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Are you proud of your profession?
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Where do you usually work?
By Oksana Gerasymets - featured on 08:10
At home 91.5%
I rent my own office 2.8%
Other - N/A 2.8%
I rent a desk (shared office) 1.2%
Public place (library, cafe, etc) 1.0%
At my client's office 0.7%
1216 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a website to showcase your language services?
By ArtefactHT - featured on Jul 28
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How do you describe yourself to clients?
By Gitte Hovedskov, MCIL - featured on Jul 27
Freelance translator 43.3%
Translator 30.4%
Other - N/A 8.3%
Language professional 5.9%
Self-employed translator 4.5%
Independent translator 3.5%
Linguist 2.9%
Freelancer 1.3%
763 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think your CAT tool investment has paid for itself?
By Rosa Elena Lozano Arton - featured on Jul 26
Yes 61.7%
I haven't purchased a CAT tool 24.8%
No 8.9%
Other - N/A 4.6%
1001 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you buy the books you've translated?
By Sandra Freland - featured on Jul 25
I haven't translated any books 59.1%
No 20.1%
Other - N/A 8.9%
Yes, sometimes 6.3%
Yes, always 5.6%
1023 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When you communicate with a new customer, do you specify your minimum rate?
By Silvia Barra - featured on Jul 24
Yes 47.0%
No 33.0%
Other - N/A 20.0%
1017 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you offer Desktop Publishing (DTP) services?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 23
No 85.5%
Yes 10.5%
Other - N/A 4.0%
1076 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you ever consider becoming a project manager?
By Umang Dholabhai - featured on Jul 22
No 62.0%
Yes 19.6%
I am/was a project manager 12.0%
Other - N/A 6.5%
1129 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Did you share feelings of grief, sadness, etc. with a client to justify an inconvenience?
By Mariam Osmane - featured on Jul 21
No 50.4%
Only with certain clients 29.0%
Yes 11.7%
Other - N/A 8.9%
810 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you double check the source text word count before starting a project?
By Carmen Grabs - featured on Jul 20
Yes, always 39.5%
Yes, sometimes 31.0%
Yes, but rarely 13.4%
No 13.3%
Other - N/A 2.9%
762 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do your clients usually pay on time?
By Jenn Mercer - featured on Jul 19
Yes, most of them do 65.5%
Yes, all of them do 15.8%
Yes, some of them do 13.6%
No 3.2%
Other - N/A 1.9%
1020 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many words can you accurately translate in an hour?
By Anthony Bock - featured on Jul 18
250 - 500 51.8%
500 - 750 15.2%
< 250 14.3%
Other - N/A 9.7%
750 - 1000 6.5%
>1000 2.5%
1142 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How long did it take for you to land your first big project as a freelancer?
By Leinung - featured on Jul 17
> 3 months 29.9%
Other - N/A 19.8%
< 2 weeks 16.1%
2 weeks - 1 month 13.9%
1 - 2 months 10.7%
2 - 3 months 9.6%
1028 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you charge a minimum fee?
By Margherita Facchini - featured on Jul 16
Yes 63.7%
No 24.9%
Other - N/A 11.4%
1188 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever delivered a translation you weren't happy with?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 15
Yes, once or twice 54.4%
Yes, several times 21.5%
No 18.7%
Other - N/A 5.3%
1163 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use your real name in your ProZ.com profile?
By Ahmad Hosseinzadeh - featured on Jul 14
Yes 84.6%
No, I use a pseudonym 9.7%
Other - N/A 3.0%
No, I use my business's name 2.7%
968 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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…is a translator’s best friend.
By anonymous - featured on Jul 13
A CAT tool 28.2%
A good colleague 21.4%
Other - N/A 21.4%
Caffeine 13.4%
A pet 8.4%
Music 7.3%
921 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When I receive a payment from a client, the transaction fees are usually borne by:
By anonymous - featured on Jul 12
Me 36.6%
The client 34.9%
Other - N/A 28.5%
1046 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you increased your rates over the years?
By jbhatia - featured on Jul 11
Yes, slightly 57.0%
No 24.3%
Yes, dramatically 14.2%
Other - N/A 4.5%
1235 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ever work while travelling?
By Ian Jones - featured on Jul 10
Yes, sometimes 28.8%
No 27.7%
Yes, but rarely 22.1%
Yes, frequently 19.4%
Other - N/A 2.1%
1213 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often have you considered changing your career as a translator?
By Morano El-Kholy - featured on Jul 9
Never 42.6%
Once or twice 30.6%
Many times 19.5%
Other - N/A 7.4%
1168 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you request feedback on your services from your clients?
By Melissa McMahon - featured on Jul 8
No 57.4%
Yes 26.3%
Other - N/A 16.2%
1170 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you acknowledge receipt of your clients' payments?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 7
It depends 40.6%
No 39.3%
Yes 17.8%
Other - N/A 2.3%
954 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you measure and keep track of your monthly income?
By tilakahuja - featured on Jul 6
Yes 74.3%
No 20.3%
Other - N/A 5.4%
816 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many words do you think are reasonable for a free sample translation?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 5
100 - 300 71.2%
< 100 10.6%
I don't provide free sample translations 9.5%
300 - 500 6.6%
Other - N/A 1.7%
> 500 0.3%
1090 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever cancelled a vacation because of work?
