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How far into the future are you currently booked?
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What is the most important aspect of working with a vendor management program?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 15
Other - N/A 56.3%
Easy to log into the system to view the project 16.2%
Ability to see a sample of the work 7.2%
Ability to respond directly from email 5.9%
Ability to negotiate price 5.7%
Ability to see competing bids in the system 3.7%
Ability to see word count 3.0%
Ability to negotiate delivery time 2.1%
766 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever asked another ProZ.com user on a date?
By Chris S - featured on Feb 14
No 91.4%
No, but I've thought about it 6.2%
Yes 2.4%
1165 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you received compliments from your clients?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 13
Yes, of course 84.5%
Other 8.4%
No, why would I? I turn in the work and we're done 7.2%
921 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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To how many countries have you traveled?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 12
6 - 10 25.8%
1 - 5 22.3%
11 - 15 18.5%
15- 20 11.7%
More than 20 9.1%
More than 30 7.0%
I've never left my home country 3.5%
I have no idea 2.1%
898 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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My translations are proofread by:
By Anne-Sophie Cardinal - featured on Feb 11
Me, always 40.6%
It depends on the client / project 38.9%
My clients' proofreaders 10.1%
My proofreader 4.5%
Nobody, unless I'm paid for it 3.0%
Other 2.9%
1085 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever had a work-related nightmare? (please share!)
By anonymous - featured on Feb 10
Yes, at least once or twice 32.4%
No 28.4%
I don't remember, but it's possible 23.9%
Yes, many times 13.0%
Other 2.2%
1058 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In general, what is your oral proficiency in your source language(s)?
By ferreirac - featured on Feb 9
Advanced 57.2%
Native 25.3%
Intermediate 11.9%
Other 3.8%
Basic 1.8%
1166 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Overall, how rigorous are your clients' screening processes for new translators?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 8
I don't know 41.6%
Good, but could be better 21.9%
Very rigorous 17.2%
Not rigorous at all 10.5%
Other - N/A 8.7%
980 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you noticed a slowing in demand / your workload so far this year?
By Anne-Virginie Lerat - featured on Feb 7
Yes 30.7%
It's too early to say 25.9%
No 25.0%
It's actually increased 15.7%
Other 2.8%
1193 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When was the last time you made adjustments to your quality assurance process?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 6
Not very recently 30.7%
Never 22.8%
I don't remember 17.6%
Other 16.0%
Recently (please share) 12.8%
749 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How has your experience with proofreaders been, in general?
By Djana Surkovic - featured on Feb 5
Neutral 41.0%
Positive 30.6%
Negative 15.1%
Other 13.3%
744 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the next thing you want to do as a professional translator/interpreter?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 4
Get more clients 43.4%
Other - N/A 16.4%
I haven't really thought about it 10.1%
More than one of these 10.0%
Get my dream project (please share) 6.2%
Finish launching my business 3.9%
Start my own agency 3.8%
Offer more services 3.6%
Start outsourcing projects 2.5%
1041 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you feel about coworking places?
By Carla Lopes - featured on Feb 3
I don't like to work around other people 36.0%
I haven't tried it, but I'd like to 22.1%
Depends on the setup 15.5%
Never heard of them 11.8%
Other 7.7%
I love them 4.0%
It's the same as working anywhere else 2.9%
1152 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you could write on a topic related to translation, which of these would it be?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 2
I'll pass, thanks 34.7%
More than one of these 18.4%
Quality 10.9%
Other 9.6%
Business issues 7.3%
Translation technologies / tools 6.0%
Rates 5.0%
Project management 3.2%
Term management 2.7%
Negotiation 2.2%
1075 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In general, how much time do you spend preparing quotes for projects?
By INES Reisch - featured on Feb 1
Under 5 hours per week 62.0%
I have no idea 21.2%
Other 13.8%
Between 5 and 10 hours per week 2.5%
More than 10 hours a week 0.5%
1152 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you planning to attend any translation-related events this year?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 31
No 38.6%
Yes 25.6%
Not sure yet 25.6%
Haven't thought about it 9.4%
Other 0.7%
1193 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How are you dressed for work today?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 30
Casual 34.3%
I can't go out in public like this 28.8%
Ultra casual 21.3%
Business casual 7.6%
Other 6.5%
Business professional 1.4%
903 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever been a teacher?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 29
Yes 66.2%
No 31.5%
Not yet, but I am thinking about / planning on it 2.3%
914 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you planning an early retirement?
By NancyLynn - featured on Jan 28
No 39.8%
I plan to retire at the regular age for where I live 15.3%
No, because I don't qualify for a pension 14.0%
Other 11.9%
I could, but I love my job 10.7%
Yes, I plan to retire early with my own funds 6.9%
Yes, I plan to retire early with a pension 1.5%
1036 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How optimistic are you about your translation business in 2017? (please share!)
By anonymous - featured on Jan 27
Somewhat 44.1%
Very 33.6%
Not very 14.6%
Not at all 4.6%
Other 3.1%
1047 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think translators should form a union?
