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Have you ever taken on an assignment in which you had to translate into multiple target languages?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 22, 2012
No, never 74.6%
Yes, multiple times 13.7%
Yes, but only once 8.1%
Other - N/A 3.5%
1572 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you daydream about retiring from the translation field?
By Anrz LLC - featured on Aug 21, 2012
No, never 56.4%
Yes, but not often 26.3%
Yes, all the time 9.3%
Other - N/A 8.1%
1535 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you look at the Visitors tab of your ProZ.com profile?
By Ozer Sahin - featured on Aug 20, 2012
A few times a year 27.8%
Never 22.7%
A few times a week 16.3%
Once a month 11.8%
Once a day 9.3%
Twice or more a day 6.1%
Other - N/A 6.0%
1285 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What's your current browser of choice?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 19, 2012
Firefox 40.8%
Chrome 29.5%
Internet Explorer 19.5%
Safari 4.6%
Opera 3.2%
Other - N/A 2.3%
1240 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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As a consumer, how important is it that products and services have high quality translations?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 18, 2012
Extremely important 60.7%
Fairly important 27.3%
Somewhat important 5.0%
It depends 3.6%
Other - N/A 1.9%
Not important at all 1.6%
1342 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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On average, how much time do you spend on your computer each day?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 17, 2012
6 - 9 hours 45.9%
More than 9 hours 34.5%
3 - 6 hours 14.6%
1 - 3 hours 2.9%
Other - N/A 1.9%
Less than 1 hour 0.2%
1639 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is it possible to proofread a document while translating it?
By Susanna Martoni - featured on Aug 16, 2012
No; the document should always be read again 66.6%
Perhaps, it depends 18.5%
Yes 12.4%
Other - N/A 2.5%
1498 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Should beginning translators/interpreters charge lower rates?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 15, 2012
Yes 42.9%
No 41.4%
Other - N/A 15.7%
1497 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Has having your own website increased your turnover?
By Jessica Ariño - featured on Aug 14, 2012
I don't have my own website 54.9%
No 16.6%
Perhaps 14.3%
Yes 10.4%
Other - N/A 3.8%
1547 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever worked in a translation team?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 13, 2012
Yes, when freelancing 39.2%
No, never 37.8%
Yes, when working in-house 16.6%
Other - N/A 6.4%
1254 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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My business contact list consists primarily of...
By Susana González Tuya - featured on Aug 12, 2012
Companies in the language services industry 63.5%
Other - N/A 20.4%
Companies/Profesionals from other industries 10.0%
Colleagues with the same language pair(s) as me 3.9%
Colleagues working in different language pairs 2.2%
983 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever been scammed in your translation career?
By Claudia Pérez Snead - featured on Aug 11, 2012
No, never 48.9%
Yes, but only once 27.3%
Yes, multiple times 11.7%
What is a scam? 6.3%
Other - N/A 5.8%
1307 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How important is it that a translator live in a country in which his/her target language is spoken?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 10, 2012
Somewhat important 44.0%
Very important 26.6%
Not important at all 24.8%
Other - N/A 4.6%
1482 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you do when corresponding with a client whose gender you don't know?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 9, 2012
Avoid gender-specific expressions 74.6%
Other - N/A 10.8%
Follow my intuition to determine 7.2%
Ask the contact directly 6.8%
Avoid contacting him/her 0.6%
1473 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think that machine translation will significantly reduce the need for human translation?
By Kostas Zgafas - featured on Aug 8, 2012
No, absolutely not 55.2%
Perhaps 25.9%
Yes, definitely 10.9%
I don't know 6.1%
Other - N/A 1.9%
1594 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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As a freelance translator, which one of the following do you crave the most?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 7, 2012
Stable/regular workflow 47.0%
Better rates 18.1%
Interesting projects 15.9%
Leisure time 8.6%
Other - N/A 6.0%
Constructive feedback 2.9%
Opportunities to meet colleagues 1.5%
1595 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many languages would you want your children to learn?
