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How has your business been during the last 90 days compared to your average?
By anonymous
About the same 37.4%
Less busy 29.2%
Busier 28.6%
Other - N/A 4.8%
847 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you feeling optimistic about your business in 2014?
By Ikram Mahyuddin - featured on Jan 2, 2014
Yes 65.9%
I'm not sure 23.4%
No 8.3%
Other - N/A 2.4%
989 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do clients usually request that you sign a collaboration agreement with them?
By Barbara Toffolon - featured on Jan 1, 2014
Yes, sometimes 61.5%
Yes, usually/always 22.1%
No, never 12.5%
Other - N/A 3.8%
944 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think the number of WWA entries you have can enhance your translation business prospects?
By Naresh Advani - featured on Dec 31, 2013
Yes, to a certain extent 42.1%
No, not really 22.1%
I don't know 15.2%
Yes, absolutely 13.6%
No, definitely not 3.6%
Other - N/A 3.4%
1103 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which social media outlet has been most beneficial to your translation business?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 30, 2013
I don't use social media for my business 49.6%
Social media has not been beneficial 23.0%
LinkedIn 14.7%
Other - N/A 6.1%
Facebook 3.5%
Twitter 2.1%
Google+ 1.0%
996 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you enjoy your work as a translator/interpreter?
By Joanna Sobolewska-Kurpiel - featured on Dec 29, 2013
Yes, definitely 60.4%
Yes, to a certain extent 35.0%
No, not really 3.0%
Other - N/A 1.0%
No, not at all 0.5%
973 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you have a project due in the afternoon of a certain date, do you usually deliver...
By Anne-Sophie Cardinal - featured on Dec 28, 2013
That morning 29.8%
One hour or so before the deadline 25.0%
Right on time 16.8%
Other - N/A 16.6%
The day before 10.3%
Later that day, in the evening 1.6%
1042 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you revise your translations if your client asks you to?
By Kristian Vike Pedersen - featured on Dec 27, 2013
Yes, always 69.4%
Other - N/A 16.2%
Yes, but only if I'm paid for it 11.5%
No 2.9%
939 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you still work during the holiday season?
By Alexandra Villeminey - featured on Dec 26, 2013
Yes 67.7%
No 21.2%
Other - N/A 11.1%
854 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you specialize in a certain field?
By Umang Dholabhai - featured on Dec 25, 2013
Yes, but I accept other jobs as well 71.4%
No 13.0%
Yes, and I work only in that area 12.2%
Other - N/A 3.4%
917 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a backup computer?
By Astrid Vallero - featured on Dec 24, 2013
Yes, one 50.4%
No 32.6%
Yes, multiple 12.8%
Other - N/A 4.1%
1116 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If a client provides a very detailed glossary, it...
By boostrer - featured on Dec 23, 2013
Definitely helps me 44.3%
Helps me to some extent 34.8%
Creates unwanted problems 13.7%
Other - N/A 7.2%
942 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you offer small presents to your favorite clients during the holidays?
By Nicole Blanc - featured on Dec 22, 2013
No 86.1%
Yes, sometimes 9.6%
Other - N/A 2.4%
Yes, always 2.0%
920 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you usually charge different rates for different language combinations?
By Lisa Simpson, CL - featured on Dec 21, 2013
Yes 36.0%
No 33.1%
I only work in one language combination 26.9%
Other - N/A 4.1%
1209 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ever consider changing careers from translation to a completely different field?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 20, 2013
No, not really 34.5%
Yes, I've considered it 27.7%
No, definitely not 25.8%
Yes, I plan on it 6.2%
Other - N/A 5.7%
1298 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Generally, do you enjoy proofreading assignments?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 19, 2013
No 37.5%
Yes, somewhat 35.2%
Yes, definitely 15.1%
I don't offer proofreading services 8.6%
Other - N/A 3.6%
1362 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Did your professional life as a freelancer change when you had children?
By Carla Lopes - featured on Dec 18, 2013
I don't have children 49.8%
Other - N/A 14.8%
Yes, somewhat 14.2%
Yes, drastically 10.9%
No, not really 10.3%
1327 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What would be the most important factor when working with clients?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 17, 2013
