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What is the next thing you want to do as a professional translator/interpreter?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 28, 2013
Get more clients 38.9%
A combination of the above 16.5%
Other - N/A 15.9%
I haven't thought about it, really 13.0%
Finish launching my business 4.7%
Start my own team or agency 4.5%
Start outsourcing projects 3.2%
Offer more services 3.2%
1393 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Over the past 3 years, the volume of work I receive has
By anonymous - featured on Jan 27, 2013
increased 53.2%
remained roughly the same 24.4%
decreased 13.2%
Other - N/A 6.1%
I don't know 3.0%
1322 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you work full-time or part-time as a translator?
By Percy Balemans - featured on Jan 26, 2013
Full-time 70.0%
Part-time, but would like to work full-time 12.6%
Part-time, and wouldn't like to work full-time 12.4%
Other - N/A 5.0%
1756 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you written a translation-related article?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 25, 2013
No, and I wouldn't 45.2%
No, but I would like to 32.9%
Yes 15.2%
Other - N/A 6.7%
1670 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you always require a PO from a client before you start a project?
By Jan Andre de la Porte - featured on Jan 24, 2013
It depends 43.8%
No 30.1%
Yes 20.3%
What is a PO? 4.3%
Other - N/A 1.4%
1777 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In general, is January a quiet month for your business?
By Christopher Kennedy - featured on Jan 23, 2013
Yes, fairly quiet 27.2%
No, not particularly 20.8%
About average 18.8%
Yes, very quiet 17.1%
No, definitely not 10.8%
Other - N/A 5.3%
1862 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The last class/course I took to learn something new in my profession was
By anonymous - featured on Jan 22, 2013
More than 2 years ago 26.2%
Less than 3 months ago 25.1%
Never 12.2%
6 months - 1 year ago 11.2%
1 - 2 years ago 10.7%
3 - 6 months ago 9.7%
Other - N/A 5.0%
1667 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many books not related to your work do you normally read?
By nakcl - featured on Jan 21, 2013
more than 12 (please share) 27.0%
3 - 5 a year 22.4%
6 - 12 a year 22.0%
1 or 2 a year 15.8%
None 7.6%
Other - N/A 5.3%
1407 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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A study reported that the average person speaks 16,000 words a day; in your opinion, you are:
By anonymous - featured on Jan 20, 2013
I have no idea 30.7%
Way below average 24.5%
Below average 21.2%
Average 9.0%
Above average 8.0%
Way above average 4.4%
Other 2.2%
1234 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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My average response time for a work-related email is:
By anonymous - featured on Jan 19, 2013
1 - 15 minutes 32.2%
15 - 30 minutes 28.6%
30 minutes - 1 hour 17.8%
Other - N/A 7.1%
1 - 2 hours 6.7%
2 - 4 hours 3.4%
6 - 12 hours 1.3%
4 - 6 hours 1.3%
12 - 24 hours 1.0%
> 24 hours 0.7%
1757 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you browse ProZ.com in your native language?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 18, 2013
No, but my native language is available 51.4%
Yes 34.6%
No, my native language is not available 8.1%
Other - N/A 6.0%
1725 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When I install new software, I prefer to learn how to use it by
By anonymous - featured on Jan 17, 2013
Trial and error 52.7%
Reading the manual 25.8%
Other - N/A 9.1%
Taking a class/course 7.6%
Asking a colleague questions 3.6%
Posting in a specialized forum 0.6%
Writing/calling helpdesk 0.5%
1705 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is it possible to support a family on a full time freelance translator's income?
By Hilary Davies Shelby - featured on Jan 16, 2013
Depends 28.2%
Yes - with difficulty 26.5%
Yes - easily 24.6%
No 16.6%
Other - N/A 4.1%
1896 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In the course of your career, how many serious disputes have you had with clients?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 15, 2013
1 - 5 54.3%
None 38.3%
I don't know 2.4%
Other 2.3%
5 - 10 2.0%
More than 10 0.6%
2001 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In the last 3 months, my workload has
By Sonja Allen - featured on Jan 14, 2013
stayed the same 35.8%
increased 30.1%
decreased 25.0%
I'm not sure 6.1%
Other - N/A 3.0%
1630 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many translation-related events are you planning to attend this year?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 13, 2013
None 44.1%
1 or 2 26.6%
Not sure 17.5%
3 to 5 6.7%
More than 5 2.9%
Other -N/A 2.2%
1246 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Translators and interpreters are naive when it comes to business matters.
By anonymous - featured on Jan 12, 2013
I generally agree 32.5%
Never thought about it 29.4%
I generally disagree 27.9%
Other 10.2%
1564 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which Instant Messaging Tool do you use most?
By Ali Bayraktar - featured on Jan 11, 2013
Skype 53.4%
I don't use any 24.2%
Google Talk 6.5%
MSN 6.1%
Other - N/A 5.4%
Yahoo IM 3.6%
ICQ 0.6%
AIM 0.2%
1850 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you stay up to date on what is happening in the world of translation?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 10, 2013
Through a combination of some of the above 45.4%
Through ProZ.com translation news or similar services 20.7%
I don't 20.4%
Through social networks and/or blogs 7.8%
Other (please share) 4.5%
Through word of mouth 1.1%
1674 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which of the following do you use to promote your business?
By Julian Holmes - featured on Jan 9, 2013
A combination of these 43.2%
ProZ.com 32.0%
None of these 10.1%
Other - N/A 4.1%
My own website 4.0%
LinkedIn 2.7%
All of the above 2.6%
Another (or other) translator portal(s) 0.7%
Facebook 0.4%
Twitter 0.1%
1746 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Has being a member of a translators' organization helped you attract more clients?
