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What motivates you most in your trade?
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Do you think that raising kids can be an obstacle to succeeding as a freelance translator?
By m.phili - featured on 08:10
It depends on the circumstances 42.2%
Absolutely not 28.2%
Yes, it makes success more difficult 17.9%
Other 11.7%
772 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use pen/pencil and paper for work anymore?
By anonymous - featured on May 21
Occasionally 38.2%
No 26.2%
Yes 23.8%
No, and I never did 9.2%
Other 2.6%
740 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you feel when a client doesn't address you by your name in the head of emails?
By Cecilia Alves - featured on May 20
I don't care 46.3%
Annoyed 26.6%
Other 14.2%
It's never happened 9.4%
Upset 3.4%
913 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you set aside time in your work day for exercise?
By anonymous - featured on May 19
Sometimes 35.2%
Yes 32.5%
No 29.3%
Other 3.0%
1042 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which do you use most for your translation work?
By Abdelmonem Samir - featured on May 18
Laptop 53.1%
PC 44.1%
Other - N/A 2.7%
1067 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is there a school subject that might have helped you as a freelancer if you had paid more attention?
By anonymous - featured on May 17
No 51.5%
Yes (please share) 22.9%
I don't know 21.9%
Other 3.7%
857 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many computer and/or devices do you use for work?
By Katia V. - featured on May 16
2 40.7%
1 37.5%
3 14.0%
4 4.2%
Other 1.8%
5 0.8%
6 0.6%
7 or more 0.5%
1077 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you are not working at the moment, does your morning routine change?
By anonymous - featured on May 15
Yes (please share) 34.0%
It depends 34.0%
No 26.9%
Other 5.1%
724 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you find social media a distraction while working?
By anonymous - featured on May 14
Sometimes 31.1%
Yes 28.5%
I don't use or participate in social media at all 18.4%
No 17.7%
Actually, it has been helpful 2.4%
Other 1.9%
673 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the average number of words you translate per month?
By Gustavo Villalobos - featured on May 13
Between 25,000 and 50,000 27.1%
Fewer than 25,000 23.1%
I don't know 22.9%
Between 50,000 and 75,000 13.2%
Between 75,000 and 100,000 4.3%
Other 3.6%
Between 100,000 and 150,000 3.5%
More than 150,000 2.1%
851 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever had family problems because of working too much?
By Carla Lopes - featured on May 12
No 49.2%
Yes 45.0%
Other - N/A 5.8%
939 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the maximum age to start learning a new language?
By anonymous - featured on May 11
There is no such a thing 82.4%
Under 20 6.2%
Between 20 and 30 3.2%
Other 3.1%
Over 50 is fine 2.3%
Between 30 and 40 1.8%
Between 40 and 50 1.0%
1047 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Being an ATA-certified translator...
By Linda Gueye - featured on May 10
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How many unread emails do you have in your inbox right now?
By anonymous - featured on May 9
None 63.2%
More than 15 10.3%
1-3 9.2%
Who knows 7.2%
3-7 5.2%
7-15 3.8%
Other 1.0%
1146 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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My biggest complaint with the CAT tools I've used is:
By anonymous - featured on May 8
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Do you answer your work-related emails as soon as you get then?
By Carla Lopes - featured on May 7
Yes 43.1%
It depends on the sender/subject matter 41.2%
I only check my inbox every hour or so 8.5%
Only after I finish my current task 3.3%
Other 2.7%
I only check my inbox at the beginning/end of the day 1.1%
788 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When considering Continuing Professional Development (CPD), what is the most important factor?
By Angus Stewart - featured on May 6
I don't do any formal CPD 37.2%
Course subject matter 32.8%
Other 8.7%
Cost 6.5%
Reputation of course provider 5.9%
Location or format (online/offline) 4.2%
Networking opportunities 3.4%
Location 1.3%
790 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you feel there is a lot of competition in your language pair(s) or field(s) of expertise?
By anonymous - featured on May 5
Yes 65.3%
Maybe, not sure 19.5%
No 12.7%
Other 2.5%
1087 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you accept being paid less or nothing at all for repetitions?
By RakelC - featured on May 4
It depends on the client 28.8%
Yes 26.8%
No 19.4%
It depends on the text 17.8%
Other 7.3%
1109 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you familiar with "post editing"?
By Michael Harris - featured on May 3
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Do you work with a cloud-based CAT tool?
By anonymous - featured on May 2
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My biggest client is
By anonymous - featured on May 1
international, outside the country where I reside 62.6%
local, in the country where I reside 30.7%
Other - N/A 6.7%
794 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In general, I prefer...
By anonymous - featured on Apr 30
Medium-sized jobs 46.8%
Longer, more involved projects 26.5%
No preference 13.3%
Short, quick jobs 9.7%
Other 3.7%
776 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you keep track of your clients and their info?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 29
I use my email 34.7%
Spreadsheet 27.6%
Other 18.2%
Special software 10.3%
It's all in my head 9.2%
947 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What's the best type of website to represent a translator?
By Alistair Ian Spearing Ortiz - featured on Apr 28
Bare-bones (quick and to the point) 61.1%
Other 24.9%
Detailed (with lots of content) 14.0%
850 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many payment methods do you provide for clients?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 27
2 49.7%
3 21.9%
Just one 19.0%
4 5.4%
5 1.5%
Other 1.5%
More than 7 0.5%
7 0.3%
6 0.2%
1121 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever been commissioned the translation of a book for personal use?
By texjax DDS PhD - featured on Apr 26
No 81.9%
Yes, once 10.0%
Yes, more than once 4.3%
Other 3.8%
978 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Where do you most prefer to work?
