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Do freelancers tend to be more neurotic than other professionals?
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What do you do when offered more work than you can handle?
By anonymous - featured on 08:10
Turn down the work 48.3%
Share the work with a colleague 16.3%
Other - N/A 10.4%
Recommend a colleague 10.3%
That's never happened to me 7.6%
Outsource it to someone else 7.1%
749 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many CAT tools do you use?
By Michaela Bittner - featured on Jan 21
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The project you are working on right now came from what type of client?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 20
A large translation company 32.2%
A small translation company 28.8%
An end client 18.4%
I'm not working on anything at the moment 14.9%
Other 4.3%
It's volunteer work 1.3%
1092 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much do you think your productivity is/would be affected by having children?
By Juan Arroyo Crejo - featured on Jan 19
A lot 52.5%
Moderately 30.3%
Other 10.9%
Not at all 6.3%
1098 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Since I started translating, my vision has...
By anonymous - featured on Jan 18
Deteriorated slightly 35.0%
Remained the same 34.3%
Deteriorated considerably 18.1%
Improved 8.3%
Other - N/A 4.3%
1121 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Can you concentrate if family or other people are in your vicinity while you are working?
By Susanna Martoni - featured on Jan 17
Yes, but it's not easy 50.8%
No 24.4%
Sure, no problem 20.4%
Other - N/A 4.4%
1219 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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On average, how many invoices do you send out per month?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 16
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Are you able to put a percentage of your translation earnings into savings?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 15
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What would solve your biggest concern at the moment?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 14
Money 37.4%
Time 12.5%
I don't have any concerns at the moment 11.8%
Health 10.5%
Work 8.8%
Other (please share) 8.2%
Love 7.1%
Leisure 2.1%
Company 1.6%
1054 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Of how many translation sites/resources are you a paid member?
By Berelis (Eng.) - featured on Jan 13
1 57.6%
None 21.3%
2 - 3 17.6%
Other 1.6%
4 - 6 1.5%
More than 6 0.4%
1158 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you stop working for meals?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 12
Yes, always 39.3%
Yes, unless there is something urgent 33.4%
Yes, usually 13.9%
Yes, sometimes 6.3%
No 5.4%
Other 1.7%
1225 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which of these most limits your productivity?
By Ricki Farn - featured on Jan 11
Text difficulty (research) 32.7%
Online distractions 16.3%
Boredom/monotony 10.6%
Offline distractions 8.6%
Health/tiredness/pain 7.7%
Other non-translation tasks (e.g. administrative) 7.0%
Other (please share) 6.4%
Typing speed 4.6%
None 3.6%
Hardware/software speed 2.5%
1229 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you rearrange your workspace?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 10
Never 22.9%
Maybe once a year 20.5%
Every few months or so 20.1%
Every few years 19.1%
I don't have a set workplace 9.4%
Other 8.0%
1139 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you place a limit on how much any one client can owe you at a time?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 9
No 46.7%
Only on some clients 17.3%
Yes 16.1%
No, but I've thought about it 11.2%
Other - N/A 8.8%
822 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think it is possible to be native speaker in two langauges?
By RBailleux - featured on Jan 8
Yes 72.5%
I am not sure 14.4%
No 11.9%
Other 1.2%
806 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you usually make a favorable first impression on people you meet?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 7
I wouldn't know 44.1%
Yes 42.8%
No 8.4%
Other 4.7%
892 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you a home owner (with or without a mortgage)?
By Sheila Wilson - featured on Jan 6
Yes, I own my own home 49.9%
No, but I'd like to be 17.5%
No, I prefer to rent 9.1%
Yes, more than one 8.9%
No, but a close relative/friend owns my home 7.0%
Other (please share) 5.0%
I'm a full-time nomad so I have no home 1.9%
I'm in a rent-to-buy scheme 0.7%
1062 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How ill would you need to be to push back a deadline?
By Chris S - featured on Jan 5
Hospitalised 38.0%
Flu 22.1%
Other 15.0%
Combination of the above 14.5%
Coma 7.3%
Hangover 1.8%
Cold 1.4%
993 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you know other translators in real life (i.e. met in person)?
By Natalie Soper - featured on Jan 4
Yes, a few 49.3%
Yes, many 34.3%
No 9.2%
Just one 6.2%
Other - N/A 1.1%
1102 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which is most commonly spoken in your home?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 3
Your target language 64.0%
Your source language 31.3%
A language that is neither your source nor target 4.7%
950 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is your ideal vacation?
By Dalibor Uhlik - featured on Jan 2
Other (please share) 25.3%
Lying on a beach 18.5%
Cottage or other holiday house 16.7%
Mountain hiking 10.1%
Just staying at home 9.5%
Backpacking, no itinerary 9.3%
Organized vacation stay through a travel agent 6.7%
An ocean cruise 4.0%
676 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you having/preparing a traditional meal for New Year's?
By Yetta J Bogarde - featured on Jan 1
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If I were looking for a collaborator, I would give priority to
By anonymous - featured on Dec 31, 2016
Reliability 42.0%
Experience 35.9%
Other - N/A 13.6%
Formal training 3.1%
Ability to work under pressure 2.4%
Their rates 1.7%
Availability 0.9%
Location 0.3%
869 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Will you be working on New Year's Day?
