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Are you the main breadwinner in your household?
By anonymous
Yes 59.0%
No 31.4%
Other - N/A 9.6%
690 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 42.8%
Yes, somewhat 32.7%
Yes, definitely 22.1%
Other - N/A 2.4%
738 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 81.2%
No preference 9.9%
Proofreading 6.0%
Other - N/A 2.8%
1061 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 56.8%
Yes, always 21.1%
Yes, but rarely 16.0%
No 5.1%
Other - N/A 1.1%
1201 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 57.8%
Another room in my home 29.2%
Other - N/A 5.2%
An office outside of my home 4.6%
A shared office space 2.6%
A public place (library, café, etc) 0.6%
1172 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 43.8%
No 32.1%
Yes, definitely 21.5%
Other - N/A 2.6%
1264 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 31.0%
No 16.2%
Yes, most/all of the time 13.6%
Other - N/A 2.0%
1244 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 46.1%
Yes, definitely 30.5%
No 20.4%
Other - N/A 3.1%
914 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 31.4%
Other - N/A 29.8%
805 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 35.9%
I don't know what they are 27.0%
It depends 23.8%
Yes 9.5%
Other - N/A 3.7%
995 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 39.2%
Once 38.1%
Three or more times 13.1%
Other - N/A 7.2%
I don't proofread it 2.5%
1172 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 45.5%
It depends 36.7%
No 14.5%
Other - N/A 3.3%
1206 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 40.3%
Yes, but rarely 23.2%
Yes, always 22.3%
No 10.8%
Other - N/A 3.4%
1209 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 49.1%
Take some time off 21.3%
Look for new clients 11.1%
Administrative work, invoicing, etc 10.3%
Other - N/A 7.6%
Attend training sessions, courses 0.6%
1223 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 58.1%
I agree 32.5%
Other - N/A 9.3%
953 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 55.2%
A combination, it depends 21.6%
Before I start translating 11.6%
I never translate in an unfamiliar area 9.3%
Other - N/A 1.6%
After I have completed an entire draft 0.7%
805 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is your preferred payment method?
By tilakahuja - featured on Apr 11
You have not 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
You have not 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
You have not 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 57.8%
No 22.6%
Yes, multiple 16.2%
Other - N/A 3.4%
1215 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 42.8%
No 27.2%
Yes, always 24.9%
Other - N/A 5.1%
1031 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 55.7%
Yes, to a certain extent 27.2%
Yes, definitely 9.2%
Other - N/A 7.9%
824 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 31.4%
No 28.3%
Yes, from time to time 24.0%
Yes, often 15.5%
Other - N/A 0.7%
808 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (9)] [View this poll]

On average, how many hours do you work per week?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 4
40 - 50 22.7%
30 - 40 19.1%
20 - 30 16.9%
> 50 15.8%
It varies 14.3%
< 20 10.0%
Other - N/A 1.1%
968 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 61.0%
Upward 28.0%
Downward 8.2%
Other - N/A 2.8%
1045 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (9)] [View this poll]

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 18.3%
Other - N/A 5.5%
1060 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (15)] [View this poll]

What is your biggest distraction while at work?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 1
Surfing the internet 36.5%
Responding to calls/texts/emails 27.3%
Family/friends 14.9%
Other - N/A 10.9%
Social networking 10.4%
1174 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (14)] [View this poll]

How often do you get to work in your favorite area of expertise?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 31
Frequently 44.8%
About half of the time 22.7%
Rarely 17.2%
Always 8.8%
Other - N/A 5.3%
Never 1.1%
1200 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (7)] [View this poll]

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 6.7%
Other - N/A 3.8%
954 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 46.3%
Yes, at times 35.7%
Yes, frequently/always 16.1%
Other - N/A 1.8%
874 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (19)] [View this poll]

Do you have professional indemnity insurance?
By Jo Bennett - featured on Mar 28
No, and I don't think it's necessary 58.6%
Not yet, but I plan getting it 15.7%
Yes 15.1%
Other - N/A 10.6%
1035 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (12)] [View this poll]

Do you check terms/phrases in your target language(s) with non-translator friends/family members?
By Anne-Sophie Cardinal - featured on Mar 27
You have not 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
You have not 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 32.3%
Other - N/A 6.4%
Yes, always 6.0%
1134 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
You have not voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (23)] [View this poll]

It's a popular belief that every freelancer has at least one pet. Do you?
By Helena Mas Boillat - featured on Mar 23
No 58.8%
Yes 37.9%
Other - N/A 3.2%
962 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (26)] [View this poll]

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), 34.9%
Dear (first name), 32.7%
Other - N/A 14.5%
Dear Mr./Ms./Mrs. (last name), 13.8%
Hi/Hello (no name), 4.1%
828 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 55.7%
This has never happened to me 17.8%
Yes, on many occasions 14.5%
No 6.1%
Other - N/A 6.0%
1036 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (19)] [View this poll]

Have you ever suffered from repetitive strain injury as a result of working on a computer?
By Lenah Susianty - featured on Mar 20
No 53.2%
Yes 40.8%
Other - N/A 5.9%
1129 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
It depends 38.9%
In my source language(s) 38.6%
In my target language(s) 19.5%
Other - N/A 1.8%
In a 3rd (or 4th) language 1.2%
1238 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 44.3%
I don't offer both services 42.9%
Interpreter 8.3%
Other - N/A 4.4%
1290 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (10)] [View this poll]

Do you usually deliver your work as soon as it is complete?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 17
Yes 78.0%
No 15.1%
Other - N/A 6.9%
1305 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (20)] [View this poll]

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 33.3%
My main source language 7.5%
Other - N/A 7.4%
949 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (19)] [View this poll]

Do you use special software for invoicing or accounting?
By INES Reisch - featured on Mar 15
No 80.0%
Yes 17.0%
Other - N/A 2.9%
852 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (16)] [View this poll]

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 10.5%
Yes, always 3.4%
1109 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 80.4%
Yes 15.8%
Other - N/A 3.8%
1272 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (18)] [View this poll]

Do you regularly work with more than one CAT tool?
By Nadine Epstein - featured on Mar 12
No 49.2%
Yes 35.1%
I don't use CAT tools 13.9%
Other - N/A 1.8%
1245 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (15)] [View this poll]

Have you ever been asked to do back translation?
By Yetta J Bogarde - featured on Mar 11
Yes 49.8%
No 44.9%
Other - N/A 5.3%
1256 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (36)] [View this poll]

Do you have different CVs for different purposes?
By Natalia Pedrosa - featured on Mar 10
Yes 54.8%
No 40.2%
Other - N/A 4.9%
1258 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (17)] [View this poll]

Do you ever experience "translator's block"?
By Narut Tangsuk - featured on Mar 9
Yes, at times 55.7%
No 31.1%
Other - N/A 7.3%
Yes, often 5.9%
871 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (10)] [View this poll]

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 58.0%
Yes, sometimes 36.3%
Other - N/A 3.6%
Yes, frequently 2.1%
809 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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