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What do you do when you have problems figuring out the right translation for a word/phrase?
By anonymous
Search until you find the answer 47.2%
Get back to the problem later 35.9%
Other - N/A 16.9%
515 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What inspired you to become a translator/interpreter?
By Richard Levy - featured on 08:10
You have not voted on this poll.
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Should a translator send only half of the work done until getting paid (the full invoice)?
By INES Reisch - featured on May 30
You have not voted on this poll.
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Have you ever refused to work again for a specific client?
By Elodie Bonnafous - featured on May 29
You have not voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (17)] [View this poll]

How did you mainly learn your source language(s)?
By anonymous - featured on May 28
Studied it/took classes 53.0%
Exchange program/lived abroad 15.1%
Grew up in a bilingual situation 10.5%
Other - N/A 9.7%
Reading/self taught 7.1%
Married into it 4.6%
863 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think your name influences clients in choosing your services?
By Anne-Sophie Cardinal - featured on May 27
You have not voted on this poll.
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How many of your clients do not require the use of CAT tools?
By Marcela Greco Laniella - featured on May 26
Less than half 31.2%
More than half 29.4%
Other - N/A 14.4%
They all require CAT tools 13.4%
Half of them 11.6%
960 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (32)] [View this poll]

Who should be in charge of using an OCR tool to prepare the source text for translation?
By Amanda DesJardins - featured on May 25
The project manager 68.6%
Other - N/A 16.3%
The end client 8.4%
The translator 6.7%
882 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which of these attributes do you mainly look for in a translation company?
By Mike Hunter - featured on May 24
Good payment rates 42.9%
Regular work 20.9%
Other - N/A 11.5%
Company reputation 10.6%
Interesting projects 4.0%
Large volume projects 3.8%
I don't work for translation companies 3.3%
Easy communication 3.1%
1029 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (26)] [View this poll]

I can't translate without...
By anonymous - featured on May 23
Other - N/A 38.3%
Coffee 25.4%
Water 23.7%
Tea 12.6%
780 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (18)] [View this poll]

Rush jobs - love 'em or hate 'em?
By Oliver Lawrence - featured on May 22
Hate 'em 52.0%
Other - N/A 25.1%
Love 'em 12.8%
I never accept 'em 10.2%
650 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (13)] [View this poll]

Have you ever entrusted a third-party mailing service to send out your CV?
By Julian Holmes - featured on May 21
You have not voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (15)] [View this poll]

If you were reborn, would you like to be a linguist/translator again?
By Basit Ijaz - featured on May 20
Yes 38.7%
Perhaps 35.9%
No 20.1%
Other - N/A 5.4%
1062 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (31)] [View this poll]

I am a translator based in...
By HERLANIO FERNANDES - featured on May 19
Europe 68.6%
North America 10.8%
Asia 9.8%
South America 8.0%
Africa 1.2%
Oceania 1.1%
Central America 0.5%
1097 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (21)] [View this poll]

Have you ever used money transfer websites to avoid bank fees on foreign currency payments received?
By Ed Ashley - featured on May 18
No 47.2%
Yes 35.7%
Other - N/A 8.6%
I have a foreign currency bank account 6.4%
I didn't know I paid bank fees 2.0%
915 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (13)] [View this poll]

Are you good at other subjects, besides languages?
By Francesca Battaglia - featured on May 17
Yes 62.0%
More or less 26.1%
No 8.0%
Other - N/A 3.9%
1033 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (20)] [View this poll]

If you could change your working language pair(s), which of these would you choose?
By anonymous - featured on May 16
Other - N/A 25.1%
A more "lucrative" language pair 24.9%
A language pair you always wanted to learn 20.1%
A language pair with less competition 19.8%
A rare language pair 7.3%
A more "prestigious" language pair 2.8%
772 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you vary your rates according to the client's country?
By Natalia Pedrosa - featured on May 15
Yes 48.2%
No 40.9%
Other - N/A 10.9%
679 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (22)] [View this poll]

If you do test translations, how often do you get the results for them?
By Djana Surkovic - featured on May 14
Sometimes 26.2%
Often 21.4%
Rarely 21.0%
Always 13.6%
Other - N/A 11.4%
Never 6.4%
942 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (11)] [View this poll]

