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Do you provide your TMs to your clients?
By Ivan Niu - featured on Jan 25, 2014
Yes, if they ask 45.7%
No 35.7%
Other - N/A 13.5%
Yes, generally 3.4%
Yes, for a fee 1.7%
1261 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you alter your rates depending on the client's country of residence?
By Irene Doval Marcos - featured on Jan 24, 2014
Yes, sometimes 33.3%
No, never 26.4%
Yes, but rarely 17.6%
Yes, frequently 17.2%
Other - N/A 5.5%
1356 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you coin a new term if an equivalent phrase doesn't already exist?
By Yetta J Bogarde - featured on Jan 23, 2014
Yes, but rarely 52.1%
No, never 26.0%
Other - N/A 11.6%
Yes, quite often 10.3%
1247 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ask your clients to confirm that they have received translations you send them?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 22, 2014
Yes, always 44.0%
Yes, sometimes 39.3%
No 13.9%
Other - N/A 2.8%
1454 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever thought of changing careers?
By Cécile Gaultier - featured on Jan 21, 2014
Yes, but not seriously 35.6%
No 33.6%
Yes, definitely 23.5%
Other - N/A 7.2%
1415 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Can you make jokes in your second language?
By Julian Holmes - featured on Jan 20, 2014
Yes 76.1%
No 16.9%
Other - N/A 7.0%
1047 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is your biggest distraction while working?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 19, 2014
Internet surfing 34.8%
Responding to calls/texts/emails 27.3%
Family/friends 17.4%
Other - N/A 10.2%
Social networking 9.8%
Coworkers 0.5%
981 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever been tempted to take a job as a translation project manager?
By Mr P J Solomon - featured on Jan 18, 2014
No 64.4%
Yes, but I haven't seriously considered it 13.7%
Yes, I've worked as one in the past 9.8%
Yes, I've seriously considered it 5.7%
Yes, I currently am one 3.4%
Other - N/A 3.0%
1324 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is your main work-related priority this year?
By Harry Hermawan - featured on Jan 17, 2014
Other - N/A 36.0%
Market services more aggressively 30.8%
Attend conferences/trainings 9.1%
Get new hardware 8.8%
Buy/upgrade software 7.7%
Obtain a new certification 7.7%
1390 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you refuse to work on a project for moral or ethical reasons?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 16, 2014
Yes 62.4%
It depends 29.6%
No 6.3%
Other - N/A 1.7%
1512 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When I first started as a translator I felt _____ by other translators.
By anonymous - featured on Jan 15, 2014
A combination of the above 26.3%
Other - N/A 19.3%
Encouraged 17.2%
Welcomed 14.4%
Ignored 13.1%
Discouraged 9.6%
1412 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many agencies do you regularly work with?
By texjax DDS PhD - featured on Jan 14, 2014
5 or more 39.7%
3 19.2%
4 12.3%
2 11.2%
1 6.8%
Other - N/A 6.3%
I only work with direct clients 4.5%
1502 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you find a smartphone or a tablet more useful for work?
By Oliver Lawrence - featured on Jan 13, 2014
I don't use either of these for work 49.1%
Smartphone 21.7%
I don't have a tablet 11.2%
Both are equally useful 7.2%
Other - N/A 4.4%
Tablet 4.2%
I don't have a smartphone 2.3%
1130 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you store your data in the cloud?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 12, 2014
No, and I'm not planning to 62.5%
No, but I'm considering it 15.7%
Yes 14.6%
Other - N/A 7.2%
936 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When are you usually most productive?
By Jitka Komarkova (Mgr.) - featured on Jan 11, 2014
Early morning 34.3%
Late morning 24.0%
Late afternoon 9.3%
Evening 8.7%
Other - N/A 8.7%
Late at night 8.1%
Early afternoon 6.9%
1379 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you prefer to receive payments?
By Murad AWAD - featured on Jan 10, 2014
Bank transfer 74.8%
PayPal 12.7%
Check 4.1%
Skrill (Moneybookers) 3.6%
Other - N/A 3.2%
Western Union 1.6%
1577 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Where do you usually work?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 9, 2014
In an office/study in my home 56.2%
In another room in my home 33.6%
In an office outside of my home 5.7%
Other - N/A 3.7%
In a public place (café, library, etc) 0.8%
1590 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How long do you usually keep the files you've translated after you've submitted them to the client?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 8, 2014
I don't delete the files 77.8%
12 months or more 9.9%
Other - N/A 4.6%
6 - 12 months 2.8%
1 - 2 months 1.4%
I delete them almost immediately 1.2%
2 - 6 months 1.2%
1 - 4 weeks 0.6%
1 - 7 days 0.5%
1582 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How frequently do you update your CV?
