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What will you do to celebrate International Translation Day (September 30th)?
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Do you have a social network account that connects you with other translators?
By Hikmat - featured on Sep 29
No 48.1%
Yes 46.2%
Other - N/A 5.7%
1046 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In your opinion, which factor is the most important when selecting a CPD course?
By Angus Stewart - featured on Sep 28
I don't undertake CPD 40.7%
Subject matter 22.3%
Other - N/A 13.8%
Course accreditation 6.7%
Reputation (of course provider) 6.1%
Online availability 4.7%
Cost 2.7%
Location (if attending in person) 1.9%
Time 1.1%
824 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In your opinion, which of these combinations is better to be more successful in your business?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 27
Depends on your languages/specialisations 35.7%
Fewer languages, more specialisations 25.0%
Fewer languages, fewer specialisations 14.2%
More languages, more specialisations 11.4%
Other - N/A 7.4%
More languages, fewer specialisations 6.2%
1008 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What aspect of the profession do you find most frustrating?
By Giuseppina Gatta, MA (Hons) - featured on Sep 26
Lowering rates 26.8%
Non-paying clients 19.4%
Other - N/A 15.0%
Hardware/software/PC problems 11.5%
Stress 10.1%
Too many taxes 9.0%
Unrewarding jobs 8.2%
833 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you listen to the radio while working?
By Norman Buhagiar - featured on Sep 25
No 65.7%
Yes 24.6%
Other - N/A 9.7%
731 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Can specialising in a field of translation lead to complacency in acquiring new knowledge?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 24
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Have you ever tried the Bates method (improving eyesight naturally) to improve your eyesight?
By Abdelmonem Samir - featured on Sep 23
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Do you use MT (Machine translation) in your work?
By Christopher & Rozilene Frye - featured on Sep 22
No, never 59.8%
Yes, occasionally 22.6%
Yes, most of the time 8.8%
Yes, always 5.8%
Other - N/A 3.0%
1025 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What part of your household income comes from your freelance activities?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 21
More than 80% 44.0%
From 50% to 80% 19.7%
From 30% to 50% 17.2%
From 10% to 30% 12.7%
Less than 10% 6.5%
987 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you do to keep your back healthy during intense periods of work?
By Hege Jakobsen Lepri - featured on Sep 20
I exercise regularly 38.5%
I do nothing 29.5%
Other - N/A 13.2%
I've made my workspace ergonomicly sound 12.8%
I get massages/physiotherapy 6.0%
1002 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Did you reduce your work load when on parental leave?
By Jitka Komarkova (Mgr.) - featured on Sep 19
I've never been on parental leave 62.1%
Yes, to a great extent 11.7%
Other - N/A 11.1%
Yes, somewhat 9.0%
No, not at all 3.7%
Very little 2.4%
736 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When asked by a client how many words of a large project you can translate, you...
By anonymous - featured on Sep 18
Quote 100% of your daily capacity 31.7%
Leave 50% free for other possible work 24.6%
Leave 25% free for other possible work 22.3%
Other - N/A 21.4%
695 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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As a translator, do you prefer foreign movies to be dubbed or subtitled?
By Ikram Mahyuddin - featured on Sep 17
Subtitled 76.2%
Dubbed 13.0%
Other - N/A 10.9%
902 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In which format do you usually issue your invoices?
By M. Laut - featured on Sep 16
PDF document 67.2%
Word document 19.0%
Excel document 6.8%
Other - N/A 5.9%
Simple text in an email 1.1%
1032 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Income tax: how much do you have to pay in your country of residence?
By Michael Harris - featured on Sep 15
From 20% to 29% 35.0%
From 1% to 19% 29.2%
From 30% to 40% 15.9%
I'm exempted from taxes 10.4%
More than 41% 9.5%
931 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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"Early exposure to a foreign language may disrupt the acquisition of the first one". Do you agree?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 14
No 56.3%
It depends 19.3%
I'm not sure 14.0%
Yes 8.1%
Other - N/A 2.4%
1017 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you put off important financial decisions because of the uncertainty of being a freelancer?
