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Have you attended any course to strengthen your expertise after you started working as a translator?
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How would you describe your work-related stress level on an ongoing basis?
By anonymous - featured on 08:10
Moderate 35.8%
Moderately high 21.5%
Moderately low 17.0%
Low 12.5%
High 6.6%
Stress-free 2.6%
Extremely high 2.1%
Other - N/A 2.0%
1068 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you actively market your language services?
By samah A. fattah - featured on Sep 3
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Approximately how often do you raise your standard rates for your existing clients?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 2
Other - N/A 59.3%
Every 2 years 16.1%
Every 3 years 11.6%
Once a year 7.2%
Every 4 years 5.9%
1002 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you accept projects outside of your areas of specialization?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 1
Yes, sometimes 63.7%
No 17.2%
Yes, frequently 12.0%
I don't specialize 3.6%
Other - N/A 3.5%
1138 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you follow-up your quotations by phone?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 31
No 86.8%
Other - N/A 7.1%
Yes 6.0%
827 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you generally accept projects from rude project managers?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 30
No 63.4%
Other - N/A 26.8%
Yes 9.8%
694 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you intend to sell your freelance business when you retire?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 29
No 37.0%
I haven't thought about it 35.1%
I don't plan to retire 16.8%
Other - N/A 7.6%
Yes 3.6%
949 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How long did it take you to make a living from translation?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 28
> 1 year 38.3%
Other - N/A 19.4%
6 months - 1 year 17.5%
3 - 6 months 12.8%
< 3 months 11.9%
1013 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How long is a typical job/project for you?
By Marjolein Snippe - featured on Aug 27
Up to a few days 62.5%
Up to a few hours 18.1%
Other - N/A 9.7%
Up to a few weeks 6.4%
Longer than a month 2.2%
Up to a month 1.1%
1053 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you use a CAT tool, do you think it has increased your income?
By Jorge Herran - featured on Aug 26
Yes, somewhat 36.4%
Yes, drastically 27.6%
No 18.6%
I don't use CAT tools 13.4%
Other - N/A 4.0%
1050 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you do any sort of volunteer work as a translator or interpreter?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 25
No, and I'm not interested 38.9%
Yes 34.5%
No, but I'd like to 18.2%
Other - N/A 8.3%
1042 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you most enjoy about your work?
By Angus Stewart - featured on Aug 24
Always learning something new 46.7%
Other - N/A 14.8%
Running a business 12.9%
Creative writing 9.7%
Positive client feedback 8.4%
I don't enjoy my work 3.0%
Terminological research 2.3%
Subject specialism 2.2%
866 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you take a break while working on a large project?
By Milena Taylor - featured on Aug 23
Every couple of hours 38.5%
Every 60 minutes 28.1%
Other - N/A 18.4%
Every 30 minutes 12.5%
Every 15 minutes 2.6%
745 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever hired a third party proofreader for one of your translations?
By Natalia Pedrosa - featured on Aug 22
No 60.7%
Yes 35.4%
Other - N/A 3.9%
913 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the main reason for which you decide to stop working with clients?
By Angus Stewart - featured on Aug 21
Payment issues 39.8%
Low rates 27.7%
Other - N/A 15.1%
High maintenance/too demanding 9.8%
Unfriendly or unhelpful 5.0%
Ethical issues 1.6%
Uninteresting projects 1.0%
964 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many monitors do you use in your work?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 20
1 67.7%
2 26.5%
Other - N/A 2.3%
3 2.3%
4 or more 1.2%
1110 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever missed a deadline?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 19
No 43.3%
Yes, once or twice 42.4%
Yes, many times 10.9%
Other - N/A 3.5%
1041 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you offer technical translation services?
By Julian Holmes - featured on Aug 18
Yes 65.3%
No 28.2%
Other - N/A 6.4%
1009 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ever outsource work to your colleagues?
By Ravshan K.M. - featured on Aug 17
No 54.1%
Yes 37.3%
Other - N/A 8.6%
817 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How thoroughly do you research a new client before accepting their job offer?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 16
Fairly thoroughly 67.5%
Not thoroughly at all 15.0%
Very thoroughly 13.8%
Other - N/A 3.6%
687 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 15
Yes, but rarely 41.9%
Yes, sometimes 37.1%
No 13.1%
Yes, often 6.9%
Other - N/A 1.0%
914 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you respond to enquiries for potential jobs?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 14
Yes, sometimes 48.2%
Yes, most of the time 40.8%
No 8.1%
Other - N/A 2.9%
1007 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is translation work your main source of income?
By Luna Jungblut - featured on Aug 13
Yes, it's my only source of income 70.8%
Yes, but I have another job on the side 12.9%
No 11.8%
Other - N/A 4.5%
1028 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you a full or part-time translator/interpreter?
