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How far into the future are you currently booked?
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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 59.8%
Yes, part time 15.1%
No, but I would consider it 13.3%
Yes, full time 8.9%
Other - N/A 3.0%
870 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 35.1%
I told you yesterday I don't do resolutions 24.1%
Yes 23.1%
Not sure 15.4%
Other 2.3%
610 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 38.0%
I don't go in for that whole thing 35.5%
Yes 13.9%
Other 6.5%
Almost 6.0%
581 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 43.8%
I still need to learn a few things 16.7%
Never thought about it 13.9%
I'm about average 13.6%
Other 7.2%
No one can hold a candle to me 4.8%
858 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 18.3%
A dining or other household chair 12.0%
It depends 8.4%
A sofa or armchair 4.1%
Other (please share) 3.2%
Nothing, I stand 1.7%
The floor 0.8%
996 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 7.6%
It depends on the topic 2.5%
I have no preference 1.6%
By phone 1.4%
Other 0.7%
In person 0.5%
Via instant messaging 0.4%
1093 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 48.7%
Look for new clients and forget about it 22.9%
Send an email with an updated presentation/CV 15.8%
Other (please share) 8.5%
Give them a call 4.1%
1014 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 19.2%
Music 16.2%
Writing 16.2%
More than one of these 14.1%
Other (please share) 11.1%
Photography 7.0%
Knitting, embroidery 5.3%
Drawing/painting/sketching 4.8%
Theatre/Film making/Dance 3.8%
Paper crafts and arts 1.8%
Sculpture/pottery 0.8%
1065 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 23.0%
Language teacher 21.7%
Artist 8.4%
Medical professional 8.3%
Legal professional 7.4%
Architect/Construction engineer 4.4%
1018 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! 44.4%
The scenario will never be possible 31.6%
It depends... 10.5%
Yes! 5.2%
Other 5.1%
I already am! 3.2%
1089 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%
1058 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 28.9%
Late or non-paying clients 13.9%
Other (please share) 13.9%
I'm not concerned about anything 13.7%
Tightening deadlines 12.6%
Lack of quality 6.3%
Machine-translated source texts 5.3%
Non-native source texts 3.1%
Unfavourable text formats 2.3%
1088 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 12.4%
Other - N/A 1.9%
1182 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 34.5%
I am working on it 9.6%
I used to 3.6%
Other (please share) 2.5%
1166 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 35.6%
5 - 10 17.3%
None 14.7%
More than 30 9.7%
10 - 15 8.5%
15 - 20 4.9%
I don't know 4.8%
20 - 30 4.5%
911 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 21.5%
Other - N/A 17.8%
Tidy up my workspace 13.7%
Clean my glasses/monitor 4.3%
Daydream 4.1%
Administrative tasks 2.2%
782 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have professional liability insurance?
By patriciacharnet - featured on Dec 3, 2016
No 68.8%
No but I've thought of getting it 14.3%
Yes 13.9%
Other - N/A 3.0%
1030 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you worked less in 2016 in comparison with previous years?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 2, 2016
No 61.8%
Yes 29.5%
I don't know 8.6%
1158 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you do your bookkeeping?
By Maeva Cifuentes - featured on Dec 1, 2016
I use a spreadsheet 35.9%
I have an accountant 27.5%
I use bookkeeping software 10.9%
Other (please share) 9.0%
I use a pen and notebook 8.6%
I don't pay attention to bookkeeping 8.1%
1073 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Deadline permitting, do you finalize a translation before the end of the day, or leave it overnight?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 30, 2016
Leave it overnight 45.6%
Before the end of the day 42.2%
Other - N/A 12.3%
1077 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Has your source language influenced your target language's grammar, syntax, vocabulary, etc.?
By Natalia Pedrosa - featured on Nov 29, 2016
Yes, a little 41.8%
Not at all 30.0%
I don't know 14.5%
Yes, a lot 9.7%
Other 4.0%
1043 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you work mostly with a PC or a laptop?
By SamuelDJones - featured on Nov 28, 2016
Laptop 51.1%
PC 40.0%
Both 7.1%
Other - N/A 1.8%
926 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you willing to provide your ID/passport number for a contract with a client?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 27, 2016
No 38.2%
It depends 35.2%
Yes 23.8%
Other - N/A 2.9%
799 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What has been your longest period of "famine"?
