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Was being a translator or interpreter your first choice for your career?
No 62.5%
Yes 31.1%
Other - N/A 6.4%
595 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have professional indemnity insurance?
By Julian Holmes - featured on Sep 25, 2012
No 85.5%
Yes 11.8%
Other - N/A 2.6%
1740 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In your CV, do you state which translation agencies/companies you work for?
By Francesca Battaglia - featured on Sep 24, 2012
No 71.9%
Yes 22.5%
Other - N/A 5.6%
1500 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you pay attention to the font you choose (in e-mails, finished translations, etc.) ?
By Catharine Cellier-Smart - featured on Sep 23, 2012
Yes, always 50.6%
Sometimes, it depends 40.2%
No, never 8.0%
Other - N/A 1.2%
1210 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you accept jobs that are out of your expertise if they are not too technical?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 22, 2012
Yes, but only occasionally 52.4%
Yes 35.3%
No, never 9.4%
Other - N/A 2.9%
1602 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you work as an interpreter?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 21, 2012
No, I am primarily a translator 67.6%
Yes, but rarely 13.3%
Yes, on occasion 11.7%
Yes, I am primarily an interpreter 4.6%
Other - N/A 2.8%
1826 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever offered your client a discount for fast payment?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 20, 2012
No, never 83.5%
Yes, but only once or twice 7.1%
Yes, sometimes 5.3%
Other - N/A 2.4%
Yes, frequently 1.7%
1726 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In which area do you prefer to translate, if given the choice?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 19, 2012
Business / marketing 17.8%
Literature / movies 17.0%
Technological / mechanical 15.9%
Medical / pharmaceutical 14.4%
Other - N/A 11.1%
Legal / patent 10.1%
Politics / international relations 7.2%
Science / environment 6.4%
1877 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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As a translator, how familiar are you with Search Engine Optimization (SEO)?
By Lanny_Widianto - featured on Sep 18, 2012
Not familiar at all 41.7%
Only somewhat familiar 33.0%
Fairly familiar 17.4%
Highly familiar 5.9%
Other - N/A 2.1%
1701 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever regretted accepting a project?
By Susana Magnani - featured on Sep 17, 2012
Yes, a few times 50.0%
Yes, once or twice 32.1%
No, never 8.8%
Yes, frequently 6.7%
Other - N/A 2.4%
1487 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ever have dreams at night in which you are working on a translation?
By Laura Ball - featured on Sep 16, 2012
No 50.2%
Yes 45.4%
Other - N/A 4.4%
1195 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever used a cloud-based TM tool?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 15, 2012
No 74.1%
Yes, and my experience was good 12.3%
Yes, but my experience was not good 9.6%
Other - N/A 4.0%
1507 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which type of email account do you use for work?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 14, 2012
Free account (gmail, hotmail, etc.) 55.3%
Account associated with my website 22.9%
Account from my internet provider 15.5%
Other - N/A 5.2%
Account associated with my employer 0.9%
Account from my university 0.2%
1753 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you see yourself as a "freelancer" or as an "independent professional"?
By Julian Holmes - featured on Sep 13, 2012
Both terms mean the same 41.2%
Freelancer 27.2%
Independent professional 26.3%
Other - N/A 5.2%
1707 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you employ the services of an accountant/financial advisor?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 12, 2012
No, and I don't plan to. 41.2%
Yes, periodically. 25.2%
Yes, full-time. 13.7%
No, but I would like to. 12.7%
Other - N/A 4.0%
I used to, but not anymore. 3.2%
1732 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you become worried about work-related emails if unable to check for a few hours?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 11, 2012
Yes, at times 38.2%
Yes, frequently 32.4%
Yes, but rarely 17.7%
No, never 8.9%
Other - N/A 2.8%
1761 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever felt tempted to purchase a product after translating content about it?
By Milana Penavski - featured on Sep 10, 2012
No, never 44.9%
Yes, once or twice 40.0%
Yes, many times 10.4%
Other - N/A 4.7%
1321 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I watch foreign films with...
By anonymous - featured on Sep 9, 2012
Other - N/A 34.7%
Subtitles in my native language 31.9%
Subtitles in my acquired language(s) 26.4%
I don't watch foreign movies 7.0%
1087 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you like the project management platforms used by some agencies (as opposed to email)?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 8, 2012
No 41.2%
I am not familiar with these 27.0%
Yes 24.0%
Other - N/A 7.8%
1478 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I plan to celebrate International Translation Day on September 30th by...
