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Do you generally accept projects from rude project managers?
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During the last 5 years, the rates for translation/interpreting in my country of residence have...
By Monika Jakacka Márquez - featured on Apr 30, 2013
Stayed the same 33.3%
I don't know 27.2%
Decreased 21.9%
Increased 14.7%
Other - N/A 2.9%
1440 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you find yourself writing words that you have not written before?
By Francesca Battaglia - featured on Apr 29, 2013
Yes, sometimes 48.9%
Maybe, I'm not sure 20.0%
Yes, quite often 15.8%
No 8.9%
Other - N/A 6.4%
1098 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever had to give up chasing a payment?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 28, 2013
Yes, once or twice 44.3%
No, never 40.1%
Yes, a few times 9.5%
Other - N/A 3.8%
Yes, many times 2.4%
1055 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In terms of workload, I am currently in a...
By Jenn Mercer - featured on Apr 27, 2013
Feast period 35.3%
Neither 32.6%
Famine period 24.7%
Other - N/A 7.4%
1327 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a specific plan or set of goals for your freelance business?
By LV-ML - featured on Apr 26, 2013
Yes 37.5%
No, and I don't plan on it 29.8%
No, but I'd like to 25.8%
Other - N/A 6.9%
1318 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When is your work volume the heaviest?
By Kimrey Batts - featured on Apr 25, 2013
It varies/depends 65.4%
Towards the end of the week 15.7%
During the middle of the week 7.9%
On the weekend 4.1%
Other - N/A 3.7%
At the beginning of the week 3.2%
1401 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have an emergency fund?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 24, 2013
Yes 38.5%
No 35.2%
I'm working on building one 20.6%
Other - N/A 5.8%
1456 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you typically apply for a job even if the application process is very long/demanding?
By Cécile Gaultier - featured on Apr 23, 2013
It depends 53.5%
No 28.8%
Yes 15.7%
Other - N/A 2.0%
1528 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which of the following wreaks the most havoc on your monthly finances?
By Alan Corbo, CT - featured on Apr 22, 2013
Feast and famine nature of the profession 42.6%
Other - N/A 28.5%
Different clients, different payment terms 20.5%
Unfavorable exchange rates 8.3%
1006 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever regretted taking on a project?
By Francesca Battaglia - featured on Apr 20, 2013
Yes, once or twice 61.8%
Yes, many times 27.6%
No, never 8.6%
Other - N/A 2.1%
1353 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you store your work-related data in the cloud?
By Catherine De Crignis - featured on Apr 19, 2013
No and I'm not planning to 63.5%
No, but I'm considering it 17.6%
Yes 12.8%
Other - N/A 6.0%
1513 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you think when you receive an informally written email from a new unknown client?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 18, 2013
I feel suspicious 40.3%
I consider the offer 31.8%
I don't take it seriously 11.9%
I've never received one 6.9%
Other - N/A 5.5%
I delete it immediately 3.6%
1510 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In your opinion, what is the perfect sized translation job?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 17, 2013
2,500 - 5,000 words 27.3%
5000 - 10,000 words 23.6%
> 10,000 words 18.8%
1,000 - 2,500 words 17.1%
Other - N/A 7.2%
500 - 1,000 words 4.7%
1 - 500 words 1.3%
1671 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is your most important tool as a translator?
By Edward Potter - featured on Apr 16, 2013
The internet 46.0%
My computer 36.5%
Other - N/A 8.6%
A CAT tool 6.6%
My glossaries 1.7%
My colleagues 0.7%
1568 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you attend in person translation-related meetings or workshops?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 15, 2013
No, never 46.1%
I have once or twice 22.5%
Yes, sometimes 20.6%
Yes, regularly 7.1%
Other - N/A 3.8%
1153 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I eat lunch at home...
By Carla Lopes - featured on Apr 14, 2013
Every day 54.1%
Most of the time 29.5%
Sometimes 5.3%
Rarely 5.3%
Never 3.0%
Other - N/A 2.8%
1063 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a blog?
