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Which sign-off do you usually use when communicating with clients?
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Would you adjust your working hours to correspond to a client's time zone?
By Birgit De Gregorio Ph.D. - featured on Jun 27, 2012
Maybe, but only if the project was urgent 33.8%
No, but they could reach me in case of emergency 22.0%
Yes 21.9%
No 16.8%
Other - N/A 5.6%
1675 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you prefer to live in your source language or target language country?
By Ty Kendall - featured on Jun 26, 2012
Target language country 37.6%
Source language country 29.8%
No preference 25.4%
Other - N/A 7.2%
1670 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many regular clients do you have?
By Antoni Yalap - featured on Jun 25, 2012
< 5 54.5%
6 - 10 30.1%
11 - 15 5.8%
> 16 5.6%
None 4.0%
1435 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you cancel plans with family or friends to work?
By Gwenydd Jones - featured on Jun 24, 2012
A few times a year 45.4%
Once or twice a month 19.6%
Never 13.0%
On a weekly basis 11.4%
Other - N/A 10.6%
1166 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever received compliments from your clients regarding the quality of your translations?
By Monika Jakacka Márquez - featured on Jun 23, 2012
Yes, often 53.9%
Yes, once or twice 37.5%
No, never 5.3%
Other - N/A 3.3%
1504 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you accept jobs with formatting issues (.ppt, .doc with images, PDF, etc)?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 22, 2012
Yes, but only in certain circumstances 50.8%
Yes, always 41.0%
Other - N/A 4.8%
No, never 3.4%
1570 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you like to have a ProZ.com smartphone application?
By sazo - featured on Jun 21, 2012
No 39.4%
Yes 33.7%
Perhaps 21.4%
Other - N/A 5.5%
1612 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many different CAT tools do you use on a regular basis?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 20, 2012
1 44.2%
2 23.2%
None 20.4%
3 or more 10.7%
Other - N/A 1.6%
1771 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In which areas do you principally undertake CPD (Continuing Professional Development)?
By Angus Stewart - featured on Jun 19, 2012
I don't undertake CPD 26.3%
Subject specialism(s) 18.6%
Software/CAT tools 15.7%
Other - N/A 14.0%
Source language(s) 13.9%
Business management/marketing 4.9%
Additional non-source language(s) 4.0%
Translation theory 2.6%
1430 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Oops. You just sent out an urgent quote with a typo. Now what?
By Birgit De Gregorio Ph.D. - featured on Jun 18, 2012
Resend the corrected quote, with an apology 32.7%
Depends on the severity of the typo 32.4%
It would be worse to bother the client again 15.3%
Other - N/A 6.0%
Depends on the prospective client 5.6%
Can't happen to me- I never reply in haste! 5.0%
Resend the corrected quote without comment 2.9%
1249 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever worked on a translation project that made you smile?
By Veronica Lupascu - featured on Jun 17, 2012
Yes 80.8%
No 15.6%
Other - N/A 3.5%
1132 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think it's possible to be a good translator in multiple language pairs?
By Analia Cassano - featured on Jun 16, 2012
Yes, I think so 37.0%
Definitely yes 32.5%
Perhaps 18.1%
No, probably not 8.0%
No, definitely not 2.6%
Other - N/A 1.9%
1534 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever contacted end clients directly?
By Ennio Delle Piane - featured on Jun 15, 2012
No 50.0%
Yes 43.0%
Other - N/A (please share) 7.0%
1508 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ever change the terms used in a TM?
By TREX2 - featured on Jun 14, 2012
Yes, sometimes 72.7%
Other - N/A 18.8%
No, never 8.6%
1461 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you apply different rates for urgent projects?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 13, 2012
Sometimes 53.8%
Yes 28.0%
No 15.0%
Other - N/A 3.2%
1713 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you comfortable with bidding on jobs that require three or more references?
By ravi kumar - featured on Jun 12, 2012
No 61.1%
Yes 28.3%
Other - N/A 10.6%
1628 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you give up your "freelance" status to an "in-house" position if requested?
By Davide Grillo - featured on Jun 11, 2012
No, absolutely not 50.3%
Perhaps 35.0%
Yes 9.6%
Other - N/A 5.0%
1436 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is your ProZ.com profile customized for non-English languages?
By Veronica Lupascu - featured on Jun 10, 2012
No 72.4%
Yes 21.7%
Other - N/A 5.9%
1102 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Think of your favourite client. What makes him/her your favourite?
By Audrey Pate - featured on Jun 9, 2012
A combination of the above 53.1%
All of the above 13.1%
Pleasant to work with 8.1%
Timely payment 7.5%
Pays high rates 6.5%
Interesting projects 4.6%
Other - N/A 3.6%
Good communication 2.4%
Shares your quality standards 1.2%
1534 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a license, certificate or degree in a profession outside of translation/interpretation?