By Mariam Osmann - featured on Jan 7, 2014
Other - N/A 24.4%
Every six months or so 20.4%
When I obtain a new credential 18.7%
Yearly 15.6%
When I work with a new client 14.6%
Monthly 4.5%
When I finish a project 1.7%
1384 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you prefer to work alone?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 6, 2014
Yes, definitely 57.4%
Yes, to a certain extent 35.0%
No, I prefer to work with others 5.6%
Other - N/A 2.0%
1140 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How quickly do you start working after you wake up?
By Alexa Dubreuil - featured on Jan 5, 2014
In less than 1 hour 37.1%
Between 1-2 hours 34.7%
It varies 10.7%
Immediately 8.6%
Between 2-3 hours 6.0%
Other - N/A 1.6%
Between 3-4 hours 1.3%
1072 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Has having your own website helped your business?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 4, 2014
I don't have a website 54.3%
Yes 18.4%
No 12.9%
I don't know 12.1%
Other - N/A 2.4%
1399 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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For how long do you typically need to take a break to regain concentration?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 3, 2014
10 to 20 minutes 35.7%
< 10 minutes 21.5%
21 to 30 minutes 14.8%
Other - N/A 11.7%
> 1 hour 6.9%
31 to 45 minutes 5.4%
46 to 60 minutes 4.0%
1233 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you feeling optimistic about your business in 2014?
By Ikram Mahyuddin - featured on Jan 2, 2014
Yes 65.9%
I'm not sure 23.4%
No 8.3%
Other - N/A 2.4%
989 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do clients usually request that you sign a collaboration agreement with them?
By Barbara Toffolon - featured on Jan 1, 2014
Yes, sometimes 61.5%
Yes, usually/always 22.1%
No, never 12.5%
Other - N/A 3.8%
944 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think the number of WWA entries you have can enhance your translation business prospects?
By Naresh Advani - featured on Dec 31, 2013
Yes, to a certain extent 42.1%
No, not really 22.1%
I don't know 15.2%
Yes, absolutely 13.6%
No, definitely not 3.6%
Other - N/A 3.4%
1103 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which social media outlet has been most beneficial to your translation business?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 30, 2013
I don't use social media for my business 49.6%
Social media has not been beneficial 23.0%
LinkedIn 14.7%
Other - N/A 6.1%
Facebook 3.5%
Twitter 2.1%
Google+ 1.0%
996 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you enjoy your work as a translator/interpreter?
By Joanna Sobolewska-Kurpiel - featured on Dec 29, 2013
Yes, definitely 60.4%
Yes, to a certain extent 35.0%
No, not really 3.0%
Other - N/A 1.0%
No, not at all 0.5%
973 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you have a project due in the afternoon of a certain date, do you usually deliver...
By Anne-Sophie Cardinal - featured on Dec 28, 2013
That morning 29.8%
One hour or so before the deadline 25.0%
Right on time 16.8%
Other - N/A 16.6%
The day before 10.3%
Later that day, in the evening 1.6%
1042 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you revise your translations if your client asks you to?
By Kristian Vike Pedersen - featured on Dec 27, 2013
Yes, always 69.4%
Other - N/A 16.2%
Yes, but only if I'm paid for it 11.5%
No 2.9%
939 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you still work during the holiday season?
By Alexandra Villeminey - featured on Dec 26, 2013
Yes 67.7%
No 21.2%
Other - N/A 11.1%
854 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you specialize in a certain field?
By Umang Dholabhai - featured on Dec 25, 2013
Yes, but I accept other jobs as well 71.4%
No 13.0%
Yes, and I work only in that area 12.2%
Other - N/A 3.4%
917 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a backup computer?
By Astrid Vallero - featured on Dec 24, 2013
Yes, one 50.4%
No 32.6%
Yes, multiple 12.8%
Other - N/A 4.1%
1116 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If a client provides a very detailed glossary, it...
