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Do you send gifts or cards to any of your clients during the holiday season?
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Do you reply to emails from potential clients to inform them you are not accepting their offer?
By anonymous - featured on 08:10
Yes, usually 47.9%
Yes, always 27.6%
No 13.2%
Other - N/A 11.3%
725 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you work with problematic file formats (PDF, .ppt, images)?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 20
From time to time 44.4%
Rarely 26.7%
Very often 22.1%
Never 4.7%
Other - N/A 2.2%
983 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you thoroughly review a client's contract terms before accepting work from them?
By Helena Grahn - featured on Dec 19
Yes, to an extent 40.9%
Yes, always 32.7%
No, not really 21.9%
Other - N/A 4.5%
992 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How dependent are you on CAT tools?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 18
I use them all the time 33.4%
I use them most of the time 29.9%
I use them rarely/never 18.2%
I use them some of the time 15.1%
Other - N/A 3.4%
1182 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How well has your business done in 2014, in comparison to last year?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 17
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When you have questions about a source text, when do you ask your client?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 16
It depends 49.7%
When I have gone through the entire text 33.1%
Every time a question arises 10.7%
When I deliver my translation 3.3%
Other - N/A 3.2%
1129 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When editing/proofreading, what kind of feedback do you generally provide to the client?
By Vladimir Kukharenko - featured on Dec 15
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How do you behave when you have more than one job at a time?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 14
It depends 45.1%
Translate one and move on to the other 40.1%
Work on both at the same time 12.2%
Other - N/A 2.6%
803 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you planning to continue working through the holidays?
By Marlene Blanshay - featured on Dec 13
Yes 58.8%
No 29.8%
Other - N/A 11.4%
1080 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you do when you don't have any projects or assignments to work on?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 12
Relax 31.0%
Other - N/A 24.5%
Administrative work 17.9%
I always have projects to work on 13.7%
Prepare marketing actions 10.2%
Attend a training or course 2.8%
1103 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever used the services of a debt collector?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 11
No 89.2%
Yes, once or twice 8.0%
Other - N/A 1.9%
Yes, several times 0.9%
1101 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a dedicated bank account for your business?
By Barbara Turitto - featured on Dec 10
No, I use my personal bank account 54.1%
Yes 40.3%
Other - N/A 5.5%
1086 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How far do you generally read a text before you start translating it?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 9
Other - N/A 32.9%
The first paragraph 31.1%
The whole text 13.1%
The first sentence 12.1%
The first few words 10.9%
1062 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you translate differently depending on whether you are paid based on the source or target text?
By Jonathan Bourg - featured on Dec 8
No 77.9%
Other - N/A 11.8%
Yes, to a point 7.7%
Yes, definitely 2.6%
780 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you do if you know your translation is to be proofread by a competent colleague?
By Gitte Hovedskov, MCIL - featured on Dec 7
I deliver the same standard as always 72.3%
I check my work more times than usual 18.4%
Other - N/A 5.4%
I go easy on my own proofreading 3.1%
I skip my own proofreading altogether 0.8%
718 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ever translate in a language pair that you do not advertise your services in?
By Luisa Tono - featured on Dec 6
No, never 66.2%
Yes, but rarely 23.6%
Yes, sometimes 6.1%
Other - N/A 2.4%
Yes, frequently 1.7%
993 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In cases of quality disputes, have you ever been hired as a third party for quality assessment?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 5
No 53.0%
Yes 40.0%
Other - N/A 7.0%
1075 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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As a freelance translator, have you ever submitted your CV in Europass format?
By Sheila Wilson - featured on Dec 4
What's a Europass format CV? 32.1%
No, and I don't intend to 21.7%
Yes, a few times 20.2%
No, not yet 16.3%
Yes, frequently 7.4%
Other - N/A 2.3%
1189 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In general, I see project managers as:
By anonymous - featured on Dec 3
Clients 50.2%
Colleagues 28.6%
Other - N/A 11.4%
Bosses 8.3%
Friends 1.6%
1197 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think that rates are becoming a tougher issue than they were in the past?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 2
Yes 54.1%
I don't know 24.3%
No 19.6%
Other - N/A 2.0%
1228 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which item would you give to a translation time capsule?
By patriciacharnet - featured on Dec 1
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Do you charge extra for accepting an urgent job on the weekend?
By Nadine Epstein - featured on Nov 30
It depends on the job 39.8%
I don't charge an extra fee 30.8%
Yes, more than 15% extra 14.0%
Other - N/A 9.4%
Yes, up to 15% extra 5.9%
791 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which resource do you consult first when you encounter a difficult term?