By Carla Lopes - featured on Jul 4
No, never 62.7%
Yes, once or twice 21.7%
Yes, several times 10.2%
Other - N/A 5.3%
1183 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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On the first day of your average work week, how well can you determine your workload for that week?
By anne wagner-findeisen - featured on Jul 3
Not very well 50.8%
Somewhat well 33.8%
Other - N/A 9.3%
Very well 6.1%
1140 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you outsource work to other translators?
By tilakahuja - featured on Jul 2
No 64.3%
Yes 26.9%
Other - N/A 8.8%
1228 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have your translations proofread by another person before delivery?
By Monika Jakacka Márquez - featured on Jul 1
No 55.9%
Yes, sometimes 35.0%
Yes, always 5.4%
Other - N/A 3.7%
1267 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you a full or part-time translator/interpreter?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 30
Full-time 74.7%
Part-time, but would like to be full-time 10.7%
Part-time, and would not like to be full-time 10.1%
Other - N/A 4.5%
1028 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think that the majority of native speakers of your first language(s) speak it/them correctly?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 29
No 55.9%
Yes 31.4%
Other - N/A 12.7%
764 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do your clients usually provide you with style guides?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 28
Yes, sometimes 58.8%
No 37.8%
Other - N/A 2.0%
Yes, always 1.4%
1087 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When do you expect agencies to acknowledge receipt of your translated project?
By Αlban SHPΑTΑ - featured on Jun 27
Within an hour or two 40.1%
Within one day 21.9%
Within 15 minutes 16.2%
Other - N/A 10.6%
Immediately 9.9%
Within a few days 1.3%
1224 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many computers do you own that are ready to be used for translation assignments?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 26
2 50.0%
1 36.3%
3 10.1%
> 4 2.8%
Other - N/A 0.8%
1371 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you name well-known end customers you've indirectly worked for in your profile, CV, etc.?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 25
No 47.1%
It depends 26.5%
Yes 22.5%
Other - N/A 3.8%
1247 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Who prepares and sends your invoices?
By Jessica Noyes - featured on Jun 24
I prepare and send my own invoices 94.5%
Other - N/A 2.1%
A family member 1.5%
A professional billing/accounting agency 1.2%
An assistant in my office 0.6%
1389 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ever agree to do a free translation for regular clients?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 23
It depends 44.2%
No 33.7%
Yes 18.2%
Other - N/A 3.9%
1038 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you had to decide, which project would you choose: an interesting one, or one that pays well?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 22
Pays well 61.8%
Interesting topic 23.9%
Other - N/A 14.4%
855 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many different clients did you work for yesterday?
By B. D. Laux - featured on Jun 21
1 28.5%
2 27.1%
None 19.2%
3 15.0%
4 4.6%
Other - N/A 3.1%
> 5 1.4%
5 1.1%
1185 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever been asked to review other translators' work?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 20
Yes 95.3%
No 3.6%
Other - N/A 1.2%
1290 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many famous or well known translators/linguists can you name?
By thmarks - featured on Jun 19
1 - 3 40.3%
None 34.5%
4 - 6 10.6%
> 7 8.6%
Other - N/A 6.0%
1207 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you alter your schedule to be available to clients who work in other time zones?
By Lucia Moreno Velo - featured on Jun 18
No 49.0%
Yes 36.6%
Other - N/A 14.4%
1226 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you do when a client asks you to specify your own deadline for a project?
By Edward Potter - featured on Jun 17
I give myself some leeway 84.6%
I give myself a tight deadline 5.6%
Other - N/A 5.4%
I let the client decide 4.4%
1341 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you find yourself mentally translating everything you hear/read in your source language?
By Helen Portefaix - featured on Jun 16
Yes, sometimes 47.7%
No 31.7%
Yes, frequently 18.6%
Other - N/A 2.1%
1024 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you encourage your children to become translators?
By Cécile Gaultier - featured on Jun 15
It depends 41.4%
No 24.8%
Yes 20.5%
Other - N/A 13.3%
882 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use a second monitor for your translation work?
By alpia - featured on Jun 14
No 68.8%
Yes 26.7%
Other - N/A 4.5%
1177 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever lost a client after turning down a project?
By Maciej Burak - featured on Jun 13
No, never 39.2%
Yes, once or twice 34.6%
Other - N/A 17.0%
Yes, several times 9.3%
1154 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever used a cloud-based TM tool?
By KatLOT - featured on Jun 12
No 59.4%
Yes, but I didn't like it 19.5%
Yes, and I liked it 16.1%
Other - N/A 4.9%
1213 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you prefer translating or interpreting?
By Gordana Katic - featured on Jun 11
Translating 42.4%
I don't offer both services 39.9%
I enjoy both equally 8.8%
Interpreting 7.5%
Other - N/A 1.4%
1397 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you offer discounts for repetitions?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 10
Only if the client requests it 52.4%
Yes 23.2%
No 18.5%
Other - N/A 6.0%
1268 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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