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Should a client send rejection notices to everyone who isn't chosen for a project?
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Which is the main way you have acquired knowledge in your area of expertise?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 25
Accumulation of translation experience 50.8%
Degree 15.7%
Previous work 15.4%
Self-teaching 5.9%
Other 5.0%
Area-specific training 3.7%
I don't have an area of expertise 1.7%
None in particular 1.7%
917 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which running event would be your preferred choice at the "Translation Olympics"?
By R-i-c-h-a-r-d - featured on Jul 24
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The best time of my life is / was / will be:
By Sheila Wilson - featured on Jul 23
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Do you use more than one internet service provider in case of outages?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 22
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In 2017, which has been the best month for you so far, professionally speaking?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 21
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How long after sending a price quote do you follow up on it?
By Catharine Cellier-Smart - featured on Jul 20
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At least 60% of freelancers say they started freelancing by choice. Are you one of them?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 19
Yes, I started by choice 72.8%
No, I started from necessity 20.8%
Other 6.3%
946 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Digital Storytelling is a growing market of content. Is that a new opportunity for linguists?
By Paulo Caldeira - featured on Jul 18
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Most likely to put me in a good mood (if I'm not already):
By anonymous - featured on Jul 17
Positive feedback from a client 45.3%
Finishing a project 14.6%
Timely payment 14.3%
Taking a break from work 8.6%
I'm always in a good mood, what are you talking about? 7.1%
Other (please share) 5.5%
Finishing up my admin tasks 2.7%
Nothing can break my gloomy disposition 1.9%
746 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Most likely to put me in a bad mood:
By anonymous - featured on Jul 16
Late payment 25.1%
Finding mistakes in my own work 19.7%
Poor source texts 12.2%
Other (please share) 10.1%
Running behind on a project 9.8%
Proofreading others' work 7.0%
Having to look for new clients/projects 6.8%
Administrative tasks 4.9%
None of these can ruin my sunny disposition 4.4%
633 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a portfolio of previous work you can show potential clients?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 15
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Are you experiencing problems with scammers and clients not paying more frequently?
By Helene1974 - featured on Jul 14
No 75.0%
Yes 13.5%
Not sure 6.5%
Other 5.0%
827 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Where do your direct clients come from?
By Toby Wakely - featured on Jul 13
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Do you find the content you have to translate interesting?
By Helen Portefaix - featured on Jul 12
Sometimes 48.1%
Most of the time 43.1%
Rarely 7.5%
Other 0.9%
Never 0.4%
992 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I do my term research...
By anonymous - featured on Jul 11
term by term, as they come up. 88.1%
Other 7.0%
in batches. 3.6%
all together at the end. 1.3%
942 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Why can't people call translators "translators"? Which of these have you seen most frequently?
By Roser Bosch Casademont - featured on Jul 10
None 39.6%
Other 25.3%
Valued Linguist 23.0%
Partner 5.4%
Talent 4.5%
Business Partner 2.2%
671 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In general, how would you describe your outlook on the future of freelance translation?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 9
Positive 48.6%
Neutral 24.2%
Negative 15.9%
I haven't thought about it 7.8%
Other 3.5%
628 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you rather get more clients, or make more money from existing clients?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 8
More money from existing clients 61.0%
More clients 32.3%
Neither 6.7%
808 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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To how many professional translation associations do you belong?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 7
None 51.7%
One 28.9%
Two 12.1%
Three 3.7%
Other 1.6%
More than five 1.1%
Four 0.8%
Five 0.1%
875 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you planning a career change, out of translation?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 6
Nope! 56.0%
No, but I've thought about it before. 15.9%
I'm evaluating this now. 13.1%
Other 8.1%
Yes. 6.9%
954 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How long should a fair translation test be?
By Ahmad Habab - featured on Jul 5
200 - 300 words 41.8%
100 - 200 words 31.3%
Translation tests shouldn't be necessary 10.5%
300 - 400 words 6.0%
Other 3.2%
It depends on the field 3.0%
400 - 500 words 1.8%
50 words 1.7%
More than 500 words 0.7%
1024 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many active clients do you have at the moment?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 4
2 - 5 47.4%
6 - 10 22.3%
More than ten 13.4%
Just one 6.2%
None! 5.1%
I'm not sure 3.2%
Other 2.3%
1052 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In general, have your rates over the last 12 months gone up, gone down, or stayed the same?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 3
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How do you socialize as a freelancer who works alone at home?
By Marcel Gomez - featured on Jul 2
A combination of some or all of these 39.4%
Other (please share) 25.3%
Through social media 13.0%
I go to the gym or something similar 7.1%
I have a part-time job where I meet people 6.8%
Cultural events or places, like libraries 3.4%
Gatherings at home 3.2%
I attend a variety of face-to-face courses 1.5%
Clubbing 0.2%
647 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which state-funded initiative for the protection of minority languages is most cost-effective?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 1
I have no idea 64.9%
Minority language-medium education 11.2%
Minority-language news media 5.6%
Cultural events (arts festivals etc) 5.1%
Minority-language access to state services 3.8%
Academic studies of the minority language 3.8%
Other (please share) 3.0%
Translation of minority-language literature 2.7%
663 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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You get a dream job offer but must travel to a far-away country for the duration of the project.
By rziegler - featured on Jun 30
Depends on the country 26.5%
Depends on the length of the project 23.2%
I'd certainly accept 18.8%
Family is more important, I wouldn't go 14.1%
Other 10.2%
I'd never travel for a single project 7.1%
955 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In the future, large translation service providers...