By Châu Nguyễn - featured on Nov 29
Online dictionary/database 39.6%
Online search 29.3%
TMs 18.7%
Other - N/A 6.6%
Paper dictionary 5.1%
Colleagues 0.7%
1043 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many words should one translate in a domain to consider him/herself a specialist?
By emaleu - featured on Nov 28
Other - N/A 42.3%
> 50,000 41.9%
30,000 - 40,000 3.9%
20,000 - 30,000 3.7%
10,000 - 20,000 3.3%
40,000 - 50,000 3.2%
< 10,000 1.6%
995 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you always sure about your income for the upcoming month?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 27
No 64.8%
Yes, more or less 29.2%
Yes, definitely 4.1%
Other - N/A 1.8%
1205 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use a tablet for your translation work?
By Pieter Beens - featured on Nov 26
No, and I don't plan to 83.0%
No, but I'd like to 7.9%
Yes 5.6%
Other - N/A 3.6%
1273 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Overall, how satisfied are you with the quality of your translations?
By TAKAKO CN6YR - featured on Nov 25
Pretty satisfied 63.3%
Very satisfied 30.6%
Not very satisfied 3.4%
Other - N/A 2.6%
Not satisfied at all 0.1%
1174 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a certificate of proficiency in your source language(s)?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 24
Yes 47.8%
No 42.3%
Other - N/A 9.9%
869 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you feel threatened by machine translation?
By Laura Ibáñez - featured on Nov 23
No, not really 46.3%
No, definitely not 26.4%
Yes, to a point 21.0%
Yes, definitely 4.4%
Other - N/A 1.9%
810 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How long do you keep your clients' translations after delivery?
By patriciacharnet - featured on Nov 22
> 1 year 55.8%
Other - N/A 33.9%
Until I receive payment 3.5%
6 - 12 months 2.3%
1 - 7 days 1.4%
1 - 2 months 0.9%
2 - 6 months 0.9%
I delete them immediately after delivery 0.7%
1 - 4 weeks 0.6%
1066 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 42.8%
Yes 31.7%
I've never been asked to 14.5%
No 9.7%
Other - N/A 1.4%
1211 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 31.7%
> 10 24.5%
1 16.8%
I don't know 15.9%
6 - 10 7.6%
Other - N/A 3.5%
1125 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 84.3%
I don't know 7.2%
Other - N/A 5.4%
New clients 3.1%
1188 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 37.7%
Rarely 28.0%
Frequently 16.9%
Most of time 9.7%
Never 5.7%
Other - N/A 2.0%
1235 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 47.9%
4 - 7 21.3%
> 15 11.8%
8 - 10 8.6%
Other - N/A 6.2%
11 - 15 4.2%
915 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" 17.0%
My CV 16.9%
My credentials 10.2%
My rates 7.3%
My KudoZ activity 6.2%
My contact information 1.8%
My availability 1.4%
1088 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 1.7%
1287 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 87.1%
Yes 9.4%
Other - N/A 3.5%
1369 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 32.8%
Yes, from time to time 29.8%
No, but I'd like to 28.1%
Yes, frequently 5.1%
Other - N/A 4.2%
1263 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 45.6%
No preference 34.9%
Domestic 17.0%
Other - N/A 2.4%
1389 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 60.3%
Yes 31.9%
Other - N/A 7.8%
927 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 67.4%
Other - N/A 17.3%
Creating a new text 15.3%
831 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 55.4%
Yes 38.5%
Other - N/A 6.1%
1135 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 24.2%
When I obtain a new credential 18.6%
When I work with a new client 18.3%
Every six months or so 17.8%
Yearly 13.9%
Monthly 4.7%
When I finish a big project 2.5%
1259 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 74.7%
Yes 21.0%
Other - N/A 4.3%
1314 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 53.8%
I do a mixture of the above 19.9%
Other - N/A 8.5%
My specialization is not prone to a style 6.3%
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%
1240 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 61.8%
Yes 32.4%
Other - N/A 5.8%
1280 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 19.1%
45 - 60 days 17.2%
> 60 days 5.1%
Other - N/A 3.2%
7 - 15 days 2.9%
3 - 7 days 1.0%
< 3 days 0.6%
1094 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 44.3%
Yes, once or twice 34.6%
No 10.4%
I don't provide proofreading as a service 6.8%
Other - N/A 3.8%
837 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 56.6%
Yes 32.8%
Other - N/A 10.6%
1137 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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