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How long do you keep your clients' translations after delivery?
By patriciacharnet - featured on Nov 22
> 1 year 55.9%
Other - N/A 34.0%
Until I receive payment 3.7%
6 - 12 months 2.1%
1 - 7 days 1.3%
2 - 6 months 0.9%
1 - 2 months 0.8%
I delete them immediately after delivery 0.6%
1 - 4 weeks 0.6%
982 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you do translations for free for friends and family?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 21
It depends 42.2%
Yes 31.9%
I've never been asked to 14.8%
No 9.9%
Other - N/A 1.2%
1141 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many languages and dialects are spoken in your home country?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 20
2 - 5 32.3%
> 10 24.0%
1 16.7%
I don't know 15.8%
6 - 10 7.7%
Other - N/A 3.6%
1069 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In an average month, do you receive more work from current clients or new clients?
By Andrey Lipattsev - featured on Nov 19
Current clients 84.4%
I don't know 7.3%
Other - N/A 5.2%
New clients 3.1%
1132 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often are you asked to submit a sample translation before starting work with a potential client?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 18
Sometimes 37.8%
Rarely 28.2%
Frequently 16.7%
Most of time 9.4%
Never 5.7%
Other - N/A 2.1%
1189 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many translation-related books do you own?
By Hikmat - featured on Nov 17
0 - 3 48.2%
4 - 7 20.6%
> 15 11.6%
8 - 10 8.7%
Other - N/A 6.6%
11 - 15 4.3%
869 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you think is the most influential item in your ProZ.com profile for potential clients?
By Milena Taylor - featured on Nov 15
Other - N/A 19.9%
My WWA 19.3%
My "About me" 16.9%
My CV 16.9%
My credentials 10.5%
My rates 7.3%
My KudoZ activity 6.2%
My contact information 1.8%
My availability 1.2%
1050 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you a member of any professional associations for translators and/or interpreters?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 14
No 59.2%
Yes 39.1%
Other - N/A 1.8%
1254 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use Facebook to promote your translation business?
By brigith - featured on Nov 13
No 87.0%
Yes 9.6%
Other - N/A 3.4%
1335 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you usually attend in person events or conferences?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 12
No, and I don't plan to 33.1%
Yes, from time to time 29.6%
No, but I'd like to 28.1%
Yes, frequently 5.1%
Other - N/A 4.1%
1231 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you prefer to work for foreign or domestic clients?
By Amar Nath - featured on Nov 11
Foreign 46.0%
No preference 34.5%
Domestic 17.0%
Other - N/A 2.5%
1357 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you suffer from any health conditions as a result of your work as a translator/interpreter?
By Dalibor Uhlik - featured on Nov 10
No 60.6%
Yes 31.8%
Other - N/A 7.6%
898 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you see your work more as reproducing the source text or as creating a new text?
By Mariel Azoubel - featured on Nov 9
Reproducing source in target language 68.2%
Other - N/A 16.7%
Creating a new text 15.1%
801 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever rejected a project for ethical or moral reasons?
By Angus Stewart - featured on Nov 8
No 55.7%
Yes 38.2%
Other - N/A 6.1%
1107 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you update your CV/resumé?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 7
Other - N/A 24.4%
When I obtain a new credential 18.6%
When I work with a new client 18.6%
Every six months or so 17.5%
Yearly 13.9%
Monthly 4.6%
When I finish a big project 2.5%
1234 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have any of your clients ever specifically asked you not to use CAT tools?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 6
No 74.5%
Yes 21.1%
Other - N/A 4.3%
1288 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What style do you like to use when translating?
By patriciacharnet - featured on Nov 5
I keep to the original style if possible 53.6%
I do a mixture of the above 19.9%
Other - N/A 8.6%
My specialization is not prone to a style 6.4%
I tend to simplify the original style 5.4%
I tend to embellish the original style 4.9%
I do none of the above 1.2%
1213 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever been victim of a scam?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 4
No 61.6%
Yes 32.5%
Other - N/A 5.8%
1254 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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On average, how long does it take to get your invoices paid?
