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When did you start working with your latest new client?
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How would you like to be paid for review or proofreading jobs?
By AlbaLTD - featured on 08:10
Fixed rate per word (page) 37.9%
Per hour based on declared time spent 32.4%
I do not accept proofreading jobs at all 13.3%
Per hour based on time-tracking reports 8.7%
Other - N/A 4.3%
No preference 3.5%
1072 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many words do you typically produce per day (text ready to go)?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 22
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The place where I live is mostly
By anonymous - featured on Feb 21
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How often do you end up talking to yourself while you work?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 20
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Do you have a competitive personality?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 19
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Which of the following do you think is the most important in producing a good translation?
By Mike Hunter - featured on Feb 18
I can't choose just one 59.7%
Your own expertise 18.0%
Clarity of source text 9.1%
Knowledge of target language 3.1%
Ability to raise queries, and get responses 2.6%
Knowledge of source language 2.5%
Use of good source reference material 2.3%
Other 2.1%
Good relationship with PM and/or end client 0.6%
994 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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My ideal 15-minute break includes:
By anonymous - featured on Feb 17
More than one of these 34.0%
Coffee or tea 22.0%
A walk 12.0%
Other (please share) 8.7%
Food 6.4%
A quick nap 5.9%
Getting caught up on the news 5.8%
A game 3.4%
Some TV 1.7%
1080 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think using 2 screens helps your productivity?
By Carla Lopes - featured on Feb 16
Absolutely 33.0%
I don't know 26.6%
Maybe, it depends 21.7%
Not at all 14.4%
Other - N/A 4.3%
1168 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the most important aspect of working with a vendor management program?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 15
Other - N/A 56.5%
Easy to log into the system to view the project 15.9%
Ability to see a sample of the work 7.2%
Ability to respond directly from email 6.0%
Ability to negotiate price 5.7%
Ability to see competing bids in the system 3.6%
Ability to see word count 3.1%
Ability to negotiate delivery time 2.0%
749 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever asked another ProZ.com user on a date?
By Chris S - featured on Feb 14
No 91.5%
No, but I've thought about it 6.1%
Yes 2.4%
1143 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you received compliments from your clients?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 13
Yes, of course 84.5%
Other 8.3%
No, why would I? I turn in the work and we're done 7.1%
899 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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To how many countries have you traveled?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 12
6 - 10 26.1%
1 - 5 22.3%
11 - 15 18.1%
15- 20 11.6%
More than 20 9.1%
More than 30 7.0%
I've never left my home country 3.5%
I have no idea 2.2%
877 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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My translations are proofread by:
By Anne-Sophie Cardinal - featured on Feb 11
Me, always 40.4%
It depends on the client / project 38.9%
My clients' proofreaders 10.2%
My proofreader 4.5%
Nobody, unless I'm paid for it 3.0%
Other 2.9%
1064 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever had a work-related nightmare? (please share!)
By anonymous - featured on Feb 10
Yes, at least once or twice 32.6%
No 28.4%
I don't remember, but it's possible 23.9%
Yes, many times 12.9%
Other 2.2%
1038 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In general, what is your oral proficiency in your source language(s)?
By ferreirac - featured on Feb 9
Advanced 57.2%
Native 25.5%
Intermediate 11.6%
Other 3.8%
Basic 1.8%
1143 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Overall, how rigorous are your clients' screening processes for new translators?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 8
I don't know 41.8%
Good, but could be better 21.7%
Very rigorous 17.3%
Not rigorous at all 10.5%
Other - N/A 8.7%
966 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you noticed a slowing in demand / your workload so far this year?
By Anne-Virginie Lerat - featured on Feb 7
Yes 30.6%
It's too early to say 26.0%
No 25.0%
It's actually increased 15.6%
Other 2.8%
1175 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When was the last time you made adjustments to your quality assurance process?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 6
Not very recently 30.7%
Never 23.1%
I don't remember 17.5%
Other 15.9%
Recently (please share) 12.8%
736 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How has your experience with proofreaders been, in general?
By Djana Surkovic - featured on Feb 5
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What is the next thing you want to do as a professional translator/interpreter?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 4
Get more clients 43.6%
Other - N/A 16.6%
I haven't really thought about it 9.9%
More than one of these 9.9%
Get my dream project (please share) 6.3%
Finish launching my business 3.9%
Start my own agency 3.8%
Offer more services 3.6%
Start outsourcing projects 2.4%
1024 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you feel about coworking places?
By Carla Lopes - featured on Feb 3
I don't like to work around other people 36.1%
I haven't tried it, but I'd like to 22.0%
Depends on the setup 15.5%
Never heard of them 11.9%
Other 7.7%
I love them 4.0%
It's the same as working anywhere else 2.8%
1139 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you could write on a topic related to translation, which of these would it be?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 2
I'll pass, thanks 34.8%
More than one of these 18.4%
Quality 10.9%
Other 9.6%
Business issues 7.1%
Translation technologies / tools 6.0%
Rates 5.1%
Project management 3.1%
Term management 2.7%
Negotiation 2.3%
1063 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In general, how much time do you spend preparing quotes for projects?
By INES Reisch - featured on Feb 1
Under 5 hours per week 61.9%
I have no idea 21.2%
Other 13.9%
Between 5 and 10 hours per week 2.5%
More than 10 hours a week 0.5%
1136 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you planning to attend any translation-related events this year?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 31
No 38.9%
Yes 25.5%
Not sure yet 25.4%
Haven't thought about it 9.5%
Other 0.7%
1180 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How are you dressed for work today?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 30
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Have you ever been a teacher?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 29
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Are you planning an early retirement?
