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Should a client send rejection notices to everyone who isn't chosen for a project?
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Do you think SEO translations are a legitimate job?
By Murillo Mathias - featured on Apr 15
I don't know what SEO translations are 44.2%
Yes 24.9%
I don't know 19.1%
No 7.1%
Other - N/A 4.8%
792 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you find it difficult at times to coordinate across time zones with your clients?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 14
No 42.5%
Yes 27.5%
I'm in the same time zone as all or most of my clients, so no 25.4%
Other 4.6%
970 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What are your views on MT and post-editing?
By Patricia Posadas - featured on Apr 13
It decreases quality 28.4%
It can be good help for a human translation 18.0%
I have never tried it 17.4%
More than one of these 12.0%
Other 8.9%
Results are the same, but it's slower than from scratch 6.4%
Results are the same, but it's faster than from scratch 6.3%
It increases quality 2.7%
973 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a backup plan for power or internet outages?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 12
No 44.1%
Yes 39.7%
I've been meaning to make one, but... 11.0%
Other 5.2%
1010 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Why are you a translator?
By Chris S - featured on Apr 11
Other - N/A 28.2%
Always wanted to be one from a young age 24.9%
Couldn't think of anything better to do 16.8%
Chance to drop out of the rat race 12.4%
Failed in a previous career 6.1%
The money 4.7%
To unite nations and achieve world peace 4.7%
For the craic 2.2%
1074 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you already have vacation time lined up for the rest of the year?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 10
No 30.2%
More or less 27.4%
Yes 16.3%
Haven't thought about it yet 12.3%
I'm playing it by ear 11.1%
Other - N/A 2.6%
835 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In the Oscars for Freelance Translating, in which category would you compete?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 9
Best Translator, of course 31.3%
None, the Academy would probably snub me 18.6%
Other (please share) 15.0%
Best Email Response Time 13.5%
Best Project Delivery 6.4%
Best Adaptation to Client Expectations 4.3%
Best Score (music played while working) 4.3%
Best Supporting Proofreader 3.7%
Best Editing 2.8%
645 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you know an endangered language?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 8
No 71.3%
Yes 12.7%
No, but I'd like to learn one 11.7%
Other 3.6%
No, but I am learning one 0.7%
887 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you find that household duties interfere with your work?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 7
Yes, some 28.6%
Yes, but not much 27.8%
No, not at all 24.8%
Yes, a lot 15.7%
Other - N/A 3.2%
1110 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you had to lose one of your languages, which would you choose?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 6
A language I know that is not a source nor target 53.3%
Other 27.2%
(One of) my source language(s) 14.1%
(One of) my target language(s) 5.4%
859 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you could work and travel most of the year, would you?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 5
Yes 43.7%
Maybe 21.4%
No 21.1%
I already do! 6.3%
It would depend on... (please share) 4.8%
Other 2.7%
1124 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In how many CAT tools are you proficient?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 4
1 30.5%
2 27.1%
3 16.8%
Other 13.3%
4 5.9%
More than 5 5.2%
5 1.3%
1145 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you had to compare translation, to which of these activities would it come closest?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 3
Detective work 33.8%
Other 18.9%
Journalism 13.9%
Construction 9.7%
Music 6.3%
Painting 4.7%
Conducting an orchestra 3.6%
Carpentry 3.4%
CEO of a company 2.7%
Plumbing 2.2%
Shopkeeping 0.8%
826 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Work wise, is the year going as you expected so far?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 2
More or less 37.1%
Yes 30.3%
No 18.7%
I have no expectations! 10.7%
Other 3.2%
758 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you been able to impress friends/family with knowledge you learned from translating?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 1
Yes 56.0%
I don't know 24.7%
No 15.0%
Other 4.4%
941 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever submitted a ProZ.com quick poll?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 31
No 69.7%
Yes 21.2%
Yes, but it was never featured! 7.7%
Other 1.4%
997 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you set time limits on some of your translation-related tasks?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 30
Yes 35.9%
A task takes the time it takes, why set a limit? 29.3%
Never thought about it 14.3%
No 13.1%
Other 7.3%
944 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ever contact former clients to enquire about potential projects?
By Giray Türkmen - featured on Mar 29
No 50.0%
Yes, but only if we had a good relationship 19.5%
My answer varies from client to client 14.1%
Yes 8.4%
Yes, but just once 5.0%
Other 3.1%
1064 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you take any measures to prevent eye strain from working at a screen?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 28
No 38.2%
Yes (please share) 26.4%
Never thought about it 22.0%
Sorry, I can't read the question 7.6%
Other 5.8%
987 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Standing desks: yea or nay?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 27
If a desk wants to stand it can; I shall remain seated 31.3%
I like the idea, but I haven't tried it 27.7%
Never heard of this 21.5%
Other 9.0%
I do my share of work while standing 6.6%
Tried it, it's not for me 3.9%
831 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you accept translation jobs containing explicit/vulgar language?