By Alan Corbo, CT - featured on Dec 30, 2016
No 47.6%
Not sure yet 26.7%
Yes 23.9%
Other 1.8%
1004 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Where do you work most often?
By Anthony Baldwin - featured on Dec 29, 2016
In a home office 58.5%
In a shared-purpose room at home 21.7%
With a laptop anywhere I want 12.5%
In an office/workplace away from home 5.4%
Other (please share) 1.8%
Outside 0.2%
1016 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you outsource any of your work?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 28, 2016
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In addition to translation work, do you currently hold a job not related to translation?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 27, 2016
No 59.2%
Yes, part time 15.3%
No, but I would consider it 13.4%
Yes, full time 9.0%
Other - N/A 3.1%
851 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you making any professional New Year's resolutions for 2017?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 26, 2016
No 35.0%
I told you yesterday I don't do resolutions 23.8%
Yes 23.3%
Not sure 15.5%
Other 2.4%
592 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Did you make any professional New Year's resolutions for 2016 that you kept?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 25, 2016
No 37.9%
I don't go in for that whole thing 35.0%
Yes 14.2%
Other 6.7%
Almost 6.2%
565 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you think you compare to other translators?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 24, 2016
I'm better than average 43.3%
I still need to learn a few things 16.7%
Never thought about it 14.1%
I'm about average 13.8%
Other 7.3%
No one can hold a candle to me 4.8%
838 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you sit on when you're translating?
By Mary Worby - featured on Dec 23, 2016
An ordinary office chair 51.4%
A state-of-the-art ergonomically designed chair 18.1%
A dining or other household chair 12.0%
It depends 8.6%
A sofa or armchair 4.1%
Other (please share) 3.3%
Nothing, I stand 1.7%
The floor 0.8%
975 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I prefer to communicate with my clients:
By anonymous - featured on Dec 22, 2016
By email 85.5%
It depends on the client 7.5%
It depends on the topic 2.4%
I have no preference 1.6%
By phone 1.4%
Other 0.7%
In person 0.5%
Via instant messaging 0.4%
1078 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you do about clients who have not contacted you in a while?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 21, 2016
Nothing 48.8%
Look for new clients and forget about it 23.0%
Send an email with an updated presentation/CV 15.6%
Other (please share) 8.5%
Give them a call 4.1%
996 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Apart from the art of translation, which other art is dominant in you?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 20, 2016
None 19.3%
Music 16.1%
Writing 16.0%
More than one of these 14.1%
Other (please share) 11.1%
Photography 7.1%
Knitting, embroidery 5.2%
Drawing/painting/sketching 4.8%
Theatre/Film making/Dance 3.8%
Paper crafts and arts 1.7%
Sculpture/pottery 0.8%
1047 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What's the main disadvantage of being a freelance translator?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 19, 2016
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If your income became 0, for how long would you be able to maintain your current lifestyle?
By Konstantin Kisin - featured on Dec 18, 2016
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My 2016 in translation has been
By anonymous - featured on Dec 17, 2016
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If you couldn't be a freelance translator, what other kind of freelancer would you be ?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 16, 2016
Other (please share) 26.7%
Writer/reporter/journalist 23.1%
Language teacher 21.8%
Medical professional 8.5%
Artist 8.5%
Legal professional 7.2%
Architect/Construction engineer 4.3%
1004 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you help in the creation of a tool that actually eliminates the need for human translation?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 15, 2016
No! 44.2%
The scenario will never be possible 31.7%
It depends... 10.6%
Yes! 5.2%
Other 5.1%
I already am! 3.2%
1077 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you send Christmas/New year presents or greetings to your clients?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 14, 2016
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Do you feel pressure to maintain or raise your income in comparison with last year?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 13, 2016
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Do you play language games, either for fun or to improve your skills?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 12, 2016
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What do you think is the latest age one should stop freelance translation?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 11, 2016
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For how long do you keep copies of projects you have completed?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 10, 2016
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Have you ever had a translation criticized by an obviously less experienced reviewer?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 9, 2016
Yes 64.3%
Possibly, I'm not sure 22.1%
No 11.3%
Other - N/A 2.3%
1049 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What concerns you most right now about the translation business?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 8, 2016
Lack of incoming work 28.7%
Other (please share) 14.0%
Late or non-paying clients 13.8%
I'm not concerned about anything 13.7%
Tightening deadlines 12.7%
Lack of quality 6.4%
Machine-translated source texts 5.4%
Non-native source texts 3.0%
Unfavourable text formats 2.2%
1077 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you the only person who uses your main work computer?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 7, 2016
Yes 85.7%
No 12.5%
Other - N/A 1.9%
1172 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have your own website as a professional translator?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 6, 2016
No 49.8%
Yes 34.4%
I am working on it 9.7%
I used to 3.6%
Other (please share) 2.5%
1157 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many books have you read so far this year?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 5, 2016
1 - 5 35.4%
5 - 10 17.4%
None 14.6%
More than 30 9.6%
10 - 15 8.5%
15 - 20 5.0%
I don't know 4.9%
20 - 30 4.5%
903 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you do while waiting for your PC/notebook to start up?
By Maciej Andrzejczak - featured on Dec 4, 2016
Get some coffee/tea/other 36.4%
Nothing 21.6%
Other - N/A 17.7%
Tidy up my workspace 13.7%
Clean my glasses/monitor 4.4%
Daydream 4.1%
Administrative tasks 2.1%
774 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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