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Do you have a dedicated website to promote your business?
By anonymous
No 58.9%
Yes 37.2%
Other - N/A 3.9%
1094 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you provide your TMs to clients?
By cynthiatesser - featured on Oct 31, 2012
Yes, if they ask me 46.0%
No, never 29.8%
Other - N/A 14.3%
Yes, sometimes 5.6%
Yes, but I charge them for them 2.3%
Yes, always 1.9%
1578 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use any invoicing tools/software?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 30, 2012
No, I make my own invoices 73.1%
Yes, I use the ProZ.com invoicing tool 12.4%
Yes, I use another invoicing tool 10.7%
Other - N/A 3.8%
1710 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you change your rates for clients located in different countries?
By rziegler - featured on Oct 29, 2012
Yes, but only occasionally 41.2%
Yes, frequently 26.8%
No, never 24.9%
Other - N/A 7.0%
1235 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many translation-related events do you attend, on average, each year?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 28, 2012
None 52.2%
One 19.2%
Two 9.7%
Other - N/A 7.1%
Three 4.9%
Four 2.6%
More than six 2.0%
Five 1.5%
Six 0.7%
1133 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The computer you are working on right now fails suddenly. Do you have a backup system in place?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 27, 2012
Yes 54.5%
No 37.9%
Other - N/A 7.7%
1408 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you agree to do a free translation for a client you've known for years?
By Ruslan Polishchuk - featured on Oct 26, 2012
Perhaps, it depends 63.5%
No, never 17.2%
Yes, definitely 16.5%
Other - N/A 2.8%
1602 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What percentage of your working time is wasted browsing and/or being distracted?
By Anne Lee - featured on Oct 25, 2012
20% - 30% 26.5%
10% - 20% 24.8%
0 - 10% 14.9%
30% - 40% 13.3%
Other - N/A 8.3%
40% - 50% 6.2%
More than 50% 6.0%
1541 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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On average, how much time per week do you devote to building or maintaining personal glossaries?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 24, 2012
Less than an hour 55.0%
Other - N/A 28.0%
1 - 2 hours 9.4%
2 - 3 hours 3.2%
More than 5 hours 1.9%
4 - 5 hours 1.3%
3 - 4 hours 1.2%
1548 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you request that clients acknowledge the receipt of your invoice?
By Sergei V. Kasyanov - featured on Oct 23, 2012
Yes, always 27.1%
No, never 26.7%
Yes, most of the time 17.6%
Yes, sometimes 13.3%
Yes, but not often 11.1%
Other - N/A 4.2%
1606 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever regretted buying a particular CAT tool after test-driving another?
By Birgit De Gregorio Ph.D. - featured on Oct 22, 2012
No 63.6%
Other - N/A 26.7%
Yes 9.7%
1223 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ask your clients for an opinion on your translation services?
By Maciej Burak - featured on Oct 21, 2012
No, never 45.6%
Yes, but rarely 23.3%
Yes, sometimes 19.8%
Yes, frequently 7.1%
Other - N/A 4.2%
1171 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many of your clients have you met in person?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 20, 2012
One or two 36.6%
None 29.4%
A few of them 26.0%
Most of them 6.5%
Other - N/A 1.4%
1637 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever worked while you were very sick to meet a deadline?
By Ana Escaleira - featured on Oct 19, 2012
Yes, a few times 40.2%
Yes, once or twice 40.0%
No, never 16.6%
Other - N/A 3.2%
1691 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you talk about your personal life (hobbies, family, etc.) with your client(s)?
By Jan Kolbaba - featured on Oct 18, 2012
No, never 38.1%
Yes, but only with certain clients 34.6%
Yes, but not often 12.6%
Yes, sometimes 10.6%
Other - N/A 2.5%
Yes, frequently 1.5%
1804 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you take a break from working at your computer?
By Periklis Zekakis - featured on Oct 17, 2012
It depends 41.5%
Every hour 18.9%
Every 2 hours 11.9%
Every 90 minutes 9.8%
More than every 2 hours 7.2%
Every 30 minutes 6.1%
I don't take breaks 3.3%
Other - N/A 1.4%
1749 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you prefer to work in a team or alone?
