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Have you met any of your clients in person?
By Yetta J Bogarde - featured on Oct 10, 2013
Yes, one or two of them 37.2%
Yes, a few of them 31.5%
No 29.0%
Other - N/A 2.3%
1444 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Professionally, would you say you are where you want to be?
By Alan Corbo, CT - featured on Oct 9, 2013
Yes, to a point 40.5%
No, but I'm working on it 33.6%
Yes, definitely 13.9%
No, definitely not 9.8%
Other - N/A 2.3%
1466 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Overall, being a freelance translator is...
By Helen Portefaix - featured on Oct 8, 2013
Fairly stressful 50.5%
Not very stressful 29.8%
Very stressful 11.4%
Other - N/A 5.2%
Stress-free 2.9%
1565 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do CAT tools increase your translation output?
By Jyotsna Bhatia - featured on Oct 7, 2013
Yes, definitely 46.5%
Yes, sometimes 28.5%
I don't use a CAT tool 13.3%
No, not really 7.7%
No, definitely not 2.4%
Other - N/A 1.7%
1188 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When translating a paragraph, how much do you read before starting to type its translation?
By Noura Tawil - featured on Oct 6, 2013
One complete sentence 37.4%
Just a few words 25.8%
The entire paragraph 18.3%
Other - N/A 11.3%
More than one paragraph 7.2%
994 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When you send a translation, do you add special notes for the proofreader/QM?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 5, 2013
Yes, sometimes 36.5%
Yes, but rarely 31.7%
No, never 25.0%
Yes, always 3.7%
Other - N/A 3.2%
1330 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How long do you work before taking a break?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 4, 2013
1 - 2 hours 33.9%
2 - 3 hours 22.1%
30 minutes - an hour 16.3%
Other - N/A 13.6%
> 3 hours 12.2%
< 30 minutes 1.9%
1456 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you receive positive feedback from your clients?
By Alvaro Morales - featured on Oct 3, 2013
Sometimes 51.3%
Frequently 21.9%
Hardly ever 21.5%
Other - N/A 3.1%
Never 2.3%
1475 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the best time of day for you to work?
By Norman Buhagiar - featured on Oct 2, 2013
Early morning 32.6%
Mid-morning 29.1%
Evening 10.1%
Late at night 8.0%
Mid-afternoon 7.7%
Other - N/A 7.1%
Early afternoon 5.4%
1590 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ever work in a team of translators?
By Ramona Ali - featured on Oct 1, 2013
No 32.7%
I have once or twice 30.4%
Yes, sometimes 26.4%
Yes, regularly 8.2%
Other - N/A 2.3%
1639 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think knowledge of CAT tools is essential for a translator?
By tilak raj - featured on Sep 30, 2013
Yes, definitely 42.2%
No, not really 20.9%
Yes, perhaps 16.9%
It depends 11.1%
No, definitely not 8.0%
Other - N/A 0.9%
1314 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you could have one of these “superpowers of translation,” which would be most useful to you?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 29, 2013
Super speed 44.2%
Photographic memory 25.7%
Telepathy 13.4%
Other - N/A 11.9%
Flight 2.5%
Invisibility 1.4%
X-ray vision 0.8%
968 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you lower your normal rate in order to have a better chance of being selected for a certain job?
By Marjon Pijl - featured on Sep 28, 2013
Yes, at times 35.3%
Hardly ever 34.4%
No, never 21.8%
Yes, often 6.3%
Other - N/A 2.2%
1301 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In which currency do you usually invoice your clients?
By Gitte Hovedskov, MCIL - featured on Sep 27, 2013
Euro 56.9%
US Dollar 18.4%
Whichever the client requests 11.1%
My national currency (if none of above) 6.6%
British Pound 4.1%
Other - N/A 2.7%
Japanese Yen 0.3%
1460 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I consider myself to be a/an______translator/interpreter.
By anonymous - featured on Sep 26, 2013
Somewhat ambitious 42.4%
Highly ambitious 28.1%
Fairly unambitious 19.2%
Other - N/A 7.8%
Highly unambitious 2.7%
1393 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you use translation memories (TMs)?
By paulonet2 - featured on Sep 25, 2013
Most of the time 34.2%
On every project 29.5%
Every now and then 13.7%
Never 12.0%
Hardly ever 7.9%
Other - N/A 2.7%
1505 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which do you prefer - translating or proofreading?
