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Do you take breaks during long projects to stretch or exercise?
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Do you use a smartphone for work-related tasks?
By Yolanda Bello - featured on 08:10
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Do you use an instant messaging tool to chat with clients?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 27
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Do you use social networking sites for business purposes?
By Lotte Bulckens - featured on Feb 26
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If a client was dissatisfied with your work, would you still charge the price agreed in advance?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 25
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Do you accept jobs from clients even if you can't find much information about their reputation?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 24
It depends 70.1%
No 16.6%
Yes 11.8%
Other - N/A 1.5%
1194 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do your clients usually provide feedback on your translations?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 23
Yes, sometimes 55.4%
No 34.9%
Yes, frequently 6.5%
Other - N/A 3.2%
903 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever had to abandon a project before you finished it?
By Uma Krishnan - featured on Feb 22
No, never 54.2%
Yes, once or twice 36.5%
Yes, a few times 5.6%
Other - N/A 3.7%
806 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you attend online training sessions or webinars?
By M. Laut - featured on Feb 21
Yes, I have once or twice 32.9%
Yes, I have several times 28.2%
No, and I'm not interested 21.5%
No, but I'd like to 14.5%
Other - N/A 2.9%
1070 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you advise beginning translators to accept pro bono work?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 20
No 39.5%
Yes 38.8%
Other - N/A 21.7%
1075 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you usually notify your client if there are factual errors in the source text?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 19
It depends 49.3%
Yes, always 44.3%
No 3.8%
It's never happened to me 1.8%
Other - N/A 0.8%
1199 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you specialize in a certain field?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 18
Yes 77.0%
No 17.0%
Other - N/A 6.0%
1148 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you prefer to work alone or in a team?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 17
Alone 62.8%
It depends 31.3%
In a team 4.1%
Other - N/A 1.8%
1234 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think that freelance translators are mostly introverts?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 16
No 48.6%
Yes 34.5%
Other - N/A 16.9%
883 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ever have dreams about the projects you are working on?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 15
No 55.9%
Yes, occasionally 35.4%
Yes, frequently 5.8%
Other - N/A 2.9%
782 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you willing to provide potential clients with references or letters of recommendation?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 14
It depends 44.7%
No 28.2%
Yes 25.0%
Other - N/A 2.2%
1069 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you accept projects that involve post-editing machine translated content?
By Montse S. - featured on Feb 13
No 68.1%
Yes 20.1%
Other - N/A 11.8%
1159 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How important is it for you to plan for retirement?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 12
Somewhat important 43.2%
Very important 31.0%
Not important at all 18.2%
Other - N/A 7.7%
1184 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you respond to crowdsourcing requests?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 11
No 70.9%
Other - N/A 15.1%
Yes 13.9%
1156 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do your clients typically cover the transaction fees when they make a payment to you?
By tilakahuja - featured on Feb 10
No 43.7%
Yes 36.4%
Other - N/A 19.9%
1214 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a minimum order charge?
By Nicole Blanc - featured on Feb 9
No 29.6%
Yes, less than €20 24.0%
Yes, €20 - 29 23.6%
Yes, €30 - 39 9.4%
Other - N/A 7.0%
Yes, €40 or more 6.4%
946 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much time do you spend answering emails/phone calls on an average day?
By dianaft - featured on Feb 8
30 minutes - 1 hour 42.1%
< 30 minutes 35.5%
1 - 2 hours 10.6%
Other - N/A 7.3%
2 - 3 hours 2.7%
> 3 hours 1.9%
860 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you find it difficult to turn down job offers?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 7
Yes, somewhat 50.7%
No 23.1%
Yes, definitely 22.1%
Other - N/A 4.1%
1197 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is translation your only profession/occupation?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 6
Yes 68.4%
No 28.6%
Other - N/A 3.0%
1345 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In which currency do you usually receive payment?
By Nicole Blanc - featured on Feb 5
EUR 57.5%
USD 22.1%
My national currency (if neither of the above) 14.0%
Other - N/A 6.4%
1297 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When are you usually most productive?
By Carmen Grabs - featured on Feb 4
Early morning 32.1%
Late morning 21.1%
Other - N/A 10.1%
Evening 9.8%
Late at night 9.6%
Late afternoon 9.3%
Early afternoon 7.9%
1322 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many words have you translated as of today in 2015?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 3
< 20,000 35.9%
20,000 - 50,000 26.3%
Other - N/A 12.0%
> 200,000 9.6%
50,000 - 75,000 8.6%
75,000 - 100,000 4.0%
100,000 - 150,000 2.4%
150,000 - 200,000 1.3%
1229 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a university degree specifically in translation or interpretation?
By Tuulia Tipa - featured on Feb 2
No 57.1%
Yes 39.0%
Other - N/A 3.8%
1015 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you find yourself mentally translating everything you read/hear in your source language?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 1
Yes, occasionally 41.7%
No 32.3%
Yes, frequently 23.1%
Other - N/A 2.9%
896 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Has your investment in CAT tools paid off?
