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How far into the future are you currently booked?
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Have you ever bought a product after translating about it?
By Maria Bellido Lois - featured on Nov 7, 2016
No, never 61.8%
Yes, once or twice 29.1%
Other - N/A 5.0%
Yes, many times 4.2%
808 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use speech recognition software when you translate?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 6, 2016
No, and I don't want to 51.4%
No, but I'd like to 29.7%
Yes, sometimes 9.7%
Other - N/A 7.0%
Yes, always 2.2%
740 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do your clients manage their source language content with terminology databases and glossary lists?
By Jeff Allen - featured on Nov 5, 2016
Yes, some do 53.1%
No 21.8%
I don't know 18.7%
Yes 3.2%
Other - N/A 3.2%
932 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you make/keep annual reports for yourself of project numbers and types, new clients, etc.?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 4, 2016
No 57.4%
Yes 32.8%
Other - N/A 9.7%
1017 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think translators tend to be introverts?
By Helen Portefaix - featured on Nov 3, 2016
Yes 37.0%
No 22.0%
Never thought about it 21.7%
I don't know 15.3%
Other 4.0%
1115 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Can you work on translation tasks on the go (i.e. at any time and anywhere)?
By sunshotpalace - featured on Nov 2, 2016
It depends 41.4%
No, never 23.1%
Yes, sometimes 22.7%
Yes, always 10.7%
Other - N/A 2.1%
1084 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When investing in products and services for your work, which is the most important factor?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 1, 2016
Return on investment 44.3%
How central they are to actual translation work 36.1%
Other (please share) 9.4%
Price 7.1%
The time it takes to learn/use them 3.2%
962 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you do against cold hands while typing or doing mouse work?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 31, 2016
I don't get cold hands 41.7%
Nothing - they get warm on their own 24.8%
Other (please share) 16.2%
I put my hands on the radiator/heater 8.8%
I wear gloves 8.5%
827 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you do when your computer starts slowing down?
By Edward Potter - featured on Oct 30, 2016
I fix it myself 41.1%
I get someone to fix it for me 21.9%
Other - N/A 16.2%
Nothing 10.4%
I get a new computer 10.4%
790 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you willing to present a sample of your actual work to a potential client if asked?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 29, 2016
It depends 41.8%
Yes 41.5%
No 14.5%
Other - N/A 2.2%
854 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the most you have paid for a dictionary?
By Mario Chavez - featured on Oct 28, 2016
Other -N/A (please share) 16.7%
US $20-$40 13.1%
US $81-$120 12.4%
US $61-$80 11.8%
US $41-$60 11.6%
Less than US $20 9.7%
US $121-$150 9.3%
More than US $200 8.3%
US $150-$200 7.2%
880 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever infringed a non-competition contract and got caught?
By Alexandra Villeminey - featured on Oct 27, 2016
No, never 72.1%
I don't sign non-competition contracts 15.5%
Other - N/A 10.2%
Yes, many times 1.1%
Yes, once or twice 1.1%
560 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When quoting on jobs for which the poster specifies a budget, you...
By anonymous - featured on Oct 27, 2016
Quote your own expected rate 47.4%
Quote within the specified budget 24.0%
I don't quote on posted jobs 14.0%
Other - N/A 9.2%
Don't include a rate in your quote 2.4%
Quote above the specified budget 2.0%
Quote below the specified budget 1.0%
963 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you found long-standing clients at ProZ.com?
By tilak raj - featured on Oct 26, 2016
Yes 64.3%
No 29.0%
I don't know 6.7%
1133 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When you work on less technical, more creative documents, which is your approach?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 25, 2016
I adapt and make appropriate changes 73.0%
I don't work on these documents 10.5%
I stick to the original 9.6%
Other - N/A 6.9%
1045 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Where do you live?
By Mary Worby - featured on Oct 24, 2016
In a city/town 65.4%
In a village 15.6%
In the suburbs 12.1%
In the middle of nowhere 5.2%
Other - N/A 1.8%
967 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever translated the wrong file?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 23, 2016
No, never 65.5%
Yes, once or twice 29.4%
Other - N/A 4.3%
Yes, many times 0.8%
744 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you follow a strict schedule covering every aspect of your work day?