By Maria Tulbure - featured on Mar 26
I've never had to consider it, I've never been offered one 43.5%
Yes 25.7%
No 12.8%
Not usually, but sometimes 8.3%
Only under certain conditions 6.8%
Other 2.8%
781 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What percentage of work from your regular clients do you have to turn down?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 25
1-10% 36.3%
0% 19.8%
11-25% 17.0%
No idea 10.5%
26-50% 6.7%
Other 4.9%
51-75% 2.9%
76-99% 2.0%
962 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What time of day do you feel most productive?
By Sophie Devidze - featured on Mar 24
9:00 - 12:00 AM 43.0%
Other 9.9%
I don't notice a difference related to time of day 9.7%
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM 9.4%
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM 8.4%
9:00 PM - 12:00 PM 7.6%
12:00 AM - 3:00 PM 7.2%
I don't know 4.8%
1082 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you consider getting a doctorate in Translation to enhance your credibility as a translator?
By farainhanafi - featured on Mar 23
No 49.3%
I'd rather get a higher degree in my area(s) of expertise 15.6%
Never thought about it 11.2%
Yes, but not for that reason 9.0%
Yes 5.3%
Maybe later 3.1%
Other 3.1%
I already have one 2.3%
I am studying for that now 1.1%
1106 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is your opinion on the advances in neural machine translation?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 22
What are you talking about? 43.4%
It's too soon to tell 16.4%
Looks like it will have a negative impact on translation 7.5%
A combination of these 6.4%
Much ado about nothing, if you ask me 5.5%
I don't think it's relevant to what I do 5.5%
Looks like it could be a positive step forward 5.0%
Other 4.9%
It might be useful for some of my work 3.6%
I for one welcome our new machine overlords 1.8%
978 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you double check the fees calculated by your regular clients?
By Estelle Demontrond-Box - featured on Mar 21
Yes, always 27.6%
Yes, sometimes 25.6%
It depends on the client 16.4%
No 16.0%
My clients don't calculate my fees, I do 12.0%
Other 2.4%
1083 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which animal best represents you as a translator?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 20
Silly question, stop wasting my time 49.0%
Owl 10.5%
Other (please share) 10.2%
Cat 8.1%
Dog 4.1%
Elephant 3.9%
Unicorn 3.4%
Dragon 3.0%
Badger 2.0%
Bird of prey 1.7%
Anglerfish 1.6%
Platypus 1.4%
Bat 1.2%
764 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever encountered the name of someone you know personally in a source text?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 19
No 72.4%
Yes 24.3%
Other - N/A 3.3%
749 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is it important to clients that a translator live in a country where the target language is spoken?
By RBailleux - featured on Mar 18
It is important, but not significantly 27.4%
It depends on the client 25.1%
lt is not important at all 17.0%
Yes, it is very important 13.9%
I don't know 13.3%
Other 3.2%
991 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you deal with work-related stress?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 17
A combination of these 43.7%
Indoor/outdoor sports 14.0%
Other (please share) 11.9%
Sleep 7.7%
Music 5.5%
I'm never stressed 4.3%
Reading 3.4%
Gardening 2.9%
Cooking/baking 2.4%
Arts/crafts 2.2%
Meditating 1.6%
Writing/blogging 0.4%
1039 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you do when you receive a poor quality source text (e.g. grammar issues)?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 16
It depends 31.1%
Other 18.3%
A combination of some of the above 15.0%
I don't know, it's never happened to me 8.9%
Ask the client to improve the text first 8.1%
Turn down the job 5.3%
Produce a translated text of a corresponding quality 5.1%
Offer editing on the source first 4.1%
Charge a higher fee 4.0%
1030 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a business parallel to translation?
By Carla Lopes - featured on Mar 15
No, and I wouldn't 33.4%
No, but I am thinking about having one 21.3%
Yes, and it's worth it 13.8%
Never thought about it 11.9%
Other 9.9%
Not yet, but I am on it 5.9%
Yes, but it's not worth it 3.7%
1080 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are the translations you produce now better than they were 5 years ago?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 14
Yes 77.4%
I don't know 11.5%
I wasn't translating 5 years ago 5.3%
No 3.3%
Other 2.6%
1170 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you could go back in time to before you became a translator and change something, would you?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 13
No 45.7%
Yes (please share what!) 41.9%
Other - N/A 12.4%
720 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you could write a screenplay inspired by translation, what title would you choose?
By Magda Phili - featured on Mar 12
Other (please share) 22.4%
There's something about translation 14.1%
Meet the freelancers 13.8%
A few good translators 13.8%
Escape from BFA (bottom-feading agencies) 9.3%
Honey, I shrunk my rates 9.0%
Localization Hero 8.0%
When translation met frustration 7.6%
RED (Ragged, Extremely Dangerous) 2.0%
589 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which office suite do you use on your main computer?
By ATIL KAYHAN - featured on Mar 11
Microsoft Office 89.4%
A combination of these (please share) 4.1%
Other (please share) 2.1%
LibreOffice 2.1%
Apache OpenOffice 0.8%
Google Apps 0.6%
OnlyOffice 0.3%
Zoho Office 0.2%
FreeOffice 0.2%
WPS Office 0.2%
WordPerfect Office 0.0%
1070 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you a member of any networking groups?