By ferreirac - featured on Nov 3
30 - 45 days 50.8%
15 - 30 days 19.2%
45 - 60 days 17.1%
> 60 days 5.1%
Other - N/A 3.3%
7 - 15 days 2.9%
3 - 7 days 1.0%
< 3 days 0.7%
1065 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever proofread a translation that was apparently done without serious effort?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 2
Yes, several times 44.1%
Yes, once or twice 35.1%
No 10.4%
I don't provide proofreading as a service 6.8%
Other - N/A 3.7%
810 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you actively market your services as a translator/interpreter?
By Lena Nemeth - featured on Nov 1
No 56.8%
Yes 32.5%
Other - N/A 10.7%
1111 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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At what age did you decide to become a freelance translator/interpreter?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 31
31 - 35 16.3%
25 - 27 16.2%
22 - 24 15.0%
> 41 14.0%
< 21 13.2%
28 - 30 11.7%
36 - 40 10.6%
Other - N/A 1.9%
I am not a freelancer 1.1%
1406 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 Oct 30
> 5 years 24.8%
4 - 5 years 22.7%
3 - 4 years 22.4%
2 - 3 years 15.1%
Other - N/A 12.8%
< 2 years 2.2%
1297 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 64.6%
No 28.3%
Other - N/A 7.1%
1297 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 39.4%
Yes, somewhat 32.3%
Yes, definitely 14.6%
I don't offer proofreading as a service 10.6%
Other - N/A 3.0%
1393 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
No 52.3%
Yes 35.8%
Other - N/A 12.0%
878 vote(s). You have 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 76.4%
Other - N/A 10.0%
Thank you/Thanks 4.4%
Sincerely 3.6%
Best wishes 3.5%
I don't use a sign-off 1.6%
Yours truly 0.3%
878 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 57.7%
Other - N/A 19.1%
Turn down the job 11.4%
Turn down the job and suggest a colleague 6.2%
Accept the job and outsource it 4.4%
Accept the job and ask for a surchage 1.3%
1065 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
Rarely 39.0%
Never 35.3%
From time to time 16.3%
Other - N/A 5.9%
Very often 3.5%
1162 vote(s). You have 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
Charge for the exact time taken 40.2%
I never charge by hour 20.0%
Guess roughly how long it could take 19.8%
Charge for the time taken, plus a bit more 10.6%
Other - N/A 9.5%
1202 vote(s). You have 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 30.5%
Sunday 26.0%
Monday 13.8%
Friday 13.7%
Saturday 10.6%
Wednesday 2.0%
Tuesday 1.9%
Thursday 1.5%
1201 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 30.7%
I used to work in the field 19.6%
I grew to like it after many projects 17.6%
I studied it 10.8%
Other - N/A 7.3%
I don't specialize 7.1%
It is one of my hobbies 3.6%
I researched it on my own 3.3%
1282 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 22.8%
Yes, always 5.5%
Other - N/A 5.3%
1041 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 46.9%
Yes, sometimes 31.5%
Other - N/A 12.7%
Yes, frequently 8.9%
801 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 23.5%
Other - N/A 14.2%
1172 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 64.5%
Flexible schedule 15.6%
No boss 9.1%
Doing work I enjoy 5.2%
Other - N/A 3.2%
Learning new things 2.4%
1392 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
Defend your translation 37.4%
Other - N/A 37.0%
Accept the criticism and apologize 21.6%
Offer a discount on your invoice 2.6%
Ignore the email 1.3%
1207 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 47.9%
Yes 31.5%
No 18.2%
Other - N/A 2.4%
1313 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 53.0%
Yes, once or twice 40.4%
Yes, several times 3.8%
Other - N/A 2.8%
1223 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 7.3%
990 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 47.8%
No 44.6%
Other - N/A 7.6%
820 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 67.6%
No 28.0%
Other - N/A 4.4%
1139 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
No 41.9%
Yes, once or twice 40.2%
Yes, several times 13.6%
Other - N/A 4.4%
1247 vote(s). You have 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.
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Have you ever seen books translated by you published?
By Carla Lopes - featured on Oct 6
No 49.0%
Yes 36.4%
Other - N/A 14.6%
1021 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 49.1%
Yes, definitely 25.1%
I don't know 13.6%
No 10.2%
Other - N/A 1.9%
851 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 71.4%
Yes, but only upon the agency's request 21.3%
Yes 3.9%
Other - N/A 3.4%
1079 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 69.8%
Other - N/A 12.9%
Lack of communication 7.6%
Sudden changes to work load 5.9%
Sudden changes to terms of contract 3.8%
1110 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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