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How often do you spend time updating your TMs?
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Have you ever decided to definitely not purchase something thanks to a text you translated?
By anonymous - featured on 08:10
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Do you adjust your monitor brightness or color based on the time of day?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 15
No, and I probably wouldn't 55.9%
Yes 25.4%
No, but I've thought about trying it 7.5%
Other - N/A 7.1%
No, but I used to 4.1%
808 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever decided to purchase a new product or service thanks to something you translated?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 14
No 54.1%
Yes 40.8%
Other - N/A 5.0%
595 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is your projection for 2019, in terms of work?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 13
It will be better than 2018 49.5%
It will be about the same as 2018 27.7%
Other - N/A 8.2%
I'm indifferent 8.0%
It will be worse than 2018 6.5%
584 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you consider selling your TM(s) to other translators?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 12
No 66.4%
Yes 15.0%
Other - N/A 10.4%
Possibly, but only if... (please share) 7.4%
Yes, and I have/do 0.8%
747 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use online dictionaries you have to pay for?
By Rita Utt - featured on Jan 11
No, only free online dictionaries 67.3%
Yes 13.6%
No, I'm not interested 11.2%
No, but I would like to 5.2%
Other - N/A 2.7%
841 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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For how long have you been translating/interpreting?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 10
Between 10 and 15 years 24.0%
Between 5 and 10 years 21.8%
Between 15 and 20 years 15.4%
Between 20 and 30 years 14.2%
Between 1 and 5 years 13.4%
More than 30 years 7.3%
Less than a year 3.1%
Other - N/A 0.5%
I don't even remember 0.3%
968 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When was the last time you used a print dictionary or reference?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 9
It's been months or years 25.4%
In the past few months 23.2%
In the past week or so 19.7%
I don't remember 18.0%
Today 10.6%
Never 2.0%
Other - N/A 1.1%
909 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is being undercut by other service providers an issue in the sector in which you work?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 8
Yes 44.5%
I don't know 33.1%
No 19.2%
Other - N/A 3.2%
714 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do currency exchange rates generally work in your favor?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 7
Yes 24.0%
No 22.5%
I'm not sure 20.0%
I don't have to deal with exchange rates 18.7%
Other 8.9%
They work more in favor of my clients 5.9%
595 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many sick days did you have in 2018?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 6
None 45.9%
1 - 5 27.7%
I don't know 9.1%
6 - 12 7.4%
13 - 20 3.3%
More than 30 days 2.9%
Other 2.1%
21 - 30 1.7%
584 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which best describes how you feel about the future of freelance translation?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 5
Optimistic 46.0%
Unsure 20.6%
Skeptical 15.9%
Indifferent 7.8%
Pessimistic 6.8%
Other - N/A 2.9%
785 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How would you rate your work flow for the fourth quarter of 2018?
By samah A. fattah - featured on Jan 4
Good 35.1%
Very good 30.5%
Slow 21.0%
Very slow 9.6%
Other - N/A 3.8%
833 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Of roughly how many words is your average project?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 3
1,000 - 4,000 38.5%
4,000 - 8,000 12.7%
I don't know 11.1%
Less than 1,000 10.9%
Around 1,000 10.7%
8,000 - 15,000 5.9%
Other - N/A 4.9%
15,000 - 20,000 1.3%
20,000 - 30,000 1.3%
30,000 - 50,000 1.0%
More than 100,000 1.0%
50,000 - 100,000 0.6%
774 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use voice recognition software for some or all of your translation work?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 2
No 68.6%
No, but I've been thinking about trying it 20.7%
Yes 9.1%
Other - N/A 1.5%
593 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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We have smart phones and smart homes. Will we have smart translations?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 1
Yes, eventually 26.2%
Yes, we already do 22.8%
I don't know 20.1%
Probably not 17.0%
Definitely not 7.0%
Other - N/A 7.0%
558 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Does the application of Artificial Intelligence to translation worry you?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 31, 2018
Not much 36.8%
No 24.2%
Yes 22.2%
I think it will have a positive impact 11.9%
Other - N/A 4.8%
562 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much of what you translate is online content, or published online?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 30, 2018
I don't know 27.8%
1% - 25% 16.3%
75% - 99% 15.0%
50% - 75% 14.3%
25% - 50% 12.6%
None of it 9.0%
All of it 4.1%
Other - N/A 0.9%
533 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How long did it take you to develop your translation business to a satisfactory level?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 29, 2018
1-2 years 22.4%
I don't know, I'm not there yet 16.7%
2-3 years 15.9%
Less than a year 15.5%
3-4 years 9.3%
More than 5 years 8.4%
4-5 years 6.8%
Other - N/A 5.0%
665 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which do you prefer most: translating, transcreating or tweaking?
