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A customer always sends you work late Friday for delivery Monday morning. You...
By Julian Holmes - featured on Nov 24, 2012
Accept it without extra charge 29.6%
Negotiate delivery time 25.6%
Accept it with extra charge 12.1%
Other - N/A 11.1%
Politely refuse it 10.9%
Try to educate the customer 10.7%
1538 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a backup or spare computer?
By Burrell - featured on Nov 23, 2012
Yes, a laptop 51.1%
Yes, a desktop 16.5%
No, but I am thinking about getting one 15.0%
No, and I do not need one 9.4%
Other - N/A 8.0%
1653 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When do you usually begin to send reminders for overdue payment?
By Helena Grahn - featured on Nov 22, 2012
< 10 days 28.2%
10 - 15 days 24.0%
> 30 days 22.6%
16 - 30 days 16.2%
Other - N/A 8.9%
1657 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you usually receive a sufficient deadline?
By Jiřina Atanasi Ječná - featured on Nov 21, 2012
Yes 70.5%
No 22.0%
Other - N/A 7.5%
1689 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use voice recognition software?
By Miriam Neidhardt - featured on Nov 20, 2012
No, and I don't plan to 65.7%
No, but I'm thinking about it 21.7%
Yes, occasionally 6.7%
Other - N/A 3.3%
Yes, frequently 2.6%
1751 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think your working hours have affected your health?
By Gianluca Marras - featured on Nov 19, 2012
No 38.2%
Yes, perhaps 33.9%
Yes, definitely 25.5%
Other - N/A 2.5%
1343 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ask a colleague to review your translation before submitting it to the client?
By btoteva - featured on Nov 18, 2012
No 51.5%
It depends 28.5%
Yes, at times 13.1%
Yes, always 4.0%
Other - N/A 2.9%
1195 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you read books/articles related to translation/language?
By Anne-Sophie Cardinal - featured on Nov 17, 2012
Rarely 43.6%
Somewhat frequently 29.9%
Very frequently 12.8%
Never 11.8%
Other - N/A 1.9%
1581 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think the number of WWA entries one has can influence an outsourcer's decision?
By Berenice Font - featured on Nov 16, 2012
Yes, to a point 42.8%
Yes, definitely 20.9%
It depends 20.8%
No 9.3%
Other - N/A 6.2%
1511 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you insist on a signed contract before beginning work?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 15, 2012
No, never 53.0%
Yes, sometimes 17.4%
Yes, but only for first time clients 14.7%
Other - N/A 8.1%
Yes, always 6.7%
1662 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a minimum invoice charge?
By Oliver Lawrence - featured on Nov 14, 2012
No 36.9%
Yes (€20-29) 22.7%
Yes (less than €20) 19.6%
Yes (€30-39) 8.6%
Other - N/A 6.9%
Yes (€40 or over) 5.4%
1698 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you typically receive your documents for translation?
By Secy Eric - featured on Nov 13, 2012
By email 93.3%
Through a translation platform 3.4%
Other - N/A 2.1%
By mail 0.8%
Through Skype or another instant messenger 0.4%
1827 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When you tell someone who's not in the business that you're a translator, how do they react?
By Sara Negro - featured on Nov 12, 2012
They are interested and want to know more 44.1%
No odd reaction, we keep on talking as usual 30.3%
They are surprised and ask for explanation 16.6%
Other - N/A 9.0%
1268 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever felt like you've won a hard battle with a particularly difficult sentence?
By Davide Grillo - featured on Nov 11, 2012
Yes, sometimes 76.5%
Yes, everyday 11.6%
No, I don't fight with my texts 7.8%
Other - N/A 2.2%
No, I'm still waiting for that moment 1.8%
1200 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think age and life experience have an impact on the quality of your work?
