, but I'd like to have one 28.8%
Other - N/A 4.3%
936 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (20)] [View this poll]

How do you describe yourself to clients?
By Gitte Hovedskov, MCIL - featured on Jul 27
Freelance translator 44.3%
Translator 29.4%
Other - N/A 8.1%
Language professional 5.8%
Self-employed translator 4.5%
Independent translator 3.6%
Linguist 2.9%
Freelancer 1.5%
827 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (27)] [View this poll]

Do you think your CAT tool investment has paid for itself?
By Rosa Elena Lozano Arton - featured on Jul 26
Yes 61.3%
I haven't purchased a CAT tool 25.0%
No 8.8%
Other - N/A 4.8%
1054 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (14)] [View this poll]

Do you buy the books you've translated?
By Sandra Freland - featured on Jul 25
I haven't translated any books 59.1%
No 20.1%
Other - N/A 8.8%
Yes, sometimes 6.5%
Yes, always 5.6%
1060 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (26)] [View this poll]

When you communicate with a new customer, do you specify your minimum rate?
By Silvia Barra - featured on Jul 24
Yes 47.3%
No 32.7%
Other - N/A 19.9%
1054 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (16)] [View this poll]

Do you offer Desktop Publishing (DTP) services?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 23
No 85.6%
Yes 10.5%
Other - N/A 4.0%
1109 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (12)] [View this poll]

Would you ever consider becoming a project manager?
By Umang Dholabhai - featured on Jul 22
No 61.8%
Yes 19.8%
I am/was a project manager 12.0%
Other - N/A 6.4%
1164 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (12)] [View this poll]

Did you share feelings of grief, sadness, etc. with a client to justify an inconvenience?
By Mariam Osmane - featured on Jul 21
No 50.7%
Only with certain clients 28.6%
Yes 11.6%
Other - N/A 9.2%
839 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (16)] [View this poll]

Do you double check the source text word count before starting a project?
By Carmen Grabs - featured on Jul 20
Yes, always 38.8%
Yes, sometimes 31.2%
Yes, but rarely 13.9%
No 13.3%
Other - N/A 2.8%
798 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (14)] [View this poll]

Do your clients usually pay on time?
By Jenn Mercer - featured on Jul 19
Yes, most of them do 65.7%
Yes, all of them do 15.8%
Yes, some of them do 13.5%
No 3.1%
Other - N/A 1.8%
1050 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (10)] [View this poll]

How many words can you accurately translate in an hour?
By Anthony Bock - featured on Jul 18
250 - 500 52.2%
500 - 750 15.2%
< 250 14.1%
Other - N/A 9.7%
750 - 1000 6.4%
>1000 2.4%
1175 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (20)] [View this poll]

How long did it take for you to land your first big project as a freelancer?
By Leinung - featured on Jul 17
> 3 months 30.4%
Other - N/A 19.5%
< 2 weeks 15.9%
2 weeks - 1 month 13.8%
1 - 2 months 10.8%
2 - 3 months 9.6%
1054 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (14)] [View this poll]

Do you charge a minimum fee?
By Margherita Facchini - featured on Jul 16
Yes 63.7%
No 25.1%
Other - N/A 11.3%
1217 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (12)] [View this poll]

Have you ever delivered a translation you weren't happy with?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 15
Yes, once or twice 54.2%
Yes, several times 21.7%
No 18.8%
Other - N/A 5.3%
1184 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (14)] [View this poll]

Do you use your real name in your ProZ.com profile?
By Ahmad Hosseinzadeh - featured on Jul 14
Yes 84.9%
No, I use a pseudonym 9.5%
Other - N/A 2.9%
No, I use my business's name 2.7%
998 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (16)] [View this poll]

…is a translator’s best friend.
By anonymous - featured on Jul 13
A CAT tool 28.4%
A good colleague 21.4%
Other - N/A 21.0%
Caffeine 13.6%
A pet 8.1%
Music 7.4%
947 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When I receive a payment from a client, the transaction fees are usually borne by:
By anonymous - featured on Jul 12
Me 36.7%
The client 34.7%
Other - N/A 28.5%
1065 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (15)] [View this poll]

Have you increased your rates over the years?
By jbhatia - featured on Jul 11
Yes, slightly 57.1%
No 24.2%
Yes, dramatically 14.1%
Other - N/A 4.6%
1255 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (14)] [View this poll]

Do you ever work while travelling?
By Ian Jones - featured on Jul 10
Yes, sometimes 29.0%
No 27.6%
Yes, but rarely 22.1%
Yes, frequently 19.3%
Other - N/A 2.0%
1234 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (12)] [View this poll]

How often have you considered changing your career as a translator?
By Morano El-Kholy - featured on Jul 9
Never 42.4%
Once or twice 30.8%
Many times 19.6%
Other - N/A 7.3%
1185 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (15)] [View this poll]

Do you request feedback on your services from your clients?
By Melissa McMahon - featured on Jul 8
No 57.1%
Yes 26.6%
Other - N/A 16.3%
1183 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (11)] [View this poll]

Do you acknowledge receipt of your clients' payments?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 7
It depends 40.5%
No 39.0%
Yes 18.3%
Other - N/A 2.3%
974 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (13)] [View this poll]

Do you measure and keep track of your monthly income?
By tilakahuja - featured on Jul 6
Yes 74.4%
No 20.2%
Other - N/A 5.4%
832 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (17)] [View this poll]

How many words do you think are reasonable for a free sample translation?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 5
100 - 300 70.9%
< 100 10.9%
I don't provide free sample translations 9.5%
300 - 500 6.7%
Other - N/A 1.7%
> 500 0.3%
1111 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (13)] [View this poll]

Have you ever cancelled a vacation because of work?
By Carla Lopes - featured on Jul 4
No, never 62.9%
Yes, once or twice 21.6%
Yes, several times 10.1%
Other - N/A 5.3%
1197 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (12)] [View this poll]

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