Multiple factors are equally important 62.4%
Rates 15.5%
Frequency of getting new jobs 12.0%
Efficient communication 4.7%
Quick payment 2.9%
Other - N/A 1.8%
Friendly PM 0.5%
Country 0.1%
1361 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you get annoyed if your clients misspell your name?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 16, 2013
No 49.8%
It depends 29.2%
Yes 17.5%
Other - N/A 3.5%
1057 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you like reading for pleasure in your free time?
By Tomasz Chyrzyński - featured on Dec 15, 2013
Yes 86.3%
No 9.0%
Other - N/A 4.6%
952 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the typical length of one project you receive?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 14, 2013
1 - 3 days 60.5%
4 - 7 days 21.9%
Other - N/A 9.7%
1 - 2 weeks 4.6%
2 - 4 weeks 1.7%
1 - 2 months 0.9%
> 2 months 0.8%
1253 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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A customer assumes that you will check the DTP layout of your translation for free. You...
By Julian Holmes - featured on Dec 13, 2013
Accept but negotiate for a fee 40.9%
Other - N/A 23.6%
Refuse 18.2%
Accept 17.3%
1176 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do your clients generally cover the transaction fees when making a payment?
By Doan Quang - featured on Dec 12, 2013
Yes, sometimes 26.2%
Yes, always 24.7%
No, never 19.1%
Rarely 18.0%
Other - N/A 12.0%
1304 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you satisfied with your career?
By tilak raj - featured on Dec 11, 2013
Yes, to a point 53.1%
Yes, definitely 28.0%
No, not really 13.1%
No, definitely not 3.4%
Other - N/A 2.3%
1370 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever had any health issues related to your profession as a translator or interpreter?
By texjax DDS PhD - featured on Dec 10, 2013
No 55.5%
Yes, currently 20.3%
Yes, in the past 19.7%
Other - N/A 4.5%
1323 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What format of CPD (Continuing Professional Development) do you prefer to undertake?
By Angus Stewart - featured on Dec 9, 2013
A mixture of the above 33.8%
I don't undertake CPD 23.4%
Informal/Self guided study 16.2%
Webinars 8.3%
Accredited courses 8.1%
Other - N/A 5.3%
Attending seminars 2.4%
Participating in workshops 2.1%
Podcasts 0.3%
973 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What worries you most in your trade?
By Nicole Blanc - featured on Dec 8, 2013
Tight deadlines 31.2%
Other - N/A 29.0%
Stress in general 18.9%
Working hours 8.5%
High demands 5.4%
Technical needs 5.4%
Training needs 1.5%
924 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you agree to perform sample translations free of charge?
By Anne-Sophie Cardinal - featured on Dec 7, 2013
Occasionally 37.2%
Rarely 27.7%
Always 23.8%
Never 8.4%
Other - N/A 2.9%
1251 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you going to raise your rates in 2014?
By Christine Andersen - featured on Dec 6, 2013
No 35.2%
I don't know 35.2%
Yes 25.6%
Other - N/A 4.1%
1354 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is translation currently your only profession?
By tilak raj - featured on Dec 5, 2013
Yes 71.3%
No 26.0%
Other - N/A 2.7%
1471 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you estimate a higher year-end income for 2013 as compared to 2012?
By Alan Corbo, CT - featured on Dec 4, 2013
Yes, I expect it to be higher 44.8%
I expect it to be about the same 25.1%
No, I expect it to be lower 24.0%
Other - N/A 6.2%
1439 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever attended a ProZ.com powwow?
By Ekaterina Chashnikova - featured on Dec 3, 2013
No 69.3%
Yes, once or twice 22.1%
Yes, many times 7.5%
Other - N/A 1.0%
1454 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do your customers provide style guidelines for your translation projects?
By ferreirac - featured on Dec 2, 2013
Yes, sometimes 44.5%
Rarely 41.8%
No, never 9.7%
Other - N/A 2.1%
Yes, always 1.9%
1114 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think a professional-looking profile photo helps you attract more clients?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 1, 2013
Yes, to some extent 42.6%
No, not really 24.4%
Yes, definitely 15.4%
I don't know 12.6%
No, definitely not 3.2%
Other - N/A 1.8%
1005 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever been a victim of a scam during your career?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 30, 2013
No 61.2%
Yes, once or twice 30.1%
Yes, a few times 4.9%
Other - N/A 3.8%
1218 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (21)] [View this poll]