By Roberto Cavalcanti - featured on Sep 24, 2013
Translating 82.3%
No preference 9.0%
Proofreading 6.4%
Other - N/A 2.3%
1540 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you usually apply discounts for CAT tool matches?
By Sergio Altuna - featured on Sep 23, 2013
Yes, but only if requested by the client 56.6%
No 21.7%
Other - N/A 11.4%
Yes 10.2%
1123 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you lived in a country of one of your non-native working languages?
By Tuulia Tipa - featured on Sep 22, 2013
Yes, but not anymore 36.7%
No 31.7%
Yes, and I still do 29.4%
Other - N/A 2.3%
1004 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you find it difficult to turn down jobs?
By Rodrigo Gaion - featured on Sep 21, 2013
Yes, somewhat 46.8%
No, not really 24.8%
Yes, very 19.2%
No, definitely not 5.9%
Other - N/A 3.2%
1247 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever had enough of your work?
By Dalibor Uhlik - featured on Sep 20, 2013
Yes, at times 43.9%
No, not really 30.6%
Yes, often 13.6%
No, never 9.2%
Other - N/A 2.6%
1363 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you cope with software and general IT problems when working?
By Susanna Martoni - featured on Sep 19, 2013
I try to fix the problem myself 65.6%
I contact a friend or colleague for advice 17.2%
Other - N/A 9.0%
I seek a professional technician 8.2%
1334 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever abandoned a project after you accepted it?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 18, 2013
No 61.7%
Yes, once or twice 31.3%
Yes, a few times 4.5%
Other - N/A 2.6%
1436 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you pay as much attention to a sample test as you do to a job already assigned to you?
By Analia Cassano - featured on Sep 17, 2013
About the same to both 60.0%
More attention to a sample test 25.4%
More attention to a job 9.5%
Other - N/A 5.1%
1420 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you speak languages other than your working languages?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 16, 2013
Yes 60.3%
No 34.8%
Other - N/A 4.9%
1118 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many work-related emails do you receive on average every day?
By Helen Portefaix - featured on Sep 15, 2013
< 10 56.6%
11 - 20 26.0%
21 - 30 8.0%
Other - N/A 4.5%
31 - 40 1.9%
41 - 50 1.8%
> 50 1.2%
960 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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You are sent work with no advance warning on Friday night to be delivered Monday morning. You...
By Julian Holmes - featured on Sep 14, 2013
Depends on the client 55.6%
Accept and deliver Monday morning 19.9%
Refuse and negotiate Monday 11.3%
Other - N/A 7.8%
Completely ignore the request 5.4%
1205 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you do when a customer tells you a translation is needed a bit faster than you agreed to?
By Charles Milton Ling - featured on Sep 13, 2013
I try to negotiate the deadline 26.3%
For a good customer, I'll do it for free 25.8%
I have never been in this situation 16.3%
I'll try to do it for anyone for free 12.6%
Other - N/A 10.1%
I say I want a surcharge 4.8%
I say it's impossible 4.2%
1242 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever done any volunteer translation/interpreting work?
By J Tomkowicz - featured on Sep 12, 2013
Yes, from time to time 49.2%
No, and I wouldn't 18.5%
No, but I'm thinking about it 13.8%
Other - N/A 9.9%
Yes, I do it on a regular basis 8.6%
1252 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a minimum invoice charge?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 11, 2013
No 39.7%
Yes, < €25 32.7%
Yes, €26 - €50 18.1%
Other - N/A 7.2%
Yes, €51 - €75 1.4%
Yes, > €100 1.0%
Yes, €76 - €100 0.0%
1338 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you do if you get more job offers than you can handle?
By Marjolein Snippe - featured on Sep 10, 2013
A combination of the above 27.4%
Keep rates the same, favour best clients 23.8%
Keep rates the same, pick and choose jobs 20.0%
Raise rates for new clients 10.9%
This hasn't happened to me 9.6%
Other - N/A 7.5%
Raise rates across the board 0.9%
1288 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you find working from bed with a laptop more comfortable than sitting in a chair?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 9, 2013
No, I never work in bed 62.3%
No, not really 21.1%
Yes, sometimes 11.6%
Yes, definitely 3.2%
Other - N/A 1.8%
1156 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you wear glasses or contact lenses?
By Monika Jakacka Márquez - featured on Sep 8, 2013
Yes, always 39.4%
Yes, when reading or working on a computer 21.8%
No, and I don't need them 21.7%
Other - N/A 8.6%
No, but I should 8.5%
986 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much would you say that the quality of your work has improved since you began translating?
