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Have you ever had a recurring dream about your translation/interpretation work?
By anonymous
No, never 61.0%
Yes, once or twice 22.3%
Yes, many times 12.2%
Other - N/A 4.5%
551 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Throughout your career, which has been your recipe to increase your income?
By Alan Corbo, CT - featured on Jul 24
You have not voted on this poll.
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If you had to convince someone, how many good reasons could you list for becoming a translator?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 23
You have not voted on this poll.
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How many programs do you keep open while translating?
By Mario Chavez - featured on Jul 22
You have not voted on this poll.
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In the last six months, your rates per word have...
By Vito Smolej - featured on Jul 21
remained the same 66.0%
raised a little 21.2%
lowered a little 4.3%
Other - N/A 4.1%
raised significantly 2.9%
lowered significantly 1.5%
910 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever worked as a full time voluntary translator/interpreter abroad?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 20
You have not voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (10)] [View this poll]

Do you recommend that colleagues and new translators join ProZ.com?
By Nisreen Barakat - featured on Jul 19
Yes, always 40.3%
Yes, sometimes 30.5%
No, never 10.3%
Very rarely 9.9%
Other - N/A 9.0%
899 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (9)] [View this poll]

When you translate a ".doc" document, which layout do you work with?
By Helena Diaz del Real - featured on Jul 18
Normal layout 59.1%
Page layout 26.0%
Other - N/A 14.1%
Web layout 0.8%
709 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (16)] [View this poll]

How many hard drives do you have in your computer?
By M. Laut - featured on Jul 17
You have not voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (21)] [View this poll]

Would you call being a translator/interpreter exciting?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 16
It depends 35.4%
Yes, definitely 30.6%
No, it's a job like any other 19.3%
Hadn't thought of it 10.8%
Other - N/A 3.9%
850 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (10)] [View this poll]

Have you determined a certain day of the week on which you don't accept any work?
By tilak raj - featured on Jul 15
No 66.9%
Yes 27.7%
Other - N/A 5.3%
974 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (20)] [View this poll]

The most common reason why you might turn down a client is...
By Anna Smith - featured on Jul 14
The rates are too low 69.4%
The deadlines are too short 17.8%
Other - N/A 9.6%
The project managers are unfriendly 1.8%
Client is not very responsive 1.4%
967 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (31)] [View this poll]

Have you had an experience that made you think, “I’ll never do a translation like that again”?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 13
Yes 79.0%
No 15.8%
Other - N/A 5.2%
960 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (16)] [View this poll]

Do you use the new ProZ.com app?
By Montserrat S. - featured on Jul 12
No 59.2%
Not yet 27.7%
From time to time 5.9%
Yes 5.3%
Other - N/A 2.0%
1005 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (16)] [View this poll]

Considering the earning potential of fulltime freelance translation, my income is:
By Oleg Rudavin - featured on Jul 11
Average 36.0%
Pretty high 21.8%
Not very high 19.0%
Low 11.0%
Other - N/A 8.9%
Very high 3.3%
730 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (13)] [View this poll]

How long had you been learning your 2nd language before you could think freely in it?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 10
A couple of years 34.0%
Other - N/A 30.0%
< a couple of years 24.8%
A year 6.1%
A few months 3.6%
> a few weeks 1.6%
577 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (13)] [View this poll]

Have you experienced any of these work-related ailments?
By Julianne Rowland - featured on Jul 9
Other - N/A 25.4%
Back pain 22.0%
Eye strain 17.9%
Neck pain 13.5%
Poor leg circulation 10.7%
Repetitive stress injury (RSI) 6.1%
Carpal tunnel syndrome 4.3%
783 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (24)] [View this poll]

Do you submit quotes for a job if an outsourcer does not have any Blue Board entries?
By Rodrigo Bueno - featured on Jul 8
It depends 57.8%
Yes 18.8%
No 17.1%
Other - N/A 6.2%
930 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (12)] [View this poll]

