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At what age did you decide to become a freelance translator/interpreter?
By anonymous
31 - 35 16.2%
22 - 24 16.1%
25 - 27 15.9%
> 41 14.7%
< 21 12.5%
28 - 30 12.4%
36 - 40 9.5%
Other - N/A 1.6%
I am not a freelancer 1.1%
853 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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After how many years do you usually replace your computer?
By Hiromi HORIYA - featured on 08:10
> 5 years 25.3%
3 - 4 years 22.6%
4 - 5 years 22.3%
2 - 3 years 14.7%
Other - N/A 13.0%
< 2 years 2.1%
1231 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you often interrupted during working hours?
By Natalia Pedrosa - featured on Oct 29
Yes 64.9%
No 27.9%
Other - N/A 7.2%
1241 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In general, do you enjoy proofreading assignments?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 28
No 39.9%
Yes, somewhat 32.1%
Yes, definitely 14.4%
I don't offer proofreading as a service 10.7%
Other - N/A 3.0%
1347 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever been 'reprimanded' by a PM or client?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 27
You have not voted on this poll.
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Which sign-off do you usually use when communicating with clients?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 26
Kind/Warm/Best regards 76.6%
Other - N/A 10.2%
Thank you/Thanks 4.7%
Best wishes 3.6%
Sincerely 3.0%
I don't use a sign-off 1.6%
Yours truly 0.4%
832 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you do if you already have work and get a job offer from a new client?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 25
Accept the job and accommodate the deadline 56.9%
Other - N/A 19.6%
Turn down the job 11.6%
Turn down the job and suggest a colleague 6.3%
Accept the job and outsource it 4.3%
Accept the job and ask for a surchage 1.4%
1032 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often are you confronted with your own translations in your daily life?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 24
You have not voted on this poll.
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When working on a project paid on an hourly basis, I...
By anonymous - featured on Oct 23
You have not voted on this poll.
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Which is generally the least productive working day for you?
By Aogara - featured on Oct 22
Other - N/A 30.7%
Sunday 26.3%
Monday 13.6%
Friday 13.4%
Saturday 10.6%
Wednesday 2.0%
Tuesday 2.0%
Thursday 1.4%
1179 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What influenced your decision to specialize in your area(s) of expertise?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 21
A combination of the above 30.8%
I used to work in the field 19.6%
I grew to like it after many projects 17.8%
I studied it 10.7%
Other - N/A 7.2%
I don't specialize 7.1%
It is one of my hobbies 3.6%
I researched it on my own 3.2%
1262 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you turn off your phone if you are racing against the clock to complete a project?
By Anne-Sophie Cardinal - featured on Oct 20
No 66.5%
Yes, sometimes 22.7%
Yes, always 5.5%
Other - N/A 5.2%
1013 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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As a freelancer, do you ever suffer from 'cabin fever'?
By dasein_wm - featured on Oct 19
No 47.1%
Yes, sometimes 31.2%
Other - N/A 12.6%
Yes, frequently 9.0%
775 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you stay connected even while you're on vacation?
By Stephanie Mitchel - featured on Oct 18
Yes 62.4%
No 23.4%
Other - N/A 14.2%
1146 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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For me, the best thing about being a freelancer is:
By anonymous - featured on Oct 17
Combination of the above 64.4%
Flexible schedule 15.8%
No boss 9.1%
Doing work I enjoy 5.0%
Other - N/A 3.2%
Learning new things 2.5%
1368 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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A client sends you negative feedback. You...
By Paula González Fernández - featured on Oct 16
Other - N/A 37.3%
Defend your translation 37.0%
Accept the criticism and apologize 21.9%
Offer a discount on your invoice 2.5%
Ignore the email 1.4%
1185 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you recommend a colleague to your clients if you cannot accept a particular project?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 15
It depends 48.1%
Yes 31.2%
No 18.3%
Other - N/A 2.3%
1296 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever experienced a hardware crash just before sending a completed project to your customer?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 14
No 52.9%
Yes, once or twice 40.3%
Yes, several times 3.9%
Other - N/A 2.8%
1205 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How strongly would you recommend a career in translation/interpreting to new graduates or students?
By antonellina79 - featured on Oct 13
I'd recommend it with some concerns 59.4%
I wouldn't recommend it 18.4%
I'd highly recommend it 14.9%
Other - N/A 7.2%
966 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you keep your clients' contact details in an organized manner?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 12
Yes 47.1%
No 45.2%
Other - N/A 7.8%
799 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a colleague/friend in the same industry with whom you can casually discuss your job?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 11
Yes 68.0%
No 27.8%
Other - N/A 4.2%
1119 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you work with direct clients?
By Ksenia Annis - featured on Oct 10
You have not voted on this poll.
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Have you ever accepted a job that was identical to a project you completed in the past?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 9
You have not voted on this poll.
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Have you ever traveled to another country to meet a client?
By ArtefactHT - featured on Oct 8
You have not voted on this poll.
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Do you ever request that clients pay you in advance?
By Gulnar Sultanbek - featured on Oct 7
You have not voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (19)] [View this poll]

Have you ever seen books translated by you published?
By Carla Lopes - featured on Oct 6
No 49.1%
Yes 36.3%
Other - N/A 14.6%
1007 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think clients consider your educational background when deciding to work with you?