By Morano El-Kholy - featured on Jan 31
Yes, definitely 54.9%
Yes, to some extent 16.3%
I don't use CAT tools 14.7%
No 7.7%
Other - N/A 6.5%
1205 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How would you describe your current workload?
By ferreirac - featured on Jan 30
Average 24.0%
Well below average 21.9%
Slightly below average 17.7%
Slighty above average 17.4%
Well above average 14.3%
Other - N/A 4.8%
1262 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When did you last raise your rates?
By Armorel Young - featured on Jan 29
1 - 3 years ago 21.9%
Within the last 6 months 19.1%
Within the last year 17.6%
Other - N/A 17.2%
3 - 5 years ago 8.9%
More than 5 years ago 7.7%
I have lowered my rates 7.6%
1253 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use voice recognition software for your translation work?
By Andrei Sidorov - featured on Jan 28
No, and I'm not interested in it 57.2%
No, but I'd like to 29.1%
Yes 7.6%
Other - N/A 6.1%
1249 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you provide Desktop Publishing (DTP) services?
By Mustafa Mahmoud - featured on Jan 27
No 87.7%
Yes 8.1%
Other - N/A 4.2%
1215 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Was being a translator or interpreter your first choice for your career?
By Katja Schoone - featured on Jan 26
No 63.5%
Yes 30.6%
Other - N/A 5.9%
987 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever received a bonus from a client for a particularly good/fast/difficult translation?
By Nadine Epstein - featured on Jan 25
No 66.0%
Yes, once or twice 27.7%
Yes, many times 3.6%
Other - N/A 2.8%
870 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you work while traveling?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 24
No 31.7%
Yes, sometimes 26.7%
Yes, but rarely 23.6%
Yes, frequently 15.3%
Other - N/A 2.6%
1194 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you usually charge per source or per target word?
By Caterina Esteva - featured on Jan 23
Source word 81.5%
It depends 9.5%
Target word 6.7%
Other - N/A 2.3%
1337 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (27)] [View this poll]

How long did it take you to be able to live solely on your income as a freelancer?
By Katja Schoone - featured on Jan 22
Other - N/A 24.1%
> 2 years 20.3%
1 - 2 years 18.8%
6 months - 1 year 16.8%
3 - 6 months 8.1%
1 - 3 months 7.1%
< 1 month 4.8%
1298 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you manage your billing/payment issues alone or with the help of another person?
By Nadine Epstein - featured on Jan 21
I manage them on my own 87.3%
I get help from someone else 10.2%
Other - N/A 2.5%
1256 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you outsource work to fellow translators?
By Katja Schoone - featured on Jan 20
No 60.0%
Yes 29.5%
Other - N/A 10.5%
1262 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think today's generation of translators is well prepared to work in the industry?
By Leon Hunter - featured on Jan 19
I don't know 36.4%
Yes, to a certain extent 32.3%
No 17.9%
Yes, definitely 11.1%
Other - N/A 2.3%
922 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many projects does a client have to assign you before you consider them a regular client?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 18
4 - 6 43.1%
> 10 22.4%
Other - N/A 17.4%
7 - 9 11.9%
< 3 5.1%
821 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever accepted an assignment that you later regretted?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 17
Yes, once or twice 63.3%
Yes, many times 27.7%
No 7.6%
Other - N/A 1.4%
1192 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you replace your dictionaries when new versions are published?
By Ennio Delle Piane - featured on Jan 16
No 44.8%
It depends 38.4%
Other - N/A 10.7%
Yes 6.0%
1191 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many hours a day do you typically spend on the computer?
By Magdalena Balibrea Vich - featured on Jan 15
8 - 10 31.4%
6 - 8 25.4%
10 - 12 17.0%
4 - 6 12.2%
> 12 9.5%
Other - N/A 2.3%
0 - 4 2.2%
1345 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you coin a term if there is no exact match in the target language?
By Zeki G. - featured on Jan 14
Yes, but rarely 48.7%
No 31.7%
Other - N/A 10.6%
Yes, often 9.0%
1121 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you receive work from regular clients on a Friday evening due for the following Monday?
By Barbara Carrara - featured on Jan 13
Not very often 36.3%
Pretty often 32.6%
Rarely/never 18.4%
Very often 9.9%
Other - N/A 2.7%
1277 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is there a strong network of fellow translators in your area?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 12
No, not really 38.0%
No, definitely not 20.2%
Yes, to an extent 18.9%
Other - N/A 12.8%
Yes, definitely 10.1%
905 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do your clients ever remind you to submit your work before the deadline has passed?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 11
No 59.5%
Yes, at times 33.2%
Other - N/A 4.8%
Yes, often 2.5%
850 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you grant discounts for large projects?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 10
Yes, sometimes 29.8%
Yes, but rarely 29.6%
No, never 26.8%
Yes, often/always 9.0%
Other - N/A 4.8%
1145 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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