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Have you worked on a translation that required no research (online searches, dictionaries, etc)?
By anonymous
Yes 61.8%
No 35.1%
Other - N/A 3.1%
863 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Most of my work comes primarily from clients based in...
By Roy Chaudhuri - featured on Mar 30, 2013
Europe 73.0%
North America 13.7%
Other - N/A 6.3%
Asia 4.5%
South America 1.5%
Oceania 0.7%
Africa 0.3%
1256 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever turned down a translation project for either moral or ethical reasons?
By Laura Bennett - featured on Mar 29, 2013
No 57.6%
Yes 33.8%
Other - N/A 8.6%
1310 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How strictly do you adhere to "normal business hours" as regards availability?
By Steve Kerry - featured on Mar 28, 2013
No "normal" business hours 38.4%
Depends on other commitments 26.9%
Fairly strictly with odd lapses 18.7%
I am available 24/7 9.4%
Very strictly every day 3.8%
Other - N/A 2.8%
1436 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever worked in a formal partnership with another translator?
By Jo Bennett - featured on Mar 27, 2013
No 67.5%
Yes, and I still do 13.7%
Yes, but not anymore 12.7%
Other - N/A 6.1%
1500 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Has your age ever helped or hurt you in any way as a translator?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 26, 2013
No 68.1%
Yes 19.2%
Other - N/A 12.6%
1543 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you check the ProZ.com homepage during a typical working day?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 25, 2013
1 - 3 times 40.8%
It varies 21.4%
4 - 6 times 13.0%
10 or more times 9.9%
Other - N/A 6.5%
I don't know 4.3%
7 - 9 times 4.1%
1385 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you an Internet addict?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 24, 2013
Yes, somewhat 42.4%
Yes, definitely 31.9%
No, not really 17.9%
No, definitely not 5.6%
Other - N/A 2.2%
1288 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What kind of clothing do you wear when you work at home?
By Marlou Franken - featured on Mar 23, 2013
Informal, comfortable clothing 63.5%
A neat but casual outfit 13.7%
It depends/varies 9.9%
Pajamas 9.6%
Other - N/A 1.8%
Office clothing 1.6%
1710 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Barring unforeseen circumstances, will you still be a translator in 5 years' time?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 22, 2013
Yes, definitely 45.4%
Yes, probably 38.4%
Don't know 9.8%
No, probably not 4.2%
Other - N/A 1.3%
No, definitely not 1.0%
1764 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I would give advice in the area of ___ to a novice translator.
By anonymous - featured on Mar 21, 2013
Other - N/A 25.7%
Business matters 18.0%
Translation techniques 17.2%
CAT tools 15.4%
Job searching 12.0%
Dealing with agencies 11.6%
1364 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use a Mac or a PC for your translation work?
By kairosz (Mary Guerrero) - featured on Mar 20, 2013
PC 87.9%
Mac 7.3%
Other - N/A 2.6%
Neither 2.2%
1966 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a degree in translation or interpretation?
By SophieT - featured on Mar 19, 2013
No 51.0%
Yes 44.1%
Other - N/A 4.9%
2057 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Does working as a translator or interpreter run in your family?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 18, 2013
No 75.9%
Yes 18.0%
Other - N/A 6.0%
1555 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever lost a regular client after raising your rates?
By Maciej Burak - featured on Mar 17, 2013
No, never 41.4%
Yes, once or twice 27.0%
Other - N/A 18.7%
Yes, a few times 12.8%
1318 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you prefer that your clients be based in your country of residence?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 16, 2013
No preference 50.4%
No 29.6%
Yes 18.4%
Other - N/A 1.6%
1775 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you own more than one CAT tool?
By Maria Popova - featured on Mar 15, 2013
Yes 44.5%
No, just one 36.6%
No, I don't use CAT tools 15.8%
Other - N/A 3.2%
1930 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you notice a decrease in your workload?
