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Which is more challenging?
I only perform one of these services 56.8%
Interpreting 25.4%
Both are equally challenging 9.9%
Translating 4.7%
Other - N/A 3.2%
688 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In general, how rigorous are your clients' screening processes for new translators?
By anonymous - featured on May 24, 2012
I don't know 39.8%
Good, but could be better 25.9%
Very rigorous 16.2%
Not rigorous at all 11.8%
Other - N/A 6.2%
1496 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you find it difficult to keep up with the speed at which clients require work completed?
By anonymous - featured on May 23, 2012
Yes, sometimes 49.6%
Not usually 30.5%
Yes, in general 11.7%
Not at all 6.1%
Other - N/A 2.1%
1812 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you made financial plans/preparations for retirement?
By anonymous - featured on May 22, 2012
No, but I would like to 43.6%
Yes 32.6%
No, and I won't 16.3%
Other - N/A 7.6%
1735 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ever find yourself thinking in a mixture of languages?
By anonymous - featured on May 21, 2012
Sometimes 58.5%
All the time 24.3%
No, never 11.4%
Other - N/A 2.9%
Only after a big job 2.9%
1462 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you update your ProZ.com profile?
By anonymous - featured on May 20, 2012
Rarely 63.2%
Fairly frequently 27.7%
Never 4.6%
Very frequently 4.5%
1258 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have your translations proofread by another person before delivery?
By Oliver Lawrence - featured on May 19, 2012
No 48.7%
Yes, sometimes, by another translator 19.1%
No, but I'm considering it 10.0%
Yes, sometimes, by a professional proofreader 7.6%
Other - N/A 7.1%
Yes, always, by another translator 5.1%
Yes, always, by a professional proofreader 2.3%
1593 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do translators' rates compare with professionals' with a similar level of education?
By Friedrich "Tom" Reinold - featured on May 18, 2012
I don't know 41.9%
>20% lower 22.3%
About the same 11.0%
10-20% lower 7.1%
Other - N/A 5.1%
>20% higher 5.0%
<10% lower 3.4%
10-20% higher 2.8%
<10% higher 1.5%
1486 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use any special software to manage your freelance translation business?
By Szymon Metkowski - featured on May 17, 2012
No 65.8%
No, but I'd like to 15.5%
Yes 15.1%
Other - N/A 3.6%
1695 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many days off do you take per year for vacations?
By susi_svf - featured on May 16, 2012
> 30 20.1%
16 - 22 17.3%
7 - 15 17.3%
23- 29 11.7%
I don't take days off 8.8%
Other - N/A 8.8%
30 8.4%
< 7 7.6%
1772 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What percent of your available work time is booked?
By Jenn Mercer - featured on May 15, 2012
90% A few spotty patches, but it works out 18.5%
80% Some lulls 15.3%
100% Always busy 15.2%
25% or less - Seeking other work! 14.0%
50% Ouch 11.8%
75% A bit scary 10.2%
Other - N/A 8.8%
110% I eat at my desk and never sleep 6.2%
1753 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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My own sense of creativity is often inspired by
By anonymous - featured on May 14, 2012
Reading a good book 26.2%
Other - N/A 24.8%
Doing something new 14.3%
My personal muse 10.5%
Watching a good film 6.9%
Hearing a good speaker 5.5%
Admiring works of art 5.2%
Reading a good translation 4.8%
Seeing a new invention 1.7%
1280 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When you were a child/in your early teens, did you think you'd be a translator one day?
By anonymous - featured on May 13, 2012
No, it never occurred to me 66.2%
Yes, I considered it 22.3%
Yes, it has always been my career goal 6.8%
Other - N/A 4.7%
1333 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What role has popular culture (movies, TV, books) played in you learning your acquired language?
By anonymous - featured on May 12, 2012
A fairly important role 36.2%
A very important role 29.8%
A small role 22.2%
None at all 9.0%
Other - N/A 2.8%
1269 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you keep hard copies of all the invoices you issue?
By aliyucel - featured on May 11, 2012
No, but I keep them in my computer 51.2%
Yes 39.2%
No 6.9%
Other - N/A 2.7%
1870 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How would you rate your working time/earnings ratio?
By anonymous - featured on May 10, 2012
Reasonable 36.4%
Good 26.0%
Poor 13.7%
Fair 13.4%
Excellent 7.7%
Other - N/A 2.8%
1912 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you acquire new clients?
