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Have you ever attended any translation-related conferences or events?
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Do you still use paper dictionaries?
By Elodie Bonnafous - featured on Sep 18
Yes, but rarely 32.6%
Yes, from time to time 26.5%
No 22.5%
Yes, often 17.4%
Other - N/A 0.9%
1204 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 30.4%
45 minutes - 1 hour 21.4%
2 - 3 hours 15.7%
Other - N/A 10.6%
30 - 45 minutes 9.2%
15 - 30 minutes 4.8%
3 - 4 hours 3.9%
> 4 hours 2.9%
< 15 minutes 1.1%
1179 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 48.1%
Windows 8 21.6%
Windows XP 10.0%
A combination of the above 8.5%
Mac OS X 6.1%
Windows Vista 4.3%
Linux 0.6%
Other - N/A 0.5%
Mac OS 0.2%
1300 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 34.9%
Yes, perhaps 33.2%
No, not really 24.1%
Other - N/A 4.9%
No, definitely not 3.0%
898 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 36.6%
Yes, perhaps 26.3%
Yes, definitely 18.2%
No, not really 14.5%
Other - N/A 3.7%
No, definitely not 0.6%
620 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 22.6%
No, not really 20.8%
Yes, definitely 18.5%
No, definitely not 6.5%
948 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 27.4%
Yes, but rarely 26.5%
No 25.5%
Yes, frequently 18.0%
Other - N/A 2.5%
1192 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 37.7%
Yes, often 22.3%
Yes, rarely 21.0%
No 16.6%
Other - N/A 2.4%
1208 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 44.6%
This has never happened to me 41.7%
Other - N/A 6.6%
Ask a colleague for help 5.5%
Deliver what I have done so far 1.6%
1158 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 44.4%
Yes, sometimes 40.4%
No, never 10.5%
Yes, always/most of the time 3.2%
Other - N/A 1.7%
1204 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 33.1%
A combination of the above 16.4%
Mac laptop 4.2%
Mac desktop 3.0%
Other - N/A 1.3%
1008 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 44.6%
Yes, definitely 35.1%
No 17.1%
Other - N/A 3.2%
835 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 9.6%
Other - N/A 6.8%
1046 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 64.9%
No 19.7%
Yes, definitely 12.6%
Other - N/A 2.8%
1139 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 2.2%
Other - N/A 1.3%
1226 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 21.6%
Yes, sometimes 13.9%
Other - N/A 1.6%
Yes, often 1.3%
1228 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 42.1%
Yes, always 27.1%
No 26.0%
Other - N/A 4.8%
1177 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 16.9%
Other - N/A 14.1%
942 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 57.4%
No 19.5%
Yes, often 18.9%
Other - N/A 4.2%
800 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 24.5%
By client 15.7%
I don't use TMs 15.2%
By language pair 13.2%
I don't organize my TMs 11.0%
By field/subject 9.8%
By project 7.1%
Other - N/A 2.7%
By date 0.7%
982 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 53.9%
No 37.2%
Other - N/A 8.9%
1127 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 40.8%
Yes, always 10.0%
Other - N/A 1.1%
1185 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 49.0%
Quality 22.3%
Value (price) 21.2%
Other - N/A 7.6%
1105 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 29.6%
Yes, many of them 17.6%
Other - N/A 1.2%
1216 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 67.7%
Yes 23.9%
Other - N/A 8.4%
900 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 78.7%
Yes 19.3%
Other - N/A 2.0%
850 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 33.0%
Three 32.3%
One 19.3%
Four 7.5%
Five or more 3.9%
Other - N/A 3.9%
1090 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 51.8%
6 - 10 25.4%
Other - N/A 9.1%
11 - 15 7.8%
> 16 5.8%
1136 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 26.2%
Domestic agencies 14.7%
Other - N/A 10.3%
Organizations 2.3%
Public institutions 2.2%
Publishing houses 1.9%
1143 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 41.9%
Yes, sometimes 38.4%
No 9.7%
Yes, often 8.5%
Other - N/A 1.5%
1224 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 28.0%
Other - N/A 9.0%
1174 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 44.1%
Yes, full-time 26.4%
Other - N/A 15.3%
No 14.1%
913 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 37.0%
No 17.3%
Other - N/A 4.7%
826 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 36.2%
1 28.8%
3 18.7%
4 7.8%
5 or more 7.6%
Other - N/A 1.0%
1018 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 42.3%
No, usually not 40.6%
No, never 9.2%
Yes, always 4.8%
Other - N/A 3.2%
1134 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 51.2%
No, and I don't plan to 34.3%
No, but I'd like to 9.2%
Other - N/A 5.3%
1111 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 13.2%
Other - N/A 9.7%
1049 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which payment method do you prefer?
By tilakahuja - featured on Aug 12
Bank transfer 72.2%
PayPal 16.2%
Skrill/Moneybookers 4.7%
Check 3.8%
Other - N/A 3.1%
1225 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever tried to make a translation without your CAT tool to check if it's better?
By Mario Freitas - featured on Aug 11
No 48.5%
Yes 23.4%
I don't use CAT tools 18.4%
Other - N/A 9.7%
897 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Does your workload affect your sleep?
By Claudia Alvis - featured on Aug 10
Yes, somewhat 40.8%
No 33.0%
Yes, definitely 23.2%
Other - N/A 3.0%
779 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you manage your accounting/invoicing?
By ArtefactHT - featured on Aug 9
I do it myself with manual tools 64.0%
I work with an accountant 14.9%
I do it myself using accounting software 12.4%
Other - N/A 8.6%
1031 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Does your workflow decrease during the summer?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 8
No, it stays the same 30.7%
Yes, somewhat 28.3%
No, it increases 17.9%
Other - N/A 11.7%
Yes, drastically 11.4%
1107 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have any alternative source(s) of income other than translation?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 7
No 58.4%
Yes 37.5%
Other - N/A 4.1%
1205 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you a translator by education?
By Mihaela Buruiana - featured on Aug 6
Yes 49.7%
No 45.1%
Other - N/A 5.2%
1207 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever received negative feedback from your clients?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 5
Yes, once or twice 50.1%
No 30.2%
Yes, a few times 15.7%
Other - N/A 3.9%
1081 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever received a proofreading report on a work of yours and found it unfair?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 4
Yes, once or twice 47.4%
Yes, a few times 26.3%
No 22.3%
Other - N/A 3.9%
940 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is your biggest concern when you get back from a vacation?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 3
I have no concerns 29.9%
Finding a new job to work on 22.0%
Responding to emails 18.0%
Concentrating on working 16.6%
Other - N/A 11.6%
Ensuring usual quality of translation 1.9%
805 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many times do you review your finished translation before delivery?
By Maria Mizguireva - featured on Aug 2
Once 38.2%
Twice 35.8%
Three times 10.2%
Other - N/A 8.9%
Four or more times 4.1%
I don't review it 2.8%
1109 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you delete all documents after delivering a project to your client?
By Yetta J Bogarde - featured on Aug 1
No 74.4%
Yes, but only if the client asks 15.7%
Other - N/A 3.9%
Yes, sometimes 3.5%
Yes, always 2.5%
1215 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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On average, how long do your clients stick with you?
By Natalia Pedrosa - featured on Jul 31
> 5 years 39.6%
Other - N/A 25.5%
3 - 5 years 10.9%
2 - 3 years 9.5%
1 - 2 years 6.8%
< 6 months 3.9%
6 months - 1 year 3.9%
1037 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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