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Do you advertise your business on social media?
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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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Do you work with direct clients?
By Irène Guinez - featured on Feb 8, 2013
Yes, sometimes 53.2%
No, only with agencies 22.6%
Yes, frequently 21.9%
Other - N/A 2.3%
1803 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is frugality necessary to be a successful freelancer?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 7, 2013
No, not really 32.4%
Yes, to a point 32.3%
Other - N/A 13.3%
Yes, definitely 12.2%
No, definitely not 9.7%
1584 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you grant discounts for large projects?
By CHAKIB ROULA - featured on Feb 6, 2013
It depends 56.2%
No 27.2%
Yes 14.3%
Other - N/A 2.3%
1816 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you charge the same rate for each field/language combination that you work in?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 5, 2013
No 49.5%
Yes 42.2%
Other - N/A 8.4%
1748 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you tell your clients which CAT tool you are using?
By Christine Andersen - featured on Feb 4, 2013
Sometimes, it depends 49.1%
Yes 28.4%
No 12.4%
Other - N/A 10.2%
1416 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many clients do you work for on average each month?
By Lisa Simpson, MCIL MITI - featured on Feb 3, 2013
3 - 6 54.0%
1 - 2 25.6%
7 - 10 11.1%
Other - N/A 5.3%
11 - 15 2.2%
15 or more 1.7%
1385 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you employ someone to do your invoicing?
By Hazel Underwood - featured on Feb 2, 2013
No and I don't plan to 81.4%
No, but I would like to 11.3%
Yes 3.8%
Other - N/A 3.5%
1712 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Under what circumstances would you work overnight for an urgent job?
By Ken He - featured on Feb 1, 2013
I do not work overnight 24.3%
For a long term client with extra charge 22.7%
For any client with extra charge 21.4%
For a long term client without extra charge 14.4%
For any client without extra charge 10.0%
Other - N/A 7.2%
1779 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever needed to hire a third party for quality assessment?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 31, 2013
No 70.1%
Yes 23.9%
Other - N/A 5.9%
1637 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When translating, how often do you turn one sentence into two, or vice versa?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 30, 2013
Sometimes 59.8%
Rarely 24.1%
Often 14.0%
Never 2.1%
1897 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you set an income target for your translation work in 2013?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 29, 2013
No 61.1%
Yes 35.6%
Other - N/A 3.4%
1777 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 Jan 28, 2013
Get more clients 38.9%
A combination of the above 16.5%
Other - N/A 15.9%
I haven't thought about it, really 13.0%
Finish launching my business 4.7%
Start my own team or agency 4.5%
Start outsourcing projects 3.2%
Offer more services 3.2%
1393 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Over the past 3 years, the volume of work I receive has
By anonymous - featured on Jan 27, 2013
increased 53.2%
remained roughly the same 24.4%
decreased 13.2%
Other - N/A 6.1%
I don't know 3.0%
1322 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you work full-time or part-time as a translator?
By Percy Balemans - featured on Jan 26, 2013
Full-time 70.0%
Part-time, but would like to work full-time 12.6%
Part-time, and wouldn't like to work full-time 12.4%
Other - N/A 5.0%
1756 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you written a translation-related article?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 25, 2013
No, and I wouldn't 45.2%
No, but I would like to 32.9%
Yes 15.2%
Other - N/A 6.7%
1670 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you always require a PO from a client before you start a project?
By Jan Andre de la Porte - featured on Jan 24, 2013
It depends 43.8%
No 30.1%
Yes 20.3%
What is a PO? 4.3%
Other - N/A 1.4%
1777 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In general, is January a quiet month for your business?
By Christopher Kennedy - featured on Jan 23, 2013
Yes, fairly quiet 27.2%
No, not particularly 20.8%
About average 18.8%
Yes, very quiet 17.1%
No, definitely not 10.8%
Other - N/A 5.3%
1862 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The last class/course I took to learn something new in my profession was
By anonymous - featured on Jan 22, 2013
More than 2 years ago 26.2%
Less than 3 months ago 25.1%
Never 12.2%
6 months - 1 year ago 11.2%
1 - 2 years ago 10.7%
3 - 6 months ago 9.7%
Other - N/A 5.0%
1667 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many books not related to your work do you normally read?
By nakcl - featured on Jan 21, 2013
more than 12 (please share) 27.0%
3 - 5 a year 22.4%
6 - 12 a year 22.0%
1 or 2 a year 15.8%
None 7.6%
Other - N/A 5.3%
1407 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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A study reported that the average person speaks 16,000 words a day; in your opinion, you are:
By anonymous - featured on Jan 20, 2013
I have no idea 30.7%
Way below average 24.5%
Below average 21.2%
Average 9.0%
Above average 8.0%
Way above average 4.4%
Other 2.2%
1234 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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My average response time for a work-related email is:
By anonymous - featured on Jan 19, 2013
1 - 15 minutes 32.2%
15 - 30 minutes 28.6%
30 minutes - 1 hour 17.8%
Other - N/A 7.1%
1 - 2 hours 6.7%
2 - 4 hours 3.4%
6 - 12 hours 1.3%
4 - 6 hours 1.3%
12 - 24 hours 1.0%
> 24 hours 0.7%
1757 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you browse ProZ.com in your native language?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 18, 2013
No, but my native language is available 51.4%
Yes 34.6%
No, my native language is not available 8.1%
Other - N/A 6.0%
1725 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When I install new software, I prefer to learn how to use it by
By anonymous - featured on Jan 17, 2013
Trial and error 52.7%
Reading the manual 25.8%
Other - N/A 9.1%
Taking a class/course 7.6%
Asking a colleague questions 3.6%
Posting in a specialized forum 0.6%
Writing/calling helpdesk 0.5%
1705 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is it possible to support a family on a full time freelance translator's income?
By Hilary Davies Shelby - featured on Jan 16, 2013
Depends 28.2%
Yes - with difficulty 26.5%
Yes - easily 24.6%
No 16.6%
Other - N/A 4.1%
1896 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In the course of your career, how many serious disputes have you had with clients?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 15, 2013
1 - 5 54.3%
None 38.3%
I don't know 2.4%
Other 2.3%
5 - 10 2.0%
More than 10 0.6%
2001 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In the last 3 months, my workload has
By Sonja Allen - featured on Jan 14, 2013
stayed the same 35.8%
increased 30.1%
decreased 25.0%
I'm not sure 6.1%
Other - N/A 3.0%
1630 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many translation-related events are you planning to attend this year?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 13, 2013
None 44.1%
1 or 2 26.6%
Not sure 17.5%
3 to 5 6.7%
More than 5 2.9%
Other -N/A 2.2%
1246 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Translators and interpreters are naive when it comes to business matters.
By anonymous - featured on Jan 12, 2013
I generally agree 32.5%
Never thought about it 29.4%
I generally disagree 27.9%
Other 10.2%
1564 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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