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How many years of full-time translation does it take to become a "professional" translator?
2 - 3 years 27.3%
4 - 5 years 24.0%
Other - N/A 23.4%
< 2 years 14.8%
> 7 years 7.7%
6 - 7 years 2.8%
1035 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What type of chair do you have at your workspace?
By Alicja Weikop - featured on Dec 16, 2011
An ergonomic chair 43.1%
A traditional chair 35.1%
Other - N/A (please share) 15.1%
A ball chair 4.6%
A swopper chair 2.1%
1727 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you made/are you planning to make any resolutions for 2012?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 15, 2011
Yes, both professional and personal 28.6%
I never make resolutions for the next year 28.3%
No 21.8%
Yes, mainly professional 8.6%
Yes, mainly personal 7.9%
Other - N/A 4.7%
1649 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you noticed a decrease in the workflow during the last quarter (October-December 2011)?
By Paula González Fernández - featured on Dec 14, 2011
No 57.0%
Yes 37.1%
Other - N/A (please, share) 5.9%
1866 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you accept projects in unfamiliar fields?
By zhangxiaowan - featured on Dec 13, 2011
Rarely 38.4%
Sometimes 35.2%
Quite often 11.0%
Never 8.9%
All the time 4.5%
Other - N/A 2.0%
1950 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you check the spelling and grammar of the source text?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 12, 2011
No 38.5%
Sometimes 26.0%
Yes, always 16.4%
Yes, very often 13.9%
Other - N/A 5.1%
1436 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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On average, how many hours a day do you spend in front of your computer screen?
By Lutz Molderings - featured on Dec 11, 2011
> 8 58.1%
5 - 8 33.3%
< 5 6.9%
Other - N/A 1.7%
1407 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you usually work between Christmas and New Year?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 10, 2011
Yes 44.9%
Yes, but with limited availability 35.9%
No 15.3%
Other- N/A 3.8%
1747 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you have accomplished all your goals as a translator/interpreter?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 9, 2011
No (Please, share) 69.9%
Yes 16.6%
Other - N/A 13.4%
1497 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Has 2011 been a good year for your business (compared to 2010)?
By Steve Melling - featured on Dec 8, 2011
Yes, it's been better 33.9%
Yes, it's been much better 20.5%
It's been the same 20.2%
No, it hasn't been as good 12.6%
No, it has been pretty bad 6.7%
Other - N/A 6.1%
1894 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When do you find you are most productive, in general?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 7, 2011
First thing in the morning 47.4%
Afternoon/evening 18.7%
At night 14.2%
Midday/afternoon 12.9%
Other 6.8%
1872 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever been asked to prove you are really a native speaker of the language you declare?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 6, 2011
No 85.2%
Yes, a few times (please share) 7.1%
Yes, once (please share) 3.4%
Yes, many times (please share) 2.6%
Other - N/A 1.8%
1885 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you have to work all night long in order to meet a deadline?
By Katarina Dusikova - featured on Dec 5, 2011
Sometimes 43.5%
Never 42.3%
Very often 8.5%
Other - N/A 4.4%
Always 1.3%
1713 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you planning to raise your rates in 2012?
By Simon Cole - featured on Dec 3, 2011
I'll try 34.8%
No 31.3%
Yes 19.6%
I don't know 11.6%
Other - N/A 2.7%
1464 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What percentage of your agency clients wouldn't mind working with translators not native of the TL?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 2, 2011
I don’t know 45.3%
1–33% 18.3%
0% 18.1%
34–66% 6.6%
67–99% 4.5%
Other - N/A 4.4%
100% 2.8%
1593 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you chill out after a hard day's work on a tough translation project?
By Alison Riddell - featured on Dec 1, 2011
Other 28.2%
Take in a movie 13.5%
A long walk 11.4%
A comfy chair and a good book 9.9%
Play with the kids 9.8%
A hot bath 8.8%
An evening out with friends 8.6%
A strenuous workout 5.8%
Play with the pets 2.8%
Go dancing 1.3%
1267 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What fee do you charge for late payments?
By E. Novesky - featured on Nov 30, 2011
None 73.3%
Depends on the client 14.8%
Other 6.7%
5% - 10% of invoice 2.1%
< 5% of invoice 1.6%
> 10% of invoice 1.5%
1740 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which of these will you invest in over the next 12 months?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 29, 2011
More than one of the above 38.1%
I won't be investing in anything 13.4%
Memberships 10.4%
Software 9.6%
Hardware 9.4%
Marketing 7.3%
Training/industry events 7.1%
Other 4.6%
1974 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which is the most relevant factor for scheduling your vacations?