By Andrey Slyadnev - featured on Jan 8, 2013
I'm not a member of any translator organization 37.2%
Yes, slightly 19.3%
No, it's had no effect 16.4%
Yes, significantly 15.4%
Not sure 8.7%
Other - N/A 2.9%
1743 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you recommend a particular translation-related blog to colleagues?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 7, 2013
No 55.7%
Yes (please share!) 25.0%
Other - N/A 19.2%
1091 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you more likely to sleep late or stay up late?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 6, 2013
Stay up late 40.8%
It depends 27.5%
Sleep late 18.7%
Other - N/A 13.0%
1190 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you say that it's difficult to be a freelancer in the country in which you live?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 5, 2013
Yes, somewhat 30.2%
No, not really 29.0%
Yes, definitely 27.2%
No, definitely not 10.9%
Other - N/A 2.7%
1647 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In how many currencies do you typically accept payment?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 4, 2013
Two 38.8%
Three 29.0%
One 22.4%
Four 5.2%
Five or more 2.4%
Other - N/A 2.2%
1689 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Over the years, my overhead costs have...
By Wolfgang Jörissen - featured on Jan 3, 2013
Increased 45.7%
Stayed the same 35.9%
Other - N/A 10.0%
Decreased 8.4%
1433 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What are your wishes for this year?
By Sébastien GUITTENY - featured on Jan 2, 2013
More work 50.3%
Other - N/A 22.5%
More free time 17.5%
A career change 9.7%
1211 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you actively market your services to potential clients?
By Gianluca Marras - featured on Jan 1, 2013
No 41.5%
Yes, but only when work is slow 41.2%
Yes, on an ongoing basis 12.9%
Other - N/A 4.4%
1155 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What would you do if you got sick while working on a project?
By Letra - featured on Dec 31, 2012
Keep working to meet the deadline 43.2%
Try to renegotiate the deadline 36.9%
Ask a colleague for help 10.8%
Other - N/A 9.1%
1185 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do higher education courses sufficiently prepare language professionals for life in the industry?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 30, 2012
Yes, to a point 49.2%
No 32.2%
Other - N/A 12.0%
Yes, definitely 6.5%
1117 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a slogan or tagline for your language services?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 29, 2012
No 51.1%
Yes 44.5%
Other - N/A 4.4%
1300 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In 2013, I expect my business to...
By Annett Hieber - featured on Dec 28, 2012
Grow 64.1%
Remain the same 26.3%
Other - N/A 5.5%
Decline 4.1%
1470 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In how many language pairs do you work?
By Mihaela Buruiana - featured on Dec 27, 2012
2 37.9%
1 28.6%
3 17.1%
4 8.0%
> 4 7.5%
Other - N/A 0.9%
1488 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you work during the holiday season?
By Annett Hieber - featured on Dec 26, 2012
Sometimes, it depends 52.2%
Yes 40.5%
No, never 5.1%
Other - N/A 2.2%
1079 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you work with source documents of poor quality (illegible, faint, handwritten) ?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 25, 2012
Rarely 41.1%
Sometimes 28.5%
Never 12.9%
Fairly often 10.1%
Frequently 5.0%
Other - N/A 2.3%
1114 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you confirm receipt of payment?
By Sandrine Zérouali - featured on Dec 24, 2012
No 42.7%
Yes, sometimes 34.8%
Yes, always 19.5%
Other - N/A 3.1%
1146 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which of these elements has contributed most to your professional performance?
By Susana Magnani - featured on Dec 23, 2012
Hands-on experience 48.4%
A combination of the above 37.6%
Formal training 5.2%
Other - N/A 4.7%
Feedback from clients 2.2%
Feedback from colleagues 1.9%
1106 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever attended a ProZ.com powwow?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 22, 2012
No 42.3%
No, but I'd like to 27.4%
Yes 22.9%
Yes, and I've organized one 6.2%
Other - N/A 1.3%
1466 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you save your files to an external medium (CD, external hard drive, USB, etc.) ?
By Gillian Scheibelein - featured on Dec 21, 2012
I don't save my files to an external medium 26.3%
Other - N/A 24.7%
Once a month 16.4%
At the end of each day 13.6%
Immediately after completing a project 11.6%
Once a week 7.3%
1454 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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To me, translating is...
By Giuseppina Gatta, MA (Hons) - featured on Dec 20, 2012
A job 51.7%
An art 20.3%
Other - N/A 10.5%
A dream 8.2%
A mission 7.4%
A bore 1.0%
A nightmare 0.9%
1692 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you update your CV?
By Mary Keramida - featured on Dec 19, 2012
Whenever I earn a new credential 31.9%
Once a year 19.2%
Once every 6 months 19.1%
Other - N/A 17.6%
Once a month 6.2%
Never 5.9%
1674 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you plan to raise your rates in the new year?
By Annett Hieber - featured on Dec 18, 2012
No 28.4%
I'm not sure, it depends 25.5%
Yes, probably 16.4%
Perhaps 15.3%
Yes, definitely 12.1%
Other - N/A 2.3%
1754 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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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%
1295 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%
1243 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 55.0%
No 20.2%
I'm not sure 20.0%
Other - N/A 4.8%
1547 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 41.9%
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%
1653 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 56.9%
Several small jobs 35.7%
Other - N/A 7.4%
1649 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 55.5%
Rarely 30.6%
Sometimes 8.8%
Other - N/A 2.4%
Often 2.0%
Always 0.7%
1770 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 49.8%
It depends 35.9%
Yes 12.7%
Other - N/A 1.7%
1739 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 16.8%
Other - N/A 7.7%
1246 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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