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How often do you accept jobs on weekends?
By Firas Allouzi - featured on May 5, 2012
Frequently 29.2%
Occasionally 27.0%
Very Frequently 25.2%
Rarely 12.7%
Never 3.4%
Other - N/A 2.5%
1772 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you the main breadwinner in your home?
By Lisa Simpson, MCIL MITI - featured on May 4, 2012
Yes 49.4%
No 41.8%
Other - N/A 8.8%
1824 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever received complaints from your clients regarding the quality of your translations?
By Nadia Mondi - featured on May 3, 2012
Yes, a few times 38.4%
No 35.1%
Yes, once 21.6%
Other - N/A 4.9%
1785 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you turn down a job offer because it is poorly written (grammar/spelling errors)?
By Hege Jakobsen Lepri - featured on May 2, 2012
Yes 43.8%
No 39.2%
Other - N/A 17.0%
1579 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What % of your total revenue comes from direct clients?
By anonymous - featured on May 1, 2012
< 20% 55.0%
20% - 40% 11.3%
> 80% 11.1%
Other - N/A 10.4%
41% - 60% 7.5%
61% - 80% 4.8%
1637 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the largest number of words you have ever translated in one day?
By Jose Arnoldo Rodriguez-Carrington - featured on Apr 30, 2012
3,001-5000 36.3%
5,001-7,000 23.5%
<3,000 16.8%
7,001-10,000 14.3%
>10,000 9.0%
1431 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When did you buy your first translation software?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 29, 2012
When I needed it for a project 32.3%
I haven't yet 27.0%
After a couple of years 19.6%
Other - N/A 16.5%
During my translation studies 4.5%
1277 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do most of your clients pay on time?
By samah A. fattah - featured on Apr 28, 2012
Yes 78.0%
No 18.5%
Other - N/A 3.5%
1656 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Where is your main current client from?
By Jiřina Atanasi Ječná - featured on Apr 27, 2012
Europe 70.8%
North America 15.4%
Asia 5.8%
Other - N/A 4.9%
South America 2.5%
Africa 0.4%
Australia 0.3%
1871 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How did you choose your field(s) of expertise?
By Annett Hieber - featured on Apr 26, 2012
Previous career 24.0%
Education in field 21.1%
To meet the demands of clients 17.4%
Hobbies/interests 14.6%
Other - N/A 8.4%
By accident 7.6%
I don't have a specialty 5.4%
Because it pays well 1.4%
1744 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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At what age did you start to learn your first foreign language?
By Monika Jakacka Márquez - featured on Apr 25, 2012
8-15 years old 57.0%
4-7 years old 26.5%
0-3 years old 10.7%
15-20 years old 3.3%
20-30 years old 1.2%
Other - N/A 1.0%
>30 years old 0.4%
2061 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you gained weight since you started translating?
By Leon Hunter - featured on Apr 24, 2012
No, I've stayed the same weight 38.6%
Yes, somewhat 29.8%
Yes, significantly 16.3%
No, I've lost weight 9.6%
Other - N/A 5.8%
1905 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you watch anything (movies, TV series) while working?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 23, 2012
No 72.2%
Yes, sometimes 20.7%
Yes 5.4%
Other - N/A 1.7%
1567 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you keep a diary?
By Hester Eymers - featured on Apr 22, 2012
No 59.0%
Yes, a paper diary 18.1%
Yes, an electronic organiser 9.9%
Yes, both an electronic and a paper one 7.5%
Other - N/A 5.6%
1287 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which payment processor do you use the most for your business needs?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 21, 2012
PayPal 55.8%
Other - N/A (please share) 35.3%
Moneybookers 8.5%
Global Payments 0.3%
CCNow.com 0.1%
EcoCard.com 0.1%
WorldPay 0.0%
Authorize.Net 0.0%
1591 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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At the end of the trial period of a tool, do you usually buy the full version of it?
By Sara Negro - featured on Apr 20, 2012
Yes, sometimes 43.4%
Other - N/A 17.7%
No 14.1%
No, I only use freeware programs 12.1%
No, I search for other free similar programs 10.0%
Yes 2.6%
1593 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When you come across a concept/term which has no equivalent in your target language, what do you do?