What do you think about working at home?
By Bora Tasdemir - featured on May 13
I love it 55.4%
It's OK for me 22.1%
Sometimes it's boring 12.9%
I'd rather work in an office 4.9%
Other - N/A 3.5%
I don't like it 1.2%
1089 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (21)] [View this poll]

If you receive a large translation project that you can't handle on your own, you...
By Margareth Santos - featured on May 12
Negotiate the delivery date and do it on your own 53.7%
Contact a colleague you've worked with before 21.6%
Don't accept the job 15.9%
Other - N/A 8.1%
Search for a translator online 0.7%
971 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (18)] [View this poll]

In your experience, which is the least busy day of the week, excluding the weekend?
By anonymous - featured on May 11
Monday 35.0%
Other - N/A 33.0%
Friday 15.9%
Wednesday 6.3%
Tuesday 6.1%
Thursday 3.7%
902 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (23)] [View this poll]

Have you ever lost a client because they retired or went out of business?
By Muriel Vasconcellos - featured on May 10
No, never 48.7%
Yes, once or twice 38.5%
Other - N/A 9.0%
Yes, many times 3.9%
935 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (16)] [View this poll]

Which social network is making a professional impact for you?
By Mario Chavez - featured on May 9
ProZ.com 56.5%
Other - N/A 24.3%
LinkedIn 11.1%
Facebook 3.8%
XING 2.2%
Twitter 1.9%
Tumbler 0.1%
736 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (20)] [View this poll]

Have you ever been diagnosed with Cumulative Trauma Disorder because of excessive typing?
By Isabel Fernandez - featured on May 8
No 89.8%
Other - N/A 6.6%
Yes 3.6%
605 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (10)] [View this poll]

Have you ever felt tempted to give up your job as a translator/interpreter?
By Irène Guinez - featured on May 7
No, never 45.5%
Yes, once or twice 32.7%
Yes, many times 17.6%
Other - N/A 4.2%
857 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (13)] [View this poll]

How many hours do you usually spend online in a working day?
By Nitin Goyal - featured on May 6
8 to 12 hours 42.4%
4 to 8 hours 31.3%
> 12 hours 15.8%
< 4 hours 6.6%
Other - N/A 3.9%
918 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (13)] [View this poll]

Do you think that translation memories and term bases make your brain and memory "lazy"?
By Jitka Komarkova (Mgr.) - featured on May 5
No 57.3%
Maybe 24.9%
Yes 12.5%
Other - N/A 5.3%
976 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (20)] [View this poll]

How has your business been during the last 90 days compared to your average?
By anonymous - featured on May 4
About the same 37.7%
Less busy 29.4%
Busier 28.2%
Other - N/A 4.7%
1017 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (13)] [View this poll]

What do you dislike the most about working as a freelancer?
By Nicole Blanc - featured on May 3
Other - N/A 25.0%
Trying to recover unpaid fees 24.6%
Arguing about rates 20.4%
Administrative or office work 16.3%
Tackling technical failures 11.0%
Understanding the client's claims 2.6%
951 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (20)] [View this poll]

How do you like to relax after a hard day's work? By...
By anonymous - featured on May 2
Watching TV 21.1%
Other - N/A 19.8%
Spending time with family/friends 18.1%
Sleeping 12.0%
Going out 11.3%
Reading 8.8%
Playing sports 7.7%
Getting a massage 1.2%
736 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (21)] [View this poll]

Have you ever delivered a translation in the wrong language?
By Rosa Enciso - featured on May 1
No, never 91.1%
Yes, once or twice 5.2%
Other - N/A 3.1%
Yes, many times 0.6%
686 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (18)] [View this poll]

When you need to buy new hardware for your office/workstation, how do you usually choose?
By Francesca Battaglia - featured on Apr 30
I do a price/quality analysis 26.0%
I research online 25.8%
I ask friends/family/colleagues for advice 19.2%
I tend to purchase within a specific brand 11.1%
Other - N/A 10.2%
I let the shop expert advise me 7.7%
840 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (16)] [View this poll]

Do you think that reviewers should be asked to sign a professional code of ethics?
By Alexander Schleber - featured on Apr 29
Yes 38.6%
No 36.3%
Other - N/A 25.1%
857 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (21)] [View this poll]

