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“Humor is the first gift to perish in a foreign language.”
By anonymous
Not sure 36.2%
Agree 35.2%
Disagree 28.6%
486 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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My ProZ.com tagline highlights what makes me special to potential clients.
By anonymous - featured on 08:10
I'm not sure 39.2%
Agree 38.9%
I didn't know we had a tagline 12.2%
Disagree 5.1%
Other - N/A 4.6%
566 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The last work-related event I attended was:
By anonymous - featured on Jan 23
Translation/interpreting-related 41.1%
I've never been to either 37.6%
Specific to my field(s) 11.6%
Other - N/A 9.6%
603 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The main project I am working on right now came from:
By anonymous - featured on Jan 22
A large translation company 29.8%
A small translation company 26.5%
I don't have any projects at the moment 21.7%
A large end client 10.6%
A small end client 9.7%
A non-profit 1.8%
739 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Most of my new clients come from:
By anonymous - featured on Jan 21
Passive marketing of my services 29.9%
Active marketing on my part 26.3%
Referrals from colleagues or existing clients 20.1%
I don't know for sure 15.3%
Other - N/A 8.4%
706 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When was the last time you had to pull an all-nighter to finish a project?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 20
Never 28.3%
Years ago 23.4%
In the past year 18.8%
Just recently 18.3%
It's been a year or two 9.0%
Other - N/A 2.3%
569 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How busy are you this January, compared to last January?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 19
Less busy 35.7%
About the same 33.6%
Busier 26.7%
Other - N/A 4.0%
524 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How old is your (main) work computer?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 18
3 - 4 years old 27.1%
1 - 2 years old 25.5%
5 - 6 years old 16.0%
Older than six years 11.6%
Less than a year old 11.2%
It's brand new 8.5%
774 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many languages do you speak fluently?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 17
2 44.1%
3 38.1%
4 - 6 13.1%
1 4.4%
More than ten 0.2%
7 - 9 0.1%
10 0.0%
895 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which one of the following would most lead you to believe that a translator is qualified?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 16
A good portfolio of previous work 35.3%
Satisfactory completion of a sample text 26.5%
Two satisfied clients 12.4%
A tested credential 10.7%
Three years of experience 8.3%
A university degree 6.8%
736 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much of your income do you invest into your business?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 15
Less than 10% 50.7%
10 - 20% 21.4%
None of it 10.8%
I don't know 7.6%
25 - 50% 5.0%
Other - N/A 2.8%
50 - 75% 0.8%
More than 75% 0.8%
706 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much of your income are you able to put into savings?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 14
10 - 25% 25.9%
Less than 10% 23.6%
None of it 20.7%
25 - 50% 11.6%
I don't know 7.2%
50 - 75% 5.1%
Other - N/A 3.2%
More than 75% 2.7%
948 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are most of your work resources digital or hard copy?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 11
Entirely digital 45.6%
Mostly digital 44.1%
About half and half 7.8%
Mostly hard copy 1.0%
Other - N/A 0.9%
Entirely hard copy 0.6%
978 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Freelancers need never retire if they don't want to.
By anonymous - featured on Jan 9
Agree 71.0%
Not sure 17.0%
Disagree 12.0%
747 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Does an outsourcer's Blue Board record / average feedback help you decide whether to work with them?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 8
Yes 84.4%
It depends on... (please share) 7.3%
No 4.8%
Other - N/A 3.5%
743 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many Translation Units are in your largest TM?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 7
You have not voted on this poll.
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How well does your ProZ.com profile picture represent you professionally?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 5
You have not voted on this poll.
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Do you sometimes feel you need more training in the business side of freelancing?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 4
Yes 55.0%
No 36.4%
Other - N/A 4.4%
I used to, but... (please share) 4.2%
616 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much time off do you usually grant yourself per year?
By Elodie Bonnafous - featured on Jan 3
I don't keep track 26.0%
3 - 4 weeks 19.1%
2 - 3 weeks 14.7%
1 - 2 weeks 13.9%
1 - 2 months 11.7%
Less than a week 7.9%
Other 3.8%
More than 2 months 2.9%
692 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do most of your clients stop activity on or around the 31st of December?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 2
Yes 41.5%
Yes, and so do I 24.8%
No 12.7%
Not sure 10.7%
Other - N/A 3.6%
No, but I do 3.4%
No, quite the opposite 3.2%
496 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much of the work you receive do you think is created by non-native speakers?