By Alan Corbo, CT - featured on Nov 26, 2016
A week or two 25.1%
Less than a week 18.2%
A month 17.1%
A few months 12.5%
Several months 10.3%
I don't know 9.9%
Other - N/A 6.9%
947 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Should a freelance translator take weekends off?
By Sherif Ramadan - featured on Nov 25, 2016
Yes 62.5%
Other - N/A 27.1%
No 10.3%
1094 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think translators each have their very own writing style, regardless of the source text?
By Helen Portefaix - featured on Nov 24, 2016
To some extent, but it varies with the source text 50.9%
Yes, definitely 43.0%
No, the style solely depends on the source text 2.4%
I don't know 2.3%
Other - N/A 1.4%
1111 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Can volunteer work lead to a job?
By Sherif Ramadan - featured on Nov 23, 2016
It depends 48.4%
Yes 20.4%
No 18.6%
Other - N/A 12.6%
1010 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When do you find yourself more focused in your work?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 22, 2016
Very early in the morning 34.7%
It depends 31.4%
In the afternoon 12.7%
Late at night 11.6%
My concentration remains stable all day 5.8%
Other - N/A 3.8%
1138 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you do if you finish your work earlier than the delivery deadline?
By Jina Yeo - featured on Nov 21, 2016
Deliver the work earlier 63.6%
It depends 30.1%
Wait until the deadline is reached to deliver it 4.8%
Other - N/A 1.6%
895 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever been bored by a translation too easy to perform?
By Susana E. Cano Méndez - featured on Nov 20, 2016
No, never 53.0%
Yes, once or twice 24.8%
Yes, many times 17.4%
Other - N/A 4.8%
770 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever succeeded in raising your rates with old, regular clients without losing them?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 19, 2016
Only once or twice 34.9%
I never tried 25.2%
Yes, always 22.7%
No, never 9.6%
Other - N/A 7.5%
955 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think your customers would pay you extra if you outsourced proofreading of your translations?
By Julian Holmes - featured on Nov 18, 2016
Unlikely 38.6%
Highly unlikely 28.6%
50/50 chance 11.3%
Other - N/A 11.0%
Likely 6.5%
Highly likely 4.0%
1031 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you check the profiles of the translators shown as 'Featured translator'?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 17, 2016
No 67.9%
Yes 17.2%
Other - N/A 15.0%
1083 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which is the main reason that may lead you to decline a job from a creditworthy outsourcer?
By Nicole Blanc - featured on Nov 16, 2016
Unacceptable rates 39.8%
Too short a deadline 22.8%
Job not matching your fields of expertise 16.3%
Other - N/A 12.7%
Outsourcer's overall attitude 3.4%
Job difficulty level 3.2%
Long payment term 1.8%
1153 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you offer a lower rate to attract a new client?
By Miroslawa Jodlowiec - featured on Nov 15, 2016
No, never 53.9%
Yes, occasionally 36.8%
Yes, often 4.9%
Other - N/A 4.4%
1172 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use good luck charms for good fortune in your business?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 14, 2016
I don't believe in those things 48.7%
No 39.0%
Yes 6.5%
Other - N/A 5.8%
828 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you send an email confirming receipt of payments to your clients?
By Mario Freitas - featured on Nov 13, 2016
Only if the client requires it 45.6%
Never 27.0%
Always 18.2%
Other - N/A 9.2%
790 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do media reports of inaccurate translations help or hurt translators?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 12, 2016
I never thought about it 42.3%
Hurt 24.4%
Help 21.2%
Other - N/A 12.1%
844 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you believe that no word is untranslatable?
By Ikram Mahyuddin - featured on Nov 11, 2016
No 62.0%
Yes 25.7%
Other - N/A 12.3%
990 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Who is the boss?
By Chris S - featured on Nov 10, 2016
The client 48.9%
Other - N/A 31.3%
The translator 19.9%
966 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think that translators are respected overall?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 9, 2016
No, they are not really respected 38.6%
Yes, they are somewhat respected 38.3%
I don't know 12.8%
Yes, they are highly-respected 6.0%
Other - N/A 4.3%
1064 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you update your ProZ.com availability calendar?
By Yetta J Bogarde - featured on Nov 8, 2016
Never 34.4%
Monthly 21.6%
Less than monthly 15.4%
Whenever my schedule changes 14.8%
Other 7.8%
Weekly 3.5%
I didn't know I had one 2.6%
1109 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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