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What percentage of jobs do you deliver on time?
100% 66.3%
90% - 99% 28.5%
80% - 89% 3.3%
Other - N/A 1.0%
70% - 79% 0.5%
< 70% 0.4%
996 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 08:10
2 - 3 years 27.0%
4 - 5 years 24.2%
Other - N/A 23.6%
< 2 years 14.6%
> 7 years 7.8%
6 - 7 years 2.7%
1074 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
You have not voted on this poll.
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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 50.3%
No 36.6%
Other - N/A 13.1%
1217 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 42.5%
Rarely 21.5%
Never 14.3%
Every few weeks/months 13.2%
Other - N/A 3.7%
Every few days 2.2%
Weekly 2.0%
Daily 0.7%
921 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 32.6%
16 - 30 20.8%
Other - N/A 20.4%
< 7 19.5%
> 31 6.7%
819 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 68.0%
Yes 18.5%
Other - N/A 10.6%
I already do 2.9%
1058 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 77.9%
Other - N/A 12.1%
Yes 9.9%
1238 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 35.2%
No 11.5%
Other - N/A 1.8%
1256 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 47.2%
Colleagues 39.2%
Competitors/rivals 8.2%
Other - N/A 5.4%
1288 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 41.5%
Yes, to a point 24.9%
Somewhat 23.1%
Yes, definitely 6.9%
Other - N/A 3.6%
1257 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
You have not voted on this poll.
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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 23.1%
Formatting 13.4%
Errors in source text 9.3%
Other - N/A 8.3%
Communication with client 3.4%
915 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 25.7%
I don't work if I'm not at my home/office 24.7%
Other - N/A 3.4%
Tablet 2.9%
Pen and paper 1.3%
1191 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 56.7%
Yes, several times 25.4%
No, never 15.3%
Other - N/A 2.6%
1232 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 11.2%
Other - N/A 8.6%
1256 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 15.8%
Other - N/A 3.5%
1420 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 43.6%
No 29.2%
Yes 21.7%
Other - N/A 5.5%
1319 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%
1106 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 47.5%
No 41.7%
Other - N/A 10.7%
915 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 63.9%
No 20.3%
Other - N/A 15.7%
1112 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%
1194 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 58.2%
Yes, once or twice 37.9%
Other - N/A 2.3%
Yes, many times 1.6%
1288 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 81.7%
Yes 15.6%
Other - N/A 2.7%
1237 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 38.7%
Most 35.4%
None 13.3%
All 8.6%
Other - N/A 4.0%
1272 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 46.9%
Rarely 23.9%
Often 19.0%
Never 5.3%
Constantly 3.5%
Other - N/A 1.4%
986 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 45.8%
Yes, sometimes 43.6%
Yes, often 6.7%
Other - N/A 3.9%
896 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 3.3%
1199 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 25.6%
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%
1388 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 29.4%
Very often 9.5%
Never 7.1%
Other - N/A 2.8%
1312 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 12.0%
Other - N/A 11.6%
Family/friends 2.6%
Travel 1.3%
1328 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 38.4%
1 29.3%
3 16.7%
5 or more 7.6%
4 7.2%
Other - N/A 0.8%
1438 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 32.7%
Learning a new skill 27.5%
Consolidating an existing skill 12.0%
Other - N/A 11.4%
Marketability of CPD with clients 6.8%
Networking with potential clients 3.5%
Networking with colleagues 3.2%
Membership of a professional association 2.9%
857 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 25.5%
Other - N/A 9.4%
921 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 39.5%
Tough 30.1%
Easy 23.0%
Other - N/A 7.4%
1165 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 44.7%
Rarely 25.6%
Very often 19.3%
Never 6.5%
Other - N/A 3.9%
1299 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 37.8%
No, never 11.8%
Other - N/A 5.4%
1326 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 49.6%
No 31.5%
Yes, I am currently 14.8%
Other - N/A 4.0%
1408 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 82.7%
Other - N/A 7.6%
My native language 5.7%
The target language of the job 3.9%
1414 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 26.2%
30 - 40 22.9%
20 - 30 18.4%
> 50 18.2%
< 20 9.7%
Other - N/A 4.5%
1064 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 54.7%
Yes, definitely 23.0%
No 17.4%
Other - N/A 4.9%
958 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 21.9%
Other - N/A 14.0%
Upon receipt of invoice 5.1%
Up to 14 days after delivery 4.9%
Up to one week after delivery 1.7%
1254 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 42.0%
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%
1395 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 3.3%
By page 2.7%
By line 2.3%
By the hour 0.7%
I charge a flat rate 0.6%
1538 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you a member of a professional translation association?
By Lisa Simpson, MCIL MITI - featured on Mar 5
No 62.6%
Yes 37.4%
1394 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you prefer to work with an existing translation/TM to follow or without it?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 4
With existing translation 42.6%
Without existing translation 34.3%
Other - N/A 23.1%
1287 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you start your normal working day?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 3
With breakfast/coffee 51.6%
Switching my PC on 30.4%
Other 7.7%
With a walk/exercise 4.7%
With music 2.7%
Cleaning up 1.6%
Checking my schedule 1.3%
1095 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you accept to reduce your fees to gain more projects?
By Morano El-Kholy - featured on Mar 2
No 51.4%
Yes 31.5%
Other - N/A 17.1%
1017 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How long have you been working as a translator?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 1
6 - 10 years 30.8%
1 - 5 years 22.1%
11 - 15 years 19.8%
> 20 years 14.8%
16 - 20 years 9.5%
< 1 year 1.7%
Other - N/A 1.2%
1448 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How confident are you with your translation work?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 28
Pretty confident 49.9%
Very confident 45.0%
Not confident 2.8%
Other - N/A 2.3%
1408 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you usually learn to use new software?
By Susana Magnani - featured on Feb 27
Self-teaching with tutorials, manuals 56.3%
Combination of the above 25.1%
Other - N/A 7.4%
Online courses 5.2%
Ask someone for help 3.7%
In-person trainings 2.3%
1356 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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