By Annett Hieber - featured on Jan 1
I'd say 10% or less 20.7%
Between 25 and 50% 17.3%
Between 50 and 80% 14.5%
Probably 10 to 25% 13.2%
Somewhere around 80 to 99% 11.5%
Other - N/A 9.4%
None at all 8.8%
All of it 4.5%
468 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the current trend in terms of the projects you receive?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 31, 2019
Fewer projects / smaller volume 27.5%
I don't know 20.1%
Fewer projects / larger volume 14.3%
More projects / smaller volume 12.7%
More projects / larger volume 9.0%
Other - N/A 8.0%
No change in number of projects, but smaller volume 4.9%
No change in number of projects, but larger volume 3.6%
553 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What contributes most to frustrating you in translation projects?
By Thomas Johansson - featured on Dec 30, 2019
Low rate 33.4%
Long or messy instructions 23.1%
Tight deadline 21.1%
A slow or cumbersome web interface 9.9%
Other - N/A 6.5%
Nothing I can think of 5.9%
506 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often does a client assign a project to you after you have completed a test?
By Mario Laima - featured on Dec 29, 2019
I don't know / don't keep track 21.6%
Between 50 and 80% 17.8%
I don't do tests 13.9%
Less than 10% of the time 13.5%
Always, or almost always 12.1%
Between 25 and 50% 10.3%
Between 10 and 25% 5.9%
Other - N/A 4.8%
495 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you made any professional "New Year's resolutions" for yourself for the coming year?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 28, 2019
No, and I won't 44.4%
No, but I'm thinking about it 30.6%
Yes (please share) 20.4%
Other - N/A 4.6%
543 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you planning to adjust your rates in the coming year?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 27, 2019
No 39.6%
Yes 33.0%
I haven't thought about it yet 25.0%
Other - N/A 2.5%
561 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever contacted administrators of your favourite websites to offer your services?
By Francesca Battaglia - featured on Dec 26, 2019
You have not voted on this poll.
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Are you happy with your field(s) of expertise?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 25, 2019
You have not voted on this poll.
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This week, I am:
By anonymous - featured on Dec 24, 2019
less busy than usual 30.6%
taking some time off 29.8%
as busy as usual 20.9%
busier than usual 14.6%
Other - N/A 4.1%
631 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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At the moment, my favorite time of day to translate is...
By Karina Rafter - featured on Dec 23, 2019
Morning 48.0%
No preference 17.0%
Afternoon 14.1%
Night 11.1%
Evening 8.6%
Other - N/A 1.3%
548 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever sent a personal document to a client by mistake?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 22, 2019
No 81.2%
Not that I know... 12.5%
Yes 4.8%
Other - N/A 1.4%
495 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you sometimes wish that more people spoke your mother tongue?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 21, 2019
No 42.4%
I've never thought about it 36.2%
Yes 19.3%
Other - N/A 2.1%
632 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The lower the rate, the less work/attention to detail one is likely to put into a translation:
By anonymous - featured on Dec 20, 2019
Agree 45.9%
Disagree 28.0%
Neither agree nor disagree 15.8%
I don't know 6.1%
Other - N/A 4.1%
701 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use a footrest while you work?
By Eduard Urgell - featured on Dec 19, 2019
No 59.9%
Yes 17.1%
Sometimes 12.6%
No, but I've considered trying one 7.2%
I used to, but... (please share) 1.6%
Other - N/A 1.6%
706 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you dedicate as much time as you would like to translations?
