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In 2017, which has been the best month for you so far, professionally speaking?
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Do you make exceptions and translate into your source language?
By Nele Van den Broeck - featured on May 31
No, never 23.5%
Rarely 20.5%
I always translate both ways 19.3%
Sometimes 17.1%
Only under certain conditions 11.8%
Yes, but for family/friends only 5.6%
Other 2.2%
1155 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How would you rate the first part of 2017 professionally?
By anonymous - featured on May 30
Positive 51.7%
Neutral 23.8%
Negative 16.7%
Haven't thought about it 5.3%
Other 2.4%
1268 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever worked for a client who never paid you?
By Jacob Njagi - featured on May 28
Yes 53.8%
No 35.6%
Almost, but I used a debt collector/resolved the issue 7.4%
Other 3.2%
756 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How far into the future are you currently booked?
By anonymous - featured on May 27
Less than a week 31.9%
I don't know what I'm doing tomorrow 27.5%
One to two weeks 18.3%
Two weeks to a month 11.3%
Other 6.3%
I'm fully booked for months to come 4.8%
941 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How old is the photo in your profile?
By Els Hoefman - featured on May 26
Two to three years old 21.6%
Five to ten years old 20.6%
Four to five years old 15.5%
I don't have a photo in my profile 15.0%
Less than a year old 14.1%
Older than ten years 6.3%
I don't know 3.6%
Other 3.2%
994 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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On average, what percentage of your total working capacity are you using?
By anonymous - featured on May 25
50-75% 29.9%
75-99% 25.5%
100% 14.5%
25-50% 10.7%
I don't know 9.5%
0-25% 5.9%
Other 4.0%
1000 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever attached the wrong file when delivering a translation?
By Monika Jakacka Márquez - featured on May 24
Yes, once or twice 49.2%
No, never 39.7%
Yes, several times 7.1%
Other - N/A 2.9%
Yes, it happens all the time 1.1%
1087 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What motivates you most in your trade?
By anonymous - featured on May 23
Money 37.6%
The art of translation 27.8%
Other 14.2%
Cultural knowledge 10.9%
Technical knowledge 6.3%
Business relationships 3.2%
1057 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think that raising kids can be an obstacle to succeeding as a freelance translator?
By Magda Phili - featured on May 22
It depends on the circumstances 41.6%
Absolutely not 28.0%
Yes, it makes success more difficult 18.4%
Other 12.0%
822 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use pen/pencil and paper for work anymore?
By anonymous - featured on May 21
Occasionally 38.8%
No 25.6%
Yes 23.4%
No, and I never did 9.6%
Other 2.5%
789 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you feel when a client doesn't address you by your name in the head of emails?
By Cecilia Alves - featured on May 20
I don't care 46.3%
Annoyed 26.6%
Other 14.2%
It's never happened 9.5%
Upset 3.3%
943 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you set aside time in your work day for exercise?
By anonymous - featured on May 19
Sometimes 35.3%
Yes 32.4%
No 29.2%
Other 3.1%
1077 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which do you use most for your translation work?
By Abdelmonem Samir - featured on May 18
Laptop 53.2%
PC 43.9%
Other - N/A 2.8%
1097 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is there a school subject that might have helped you as a freelancer if you had paid more attention?
By anonymous - featured on May 17
No 50.9%
Yes (please share) 22.8%
I don't know 22.5%
Other 3.8%
880 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many computer and/or devices do you use for work?
By Katia V. - featured on May 16
2 40.3%
1 37.5%
3 14.1%
4 4.3%
Other 1.9%
5 0.8%
6 0.5%
7 or more 0.5%
1103 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you are not working at the moment, does your morning routine change?
By anonymous - featured on May 15
Yes (please share) 34.0%
It depends 33.8%
No 27.0%
Other 5.2%
748 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you find social media a distraction while working?
By anonymous - featured on May 14
Sometimes 30.7%
Yes 28.7%
I don't use or participate in social media at all 18.3%
No 17.8%
Actually, it has been helpful 2.3%
Other 2.3%
698 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the average number of words you translate per month?
By Gustavo Villalobos - featured on May 13
Between 25,000 and 50,000 27.3%
Fewer than 25,000 23.1%
I don't know 22.7%
Between 50,000 and 75,000 13.0%
Between 75,000 and 100,000 4.5%
Other 3.9%
Between 100,000 and 150,000 3.4%
More than 150,000 2.2%
876 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever had family problems because of working too much?
By Carla Lopes - featured on May 12
No 48.9%
Yes 45.1%
Other - N/A 6.0%
962 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the maximum age to start learning a new language?
By anonymous - featured on May 11
There is no such a thing 82.1%
Under 20 6.1%
Between 20 and 30 3.4%
Other 3.2%
Over 50 is fine 2.4%
Between 30 and 40 1.8%
Between 40 and 50 1.0%
1067 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Being an ATA-certified translator...
By Linda Gueye - featured on May 10
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How many unread emails do you have in your inbox right now?