By samah A. fattah - featured on Aug 6, 2012
Three 34.5%
Two 30.7%
Four or more 17.2%
Other - N/A 15.8%
One 1.8%
1257 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Can you translate while listening to music?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 5, 2012
Sometimes; it depends 40.1%
Yes 31.3%
No 26.9%
Other - N/A 1.6%
1226 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Imagine a power outage. Would you be able to complete a translation without electronic gadgets?
By MNtranslates - featured on Aug 4, 2012
No 41.8%
Perhaps, it depends 39.8%
Yes 14.9%
Other - N/A 3.5%
1472 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When proofreading other translators' works, how satisfied are you with the quality in general?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 3, 2012
Satisfied, but some work is still required 42.5%
Unsatisfied, but it's my job to improve it 23.8%
Other - N/A 15.2%
I don't offer proofreading service 10.8%
Very unsatisfied; I just retranslate 4.4%
Very satisfied; I hardly change anything 3.3%
1486 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you read the text through in full before starting to translate it?
By Oliver Lawrence - featured on Aug 2, 2012
Seldom 31.3%
Sometimes 27.6%
Never 21.7%
Usually 10.8%
Always 6.4%
Other - N/A 2.1%
1737 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I prefer that my clients call me by...
By anonymous - featured on Aug 1, 2012
My given name 54.3%
I have no preference 35.5%
My surname 4.3%
Other - N/A 3.0%
Sir/Madam or its equivalent in their language 2.9%
1627 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think a translator should charge extra when delivering the TM of a particular project?
By INES Reisch - featured on Jul 31, 2012
Perhaps, it depends 39.5%
Yes, definitely 28.1%
No 24.6%
Other - N/A 7.9%
1490 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Work-wise, which months are typically your "slowest"?
By Dusica Cook - featured on Jul 30, 2012
They are all about the same 33.5%
July - September 22.9%
January - March 20.2%
Other - N/A 15.3%
April - June 4.9%
October - December 3.3%
1216 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Where do you most frequently seek advice on professional matters in relation to being a freelancer?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 29, 2012
Online resources 30.9%
Colleagues 28.6%
Forums/chatrooms 16.1%
Other - N/A 10.4%
Family/friends 6.7%
Accountants 5.6%
Lawyers 1.8%
1078 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you delegate some of your work to your colleagues/collaborators?
By Anrz LLC - featured on Jul 28, 2012
No, never 41.7%
Yes, but very rarely 31.7%
Yes, sometimes 18.0%
Yes, frequently 4.6%
Other - N/A 3.9%
1447 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever lost a regular client after taking a vacation?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 27, 2012
No 75.1%
Yes 14.1%
Other - N/A 10.8%
1529 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you monitor yearly income increase/decrease per client?
By Mariam Osmane - featured on Jul 26, 2012
No, and I don't plan to 40.7%
No, but I would consider it 31.2%
Yes 22.6%
Other - N/A 5.5%
1498 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Has your name ever been credited in a job that you've worked on?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 25, 2012
Yes 54.9%
No 38.5%
Other - N/A 6.7%
1524 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you acquired a new working language pair since you began your career?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 24, 2012
No, and I don't plan to 53.8%
No, but I'm working towards it 19.9%
Yes, one pair 16.4%
Yes, multiple pairs 5.1%
Other - N/A 4.8%
1624 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you talk or dictate to yourself while working?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 23, 2012
Yes, sometimes 49.3%
No 41.9%
Yes, always 7.0%
Other - N/A 1.7%
1334 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many different countries have you been in since the beginning of 2012?
By samah A. fattah - featured on Jul 22, 2012
One 52.0%
Two 24.2%
Three 12.9%
Five or more 5.7%
Four 5.2%
1108 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Did you grow up in a bilingual household?