By Richard Levy - featured on Jan 26
Yes 31.1%
No 30.4%
Yes, but it will never happen 26.7%
Other 11.8%
1189 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you believe that a good memory is an important attribute for a translator?
By Nadine Epstein - featured on Jan 25
Yes 77.8%
Depends 13.9%
No 4.1%
I don't know 2.9%
Other 1.3%
1232 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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My ideal workspace has a view of...
By anonymous - featured on Jan 24
The ocean 38.0%
The mountains 17.3%
The countryside 17.0%
No view for me, thank you 12.1%
Other 7.9%
A bustling city 7.0%
The desert 0.7%
1249 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do freelancers tend to be more neurotic than other professionals?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 23
No idea 36.8%
Don't be silly 24.9%
No 21.7%
Yes 14.3%
Other 2.3%
870 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you do when offered more work than you can handle?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 22
Turn down the work 47.7%
Share the work with a colleague 15.4%
Recommend a colleague 11.8%
Other - N/A 10.5%
That's never happened to me 7.4%
Outsource it to someone else 7.2%
849 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
1 35.8%
2 25.3%
3 13.9%
None 13.1%
4 5.1%
More than 5 3.8%
5 1.8%
Other 1.3%
1187 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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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 31.7%
A small translation company 28.9%
An end client 18.6%
I'm not working on anything at the moment 15.1%
Other 4.3%
It's volunteer work 1.5%
1153 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 52.6%
Moderately 30.2%
Other 10.9%
Not at all 6.3%
1152 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 35.1%
Remained the same 33.9%
Deteriorated considerably 18.2%
Improved 8.6%
Other - N/A 4.3%
1166 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 24.6%
Sure, no problem 20.3%
Other - N/A 4.3%
1270 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
2 - 5 46.9%
6 - 10 21.9%
1 or none 10.7%
11 - 15 8.3%
Other - N/A 6.4%
16 or more 5.9%
896 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you able to put a percentage of your translation earnings into savings?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 15
Yes 41.4%
No 26.2%
Yes, but not regularly 24.2%
Other 4.2%
I can, but I don't! 4.1%
839 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What would solve your biggest concern at the moment?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 14
Money 37.4%
Time 12.7%
I don't have any concerns at the moment 11.5%
Health 10.4%
Work 9.1%
Other (please share) 8.2%
Love 7.0%
Leisure 2.1%
Company 1.6%
1100 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 57.0%
None 21.8%
2 - 3 17.8%
Other 1.6%
4 - 6 1.4%
More than 6 0.4%
1199 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 39.0%
Yes, unless there is something urgent 33.7%
Yes, usually 13.8%
Yes, sometimes 6.2%
No 5.5%
Other 1.8%
1265 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 16.0%
Boredom/monotony 10.6%
Offline distractions 8.7%
Health/tiredness/pain 7.8%
Other non-translation tasks (e.g. administrative) 7.0%
Other (please share) 6.5%
Typing speed 4.7%
None 3.6%
Hardware/software speed 2.4%
1266 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 23.2%
Maybe once a year 20.3%
Every few months or so 20.2%
Every few years 19.0%
I don't have a set workplace 9.3%
Other 8.0%
1170 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 46.5%
Only on some clients 17.3%
Yes 16.0%
No, but I've thought about it 11.5%
Other - N/A 8.8%
852 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 72.1%
I am not sure 14.6%
No 12.1%
Other 1.3%
838 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 43.7%
Yes 43.0%
No 8.5%
Other 4.9%
923 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 50.2%
No, but I'd like to be 17.4%
No, I prefer to rent 9.0%
Yes, more than one 8.9%
No, but a close relative/friend owns my home 7.2%
Other (please share) 4.9%
I'm a full-time nomad so I have no home 1.8%
I'm in a rent-to-buy scheme 0.6%
1094 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 38.1%
Flu 22.1%
Other 14.9%
Combination of the above 14.5%
Coma 7.1%
Hangover 1.8%
Cold 1.6%
1029 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 49.4%
Yes, many 34.2%
No 9.1%
Just one 6.2%
Other - N/A 1.1%
1133 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 63.9%
Your source language 31.5%
A language that is neither your source nor target 4.6%
979 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) 24.8%
Lying on a beach 18.7%
Cottage or other holiday house 17.1%
Mountain hiking 9.8%
Backpacking, no itinerary 9.6%
Just staying at home 9.2%
Organized vacation stay through a travel agent 6.7%
An ocean cruise 4.1%
706 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
You have not voted on this poll.
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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 13.5%
Formal training 3.1%
Ability to work under pressure 2.4%
Their rates 1.7%
Availability 1.0%
Location 0.3%
893 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 48.1%
Not sure yet 26.2%
Yes 23.8%
Other 1.9%
1021 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 58.9%
In a shared-purpose room at home 21.6%
With a laptop anywhere I want 12.3%
In an office/workplace away from home 5.3%
Other (please share) 1.7%
Outside 0.2%
1042 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
You have not voted on this poll.
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