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How far into the future are you currently booked?
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Do you think you work longer hours than other translators?
By Anne Lee - featured on Jun 11, 2016
No 58.8%
Yes, probably 20.3%
Other - N/A 11.1%
Yes, definitely 9.9%
893 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When did you register at ProZ.com?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 10, 2016
Before 2006 33.1%
Between 2007 and 2009 30.2%
Between 2010 and 2012 20.9%
Between 2013 and 2015 12.9%
This year 2.8%
999 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you usually accept invoicing terms of 45 days or more?
By Joel Pina Diaz - featured on Jun 9, 2016
It depends 42.9%
Yes 34.1%
No 20.8%
Other - N/A 2.2%
1056 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you type as fast in your source language as in your target language?
By Natalia Pedrosa - featured on Jun 8, 2016
Yes 55.4%
No 38.0%
Other - N/A 6.7%
1022 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use many foreign words in your native language?
By Cristina Heraud-van Tol - featured on Jun 7, 2016
Yes, some 52.8%
No 25.8%
Yes, a lot 18.0%
Other - N/A 3.5%
1008 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Has your shape been affected by sedentary lifestyle?
By Francesca Battaglia - featured on Jun 6, 2016
No, not really 36.5%
Yes 32.6%
Yes, but I have started exercising 24.2%
Other - N/A 6.7%
789 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ask for an official PO for test translations?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 5, 2016
No, it is not needed 58.0%
I don't do test translations 21.3%
Other - N/A 15.1%
Yes, a PO is required 5.6%
648 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you getting more work this year than the previous one?
By Rosalicia De La Rosa - featured on Jun 4, 2016
About the same 39.3%
Yes 27.8%
No 26.9%
Other - N/A 6.0%
905 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you like to be a literary translator?
By María Carda - featured on Jun 3, 2016
No 52.7%
Yes 29.4%
Other - N/A 9.6%
I am already a literary translator 8.3%
1029 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you normally round the total value of your invoice?
By ferreirac - featured on Jun 2, 2016
No 84.8%
Other - N/A 6.0%
Yes, up 5.5%
Yes, down 3.7%
1019 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you do when you have problems figuring out the right translation for a word/phrase?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 1, 2016
Search until you find the answer 49.1%
Get back to the problem later 36.7%
Other - N/A 14.2%
959 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What inspired you to become a translator/interpreter?
By Richard Levy - featured on May 31, 2016
Love for languages 44.4%
Other - N/A 23.0%
Natural fit 17.6%
My university studies 10.2%
I am a native speaker of multiple languages 4.1%
Love dealing with people 0.7%
1071 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Should a translator send only half of the work done until getting paid (the full invoice)?
By INES Reisch - featured on May 30, 2016
No, never 47.9%
Yes, sometimes 25.8%
Other - N/A 24.0%
Yes, always 2.3%
799 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever refused to work again for a specific client?
By Elodie Bonnafous - featured on May 29, 2016
Yes, once or twice 71.9%
Yes, many times 12.9%
No, never 11.3%
Other - N/A 3.9%
743 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How did you mainly learn your source language(s)?
By anonymous - featured on May 28, 2016
Studied it/took classes 52.9%
Exchange program/lived abroad 15.3%
Grew up in a bilingual situation 10.3%
Other - N/A 10.0%
Reading/self taught 6.8%
Married into it 4.6%
939 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think your name influences clients in choosing your services?
By Anne-Sophie Cardinal - featured on May 27, 2016
No 58.8%
Yes 23.9%
Other - N/A 17.3%
1001 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many of your clients do not require the use of CAT tools?
By Marcela Greco Laniella - featured on May 26, 2016
Less than half 30.9%
More than half 29.9%
Other - N/A 14.3%
They all require CAT tools 13.6%
Half of them 11.4%
1030 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Who should be in charge of using an OCR tool to prepare the source text for translation?
By Amanda DesJardins - featured on May 25, 2016
The project manager 68.9%
Other - N/A 16.0%
The end client 8.5%
The translator 6.6%
933 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which of these attributes do you mainly look for in a translation company?