By Leon Hunter - featured on Jun 29
Will be all over the world, in all countries 42.0%
Will still be in the same countries as now 23.4%
Other 18.0%
Will be in today's "developing" countries 10.4%
Large LSPs will disappear 6.3%
796 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a website/brand and use it with a paid email provider (e.g. myname@mysite.com)?
By Armando Calderon - featured on Jun 28
Yes 31.5%
Other 19.6%
Only the email, I don't have a website 13.7%
No, but I am planning to invest in one or both 11.1%
I'd like to, but I find it too complicated 9.8%
Only a website, I use a free email provider 7.7%
Both my website and email account are free 6.7%
914 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you provide your clients with your TMs related to your projects if they ask for them?
By Ahmed ALEM - featured on Jun 27
Yes 37.5%
It depends (please share) 26.8%
No 25.8%
Other 9.9%
902 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much of the work you receive is created by non-native speakers, in your opinion?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 26
Less than 10% 24.2%
I don't know 18.2%
10 - 20% 15.5%
20 - 40% 13.5%
40 - 60% 9.6%
None 8.2%
60 - 80% 5.3%
Other 2.8%
80 - 100% 2.6%
740 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you find it helpful having a webpage or a blog to get more jobs as a freelance translator?
By Jina Yeo - featured on Jun 25
Doesn't seem helpful (so I'm not interested) 27.3%
Not really (though I have one) 23.7%
Seems helpful (but I don't have one yet) 23.5%
Other (please share) 16.0%
Very helpful (and I have one now) 9.5%
633 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever questioned the quality of your work?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 24
Occasionally 28.3%
Every once in a while 23.8%
Most of the time 19.0%
Rarely 11.5%
In the past yes, but not now 8.2%
Other 4.8%
Never 4.3%
840 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever been asked to quote on the same document by different clients?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 23
No 56.7%
Yes, more than once 20.6%
Yes, once 19.2%
Other 3.5%
962 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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On how many translation-related portals are you registered?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 22
Two 30.2%
One 26.9%
Three 17.9%
I've lost count 11.6%
Five or more 6.7%
Four 4.0%
Other 2.7%
969 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many Blue Board ratings have you made for outsourcers you've worked with?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 21
2-5 36.0%
None 18.3%
6-10 14.1%
11-20 8.0%
1 7.8%
I have no idea 6.7%
More than 30 3.3%
21-30 3.2%
Other 2.7%
914 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What to you see as the biggest threat to your business income?
By Muriel Vasconcellos - featured on Jun 20
A combination of the above 32.4%
Translators working for low rates 26.3%
I don't see any real threats 12.7%
Low agency rates 11.9%
Machine translation 6.8%
Favored clients leaving the business 3.9%
Other (please share) 3.9%
Changing client practices 2.1%
1021 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever purchased software which turned out to be useless to you?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 19
No 55.1%
Yes 40.2%
Other 4.8%
757 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many hours are there in a reasonable freelancer's work day?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 18
5 - 8 51.7%
8 - 10 29.7%
3 - 5 7.8%
Other 5.9%
More than ten 4.4%
Fewer than 3 0.6%
683 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a network of experts who help you with difficult terminology/understanding?
By Martin Maciazka - featured on Jun 17
No, I rely on my own term research 46.8%
It depends on the situation 27.6%
Yes 14.5%
No, my own expertise is sufficent 7.8%
Other 3.3%
876 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you found it difficult to get clients to provide public feedback or testimonials for you?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 16
Not really 33.5%
I've never asked for that 31.7%
Yes 19.3%
No 10.9%
Other 4.5%
889 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever contacted the owners of your favorite websites or products to offer your services?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 15
No, and I probably wouldn't 49.0%
No, but I've thought about it 32.4%
Yes 13.4%
Other 5.2%
865 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever acted as a mentor to less experienced translators?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 14
In some ways, or informally 41.0%
No 33.1%
Yes 20.8%
I need/am looking for a mentor myself 3.7%
Other 1.4%
976 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ever dream in the language(s) in which you are not native?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 13
Yes 62.6%
I don't know 21.9%
No 15.4%
985 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you find yourself mentally translating when you read something in your source language?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 12
Only sometimes 44.9%
Yes 30.0%
No 25.1%
841 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you feel like you have just the right number of clients at the moment?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 11
No 38.4%
Yes, but I wouldn't mind a few more 34.6%
Yes 22.7%
Other 4.3%
693 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever received a gift or a bonus from a client?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 10
No 53.5%
Yes 46.5%
914 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you offer additional services (beyond translation) to your clients?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 9
Yes (please share) 46.2%
No 39.9%
No, but I'm thinking about it 8.5%
Other 5.3%
939 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you find working for clients outside your country more lucrative than domestic clients?
By Amar Nath - featured on Jun 8
Yes 52.0%
It depends 24.7%
No 16.3%
I don't know 4.9%
Other 2.1%
996 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How would you rate your computer skills?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 7
Above average 46.2%
Average 34.3%
Expert 14.2%
Below average 2.8%
I don't know 1.7%
Other 0.8%
1043 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you pay a translator the same rate you charge for a very large text for your private affairs?
By Alexandra Villeminey - featured on Jun 6
Yes 46.2%
Yes, and more if needed 20.7%
Other 17.6%
Less, I couldn't afford to pay my own rate 15.5%
849 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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