By Thomas Tolnai - featured on Apr 19, 2012
I consult with an expert in the field 31.3%
I propose a term in the TL 24.8%
Other - N/A 24.5%
I adopt the term as is from the SL (loan) 13.6%
It has never happened to me 5.8%
1586 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you take any supplements to boost your mental activity?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 18, 2012
No 76.4%
Yes 11.5%
No, but I should 8.9%
Other - N/A 3.3%
1794 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you keep a savings account with money enough to...
By Heloísa Helena Benetton Costa - featured on Apr 17, 2012
I don't keep a savings account 26.7%
Survive for 3 months without any jobs 21.5%
Other - N/A 21.1%
Survive for a year without any jobs 18.2%
Survive for 6 months without any jobs 12.5%
1708 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use any special equipment to protect your body while working on the computer?
By Gwenydd Jones - featured on Apr 16, 2012
No 76.5%
No, but I've been thinking about it 10.9%
Yes and I find it useful 7.2%
Other - N/A 3.2%
Yes, but it doesn't really help 2.1%
1410 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I read for recreation in...
By anonymous - featured on Apr 15, 2012
two languages 45.6%
three languages 26.6%
one language 13.8%
four or more languages 11.0%
Other - N/A 3.0%
1275 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you prefer working with local or foreign agencies?
By Yunas Halim - featured on Apr 14, 2012
Foreign agencies 40.8%
No preference 36.6%
Local agencies 18.9%
Other - N/A 3.6%
1610 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Work-wise, are you as productive now as you were during the first 5 years of your career?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 13, 2012
I'm more productive now 62.7%
My career as a translator has recently started 17.1%
Yes, it's about the same 8.2%
No, I'm less productive now 7.3%
Other - N/A 4.7%
1703 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ever accept a project if the rate offered is substantially lower than yours?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 12, 2012
Sometimes; it depends 46.2%
No 43.9%
Yes 8.0%
Other - N/A 1.9%
1902 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you consider yourself to be an excellent translator?
By Maria Bellido - featured on Apr 11, 2012
No, but I'm working on it 45.2%
Yes 42.2%
No 7.3%
Other - N/A 5.3%
1817 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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So far in 2012, I have invested in:
By anonymous - featured on Apr 10, 2012
Nothing 29.6%
Memberships 19.8%
Software 13.8%
Hardware 12.4%
Training / industry events 10.0%
Other (please share) 8.1%
Marketing 6.2%
1598 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you work over the Easter holidays?
By Annett Hieber - featured on Apr 9, 2012
Yes 45.2%
Maybe (depends on what comes in) 33.9%
No 17.4%
Other - N/A 3.5%
1369 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many times have you thought about changing your career as a translator?
By Hirofumi Murata - featured on Apr 8, 2012
Never 38.4%
Sometimes 22.0%
Once or twice 18.6%
Quite often 10.0%
Other - N/A 6.1%
I am seriously thinking of it 4.5%
I'm not a translator anymore 0.5%
1256 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is there too much competition in your language pair?
By Ty Kendall - featured on Apr 7, 2012
Yes, definitely 51.6%
Yes, a little 16.1%
Not really 13.3%
Perhaps 12.5%
Other - N/A 3.3%
No 3.2%
1500 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which of the following translation trends do you consider is having the most impact on the industry?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 6, 2012
The use of machine translation (MT) 31.9%
The increase in speed at which clients expect work to be done 26.4%
The use of Translation Management Systems (TMS) 14.5%
N/A 8.0%
Crowdsourced translation 7.2%
Other (please share) 6.5%
Standards to improve translation quality control 5.5%
1442 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you authored and published any books?
By Rosa Grau - featured on Apr 5, 2012
No 88.9%
Yes 11.1%
1626 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you increase your rates?
By Anne-Virginie Lerat - featured on Apr 4, 2012
I set my rates on a project basis 41.9%
Other - N/A 29.2%
Every 2 years 12.0%
On a yearly basis 10.9%
Every 13 - 18 months 5.1%
Every 6 months 0.5%
Each quarter 0.3%
1737 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many times have you changed your country of residence in the last 10 years?
By Kasia E Slobodzian-Taylor - featured on Apr 3, 2012
None, and I wouldn't 32.0%
None, but I would 28.5%
1 19.5%
2 10.3%
3 5.1%
4 2.5%
> 5 2.2%
1901 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever fallen asleep while translating?
