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Do you find yourself mentally translating everything you read/hear in your source language?
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Has your investment in CAT tools paid off?
By Morano El-Kholy - featured on 08:10
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How would you describe your current workload?
By ferreirac - featured on Jan 30
Average 23.9%
Well below average 21.6%
Slightly below average 18.1%
Slighty above average 17.7%
Well above average 13.9%
Other - N/A 4.8%
1175 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When did you last raise your rates?
By Armorel Young - featured on Jan 29
1 - 3 years ago 21.4%
Within the last 6 months 19.3%
Other - N/A 17.7%
Within the last year 17.5%
3 - 5 years ago 9.1%
More than 5 years ago 7.5%
I have lowered my rates 7.4%
1174 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use voice recognition software for your translation work?
By Andrei Sidorov - featured on Jan 28
No, and I'm not interested in it 56.9%
No, but I'd like to 29.4%
Yes 7.7%
Other - N/A 6.0%
1180 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you provide Desktop Publishing (DTP) services?
By Mustafa Mahmoud - featured on Jan 27
No 87.9%
Yes 8.0%
Other - N/A 4.2%
1156 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Was being a translator or interpreter your first choice for your career?
By Katja Schoone - featured on Jan 26
No 63.4%
Yes 30.7%
Other - N/A 5.9%
922 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever received a bonus from a client for a particularly good/fast/difficult translation?
By Nadine Epstein - featured on Jan 25
No 66.4%
Yes, once or twice 27.9%
Yes, many times 2.9%
Other - N/A 2.9%
806 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you work while traveling?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 24
No 31.5%
Yes, sometimes 26.7%
Yes, but rarely 23.8%
Yes, frequently 15.3%
Other - N/A 2.7%
1139 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you usually charge per source or per target word?
By Caterina Esteva - featured on Jan 23
Source word 82.1%
It depends 9.5%
Target word 6.2%
Other - N/A 2.2%
1278 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How long did it take you to be able to live solely on your income as a freelancer?
By Katja Schoone - featured on Jan 22
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Do you manage your billing/payment issues alone or with the help of another person?
By Nadine Epstein - featured on Jan 21
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Do you outsource work to fellow translators?
By Katja Schoone - featured on Jan 20
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Do you think today's generation of translators is well prepared to work in the industry?
By Leon Hunter - featured on Jan 19
I don't know 37.1%
Yes, to a certain extent 32.1%
No 17.6%
Yes, definitely 11.0%
Other - N/A 2.2%
881 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many projects does a client have to assign you before you consider them a regular client?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 18
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Have you ever accepted an assignment that you later regretted?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 17
Yes, once or twice 63.1%
Yes, many times 28.0%
No 7.6%
Other - N/A 1.4%
1148 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you replace your dictionaries when new versions are published?
By Ennio Delle Piane - featured on Jan 16
No 44.9%
It depends 38.3%
Other - N/A 10.8%
Yes 6.0%
1154 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many hours a day do you typically spend on the computer?
By Magdalena Balibrea Vich - featured on Jan 15
8 - 10 31.4%
6 - 8 25.7%
10 - 12 16.6%
4 - 6 12.2%
> 12 9.6%
0 - 4 2.3%
Other - N/A 2.2%
1298 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you coin a term if there is no exact match in the target language?
By Zeki G. - featured on Jan 14
Yes, but rarely 48.8%
No 31.7%
Other - N/A 10.4%
Yes, often 9.1%
1091 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you receive work from regular clients on a Friday evening due for the following Monday?
By Barbara Carrara - featured on Jan 13
Not very often 36.8%
Pretty often 32.3%
Rarely/never 18.6%
Very often 9.5%
Other - N/A 2.8%
1240 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is there a strong network of fellow translators in your area?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 12
No, not really 37.7%
No, definitely not 20.5%
Yes, to an extent 18.9%
Other - N/A 12.9%
Yes, definitely 10.1%
875 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do your clients ever remind you to submit your work before the deadline has passed?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 11
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Do you grant discounts for large projects?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 10
Yes, sometimes 29.9%
Yes, but rarely 29.7%
No, never 26.8%
Yes, often/always 8.9%
Other - N/A 4.8%
1114 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Where do you store your work-related data?
By M. Laut - featured on Jan 9
Combination of the above 38.7%
On my computer 33.8%
On an external hard drive 14.6%
On a USB 5.2%
In a cloud system 5.1%
Other - N/A 2.0%
On a CD 0.6%
1187 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is your preferred CAT tool?
By Marta Brambilla - featured on Jan 8
SDL Trados 47.3%
I don't use CAT tools 14.5%
MemoQ 13.8%
Wordfast 11.1%
Other - N/A 6.3%
Déjà Vu 2.4%
OmegaT 2.2%
Across 1.5%
STAR Transit 1.0%
1293 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think a professional-looking profile photo helps in attracting clients?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 7
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Do you feel pressured to maintain or improve the level of your income?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 6
Yes, definitely 41.2%
Yes, to some extent 40.5%
Not really 13.7%
Other - N/A 2.3%
Definitely not 2.3%
1197 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you consider yourself a "language lover", i.e. someone truly eager to learn languages?