By Rebekka Groß - featured on Mar 14, 2013
No 37.4%
Yes, in Q1 (Jan-March) 32.3%
Other - N/A 14.1%
Yes, in Q4 (Oct-Dec) 7.2%
Yes, in Q3 (July-Sep) 6.4%
Yes, in Q2 (Apr-June) 2.6%
1850 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are your clients willing to provide recommendation/reference letters?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 13, 2013
I haven't asked 34.7%
Yes, some of them are 27.3%
Yes, all/most of them are 23.5%
Yes, but only one or two of them are 8.1%
Other - N/A 3.3%
No 3.2%
1897 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Does your income allow you to save?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 12, 2013
Yes 47.7%
No 45.3%
Other - N/A 7.0%
2026 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How frequently do you receive compliments on a job you've done?
By Alvaro Morales - featured on Mar 11, 2013
Once in a while 45.8%
Pretty frequently 21.6%
Rarely 20.2%
Very frequently 6.6%
Never 3.8%
Other - N/A 2.1%
1646 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many weeks off do you take per year for vacation?
By Helena Grahn - featured on Mar 10, 2013
3 - 4 19.0%
2 - 3 18.8%
> 4 18.6%
1 - 2 17.6%
0 - 1 16.0%
Other - N/A 9.9%
1459 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When do you usually invoice your clients?
By Monika Jakacka Márquez - featured on Mar 9, 2013
Once a month 42.6%
As soon as the job is done 39.5%
Other - N/A 12.1%
Once a week 4.1%
Every 2 months 1.7%
1834 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you work in multiple language pairs, is one of them more profitable for you?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 8, 2013
Yes, significantly 37.1%
I only work in one language pair 28.1%
No, they are about the same 16.0%
Yes, but not significantly 14.0%
Other - N/A 4.8%
1757 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the current trend for your rates?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 7, 2013
Steady, unchanged 59.9%
Upward 22.7%
Downward 14.6%
Other - N/A 2.7%
2731 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much CPD (Continuing Professional Development) do you undertake per year?
By Angus Stewart - featured on Mar 6, 2013
None 41.9%
1 - 10 hours 24.1%
> 50 hours 12.5%
11 - 20 hours 10.4%
21 - 30 hours 6.2%
31 - 40 hours 2.6%
41 - 50 hours 2.4%
1557 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Should a translator be an expert in the field in which (s)he translates?
By Michelle de Abreu Aio - featured on Mar 5, 2013
No, not necessarily 35.6%
It depends on the field 33.4%
Yes, definitely 27.1%
Other - N/A 2.6%
No, definitely not 1.3%
1985 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many words do you typically translate per day?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 4, 2013
2,001 - 3,000 43.3%
< 2,000 31.5%
3,001 - 4,000 12.5%
4,001 - 5,000 4.3%
Other - N/A 4.2%
5,001 - 6,000 2.1%
6,001 - 7,000 0.9%
> 8,000 0.8%
7,001 - 8,000 0.4%
1710 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever refused to take on a project because of the payment method?
By Anne-Sophie Cardinal - featured on Mar 3, 2013
No, never 31.8%
Yes, but rarely 31.7%
Yes, occasionally 23.2%
Yes, frequently 9.4%
Other - N/A 3.8%
1347 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Does the weather affect your productivity?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 2, 2013
Yes, sometimes 37.1%
No, not really 35.9%
No, definitely not 17.4%
Yes, definitely 8.2%
Other - N/A 1.5%
1788 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you try to favor companies or commodities you've translated for/about?
By TAKAKO CN6YR - featured on Mar 1, 2013
I've never thought about it 38.4%
Yes 28.0%
No 26.3%
Other - N/A 7.3%
1590 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you be able to teach the language(s) you work with?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 28, 2013
Yes, I have/do 33.0%
Yes, definitely 19.9%
Yes, probably 18.6%
No, and I wouldn't try 16.3%
No, but I'd give it a chance if I needed to 9.2%
Other - N/A 3.0%
1934 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you import your clients' TMs into yours?
By Pavel Prudký - featured on Feb 27, 2013
It depends 39.5%
No 25.9%
Yes 15.6%
I don't use TMs 14.6%
Other - N/A 4.4%
1755 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do your clients notify you when they make payment?
By Eva Blanar - featured on Feb 26, 2013
Some of my clients do 47.0%
No, they just send the money 38.1%
Yes, typically 9.4%
Other - N/A 2.8%
Only when they are late with payment 2.7%
1881 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you offer both interpreting and translation services, which do you enjoy more?