By anonymous - featured on Sep 7, 2012
I do not plan to celebrate 49.9%
Working 20.9%
A combination of the above 9.6%
Attending the ProZ.com virtual conference 5.8%
Taking the day off 4.5%
Other - N/A 4.4%
None of the above 2.9%
Meeting with fellow linguists 2.2%
1577 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a written business plan?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 6, 2012
No 89.2%
Yes 8.4%
Other - N/A 2.4%
1661 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you display your rates publicly?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 5, 2012
No 57.9%
Yes 37.1%
Other - N/A 5.0%
1769 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much of your translation income comes from clients based in your source-language country(ies)?
By Oliver Lawrence - featured on Sep 4, 2012
Most of it 34.6%
Less than half of it 34.1%
About half of it 12.6%
More than half of it 10.3%
Other - N/A 8.5%
1687 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you keep your workspace clean?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 3, 2012
Yes, pretty clean 42.0%
No, not really 29.2%
Yes, very clean 14.9%
No, it's a mess 11.8%
Other - N/A 2.1%
1453 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you wear lenses or glasses to read in front of your computer monitor?
By Paula Tizzano Fernández - featured on Sep 2, 2012
Yes 54.2%
No 36.3%
No, but I should 5.9%
Other - N/A 3.6%
1276 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you keep a log of projects you have done?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 1, 2012
Yes 60.0%
No 32.7%
Other - N/A 7.3%
1166 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you stop replying to clients' emails after a certain time?
By Blanca Biosca i Costa - featured on Aug 31, 2012
No 64.5%
Other - N/A 20.0%
Yes 15.5%
877 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you think would be the best way to increase your income?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 31, 2012
Find clients who pay better rates 67.7%
Other - N/A 9.6%
Offer more services 8.3%
Ask current clients for better rates 6.0%
Work faster 4.8%
Extend my working hours 3.7%
1610 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you organize your translation memories and/or termbases?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 30, 2012
A combination of the above 22.3%
By client 17.1%
I don't use TMs or TBs 15.5%
By language pair 15.0%
By field/subject 13.1%
By project 8.0%
None of the above 4.8%
Other - N/A 3.5%
By date 0.6%
1531 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever raised your rates for a regular client?
By Letra - featured on Aug 29, 2012
Yes 57.8%
No 37.6%
Other - N/A 4.6%
1641 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much translation experience did you have before you could proofread other translators' jobs?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 28, 2012
More than 2 years 30.4%
Less than 6 months 16.1%
I don't offer proofreading as a service 15.5%
6 months - 1 year 11.8%
Other - N/A 10.6%
1 year - 1.5 year 8.1%
1.5 year - 2 years 7.5%
1531 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How aware are you regarding the security of your translations if/when you work away from home?
By Joseph Wojowski - featured on Aug 27, 2012
Fairly aware 31.7%
Very aware 30.6%
Other - N/A 22.1%
Not aware at all 15.6%
1120 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Can you make a good living from translation?
By Mary Worby - featured on Aug 26, 2012
Yes, a reasonable living, enough to pay the bills 29.0%
Yes, a good living 26.3%
Not really, I rely on another source of income 20.2%
Yes, a very comfortable living 13.2%
Not at all, I'm really struggling 7.1%
Other - N/A 4.1%
1230 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a strategy to cope with your email overload?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 25, 2012
No 55.9%
Yes 30.8%
Other - N/A 13.3%
1348 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you usually calculate your rates?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 24, 2012
Per source word 80.6%
Per target word 7.2%
Other - N/A 4.5%
Per target character 2.0%
Per page in the target text 2.0%
Per source character 1.5%
Per page in the source text 1.5%
Per hour/minute 0.6%
1699 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I enjoy working on a translation when...
By Marta Cervera Areny - featured on Aug 23, 2012
A combination of the above 55.5%
It's an interesting topic 18.8%
It's well-paid 13.9%
I always enjoy it 4.8%
It's an easy text 3.2%
Other - N/A 2.2%
It's a challenging text 1.5%
1716 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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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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