Are you in a situation in which a single client accounts for a significant part of your income?
By Alan Corbo, CT - featured on Apr 28
Yes 48.4%
No 45.3%
Other - N/A 6.2%
1059 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (20)] [View this poll]

Do you usually suffer from migraines as a result of your work?
By Mohammed Fahim - featured on Apr 27
No 80.4%
Yes 11.7%
Other - N/A 7.9%
1039 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (15)] [View this poll]

On average, how long does it take you to translate 1000 words in your primary language combination?
By Mary Worby - featured on Apr 26
Between 2 and 3 hours 35.8%
Between 1 and 2 hours 32.4%
> 4 hours 14.9%
Other - N/A 10.1%
< 1 hour 6.8%
1094 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (25)] [View this poll]

What's the best professional decision you've ever made?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 25
To become a freelancer 41.6%
Other - N/A 18.9%
To join ProZ.com 13.6%
To specialize in a field 11.0%
To buy a CAT tool 8.5%
To search for direct clients 5.2%
To get an accountant/lawyer 1.2%
772 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (9)] [View this poll]

How many projects did you complete last year?
By Dmitrie Highduke - featured on Apr 24
< 100 33.6%
Between 101 and 300 25.2%
Other - N/A 19.3%
Between 301 and 500 11.0%
> 701 6.0%
Between 501 and 700 4.9%
670 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (23)] [View this poll]

Which is the ideal project size?
By Marinus Vesseur - featured on Apr 23
Between 1,001 and 4,000 words 26.5%
It depends 23.0%
Between 4,001 and 9,000 words 19.5%
Between 9,001 and 14,000 words 10.0%
> 20,001 words 9.5%
Between 14,001 and 20,000 words 5.5%
< 1,000 words 4.3%
Other - N/A 1.6%
923 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (16)] [View this poll]

If available, do you use the localized version of ProZ.com in your native language?
By Erik Hansson - featured on Apr 22
No 65.0%
Yes 23.0%
Other - N/A 12.0%
932 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (13)] [View this poll]

In my household, we speak
By anonymous - featured on Apr 21
Our common first language 58.4%
Other - N/A 17.9%
My spouse's/partner's language 16.5%
A second language we have in common 6.1%
A third language we have in common 1.0%
979 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (26)] [View this poll]

"Translators are naturally pedantic and obsessive."
By Mark Nathan - featured on Apr 20
I don't agree 43.3%
I partially agree 41.0%
I completely agree 9.1%
Other - N/A 6.6%
1042 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (29)] [View this poll]

Do your rates differ depending on project size?
By Jorge Herran - featured on Apr 19
No 55.0%
Yes 31.9%
Other - N/A 13.1%
1011 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (26)] [View this poll]

Have you ever been ashamed of a translation you made?
By Maria Tulbure - featured on Apr 18
Yes, once or twice 46.8%
No, never 43.1%
Other - N/A 5.7%
Yes, many times 4.4%
812 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (22)] [View this poll]

Do you have insurance for your work equipment (PCs, printers, etc.)?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 17
No 80.1%
Yes 15.2%
Other - N/A 4.7%
703 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (13)] [View this poll]

When do you usually work?
By Katrin Klincker-Kroth - featured on Apr 16
All day long 49.2%
It depends 30.0%
In the morning 9.1%
In the evening 5.7%
At night 3.9%
Other - N/A 2.0%
996 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (15)] [View this poll]

Do you use Pinterest to promote your business?
By TB CommuniCAT - featured on Apr 15
No 71.9%
What is Pinterest? 25.0%
Yes 2.0%
Other - N/A 1.2%
1041 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (22)] [View this poll]

In your country, is translation considered one of the most respectable fields of study?
By samah A. fattah - featured on Apr 14
No 77.8%
Other - N/A 14.7%
Yes 7.5%
1087 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (38)] [View this poll]

Have you received more translation job offers since you purchased CAT tool(s)?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 13
Yes, definitely 32.6%
No, not really 28.2%
I don't use CAT tools 14.5%
I don't know 13.9%
Other - N/A 10.8%
1007 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (17)] [View this poll]

Do you find that 'fuzzies' take as much time as 'no match' segments to translate?
By Mikolaj Korzistka - featured on Apr 12
Yes, sometimes 66.9%
Yes, always 13.8%
Other - N/A 12.7%
No, never 6.6%
994 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (13)] [View this poll]

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