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How many jobs would you say you have completed so far this year?
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What is the main reason your clients choose you as their translator rather than someone else?
By Kay-Viktor Stegemann - featured on 08:10
The quality I deliver 41.1%
I don't know 19.1%
My field(s) of specialization 14.3%
My reliability/timeliness 13.5%
Other - N/A 4.3%
My rates 3.2%
My capacity/throughput 1.7%
My networking/contacts/advertising/marketing 1.4%
The number of my working languages 0.8%
My passion for language 0.7%
727 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use your computer or the internet in a language other than your native language?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 17
Yes 63.7%
Sometimes 24.0%
No 12.0%
Other - N/A 0.3%
859 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever felt you don't get the professional recognition from your colleagues that you deserve?
By Mina F. - featured on Sep 16
No 53.4%
Yes 24.2%
I did, but at the beginning of my career 10.6%
Other - N/A 9.4%
I used to, but ... (please share) 2.4%
491 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is being competitive an advantage in your line of work?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 15
Yes 35.7%
Occasionally 23.7%
I don't know 21.7%
No 15.4%
Other - N/A 3.5%
456 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ever have more than one job going at once?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 14
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Work-wise, have you ever bitten off more than you can chew?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 13
Yes, a few times 44.8%
I don't think so 16.3%
Yes, several times 15.0%
No 9.4%
Yes, once 8.8%
Yes, a lot 5.7%
725 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In negotiating with clients, which of these would you like to have more of?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 12
Knowledge of exactly what I should charge 40.2%
Confidence 19.5%
Knowledge of the client 16.5%
Time 13.6%
Other - N/A 10.2%
667 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which of these would you say you have most of?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 11
Skill 41.4%
Talent 27.1%
I don't know 23.7%
Other - N/A 7.8%
739 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many clients have you given up because of their mandatory plaform?
By Zibow Retailleau - featured on Sep 10
None 51.1%
1-5 36.4%
Other - N/A 6.5%
5-10 4.1%
20-25 1.1%
15-20 0.8%
833 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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On a scale of 1 (low) to 5 (high), how would you rate your own business-running skills?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 8
3 38.1%
4 31.4%
2 11.6%
5 9.3%
I don't know 5.1%
1 4.5%
507 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you say you have a strong online portfolio for clients to check out?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 7
No 26.0%
I don't use a portfolio 25.1%
It needs work 20.8%
Yes 13.3%
Not sure 13.3%
Other - N/A 1.4%
630 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I find it difficult to keep good posture while working.
By anonymous - featured on Sep 6
True 67.8%
False 17.8%
It depends on... (please share) 8.5%
I used to, but not anymore 6.0%
721 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many online platforms do you use for work?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 5
2 - 4 51.9%
1 18.0%
Zero 16.5%
5 - 10 10.7%
More than 10 3.0%
729 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you feel about the deadlines on your jobs in general?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 4
They are about right 46.3%
They are a bit tight 34.4%
They are more than ample enough for me 8.5%
They are unreasonably tight 6.2%
Other - N/A 4.7%
1242 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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About what percentage of your clients pay on time, without delay?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 29
80% 50.0%
100% 25.9%
60% 10.5%
40% 4.6%
Other - N/A 4.0%
20% 3.5%
0% 1.6%
746 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use a clipboard manager?
By Jean Dimitriadis - featured on Aug 28
What is a clipboard manager? 59.3%
No 35.1%
Yes 3.9%
No, but I used to 0.8%
Other - N/A 0.8%
710 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already affecting the world of translation?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 27
Yes 56.1%
Possibly, but not sure how 22.8%
No, not yet 12.4%
No, and it won't 5.0%
Other - N/A 3.7%
734 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If they invented a way to install translation software directly into our brains, I would:
By anonymous - featured on Aug 26
Wait until it had been in use for some years 25.4%
Run off, horrified, to live in the wilderness and never come back 24.9%
Not use it, ever 18.8%
Other - N/A 11.8%
Be one of the first to sign up 10.3%
Resist jumping on board till the last possible moment 8.8%
543 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you dream about work?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 25
Never 26.2%
Very little 21.1%
Sometimes 19.3%
Every once in a while 11.8%
More or less frequently 7.5%
I don't remember my dreams 6.7%
All the time 5.8%
Other - N/A 1.7%
535 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you submit personal ID if requested by the client?
