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Do you offer Desktop Publishing (DTP) services?
By anonymous
No 86.5%
Yes 9.5%
Other - N/A 4.0%
831 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you are a freelance translator/interpreter, do you aim to have your own agency?
By Ana Escaleira - featured on Mar 24, 2012
No 70.9%
Yes, but in the future 16.1%
Yes, soon 6.8%
Other - N/A 6.2%
1721 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Most of the time I keep my Skype status on:
By Ma.Elena Carrión de Medina - featured on Mar 23, 2012
Online 33.8%
I do not use Skype 24.3%
Offline 17.3%
Invisible 10.9%
Away 8.3%
Other - N/A 3.4%
Do not disturb 1.9%
1836 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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As a translator, I couldn't live without...
By anonymous - featured on Mar 22, 2012
Internet 75.4%
All of the above 16.4%
Other - N/A 3.6%
My favorite dictionary 2.6%
My glossaries 1.2%
Other translators 0.9%
1912 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many assignments did you turn down last month?
By Amanda Jane Lowles - featured on Mar 21, 2012
> 3 40.4%
None 27.5%
2 14.5%
1 12.6%
Other - N/A 4.9%
1788 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use ProZ.com's Education -> Translators scam alert center?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 20, 2012
I am not familiar with this service 56.8%
No, and I don't plan to do it 15.3%
No, but I plan to do it 12.7%
Yes, but I am not subscribed 6.3%
Yes, and I am subscribed 5.6%
Other - N/A 3.3%
1593 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you take a nap after lunch?
By Hirofumi Murata - featured on Mar 19, 2012
Not at all. 48.7%
Yes, but rarely. 23.1%
Yes, sometimes. 20.9%
Yes, everyday. 5.2%
Other - N/A 2.2%
1424 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In your experience, do most non-translators regard translation as an easy task?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 18, 2012
Yes 67.3%
I don't know 16.2%
No 13.9%
Other 2.6%
1268 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Now that I'm a freelancer, I find the job to be:
By Damien Poussier - featured on Mar 17, 2012
As I expected 50.1%
Harder than I thought 25.7%
Easier than I thought 10.7%
Other - N/A 10.5%
I'm not a freelancer 3.0%
1566 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much of your time do you spend proofreading your translations?
By Oliver Lawrence - featured on Mar 16, 2012
1-19% 47.3%
20-39% 36.4%
40-59% 7.5%
Other N/A 4.6%
0% (no proofreading at all) 1.7%
80% and over 1.3%
60-79% 1.2%
1620 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many languages can you speak fluently?
By Jiřina Atanasi Ječná - featured on Mar 15, 2012
2 42.9%
3 34.2%
4 10.1%
1 7.6%
5 2.3%
N/A 1.1%
6 0.9%
> 7 0.7%
7 0.3%
1941 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In deliveries by batches, do you ever go back to an already delivered batch to make corrections?
By Martine Soulet - featured on Mar 14, 2012
Yes, sometimes 64.4%
No 19.9%
Other - N/A 8.8%
Yes, always 7.0%
1625 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever worked on a translation that required no research in Google or a dictionary?
By Cathy Przybylski - featured on Mar 13, 2012
Yes 46.1%
No, research should be part of every single translation 30.2%
No 21.7%
Other - N/A 2.0%
1844 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When you access your inbox which emails do you handle first?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 12, 2012
Emails from current clients 45.2%
It depends/no preference 25.1%
Most recent 11.1%
Oldest 7.8%
Emails from potential clients 4.9%
Personal emails 3.2%
Other - N/A 2.7%
1418 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you check your emails when you are out of your (home)office?
By Cathy Przybylski - featured on Mar 11, 2012
Yes (smartphone) 51.2%
No, I don't (I am out of the office!) 23.1%
Yes (other) 16.3%
Yes (Netbook) 4.2%
N/A (please share) 3.4%
Yes (hotspot) 1.9%
1390 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many jobs do you have in hands right now?
By Madalena Ribeiro - featured on Mar 10, 2012
2-4 44.8%
1 23.5%
None 23.5%
5-8 5.1%
Other - N/A 2.1%
>8 1.1%
1832 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you suffered from carpal tunnel syndrome?
By Trinh Do - featured on Mar 9, 2012
No 74.8%
Yes 11.3%
Other - N/A 8.2%
Yes and I still do 5.6%
1648 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you clean your keyboard?
By James Calder - featured on Mar 8, 2012
From time to time 43.1%
Hardly ever 36.7%
Very frequently 10.7%
Never 8.2%
Other - N/A 1.3%
1845 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever translated poetry?
By Monika Jakacka Márquez - featured on Mar 7, 2012
No 72.8%
Yes, but it wasn't published 16.1%
Yes and it was published 8.4%
Other - N/A 2.8%
1817 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (25)] [View this poll]