By Amir Kamel - featured on May 9, 2012
Other - N/A 26.0%
Every 3 months 19.8%
Monthly 15.9%
Every 6 months 13.9%
Yearly 13.7%
Very frequently 10.7%
1747 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you translate rhyme/poetry?
By Phoebe Ruth - featured on May 8, 2012
No, I avoid it 61.1%
No, but I'd like to 19.2%
Yes, and I enjoy it 9.5%
Other - N/A 7.7%
Yes, but I don't like it 2.5%
1835 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have any pets?
By KLLS - featured on May 7, 2012
No, and I wouldn't like to 29.7%
Yes, multiple 22.0%
Yes, one 21.6%
No, but I'd like to 21.2%
Other - N/A 5.5%
1540 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you practice yoga?
By Brita Fiess - featured on May 6, 2012
No 61.2%
No, but I would like to 13.5%
I used too, but not anymore 11.8%
Yes 10.4%
Other - N/A 2.0%
What's yoga? 1.1%
1367 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you accept jobs on weekends?
By Firas Allouzi - featured on May 5, 2012
Frequently 29.2%
Occasionally 27.0%
Very Frequently 25.2%
Rarely 12.7%
Never 3.4%
Other - N/A 2.5%
1772 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you the main breadwinner in your home?
By Lisa Simpson, MCIL MITI - featured on May 4, 2012
Yes 49.4%
No 41.8%
Other - N/A 8.8%
1824 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever received complaints from your clients regarding the quality of your translations?
By Nadia Mondi - featured on May 3, 2012
Yes, a few times 38.4%
No 35.1%
Yes, once 21.6%
Other - N/A 4.9%
1785 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you turn down a job offer because it is poorly written (grammar/spelling errors)?
By Hege Jakobsen Lepri - featured on May 2, 2012
Yes 43.8%
No 39.2%
Other - N/A 17.0%
1579 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What % of your total revenue comes from direct clients?
By anonymous - featured on May 1, 2012
< 20% 55.0%
20% - 40% 11.3%
> 80% 11.1%
Other - N/A 10.4%
41% - 60% 7.5%
61% - 80% 4.8%
1637 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the largest number of words you have ever translated in one day?
By Jose Arnoldo Rodriguez-Carrington - featured on Apr 30, 2012
3,001-5000 36.3%
5,001-7,000 23.5%
<3,000 16.8%
7,001-10,000 14.3%
>10,000 9.0%
1431 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When did you buy your first translation software?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 29, 2012
When I needed it for a project 32.3%
I haven't yet 27.0%
After a couple of years 19.6%
Other - N/A 16.5%
During my translation studies 4.5%
1277 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do most of your clients pay on time?
By samah A. fattah - featured on Apr 28, 2012
Yes 78.0%
No 18.5%
Other - N/A 3.5%
1656 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Where is your main current client from?
By Jiřina Atanasi Ječná - featured on Apr 27, 2012
Europe 70.8%
North America 15.4%
Asia 5.8%
Other - N/A 4.9%
South America 2.5%
Africa 0.4%
Australia 0.3%
1871 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How did you choose your field(s) of expertise?
By Annett Hieber - featured on Apr 26, 2012
Previous career 24.0%
Education in field 21.1%
To meet the demands of clients 17.4%
Hobbies/interests 14.6%
Other - N/A 8.4%
By accident 7.6%
I don't have a specialty 5.4%
Because it pays well 1.4%
1744 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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At what age did you start to learn your first foreign language?
By Monika Jakacka Márquez - featured on Apr 25, 2012
8-15 years old 57.0%
4-7 years old 26.5%
0-3 years old 10.7%
15-20 years old 3.3%
20-30 years old 1.2%
Other - N/A 1.0%
>30 years old 0.4%
2061 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you gained weight since you started translating?
By Leon Hunter - featured on Apr 24, 2012
No, I've stayed the same weight 38.6%
Yes, somewhat 29.8%
Yes, significantly 16.3%
No, I've lost weight 9.6%
Other - N/A 5.8%
1905 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you watch anything (movies, TV series) while working?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 23, 2012
No 72.2%
Yes, sometimes 20.7%
Yes 5.4%
Other - N/A 1.7%
1567 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you keep a diary?
