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Do you organize proofreading by a third person when working for direct clients?
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Do you have a dedicated room/office for your translation work?
By Serena Tutino - featured on Apr 24
Yes, in my home 65.7%
No 28.8%
Yes, outside of my home 3.3%
Other -N/A 2.3%
1320 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think social networking is useful for your business?
By Dialecta - featured on Apr 23
Yes, to a point 41.7%
No 40.7%
Yes, definitely 13.0%
Other - N/A 4.6%
1301 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many new clients have you worked with since the beginning of this year?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 22
2 - 5 47.9%
0 - 1 30.6%
6 - 10 9.9%
Other - N/A 4.7%
10 - 15 4.0%
> 15 2.8%
1126 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is usually the busiest day of the week for you, work-wise?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 21
It varies 65.0%
Friday 8.3%
Monday 5.6%
Tuesday 5.6%
Wednesday 5.3%
Thursday 5.1%
Sunday 1.7%
Saturday 1.7%
Other - N/A 1.6%
806 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you add many words that are not in the source text to make the translation sound authentic?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 20
No 43.1%
Other - N/A 28.6%
Yes 28.3%
738 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you add old translations to your TMs from the time you didn't use a CAT tool?
By Denis Shepelev - featured on Apr 19
No 44.6%
I don't use a CAT tool 18.3%
Yes 14.3%
I have always used a CAT tool 14.3%
Other - N/A 8.5%
869 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What percentage of jobs do you deliver on time?
By M. Laut - featured on Apr 18
100% 65.3%
90% - 99% 29.2%
80% - 89% 3.4%
Other - N/A 1.1%
70% - 79% 0.5%
< 70% 0.4%
1170 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many years of full-time translation does it take to become a "professional" translator?
By Julian Holmes - featured on Apr 17
2 - 3 years 26.9%
4 - 5 years 24.5%
Other - N/A 23.7%
< 2 years 14.6%
> 7 years 7.7%
6 - 7 years 2.6%
1108 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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For proofreading jobs, do you send the report of your edits to the client?
By Vladimir Kukharenko - featured on Apr 16
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Since translation is a sedentary profession, do you find time to exercise regularly?
By Ana Naglić - featured on Apr 15
Yes 50.2%
No 36.5%
Other - N/A 13.2%
1240 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you get enquiries via your listing on your professional translators' association?
By Oliver Lawrence - featured on Apr 14
I am not in any professional association 42.7%
Rarely 21.2%
Never 14.3%
Every few weeks/months 13.2%
Other - N/A 3.8%
Every few days 2.1%
Weekly 2.0%
Daily 0.6%
942 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many holiday/vacation days are you planning to take this summer?
By Luisa Tono - featured on Apr 13
8 - 15 32.5%
16 - 30 20.6%
Other - N/A 20.3%
< 7 19.9%
> 31 6.7%
838 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you pay to use machine translation software if it were customized for your areas of expertise?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 12
No 67.8%
Yes 18.8%
Other - N/A 10.6%
I already do 2.9%
1071 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you start working on a job before the client's confirmation?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 11
No 78.1%
Other - N/A 12.0%
Yes 9.9%
1254 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think specializing in a certain field is required to be successful?
By tilakahuja - featured on Apr 10
Yes, to a point 51.5%
Yes, definitely 35.1%
No 11.7%
Other - N/A 1.7%
1268 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I see other translators in my language pair(s) as...
By anonymous - featured on Apr 9
Both 46.9%
Colleagues 39.5%
Competitors/rivals 8.2%
Other - N/A 5.4%
1300 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Does your approach to the text and attention to details change based on the fee you are being paid?
By texjax DDS PhD - featured on Apr 8
Not at all 41.6%
Yes, to a point 25.1%
Somewhat 22.9%
Yes, definitely 6.9%
Other - N/A 3.5%
1268 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How long after sending a quote do you usually follow up on it?
By Catharine Cellier-Smart - featured on Apr 7
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Which of the following causes you the most stress while translating a project?
By Milena Taylor - featured on Apr 6
Tight deadlines 42.5%
Difficult terminology 22.9%
Formatting 13.3%
Errors in source text 9.5%
Other - N/A 8.2%
Communication with client 3.5%
924 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What's the most powerful tool for work while you're away from your home/office?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 5
Laptop 42.1%
Smartphone 25.6%
I don't work if I'm not at my home/office 24.7%
Other - N/A 3.3%
Tablet 2.8%
Pen and paper 1.3%
1197 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever had any sudden problem arise with a project just as the deadline was approaching?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 4
Yes, once or twice 56.8%
Yes, several times 25.4%
No, never 15.2%
Other - N/A 2.6%
1240 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you accept assignments to post-edit machine translations?
By cmgrimm - featured on Apr 3
No 67.0%
Yes, but at a higher rate than proofreading 13.1%
Yes 11.3%
Other - N/A 8.6%
1262 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have/use a fax machine for business purposes?
By Michael Harris - featured on Apr 2
No 80.8%
Yes 15.7%
Other - N/A 3.4%
1424 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you accept to provide letters of reference/recommendations to potential clients?
By tilakahuja - featured on Apr 1
It depends 43.5%
No 29.2%
Yes 21.7%
Other - N/A 5.5%
1321 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you accept a project when you are in the middle of another one?
By Eva María Ruiz Ruiz - featured on Mar 31
It depends on the size/client 59.8%
Yes 36.6%
No 1.8%
Other - N/A 1.8%
1109 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you satisfied with your income as a freelance translator/interpreter?