By Jessica Noyes - featured on Oct 22, 2016
No, but I follow a rough schedule 34.3%
I have a schedule that I generally follow 28.5%
No, I carry out my activities at random 25.5%
I have a schedule that I follow consistently 6.3%
Other - N/A 5.5%
970 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you update your profile?
By Bora Tasdemir - featured on Oct 21, 2016
Every now and then 46.2%
I don't really update it 28.0%
Once a year 16.7%
Other - N/A 5.3%
Once a month 2.7%
Once a week 1.0%
1067 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is your income higher than the average in your age group in your country of residence?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 20, 2016
Yes 33.5%
No 30.2%
I don't know 21.7%
About the same 14.6%
1121 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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At what stage do you translate the fastest?
By Châu Nguyễn - featured on Oct 19, 2016
At the end of the project 34.0%
In the middle of the project 26.5%
I mantain a steady speed throughout the project 21.4%
Other - N/A 10.2%
At the beginning of the project 7.9%
1094 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you like using outsourcers' project management/translation platforms?
By Gabriella Vento - featured on Oct 18, 2016
It depends on the platform 48.3%
No, not at all 39.2%
Yes, definitely 6.5%
Other - N/A 6.1%
1154 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you feel when referred to as a "resource"?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 17, 2016
I don't care about it 43.1%
I am not a resource, I am a translator! 26.7%
Fine, that's how it is 17.4%
Other - N/A 12.8%
894 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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A great one-week vacation and a very high-paying job come concurrently. What do you do?
By Joyce A - featured on Oct 16, 2016
Go for the job 36.2%
Take the vacation 27.0%
Tough dilemma! 26.7%
Other - N/A 10.1%
853 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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"Translators know the name of everything and the meaning of nothing"
By anonymous - featured on Oct 15, 2016
I don't agree 65.1%
Only in areas other than their speciality fields 18.5%
Other - N/A 10.7%
I agree 5.7%
1003 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which is the best way to learn a new language?
By Montserrat S. - featured on Oct 14, 2016
Living abroad 64.5%
Language school/institute 13.6%
Other - N/A 12.3%
Self-teaching 6.0%
Private lessons 3.6%
1101 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When did you start to feel 100% confident about your work?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 13, 2016
I still doubt sometimes 48.6%
After 5 years as a full-time translator 18.9%
After 1 year as a full-time translator 15.5%
Other - N/A 9.8%
After 10 years as a full-time translator 4.8%
Right after graduating 2.5%
1151 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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According to you, the main characteristic of your native language is...
By Aline Canino - featured on Oct 12, 2016
Its grammatical structure 36.1%
Other - N/A 26.4%
Its vocabulary 15.4%
Its pronounciation 12.0%
Its writing style 10.2%
1003 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What position do you think is the best for a translator?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 11, 2016
Freelancer 64.8%
UN/EU translator 19.4%
Other - N/A 10.4%
In-house translator 5.4%
1124 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What percentage of your translation rate do you usually charge for editing?
By Mikhail Kropotov - featured on Oct 10, 2016
26-50% 38.3%
I don't offer editing services 21.0%
51-75% 12.2%
I charge per hour 12.2%
0-25% 9.6%
Other - N/A 5.1%
76-100% 1.1%
> 100% 0.5%
871 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you enjoy being an invisible translator?
By Mario Chavez - featured on Oct 9, 2016
Yes, I prefer to be invisible 39.0%
Sometimes 25.1%
Other - N/A 19.0%
No, but which choice do I have? 11.4%
Yes, but I wish I wasn't 5.6%
738 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you search KudoZ/KOG as part of your research while translating?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 8, 2016
Yes, sometimes 46.1%
Rarely 20.7%
Yes, always 18.7%
No, never 12.8%
Other - N/A 1.7%
1043 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you confuse genders when speaking in your non-native language(s)?
By Catharine Cellier-Smart - featured on Oct 7, 2016
No, never 29.7%
Rarely 28.7%
Yes, sometimes 22.0%
My non-native language doesn't have genders 10.0%
Yes, many times 7.1%
Other - N/A 2.5%
1216 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you charge a surcharge for translation of PDF to Word converted documents?