By Verlow Woglo Junior - featured on Oct 5
Yes, to a point 49.2%
Yes, definitely 24.9%
I don't know 14.0%
No 10.1%
Other - N/A 1.8%
831 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When working with an agency, have you ever contacted the end client directly?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 4
No 71.3%
Yes, but only upon the agency's request 21.5%
Yes 3.8%
Other - N/A 3.5%
1061 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you feel is the main risk when working with a new outsourcer?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 3
Lack of timely payment 70.2%
Other - N/A 12.8%
Lack of communication 7.6%
Sudden changes to work load 5.7%
Sudden changes to terms of contract 3.7%
1099 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When you are assigned with a proofreading task, how many times do you check the translation?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 2
You have not voted on this poll.
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From where do you operate your business?
By tilakahuja - featured on Oct 1
From an office in my home 50.5%
In another room in my home 35.6%
A combination of the above 6.4%
From an office outside of my home 3.3%
Other - N/A 2.7%
In a shared office space 1.2%
In a public place (cafe, library, etc.) 0.3%
1431 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ever use Wikipedia in your work as a translator?
By Susana E. Cano Méndez - featured on Sep 30
Yes, among many other resources 76.5%
Yes, but as a last resort 12.3%
No, never 6.0%
Yes, before any other source of terminology 3.4%
Other - N/A 1.8%
1418 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever by mistake emailed something to the wrong client?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 29
No 66.4%
Yes, once or twice 31.1%
Yes, several times 1.3%
Other - N/A 1.1%
980 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When you're working, do you talk to your computer?
By DianeGM - featured on Sep 28
No 51.0%
Yes, sometimes 19.8%
Yes, rarely 19.6%
Yes, often 8.2%
Other - N/A 1.4%
845 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you usually receive job-related enquiries from potential clients?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 27
From time to time 40.2%
Fairly often 31.4%
Rarely 12.9%
Very often 11.6%
Other - N/A 3.9%
1019 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have to translate informal language and slang as part of your work?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 26
Yes, but rarely 44.0%
Yes, from time to time 24.7%
No, never 23.4%
Yes, often/always 5.8%
Other - N/A 2.2%
1199 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you usually set out-of-office replies if you're away from your desk for less than one day?
By Maciej Burak - featured on Sep 25
No 80.5%
Yes 14.2%
Other - N/A 5.3%
1220 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you communicate with clients on the phone?
By Jerome Duquene - featured on Sep 24
Yes, with one or two clients 31.5%
Yes, with some of them 29.7%
No 27.7%
Yes, with many/all of them 8.0%
Other - N/A 3.1%
1271 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many clients are you currently working with?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 23
> 5 39.2%
3 14.4%
2 11.2%
4 9.7%
1 8.1%
5 6.8%
None 5.3%
Other - N/A 5.3%
1263 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which is more challenging?
By Firas Allouzi - featured on Sep 22
I only perform one of these services 57.1%
Interpreting 26.0%
Both are equally challenging 10.1%
Translating 3.8%
Other - N/A 3.0%
1007 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When you see a poor translation, for example on a website/in a manual, do you let the company know?
By Mette Melchior - featured on Sep 21
No 63.6%
Yes, sometimes 28.7%
Other - N/A 5.0%
Yes, always 2.6%
759 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In comparison to a paid job, how much time do you usually spend on an unpaid sample translation?
By Mykola Khandoga - featured on Sep 20
Same amount of time as a paid job 39.9%
I don't provide free sample translations 21.0%
A bit more time than a paid job 17.3%
Less time than a paid job 11.4%
Other - N/A 6.7%
Much more time than a paid job 3.8%
1013 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever attended any translation-related conferences or events?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 19
Yes, one or two 29.3%
Yes, several 25.5%
No, but I'd like to 22.7%
No, and I don't plan to 20.3%
Other - N/A 2.2%
1212 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you still use paper dictionaries?
By Elodie Bonnafous - featured on Sep 18
Yes, but rarely 33.0%
Yes, from time to time 26.9%
No 22.1%
Yes, often 17.1%
Other - N/A 0.9%
1280 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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On average, how long do you translate before taking a break?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 17
1 - 2 hours 30.5%
45 minutes - 1 hour 20.8%
2 - 3 hours 15.6%
Other - N/A 10.3%
30 - 45 minutes 9.1%
15 - 30 minutes 4.9%
3 - 4 hours 4.4%
> 4 hours 3.3%
< 15 minutes 1.0%
1242 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which operating system do you use?
By Monika Rozwarzewska - featured on Sep 16
Windows 7 47.8%
Windows 8 21.7%
Windows XP 10.1%
A combination of the above 8.5%
Mac OS X 6.1%
Windows Vista 4.5%
Linux 0.6%
Other - N/A 0.5%
Mac OS 0.2%
1357 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Has being a translator made you see things from a different point of view?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 15
Yes, definitely 35.1%
Yes, perhaps 33.3%
No, not really 24.0%
Other - N/A 4.7%
No, definitely not 2.9%
950 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are there fads in the translation/interpretation profession?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 14
I don't know 36.3%
Yes, perhaps 27.0%
Yes, definitely 18.4%
No, not really 14.0%
Other - N/A 3.6%
No, definitely not 0.6%
663 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think that the translator teaching/training in your country is good?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 13
Yes, to a point 31.6%
Other - N/A 22.5%
No, not really 20.9%
Yes, definitely 18.5%
No, definitely not 6.6%
991 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ever accept projects without reviewing them first?
By Milena Taylor - featured on Sep 12
Yes, sometimes 27.0%
Yes, but rarely 27.0%
No 25.5%
Yes, frequently 18.0%
Other - N/A 2.5%
1235 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have weekdays without a job even though you want to work?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 11
Yes, sometimes 37.9%
Yes, often 22.0%
Yes, rarely 21.2%
No 16.7%
Other - N/A 2.3%
1248 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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