By Anne-Sophie Cardinal - featured on Aug 12
Full-time 76.9%
Part-time, and wouldn't want to work full-time 11.2%
Part-time, but would like to work full-time 7.2%
Other - N/A 4.6%
1014 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have formal education in your source language(s)?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 11
Yes 78.0%
No 18.2%
Other - N/A 3.8%
1023 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you feel that you will someday get bored of your job as a translator?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 10
No 62.1%
Yes 15.7%
Yes, I already am 12.1%
Other - N/A 10.1%
783 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you organize your TMs?
By Lingua.Franca - featured on Aug 9
Combination of the above 19.8%
I don't use TMs 19.0%
By client 16.7%
I don't organize my TMs 12.8%
By language pair 10.6%
By area of specialization 9.8%
By project 7.5%
Other - N/A 3.8%
By date 0.0%
663 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you prefer an in-house position?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 8
No 79.3%
Yes 13.0%
Other - N/A 7.7%
951 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you alter your rates depending on the client's country of residence?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 7
Yes 49.5%
No 42.5%
Other - N/A 8.1%
968 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever delivered a project to the wrong client?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 6
No 86.4%
Yes 11.6%
Other - N/A 2.0%
1062 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a professional website?
By NataliaUszycka - featured on Aug 5
No 60.1%
Yes 35.5%
Other - N/A 4.4%
1017 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which of these will you invest in over the next 12 months?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 4
More than one of these 32.1%
I won't be investing in anything 17.6%
Memberships 11.0%
Training, industry events, education 10.3%
Hardware 10.2%
Software 8.2%
Other 5.6%
Marketing 5.0%
1014 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Most of my clients are based in...
By Carla Lopes - featured on Aug 3
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Do you ever use machine translation?
By Natalie Soper - featured on Aug 2
No 56.2%
Yes, but not professionally 18.7%
Yes, for professional purposes 17.8%
Other - N/A 7.3%
738 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In your opinion, what number of regular customers is sufficient for an optimal workload?
By Alexandr Kopiy - featured on Aug 1
5 or more 48.7%
4 17.5%
3 14.3%
Other - N/A 14.3%
2 4.3%
1 1.0%
910 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you worked on a translation that required no research (online searches, dictionaries, etc)?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 31
Yes 60.8%
No 35.9%
Other - N/A 3.3%
970 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you accept long-term offers that keep you too busy to work for your regular clients?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 30
Yes, occasionally 36.3%
Yes, but rarely 25.9%
No 14.3%
Yes, often 12.0%
Other - N/A 11.5%
990 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think it's an advantage to live in your target language country?
By Natalia Pedrosa - featured on Jul 29
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Do you use a laptop or a desktop computer for work?
By Cristina Lo Bianco - featured on Jul 28
Always a laptop 42.6%
Always a desktop 22.2%
Mostly a desktop 18.9%
Mostly a laptop 9.3%
I use both equally 5.6%
Other - N/A 1.5%
1145 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you provide desktop publishing (DTP) services?
By Paulo César Mendes MD, CT - featured on Jul 27
No 86.4%
Yes 8.8%
Other - N/A 4.7%
826 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you had to, which type of client would you choose between these two:
By Berenice Font - featured on Jul 26
Higher rates, tight deadlines, weekend work 44.2%
Lower rates, better deadlines, office hours 33.6%
Other - N/A 22.2%
724 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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After how many days without work do you start to become worried?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 25
4 - 7 days 30.4%
1 - 3 days 25.3%
1 - 2 weeks 17.0%
Other - N/A 15.2%
More than 2 weeks 12.0%
971 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use speech recognition programs to aid in your translation work?
By TAKAKO CN6YR - featured on Jul 24
No, and I'm not interested 54.3%
No, but I'd like to 30.8%
Yes, at times 7.6%
Other - N/A 4.2%
Yes, always/frequently 3.1%
1027 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which do you think is more difficult/demanding: translating or interpreting?
By Firas Allouzi - featured on Jul 23
Interpreting 42.8%
I've only provided one of these services 33.2%
Both are equally challenging 18.0%
Translating 3.6%
Other - N/A 2.4%
1075 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you request feedback on your services from your clients?
By tilak raj - featured on Jul 22
No 56.9%
Yes 27.4%
Other - N/A 15.7%
1029 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you prefer to work with end clients or agencies?
By Carla Lopes - featured on Jul 21
End clients 50.5%
Agencies 30.8%
Other - N/A 18.6%
1096 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you work while traveling?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 20
No 45.7%
Yes 40.7%
Other - N/A 13.6%
888 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you work on your birthday?
By Cristina Heraud-van Tol - featured on Jul 19
Yes 47.1%
It depends 41.2%
No 10.4%
Other - N/A 1.3%
787 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever used a cloud-based TM tool?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 18
No 54.0%
Yes, but I didn't like it 22.6%
Yes, and I liked it 19.1%
Other - N/A 4.3%
941 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which operating system is installed on your main computer?
By Monika Jakacka Márquez - featured on Jul 17
Windows 7 48.2%
Windows 8 30.5%
Mac OS X 8.5%
Windows XP 7.0%
Windows Vista 2.9%
Other - N/A 2.0%
Linux 0.9%
1127 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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