By Mikhail Kropotov - featured on Sep 7, 2013
It's improved considerably 56.8%
It's improved dramatically 25.3%
It's improved somewhat 13.2%
Other - N/A 3.0%
It's about the same 1.6%
1164 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have your work proofread by a colleague prior to submitting it?
By Sabine Winter - featured on Sep 6, 2013
No 53.1%
It depends on the project/client 30.5%
Yes, sometimes 10.4%
Yes, always 3.6%
Other - N/A 2.4%
1319 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many times have you dealt with non-payment issues over the course of your career?
By tilak raj - featured on Sep 5, 2013
2 - 3 times 40.3%
Once 21.6%
Never 15.8%
4 - 6 times 11.9%
> 10 times 4.4%
7 - 10 times 3.3%
Other - N/A 2.8%
1413 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have any physical discomfort related to your freelance work on the computer?
By Anne-Sophie Cardinal - featured on Sep 4, 2013
Yes 53.3%
No 40.5%
Other - N/A 6.2%
1359 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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A customer tries to alter the payment schedule after you have started a project. You...
By Julian Holmes - featured on Sep 3, 2013
Negotiate 69.9%
Refuse and cancel the contract 13.9%
Other - N/A 12.9%
Accept unconditionally 3.3%
1246 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you benefited from obtaining new translation-related certifications?
By tilak raj - featured on Sep 2, 2013
I don't have any such certifications 40.5%
No 21.9%
Yes, somewhat 18.0%
Yes, definitely 11.0%
Other - N/A 8.5%
1014 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Where do you usually save your projects?
By TAKAKO CN6YR - featured on Sep 1, 2013
On my computer 59.5%
On an external harddrive 16.9%
Other - N/A 10.2%
In a cloud system 6.7%
On a USB 6.2%
On a CD 0.5%
923 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much time do you dedicate to self-promotion (Twitter, blogging etc.)?
By Kathrin Caiger - featured on Aug 31, 2013
I don't market my services 40.3%
It depends on my workload 24.6%
1 hour or less per week 18.3%
1 - 3 hours per week 7.6%
Other - N/A 5.4%
3 - 6 hours per week 2.4%
6 - 10 hours per week 1.4%
1199 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you turn down jobs?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 30, 2013
Not too often 43.1%
Somewhat frequently 26.7%
Rarely/never 18.0%
Very frequently 9.5%
Other - N/A 2.6%
1331 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a dedicated room/office for your translation work?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 29, 2013
Yes, in my home 63.1%
No 29.0%
Yes, outside of my home 4.9%
Other - N/A 3.0%
1398 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What contributed most to you acquiring/learning your source language(s)?
By Firas Allouzi - featured on Aug 28, 2013
Education 39.5%
Personal effort/interest 36.9%
Family/upbringing 11.1%
Other - N/A 10.8%
Friends 1.6%
1276 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What % of your income are you putting towards your retirement?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 27, 2013
Not currently planning for retirement 46.9%
Other - N/A 15.8%
5 - 10% 10.8%
1 - 4% 7.0%
> 26% 6.8%
11 - 15% 5.5%
21 - 25% 4.3%
16 - 20% 3.0%
1287 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How long did it take you to have a constant workflow as a freelancer?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 26, 2013
6 months - 1 year 22.8%
1 year - 2 years 19.8%
I'm still struggling 18.2%
2 - 3 years 14.1%
From the very beginning 13.4%
Over 3 years 6.8%
Other - N/A 5.0%
1088 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What did you do before starting your career as a translator/interpreter?
By Heather McCrae - featured on Aug 25, 2013
Worked in a different field 46.8%
Studied language/translation 36.0%
Other - N/A 10.6%
Studied an unrelated topic 6.7%
900 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you generally agree to provide sample translations of over 250 words in length?
By emaleu - featured on Aug 24, 2013
Yes, sometimes 45.2%
No, never 34.0%
Yes, usually 14.9%
Other - N/A 5.8%
1081 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever regretted telling a customer your mobile telephone number?
By Julian Holmes - featured on Aug 23, 2013
No 59.9%
Yes 18.2%
I don't give clients my mobile number 17.5%
Other - N/A 4.4%
1196 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you work on weekends?
By Monika Jakacka Márquez - featured on Aug 22, 2013
Yes, often 59.4%
Yes, once in a while 22.3%
Only in special circumstances 15.2%
No, never 1.6%
Other - N/A 1.5%
1356 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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