By Vadim Kadyrov - featured on Apr 13, 2013
No, and I don't plan on having one 71.9%
No, but I'd like to 13.9%
Yes 10.7%
Other - N/A 3.5%
1297 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you have a 'C' language, do you find that you use it for work...
By Stephanie Mitchel - featured on Apr 12, 2013
What's a 'C' language? 39.8%
Other - N/A 24.3%
Less often than you thought you would 19.1%
More often than you thought you would 13.6%
More than your 'B' language, even 3.2%
1201 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you reply to work-related emails during the weekend?
By Raphaël Gingras - featured on Apr 11, 2013
Yes 58.8%
Yes, but only if it's urgent 29.0%
No 8.3%
Other - N/A 4.0%
1443 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you deal with a client changing requirements after the start of a project?
By Helene Olsen Richards - featured on Apr 10, 2013
Ask for more time 42.0%
Other - N/A 35.3%
Negotiate for a higher rate 18.7%
Cancel the project 2.3%
Contact a colleague for help 1.6%
1281 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you be willing to relocate to another country if you found a very attractive job offer?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 9, 2013
Yes 54.1%
No 34.9%
Other - N/A 11.0%
1433 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you discuss translation-related issues with your spouse/partner?
By Usch Pilz - featured on Apr 8, 2013
Yes, sometimes 42.1%
Yes, often 24.1%
No, hardly ever 15.7%
Other - N/A 11.2%
No, never 7.0%
1264 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you proud of your profession?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 7, 2013
Yes, definitely 58.6%
Yes, somewhat 27.6%
No, not particularly 9.8%
Other - N/A 2.5%
No 1.5%
1136 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have local clients?
By Francesca Battaglia - featured on Apr 6, 2013
No 33.2%
Yes, a few 26.2%
Yes, one or two 24.2%
Yes, many 13.6%
Other - N/A 2.8%
1415 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you improve/develop your translation skills?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 5, 2013
Combination of the above 46.9%
By working and researching 37.2%
I don't do anything in particular 7.5%
By developing my specialist knowledge 3.3%
Other - N/A 1.8%
By attending workshops/courses 1.7%
By reading translation-related books/articles 0.8%
By interacting with colleagues 0.7%
1440 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever declined a job proposal mainly because your intuition told you to do so?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 4, 2013
Yes, a few times 43.9%
Yes, once or twice 36.7%
No, never 15.5%
Other - N/A 3.9%
1454 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you prepare a yearly budget for your professional training?
By Silvia Barra - featured on Apr 3, 2013
No 91.6%
Yes 5.3%
Other - N/A 3.1%
1426 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would like to be an in-house translator?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 2, 2013
No, definitely not 39.4%
No, not really 27.6%
Yes, perhaps 16.8%
Yes, definitely 8.5%
I currently work in-house 5.1%
Other - N/A 2.5%
1373 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use Facebook for marketing purposes?
By Kasia E Slobodzian-Taylor - featured on Apr 1, 2013
No, and I don't plan on it 75.9%
No, but I'm considering it 12.2%
Yes 8.7%
Other - N/A 3.2%
1050 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use emoticons when communicating with clients?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 31, 2013
Yes, but only with certain clients 32.2%
No, never 26.5%
No, not usually 25.0%
Yes, on occasion 10.4%
Yes, frequently 4.2%
Other - N/A 1.5%
1036 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Most of my work comes primarily from clients based in...
By Roy Chaudhuri - featured on Mar 30, 2013
Europe 73.0%
North America 13.7%
Other - N/A 6.3%
Asia 4.5%
South America 1.5%
Oceania 0.7%
Africa 0.3%
1256 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever turned down a translation project for either moral or ethical reasons?
By Laura Bennett - featured on Mar 29, 2013
No 57.6%
Yes 33.8%
Other - N/A 8.6%
1310 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How strictly do you adhere to "normal business hours" as regards availability?
By Steve Kerry - featured on Mar 28, 2013
No "normal" business hours 38.4%
Depends on other commitments 26.9%
Fairly strictly with odd lapses 18.7%
I am available 24/7 9.4%
Very strictly every day 3.8%
Other - N/A 2.8%
1436 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever worked in a formal partnership with another translator?