By tilakahuja - featured on Mar 30
Yes 47.4%
No 41.9%
Other - N/A 10.7%
919 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you inform potential clients of your rates in your first contact?
By María Florencia Fernández - featured on Mar 29
Yes 64.0%
No 20.3%
Other - N/A 15.7%
1116 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you turn down a job offer because it contains typos and/or grammar errors?
By Mariam Osmane - featured on Mar 28
No 67.6%
Other - N/A 18.3%
Yes 14.1%
1196 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever abandoned a project after you accepted it?
By tilakahuja - featured on Mar 27
No 58.3%
Yes, once or twice 37.8%
Other - N/A 2.3%
Yes, many times 1.6%
1292 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have liability insurance?
By Josef Šoltes - featured on Mar 26
No 81.8%
Yes 15.6%
Other - N/A 2.7%
1240 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much of your income comes from clients based in your source language country(ies)?
By Rita Utt - featured on Mar 25
Some 38.8%
Most 35.3%
None 13.3%
All 8.6%
Other - N/A 4.0%
1275 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Work-wise, how often do you feel burned out?
By Alan Corbo, CT - featured on Mar 24
Sometimes 46.8%
Rarely 24.0%
Often 18.9%
Never 5.3%
Constantly 3.6%
Other - N/A 1.4%
989 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you sometimes dream of current translation projects at night?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 23
No, never 45.7%
Yes, sometimes 43.7%
Yes, often 6.8%
Other - N/A 3.9%
900 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you quote on potential projects?
By Montse S. - featured on Mar 22
Yes, at times 51.5%
Yes, usually 28.2%
No 16.9%
Other - N/A 3.4%
1201 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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At what age do you plan to retire from work as a full-time freelance translator?
By cmgrimm - featured on Mar 21
I haven't thought about it 30.4%
I don't plan on retiring 25.7%
66 - 70 11.5%
61 - 65 10.5%
> 70 6.7%
56 - 60 4.9%
Other - N/A 4.0%
< 50 3.9%
50 - 55 2.4%
1391 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often are you offered a job/asked to provide a quote during the weekend?
By texjax DDS PhD - featured on Mar 20
Rarely 51.1%
Fairly often 29.5%
Very often 9.6%
Never 7.1%
Other - N/A 2.8%
1316 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I learned my acquired language(s) primarily through...
By anonymous - featured on Mar 19
Formal studies 53.9%
An immersion lifestyle 18.6%
Self-study 12.1%
Other - N/A 11.6%
Family/friends 2.6%
Travel 1.3%
1332 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many language pairs do you work in?
By alpia - featured on Mar 18
2 38.3%
1 29.4%
3 16.7%
5 or more 7.6%
4 7.2%
Other - N/A 0.8%
1441 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What motivates you the most to undertake CPD (Continuing Professional Development)??
By Angus Stewart - featured on Mar 17
I don't undertake CPD 32.6%
Learning a new skill 27.8%
Consolidating an existing skill 12.0%
Other - N/A 11.4%
Marketability of CPD with clients 6.7%
Networking with potential clients 3.5%
Networking with colleagues 3.1%
Membership of a professional association 2.9%
860 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you involve your family members in your translation business?
By tilakahuja - featured on Mar 16
No 65.0%
Yes 25.6%
Other - N/A 9.4%
925 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you consider 2014 a tough or an easy business year so far?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 15
Neither 39.4%
Tough 30.1%
Easy 23.1%
Other - N/A 7.4%
1168 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you hit a period during which you receive few or no jobs for several days?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 14
From time to time 44.6%
Rarely 25.5%
Very often 19.5%
Never 6.5%
Other - N/A 3.9%
1303 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you respond to translation requests sent to several translators at the same time?
By Thomas Johansson - featured on Mar 13
Yes, but rarely 45.0%
Yes, usually 37.9%
No, never 11.8%
Other - N/A 5.3%
1330 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever worked in a team?
By Dr. Tilmann Kleinau - featured on Mar 12
Yes, in the past 49.5%
No 31.5%
Yes, I am currently 14.9%
Other - N/A 4.0%
1411 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In which language do you write when submitting a quote for a translation job?
By Claudia Vicens Burow - featured on Mar 11
The language the job was posted in 82.8%
Other - N/A 7.6%
My native language 5.7%
The target language of the job 3.9%
1416 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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On average, how many hours per week do you work?
By vstoycheva - featured on Mar 10
40 - 50 26.1%
30 - 40 23.0%
20 - 30 18.5%
> 50 18.3%
< 20 9.7%
Other - N/A 4.5%
1067 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you recommend a career in translation to younger students?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 9
Yes, with some reservations 54.5%
Yes, definitely 23.0%
No 17.6%
Other - N/A 4.9%
961 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which payment terms do you most commonly accept?
By tilakahuja - featured on Mar 8
Up to 1 month after delivery 52.5%
Up to 45 days after delivery 21.8%
Other - N/A 13.9%
Upon receipt of invoice 5.2%
Up to 14 days after delivery 4.9%
Up to one week after delivery 1.7%
1257 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you attended any online trainings or webinars?
By Montse S. - featured on Mar 7
Yes, once or twice 42.1%
Yes, many 22.2%
No, but I may give it a try 17.6%
No and I'm not interested 16.8%
Other - N/A 1.4%
1397 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you normally calculate your prices?
By Paul Dixon - featured on Mar 6
By source word 82.7%
By target word 4.2%
Other - N/A 3.6%
By character 3.2%
By page 2.7%
By line 2.3%
By the hour 0.7%
I charge a flat rate 0.6%
1541 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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