By Vi Pukite - featured on Dec 28, 2018
Translating 79.0%
Transcreating 8.7%
I don't know 3.6%
Other - N/A 3.6%
It depends on... (please share) 3.2%
Tweaking 1.9%
691 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you enjoy working with client-specific CAT tools?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 27, 2018
I hate them 26.5%
I don't mind 24.8%
I have never used them 17.5%
It depends on... (please share) 15.7%
I quite like them 9.6%
Other - N/A 5.9%
612 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What would you do if a regular client asked for a price reduction?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 26, 2018
I would try to negotiate 50.0%
I would not accept 24.7%
I'd accept, provided they send more work 18.7%
Other - N/A 6.6%
514 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you on a first-name basis with most or all of your clients?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 25, 2018
Yes 73.1%
No 17.9%
Other - N/A 9.0%
524 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think that a glass of wine is a useful translation tool?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 24, 2018
No 59.6%
Sometimes 19.3%
Yes 8.5%
I don't know 7.7%
It depends on... (please share) 2.8%
Other - N/A 2.2%
544 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Has your workload increased or decreased so far in December compared to other months?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 23, 2018
About the same 32.2%
Decreased slightly 18.9%
Decreased a lot 16.7%
Increased slightly 13.3%
Increased a lot 13.1%
Other - N/A 5.8%
534 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you sending out Christmas/New Year greetings to clients this year?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 22, 2018
No 46.9%
Yes 21.8%
Never have, never will 16.6%
Not sure yet 11.4%
Other - N/A 3.3%
687 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much translation do you typically produce in an hour, not including final proofing?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 21, 2018
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Has the cost of living in your area changed over this past year?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 20, 2018
Yes, it has gone up some 48.5%
Yes, it has gone up a lot 27.0%
Not that I have noticed 19.6%
No 2.3%
Other - N/A 1.8%
Yes, it has gone down some 0.7%
Yes, it has gone down a lot 0.0%
981 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you made any specific work plans for 2019?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 18, 2018
I don't plan from year to year 32.7%
Yes (please share) 19.3%
No, but I probably will 17.8%
No, but I probably won't 15.0%
I've made plans to make plans, but nothing specific yet 10.6%
Other - N/A 4.6%
719 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is year-end more stressful for you work-wise?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 17, 2018
No 58.8%
Yes, somewhat 30.7%
Yes, a lot 6.9%
Other - N/A 3.6%
636 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you drink when you are working?
By Stefan Scharowsky - featured on Dec 16, 2018
Coffee 34.6%
Water 29.3%
Tea 22.7%
Other - N/A 10.5%
Soft drinks 1.6%
Fruit juice 1.1%
Milk 0.2%
638 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you made any eco-changes at your workplace or regarding your work?
By María Perales - featured on Dec 15, 2018
I'm not really sure what that would be 44.8%
No, and I probably won't 14.8%
Yes (please share) 14.4%
Hadn't thought about it, but I would like to 13.0%
No, but I am planning to 7.1%
Other - N/A 5.9%
630 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If my work this week were made into a movie, it would be a:
By anonymous - featured on Dec 14, 2018
One of those boring films where nothing really happens 37.5%
Drama 13.2%
Other - N/A 13.1%
Crime / Suspense film 10.6%
Horror film 5.8%
Comedy 5.7%
Musical 5.3%
Romantic comedy 5.0%
Science fiction / Fantasy 3.9%
720 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you had to show/explain more about your data security practices to clients in recent years?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 13, 2018
No 83.2%
Yes 12.7%
Other - N/A 4.1%
756 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have any of your clients asked about the use of machine translation?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 12, 2018
No 49.9%
Yes, one or two 33.5%
Yes, many 12.2%
Other - N/A 3.5%
Yes, all of them 0.9%
789 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many times do you generally proofread your translations?