By Meera Wadhera - featured on Oct 16, 2012
Alone 60.7%
It depends 32.5%
In a team 5.3%
Other - N/A 1.5%
1796 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In your working fields, do you work on documents that may be considered highly technical?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 15, 2012
Yes, sometimes 37.3%
Yes, frequently 33.9%
Yes, but rarely 14.4%
No 12.8%
Other - N/A 1.5%
1363 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever had work published in a translation journal?
By Leon Hunter - featured on Oct 14, 2012
No 88.5%
Yes, once or twice 5.6%
Yes, several times 3.6%
Other - N/A 2.3%
1132 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When did you stop seeing yourself as a beginner translator after starting your career?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 13, 2012
> 2 years 35.3%
1 - 2 years 25.6%
I still consider myself a beginner 13.6%
6 months - year 11.2%
Other - N/A 6.9%
3 - 6 months 4.0%
< 3 months 3.4%
1510 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you typically work on more than one project at a time?
By Terejimenez - featured on Oct 12, 2012
Yes, frequently 37.6%
Yes, occasionally 32.9%
Yes, but rarely 21.9%
No, never 6.1%
Other - N/A 1.5%
1744 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If asked to state your own deadline for an assignment, how much leeway do you plan in?
By Phoebe Ruth - featured on Oct 11, 2012
> 1 working day 58.5%
4 - 8 hours 17.6%
Other - N/A 14.5%
1 - 4 hours 5.1%
No leeway at all 4.3%
1582 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The copyright of your delivered translations typically lies with…
By Julian Holmes - featured on Oct 10, 2012
An end client 34.4%
The translation agency/company 33.5%
Other - N/A 18.6%
You, the translator 12.2%
A third party 1.3%
1426 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have any entries in the "Project History" field of your ProZ.com profile?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 9, 2012
No, none 69.1%
Yes, one or two 14.4%
Yes, several 12.9%
Other - N/A 3.6%
1562 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever been given free samples of what you are translating/interpreting about?
By Noni Gilbert - featured on Oct 8, 2012
No 55.8%
Yes 35.4%
Other - N/A 8.8%
1330 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you feel when you start working each day?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 7, 2012
Just fine, business as usual 40.7%
My emotions vary 26.3%
Excited to work and learn something new 23.2%
Not very excited 5.2%
Other - N/A 3.0%
Completely unenthusiastic 1.7%
1279 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you consider yourself to be a self-taught translator or interpreter?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 6, 2012
Yes, definitely 35.1%
Yes, somewhat 30.8%
No, not really 18.7%
No, definitely not 13.4%
Other - N/A 2.0%
1632 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a logo for yourself or for the company you own?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 5, 2012
No 65.6%
Yes 31.0%
Other - N/A 3.5%
1728 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you switch from one language pair to another during your working day?
By Susanna Martoni - featured on Oct 4, 2012
Yes, sometimes 40.2%
Yes, frequently 27.3%
No, never 27.0%
Other - N/A 5.5%
1702 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How far into your translation career did you decide to invest in CAT software?
By Laura Bennett - featured on Oct 3, 2012
Several years after 19.6%
I don't use CAT software 18.5%
Once I had earned enough money to pay for it 18.2%
Right at the start 16.1%
Within a year 10.3%
Other - N/A 9.1%
Within the first six months 8.2%
1712 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much of your income comes from your regular clients?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 2, 2012
76 - 100% 47.1%
51 - 75% 27.3%
26 - 50% 7.8%
It varies 6.6%
0 - 10% 3.8%
Other - N/A 3.7%
11 - 25% 3.7%
1721 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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You are working and the phone rings. What do you do?
By Mary Worby - featured on Oct 1, 2012
Check who is calling and answer if important 40.8%
Stop immediately and answer it 36.3%
It depends on how busy I am 17.2%
Other - N/A 2.3%
Leave it to the answering machine 2.2%
Ignore it completely (no answering machine) 1.2%
1474 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many words would you accept to translate as a test?
By Andrea Maia Beckner - featured on Sep 30, 2012
150 - 299 61.2%
300 - 499 13.7%
< 150 11.9%
I don't do free translation tests 8.4%
Other - N/A 2.9%
500 - 699 1.5%
> 700 0.4%
1321 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you apply discounts for repetitions?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 29, 2012
Yes, but only if requested by the client 62.7%
No 20.7%
Yes, always 9.2%
Other - N/A 7.4%
1575 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In your experience, how important is it to have a degree in translation to get a job?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 28, 2012
Only somewhat important 29.9%
Fairly important 25.1%
Not important at all 24.3%
Very important 17.0%
Other - N/A 3.8%
1780 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which of the following payment terms do you most commonly accept?