By Alison Sparks - featured on Nov 10, 2012
Yes, definitely 55.9%
Yes, but to a point 32.0%
It depends 8.5%
No 2.0%
Other - N/A 1.6%
1562 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many important "variants" are there in your (main) native language?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 9, 2012
1 (standard) 37.6%
> 3 28.9%
2 23.6%
3 9.9%
1445 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you extend your working hours if you have a tight deadline?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 8, 2012
Yes, always 69.0%
Yes, sometimes 18.7%
Yes, but only when absolutely necessary 10.4%
Other - N/A 1.1%
No, my hours are fixed 0.8%
1750 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you notice grammatical errors when others speak and/or write?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 7, 2012
Yes 95.7%
Other - N/A 2.3%
No 2.0%
1813 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Since the last poll on this subject, have you created a Twitter account to use professionally?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 6, 2012
No 81.1%
I already had one then 13.1%
Yes 3.5%
Other - N/A 2.3%
1692 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is your income higher or lower compared to when you were not a freelancer?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 5, 2012
Higher 41.1%
I've always been a freelancer 19.2%
Lower 17.8%
About the same 11.7%
Other - N/A 8.3%
I'm not a freelancer 1.9%
1344 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Did you employ the services of a professional interior designer to design your home office?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 4, 2012
No 78.8%
I do not have a home office 16.0%
Yes 2.3%
Other - N/A 2.2%
I do not work from home 0.6%
1238 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When you encounter an unknown word, what is the source of information that you consult first?
By Viviane Matowanyika - featured on Nov 3, 2012
An online dictionary 51.3%
Google search 25.9%
A hard copy dictionary 9.9%
Other - N/A 8.3%
KudoZ 4.6%
Colleagues 0.1%
1512 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have your own professional website?
By Marcia Gascon - featured on Nov 2, 2012
Yes 34.8%
No, but I'd like one 27.3%
No, and I don't plan on having one 24.2%
No, but I'm working on one 10.1%
Other - N/A 3.5%
1562 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever worked while travelling?
By Leo Young - featured on Nov 1, 2012
Yes, many times 37.8%
Yes, once or twice 34.8%
No, never 25.1%
Other - N/A 2.2%
1696 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you provide your TMs to clients?
By cynthiatesser - featured on Oct 31, 2012
Yes, if they ask me 46.0%
No, never 29.8%
Other - N/A 14.3%
Yes, sometimes 5.6%
Yes, but I charge them for them 2.3%
Yes, always 1.9%
1578 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use any invoicing tools/software?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 30, 2012
No, I make my own invoices 73.1%
Yes, I use the ProZ.com invoicing tool 12.4%
Yes, I use another invoicing tool 10.7%
Other - N/A 3.8%
1710 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you change your rates for clients located in different countries?
By rziegler - featured on Oct 29, 2012
Yes, but only occasionally 41.2%
Yes, frequently 26.8%
No, never 24.9%
Other - N/A 7.0%
1235 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many translation-related events do you attend, on average, each year?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 28, 2012
None 52.2%
One 19.2%
Two 9.7%
Other - N/A 7.1%
Three 4.9%
Four 2.6%
More than six 2.0%
Five 1.5%
Six 0.7%
1133 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The computer you are working on right now fails suddenly. Do you have a backup system in place?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 27, 2012
Yes 54.5%
No 37.9%
Other - N/A 7.7%
1408 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you agree to do a free translation for a client you've known for years?
By Ruslan Polishchuk - featured on Oct 26, 2012
Perhaps, it depends 63.5%
No, never 17.2%
Yes, definitely 16.5%
Other - N/A 2.8%
1602 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What percentage of your working time is wasted browsing and/or being distracted?
By Anne Lee - featured on Oct 25, 2012
20% - 30% 26.5%
10% - 20% 24.8%
0 - 10% 14.9%
30% - 40% 13.3%
Other - N/A 8.3%
40% - 50% 6.2%
More than 50% 6.0%
1541 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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On average, how much time per week do you devote to building or maintaining personal glossaries?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 24, 2012
Less than an hour 55.0%
Other - N/A 28.0%
1 - 2 hours 9.4%
2 - 3 hours 3.2%
More than 5 hours 1.9%
4 - 5 hours 1.3%
3 - 4 hours 1.2%
1548 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you request that clients acknowledge the receipt of your invoice?
By Sergei V. Kasyanov - featured on Oct 23, 2012
Yes, always 27.1%
No, never 26.7%
Yes, most of the time 17.6%
Yes, sometimes 13.3%
Yes, but not often 11.1%
Other - N/A 4.2%
1606 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever regretted buying a particular CAT tool after test-driving another?
