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When you are assigned with a proofreading task, how many times do you check the translation?
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From where do you operate your business?
By tilakahuja - featured on 08:10
From an office in my home 50.6%
In another room in my home 35.8%
A combination of the above 6.4%
From an office outside of my home 3.4%
Other - N/A 2.5%
In a shared office space 1.1%
In a public place (cafe, library, etc.) 0.3%
1361 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ever use Wikipedia in your work as a translator?
By Susana E. Cano Méndez - featured on Sep 30
Yes, among many other resources 76.6%
Yes, but as a last resort 12.4%
No, never 5.9%
Yes, before any other source of terminology 3.4%
Other - N/A 1.7%
1357 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever by mistake emailed something to the wrong client?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 29
No 66.1%
Yes, once or twice 31.9%
Yes, several times 1.1%
Other - N/A 1.0%
929 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When you're working, do you talk to your computer?
By DianeGM - featured on Sep 28
No 51.4%
Yes, sometimes 20.0%
Yes, rarely 19.3%
Yes, often 8.1%
Other - N/A 1.2%
802 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you usually receive job-related enquiries from potential clients?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 27
From time to time 40.4%
Fairly often 31.6%
Rarely 12.8%
Very often 11.5%
Other - N/A 3.7%
988 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have to translate informal language and slang as part of your work?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 26
Yes, but rarely 44.4%
Yes, from time to time 24.8%
No, never 23.1%
Yes, often/always 5.7%
Other - N/A 2.1%
1170 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you usually set out-of-office replies if you're away from your desk for less than one day?
By Maciej Burak - featured on Sep 25
No 80.5%
Yes 14.2%
Other - N/A 5.3%
1193 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you communicate with clients on the phone?
By Jerome Duquene - featured on Sep 24
Yes, with one or two clients 31.2%
Yes, with some of them 30.0%
No 27.7%
Yes, with many/all of them 7.9%
Other - N/A 3.2%
1241 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many clients are you currently working with?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 23
> 5 38.9%
3 14.7%
2 11.3%
4 9.7%
1 8.0%
5 6.6%
None 5.3%
Other - N/A 5.3%
1235 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which is more challenging?
By Firas Allouzi - featured on Sep 22
I only perform one of these services 56.9%
Interpreting 26.4%
Both are equally challenging 10.0%
Translating 3.8%
Other - N/A 3.0%
979 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When you see a poor translation, for example on a website/in a manual, do you let the company know?
By Mette Melchior - featured on Sep 21
No 64.0%
Yes, sometimes 28.2%
Other - N/A 5.2%
Yes, always 2.6%
730 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In comparison to a paid job, how much time do you usually spend on an unpaid sample translation?
By Mykola Khandoga - featured on Sep 20
Same amount of time as a paid job 40.0%
I don't provide free sample translations 21.0%
A bit more time than a paid job 17.4%
Less time than a paid job 11.2%
Other - N/A 6.8%
Much more time than a paid job 3.6%
990 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever attended any translation-related conferences or events?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 19
Yes, one or two 29.3%
Yes, several 25.3%
No, but I'd like to 22.8%
No, and I don't plan to 20.4%
Other - N/A 2.3%
1189 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you still use paper dictionaries?
By Elodie Bonnafous - featured on Sep 18
Yes, but rarely 33.1%
Yes, from time to time 26.7%
No 22.2%
Yes, often 17.1%
Other - N/A 1.0%
1255 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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On average, how long do you translate before taking a break?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 17
1 - 2 hours 30.5%
45 minutes - 1 hour 21.1%
2 - 3 hours 15.5%
Other - N/A 10.5%
30 - 45 minutes 9.3%
15 - 30 minutes 4.9%
3 - 4 hours 4.1%
> 4 hours 3.1%
< 15 minutes 1.1%
1220 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which operating system do you use?
By Monika Rozwarzewska - featured on Sep 16
Windows 7 47.8%
Windows 8 21.7%
Windows XP 10.0%
A combination of the above 8.5%
Mac OS X 6.1%
Windows Vista 4.5%
Linux 0.6%
Other - N/A 0.5%
Mac OS 0.2%
1335 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Has being a translator made you see things from a different point of view?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 15
Yes, definitely 34.8%
Yes, perhaps 33.1%
No, not really 24.3%
Other - N/A 4.8%
No, definitely not 2.9%
933 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are there fads in the translation/interpretation profession?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 14
I don't know 36.5%
Yes, perhaps 26.6%
Yes, definitely 18.5%
No, not really 14.2%
Other - N/A 3.6%
No, definitely not 0.6%
647 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think that the translator teaching/training in your country is good?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 13
Yes, to a point 31.6%
Other - N/A 22.4%
No, not really 20.6%
Yes, definitely 18.7%
No, definitely not 6.7%
974 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ever accept projects without reviewing them first?
By Milena Taylor - featured on Sep 12
Yes, sometimes 27.1%
Yes, but rarely 27.1%
No 25.4%
Yes, frequently 17.9%
Other - N/A 2.5%
1216 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have weekdays without a job even though you want to work?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 11
Yes, sometimes 37.8%
Yes, often 22.1%
Yes, rarely 21.2%
No 16.5%
Other - N/A 2.4%
1229 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you do when you run out of time to complete a project?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 10
Ask for an extension of the deadline 44.7%
This has never happened to me 41.8%
Other - N/A 6.5%
Ask a colleague for help 5.4%
Deliver what I have done so far 1.5%
1176 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you work on projects that are divided among multiple translators?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 9
Yes, but rarely 44.5%
Yes, sometimes 40.4%
No, never 10.4%
Yes, always/most of the time 3.1%
Other - N/A 1.6%
1223 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What kind of computer do you use for work?