By Alan Corbo, CT - featured on Sep 13
Yes, sometimes 41.9%
No, never 33.8%
Yes, many times 17.4%
Other - N/A 6.9%
979 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which part of the computer is more important to you regarding your work as a translator?
By Ahmad Hosseinzadeh - featured on Sep 12
Other - N/A 35.8%
Monitor 23.2%
RAM 15.1%
Hard disk 14.4%
CPU 11.5%
710 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ask your clients to share the proofread version of documents you've translated?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 11
No, never 54.5%
Yes, sometimes 28.8%
Other - N/A 11.2%
Yes, always 5.5%
615 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is your eating pattern ever affected when you are working on a big and stressful project?
By Anne-Sophie Cardinal - featured on Sep 10
Yes, sometimes 53.4%
Yes, always 22.0%
No, never 21.5%
Other - N/A 3.2%
856 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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For those who work in-house, what do you like the most about it?
By Angus Stewart - featured on Sep 9
I don't work in-house 79.1%
Periodic payment (Salary) 8.6%
Other - N/A 7.7%
Work colleagues 2.3%
Regular working hours 2.2%
856 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In your opinion, translation bloggers...
By Leon Hunter - featured on Sep 8
Other - N/A 36.8%
Make an interesting contribution 27.7%
Are too full of themselves 18.2%
Help us to improve translators' visibility 10.7%
Frequently know too little about translation 6.6%
819 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If a CAT tool has increased your revenues, it is because...
By Hugo Martínez Andrade - featured on Sep 7
You now accept more projects 44.3%
Other - N/A 34.9%
I don't use CAT tools 18.0%
The rate is higher now 2.7%
911 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you replace your paper (book-form) dictionaries?
By Ulrike MacKay - featured on Sep 6
I don't use printed dictionaries anymore 42.8%
I don't replace them 35.4%
Every 5 to 10 years (if available) 6.8%
Other - N/A 5.4%
Every 3 to 5 years (if available) 4.9%
After more than 10 years 3.9%
I get every new edition that comes out 0.7%
964 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is September a slow month for you?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 5
No 48.8%
I don't know 33.6%
Yes 11.7%
Other - N/A 6.0%
806 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you suffer from hand related issues due to your work as a translator?
By Radek Lhotsky - featured on Sep 4
No 64.4%
Yes 27.2%
Other - N/A 8.5%
626 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you translate on Friday nights?
By MacLeod Cushing - featured on Sep 3
Only when it is necessary 41.0%
Yes, sometimes 32.0%
No, never 13.2%
Yes, always 10.1%
Other - N/A 3.8%
925 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever lost your inner peace because of a project?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 2
Yes, sometimes 52.8%
Yes, many times 23.5%
No, never 11.2%
Inner what? 8.8%
Other - N/A 3.8%
925 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Being a freelance translator has been ...
By Gianluca Marras - featured on Sep 1
the best job I could ever have 32.7%
a combination of the above 24.7%
just a job 12.3%
Other - N/A 10.6%
a second choice 10.1%
my dream since I was young 7.8%
a nightmare 1.7%
987 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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On average, how many books do you read?
By Anne-Sophie Cardinal - featured on Aug 31
One book every few months 26.7%
I don't have time to read 17.7%
One book a month 17.4%
One book every two weeks 12.6%
Other - N/A 10.5%
One book a week 7.6%
> than one book a week 7.4%
982 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How did you get your first translation job?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 30
Through a direct referral 41.3%
Through an online platform 26.7%
Other - N/A 22.7%
I don't know 4.1%
Through a social network 2.5%
I haven't gotten my first job yet 1.4%
Through my website 1.2%
995 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you provide your phone number to clients if requested?
By Thomas Johansson - featured on Aug 29
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Is there a language you would like to speak fluently but don't yet? (please share)
By polskiexpert - featured on Aug 28
Yes 84.3%
No 11.8%
Other - N/A 3.9%
611 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you inform potential clients you may not work with them if they have a low Blue Board score?