By Carla Lopes - featured on Mar 10
I never thought about it 23.9%
Yes, I find it useful 21.6%
Yes, but I haven't seen any benefit yet 18.5%
No, I don't believe in that kind of networking 18.2%
Other 11.4%
No, but I am planning on joining one 6.4%
984 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In terms of work, today is:
By anonymous - featured on Mar 9
More or less normal 29.4%
Slow 24.2%
Extremely busy 17.3%
A bit busier than usual 12.4%
I'm taking the day off 7.3%
I'm not sure yet 4.7%
Other 4.6%
1148 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you sometimes wish you had a regular "9 to 5" job instead of being a freelancer?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 8
Are you kidding me? No! 49.0%
Yes, sometimes 33.8%
Other 5.7%
I already have one 4.5%
Yes, all the time 3.5%
I already have one, but I'm trying to go full freelance 3.5%
1247 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When was the last time you did a marketing campaign for your services?
By samah A. fattah - featured on Mar 7
Never 41.5%
I don't remember 15.2%
More than a year ago 15.1%
More than a few months ago 8.7%
Just recently 8.6%
I'm in the middle of one now 5.5%
Other 5.4%
1136 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Best title for a book about a freelance translator's life?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 6
A Home Office With a View 18.5%
A Midsummer Night's Deadline 15.9%
Nearly 100 Years of Solitude 13.7%
The Rates of Wrath 12.5%
Other (please share) 10.2%
Lord of the CATs 10.2%
Stranger in a Strange Language 7.7%
Pride and Prejudice and Proofreading 5.9%
A Tale of Two Clients 2.1%
The Age of Invoicing 1.3%
The Scarlet Letters of Spellcheck 1.2%
Celsius 232.778 0.9%
775 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you prefer to drink while you are translating?
By Mahdieh Kandoei - featured on Mar 5
Coffee 26.0%
Water 24.2%
Tea 21.1%
It depends 12.5%
I don't drink while I'm working 7.9%
Other (please share) 4.4%
Juice 2.8%
Soft drinks 1.0%
Energy drinks 0.2%
608 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When not working, I love doing/being involved in:
By anonymous - featured on Mar 4
More than one of the above 38.8%
Other 23.6%
Sports 12.8%
Music 8.7%
Cooking/baking 5.5%
Arts/crafts 3.2%
Writing 2.8%
All the above 2.8%
Networking/marketing 1.8%
954 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Does your "translator's eye" make it difficult to enjoy subtitled movies?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 3
Sometimes 28.5%
Only when the subtitles are terrible 24.3%
Yes 20.1%
No 13.9%
Actually, I enjoy them more when I can pick apart the subtitles 7.3%
Other - N/A 5.9%
1116 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you think is the most important factor for clients when choosing a translator/interpreter?
By Eszter Bokor - featured on Mar 2
Depends on the client or the project to be done 42.4%
Price 19.8%
Quality 18.2%
Reputation/recommendations from others 8.3%
Previous work done 5.3%
Other 3.5%
Qualifications 2.2%
Image (website, marketing) 0.2%
1044 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When an assignment bores you, you suddenly find yourself yearning for:
By Nina Khmielnitzky - featured on Mar 1
Other (please share) 27.0%
House chores 16.7%
Netflix (or similar) 16.6%
Exercising 13.6%
I don't get bored 10.9%
Catching up on your accounting/admin tasks 8.5%
Arts and crafts 6.7%
988 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you plan on changing your rates for translation this year?
By Anastasiya Vasilyeva - featured on Feb 28
No, I will not change them 36.0%
It depends 30.5%
Yes, I plan to increase them 22.7%
I already have 5.1%
Other (please share) 4.6%
Yes, I plan to lower them 1.1%
1050 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Your translation experience has best prepared you for which role in the zombie apocalypse?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 27
Other (please share) 34.3%
I'm just going to stay up here in this tree till someone comes and gets me 17.6%
Ninja-style loner warrior 14.4%
Survivor group member 10.2%
Survivor group leader 8.3%
Scientist who discovers the cure to zombiism 5.4%
Zombie food 4.4%
New world evil overlord 2.9%
Zombie 2.5%
591 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you could have one translation-related superpower, what would it be?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 26
Instant translation 28.7%
Rates that can leap tall buildings in a single bound 22.8%
Automatic client regeneration 16.6%
Proofreading laser vision 12.4%
Other (please share!) 8.7%
Deadline extension / time travel 6.5%
Can speak to / summon CATs 2.5%
Lightning fast client negotiation 1.8%
676 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you prefer to learn new things?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 25
It depends on the subject matter 47.5%
On my own, self-directed 30.8%
In-person course / tutoring 10.8%
Online course / tutoring 5.5%
Other 2.8%
Mobile learning (across computer, tablet, smart phone, etc.) 2.6%
1015 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (9)] [View this poll]

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