Are you using Twitter for professional purposes?
By Leon Hunter - featured on Mar 6, 2012
No 80.5%
Yes 9.8%
I use it, but not for professional purposes 7.8%
Other - N/A 1.9%
1927 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (29)] [View this poll]

Is your current job your "dream job"?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 5, 2012
No, but I'm pretty satisfied 49.1%
Yes 28.9%
No 16.9%
Other - N/A 5.1%
1441 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever translated a whole book by yourself?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 4, 2012
No 60.6%
Yes 36.4%
Other - N/A 3.1%
1303 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which has been your best year income-wise so far ?
By Yasemin Açıkgün - featured on Mar 3, 2012
2011 37.9%
< 2008 12.9%
2010 12.8%
2012 12.4%
I don't remember 10.8%
2009 6.9%
Other -N/A 6.2%
1633 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you calculate your proofreading rate?
By Caroline Riera-Darsalia - featured on Mar 2, 2012
20 - 40% of translation rate 30.9%
41 - 60% of translation rate 26.3%
per hour 26.1%
Other - N/A 10.3%
< 20% of translation rate 4.7%
> 60% of translation rate 1.6%
1758 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you "outsource" your translations for proofreading?
By Vivien Werner-P - featured on Mar 1, 2012
No, I proofread them myself 54.8%
Yes, sometimes 24.6%
No 13.5%
Other - N/A 3.8%
Yes, always 3.2%
1795 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (20)] [View this poll]

What size is your main monitor?
By Heinrich Pesch - featured on Feb 29, 2012
17-20 inch 34.2%
21-25 inch 25.3%
15-16 inch 20.3%
12-14 inch 10.4%
> 25 inch 4.1%
Other - N/A 3.7%
<12 inch 2.0%
1715 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The worst thing a translator can do would be...
By Cristina Heraud-van Tol - featured on Feb 28, 2012
to accept texts in unknown fields 30.1%
to miss a deadline 23.0%
to not translate only into their native language 12.6%
Other - N/A 11.4%
not using the spell-checker 10.7%
to accept too much work 9.5%
to accept a tight deadline 2.7%
1893 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (31)] [View this poll]

Which search enigine do you use most of the time?
By Hester Eymers - featured on Feb 27, 2012
Google 92.8%
Other - N/A 2.6%
Depends on the search term 2.5%
Yahoo 1.4%
Bing 0.8%
1518 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use CAT tools on a regular basis?
By pgschreier - featured on Feb 26, 2012
Yes 65.6%
No 31.9%
Other - N/A 2.5%
1340 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which PDF converter do you prefer?
By Stefano Nicola D'Amato - featured on Feb 25, 2012
Other - N/A 37.6%
ABBYY FineReader10 25.8%
Adobe Acrobat X 18.7%
Pdf to word 12.7%
Nuance PDF Converter Pro 7 2.8%
OmniPage Professional 2.3%
1406 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (33)] [View this poll]

Do you think having experience in translation is a must for running a translation agency?
By Youssef Taha - featured on Feb 24, 2012
Yes, it is mandatory 61.3%
Yes, but not necessarily a lot 27.9%
No 7.0%
Other - N/A 3.9%
1737 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you usually search your clients' pictures on the web just to see what they look like?
By Nilton Junior - featured on Feb 23, 2012
No 70.9%
Yes 22.5%
Other - N/A 6.6%
1750 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (19)] [View this poll]

Which of these animals best represents the freelance translator, in your opinion?
By opolt - featured on Feb 22, 2012
chameleon 32.1%
Other - N/A 17.3%
bookworm 13.8%
hermit crab 11.6%
grinning CAT 9.6%
unknown fossil with a forked tongue 5.5%
parrot 3.7%
scapegoat 3.3%
ape 3.1%
1611 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you proofread your translations on paper?
By Jenn Mercer - featured on Feb 21, 2012
No 57.4%
Yes, sometimes 28.5%
Yes, always 12.2%
Other - N/A 1.9%
1937 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (33)] [View this poll]

What type of backups do you carry out?
By MartinPorto - featured on Feb 20, 2012
Extra hard drive 45.9%
USB pen 17.9%
No backup device 13.2%
Other - N/A 10.4%
Network attached storage (NAS) 6.3%
CD/DVD 4.9%
Raid System 1.1%
Tape drive 0.2%
1361 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (21)] [View this poll]