By Hester Eymers - featured on Apr 22, 2012
No 59.0%
Yes, a paper diary 18.1%
Yes, an electronic organiser 9.9%
Yes, both an electronic and a paper one 7.5%
Other - N/A 5.6%
1287 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which payment processor do you use the most for your business needs?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 21, 2012
PayPal 55.8%
Other - N/A (please share) 35.3%
Moneybookers 8.5%
Global Payments 0.3%
CCNow.com 0.1%
EcoCard.com 0.1%
WorldPay 0.0%
Authorize.Net 0.0%
1591 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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At the end of the trial period of a tool, do you usually buy the full version of it?
By Sara Negro - featured on Apr 20, 2012
Yes, sometimes 43.4%
Other - N/A 17.7%
No 14.1%
No, I only use freeware programs 12.1%
No, I search for other free similar programs 10.0%
Yes 2.6%
1593 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When you come across a concept/term which has no equivalent in your target language, what do you do?
By Thomas Tolnai - featured on Apr 19, 2012
I consult with an expert in the field 31.3%
I propose a term in the TL 24.8%
Other - N/A 24.5%
I adopt the term as is from the SL (loan) 13.6%
It has never happened to me 5.8%
1586 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you take any supplements to boost your mental activity?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 18, 2012
No 76.4%
Yes 11.5%
No, but I should 8.9%
Other - N/A 3.3%
1794 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you keep a savings account with money enough to...
By Heloísa Helena Benetton Costa - featured on Apr 17, 2012
I don't keep a savings account 26.7%
Survive for 3 months without any jobs 21.5%
Other - N/A 21.1%
Survive for a year without any jobs 18.2%
Survive for 6 months without any jobs 12.5%
1708 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use any special equipment to protect your body while working on the computer?
By Gwenydd Jones - featured on Apr 16, 2012
No 76.5%
No, but I've been thinking about it 10.9%
Yes and I find it useful 7.2%
Other - N/A 3.2%
Yes, but it doesn't really help 2.1%
1410 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I read for recreation in...
By anonymous - featured on Apr 15, 2012
two languages 45.6%
three languages 26.6%
one language 13.8%
four or more languages 11.0%
Other - N/A 3.0%
1275 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you prefer working with local or foreign agencies?
By Yunas Halim - featured on Apr 14, 2012
Foreign agencies 40.8%
No preference 36.6%
Local agencies 18.9%
Other - N/A 3.6%
1610 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Work-wise, are you as productive now as you were during the first 5 years of your career?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 13, 2012
I'm more productive now 62.7%
My career as a translator has recently started 17.1%
Yes, it's about the same 8.2%
No, I'm less productive now 7.3%
Other - N/A 4.7%
1703 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ever accept a project if the rate offered is substantially lower than yours?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 12, 2012
Sometimes; it depends 46.2%
No 43.9%
Yes 8.0%
Other - N/A 1.9%
1902 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you consider yourself to be an excellent translator?
By Maria Bellido - featured on Apr 11, 2012
No, but I'm working on it 45.2%
Yes 42.2%
No 7.3%
Other - N/A 5.3%
1817 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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So far in 2012, I have invested in:
By anonymous - featured on Apr 10, 2012
Nothing 29.6%
Memberships 19.8%
Software 13.8%
Hardware 12.4%
Training / industry events 10.0%
Other (please share) 8.1%
Marketing 6.2%
1598 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you work over the Easter holidays?
By Annett Hieber - featured on Apr 9, 2012
Yes 45.2%
Maybe (depends on what comes in) 33.9%
No 17.4%
Other - N/A 3.5%
1369 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many times have you thought about changing your career as a translator?
By Hirofumi Murata - featured on Apr 8, 2012
Never 38.4%
Sometimes 22.0%
Once or twice 18.6%
Quite often 10.0%
Other - N/A 6.1%
I am seriously thinking of it 4.5%
I'm not a translator anymore 0.5%
1256 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is there too much competition in your language pair?
By Ty Kendall - featured on Apr 7, 2012
Yes, definitely 51.6%
Yes, a little 16.1%
Not really 13.3%
Perhaps 12.5%
Other - N/A 3.3%
No 3.2%
1500 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which of the following translation trends do you consider is having the most impact on the industry?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 6, 2012
The use of machine translation (MT) 31.9%
The increase in speed at which clients expect work to be done 26.4%
The use of Translation Management Systems (TMS) 14.5%
N/A 8.0%
Crowdsourced translation 7.2%
Other (please share) 6.5%
Standards to improve translation quality control 5.5%
1442 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you authored and published any books?
By Rosa Grau - featured on Apr 5, 2012
No 88.9%
Yes 11.1%
1626 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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