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From where do you operate your business?
From an office in my home 50.6%
In another room in my home 36.4%
A combination of the above 5.9%
From an office outside of my home 3.1%
Other - N/A 2.3%
In a shared office space 1.4%
In a public place (cafe, library, etc.) 0.3%
999 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you waiting for a breakthrough in your career as a translator/interpreter?
By xxxwonita - featured on Jun 2, 2012
No 50.4%
Yes 40.6%
Other - N/A 9.0%
1451 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you convert the currency when translating?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 1, 2012
Sometimes, depending on the text 45.3%
No 36.2%
Yes, I adapt it for the target audience 11.8%
Other - N/A 6.7%
1608 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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CAT tools have produced a difference in your productivity, but have they increased your revenues?
By Isabelle F. BRUCHER - featured on May 31, 2012
Yes 37.0%
No 27.9%
Not sure 21.1%
Other - N/A 14.0%
1664 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you find clients?
By anonymous - featured on May 30, 2012
They find me 43.4%
Through jobs posted on ProZ.com 25.5%
Other - N/A 24.5%
Through colleagues 4.4%
Through friends or family members 2.2%
1664 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which is the best way to improve your vocabulary?
By anonymous - featured on May 29, 2012
Read books, newspapers 47.0%
Translate a lot 22.0%
Listen to native speakers of the language 16.3%
Other - N/A 9.5%
Look up words 5.2%
1648 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the largest number of jobs you have ever completed in one day?
By Amar Nath - featured on May 28, 2012
3 27.8%
> 5 24.1%
< 2 20.0%
4 15.7%
Other - N/A 12.3%
1239 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which of the following has helped you the most to become the translator you are?
By yam2u - featured on May 27, 2012
A combination of the above 44.1%
Linguistic talent/skill 22.7%
Professional experience 19.3%
Formal translation training/degree 5.0%
Training in field other than translation 4.7%
Other - N/A 4.2%
1205 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When clients ask for discounts, do you usually accept ?
By anonymous - featured on May 26, 2012
Yes, sometimes 50.1%
Yes, but only for long-standing clients 19.8%
No, never 14.4%
Other - N/A 9.1%
Yes, most of the time 6.6%
1533 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When was the last time you made adjustments to your own quality assurance process?
By anonymous - featured on May 25, 2012
Not very recently 24.4%
I can't remember 22.9%
Never 22.0%
Other - N/A 15.6%
Recently (please share) 15.1%
1405 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In general, how rigorous are your clients' screening processes for new translators?
By anonymous - featured on May 24, 2012
I don't know 39.7%
Good, but could be better 25.9%
Very rigorous 16.2%
Not rigorous at all 11.9%
Other - N/A 6.2%
1497 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you find it difficult to keep up with the speed at which clients require work completed?
By anonymous - featured on May 23, 2012
Yes, sometimes 49.5%
Not usually 30.6%
Yes, in general 11.7%
Not at all 6.1%
Other - N/A 2.1%
1813 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you made financial plans/preparations for retirement?
By anonymous - featured on May 22, 2012
No, but I would like to 43.5%
Yes 32.7%
No, and I won't 16.2%
Other - N/A 7.5%
1736 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ever find yourself thinking in a mixture of languages?
By anonymous - featured on May 21, 2012
Sometimes 58.5%
All the time 24.3%
No, never 11.3%
Other - N/A 2.9%
Only after a big job 2.9%
1463 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you update your ProZ.com profile?
By anonymous - featured on May 20, 2012
Rarely 63.2%
Fairly frequently 27.7%
Never 4.6%
Very frequently 4.4%
1259 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have your translations proofread by another person before delivery?
By Oliver Lawrence - featured on May 19, 2012
No 48.7%
Yes, sometimes, by another translator 19.1%
No, but I'm considering it 10.0%
Yes, sometimes, by a professional proofreader 7.6%
Other - N/A 7.1%
Yes, always, by another translator 5.1%
Yes, always, by a professional proofreader 2.4%
1594 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do translators' rates compare with professionals' with a similar level of education?
By Friedrich "Tom" Reinold - featured on May 18, 2012
I don't know 41.8%
>20% lower 22.3%
About the same 11.0%
10-20% lower 7.1%
Other - N/A 5.1%
>20% higher 5.0%
<10% lower 3.4%
10-20% higher 2.8%
<10% higher 1.5%
1487 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use any special software to manage your freelance translation business?
By Szymon Metkowski - featured on May 17, 2012
No 65.7%
No, but I'd like to 15.5%
Yes 15.2%
Other - N/A 3.6%
1696 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many days off do you take per year for vacations?
By susi_svf - featured on May 16, 2012
> 30 20.1%
7 - 15 17.3%
16 - 22 17.3%
23- 29 11.7%
I don't take days off 8.8%
Other - N/A 8.8%
30 8.3%
< 7 7.6%
1773 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What percent of your available work time is booked?
By Jenn Mercer - featured on May 15, 2012
90% A few spotty patches, but it works out 18.5%
80% Some lulls 15.3%
100% Always busy 15.2%
25% or less - Seeking other work! 14.0%
50% Ouch 11.8%
75% A bit scary 10.2%
Other - N/A 8.8%
110% I eat at my desk and never sleep 6.2%
1753 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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My own sense of creativity is often inspired by
By anonymous - featured on May 14, 2012
Reading a good book 26.2%
Other - N/A 24.8%
Doing something new 14.3%
My personal muse 10.5%
Watching a good film 6.9%
Hearing a good speaker 5.5%
Admiring works of art 5.2%
Reading a good translation 4.8%
Seeing a new invention 1.7%
1280 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When you were a child/in your early teens, did you think you'd be a translator one day?
By anonymous - featured on May 13, 2012
No, it never occurred to me 66.2%
Yes, I considered it 22.3%
Yes, it has always been my career goal 6.8%
Other - N/A 4.7%
1333 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What role has popular culture (movies, TV, books) played in you learning your acquired language?
By anonymous - featured on May 12, 2012
A fairly important role 36.2%
A very important role 29.8%
A small role 22.2%
None at all 9.0%
Other - N/A 2.8%
1269 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you keep hard copies of all the invoices you issue?
By aliyucel - featured on May 11, 2012
No, but I keep them in my computer 51.2%
Yes 39.2%
No 6.9%
Other - N/A 2.7%
1870 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How would you rate your working time/earnings ratio?
By anonymous - featured on May 10, 2012
Reasonable 36.4%
Good 26.0%
Poor 13.7%
Fair 13.4%
Excellent 7.7%
Other - N/A 2.8%
1912 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you acquire new clients?
By Amir Kamel - featured on May 9, 2012
Other - N/A 26.0%
Every 3 months 19.8%
Monthly 15.9%
Every 6 months 13.9%
Yearly 13.6%
Very frequently 10.7%
1745 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you translate rhyme/poetry?
By Phoebe Ruth - featured on May 8, 2012
No, I avoid it 61.1%
No, but I'd like to 19.2%
Yes, and I enjoy it 9.5%
Other - N/A 7.7%
Yes, but I don't like it 2.5%
1835 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have any pets?
By KLLS - featured on May 7, 2012
No, and I wouldn't like to 29.7%
Yes, multiple 22.0%
Yes, one 21.6%
No, but I'd like to 21.2%
Other - N/A 5.5%
1540 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you practice yoga?
By Brita Fiess - featured on May 6, 2012
No 61.2%
No, but I would like to 13.5%
I used too, but not anymore 11.8%
Yes 10.4%
Other - N/A 2.0%
What's yoga? 1.1%
1367 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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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.
[Discuss in forum (16)] [View this poll]

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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