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Do you have a discount system in place for at least some clients?
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Of the client queries you receive, how many would you consider a waste of time?
By anonymous - featured on 08:10
Between 1 and 25% 39.1%
None of them 16.0%
Between 25 and 50% 15.1%
Between 50 and 75% 11.0%
Upwards of 75% 7.8%
Other - N/A 7.5%
Upwards of 90% 3.5%
682 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are freelancers more of the risk-taking type than other professionals?
By anonymous - featured on May 17
Yes 32.6%
I don't know 29.0%
Yes, but not by choice 20.5%
No 15.2%
Other - N/A 2.7%
699 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many physical books would you say you have in your house?
By anonymous - featured on May 16
100 - 300 26.2%
20 - 100 24.4%
300 - 600 17.4%
600 - 1,000 13.9%
Thousands 9.4%
Fewer than 20 6.3%
None 1.5%
Other - N/A 0.9%
798 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a degree or a professional qualification in your area(s) of specialization?
By anonymous - featured on May 15
Yes 53.9%
No 38.6%
No, but I am working on one 3.7%
Other - N/A 3.7%
829 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you work with an agency you can't find in the Blue Board?
By Yongrae Kim - featured on May 14
It depends on the offer 43.6%
Yes 24.9%
It depends on... (please share) 15.0%
No 12.4%
Other - N/A 4.0%
894 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you do when an agency you've been working with regularly doesn't send you any more work?
By anonymous - featured on May 12
I let it go 52.3%
I wait for few weeks and ask why 23.7%
I wait for few months and ask why 13.6%
Other - N/A 10.4%
528 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When I am working, the tidiness of my environment is very important.
By anonymous - featured on May 11
Agree 41.7%
Somewhat agree 40.0%
Disagree 18.2%
707 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Has any translation agency you work for asked you to contact the client to discuss something??
By Liu Peng - featured on May 10
No 64.9%
Yes, once or twice 17.8%
Yes, a few times 11.9%
Other - N/A 3.4%
Yes, many times 2.0%
757 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The average payment I receive per job is approximately:
By anonymous - featured on May 9
100 - 200 USD 25.3%
50 - 100 USD 24.1%
10 - 50 USD 18.2%
200 - 400 USD 17.1%
400 - 800 USD 6.5%
Greater than 1,200 USD 3.7%
10 USD or less 2.8%
800 - 1,200 USD 2.2%
672 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you mark your place in a document you are working on?
By Muriel Vasconcellos - featured on May 8
I don't, it's obvious to me where I left off 44.9%
I insert a code word or highlight 16.6%
Other - N/A 14.0%
I make a note on paper 12.7%
I highlight my finished text as I work 11.7%
699 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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My people skills are:
By anonymous - featured on May 7
Good 39.9%
Passable 20.5%
Excellent 18.2%
Not very good 8.1%
I am a monster and should not interact with humanity 5.3%
I don't know 2.8%
Other 2.8%
Bad 2.3%
786 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I am answering this poll:
By anonymous - featured on May 6
Sitting at my desk/workstation 60.7%
On my phone/tablet 27.0%
Other (please share) 10.4%
At a standing desk 1.9%
634 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are new translators and interpreters a challenge or an obstacle for established professionals?
By anonymous - featured on May 5
Neither 44.0%
I don't know 17.4%
Challenge 15.7%
Both 14.5%
Obstacle 5.4%
Other 3.1%
523 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Sometimes I feel like I am falling behind the times professionally.
By anonymous - featured on May 4
Disagree 44.8%
Agree 35.4%
Other - N/A 10.0%
I'm just starting out 9.8%
650 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In general, how many times will you proofread an important email or post?
By anonymous - featured on May 3
Once or twice 56.4%
A few times 21.6%
Several times 10.8%
Zero times, I get it rihgt the frist time 3.5%
Many times before, and many times after too 3.4%
I don't count / don't know 3.0%
Other - N/A 1.3%
776 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you already reached the high point of your career?
By anonymous - featured on May 2
I hope not! 28.5%
No 19.8%
No, not even close 14.9%
I don't know 11.5%
I don't measure things that way (please share) 9.0%
Yes, a while ago 7.6%
Yes, I'm there now 7.5%
Other - N/A 1.4%
724 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you feel lonely as a freelancer?