By Mike Hunter - featured on May 24, 2016
Good payment rates 42.9%
Regular work 20.7%
Other - N/A 11.6%
Company reputation 10.5%
Interesting projects 4.2%
Large volume projects 4.0%
I don't work for translation companies 3.2%
Easy communication 3.0%
1081 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I can't translate without...
By anonymous - featured on May 23, 2016
Other - N/A 38.1%
Coffee 25.6%
Water 23.5%
Tea 12.9%
840 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Rush jobs - love 'em or hate 'em?
By Oliver Lawrence - featured on May 22, 2016
Hate 'em 52.0%
Other - N/A 25.3%
Love 'em 12.7%
I never accept 'em 10.0%
708 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever entrusted a third-party mailing service to send out your CV?
By Julian Holmes - featured on May 21, 2016
No 90.0%
Other - N/A 5.3%
Yes 4.7%
881 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you were reborn, would you like to be a linguist/translator again?
By Basit Ijaz - featured on May 20, 2016
Yes 38.6%
Perhaps 36.0%
No 19.7%
Other - N/A 5.7%
1106 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I am a translator based in...
By HERLANIO FERNANDES - featured on May 19, 2016
Europe 68.3%
North America 10.8%
Asia 9.7%
South America 8.1%
Oceania 1.3%
Africa 1.2%
Central America 0.6%
1150 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever used money transfer websites to avoid bank fees on foreign currency payments received?
By Ed Ashley - featured on May 18, 2016
No 46.5%
Yes 35.4%
Other - N/A 9.5%
I have a foreign currency bank account 6.5%
I didn't know I paid bank fees 2.1%
956 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you good at other subjects, besides languages?
By Francesca Battaglia - featured on May 17, 2016
Yes 61.8%
More or less 26.3%
No 8.0%
Other - N/A 3.9%
1075 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you could change your working language pair(s), which of these would you choose?
By anonymous - featured on May 16, 2016
Other - N/A 25.1%
A more "lucrative" language pair 25.0%
A language pair you always wanted to learn 20.2%
A language pair with less competition 19.6%
A rare language pair 7.0%
A more "prestigious" language pair 3.1%
816 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you vary your rates according to the client's country?
By Natalia Pedrosa - featured on May 15, 2016
Yes 48.4%
No 40.8%
Other - N/A 10.8%
719 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you do test translations, how often do you get the results for them?
By Djana Surkovic - featured on May 14, 2016
Sometimes 25.8%
Often 21.6%
Rarely 21.1%
Always 13.6%
Other - N/A 11.6%
Never 6.2%
979 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you think about working at home?
By Bora Tasdemir - featured on May 13, 2016
I love it 55.1%
It's OK for me 22.1%
Sometimes it's boring 13.2%
I'd rather work in an office 4.9%
Other - N/A 3.6%
I don't like it 1.1%
1133 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you receive a large translation project that you can't handle on your own, you...
By Margareth Santos - featured on May 12, 2016
Negotiate the delivery date and do it on your own 53.5%
Contact a colleague you've worked with before 21.5%
Don't accept the job 15.6%
Other - N/A 8.6%
Search for a translator online 0.8%
1005 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In your experience, which is the least busy day of the week, excluding the weekend?
By anonymous - featured on May 11, 2016
Monday 35.0%
Other - N/A 33.6%
Friday 15.4%
Wednesday 6.4%
Tuesday 6.1%
Thursday 3.5%
937 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever lost a client because they retired or went out of business?
By Muriel Vasconcellos - featured on May 10, 2016
No, never 48.2%
Yes, once or twice 38.5%
Other - N/A 9.4%
Yes, many times 3.9%
967 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which social network is making a professional impact for you?
By Mario Chavez - featured on May 9, 2016
ProZ.com 56.6%
Other - N/A 24.5%
LinkedIn 10.8%
Facebook 4.0%
XING 2.1%
Twitter 1.9%
Tumbler 0.1%
772 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever been diagnosed with Cumulative Trauma Disorder because of excessive typing?
