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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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To become a successful translator, which of the following skills is the most important?
By Helen Portefaix - featured on Jul 3, 2012
Superior writing skills in target language 37.7%
Other - N/A 24.3%
Linguistic expertise in source language 16.9%
Expertise in a technical/specialist field 12.0%
Business & client relationship skills 8.0%
IT skills: CAT tools, web presence etc. 1.1%
1553 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which CAT tool do you prefer to use?
By Michele Santiago - featured on Jul 2, 2012
Trados/ Trados Studio 50.5%
Other - N/A 20.4%
Wordfast C/Pro 14.5%
MemoQ 7.6%
Deja Vu 2.6%
OmegaT 1.8%
Across 1.5%
MetaTexis 1.1%
1425 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Good rates vs. steady work: which one do you prefer?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 1, 2012
Good rates 45.9%
Steady work 40.4%
Other - N/A 13.7%
1214 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I know when to stop working at the end of the day because...
By Muriel Vasconcellos - featured on Jun 30, 2012
Combination of the above 42.8%
I'm tired 19.6%
I've done my day's quota 13.1%
I delivered to a client 7.9%
My family is waiting 5.3%
I keep a fixed schedule 4.7%
Other - N/A 4.6%
I have other commitments 2.1%
1538 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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After not translating for some time, do you ever forget your translation style?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 29, 2012
No, never 62.8%
Yes, sometimes 24.1%
Other - N/A 13.0%
1510 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you invoice?
By Marlene Blanshay - featured on Jun 28, 2012
Upon completion of a project 40.2%
Once a month 37.4%
Other - N/A 18.2%
Once every two weeks 4.2%
1695 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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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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