By boostrer - featured on Dec 23, 2013
Definitely helps me 44.3%
Helps me to some extent 34.8%
Creates unwanted problems 13.7%
Other - N/A 7.2%
942 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you offer small presents to your favorite clients during the holidays?
By Nicole Blanc - featured on Dec 22, 2013
No 86.1%
Yes, sometimes 9.6%
Other - N/A 2.4%
Yes, always 2.0%
920 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you usually charge different rates for different language combinations?
By Lisa Simpson, CL - featured on Dec 21, 2013
Yes 36.0%
No 33.1%
I only work in one language combination 26.9%
Other - N/A 4.1%
1209 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ever consider changing careers from translation to a completely different field?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 20, 2013
No, not really 34.5%
Yes, I've considered it 27.7%
No, definitely not 25.8%
Yes, I plan on it 6.2%
Other - N/A 5.7%
1298 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Generally, do you enjoy proofreading assignments?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 19, 2013
No 37.5%
Yes, somewhat 35.2%
Yes, definitely 15.1%
I don't offer proofreading services 8.6%
Other - N/A 3.6%
1362 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Did your professional life as a freelancer change when you had children?
By Carla Lopes - featured on Dec 18, 2013
I don't have children 49.8%
Other - N/A 14.8%
Yes, somewhat 14.2%
Yes, drastically 10.9%
No, not really 10.3%
1327 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What would be the most important factor when working with clients?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 17, 2013
Multiple factors are equally important 62.4%
Rates 15.5%
Frequency of getting new jobs 12.0%
Efficient communication 4.7%
Quick payment 2.9%
Other - N/A 1.8%
Friendly PM 0.5%
Country 0.1%
1361 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you get annoyed if your clients misspell your name?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 16, 2013
No 49.8%
It depends 29.2%
Yes 17.5%
Other - N/A 3.5%
1057 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you like reading for pleasure in your free time?
By Tomasz Chyrzyński - featured on Dec 15, 2013
Yes 86.3%
No 9.0%
Other - N/A 4.6%
952 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the typical length of one project you receive?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 14, 2013
1 - 3 days 60.5%
4 - 7 days 21.9%
Other - N/A 9.7%
1 - 2 weeks 4.6%
2 - 4 weeks 1.7%
1 - 2 months 0.9%
> 2 months 0.8%
1253 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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A customer assumes that you will check the DTP layout of your translation for free. You...
By Julian Holmes - featured on Dec 13, 2013
Accept but negotiate for a fee 40.9%
Other - N/A 23.6%
Refuse 18.2%
Accept 17.3%
1176 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do your clients generally cover the transaction fees when making a payment?
By Doan Quang - featured on Dec 12, 2013
Yes, sometimes 26.2%
Yes, always 24.7%
No, never 19.1%
Rarely 18.0%
Other - N/A 12.0%
1304 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you satisfied with your career?
By tilak raj - featured on Dec 11, 2013
Yes, to a point 53.1%
Yes, definitely 28.0%
No, not really 13.1%
No, definitely not 3.4%
Other - N/A 2.3%
1370 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever had any health issues related to your profession as a translator or interpreter?
By texjax DDS PhD - featured on Dec 10, 2013
No 55.5%
Yes, currently 20.3%
Yes, in the past 19.7%
Other - N/A 4.5%
1323 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What format of CPD (Continuing Professional Development) do you prefer to undertake?
By Angus Stewart - featured on Dec 9, 2013
A mixture of the above 33.8%
I don't undertake CPD 23.4%
Informal/Self guided study 16.2%
Webinars 8.3%
Accredited courses 8.1%
Other - N/A 5.3%
Attending seminars 2.4%
Participating in workshops 2.1%
Podcasts 0.3%
973 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What worries you most in your trade?
By Nicole Blanc - featured on Dec 8, 2013
Tight deadlines 31.2%
Other - N/A 29.0%
Stress in general 18.9%
Working hours 8.5%
High demands 5.4%
Technical needs 5.4%
Training needs 1.5%
924 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you agree to perform sample translations free of charge?
By Anne-Sophie Cardinal - featured on Dec 7, 2013
Occasionally 37.2%
Rarely 27.7%
Always 23.8%
Never 8.4%
Other - N/A 2.9%
1251 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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