By Birgit De Gregorio Ph.D. - featured on Oct 22, 2012
No 63.6%
Other - N/A 26.7%
Yes 9.7%
1223 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ask your clients for an opinion on your translation services?
By Maciej Burak - featured on Oct 21, 2012
No, never 45.6%
Yes, but rarely 23.3%
Yes, sometimes 19.8%
Yes, frequently 7.1%
Other - N/A 4.2%
1171 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many of your clients have you met in person?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 20, 2012
One or two 36.6%
None 29.4%
A few of them 26.0%
Most of them 6.5%
Other - N/A 1.4%
1637 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever worked while you were very sick to meet a deadline?
By Ana Escaleira - featured on Oct 19, 2012
Yes, a few times 40.2%
Yes, once or twice 40.0%
No, never 16.6%
Other - N/A 3.2%
1691 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you talk about your personal life (hobbies, family, etc.) with your client(s)?
By Jan Kolbaba - featured on Oct 18, 2012
No, never 38.1%
Yes, but only with certain clients 34.6%
Yes, but not often 12.6%
Yes, sometimes 10.6%
Other - N/A 2.5%
Yes, frequently 1.5%
1804 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you take a break from working at your computer?
By Periklis Zekakis - featured on Oct 17, 2012
It depends 41.5%
Every hour 18.9%
Every 2 hours 11.9%
Every 90 minutes 9.8%
More than every 2 hours 7.2%
Every 30 minutes 6.1%
I don't take breaks 3.3%
Other - N/A 1.4%
1749 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you prefer to work in a team or alone?
By Meera Wadhera - featured on Oct 16, 2012
Alone 60.7%
It depends 32.5%
In a team 5.3%
Other - N/A 1.5%
1796 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In your working fields, do you work on documents that may be considered highly technical?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 15, 2012
Yes, sometimes 37.3%
Yes, frequently 33.9%
Yes, but rarely 14.4%
No 12.8%
Other - N/A 1.5%
1363 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever had work published in a translation journal?
By Leon Hunter - featured on Oct 14, 2012
No 88.5%
Yes, once or twice 5.6%
Yes, several times 3.6%
Other - N/A 2.3%
1132 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When did you stop seeing yourself as a beginner translator after starting your career?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 13, 2012
> 2 years 35.3%
1 - 2 years 25.6%
I still consider myself a beginner 13.6%
6 months - year 11.2%
Other - N/A 6.9%
3 - 6 months 4.0%
< 3 months 3.4%
1510 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you typically work on more than one project at a time?
By Terejimenez - featured on Oct 12, 2012
Yes, frequently 37.6%
Yes, occasionally 32.9%
Yes, but rarely 21.9%
No, never 6.1%
Other - N/A 1.5%
1744 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If asked to state your own deadline for an assignment, how much leeway do you plan in?
By Phoebe Ruth - featured on Oct 11, 2012
> 1 working day 58.5%
4 - 8 hours 17.6%
Other - N/A 14.5%
1 - 4 hours 5.1%
No leeway at all 4.3%
1582 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The copyright of your delivered translations typically lies with…
By Julian Holmes - featured on Oct 10, 2012
An end client 34.4%
The translation agency/company 33.5%
Other - N/A 18.6%
You, the translator 12.2%
A third party 1.3%
1426 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have any entries in the "Project History" field of your ProZ.com profile?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 9, 2012
No, none 69.1%
Yes, one or two 14.4%
Yes, several 12.9%
Other - N/A 3.6%
1562 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever been given free samples of what you are translating/interpreting about?
By Noni Gilbert - featured on Oct 8, 2012
No 55.8%
Yes 35.4%
Other - N/A 8.8%
1330 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you feel when you start working each day?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 7, 2012
Just fine, business as usual 40.7%
My emotions vary 26.3%
Excited to work and learn something new 23.2%
Not very excited 5.2%
Other - N/A 3.0%
Completely unenthusiastic 1.7%
1279 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you consider yourself to be a self-taught translator or interpreter?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 6, 2012
Yes, definitely 35.1%
Yes, somewhat 30.8%
No, not really 18.7%
No, definitely not 13.4%
Other - N/A 2.0%
1632 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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