By Monika Coulson - featured on Sep 8
PC laptop 42.1%
PC desktop 33.2%
A combination of the above 16.2%
Mac laptop 4.3%
Mac desktop 2.9%
Other - N/A 1.3%
1026 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think working as a freelancer is enough to earn a good living?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 7
Yes, to a point 44.9%
Yes, definitely 35.1%
No 16.9%
Other - N/A 3.2%
853 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Does the use of social networking sites affect your work?
By Ikram Mahyuddin - featured on Sep 6
No 57.5%
Yes, somewhat 26.2%
Yes, definitely 9.5%
Other - N/A 6.8%
1056 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you generally satisfied with the rates your clients pay?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 5
Yes, somewhat 64.5%
No 20.0%
Yes, definitely 12.7%
Other - N/A 2.9%
1151 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you enjoy your work?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 4
Yes, most of the time 77.9%
Yes, sometimes 18.6%
No 2.3%
Other - N/A 1.3%
1238 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ever forget to include attachments when delivering your work by email?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 3
Yes, but rarely 61.6%
No, never 21.7%
Yes, sometimes 13.8%
Other - N/A 1.6%
Yes, often 1.3%
1237 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you request a formal purchase order before starting a project?
By DDM - featured on Sep 2
Yes, sometimes 42.0%
Yes, always 27.2%
No 26.0%
Other - N/A 4.8%
1188 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you could do it all over again, would you still choose to be a translator/interpreter?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 1
Yes 69.0%
No 17.0%
Other - N/A 14.0%
955 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do your clients usually compliment your work?
By Gabriela Daniela Ardeleanu - featured on Aug 31
Yes, at time 57.7%
No 19.5%
Yes, often 18.7%
Other - N/A 4.2%
815 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you organize your TMs?
By Elodie Bonnafous - featured on Aug 30
Combination of the above 24.8%
By client 15.7%
I don't use TMs 15.1%
By language pair 13.1%
I don't organize my TMs 10.9%
By field/subject 9.8%
By project 7.2%
Other - N/A 2.7%
By date 0.7%
992 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you the main breadwinner in your home?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 29
Yes 53.7%
No 37.4%
Other - N/A 8.9%
1135 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you listen to music while working?
By Sindy Cremer - featured on Aug 28
No 48.1%
Yes, sometimes 40.9%
Yes, always 9.9%
Other - N/A 1.1%
1193 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What matters more to your clients: value (price) or quality?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 27
Both equally 49.1%
Quality 22.1%
Value (price) 21.2%
Other - N/A 7.6%
1111 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you met any of your clients in person?
By tilakahuja - featured on Aug 26
Yes, one or two 51.6%
No 29.8%
Yes, many of them 17.5%
Other - N/A 1.1%
1223 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you study linguistics in your spare time?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 25
No 67.5%
Yes 24.0%
Other - N/A 8.5%
908 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever used a typewriter for working on your translations?
By Oleg Delendyk - featured on Aug 24
No 78.8%
Yes 19.2%
Other - N/A 2.0%
858 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In how many currencies do you accept payment?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 23
Two 33.3%
Three 32.1%
One 19.3%
Four 7.5%
Five or more 3.9%
Other - N/A 3.9%
1096 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many invoices do you typically send each month?
By Sandrine Zérouali - featured on Aug 22
1 - 5 51.9%
6 - 10 25.4%
Other - N/A 9.0%
11 - 15 7.9%
> 16 5.8%
1144 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Who do you consider to be your best clients?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 21
International agencies 42.4%
Direct, private companies 26.4%
Domestic agencies 14.6%
Other - N/A 10.3%
Organizations 2.3%
Public institutions 2.2%
Publishing houses 1.9%
1151 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ever receive job requests with very flexible deadlines?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 20
Yes, but rarely 42.0%
Yes, sometimes 38.3%
No 9.7%
Yes, often 8.4%
Other - N/A 1.5%
1231 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use/trust cloud services to store your data?
By Textklick - featured on Aug 19
No 62.9%
Yes 28.1%
Other - N/A 9.0%
1181 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you still planing to continue to work as a translator/interpreter beyond retirement age?
By Rudolf Frans Maulany - featured on Aug 18
Yes, part-time 44.0%
Yes, full-time 26.3%
Other - N/A 15.5%
No 14.2%
924 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you optimistic about the future of the translation industry?
By Alan Corbo, CT - featured on Aug 17
Yes, somewhat 40.9%
Yes, definitely 36.9%
No 17.4%
Other - N/A 4.8%
834 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many language pairs do you work in?
By Rudolf Frans Maulany - featured on Aug 16
2 36.3%
1 28.9%
3 18.5%
4 7.7%
5 or more 7.7%
Other - N/A 1.0%
1028 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you usually work "normal" business hours?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 15
Yes, most of the time 42.5%
No, usually not 40.4%
No, never 9.2%
Yes, always 4.7%
Other - N/A 3.1%
1143 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use a smartphone for work-related tasks?
By Daniel Pestana - featured on Aug 14
Yes 51.1%
No, and I don't plan to 34.3%
No, but I'd like to 9.3%
Other - N/A 5.4%
1118 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever volunteered your services as a mentor?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 13
No, and I don't plan to 58.6%
Yes 18.5%
No, but I'd like to 13.3%
Other - N/A 9.7%
1056 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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