By Maja Źróbecka, MITI - featured on Sep 27, 2012
Up to 30 days after date of invoice 60.2%
Up to 45 days after date of invoice 11.6%
Up to 60 days after date of invoice 11.6%
Other - N/A 6.1%
Up to 14 days after date of invoice 5.6%
Upon receipt of invoice 4.9%
1744 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is time zone difference an advantage or a disadvantage to you?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 26, 2012
Neither 50.5%
Advantage 25.6%
Disadvantage 16.2%
Other - N/A 7.8%
1715 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have professional indemnity insurance?
By Julian Holmes - featured on Sep 25, 2012
No 85.5%
Yes 11.8%
Other - N/A 2.6%
1740 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In your CV, do you state which translation agencies/companies you work for?
By Francesca Battaglia - featured on Sep 24, 2012
No 71.9%
Yes 22.5%
Other - N/A 5.6%
1500 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you pay attention to the font you choose (in e-mails, finished translations, etc.) ?
By Catharine Cellier-Smart - featured on Sep 23, 2012
Yes, always 50.6%
Sometimes, it depends 40.2%
No, never 8.0%
Other - N/A 1.2%
1210 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you accept jobs that are out of your expertise if they are not too technical?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 22, 2012
Yes, but only occasionally 52.4%
Yes 35.3%
No, never 9.4%
Other - N/A 2.9%
1602 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you work as an interpreter?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 21, 2012
No, I am primarily a translator 67.6%
Yes, but rarely 13.3%
Yes, on occasion 11.7%
Yes, I am primarily an interpreter 4.6%
Other - N/A 2.8%
1826 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever offered your client a discount for fast payment?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 20, 2012
No, never 83.5%
Yes, but only once or twice 7.1%
Yes, sometimes 5.3%
Other - N/A 2.4%
Yes, frequently 1.7%
1726 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In which area do you prefer to translate, if given the choice?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 19, 2012
Business / marketing 17.8%
Literature / movies 17.0%
Technological / mechanical 15.9%
Medical / pharmaceutical 14.4%
Other - N/A 11.1%
Legal / patent 10.1%
Politics / international relations 7.2%
Science / environment 6.4%
1877 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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As a translator, how familiar are you with Search Engine Optimization (SEO)?
By Lanny_Widianto - featured on Sep 18, 2012
Not familiar at all 41.7%
Only somewhat familiar 33.0%
Fairly familiar 17.4%
Highly familiar 5.9%
Other - N/A 2.1%
1701 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever regretted accepting a project?
By Susana Magnani - featured on Sep 17, 2012
Yes, a few times 50.0%
Yes, once or twice 32.1%
No, never 8.8%
Yes, frequently 6.7%
Other - N/A 2.4%
1487 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ever have dreams at night in which you are working on a translation?
By Laura Ball - featured on Sep 16, 2012
No 50.2%
Yes 45.4%
Other - N/A 4.4%
1195 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever used a cloud-based TM tool?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 15, 2012
No 74.1%
Yes, and my experience was good 12.3%
Yes, but my experience was not good 9.6%
Other - N/A 4.0%
1507 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which type of email account do you use for work?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 14, 2012
Free account (gmail, hotmail, etc.) 55.3%
Account associated with my website 22.9%
Account from my internet provider 15.5%
Other - N/A 5.2%
Account associated with my employer 0.9%
Account from my university 0.2%
1753 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you see yourself as a "freelancer" or as an "independent professional"?
By Julian Holmes - featured on Sep 13, 2012
Both terms mean the same 41.2%
Freelancer 27.2%
Independent professional 26.3%
Other - N/A 5.2%
1707 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you employ the services of an accountant/financial advisor?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 12, 2012
No, and I don't plan to. 41.2%
Yes, periodically. 25.2%
Yes, full-time. 13.7%
No, but I would like to. 12.7%
Other - N/A 4.0%
I used to, but not anymore. 3.2%
1732 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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