By Isabel Fernandez - featured on May 8, 2016
No 89.6%
Other - N/A 6.8%
Yes 3.6%
635 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever felt tempted to give up your job as a translator/interpreter?
By Irène Guinez - featured on May 7, 2016
No, never 45.5%
Yes, once or twice 32.4%
Yes, many times 17.7%
Other - N/A 4.4%
887 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many hours do you usually spend online in a working day?
By Nitin Goyal - featured on May 6, 2016
8 to 12 hours 42.5%
4 to 8 hours 31.1%
> 12 hours 15.7%
< 4 hours 6.6%
Other - N/A 4.1%
945 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think that translation memories and term bases make your brain and memory "lazy"?
By Jitka Komarkova (Mgr.) - featured on May 5, 2016
No 57.1%
Maybe 24.9%
Yes 12.6%
Other - N/A 5.5%
1002 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How has your business been during the last 90 days compared to your average?
By anonymous - featured on May 4, 2016
About the same 37.9%
Less busy 29.0%
Busier 28.1%
Other - N/A 4.9%
1041 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you dislike the most about working as a freelancer?
By Nicole Blanc - featured on May 3, 2016
Other - N/A 25.4%
Trying to recover unpaid fees 24.0%
Arguing about rates 21.0%
Administrative or office work 16.2%
Tackling technical failures 10.9%
Understanding the client's claims 2.6%
978 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you like to relax after a hard day's work? By...
By anonymous - featured on May 2, 2016
Watching TV 21.0%
Other - N/A 19.9%
Spending time with family/friends 18.3%
Sleeping 11.6%
Going out 11.2%
Reading 8.6%
Playing sports 8.0%
Getting a massage 1.3%
765 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever delivered a translation in the wrong language?
By Rosa Enciso - featured on May 1, 2016
No, never 90.9%
Yes, once or twice 5.2%
Other - N/A 3.4%
Yes, many times 0.6%
714 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When you need to buy new hardware for your office/workstation, how do you usually choose?
By Francesca Battaglia - featured on Apr 30, 2016
I do a price/quality analysis 26.0%
I research online 25.9%
I ask friends/family/colleagues for advice 19.1%
I tend to purchase within a specific brand 11.1%
Other - N/A 10.3%
I let the shop expert advise me 7.5%
864 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think that reviewers should be asked to sign a professional code of ethics?
By Alexander Schleber - featured on Apr 29, 2016
Yes 39.1%
No 35.7%
Other - N/A 25.1%
879 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you in a situation in which a single client accounts for a significant part of your income?
By Alan Corbo, CT - featured on Apr 28, 2016
Yes 48.3%
No 45.2%
Other - N/A 6.5%
1083 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you usually suffer from migraines as a result of your work?
By Mohammed Fahim - featured on Apr 27, 2016
No 80.4%
Yes 11.6%
Other - N/A 8.1%
1064 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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On average, how long does it take you to translate 1000 words in your primary language combination?
By Mary Worby - featured on Apr 26, 2016
Between 2 and 3 hours 35.9%
Between 1 and 2 hours 32.3%
> 4 hours 14.9%
Other - N/A 10.2%
< 1 hour 6.7%
1116 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What's the best professional decision you've ever made?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 25, 2016
To become a freelancer 41.2%
Other - N/A 19.0%
To join ProZ.com 13.5%
To specialize in a field 11.1%
To buy a CAT tool 8.5%
To search for direct clients 5.5%
To get an accountant/lawyer 1.2%
801 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many projects did you complete last year?
By Dmitrie Highduke - featured on Apr 24, 2016
< 100 33.7%
Between 101 and 300 24.9%
Other - N/A 19.3%
Between 301 and 500 11.2%
> 701 6.0%
Between 501 and 700 4.9%
698 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which is the ideal project size?
By Marinus Vesseur - featured on Apr 23, 2016
Between 1,001 and 4,000 words 26.8%
It depends 23.0%
Between 4,001 and 9,000 words 19.3%
Between 9,001 and 14,000 words 9.9%
> 20,001 words 9.5%
Between 14,001 and 20,000 words 5.5%
< 1,000 words 4.2%
Other - N/A 1.8%
948 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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