By anonymous - featured on May 1
Every once in a while 30.4%
Never 28.8%
I've never thought about it 14.3%
More or less frequently 10.5%
Often 9.7%
All the time 4.8%
Other - N/A 1.6%
774 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Best name for the next new CAT tool?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 30
Other (please share) 30.3%
MeOw! 18.0%
Purrrfekt 12.1%
Fuzzy-Be-Gone 10.4%
Hello CATty, with only pink and white interface 9.4%
DancesWithWords, a CAT tool with Kevin Costner inside 8.0%
MacPhisto, a CAT tool for Mac users 7.0%
Hotel Translafornia 4.9%
512 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In the future, all interpreting will be done remotely.
By anonymous - featured on Apr 29
False 58.4%
It depends on... (please share) 17.4%
Other - N/A 13.8%
True 10.4%
536 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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So far, professionally, 2019 is looking:
By anonymous - featured on Apr 28
Up 36.1%
The same as last year / previous years 34.9%
Down 24.4%
Other 4.6%
570 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Has specializing in certain fields increased your success as a translator?
By two2tango - featured on Apr 27
Yes 60.0%
I'm not sure 22.2%
I don't specialize 9.1%
No 6.0%
Other - N/A 2.7%
703 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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On average, what do you pay in payment fees when your clients pay you?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 26
0% 39.5%
1 - 3% 18.0%
I don't know 13.3%
3 - 5% 11.5%
Other - N/A 5.9%
7 - 10% 4.4%
5 - 7% 3.8%
Greater than 10% 3.5%
678 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many direct clients do you have?
By samah A. fattah - featured on Apr 25
None 28.9%
One or two 27.0%
Two or three 21.1%
They are more than 20% of my client base 7.0%
Other - N/A 4.7%
They are more than 75% of my client base 4.6%
They are more than 50% of my client base 4.4%
I only work with direct clients 2.3%
1022 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I've been using a CAT tool for:
By anonymous - featured on Apr 23
5 - 10 years 26.5%
10 - 15 years 22.1%
I don't use a CAT tool 13.4%
3 - 5 years 10.9%
1 - 3 years 10.4%
15 - 20 years 7.9%
Less than a year 5.5%
Over 20 years 3.3%
797 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you generally more polite in person than online?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 22
No 59.1%
I don't know 24.7%
Yes 16.2%
538 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have agencies you work with switched to machine translation and asked you to lower your rates?
By Rita Utt - featured on Apr 21
No 68.5%
Yes, and I refused 14.5%
Other - N/A 7.1%
Yes, and I accepted 5.5%
Yes, but... (please share) 4.4%
495 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the best way to get new clients?
By Overseasdtp - featured on Apr 20
Presence on job platforms 24.3%
I have no idea 23.9%
Job bidding 16.2%
Other 14.2%
Membership in professional associations 11.4%
Cold emailing 5.4%
Through having a website 4.6%
612 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have any friends found you through ProZ.com?
By Natalia Pedrosa - featured on Apr 19
No 76.6%
Yes 18.9%
Other 4.5%
662 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you on Facebook?
By Isa Anzaldo - featured on Apr 18
I have an account, but rarely use it 27.9%
Yes, for personal and professional use 22.5%
Yes, all the time, for personal use 20.8%
No, I don't use social media 18.2%
No, but I'm on... (please share) 4.8%
Other - N/A 3.9%
Yes, but only for professional use 1.8%
785 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What percentage of segments with errors you consider to be unacceptable when proofreading?
By Jose Marino - featured on Apr 17
Other - N/A 23.0%
more than 10% 21.7%
more than 5% 18.1%
more than 20% 13.4%
more than 40% 10.7%
more than 3% 10.5%
more than 60% 1.6%
more than 80% 1.1%
636 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever broken the terms of an NDA?
By Ruslan Polishchuk - featured on Apr 16
No 85.5%
What is an NDA? 5.8%
Yes 5.1%
Other - N/A 3.7%
764 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you feel like working less on sunny days?
By Natalia Pedrosa - featured on Apr 15
No 52.6%
Yes 39.9%
Other - N/A 7.5%
601 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What feature would you appreciate most in a Project Management application?