By Damien Poussier - featured on Jul 21, 2012
No 79.3%
Yes 17.4%
Other - N/A 3.4%
1547 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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My ProZ.com profile is
By anonymous - featured on Jul 20, 2012
good, but it could be better 67.3%
an excellent reflection of what I offer as a professional 16.5%
mostly empty 11.0%
Other - N/A 5.2%
1533 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When it comes to translation industry news, I consider myself
By anonymous - featured on Jul 19, 2012
Somewhat informed 57.6%
I don't stay abreast of industry news 29.5%
Very up to date on what is happening 9.8%
Other - N/A 3.2%
1537 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you keep regular "office hours" for your translation work?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 18, 2012
I try to 40.2%
No 30.2%
It would be impossible 16.3%
Yes 11.5%
Other - N/A 1.8%
1778 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In comparison with 2011, the work volume I have received this year has
By anonymous - featured on Jul 17, 2012
Increased 43.0%
Stayed about the same 26.2%
Decreased 21.6%
I'm not sure 5.2%
Other - N/A 4.1%
1727 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Financially, my projection for the second half of 2012 is
By anonymous - featured on Jul 16, 2012
Good 32.3%
Decent 24.3%
I don't know 15.9%
Not very good 11.7%
Excellent 9.7%
Terrible 3.3%
Other - N/A 2.8%
1335 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Financially, for me, the first half of 2012 was
By anonymous - featured on Jul 15, 2012
Good 32.9%
Decent 25.2%
Excellent 16.5%
Not very good 14.3%
Terrible 6.7%
Other - N/A 2.9%
I don't know 1.5%
1232 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What kind of computer do you use for work?
By Amy Duncan - featured on Jul 14, 2012
PC laptop 42.3%
PC desktop 34.7%
A combination of the above 15.1%
Mac laptop 4.0%
Mac desktop 2.3%
Other - N/A 1.7%
1661 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you work at home and are alone during the day, do you usually chat with someone?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 13, 2012
No, none of the above 30.7%
A combination of the above 24.9%
Yes, via instant messenger 19.7%
Other - N/A 8.3%
Yes, by calling friends/relatives 7.9%
Yes, but only with pets and/or plants 7.4%
Yes, with neighbors 1.0%
1643 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Freelancers, are you members of your local chamber of commerce?
By Oliver Lawrence - featured on Jul 12, 2012
No 88.2%
Yes 8.7%
Other - N/A 3.1%
1663 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If a regular client does not contact you for some time, do you contact them?
By Daniela Slankamenac - featured on Jul 11, 2012
No 56.4%
Yes 33.3%
Other - N/A 10.3%
1667 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When I'm given plenty of time to complete a job, I....
By anonymous - featured on Jul 10, 2012
Start it immediately but take my time 48.3%
Start it immediately and finish as soon as possible 29.5%
Wait as long as I can before starting it 14.4%
Other - N/A 7.7%
1670 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you offer Desktop Publishing (DTP) services?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 9, 2012
No 83.7%
Yes 11.6%
Other - N/A 4.7%
1281 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In which language do you write when quoting on a particular job?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 8, 2012
The language in which the job was posted 82.6%
My native language 6.7%
Other - N/A 6.1%
The target language of the job 4.5%
1158 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you decline when a client requests a quote for a job which doesn't interest you?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 7, 2012
Simply reply and decline the request 71.0%
Reply and recommend a colleague for the job 13.0%
Other - N/A 9.2%
Ignore the request entirely 6.8%
1426 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you reduce your price if a client was particularly friendly/pleasant?
By MNtranslates - featured on Jul 6, 2012
No 57.3%
Yes 28.0%
Other - N/A 14.8%
1624 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When do you typically work best (in terms of quality, efficiency, etc.)?
By Norman Buhagiar - featured on Jul 5, 2012
Early morning 31.4%
Mid-morning 28.1%
Evening 13.4%
Afternoon 10.7%
Late at night 10.2%
Other - N/A 6.2%
1675 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you completely satisfied with your work when you deliver a job?
By Alexandra Villeminey - featured on Jul 4, 2012
Yes, most of the time 71.4%
Yes, always 12.0%
Yes, but only sometimes 9.1%
No, never 5.0%
Other - N/A 2.5%
1737 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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