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Have you ever rejected a project for ethical reasons?
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Has your workload decreased this year in comparison to last year?
By Adriane Bittencourt - featured on Jul 7
No, it's stayed about the same 33.1%
No, I have more work now 31.0%
Yes 29.0%
Other - N/A 6.9%
1045 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many days a week do you currently work?
By Susana E. Cano Méndez - featured on Jul 6
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How many emails do you currently have in your inbox?
By Thomas Pfann - featured on Jul 5
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Do you keep track of the accumulated number of words you've translated?
By Firas Allouzi - featured on Jul 4
No, and I don't see the point 45.0%
No, but I think it's a good idea 26.4%
Yes, an estimated number 14.1%
Yes, the exact number 10.9%
Other - N/A 3.6%
939 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you advertise your business on social media?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 3
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Have you attended any courses related to your area of expertise?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 2
Yes 49.7%
No 39.1%
I don't specialize in a particular area 6.8%
Other - N/A 4.4%
1016 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use a tablet for your translation work?
By Noelia Ruiz Pérez - featured on Jul 1
No, and I don't plan on it 82.2%
No, but I'd like to 9.4%
Yes 5.2%
Other - N/A 3.2%
1112 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How long does it usually take you to reply to a client's email?
By Natalia Pedrosa - featured on Jun 30
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Is all the software you use in your native language?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 29
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Do you ever communicate with your clients over the phone?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 28
Yes, but rarely 64.1%
No 19.6%
Yes, frequently 14.4%
Other - N/A 1.9%
674 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you check if the word count provided by the client is correct before starting a project?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 27
Yes, sometimes 44.6%
Yes, always 41.3%
No 11.1%
Other - N/A 3.0%
893 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you delete work-related emails?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 26
No 62.7%
Yes, periodically 27.9%
Other - N/A 6.0%
Yes, once I complete the project 3.4%
994 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What percentage of your income do you invest in your business (CPD, memberships, office, etc.)?
By Ana Vozone - featured on Jun 25
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Do you proofread your own translation while you work on it?
By Joanna Sobolewska-Kurpiel - featured on Jun 24
No, I wait until I'm finished 58.5%
Yes, I proofread as I go along 31.7%
Other - N/A 8.1%
No, I don't proofread my own work 1.6%
1034 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 Jun 23
2 39.3%
1 28.8%
3 16.7%
4 or more 14.3%
Other - N/A 0.9%
1137 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In general, do you work less during the summer?
By Sandrine Zérouali - featured on Jun 22
No, my workload stays the same 47.5%
Yes 25.5%
No, I work more 14.6%
Other - N/A 12.4%
836 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you adjusted your rates recently because of currency fluctuations?
By Natalia Pedrosa - featured on Jun 21
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How many different projects are you usually working on at the same time?
By Luna Jungblut - featured on Jun 20
2 33.9%
1 33.2%
3 17.7%
Other - N/A 9.0%
4 3.1%
5 or more 3.1%
957 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How confident are you with your translation work?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 19
Very confident 57.5%
Totally confident 19.6%
Fairly confident 19.4%
Other - N/A 2.8%
Not confident 0.7%
1041 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have your own business cards?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 18
Yes 52.1%
No 36.2%
No, but I plan on getting some 9.9%
Other - N/A 1.8%
1102 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you upgrade your CAT tool?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 17
When my current tool becomes outdated 34.0%
Whenever there's a new update 24.8%
I don't use CAT tools 16.9%
Other - N/A 16.0%
Every other year 4.4%
Every year 3.8%
1035 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you update your résumé/CV?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 16
When I obtain a new credential 25.6%
Rarely/never 23.2%
Yearly 17.0%
Other - N/A 15.9%
Every 6 months 13.9%
When I finish a new project 4.4%
1090 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you describe yourself as a self-taught translator or interpreter?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 15
Yes, somewhat 37.4%
Yes, definitely 33.8%
No 27.0%
Other - N/A 1.8%
899 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you retire as a translator if you won the lottery?
By Natalia Pedrosa - featured on Jun 14
No, I would keep on working 34.8%
I'm not sure 22.4%
Yes, definitely 21.6%
Yes, probably 16.8%
Other - N/A 4.4%
709 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you translated any books that have been published?
By Dr. Tilmann Kleinau - featured on Jun 13
No 55.6%
Yes 39.3%
Other - N/A 5.1%
947 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Has working as a translator affected your eyesight?
By Ravi Kumar - featured on Jun 12
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Do you request that clients confirm receipt of your finished projects?
By Cecilia Alves - featured on Jun 11
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Do you consult Wikipedia articles in your work as a translator?
By Susana E. Cano Méndez - featured on Jun 10
Yes, but only for a general overview 66.3%
Yes, I rely on it 14.3%
Yes, but only as a last resort 9.3%
No 6.4%
Other - N/A 3.6%
1104 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a logo for your business?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 9
No 66.5%
Yes 30.7%
Other - N/A 2.8%
1109 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you consider your age an advantage as a freelance translator?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 8
Yes 34.1%
No 28.9%
It depends 26.9%
Other - N/A 10.2%
834 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you enjoy your job?