By Elías Sauza - featured on Nov 28, 2011
My kids' vacations 23.3%
Other - N/A 22.4%
My favorite season 22.3%
My workload 21.8%
I never take vacations 10.1%
1805 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many of your clients have you met personally (face to face)?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 27, 2011
A few 44.5%
None 30.3%
One 16.2%
The majority 6.6%
Other - N/A 1.8%
All 0.7%
1586 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you send your Terms and Conditions to every new client?
By Veronica Lupascu - featured on Nov 26, 2011
I don't have T&C 50.4%
No 24.9%
Yes, always 8.1%
Yes, sometimes 8.1%
No. They can read them on my website. 4.8%
Other - N/A 3.8%
1700 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What percentage of the translations you do per year are into a language that is not your native?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 25, 2011
0% 47.0%
1–33% 33.4%
34–66% 10.4%
67–99% 4.4%
I don’t know 2.1%
Other - N/A 1.6%
100% 1.1%
1828 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is it acceptable to mix 2 different languages in informal speech or writing?
By Kasia E Slobodzian-Taylor - featured on Nov 24, 2011
Yes, and I do it 37.6%
Maybe 17.1%
No, if done by language professionals 15.9%
No 14.4%
Yes, but I don't do it 7.5%
Other - N/A 7.5%
1718 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you respond to enquiries for potential jobs?
By Mary Worby - featured on Nov 23, 2011
Yes, sometimes 44.8%
Yes, most of the time 38.2%
No, it's a waste of time 6.6%
No, I'm too busy 5.5%
Other - N/A 2.4%
No 2.3%
1919 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you currently live in the country you were born?
By peter palladius - featured on Nov 22, 2011
Yes 61.3%
No 37.8%
Other - N/A 0.8%
2082 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How long do you usually wait before sending a payment reminder?
By Lenah Susianty - featured on Nov 21, 2011
< 10 days 27.1%
10 - 15 days 20.5%
It depends on the project 17.7%
> 30 days 13.4%
16 - 30 days 11.9%
Other - N/A (please share) 4.8%
I don't send payment reminders 4.5%
1455 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a love-hate relationship with technology (computers, CAT tools, etc.)?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 20, 2011
Yes 34.1%
No, just love 29.4%
No 28.8%
Other - N/A 3.9%
No, just hate 3.8%
1342 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which dictionary format do you prefer?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 19, 2011
online 60.3%
CDs 12.8%
No preference 11.9%
printed 10.9%
Other - N/A 4.1%
1724 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you charge agencies and direct clients the same rate?
By syutham - featured on Nov 18, 2011
No, I charge direct clients more 59.7%
Yes 22.3%
Other - N/A 14.6%
No, I charge agencies more 3.5%
1756 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do speak more than 2 languages fluently?
By Henny Willis - featured on Nov 17, 2011
No 49.5%
Yes, 3 36.0%
Yes, 4 8.9%
Other - N/A 2.1%
Yes, 5 2.1%
Yes, more than 5 1.3%
2003 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you usually get notified by your clients about an expected delay in payment before the due date?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 16, 2011
No 72.9%
Yes, Sometimes 16.6%
Other - N/A 7.0%
Yes 3.5%
1720 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you apply discounts for 100% matches repetitions and fuzzy matches?
By Alexey Ivanov - featured on Nov 15, 2011
Yes, but only if asked by the client 57.1%
Yes 12.3%
No 11.2%
No, I decline such requests from clients 9.7%
Other - N/A 7.9%
No, but I am thinking about it 1.8%
1790 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use social media to market your business?
By Tamer Mekhimar - featured on Nov 14, 2011
No 73.4%
Yes 21.5%
Other - N/A 5.1%
1408 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have an uninterruptible power supply (UPS)?
By MartinPorto - featured on Nov 13, 2011
No 60.8%
Yes 20.1%
No, but I'm thinking of buying one 13.4%
Other - N/A 5.6%
1266 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the next thing you want to do as a professional translator/interpreter?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 12, 2011
Get more clients 39.8%
A mix of the above 16.7%
Other - N/A 14.7%
I haven't thought about it 10.8%
Start my own team/agency 6.4%
Finish launching my business 5.5%
Start outsourcing projects 3.3%
Offer more services 2.7%
1597 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I market my services...