By Priscila Wilke - featured on Aug 24
I've never been asked to 34.8%
Yes 19.9%
No 15.8%
Only after signing an NDA and Contract Agreement 15.5%
In some cases (please share) 11.4%
Other - N/A 2.5%
669 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you were to shift from your current career, what area would you choose to work in?
By samah A. fattah - featured on Aug 23
Other (please share) 33.0%
Small business owner 18.9%
Information Technology 15.0%
Teaching 13.1%
Tour guide 6.6%
Marketing 5.6%
Lawyer 5.4%
Customer Services 2.3%
572 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you made, or are you making, plans for your retirement?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 22
No 61.7%
Yes 31.2%
Other - N/A 7.1%
1144 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What helps you most in getting a project?
By Bernhard Sulzer - featured on Aug 17
Mentioning previous experience 32.1%
I don't know 22.6%
Other - N/A 13.9%
My area of expertise is rare 9.4%
My language combination is rare 7.0%
Answering many job board posts 6.3%
Low rate 5.8%
Being active on social media 1.4%
Answering mass emails 1.4%
1061 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you feel about post-editing machine translation (PEMT)?
By Ana Vozone - featured on Aug 13
I reject it, won't even try it 33.1%
Oh, well, if you can't beat them, join them 26.2%
I'm indifferent 15.2%
Other - N/A 13.0%
I'm curious to try it 9.7%
I'm a big fan 2.7%
729 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In how many language pairs do you work?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 12
Two 36.5%
One 30.2%
Three 18.1%
More than three 14.2%
Other - N/A 1.0%
691 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many of your regular clients provide glossaries for the work they give you?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 11
A few of them 30.7%
None of them 26.4%
Some of them 21.1%
Most of them 8.6%
One of them 7.8%
Other - N/A 4.5%
All of them 0.8%
511 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Roughly what percentage of your working time you get to use for work?
By Gabriella Vento - featured on Aug 10
80% - I get enough work most of my workdays 35.2%
100% - I get as many work assignments as I want 20.3%
60% - I get assignments, but not enough 19.8%
Other - N/A 8.2%
20% - I get very few assignments 7.2%
40% - Most of the time I'm just hunting for work 7.1%
0% - No jobs at all 2.3%
622 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you round up or down on your invoices to avoid amounts with decimals?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 9
No, I don't round up or down 79.0%
Yes; I round up usually 9.1%
Yes; I round down usually 6.6%
Other - N/A 5.3%
1056 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the best music for translation work?
By Omri Ofek Luzon - featured on Aug 6
No music for me! 46.4%
Classical 15.8%
Other - N/A 8.9%
Mix & match 8.4%
Jazz 6.1%
Electronica/Trance 4.7%
Rock 4.7%
Pop 3.3%
Metal 1.7%
817 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What percentage of your clients are in foreign countries?