How much work do you receive through your own professional website?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 7
I don't have a website 59.4%
< 25% of the total workload 27.1%
Other - N/A 9.0%
26-50% of the total workload 2.8%
> 76% of the total workload 1.1%
51-75% of the total workload 0.5%
932 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (15)] [View this poll]

In your opinion, which of these is the most valuable for a translator to have?
By Ana Sofia Saldanha - featured on Jul 6
Lots of clients 39.6%
Good contacts 31.5%
Other - N/A 18.9%
Formal education 7.5%
Top computers 1.3%
State of the art software 1.2%
1000 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (27)] [View this poll]

Would you give a discount on an overdue payment to ensure it is made?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 5
No 76.8%
Perhaps 16.4%
Other - N/A 3.8%
Yes 3.1%
1007 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (29)] [View this poll]

Would you help fellow translators to find a job if they needed it?
By Ikram Mahyuddin - featured on Jul 4
Yes 42.5%
Perhaps 42.0%
No 8.2%
Other - N/A 7.3%
753 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (18)] [View this poll]

Do you consider yourself more cultured than the average professional?
By Alan Corbo, CT - featured on Jul 3
No 43.4%
Yes 38.9%
Other - N/A 17.7%
648 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (23)] [View this poll]

Do you think it is wise for translators to accept machine translation post-editing projects?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 2
No 57.3%
It depends 33.5%
Yes 4.8%
Other - N/A 4.4%
899 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (26)] [View this poll]

How often does your CAT tool fail or report an error?
By Ian Jones - featured on Jul 1
Once or twice a month 29.2%
Never 19.9%
I don't use CAT tools 18.8%
Other - N/A 17.6%
Once a week 5.9%
Several times a week 4.6%
Once a day 3.9%
971 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (15)] [View this poll]

Do you use term extraction tools?
By Mahmoud Basal - featured on Jun 30
No, never 77.7%
Yes, sometimes 11.8%
Other - N/A 8.5%
Yes, always 2.1%
968 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (20)] [View this poll]

Do you offer a discount on term matching?
By Ashwin Goud - featured on Jun 29
No, I don't 50.2%
Yes, I do 27.5%
Other - N/A 22.3%
946 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (8)] [View this poll]

Where do the majority of your projects come from?
By Milena Taylor - featured on Jun 28
Agencies 76.2%
Evenly split between both 10.8%
Direct clients 10.7%
Other - N/A 2.4%
1079 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (15)] [View this poll]

How is the official language in your country of residence related to your translation work?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 27
It is your target language 54.4%
It is your primary source language 28.6%
Other - N/A 6.7%
It is a secondary source language 6.5%
It is not related to your translation work 3.8%
796 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (13)] [View this poll]

Do you plan to keep your translation business as a long term family business?
By tilak raj - featured on Jun 26
No 54.3%
Yes 29.1%
Other - N/A 16.6%
669 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (9)] [View this poll]

Are you coming to the ProZ.com international conference in Stockholm in September?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 25
No 91.8%
I don't know yet 6.5%
Yes 1.0%
Other - N/A 0.7%
934 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (12)] [View this poll]

Which marketing method is most effective for you?
By Angus Stewart - featured on Jun 24
Online directories 31.3%
Word of mouth 27.3%
Other - N/A 25.2%
My own website 7.3%
Social networks 7.1%
Attending industry events 1.7%
940 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (11)] [View this poll]

What do you prefer to do in your free time?
By Morano El-Kholy - featured on Jun 23
Other - N/A 38.6%
Meet with friends 21.6%
Watch a movie 14.6%
Start a long planned trip 11.1%
Stay in bed 6.3%
Work anyway 5.6%
Do voluntary translation work 2.2%
1051 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (30)] [View this poll]

How old is your main computer?
By Monika Jakacka Márquez - featured on Jun 22
Notebook/netbook/etc.: 1 - 3 years 24.2%
Desktop: > 3 years 21.6%
Notebook/netbook/etc.: > 3 years 18.1%
Desktop: 1 - 3 years 15.5%
Notebook/netbook/etc.: < 1 year 10.9%
Desktop: < 1 year 7.1%
Other - N/A 2.4%
1069 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (27)] [View this poll]

