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What do you usually do if you become sick while working on a project?
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As a translator, what is your first priority to spend money on?
By Angus Stewart - featured on 08:10
Other - N/A 31.9%
Computers 21.2%
Translation software 13.4%
Continuing professional education (training, etc) 13.1%
Memberships/subscriptions 11.4%
Dictionaries 3.0%
Office accommodations 2.7%
Website/advertising 2.1%
Insurance 1.2%
936 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you willing to install specific software to work on a project if requested by your client?
By anonymous - featured on May 28
It depends 58.4%
Yes 28.9%
No 11.9%
Other - N/A 0.8%
1063 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you let your clients know in advance before you go on vacation?
By Nadine Epstein - featured on May 27
Yes, some of them 61.4%
Yes, all of them 13.5%
No, not at all 10.0%
No, I leave an auto-reply message 9.6%
Other - N/A 5.6%
1105 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you accept requests for urgent projects?
By Filipa Plant dos Santos - featured on May 26
Yes, sometimes 69.0%
Yes, always/most of the time 23.6%
No 4.9%
Other - N/A 2.5%
1025 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much time have you spent in a country of your main source language(s)?
By texjax DDS PhD - featured on May 25
You have not voted on this poll.
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What is the maximum number of words you've translated in 24 hours?
By Milena Taylor - featured on May 24
< 4000 28.9%
4000 - 5000 20.5%
5000 - 6000 14.4%
> 9000 12.2%
6000 - 7000 7.0%
Other - N/A 6.7%
7000 - 8000 5.3%
8000 - 9000 5.0%
655 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which services do you offer apart from translation, interpreting and proofreading?
By Angus Stewart - featured on May 23
None of the above 47.6%
Combination of the above 11.8%
Transcription 10.5%
Teaching/training 8.8%
Other - N/A 8.6%
Subtitling/Voiceover 7.7%
Terminological research 2.4%
DTP 2.1%
Abstracting 0.5%
884 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you work with clients when you can't find much information regarding their reputation?
By anonymous - featured on May 22
It depends 68.6%
No 17.2%
Yes 12.9%
Other - N/A 1.3%
1102 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ever proofread your translations on paper?
By anonymous - featured on May 21
No 56.3%
Yes, sometimes 29.8%
Yes, often/always 12.1%
Other - N/A 1.8%
1165 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which is the most frequent reason why you turn down projects?
By Angus Stewart - featured on May 20
Too busy with other projects 39.4%
Low rates 29.2%
Short deadlines 9.8%
Not within my field of expertise 8.7%
Other - N/A 6.5%
Negative past experience with client 4.1%
Formatting issues 1.1%
Uninteresting subject matter 0.9%
Ethical issues/conflict of interest 0.4%
1156 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever been unable to complete a job due to a software malfunction?
By Johanna Rodda - featured on May 19
No 68.0%
Yes, once or twice 26.0%
Yes, several times 3.0%
Other - N/A 3.0%
1084 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you speak a minority language from your country of residence?
By Cristina Heraud-van Tol - featured on May 18
No 71.6%
Yes 21.7%
Other - N/A 6.8%
859 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you drafted a standard set of terms and conditions to use with your clients?
By Angus Stewart - featured on May 17
No 73.1%
Yes 20.6%
Other - N/A 6.3%
743 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Does the translator own the copyright of TM data created during the translation process?
By anonymous - featured on May 16
I'm not sure 28.6%
Yes 28.0%
It depends 26.6%
No 11.6%
Other - N/A 5.2%
912 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you prefer to communicate with clients?
By Hope Farmer - featured on May 15
Email 86.2%
It depends on the client 11.0%
Instant messenger 1.0%
Phone 1.0%
Other - N/A 0.8%
1150 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many times have you dealt with non-payment issues over the course of your career?
By Maciej Burak - featured on May 14
1 - 2 times 49.5%
3 - 5 times 22.9%
Never 15.6%
More than 5 times 8.8%
Other - N/A 3.1%
1074 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you charge extra for files with formatting issues (images with text, etc.)?
By INES Reisch - featured on May 13
No 44.4%
Yes 33.6%
Other - N/A 22.0%
1082 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many areas do you specialize in?
By Ikram Mahyuddin - featured on May 12
Four or more 32.3%
Three 28.9%
Two 16.7%
I don't specialize 8.7%
One 7.9%
Other - N/A 5.5%
1169 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you discuss translation-related issues with your spouse/partner?
By anonymous - featured on May 11
Yes, sometimes 47.4%
Yes, often 20.0%
I'm single 17.2%
No 13.1%
Other - N/A 2.3%
918 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Does your workload affect your sleep?
By Anne-Sophie Cardinal - featured on May 10
Yes, to some extent 44.0%
No 33.5%
Yes, definitely 19.4%
Other - N/A 3.1%
764 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you invoice your clients?
By anonymous - featured on May 9
It depends on the job/client 39.2%
Once a month 35.0%
As soon as the job is done 20.3%
Other - N/A 2.4%
On a weekly basis 2.1%
Once every two weeks 0.9%
999 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many translation-related events or conferences do you typically attend per year?
By Oliver Lawrence - featured on May 8
I don't usually attend conferences 63.8%
1 12.8%
2 9.4%
Other - N/A 6.8%
4 or more 4.0%
3 3.2%
1074 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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On average, how many weeks of vacation do you take each year?
By ArtefactHT - featured on May 7
4 or more weeks 31.3%
3 weeks 19.7%
2 weeks 16.6%
I usually don't take vacations 16.3%
Other - N/A 10.4%
1 week 5.8%
1113 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever thought about changing your career?
By patriciacharnet - featured on May 6
No 37.0%
Yes, once or twice 33.8%
Yes, many times 22.3%
Other - N/A 7.0%
1158 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you feel threatened by machine translation?