By Frankie JB - featured on Jan 5
Yes, definitely 45.7%
Yes, to some extent 40.1%
No 11.8%
Other - N/A 2.4%
920 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In general, is your work stress-free?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 4
Not really 39.3%
Yes, to some extent 36.1%
Definitely not 15.6%
Yes, definitely 6.4%
Other - N/A 2.6%
857 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Given the choice, would you prefer an in-house position?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 3
No 75.2%
Yes 15.8%
Other - N/A 9.0%
1016 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is your business's New Year's resolution related to?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 2
A combination of the above 34.0%
I don't have a business goal for the new year 20.6%
Rates/income 15.6%
Number of jobs/clients 15.6%
Other - N/A 9.4%
Quality of my translation/interpretation 2.7%
Expertise 2.2%
744 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you think is the strongest factor to highlight your competence as a translator/interpreter?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 1
Knowledge in areas of expertise 36.8%
Years of experience 26.4%
Other - N/A 17.6%
Qualified language skills 10.6%
Education/training in the field 8.4%
817 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you rely on just one client/agency for the majority of your work?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 31, 2014
No 76.5%
Yes 18.8%
Other - N/A 4.7%
1005 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you turn down a job that contained misspellings/typos in the text?
By Mafalda d'Orey de Faria - featured on Dec 30, 2014
It depends 51.1%
No 43.1%
Yes 3.8%
Other - N/A 2.0%
981 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Overall, do you consider your work/life to be balanced?
By Frankie JB - featured on Dec 29, 2014
Yes, to a point 51.4%
No 25.8%
Yes, definitely 20.0%
Other - N/A 2.7%
805 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Where do you work best?
By Tatiana Bejan - featured on Dec 28, 2014
At my desk 81.0%
At a table 7.7%
In an armchair/sofa 6.0%
Other - N/A 2.8%
In bed 2.1%
On the floor 0.5%
856 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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For repeat customers, do you invoice per job or per month?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 27, 2014
Per month 57.7%
Per job 24.2%
Other - N/A 18.1%
811 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you received any last minute translation requests for the end of the year?
By Carla Lopes - featured on Dec 26, 2014
Yes, a few 45.7%
No 35.0%
Yes, many 14.9%
Other - N/A 4.4%
689 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What percent of your income do you spend on office tools (software, hardware, desk, etc.)?
By tilakahuja - featured on Dec 25, 2014
< 5% 52.2%
6 - 10% 22.9%
Other - N/A 15.0%
11 - 20% 7.4%
21 - 30% 1.2%
> 30% 1.2%
741 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the main factor you take into account when an existing client offers you a project?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 24, 2014
Deadline 28.9%
Other - N/A 19.0%
Specialty field of project 17.8%
Rate offered 17.0%
Relationship with the client 12.1%
Size of project 4.6%
Terms of payment (e.g. 30 days) 0.6%
937 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use a quality control method for your translations?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 23, 2014
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Do you send gifts or cards to any of your clients during the holiday season?
By Ekaterina Chashnikova - featured on Dec 22, 2014
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Do you reply to emails from potential clients to inform them you are not accepting their offer?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 21, 2014
Yes, usually 47.8%
Yes, always 28.1%
No 13.1%
Other - N/A 10.9%
807 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you work with problematic file formats (PDF, .ppt, images)?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 20, 2014
From time to time 44.5%
Rarely 26.5%
Very often 22.1%
Never 4.5%
Other - N/A 2.4%
1039 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you thoroughly review a client's contract terms before accepting work from them?
By Helena Grahn - featured on Dec 19, 2014
Yes, to an extent 41.2%
Yes, always 32.9%
No, not really 21.3%
Other - N/A 4.5%
1041 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How dependent are you on CAT tools?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 18, 2014
I use them all the time 33.2%
I use them most of the time 29.9%
I use them rarely/never 18.1%
I use them some of the time 15.4%
Other - N/A 3.4%
1230 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How well has your business done in 2014, in comparison to last year?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 17, 2014
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When you have questions about a source text, when do you ask your client?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 16, 2014
It depends 49.7%
When I have gone through the entire text 33.2%
Every time a question arises 10.5%
When I deliver my translation 3.3%
Other - N/A 3.2%
1158 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When editing/proofreading, what kind of feedback do you generally provide to the client?
By Vladimir Kukharenko - featured on Dec 15, 2014
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How do you behave when you have more than one job at a time?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 14, 2014
It depends 45.0%
Translate one and move on to the other 39.7%
Work on both at the same time 12.8%
Other - N/A 2.5%
838 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you planning to continue working through the holidays?
By Marlene Blanshay - featured on Dec 13, 2014
Yes 58.7%
No 29.7%
Other - N/A 11.6%
1107 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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