By Carlos Heras - featured on Aug 5
80 - 100% 47.8%
0 - 20% 19.3%
60 - 80% 13.8%
40 - 60% 9.3%
20 - 40% 7.7%
Other - N/A 2.2%
647 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The view from where I am working now is:
By anonymous - featured on Aug 4
Nice 33.1%
Nothing special 31.1%
There is no view! 15.9%
Idyllic 13.4%
Distracting 2.4%
Other - N/A 2.1%
Distressing 1.9%
791 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How has July been in terms of work?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 2
Very busy 29.9%
Normal 24.1%
A bit slow 21.0%
Very slow 15.7%
I haven't been working 7.4%
Other - N/A 1.9%
1412 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you eat while at your keyboard?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 28
Occasionally 31.2%
Almost never 21.7%
Frequently 21.5%
Never 18.7%
Constantly 6.2%
Other - N/A 0.7%
599 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In the last three years, my translation-related income has
By Vinicius Guerreiro - featured on Jul 27
Increased considerably 26.9%
Increased a little 25.4%
Remained nearly the same 22.5%
Decreased considerably 11.9%
Decreased a little 7.5%
Other - N/A 5.7%
680 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many projects do you generally do in a month?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 26
8 - 14 19.2%
More than 25 18.9%
4 - 7 16.9%
15 - 25 15.6%
1 - 3 14.4%
I don't keep track 9.2%
Other - N/A 5.7%
750 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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My first client was:
By anonymous - featured on Jul 25
A learning experience 43.2%
Very important to my career 32.6%
Forgettable 7.1%
My favorite client 6.6%
Other - N/A 6.4%
A terrible/awkward experience 2.2%
My worst client 2.0%
1096 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the longest break you have taken from work?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 22
A few weeks 32.3%
A week 19.9%
2 - 3 days 10.9%
A month 10.9%
A few months 10.5%
Other - N/A 5.7%
A day 4.5%
A year 3.1%
An hour 2.2%
669 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the longest you have ever worked without taking a break?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 21
3 - 5 hours 26.6%
5 - 10 hours 24.9%
1 - 3 hours 16.1%
10 - 15 hours 11.6%
15 - 20 hours 8.9%
More than 20 hours 6.9%
Other - N/A 3.8%
An hour 1.3%
610 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which feeling do you prefer?
By Carla Lopes - featured on Jul 20
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How do you respond to a query that asks for your "best rate"?
By Muriel Vasconcellos - featured on Jul 18
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In which field do you translate most often?
By Teresa Borges - featured on Jul 17
Technical /Engineering 25.1%
Medicine / Health care 15.7%
Marketing / Advertising / Public Relations 14.8%
Law 12.2%
Other (please share) 12.0%
Business / Financial / Economics 10.3%
Art / Literary / Journalism 5.4%
EU affairs 2.4%
Social Sciences 2.2%
1209 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you work "overtime" (i.e. more than 9-6 Monday to Friday)?
By Codex Global - featured on Jul 13
Yes, every day 25.3%
Depends on the customer 23.1%
I don't keep track of my hours 17.2%
A couple of evenings in a week 15.6%
Other (please share) 7.2%
Odd weekends only 6.6%
No, never 5.0%
783 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Different clients send you the same file to translate. You ...
By Jerry Dean - featured on Jul 12
Translate and invoice both clients 45.2%
Inform both clients about the file 21.9%
Do it for the first client who contacted you 11.7%
Other (please share) 8.9%
Translate for the higher-paying client 7.5%
Translate for your favourite client 4.8%
732 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is usually your frame of mind after finishing a translation?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 11
Satisfied 63.2%
Exhausted 11.9%
Other 7.0%
Indifferent 6.3%
Thrilled 5.9%
Doubtful 3.6%
Empty 1.6%
Down / sad 0.4%
797 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you offer discounts for early payment?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 10
No 86.3%
Yes 6.6%
It depends on... (please share) 4.8%
Other - N/A 2.3%
776 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you charge fees for late payment?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 9
No 76.3%
It depends on... (please share) 9.2%
Yes 8.2%
Other - N/A 6.3%
747 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever picked up a new hobby or interest because of something you translated?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 8
No 37.3%
I don't think so 30.3%
Yes 30.1%
Other - N/A 2.4%
1004 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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As a freelancer, do you find it difficult to plan for the future?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 4
Yes, somewhat 45.1%
No, not really 23.0%
Yes, extremely difficult 17.3%
I'm not the plan-for-the-future type 7.0%
No, not at all 4.5%
Other - N/A 3.1%
782 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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My work predictions for July:
By anonymous - featured on Jul 3
A normal amount of work 32.0%
Busy, lots of work 28.4%
A bit slow 19.5%
Very slow 13.1%
Other - N/A 6.9%
837 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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On how many days in June were you available for work but had no jobs?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 2
1-5 29.9%
Other - N/A 22.0%
6-10 17.6%
More than 16 12.3%
11-15 9.3%
I didn't have any work in June 8.8%
782 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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