By EN/ES>DE - featured on Oct 6, 2016
No 48.4%
It depends 33.9%
Yes 11.9%
Other - N/A 5.8%
1072 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What writing skill would you like to develop to offer new services?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 5, 2016
Other - N/A 38.7%
Copywriting 22.2%
Web content writing 17.3%
Technical writing 12.9%
Business writing 9.0%
1001 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Did you notice an increase in the number of non-paying clients in 2016?
By Irène Guinez - featured on Oct 4, 2016
No 83.6%
Yes 9.1%
Other - N/A 7.2%
1204 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you mute incoming email notifications when working?
By Ulrike MacKay - featured on Oct 3, 2016
No 73.7%
Yes 14.7%
Other - N/A 11.5%
929 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the longest period you were out of work, as a freelancer?
By Veroniki Velli - featured on Oct 2, 2016
A couple of days 28.3%
A couple of weeks 28.0%
More than a month 19.3%
A month 10.7%
I have never been out of work 7.3%
Other - N/A 6.5%
805 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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After delivering a translation, do you ever get frustrated with the edits/choices of the reviser?
By Barbara Carrara - featured on Oct 1, 2016
Hardly ever 40.6%
Yes, often 33.0%
Other - N/A 14.4%
No, never 6.1%
Yes, very often 5.8%
1041 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What will you do to celebrate International Translation Day (September 30th)?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 30, 2016
Work 43.7%
Other - N/A 19.2%
Attend ProZ.com virtual conference 16.9%
I still don't know 12.6%
Relax at home 5.5%
Go to a powwow 2.1%
1063 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a social network account that connects you with other translators?
By Hikmat - featured on Sep 29, 2016
No 47.5%
Yes 46.6%
Other - N/A 5.9%
1120 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In your opinion, which factor is the most important when selecting a CPD course?
By Angus Stewart - featured on Sep 28, 2016
I don't undertake CPD 40.1%
Subject matter 22.1%
Other - N/A 14.2%
Course accreditation 6.8%
Reputation (of course provider) 6.0%
Online availability 5.2%
Cost 2.6%
Location (if attending in person) 1.9%
Time 1.0%
885 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In your opinion, which of these combinations is better to be more successful in your business?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 27, 2016
Depends on your languages/specialisations 35.9%
Fewer languages, more specialisations 25.3%
Fewer languages, fewer specialisations 14.0%
More languages, more specialisations 11.1%
Other - N/A 7.3%
More languages, fewer specialisations 6.4%
1069 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What aspect of the profession do you find most frustrating?
By Giuseppina Gatta, MA (Hons) - featured on Sep 26, 2016
Lowering rates 26.7%
Non-paying clients 19.5%
Other - N/A 14.7%
Hardware/software/PC problems 11.9%
Stress 9.7%
Too many taxes 9.2%
Unrewarding jobs 8.2%
898 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you listen to the radio while working?
By Norman Buhagiar - featured on Sep 25, 2016
No 66.0%
Yes 24.5%
Other - N/A 9.5%
796 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Can specialising in a field of translation lead to complacency in acquiring new knowledge?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 24, 2016
Yes 36.0%
I don't know 33.4%
No 24.0%
Other - N/A 6.7%
842 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever tried the Bates method (improving eyesight naturally) to improve your eyesight?
By Abdelmonem Samir - featured on Sep 23, 2016
I have never heard about it 76.7%
No, never 16.5%
Other - N/A 3.0%
Yes, but it didn't work 1.6%
Yes, it made some progress, but I didn't fully recover 1.5%
Yes, and I can see much better now 0.7%
1005 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use MT (Machine translation) in your work?
By Christopher & Rozilene Frye - featured on Sep 22, 2016
No, never 59.2%
Yes, occasionally 22.9%
Yes, most of the time 8.9%
Yes, always 5.9%
Other - N/A 3.1%
1081 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What part of your household income comes from your freelance activities?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 21, 2016
More than 80% 43.3%
From 50% to 80% 19.7%
From 30% to 50% 18.0%
From 10% to 30% 12.5%
Less than 10% 6.5%
1040 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you do to keep your back healthy during intense periods of work?
By Hege Jakobsen Lepri - featured on Sep 20, 2016
I exercise regularly 38.8%
I do nothing 29.6%
Other - N/A 13.2%
I've made my workspace ergonomicly sound 12.4%
I get massages/physiotherapy 6.0%
1045 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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