By Irène Guinez - featured on Dec 11, 2018
Once 42.5%
Twice 36.1%
3 times 10.0%
More than 3 times 4.4%
Other - N/A 3.7%
I don't usually proofread 3.3%
859 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many invoices have you issued so far this year?
By Natalia Pedrosa - featured on Dec 10, 2018
1-25 25.4%
25-50 22.8%
More than 100 18.4%
50-75 16.8%
75-100 9.5%
Other - N/A 7.0%
653 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ever turn down translation jobs for moral/ethical reasons?
By Adam Benneter - featured on Dec 9, 2018
I've never been in that situation 41.8%
Yes 30.9%
No 12.0%
Sometimes 7.6%
It depends on... (please share) 6.0%
Other - N/A 1.6%
550 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is your minimum fee?
By Ricki Farn - featured on Dec 8, 2018
I don't have a minimum fee 25.9%
Fee for 1 hour or equiv. wordcount, or more 23.7%
Fee for 1/2 hour or equiv. wordcount, or less 16.8%
It depends on... (please share) 14.4%
Fee for >1/2 to 1 hour or equiv. word count 12.7%
Other - N/A 6.4%
659 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much have you spent on work-related investments this year?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 7, 2018
100 - 500 USD 36.1%
500 - 1,000 USD 19.1%
1 - 100 USD 12.2%
Nothing 11.6%
2,000 - 4,000 USD 10.2%
I don't know 8.4%
More than 4,000 USD 2.3%
747 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What are the latest payment terms you allow?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 6, 2018
40 - 60 days 40.7%
30 - 40 days 17.6%
Greater than 60 days for some clients 14.5%
21 - 30 days 14.3%
Other - N/A 5.2%
Payment upon delivery 2.7%
7 - 14 days 2.5%
14 - 21 days 1.4%
1 - 7 days 1.1%
791 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The last technical issue I had while working...
By anonymous - featured on Dec 5, 2018
Was resolved by me 57.6%
I don't remember 13.6%
Was fixed by a friend or family member 10.2%
Was fixed by professional help I contracted 7.1%
Other - N/A 4.9%
Resolved itself 3.5%
Resolved itself... maybe 3.1%
715 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In interactions with clients, would you say you are more passive or more aggressive?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 4, 2018
More passive 38.6%
I don't know 25.7%
Other - N/A 13.6%
More aggressive 12.3%
I'll let you decide 9.8%
738 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When it comes to your work, do you consider yourself a risk taker?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 3, 2018
Somewhat 38.7%
No 31.2%
Never thought about it / Don't know 15.1%
Yes 13.1%
Other - N/A 1.9%
635 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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On a scale of 1 (worst) to 5 (best), how would you rate your 2018, professionally speaking?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 2, 2018
4 38.3%
3 24.1%
5 20.7%
2 9.0%
1 4.2%
I don't know 3.7%
619 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When did you start working with your last new client?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 1, 2018
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Are some of your first-time clients still very wary about contracting your services online?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 30, 2018
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After quoting on a project, do you usually follow up if you don't hear back?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 29, 2018
No 58.9%
It depends on... (please share) 24.0%
Yes 13.9%
Other - N/A 3.1%
803 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you feel about your workload in 2018?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 28, 2018
I'm happy with it 44.4%
I wish I'd had more work 39.2%
I would have liked more work in other areas 7.3%
I wish I'd had less work 5.1%
Other - N/A 4.0%
891 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much of your work gets passed to you by colleagues?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 27, 2018
None 55.2%
1 - 25% 35.0%
25 - 50% 3.7%
Other - N/A 3.4%
75 - 100% 1.7%
50 - 75% 1.0%
828 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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