By NancyLynn - featured on Jan 28
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How optimistic are you about your translation business in 2017? (please share!)
By anonymous - featured on Jan 27
Somewhat 44.2%
Very 33.9%
Not very 14.5%
Not at all 4.4%
Other 3.0%
1013 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think translators should form a union?
By Richard Levy - featured on Jan 26
Yes 31.3%
No 30.4%
Yes, but it will never happen 26.5%
Other 11.8%
1179 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you believe that a good memory is an important attribute for a translator?
By Nadine Epstein - featured on Jan 25
Yes 77.6%
Depends 13.9%
No 4.2%
I don't know 2.9%
Other 1.3%
1221 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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My ideal workspace has a view of...
By anonymous - featured on Jan 24
The ocean 37.9%
The mountains 17.4%
The countryside 16.9%
No view for me, thank you 12.1%
Other 8.0%
A bustling city 6.9%
The desert 0.7%
1239 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do freelancers tend to be more neurotic than other professionals?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 23
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What do you do when offered more work than you can handle?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 22
Turn down the work 48.1%
Share the work with a colleague 15.6%
Recommend a colleague 11.5%
Other - N/A 10.4%
That's never happened to me 7.3%
Outsource it to someone else 7.1%
840 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many CAT tools do you use?
By Michaela Bittner - featured on Jan 21
1 35.7%
2 25.2%
3 13.9%
None 13.1%
4 5.1%
More than 5 3.8%
5 1.8%
Other 1.4%
1179 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The project you are working on right now came from what type of client?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 20
A large translation company 31.8%
A small translation company 28.6%
An end client 18.6%
I'm not working on anything at the moment 15.1%
Other 4.4%
It's volunteer work 1.5%
1144 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much do you think your productivity is/would be affected by having children?
By Juan Arroyo Crejo - featured on Jan 19
A lot 52.6%
Moderately 30.2%
Other 10.9%
Not at all 6.3%
1145 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Since I started translating, my vision has...
By anonymous - featured on Jan 18
Deteriorated slightly 35.1%
Remained the same 33.9%
Deteriorated considerably 18.2%
Improved 8.6%
Other - N/A 4.2%
1157 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Can you concentrate if family or other people are in your vicinity while you are working?
By Susanna Martoni - featured on Jan 17
Yes, but it's not easy 50.8%
No 24.4%
Sure, no problem 20.4%
Other - N/A 4.4%
1260 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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On average, how many invoices do you send out per month?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 16
2 - 5 46.8%
6 - 10 22.1%
1 or none 10.8%
11 - 15 8.1%
Other - N/A 6.3%
16 or more 5.9%
887 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you able to put a percentage of your translation earnings into savings?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 15
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What would solve your biggest concern at the moment?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 14
Money 37.4%
Time 12.8%
I don't have any concerns at the moment 11.5%
Health 10.5%
Work 9.0%
Other (please share) 8.1%
Love 7.1%
Leisure 2.1%
Company 1.7%
1089 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Of how many translation sites/resources are you a paid member?
By Berelis (Eng.) - featured on Jan 13
1 57.1%
None 21.6%
2 - 3 17.8%
Other 1.6%
4 - 6 1.4%
More than 6 0.4%
1190 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you stop working for meals?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 12
Yes, always 39.1%
Yes, unless there is something urgent 33.5%
Yes, usually 13.8%
Yes, sometimes 6.3%
No 5.5%
Other 1.8%
1255 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which of these most limits your productivity?
By Ricki Farn - featured on Jan 11
Text difficulty (research) 32.8%
Online distractions 16.1%
Boredom/monotony 10.6%
Offline distractions 8.6%
Health/tiredness/pain 7.7%
Other non-translation tasks (e.g. administrative) 7.1%
Other (please share) 6.4%
Typing speed 4.6%
None 3.6%
Hardware/software speed 2.5%
1258 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you rearrange your workspace?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 10
Never 23.1%
Maybe once a year 20.4%
Every few months or so 20.2%
Every few years 19.0%
I don't have a set workplace 9.3%
Other 8.0%
1162 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you place a limit on how much any one client can owe you at a time?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 9
No 46.6%
Only on some clients 17.2%
Yes 16.0%
No, but I've thought about it 11.4%
Other - N/A 8.9%
844 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think it is possible to be native speaker in two langauges?
By RBailleux - featured on Jan 8
Yes 72.0%
I am not sure 14.5%
No 12.1%
Other 1.3%
832 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you usually make a favorable first impression on people you meet?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 7
I wouldn't know 43.9%
Yes 42.9%
No 8.5%
Other 4.7%
917 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you a home owner (with or without a mortgage)?
By Sheila Wilson - featured on Jan 6
Yes, I own my own home 50.1%
No, but I'd like to be 17.4%
Yes, more than one 8.9%
No, I prefer to rent 8.9%
No, but a close relative/friend owns my home 7.2%
Other (please share) 5.0%
I'm a full-time nomad so I have no home 1.8%
I'm in a rent-to-buy scheme 0.6%
1086 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How ill would you need to be to push back a deadline?
By Chris S - featured on Jan 5
Hospitalised 38.1%
Flu 22.1%
Other 14.9%
Combination of the above 14.5%
Coma 7.1%
Hangover 1.9%
Cold 1.5%
1023 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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