By Jo Bennett - featured on Mar 27, 2013
No 67.5%
Yes, and I still do 13.7%
Yes, but not anymore 12.7%
Other - N/A 6.1%
1500 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Has your age ever helped or hurt you in any way as a translator?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 26, 2013
No 68.1%
Yes 19.2%
Other - N/A 12.6%
1543 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you check the ProZ.com homepage during a typical working day?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 25, 2013
1 - 3 times 40.8%
It varies 21.4%
4 - 6 times 13.0%
10 or more times 9.9%
Other - N/A 6.5%
I don't know 4.3%
7 - 9 times 4.1%
1385 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you an Internet addict?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 24, 2013
Yes, somewhat 42.4%
Yes, definitely 31.9%
No, not really 17.9%
No, definitely not 5.6%
Other - N/A 2.2%
1288 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What kind of clothing do you wear when you work at home?
By Marlou Franken - featured on Mar 23, 2013
Informal, comfortable clothing 63.5%
A neat but casual outfit 13.7%
It depends/varies 9.9%
Pajamas 9.6%
Other - N/A 1.8%
Office clothing 1.6%
1710 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Barring unforeseen circumstances, will you still be a translator in 5 years' time?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 22, 2013
Yes, definitely 45.4%
Yes, probably 38.4%
Don't know 9.8%
No, probably not 4.2%
Other - N/A 1.3%
No, definitely not 1.0%
1764 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I would give advice in the area of ___ to a novice translator.
By anonymous - featured on Mar 21, 2013
Other - N/A 25.7%
Business matters 18.0%
Translation techniques 17.2%
CAT tools 15.4%
Job searching 12.0%
Dealing with agencies 11.6%
1364 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use a Mac or a PC for your translation work?
By kairosz (Mary Guerrero) - featured on Mar 20, 2013
PC 87.9%
Mac 7.3%
Other - N/A 2.6%
Neither 2.2%
1966 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a degree in translation or interpretation?
By SophieT - featured on Mar 19, 2013
No 51.0%
Yes 44.1%
Other - N/A 4.9%
2057 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Does working as a translator or interpreter run in your family?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 18, 2013
No 75.9%
Yes 18.0%
Other - N/A 6.0%
1555 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever lost a regular client after raising your rates?
By Maciej Burak - featured on Mar 17, 2013
No, never 41.4%
Yes, once or twice 27.0%
Other - N/A 18.7%
Yes, a few times 12.8%
1318 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you prefer that your clients be based in your country of residence?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 16, 2013
No preference 50.4%
No 29.6%
Yes 18.4%
Other - N/A 1.6%
1775 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you own more than one CAT tool?
By Maria Popova - featured on Mar 15, 2013
Yes 44.5%
No, just one 36.6%
No, I don't use CAT tools 15.8%
Other - N/A 3.2%
1930 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you notice a decrease in your workload?
By Rebekka Groß - featured on Mar 14, 2013
No 37.4%
Yes, in Q1 (Jan-March) 32.3%
Other - N/A 14.1%
Yes, in Q4 (Oct-Dec) 7.2%
Yes, in Q3 (July-Sep) 6.4%
Yes, in Q2 (Apr-June) 2.6%
1850 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are your clients willing to provide recommendation/reference letters?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 13, 2013
I haven't asked 34.7%
Yes, some of them are 27.3%
Yes, all/most of them are 23.5%
Yes, but only one or two of them are 8.1%
Other - N/A 3.3%
No 3.2%
1897 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Does your income allow you to save?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 12, 2013
Yes 47.7%
No 45.3%
Other - N/A 7.0%
2026 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How frequently do you receive compliments on a job you've done?
By Alvaro Morales - featured on Mar 11, 2013
Once in a while 45.8%
Pretty frequently 21.6%
Rarely 20.2%
Very frequently 6.6%
Never 3.8%
Other - N/A 2.1%
1646 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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