By Kasia E Slobodzian-Taylor - featured on Apr 2, 2012
No, never 71.8%
Yes, once or twice 17.1%
Yes, many times 8.5%
Other - N/A 2.6%
1521 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you want your kids to become freelance translators?
By Oksana Zoria - featured on Apr 1, 2012
I don't have kids 33.6%
I don't know 20.1%
No 17.3%
Yes, but only after they get experience in a different field 12.3%
Yes 9.0%
Other - N/A 7.7%
1311 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the most serious mistake one can make when translating?
By Linh Hoang - featured on Mar 31, 2012
Omitting key words or information 46.9%
Translating word for word 19.7%
Other - N/A 17.3%
Grammatical errors/inconsistency 9.6%
Inserting additional information 3.7%
Spelling errors 2.9%
1552 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you avoid any translation subject for ethical reasons?
By Rosa Grau - featured on Mar 30, 2012
Yes 74.1%
No 18.3%
Other - N/A 7.6%
1678 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Where do you save your translation data?
By Toralf Mjelde - featured on Mar 29, 2012
On my computer 55.1%
On an external hard drive 24.7%
Other - N/A 12.7%
On a USB flash drive 6.2%
On a CD 0.9%
In a filing cabinet 0.5%
1774 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Can a translation performed by a non-native and proofread by a native be commercially viable?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 28, 2012
Yes 74.8%
No 16.0%
Other - N/A 9.1%
1745 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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For me, translation is...
By Mohsin Alabdali - featured on Mar 27, 2012
A job that I take joy in doing 72.0%
Purely a way of earning a living 16.6%
More of a hobby than a job 6.2%
Other - N/A 5.3%
1897 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Before translating a text, I...
By Marc Cordes - featured on Mar 26, 2012
None of the above 46.0%
read all reference materials (if available) 19.9%
read the whole source text at least once 17.3%
Other - N/A 11.3%
sort out all terms that require research 5.5%
1402 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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At what time do you usually start to work?
By susi_svf - featured on Mar 25, 2012
As soon as I wake up 53.1%
Late in the morning 25.8%
Other - N/A 15.8%
After lunch 2.3%
During the afternoon 1.7%
After dinner 1.2%
1291 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you are a freelance translator/interpreter, do you aim to have your own agency?
By Ana Escaleira - featured on Mar 24, 2012
No 70.9%
Yes, but in the future 16.1%
Yes, soon 6.8%
Other - N/A 6.2%
1721 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Most of the time I keep my Skype status on:
By Ma.Elena Carrión de Medina - featured on Mar 23, 2012
Online 33.8%
I do not use Skype 24.3%
Offline 17.3%
Invisible 10.9%
Away 8.3%
Other - N/A 3.4%
Do not disturb 1.9%
1836 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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As a translator, I couldn't live without...
By anonymous - featured on Mar 22, 2012
Internet 75.4%
All of the above 16.4%
Other - N/A 3.6%
My favorite dictionary 2.6%
My glossaries 1.2%
Other translators 0.9%
1912 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many assignments did you turn down last month?
By Amanda Jane Lowles - featured on Mar 21, 2012
> 3 40.4%
None 27.5%
2 14.5%
1 12.6%
Other - N/A 4.9%
1788 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use ProZ.com's Education -> Translators scam alert center?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 20, 2012
I am not familiar with this service 56.8%
No, and I don't plan to do it 15.3%
No, but I plan to do it 12.7%
Yes, but I am not subscribed 6.3%
Yes, and I am subscribed 5.6%
Other - N/A 3.3%
1593 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you take a nap after lunch?
By Hirofumi Murata - featured on Mar 19, 2012
Not at all. 48.7%
Yes, but rarely. 23.1%
Yes, sometimes. 20.9%
Yes, everyday. 5.2%
Other - N/A 2.2%
1424 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In your experience, do most non-translators regard translation as an easy task?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 18, 2012
Yes 67.3%
I don't know 16.2%
No 13.9%
Other 2.6%
1268 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Now that I'm a freelancer, I find the job to be:
By Damien Poussier - featured on Mar 17, 2012
As I expected 50.1%
Harder than I thought 25.7%
Easier than I thought 10.7%
Other - N/A 10.5%
I'm not a freelancer 3.0%
1566 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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