By Mikhail Kropotov - featured on Feb 25, 2013
I don't offer both services 56.6%
Translating 21.8%
Interpreting 10.9%
I enjoy both equally 7.7%
Other - N/A 2.9%
1407 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you let your clients know in advance when you are going on vacation?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 24, 2013
It depends 48.3%
Yes 38.2%
No 10.6%
Other - N/A 2.9%
1362 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use a smartphone for work-related tasks?
By Kasia E Slobodzian-Taylor - featured on Feb 23, 2013
Yes 47.1%
No, and I'm not planning to 37.1%
No, but I'm planning to 11.3%
Other - N/A 4.4%
1754 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you communicate with clients via instant messengers (Skype, MSN, etc.)?
By Mariam Osmann - featured on Feb 22, 2013
No 39.0%
Yes, but not often 37.6%
Yes 22.0%
Other - N/A 1.4%
1899 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think social networks work for translators?
By K. Drakou - featured on Feb 21, 2013
No, not really 32.7%
Yes, somewhat 29.5%
I don't know 19.0%
Yes, definitely 10.8%
No, definitely not 5.9%
Other - N/A 2.0%
1836 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When a potential translation job is described to me, the words I like hearing the most are...
By Cristina Heraud-van Tol - featured on Feb 20, 2013
High payment 38.6%
Take your time 30.5%
Other - N/A 11.7%
Quick payment 11.0%
General subject 4.4%
Easy job 3.8%
1814 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When is the most productive time of day for you?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 19, 2013
Mid-morning 30.0%
Early morning 26.8%
Evening 12.1%
Night 9.1%
Mid-afternoon 7.3%
Other - N/A 7.2%
Early afternoon 5.1%
Noon 2.3%
1881 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which was the main reason that led you to learn your acquired language(s)?
By Jenn Mercer - featured on Feb 18, 2013
I loved the language 35.7%
It was required in school 21.2%
I moved to a country that spoke it 11.8%
Other - N/A 11.4%
Bilingual due to family/cultural reasons 11.2%
It was a strategic career move 5.3%
In order to read/watch certain media 3.3%
1479 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you enjoy your job?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 17, 2013
Yes, most of the time 65.4%
Yes, always 18.6%
Yes, sometimes 10.4%
No, not really 3.3%
Other - N/A 1.6%
No, definitely not 0.6%
1464 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you use glossaries while translating?
By Camille Abou Jamra - featured on Feb 16, 2013
Frequently 31.8%
Occasionally 25.6%
All the time 24.4%
Rarely 13.5%
Never 3.0%
Other - N/A 1.6%
1583 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you keep a database or record of the projects you've worked on?
By Paula González Fernández - featured on Feb 15, 2013
Yes, a simple one 42.3%
No 28.4%
Yes, a detailed one 24.9%
Other - N/A 4.4%
1670 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you suffer from various aches and pains resulting from prolonged computer use?
By Keren Terret - featured on Feb 14, 2013
Yes, sometimes 39.2%
Yes, but rarely 24.9%
Yes, often 21.5%
No, never 12.3%
Other - N/A 2.0%
1823 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you promote your services using email marketing?
By Dmitry Kornyukhov - featured on Feb 13, 2013
No 75.4%
Yes 19.3%
Other - N/A 5.4%
1708 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever been paid more than agreed?
By Cristina Heraud-van Tol - featured on Feb 12, 2013
No 57.1%
Yes 39.6%
Other - N/A 3.3%
1759 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many years of experience did it take for you to be confident as a freelancer?
By Kazuhiro Kondo - featured on Feb 11, 2013
2 - 3 20.9%
1 - 2 20.1%
> 4 19.3%
Still not confident 12.6%
3 - 4 12.0%
0 - 1 9.9%
Other - N/A 5.2%
1337 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you dream in your source language(s)?
By Dr Pedro Seixas - featured on Feb 10, 2013
Yes, but rarely 33.3%
Yes, frequently 29.7%
No, never 16.0%
Other - N/A 11.5%
Yes, always 9.5%
1222 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you think is the key factor that can make a website attractive to clients?
By Dmitry Kornyukhov - featured on Feb 9, 2013
User-friendliness 29.9%
Visually appealing 21.5%
Detailed description of products/services 14.7%
Other - N/A 14.0%
Personal touch 8.5%
Feedback from previous clients 8.3%
Quality guarantee 3.1%
1474 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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