Do you send out season's greetings to your clients?
By Kathrin Caiger - featured on Nov 29, 2013
No 49.2%
Yes but only to certain clients 33.3%
Yes 13.8%
Other - N/A 3.7%
1320 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a Facebook page dedicated to advertising your language services?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 28, 2013
No, and I don't plan to 77.5%
No, but I'd like to 10.0%
Yes 9.9%
Other - N/A 2.6%
1447 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (26)] [View this poll]

Are you a translator or interpreter by education?
By Michał Krzysztof Dzieńdziura - featured on Nov 27, 2013
Yes 50.7%
No 39.3%
Other - N/A 10.0%
1421 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (22)] [View this poll]

Do you use an invoicing/accounting program to manage your translation business?
By Alexandra Villeminey - featured on Nov 26, 2013
No, and I don't plan on it 57.4%
Yes 20.0%
No, but I'd like to 18.2%
Other - N/A 4.3%
1414 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In terms of project length, what type of work do you prefer?
By tilak raj - featured on Nov 25, 2013
Long term 48.3%
Short term 36.9%
Other - N/A 14.8%
1037 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you work with direct clients?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 24, 2013
Yes, at times 52.8%
No 22.7%
Yes, frequently 21.9%
Other - N/A 2.6%
976 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a favorite client?
By Mary Worby - featured on Nov 23, 2013
Yes 68.7%
No 25.4%
Other - N/A 6.0%
1222 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (21)] [View this poll]

How often do you encourage friends or family members to become freelance translators?
By Anne-Sophie Cardinal - featured on Nov 22, 2013
Never 48.2%
Rarely 30.0%
Occasionally 15.2%
Other - N/A 3.9%
Very often 2.8%
1372 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you usually receive job enquiries from potential new clients?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 20, 2013
Not very often 39.4%
Fairly often 36.0%
Rarely 14.7%
Very often 6.5%
Other - N/A 3.4%
1347 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (19)] [View this poll]

Career-wise, have you had your lucky break yet?
By Alan Corbo, CT - featured on Nov 19, 2013
Yes 28.3%
I don't believe in lucky breaks 24.5%
No, but expecting it 22.5%
Other - N/A 13.5%
No, and not expecting it 11.2%
1287 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (23)] [View this poll]

Do you only work via the internet or do you have clients that come to your office as well?
By rziegler - featured on Nov 18, 2013
Only via internet 81.4%
Clients also come to my office 12.7%
Other - N/A 5.8%
1180 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (13)] [View this poll]

Are you a part of a multicultural family?
By Monika Jakacka Márquez - featured on Nov 17, 2013
No 61.1%
Yes 35.5%
Other - N/A 3.3%
996 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (25)] [View this poll]

Do you use a smartphone to promptly reply to job-related requests?
By elisabetta minetto - featured on Nov 16, 2013
Yes 40.9%
Sometimes 22.5%
I don't own a smartphone 21.1%
No 14.1%
Other - N/A 1.5%
1443 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (30)] [View this poll]

How many CAT tools do you own?
By Nicole Blanc - featured on Nov 15, 2013
1 39.0%
2 23.0%
I don't own a CAT tool 15.5%
3 11.8%
5 or more 5.0%
4 4.5%
Other - N/A 1.2%
1560 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (32)] [View this poll]

Do you receive feedback from your customers?
By Heather McCrae - featured on Nov 14, 2013
Yes, sometimes 78.3%
Yes, often 9.8%
No, never 8.6%
Other - N/A 3.3%
1528 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (26)] [View this poll]

My ProZ.com username is:
By Firas Allouzi - featured on Nov 13, 2013
My real name 71.4%
My real name with a twist 10.6%
An alias 10.5%
Other - N/A 4.9%
A company name 2.5%
1509 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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