By Claudia Iglesias - featured on Jun 7
Yes, definitely 53.1%
Yes, to a certain extent 39.8%
No, not really 4.4%
Other - N/A 1.7%
No, definitely not 0.9%
747 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do your clients ever have to remind you to send your invoice after you deliver a project?
By Yetta J Bogarde - featured on Jun 6
No 61.7%
Yes, sometimes 30.8%
Yes, often 3.9%
Other - N/A 3.6%
898 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you prefer short term or long term projects?
By José Ignacio Coelho Mendes Neto - featured on Jun 5
Long term 44.3%
Short term 36.6%
Other - N/A 19.0%
1056 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is your typical reaction if you receive negative feedback from a client?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 4
It varies 49.1%
Defend the translation 19.2%
Accept criticism and apologize 11.8%
It's never happened to me 10.0%
Other - N/A 7.7%
Offer a discount 1.2%
Ignore it 0.9%
1067 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think people in your country consider learning languages an important thing?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 3
Yes, to some extent 36.1%
Yes, definitely 30.2%
No, not really 24.9%
No, definitely not 5.4%
Other - N/A 1.8%
I don't know 1.6%
1106 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you display your rates publicly in your profile?
By Mariam Osmann - featured on Jun 2
No 62.2%
Yes 33.3%
Other - N/A 4.5%
1075 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think being a member of a professional translation association has benefited your career?
By Lenah Susianty - featured on Jun 1
I'm not a member of a translation association 48.1%
Yes 31.4%
No 15.1%
Other - N/A 5.5%
876 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In what language was the last book you read for pleasure/leisure written?
By DianeGM - featured on May 31
My target language(s) 51.4%
My source language(s) 40.6%
Other - N/A 5.4%
Another language 2.6%
725 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you usually do if you become sick while working on a project?
By anonymous - featured on May 30
I work anyways 48.8%
I request a deadline extension 29.9%
Other - N/A 14.3%
I ask a colleague for help 5.1%
I stop working 1.8%
983 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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As a translator, what is your first priority to spend money on?
By Angus Stewart - featured on May 29
Other - N/A 30.9%
Computers 21.6%
Continuing professional education (training, etc) 14.1%
Translation software 13.2%
Memberships/subscriptions 11.4%
Dictionaries 2.9%
Office accommodations 2.7%
Website/advertising 2.3%
Insurance 1.1%
1011 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you willing to install specific software to work on a project if requested by your client?
By anonymous - featured on May 28
It depends 58.4%
Yes 29.1%
No 11.5%
Other - N/A 1.0%
1118 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you let your clients know in advance before you go on vacation?
By Nadine Epstein - featured on May 27
Yes, some of them 61.0%
Yes, all of them 13.8%
No, not at all 10.1%
No, I leave an auto-reply message 9.3%
Other - N/A 5.7%
1150 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you accept requests for urgent projects?
By Filipa Plant dos Santos - featured on May 26
Yes, sometimes 68.7%
Yes, always/most of the time 23.9%
No 4.9%
Other - N/A 2.5%
1061 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much time have you spent in a country of your main source language(s)?
By texjax DDS PhD - featured on May 25
> 10 years 31.4%
< 1 month 12.8%
1 - 6 months 12.0%
Other - N/A 11.2%
5 - 10 years 9.5%
2 - 5 years 8.8%
6 - 12 months 7.6%
1 - 2 years 6.7%
803 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the maximum number of words you've translated in 24 hours?
By Milena Taylor - featured on May 24
< 4000 29.4%
4000 - 5000 19.7%
5000 - 6000 13.8%
> 9000 12.5%
6000 - 7000 7.0%
Other - N/A 6.6%
7000 - 8000 6.0%
8000 - 9000 5.0%
697 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which services do you offer apart from translation, interpreting and proofreading?
By Angus Stewart - featured on May 23
None of the above 47.1%
Combination of the above 12.1%
Transcription 10.6%
Teaching/training 9.0%
Other - N/A 8.4%
Subtitling/Voiceover 7.6%
Terminological research 2.5%
DTP 2.2%
Abstracting 0.4%
912 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you work with clients when you can't find much information regarding their reputation?
By anonymous - featured on May 22
It depends 68.9%
No 16.9%
Yes 12.8%
Other - N/A 1.3%
1129 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ever proofread your translations on paper?
By anonymous - featured on May 21
No 56.1%
Yes, sometimes 29.8%
Yes, often/always 12.3%
Other - N/A 1.8%
1191 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which is the most frequent reason why you turn down projects?
By Angus Stewart - featured on May 20
Too busy with other projects 39.2%
Low rates 29.2%
Short deadlines 9.9%
Not within my field of expertise 8.9%
Other - N/A 6.5%
Negative past experience with client 4.0%
Formatting issues 1.1%
Uninteresting subject matter 0.9%
Ethical issues/conflict of interest 0.4%
1175 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever been unable to complete a job due to a software malfunction?
By Johanna Rodda - featured on May 19
No 67.8%
Yes, once or twice 26.3%
Yes, several times 3.0%
Other - N/A 2.9%
1097 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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