By Suzanne Deliscar - featured on Jun 8, 2012
Yes 65.4%
No 32.0%
Other - N/A 2.6%
1676 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which demand most often excludes you from jobs for which you would otherwise qualify?
By José Henrique Lamensdorf - featured on Jun 7, 2012
Use of a specific CAT tool 39.0%
Other - N/A 18.9%
Physical location 12.7%
Certification 12.1%
Native language 6.8%
Years of experience 4.5%
Security clearance 3.0%
File formats 2.9%
1621 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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With which file format do you most prefer to work?
By Edward Potter - featured on Jun 6, 2012
Word processing (.doc, .odt) 80.3%
Tag editor (.ttx) 9.8%
Other - N/A 6.1%
XML 1.4%
Spreadsheet (.xls) 1.3%
Presentation (.ppt, .odp) 0.7%
PDF 0.3%
1737 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How old is the oldest translation you have re-used from your TM? (min. 3 sentences)
By Wolfgang Jörissen - featured on Jun 5, 2012
Other - N/A 35.4%
3-4+ years 20.4%
1 -2+ years 15.7%
< 1 year 13.0%
5-8+ years 10.8%
> 9 years 4.6%
1312 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which type of mouse do you use the most?
By Francesca Battaglia - featured on Jun 4, 2012
Wired (traditional) 51.9%
Wireless 31.7%
Integrated 12.0%
Other - N/A 4.4%
1429 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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"True artists are almost the only people who do their work with pleasure" -Auguste Rodin
By anonymous - featured on Jun 3, 2012
I disagree 39.7%
I agree 28.0%
Perhaps it's true 24.9%
Other - N/A 7.4%
1070 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you waiting for a breakthrough in your career as a translator/interpreter?
By xxxwonita - featured on Jun 2, 2012
No 50.4%
Yes 40.6%
Other - N/A 9.0%
1451 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you convert the currency when translating?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 1, 2012
Sometimes, depending on the text 45.3%
No 36.2%
Yes, I adapt it for the target audience 11.8%
Other - N/A 6.7%
1608 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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CAT tools have produced a difference in your productivity, but have they increased your revenues?
By Isabelle F. BRUCHER - featured on May 31, 2012
Yes 37.0%
No 27.9%
Not sure 21.1%
Other - N/A 14.0%
1664 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you find clients?
By anonymous - featured on May 30, 2012
They find me 43.4%
Through jobs posted on ProZ.com 25.5%
Other - N/A 24.5%
Through colleagues 4.4%
Through friends or family members 2.2%
1664 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which is the best way to improve your vocabulary?
By anonymous - featured on May 29, 2012
Read books, newspapers 47.0%
Translate a lot 22.0%
Listen to native speakers of the language 16.3%
Other - N/A 9.5%
Look up words 5.2%
1648 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the largest number of jobs you have ever completed in one day?
By Amar Nath - featured on May 28, 2012
3 27.8%
> 5 24.1%
< 2 20.0%
4 15.7%
Other - N/A 12.3%
1239 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which of the following has helped you the most to become the translator you are?
By yam2u - featured on May 27, 2012
A combination of the above 44.1%
Linguistic talent/skill 22.7%
Professional experience 19.3%
Formal translation training/degree 5.0%
Training in field other than translation 4.7%
Other - N/A 4.2%
1205 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When clients ask for discounts, do you usually accept ?
By anonymous - featured on May 26, 2012
Yes, sometimes 50.1%
Yes, but only for long-standing clients 19.8%
No, never 14.4%
Other - N/A 9.1%
Yes, most of the time 6.6%
1533 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When was the last time you made adjustments to your own quality assurance process?
By anonymous - featured on May 25, 2012
Not very recently 24.4%
I can't remember 22.9%
Never 22.0%
Other - N/A 15.6%
Recently (please share) 15.1%
1405 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 39.7%
Good, but could be better 25.9%
Very rigorous 16.2%
Not rigorous at all 11.9%
Other - N/A 6.2%
1497 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 49.5%
Not usually 30.6%
Yes, in general 11.7%
Not at all 6.1%
Other - N/A 2.1%
1813 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 43.5%
Yes 32.7%
No, and I won't 16.2%
Other - N/A 7.5%
1736 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 11.3%
Other - N/A 2.9%
Only after a big job 2.9%
1463 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 4.4%
1259 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 2.4%
1594 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 41.8%
>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%
1487 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 65.7%
No, but I'd like to 15.5%
Yes 15.2%
Other - N/A 3.6%
1696 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%
7 - 15 17.3%
16 - 22 17.3%
23- 29 11.7%
I don't take days off 8.8%
Other - N/A 8.8%
30 8.3%
< 7 7.6%
1773 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 13.6%
Very frequently 10.7%
1745 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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