By Flavia Martins dos Santos - featured on Dec 18, 2019
Yes 47.9%
Not quite 26.8%
No 10.9%
Never thought about it 8.2%
Not at all 4.7%
Other - N/A 1.4%
695 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you used a CAT solution on your phone?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 17, 2019
No 81.4%
No, but I would consider it 12.0%
Yes (please share) 5.2%
Other - N/A 1.4%
940 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In my source language(s), I prefer to communicate by:
By anonymous - featured on Dec 14, 2019
Writing 45.6%
No preference 36.6%
Speaking 12.4%
I prefer not to communicate at all 3.6%
Other - N/A 1.9%
700 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you have to live somewhere else if you were not a freelancer?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 13, 2019
Definitely not 26.9%
Probably not 26.6%
Yes, probably 17.0%
I don't know 16.2%
Yes, definitely 11.3%
Other - N/A 2.1%
711 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Typically, how long does it take you to reply to an email from a regular client?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 12, 2019
6-15 minutes 29.9%
1-5 minutes 26.3%
16-30 minutes 19.7%
31-45 minutes 6.8%
46-60 minutes 5.7%
Other - N/A 4.7%
More than 60 minutes 3.6%
I don't know 3.3%
1184 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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On average, how many exchanges do you have with a client before beginning work on a job?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 9, 2019
2 - 4 70.9%
One 16.6%
I don't know 4.7%
5 - 10 4.4%
Other - N/A 3.1%
More than 10 0.4%
549 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In your opinion, which kind of sport is the best for a full time translator?
By inesfly - featured on Dec 8, 2019
Jogging / Walking 39.6%
Swimming 21.4%
Other - N/A 21.0%
Team sports 10.7%
Cycling 7.4%
515 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you want to take the test to become an ATA-Certified Translator (if open to non-ATA members)?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 7, 2019
Yes 37.7%
Maybe 20.6%
No 20.1%
What is an ATA-Certified Translator? 13.1%
I'm an ATA member or I'm already certified 5.4%
Other - N/A 1.7%
Yes, but they don't offer it in my language pair 1.5%
666 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Proofreading/editing a bad translation is...
By Helen Portefaix - featured on Dec 6, 2019
Particularly irritating 44.4%
Not something I do 17.8%
Particularly tedious 15.7%
A job like any other 12.0%
A challenge I relish 7.6%
Other - N/A 2.5%
870 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you generally respond to requests for your "best" rate?
By James A. Walsh - featured on Dec 4, 2019
I offer my standard rate 79.5%
I offer a higher/my highest rate 9.2%
Other - N/A 5.9%
I offer a reduced rate 5.4%
1131 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use more than one clock to show the hour for different time zones?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 1, 2019
No 72.9%
Yes 18.0%
No, but I am considering doing so 5.4%
Other - N/A 2.1%
I used to, but ... (please share) 1.5%
521 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you do if a Project Manager is not being professional in their communications?
By Sofia Gutkin - featured on Nov 30, 2019
Let them know you are unhappy 28.9%
I don't know, it hasn't happened to me 27.0%
Decline to work with them 16.5%
Pretend nothing is wrong 11.5%
Other (please share) 7.9%
Ignore their communications 5.7%
Complain to their manager 2.6%
582 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How difficult do you find it to communicate rate adjustments to your clients?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 29, 2019
Somewhat difficult 41.9%
Extremely difficult 26.8%
Not a problem at all 17.3%
I don't know yet 9.6%
It depends on... (please share) 4.5%
669 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you doing post-editing?
By Janet Muehlbacher - featured on Nov 28, 2019
Yes, now and then 28.1%
No, but I would consider it if there's no other work 25.0%
No, and I wouldn't ever do it 23.5%
Yes, regularly 14.1%
I would, but clients have not asked for it 5.3%
Other - N/A 4.0%
752 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Problems with clients: how much are these due to poor communication?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 27, 2019
I don't know 21.8%
50 - 75% 21.3%
1 - 25% 18.2%
75 - 99% 16.8%
25 - 50% 10.3%
None 7.8%
100% 3.7%
614 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In 2019, the longest payment term I have agreed to was for...
By anonymous - featured on Nov 26, 2019
45 - 60 days 41.6%
30 - 45 days 20.5%
Greater than 60 days 17.9%
30 days 12.4%
Other - N/A 4.2%
2 - 3 weeks after delivery 1.4%
A week after delivery 1.3%
1 - 2 weeks after delivery 0.8%
782 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The attention I pay to subtitles as a language professional sometimes ruins my viewing pleasure.
By anonymous - featured on Nov 25, 2019
True 57.1%
False 31.0%
N/A 11.9%
539 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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