By anonymous - featured on Nov 11, 2011
when I run low on projects/clients 36.2%
I don't market my services 23.7%
in an ongoing fashion 16.5%
when I remember to do so, nothing regular 16.5%
Other 7.0%
1670 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you prefer mostly quick/easy jobs or slow/challenging ones?
By Oliver Lawrence - featured on Nov 10, 2011
Don't care, as long as I get paid 40.8%
Quick and easy 31.6%
Slow and challenging 17.6%
Other - N/A 10.0%
1753 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you working in the localization industry?
By Carla Oddi - featured on Nov 9, 2011
No 39.3%
Yes, < 30% of my total activity 19.6%
No, but I'd like to 17.1%
Yes, 30-50% of my total activity 7.6%
Yes, 81-100% of my total activity 6.2%
Yes, 51-80% of my total activity 5.6%
Other - N/A 4.7%
1666 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many words do you usually translate per day?
By FSCDC - featured on Nov 8, 2011
2,000-3,000 46.1%
< 2,000 31.1%
3,001-5,000 14.8%
Other - N/A 4.4%
5,001-7,000 2.4%
> 8,000 0.7%
7,001-8,000 0.6%
1996 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever found any (new) clients on Facebook?
By Thayenga - featured on Nov 7, 2011
No 66.4%
I'm not on Facebook 27.9%
Yes 3.7%
Other - N/A 2.0%
1474 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I consider the process of translating as...
By Elodie Bonnafous - featured on Nov 6, 2011
both technical an artistic (50/50) 69.3%
rather a technical job 13.8%
None of the above 6.7%
rather an artistic job 6.2%
Other - N/A 4.0%
1295 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Where are most of your clients from?
By Marta Cervera Areny - featured on Nov 5, 2011
Another country, but same continent 39.9%
My country 33.0%
Another continent 18.6%
Other - N/A 8.5%
1644 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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For how many new clients have you worked so far this year?
By Marek Buchtel - featured on Nov 4, 2011
2-5 43.7%
6-10 20.8%
0-1 16.5%
11-15 7.4%
25+ 4.7%
16-24 3.7%
Other - N/A 3.3%
1743 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you studied an ancient language?
By Christine Andersen - featured on Nov 3, 2011
No 33.4%
Yes, and it is quite useful for my job 19.9%
Yes, but it's more interesting than useful 16.9%
No, but I wish I had 14.2%
Yes, but it has not been useful for my job 12.7%
Other - N/A 2.9%
1776 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you enjoy working on many projects at the same time or prefer to have only one?
By Karol Kacprzak - featured on Nov 2, 2011
Yes, but no too many 55.1%
No, one is deifnitely enough 31.8%
Yes, the more the merrier! 6.8%
No 3.4%
Other - N/A 2.8%
1710 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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According to your own experience, in which months do you receive less work?
By Paula González Fernández - featured on Nov 1, 2011
No difference 28.6%
July-August 21.6%
January-February 19.0%
Other - N/A 10.1%
September-October 7.7%
November-December 6.0%
March-April 3.4%
May-June 3.4%
1686 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you accept another job when you're already fully-booked?
By Silvia Barra - featured on Oct 31, 2011
Yes, but if it is small 51.1%
No 24.0%
Yes 14.3%
Other - N/A 6.8%
It has never happened to me 3.9%
1480 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When having "translator's block", I...
By Mónica Sauza - featured on Oct 30, 2011
go for a coffee/tea/cigarette/food 34.7%
go for a short stroll/excercise 17.6%
I don't have "translator's blocks" 14.8%
Other - N/A 11.0%
sleep it over 10.3%
take a deep breath and keep working 8.6%
call someone on the phone 3.1%
1166 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you prepare yourself for a computer crash?
By Bettina Meissner - featured on Oct 29, 2011
I have another computer with (a) CAT tool(s) installed 40.1%
I'm not protected at all 20.7%
I have another computer but without CAT tools installed 20.7%
I have a different solution for such cases 12.0%
Other - N/A 6.5%
1472 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you feel a recession in your translation business?
By Helena Grahn - featured on Oct 28, 2011
No 46.4%
Yes 24.9%
Yes, but slightly 20.7%
Other - N/A 4.8%
No, but I think I will soon 3.2%
1707 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever been asked for a discount because the text was "easy"?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 27, 2011
No 50.9%
Yes, but not often 27.7%
Yes, many times 13.5%
Yes, once 4.5%
Other - N/A 3.5%
1699 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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