By Emre Demiray - featured on Apr 25
Home 82.2%
Office 8.2%
Other 2.2%
No preference 2.0%
Cafes 1.6%
Coworking places 1.6%
Outdoors 1.1%
Library 1.1%
1125 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you organize your TMs?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 24
A combination of these options 22.0%
By client 16.2%
I don't have TMs 15.9%
By language pair 13.8%
I don't organize them 12.6%
By field/subject 10.5%
By project 5.5%
Other 3.3%
By date 0.2%
841 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Among your clients, do you notice a tendency towards shorter deadlines?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 23
Not really 34.9%
Yes 26.7%
Some 19.0%
No 16.5%
Other 2.9%
746 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many non-disclosure agreements have you signed in your career?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 22
Fewer than twenty 46.0%
Between twenty and fifty 20.7%
I don't know 15.1%
Between fifty and a hundred 5.8%
Hundreds 4.1%
I am not at liberty to disclose that information 4.1%
None 3.3%
Thousands 1.0%
933 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you value most about membership in a professional translators' association?
By Angus Stewart - featured on Apr 21
I am not a member of any association 42.7%
Accreditation 16.5%
Client exposure 14.5%
Networking opportunities 14.2%
Other 7.0%
CPD opportunities 2.2%
Industry news 2.2%
Fringe benefits (e.g. discounts) 0.7%
958 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you found any benefits from using LinkedIn?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 20
No 43.3%
Not sure 21.0%
Yes 18.5%
I don't use it 15.4%
Other 1.8%
1142 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you part of a local network of translators where you live?
By tilak raj - featured on Apr 19
No, it's just me 69.2%
Yes 20.2%
Other 6.9%
Not yet, trying to start one 3.6%
1023 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In terms of new trends/technology, are you an early adopter?
By maria sgourou - featured on Apr 18
No 48.0%
It depends on... (please share) 27.5%
Yes 20.9%
Other 3.7%
892 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you learning a new language now (for work or for fun)?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 17
No 50.9%
Yes (please share) 24.6%
No, but I'm planning on it in the future 20.5%
Other 4.0%
751 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you perform cleanup/maintenance on your main work computer?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 16
Whenever a problem comes up 31.6%
Monthly 15.0%
Weekly 13.5%
I don't remember the last time 9.9%
Yearly 8.9%
Other 7.4%
Um... never? 6.5%
Daily 4.6%
I have someone else do that for me 2.7%
675 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think SEO translations are a legitimate job?
By Murillo Mathias - featured on Apr 15
I don't know what SEO translations are 44.4%
Yes 24.5%
I don't know 19.1%
No 7.1%
Other - N/A 4.8%
784 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you find it difficult at times to coordinate across time zones with your clients?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 14
No 42.6%
Yes 27.7%
I'm in the same time zone as all or most of my clients, so no 25.1%
Other 4.7%
962 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What are your views on MT and post-editing?
By Patricia Posadas - featured on Apr 13
It decreases quality 28.6%
It can be good help for a human translation 17.8%
I have never tried it 17.4%
More than one of these 11.9%
Other 9.0%
Results are the same, but it's slower than from scratch 6.3%
Results are the same, but it's faster than from scratch 6.2%
It increases quality 2.7%
965 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a backup plan for power or internet outages?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 12
No 44.0%
Yes 39.8%
I've been meaning to make one, but... 11.0%
Other 5.3%
1001 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Why are you a translator?
By Chris S - featured on Apr 11
Other - N/A 28.4%
Always wanted to be one from a young age 24.7%
Couldn't think of anything better to do 16.8%
Chance to drop out of the rat race 12.4%
Failed in a previous career 6.0%
The money 4.8%
To unite nations and achieve world peace 4.8%
For the craic 2.2%
1065 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you already have vacation time lined up for the rest of the year?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 10
No 30.3%
More or less 27.6%
Yes 16.3%
Haven't thought about it yet 12.2%
I'm playing it by ear 10.9%
Other - N/A 2.7%
826 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In the Oscars for Freelance Translating, in which category would you compete?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 9
Best Translator, of course 31.3%
None, the Academy would probably snub me 18.5%
Other (please share) 15.0%
Best Email Response Time 13.6%
Best Project Delivery 6.3%
Best Adaptation to Client Expectations 4.4%
Best Score (music played while working) 4.4%
Best Supporting Proofreader 3.8%
Best Editing 2.8%
639 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you know an endangered language?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 8
No 71.3%
Yes 12.7%
No, but I'd like to learn one 11.7%
Other 3.6%
No, but I am learning one 0.6%
879 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you find that household duties interfere with your work?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 7
Yes, some 28.6%
Yes, but not much 27.7%
No, not at all 24.8%
Yes, a lot 15.8%
Other - N/A 3.2%
1103 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you had to lose one of your languages, which would you choose?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 6
A language I know that is not a source nor target 53.4%
Other 27.3%
(One of) my source language(s) 13.9%
(One of) my target language(s) 5.4%
854 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you could work and travel most of the year, would you?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 5
Yes 43.7%
Maybe 21.3%
No 21.1%
I already do! 6.4%
It would depend on... (please share) 4.8%
Other 2.7%
1116 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In how many CAT tools are you proficient?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 4
1 30.4%
2 27.1%
3 16.9%
Other 13.3%
4 5.9%
More than 5 5.2%
5 1.3%
1139 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you had to compare translation, to which of these activities would it come closest?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 3
Detective work 33.8%
Other 18.9%
Journalism 13.9%
Construction 9.6%
Music 6.3%
Painting 4.8%
Conducting an orchestra 3.5%
Carpentry 3.4%
CEO of a company 2.7%
Plumbing 2.2%
Shopkeeping 0.9%
820 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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