By anonymous - featured on May 9
None 63.0%
More than 15 10.2%
1-3 9.1%
Who knows 7.3%
3-7 5.3%
7-15 3.8%
Other 1.2%
1161 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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My biggest complaint with the CAT tools I've used is:
By anonymous - featured on May 8
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Do you answer your work-related emails as soon as you get then?
By Carla Lopes - featured on May 7
Yes 43.0%
It depends on the sender/subject matter 41.2%
I only check my inbox every hour or so 8.6%
Only after I finish my current task 3.4%
Other 2.7%
I only check my inbox at the beginning/end of the day 1.1%
803 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When considering Continuing Professional Development (CPD), what is the most important factor?
By Angus Stewart - featured on May 6
I don't do any formal CPD 37.1%
Course subject matter 32.6%
Other 9.0%
Cost 6.5%
Reputation of course provider 6.1%
Location or format (online/offline) 4.1%
Networking opportunities 3.5%
Location 1.2%
804 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you feel there is a lot of competition in your language pair(s) or field(s) of expertise?
By anonymous - featured on May 5
Yes 64.9%
Maybe, not sure 19.8%
No 12.6%
Other 2.6%
1099 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you accept being paid less or nothing at all for repetitions?
By RakelC - featured on May 4
It depends on the client 28.7%
Yes 26.6%
No 19.4%
It depends on the text 17.9%
Other 7.4%
1123 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you familiar with "post editing"?
By Michael Harris - featured on May 3
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Do you work with a cloud-based CAT tool?
By anonymous - featured on May 2
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My biggest client is
By anonymous - featured on May 1
international, outside the country where I reside 62.2%
local, in the country where I reside 31.1%
Other - N/A 6.7%
807 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In general, I prefer...
By anonymous - featured on Apr 30
Medium-sized jobs 47.2%
Longer, more involved projects 26.3%
No preference 13.0%
Short, quick jobs 9.6%
Other 3.8%
790 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you keep track of your clients and their info?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 29
I use my email 34.5%
Spreadsheet 27.8%
Other 18.3%
Special software 10.2%
It's all in my head 9.2%
960 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What's the best type of website to represent a translator?
By Alistair Ian Spearing Ortiz - featured on Apr 28
Bare-bones (quick and to the point) 61.0%
Other 25.0%
Detailed (with lots of content) 14.0%
859 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many payment methods do you provide for clients?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 27
2 49.8%
3 21.9%
Just one 18.9%
4 5.4%
5 1.5%
Other 1.5%
More than 7 0.5%
7 0.3%
6 0.2%
1131 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever been commissioned the translation of a book for personal use?
By texjax DDS PhD - featured on Apr 26
No 81.9%
Yes, once 9.9%
Yes, more than once 4.5%
Other 3.7%
988 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Where do you most prefer to work?
By Emre Demiray - featured on Apr 25
Home 82.2%
Office 8.1%
Other 2.2%
No preference 2.1%
Cafes 1.6%
Coworking places 1.6%
Library 1.1%
Outdoors 1.1%
1135 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you organize your TMs?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 24
A combination of these options 22.0%
By client 16.1%
I don't have TMs 15.9%
By language pair 13.7%
I don't organize them 12.6%
By field/subject 10.7%
By project 5.4%
Other 3.3%
By date 0.2%
849 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Among your clients, do you notice a tendency towards shorter deadlines?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 23
Not really 34.9%
Yes 26.3%
Some 19.4%
No 16.3%
Other 3.0%
756 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many non-disclosure agreements have you signed in your career?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 22
Fewer than twenty 46.1%
Between twenty and fifty 20.6%
I don't know 15.2%
Between fifty and a hundred 5.8%
Hundreds 4.0%
I am not at liberty to disclose that information 4.0%
None 3.3%
Thousands 1.0%
942 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you value most about membership in a professional translators' association?
By Angus Stewart - featured on Apr 21
I am not a member of any association 42.6%
Accreditation 16.7%
Client exposure 14.4%
Networking opportunities 14.1%
Other 7.0%
CPD opportunities 2.2%
Industry news 2.2%
Fringe benefits (e.g. discounts) 0.8%
965 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you found any benefits from using LinkedIn?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 20
No 43.3%
Not sure 21.1%
Yes 18.4%
I don't use it 15.3%
Other 1.8%
1150 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you part of a local network of translators where you live?
By tilak raj - featured on Apr 19
No, it's just me 69.0%
Yes 20.4%
Other 7.0%
Not yet, trying to start one 3.7%
1031 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In terms of new trends/technology, are you an early adopter?
By maria sgourou - featured on Apr 18
No 47.9%
It depends on... (please share) 27.4%
Yes 20.7%
Other 4.0%
900 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you learning a new language now (for work or for fun)?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 17
No 50.6%
Yes (please share) 24.6%
No, but I'm planning on it in the future 20.8%
Other 4.0%
759 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you perform cleanup/maintenance on your main work computer?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 16
Whenever a problem comes up 31.5%
Monthly 14.8%
Weekly 13.5%
I don't remember the last time 10.0%
Yearly 8.8%
Other 7.5%
Um... never? 6.4%
Daily 4.7%
I have someone else do that for me 2.9%
683 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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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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