By Marta Molina - featured on Apr 14
I don't know / don't use any PM solution 57.4%
Invoicing / quoting tool 17.0%
Automatic email with invoice upon billing 7.6%
Visual Time Management tool 5.2%
Other (please share) 4.7%
Copy of file / Links to project folder 3.6%
Financial reports export tool 2.9%
CRM & collaborator registration system 1.6%
446 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever used the "Tell a friend" button in a job offer?
By Christina Pauly - featured on Apr 13
No 61.5%
I didn't know that existed 23.4%
Yes 13.0%
Other - N/A 2.1%
702 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many hours per week do you spend exercising?
By Oksana Gerasymets - featured on Apr 12
2 hours or less 22.6%
None 19.1%
More than 5 hours 16.6%
2 - 3 hours 16.2%
3 - 5 hours 15.5%
I don't know / don't keep track 8.1%
Other - N/A 1.9%
776 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In your career as a freelancer, how many times have you come across fraud?
By Konbaz - featured on Apr 11
Once or twice 40.7%
Never 34.7%
A few times 14.2%
Several times 4.1%
Other - N/A 4.1%
More than several times 2.1%
796 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you have to travel for your work?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 10
Never 52.9%
Almost never 25.7%
Once or twice a year 10.4%
Once or twice a month 4.9%
Other 3.2%
Constantly 1.9%
Once or twice a week 1.0%
804 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have medical insurance?
By Amar Nath - featured on Apr 9
Yes 65.5%
No 19.8%
No, and I am not planning on getting it 5.4%
No, but I am planning to get it 4.7%
Other - N/A 4.6%
833 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is networking (online and offline) as important as some of us believe?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 8
Important 32.5%
Not too important 26.7%
Very important 23.9%
Other - N/A 9.4%
Not important at all 7.5%
615 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Will Brexit have an effect on your business?
By Pauliina Kauppila - featured on Apr 7
I don't think it will affect me 53.5%
No idea 30.1%
Yes, a negative one 8.3%
Yes, a positive one 3.3%
Other 2.7%
What's Brexit? 2.0%
551 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a habit of biting your nails while translating?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 6
No 82.9%
Sometimes 5.2%
No, but I have a habit of... (please share) 3.4%
Yes, fairly often 2.8%
No, but I used to 2.5%
Other - N/A 1.5%
Yes, all the time 1.2%
It depends on... (please share) 0.5%
754 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever had a client say your service is under-priced, offering you a higher rate?
By Ehsan Alipour - featured on Apr 5
No 71.6%
Yes 25.6%
Other - N/A 2.7%
804 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use Google Translate in your everyday work?
By Igor Volosyanoy - featured on Apr 4
No 71.5%
Yes 21.8%
Other (please share) 6.6%
888 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the most important investment for a translator?
By Fernanda Brandao-Galea - featured on Apr 3
CAT tools 37.4%
Courses / education 26.0%
Memberships - online directories 13.6%
Other - N/A 12.8%
Certifications 4.7%
My own website 3.3%
Attending industry events 2.2%
781 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much are you expecting to spend on work-related investments this year?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 2
100 - 500 USD 28.5%
I don't know / haven't thought about it 18.4%
500 - 1,000 USD 16.6%
1 - 100 USD 12.2%
1,000 - 2,000 USD 8.7%
Nothing 8.3%
2,000 - 4,000 USD 4.7%
More than 4,000 USD 2.6%
794 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In which of these areas could Project and Vendor managers most improve?
By Codex Global - featured on Apr 1
Providing clearer instructions 31.0%
Communication 16.4%
Response time 14.8%
N/A 14.3%
Professionalism 14.1%
Other (please share) 9.4%
532 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Other translators might be jealous of me if they knew who my clients were
By anonymous - featured on Mar 31
Not sure 41.5%
False 35.1%
True 23.4%
564 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you updated your security practices recently?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 30
No 59.8%
Yes 24.5%
No, but I'm thinking about it 11.9%
Other - N/A 3.9%
666 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have clients told you some of their translations do not need to be high-quality?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 29
No 57.4%
Yes, a few times 28.6%
Yes, but just once 10.4%
Other - N/A 2.3%
Yes, all the time 1.3%
782 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you find it difficult to stay on top of the new tech and processes your clients introduce?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 28
Only sometimes 30.3%
Not really 28.9%
No 18.6%
Yes 10.2%
Never thought about it 8.4%
Other - N/A 3.7%
727 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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