By Jenn Mercer - featured on Aug 27
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Do you ever take a day out to do administration work?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 26
No 60.2%
Yes 28.9%
Other - N/A 10.9%
890 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What has been your most effective strategy to get paid by very late payers?
By Oliver Lawrence - featured on Aug 25
Frequent emailing 33.8%
I've never had any very late payers 20.6%
Post an entry in their Blue Board 18.4%
Other - N/A 14.0%
Letter from lawyer/going to court 6.0%
Telephoning 5.9%
Using a debt recovery agency 1.4%
866 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you learned a language you have not been able to fully employ in your translation work?
By Alessandra Meregaglia - featured on Aug 24
Yes 63.9%
No 30.2%
Other - N/A 5.9%
886 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever learnt something by proofreading another translator's translation?
By Natalia Pedrosa - featured on Aug 23
Yes 83.1%
No 8.7%
Other - N/A 8.2%
978 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many holiday/vacation weeks do you usually take in a year?
By Mary Worby - featured on Aug 22
3 - 5 weeks 31.4%
1 - 2 weeks 27.0%
Other - N/A 17.8%
< 1 week 11.9%
5 - 8 weeks 8.8%
> 8 weeks 3.2%
749 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is it worthwhile having a Facebook page for your translation business?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 21
No 60.7%
Other - N/A 28.0%
Yes 11.4%
643 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you reply to mass emails from outsourcers?
By Gitte Hovedskov - featured on Aug 20
It depends 35.9%
Yes, sometimes 31.1%
No, never 27.7%
Yes, always 3.4%
Other - N/A 1.8%
874 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you stop being a freelancer if you were offered a permanent in-house position?
By Andrea Garfield-Barkworth - featured on Aug 19
No 55.5%
I'm not sure 30.4%
Yes 9.0%
Other - N/A 5.1%
1041 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you encourage your own children to learn other languages?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 18
Yes 48.3%
I don't have children 45.2%
Other - N/A 4.1%
No 2.4%
916 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you consider that ProZ.com has helped you to reach and get new clients?
By RosárioQuadros - featured on Aug 17
Yes, definitely 49.6%
Yes, to a certain extent 33.4%
No 14.4%
Other - N/A 2.6%
914 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you check your primary email?
By Tural Afandi - featured on Aug 16
Automatically 69.8%
A few times a day 23.7%
Other - N/A 5.1%
Once a day 0.9%
A few times in a week 0.5%
882 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Supposing there are no other factors involved, who gets your priority?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 15
A regular client 77.3%
A new client 10.6%
Other - N/A 10.2%
An irregular client 1.9%
644 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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August 13th is the International Left Handers Day. Are you right-handed or left-handed?
By Catharine Cellier-Smart - featured on Aug 14
Right-handed 84.0%
Left-handed 9.5%
Other - N/A 6.5%
631 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many hours on average do you usually work per day?
By Anton Borjesson - featured on Aug 13
Between 6 and 8 hours 32.2%
Between 8 and 10 hours 24.0%
Between 4 and 6 hours 17.0%
Between 10 and 12 hours 8.7%
Other - N/A 7.2%
Between 2 and 4 hours 5.9%
> than 12 hours 3.0%
< than 2 hours 1.9%
825 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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On average, how many jobs do you turn down due to your busy schedule?
By Bruno Depascale - featured on Aug 12
1 or 2 jobs per month 23.2%
> than 6 jobs per month 21.0%
I don't turn down jobs due to a busy schedule 18.2%
3 or 4 jobs per month 15.9%
Other - N/A 13.3%
5 or 6 jobs per month 8.4%
889 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What contingency plan do you have if your internet connection fails?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 11
I use a mobile phone as a modem 34.8%
I don't have a contingency plan 17.4%
I go to the local coffee shop or pub WiFi 16.4%
I have a back-up mobile WiFi device 14.1%
Other - N/A 11.6%
I use my neighbour's WiFi 5.7%
986 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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