By Katja Schoone - featured on May 5
No 66.4%
Yes, to some extent 28.6%
Yes, definitely 3.5%
Other - N/A 1.4%
1186 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 May 4
No 68.9%
Yes, but only at the agency's request 24.4%
Yes 3.5%
Other - N/A 3.2%
911 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you met any of your clients in person?
By anonymous - featured on May 3
Yes, one or two of them 50.4%
No 30.1%
Yes, many of them 16.9%
Other - N/A 2.5%
750 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ever request that clients pay you in advance?
By anonymous - featured on May 2
No 64.4%
Yes, occasionally 29.7%
Other - N/A 3.9%
Yes, frequently 2.0%
869 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When do you delete files for old jobs from your computer or storage media?
By Sarah Brodacz - featured on May 1
I never delete them completely 69.6%
Other - N/A 8.4%
After 1 - 3 years 6.1%
After 6 months - 1 year 5.2%
After more than 5 years 5.1%
After 3 - 5 years 3.6%
Upon delivery 2.1%
1097 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you offer discounts for repetitions?
By Ramona Ali - featured on Apr 30
Yes, but only if the client asks for it 62.6%
No 19.2%
Yes, whether the client asks or not 9.2%
Other - N/A 9.0%
1190 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Where are most of your clients located?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 29
Another country, but the same continent as me 38.2%
My country of residence 32.4%
Another continent 20.3%
Other - N/A 9.1%
1224 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ever offer free translations for regular clients?
By tilak raj - featured on Apr 28
No, never 53.4%
Yes, sometimes 36.4%
Other - N/A 8.7%
Yes, regularly 1.4%
1247 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you the main breadwinner in your household?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 27
Yes 56.5%
No 33.9%
Other - N/A 9.6%
1016 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Has working as a translator affected your interest in reading for pleasure?
By dasein_wm - featured on Apr 26
No 43.3%
Yes, somewhat 31.9%
Yes, definitely 22.6%
Other - N/A 2.2%
871 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you prefer proofreading or translating?
By Katja Schoone - featured on Apr 25
Translating 81.3%
No preference 9.6%
Proofreading 6.3%
Other - N/A 2.7%
1182 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you work over the weekend?
By Natalia Pedrosa - featured on Apr 24
Yes, sometimes 56.2%
Yes, always 21.4%
Yes, but rarely 16.2%
No 5.0%
Other - N/A 1.1%
1307 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Your usual translation workplace is best described as...
By anonymous - featured on Apr 23
An office in my home 57.5%
Another room in my home 29.7%
Other - N/A 5.2%
An office outside of my home 4.5%
A shared office space 2.5%
A public place (library, café, etc) 0.6%
1261 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you satisfied with your income as a freelance translator/interpreter?
By Witold Chocholski - featured on Apr 22
Yes, somewhat 43.5%
No 32.9%
Yes, definitely 21.2%
Other - N/A 2.4%
1436 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you work with direct clients?
By Siwei Wang - featured on Apr 21
Yes, but rarely 36.9%
Yes, sometimes 30.6%
No 16.0%
Yes, most/all of the time 14.5%
Other - N/A 1.9%
1321 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you consider yourself a compulsive Internet user?
By Yavor Dimitrov - featured on Apr 20
Yes, to some extent 45.2%
Yes, definitely 31.7%
No 20.1%
Other - N/A 3.1%
976 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you encourage your children to consider translation as a career?
By tilak raj - featured on Apr 19
No 39.1%
Yes 31.2%
Other - N/A 29.6%
864 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you intentionally apply translation theories when you are working?
By Andrew Nimmo - featured on Apr 18
No 35.7%
I don't know what they are 27.8%
It depends 23.4%
Yes 9.4%
Other - N/A 3.6%
1045 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many times do you proofread your translation before submitting it?
By Milena Taylor - featured on Apr 17
Twice 38.8%
Once 38.5%
Three or more times 13.2%
Other - N/A 7.0%
I don't proofread it 2.4%
1233 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you are out of office for a few days, do you bring your laptop/tablet with you?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 16
Yes 45.9%
It depends 36.2%
No 14.6%
Other - N/A 3.3%
1251 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you agree to provide free sample translations to potential clients?
By jbhatia - featured on Apr 15
Yes, occasionally 40.4%
Yes, but rarely 22.9%
Yes, always 22.4%
No 11.0%
Other - N/A 3.3%
1255 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you do when you have little or no work on hand?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 14
Combination of the above 49.3%
Take some time off 21.1%
Look for new clients 10.9%
Administrative work, invoicing, etc 10.4%
Other - N/A 7.8%
Attend training sessions, courses 0.6%
1272 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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There is no such thing as an easy translation job.
By anonymous - featured on Apr 13
I disagree 57.8%
I agree 33.1%
Other - N/A 9.1%
1001 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When translating in an unfamiliar subject area, when do you start researching the terminology?
By Jessica Noyes - featured on Apr 12
As I go along 54.9%
A combination, it depends 21.8%
Before I start translating 11.2%
I never translate in an unfamiliar area 9.3%
Other - N/A 1.8%
After I have completed an entire draft 0.9%
856 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is your preferred payment method?
By tilak raj - featured on Apr 11
Bank transfer 74.6%
Paypal 13.9%
Check 3.8%
Cash 3.3%
Skrill 2.4%
Other - N/A 2.0%
1194 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which payment terms are most commonly used in your business?
By Nicole Blanc - featured on Apr 10
Up to 30 days 57.1%
Up to 45 days 18.5%
Up to 60 days 15.1%
Other - N/A 5.5%
Upon receipt of invoice 3.8%
1216 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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