Do you speak any of these constructed languages?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 21
I don't speak any constructed language 93.8%
Other - N/A 3.0%
Esperanto 1.6%
Klingon 0.9%
Volapuk 0.3%
Ido 0.3%
Interlingua 0.2%
1095 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (15)] [View this poll]

What type of music do you listen to while working?
By Châu Nguyễn - featured on Jun 20
I don't listen to music while working 59.8%
Other - N/A 15.0%
Instrumental / easy listening 9.8%
Classical 8.3%
Heavy music (metal, rock...) 4.4%
Dance, remix 2.7%
845 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (26)] [View this poll]

Would you buy a mobile app to keep track of your projects?
By Daniel Pestana - featured on Jun 19
No 70.3%
Perhaps 22.4%
Yes 5.4%
Other - N/A 1.9%
688 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (14)] [View this poll]

Do you currently use ProZ.com invoicing system?
By Ana Vozone - featured on Jun 18
No 85.7%
Yes 12.9%
Other - N/A 1.4%
940 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (15)] [View this poll]

If the deadline is not an issue, when would be the best time for you to proofread your translation?
By Milena Taylor - featured on Jun 17
The next day 62.4%
A couple of days later 20.0%
Immediately after translation 12.8%
Other - N/A 4.8%
1122 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (13)] [View this poll]

Do you pay taxes in your country of residence?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 16
Yes 88.9%
No 7.3%
Other - N/A 3.7%
1307 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (22)] [View this poll]

Are you having problems transitioning to Windows 10?
By Muriel Vasconcellos - featured on Jun 15
I'm still using Windows 7/8 47.9%
No, it's fine 30.9%
I'm struggling a bit 6.8%
Other - N/A 6.7%
I don't use Windows 5.2%
I'm going crazy 2.4%
1069 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (35)] [View this poll]

Mostly, you would like your clients to understand...
By Aline Canino - featured on Jun 14
Other - N/A 31.9%
you are not superman 25.1%
you can't translate what you can't read 22.3%
you have a private life 20.7%
1004 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (30)] [View this poll]

Which layout do you prefer when using CAT tools?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 13
Vertical (source text on the left, target text on the right) 63.6%
Horizontal (source text above the target text) 17.1%
I don't use CAT tools 15.0%
Other - N/A 4.3%
791 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (14)] [View this poll]

Do you start your day by organizing your daily translation work through a translation platform?
By Susanna Martoni - featured on Jun 12
No 91.2%
Other - N/A 4.6%
Yes 4.2%
671 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (18)] [View this poll]

Do you think you work longer hours than other translators?
By Anne Lee - featured on Jun 11
No 59.2%
Yes, probably 20.1%
Other - N/A 10.8%
Yes, definitely 9.9%
879 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (14)] [View this poll]

When did you register at ProZ.com?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 10
Before 2006 33.1%
Between 2007 and 2009 30.4%
Between 2010 and 2012 21.1%
Between 2013 and 2015 12.8%
This year 2.6%
986 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (21)] [View this poll]

Do you usually accept invoicing terms of 45 days or more?
By Joel Pina Diaz - featured on Jun 9
It depends 42.9%
Yes 34.2%
No 20.9%
Other - N/A 2.0%
1044 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (21)] [View this poll]

Do you type as fast in your source language as in your target language?
By Natalia Pedrosa - featured on Jun 8
Yes 55.7%
No 37.9%
Other - N/A 6.4%
1011 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (21)] [View this poll]

Do you use many foreign words in your native language?
By Cristina Heraud-van Tol - featured on Jun 7
Yes, some 53.2%
No 25.6%
Yes, a lot 18.1%
Other - N/A 3.1%
994 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (24)] [View this poll]

Has your shape been affected by sedentary lifestyle?
By Francesca Battaglia - featured on Jun 6
No, not really 36.3%
Yes 32.9%
Yes, but I have started exercising 24.4%
Other - N/A 6.5%
775 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (18)] [View this poll]

Do you ask for an official PO for test translations?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 5
You have not voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (9)] [View this poll]

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