Where do you live?
By Monika Jakacka Márquez - featured on Feb 19, 2012
Europe 70.9%
North America 9.8%
Asia 7.9%
South America 6.1%
Other (please share) 2.2%
Africa 1.6%
Australia & Oceania 0.9%
Antarctica 0.7%
1487 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (32)] [View this poll]

Which do you prefer: translating or proofreading? (Please share)
By Silvia Barra - featured on Feb 18, 2012
translating 81.5%
no preferences 10.0%
proofreading 7.0%
Other - N/A 1.5%
1840 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (28)] [View this poll]

While working on a big and stressful project, do you see your sleep affected?
By Anne-Sophie Cardinal - featured on Feb 17, 2012
Yes 66.2%
No 28.6%
Other - N/A 5.2%
1830 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many computer screens do you use to work?
By Trevor Landolt - featured on Feb 16, 2012
1 71.7%
2 23.6%
3 2.1%
Other - N/A 1.3%
> 3 1.3%
1968 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you accept assignments if the rate offered is lower than your usual rates?
By syutham - featured on Feb 15, 2012
Sometimes 67.8%
Never 12.7%
I set the rates 9.3%
Yes 6.2%
Other - N/A 4.1%
1801 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (17)] [View this poll]

Have you increased your rates for 2012?
By Annett Hieber - featured on Feb 14, 2012
No 44.6%
Yes, but only for new clients 21.3%
No, but I'm working on it 19.8%
Yes 10.5%
Other - N/A 3.8%
1844 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (18)] [View this poll]

What type of publication, online or off, do you subscribe to?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 13, 2012
I don't 30.5%
Other - N/A 14.2%
Newspapers 10.7%
Email notifications 9.9%
Newsletters 9.5%
General interest magazines 7.7%
Industry specific journals 7.4%
Blogs 5.0%
RSS feeds 3.5%
Book club 1.6%
1215 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (16)] [View this poll]

What language do you dream in (at night)?
By Oliver Lawrence - featured on Feb 12, 2012
A mixture/sometimes one sometimes the other 36.2%
Mostly my target language(s) 28.1%
Mostly my source language(s) 16.3%
I don't know/remember 14.7%
Other - N/A 4.8%
1242 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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With how many new clients do you work per month?
By Benjamin Hall - featured on Feb 11, 2012
2-3 22.4%
Other - N/A 20.8%
1 20.6%
None 19.8%
4-5 9.3%
> 8 3.9%
6-8 3.2%
1639 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (19)] [View this poll]

Do you ever delete your work-related emails?
By Daniel Harcz - featured on Feb 10, 2012
No 51.4%
Yes, after 1 year 12.3%
Other - N/A 12.2%
Yes, after 2-3 years 10.5%
Yes, upon completion of the project 6.6%
Yes, after > 5 years 4.2%
Yes, after 4-5 years 2.7%
1824 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you keep your writing skills sharp and nimble?
By Mario Chavez - featured on Feb 9, 2012
by reading a lot in all the languages I know 49.7%
by reading a lot in my native language(s) 20.2%
I don't 12.8%
Other - N/A 12.3%
by reading a lot in my second language(s) 5.0%
1661 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (23)] [View this poll]

Do you accept to translate handwritten documents?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 8, 2012
It depends 42.3%
It has never happened to me 24.1%
Yes 21.6%
No 10.8%
Other - N/A 1.1%
1977 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (35)] [View this poll]

Do you ask for advanced payment before starting an assignment for a new client?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 7, 2012
No 60.5%
It depends 34.0%
Yes 3.3%
Other - N/A 2.1%
1913 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you are a home-based freelancer, where do you work most comfortably?
By Noha Kamal, PhD. - featured on Feb 6, 2012
study 54.1%
living-room 22.4%
bedroom 11.5%
Other - N/A 7.8%
kitchen 3.0%
outdoors (e.g. terrace) 1.2%
1528 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (16)] [View this poll]

When do you usually take some time off?
By Jerome Duquene - featured on Feb 5, 2012
At the weekend 36.9%
Other - N/A 22.3%
At the end of every large project 15.5%
Sometime duing the week (weekdays) 12.4%
Special days (birthday, public holidays etc.) 7.7%
Never 5.2%
1286 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (13)] [View this poll]

Does your income allow you to save?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 4, 2012
Yes 48.2%
No 44.2%
Other 7.6%
1730 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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