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Would you encourage your children to consider translation as a career?
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What type of photo do you think is best for your profile?
By Mariluz Chamorro Cuervo - featured on Dec 17, 2012
Portrait 52.6%
Casual 26.3%
Other - N/A 14.6%
Avatar 2.9%
Landscape 2.0%
Pets 1.3%
Kids 0.3%
1293 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ever work in public places (libraries, coffee shops, etc.) ?
By Petra Voldánová - featured on Dec 16, 2012
No, never 52.9%
Yes, but rarely 29.0%
Yes, sometimes 12.7%
Yes, often 3.5%
Other - N/A 1.9%
1241 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In general, does your work follow the 20/80 rule: 20% of your clients give you 80% of your work?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 15, 2012
Yes 55.1%
No 20.2%
I'm not sure 19.9%
Other - N/A 4.9%
1545 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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At what age do you plan on retiring?
By Nicole Blanc - featured on Dec 14, 2012
I don't plan on retiring 41.8%
61 - 65 16.5%
66 - 70 15.2%
> 70 8.2%
Other - N/A 7.9%
56 - 60 4.7%
< 50 3.1%
51 - 55 2.5%
1651 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Given the choice, would you prefer to work on one major job or several small jobs?
By Els Spin - featured on Dec 13, 2012
One major job 57.0%
Several small jobs 35.7%
Other - N/A 7.3%
1647 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you ask clients for advance payment?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 12, 2012
Never 55.6%
Rarely 30.5%
Sometimes 8.8%
Other - N/A 2.4%
Often 2.0%
Always 0.7%
1768 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you accept the position of project manager in a translation agency if offered?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 11, 2012
No 49.9%
It depends 35.8%
Yes 12.7%
Other - N/A 1.7%
1737 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you send "Season's Greetings" to your clients during the holiday season?
By Heike Reagan - featured on Dec 10, 2012
No 53.0%
Yes, via email or an e-card 22.6%
Yes, through the mail 16.7%
Other - N/A 7.7%
1244 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The majority of the books on my shelves are...
By anonymous - featured on Dec 9, 2012
Fiction 41.5%
Other - N/A 23.4%
Dictionaries / encyclopedias 14.0%
Scientific / techincal 5.7%
Historical 4.8%
Translation-related 3.7%
Mystery 2.4%
Cookbooks 1.6%
Travel guides 1.6%
Poetry 1.0%
Biographies 0.3%
1156 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is there a room in your home that you use exclusively for work?
By ViktoriaG - featured on Dec 8, 2012
Yes 51.2%
No 45.6%
Other - N/A 3.2%
1561 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you regularly receive feedback from your clients on your work as a translator/interpreter?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 7, 2012
No 69.4%
Yes 22.5%
Other - N/A 8.1%
1551 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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You receive two good assignments at once. You...
By anonymous - featured on Dec 6, 2012
Try to renegotiate delivery dates 46.5%
Accept both and work long hours 33.0%
Contact a colleague for help 10.1%
Decline one and don't worry 4.0%
Other - N/A 3.3%
Decline one and feel guilty 3.1%
1678 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you do if you find a mistake (i.e. some incorrect data) in the source text?
By Ana Oliva - featured on Dec 5, 2012
Contact the customer 39.5%
It depends on the severity of the error 38.1%
Correct the target text 11.6%
Other - N/A 7.0%
Translate the text as is 3.8%
1687 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever fallen into a slump or suffered from "translator's block"?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 4, 2012
Yes, once or twice 34.2%
No, never 31.1%
Yes, several times 27.4%
Other - N/A 7.3%
1504 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many monitors do you use when working?
By Mihail M Mateev - featured on Dec 3, 2012
1 76.7%
2 19.3%
3 or more 2.0%
Other - N/A 2.0%
1440 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much time do you spend on invoicing/administrative tasks each month?
By Christine Andersen - featured on Dec 2, 2012
< 4 hours 53.4%
4 - 8 hours 21.6%
It varies 10.0%
8 - 12 hours 6.7%
12 - 16 hours 2.8%
Other - N/A 2.8%
> 16 hours 2.7%
1186 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever "donated" your translation/interpreting services pro bono for a good cause?
By Anne-Sophie Cardinal - featured on Dec 1, 2012
Yes, once or twice 39.9%
Yes, often 20.5%
No, but I would like to 17.8%
No, and I don't plan to 16.9%
Other - N/A 5.0%
1528 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use a tablet PC?
By Kasia E Slobodzian-Taylor - featured on Nov 30, 2012
No, and I'm not interested in getting one 59.6%
No, but I would like to get one 23.8%
Yes 11.9%
Other - N/A 4.7%
1700 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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As a translator, which skill would you prefer to improve the most?
By Jenn Mercer - featured on Nov 29, 2012
Target language expression 21.3%
Business skills 20.1%
I would prefer to learn another language 19.7%
Source language comprehension 17.7%
Other - N/A 10.7%
Negotiation skills 10.5%
1664 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What kind of texts do you regularly translate?
By Paula Tizzano Fernández - featured on Nov 28, 2012
Other - N/A 29.0%
Legal documents and contracts 19.0%
Corporative documents 17.7%
Website and internet content 16.1%
Scientific and academic papers 10.9%
Media and press articles 4.4%
Books for authors or publishers 2.9%
1663 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is your main operating system?
By Mihai Badea - featured on Nov 27, 2012
Windows 7 57.0%
Windows XP 21.8%
Windows Vista 9.8%
Mac OS X 5.5%
Windows 8 3.0%
Other - N/A 1.2%
Linux 1.0%
Mac OS 0.7%
1882 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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On average, how many emails do you send each day (including answers)?
By Damien Poussier - featured on Nov 26, 2012
6 to 10 32.9%
1 to 5 30.8%
More than 15 17.4%
11 to 15 15.2%
Other - N/A 3.7%
1352 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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According to your estimation, what percentage of your total working hours are billable?
By xxxwonita - featured on Nov 25, 2012
70-80% 23.8%
80-90% 21.1%
More than 90% 17.9%
60-70% 12.0%
Other - N/A 11.2%
50-60% 6.1%
Less than 40% 4.2%
40-50% 3.6%
1060 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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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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