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How many direct clients do you have?
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I've been using a CAT tool for:
By anonymous - featured on 08:10
5 - 10 years 27.3%
10 - 15 years 21.9%
I don't use a CAT tool 13.9%
3 - 5 years 11.0%
1 - 3 years 9.6%
15 - 20 years 8.0%
Less than a year 4.9%
Over 20 years 3.4%
729 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 59.3%
I don't know 24.3%
Yes 16.4%
482 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 69.5%
Yes, and I refused 14.3%
Other - N/A 6.4%
Yes, and I accepted 5.5%
Yes, but... (please share) 4.2%
453 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 24.2%
I have no idea 23.9%
Job bidding 16.5%
Other 14.3%
Membership in professional associations 11.3%
Cold emailing 5.7%
Through having a website 4.1%
565 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 77.5%
Yes 18.0%
Other 4.5%
627 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 22.7%
Yes, all the time, for personal use 20.4%
No, I don't use social media 18.1%
No, but I'm on... (please share) 4.8%
Other - N/A 4.2%
Yes, but only for professional use 1.9%
745 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 23.4%
more than 10% 21.9%
more than 5% 17.7%
more than 20% 13.4%
more than 40% 10.9%
more than 3% 10.1%
more than 60% 1.7%
more than 80% 0.8%
603 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 85.3%
What is an NDA? 5.7%
Yes 5.3%
Other - N/A 3.7%
734 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 52.5%
Yes 39.8%
Other - N/A 7.7%
571 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 58.0%
Invoicing / quoting tool 17.1%
Automatic email with invoice upon billing 7.8%
Other (please share) 5.0%
Visual Time Management tool 4.3%
Copy of file / Links to project folder 3.6%
Financial reports export tool 2.6%
CRM & collaborator registration system 1.7%
421 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 62.0%
I didn't know that existed 23.2%
Yes 12.6%
Other - N/A 2.2%
681 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 22.4%
None 19.4%
More than 5 hours 16.7%
2 - 3 hours 16.3%
3 - 5 hours 15.5%
I don't know / don't keep track 7.9%
Other - N/A 1.9%
749 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 41.0%
Never 34.5%
A few times 14.2%
Other - N/A 4.1%
Several times 4.0%
More than several times 2.2%
774 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 52.6%
Almost never 25.9%
Once or twice a year 10.5%
Once or twice a month 4.9%
Other 3.3%
Constantly 1.9%
Once or twice a week 0.9%
783 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 65.4%
No 19.9%
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%
813 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 32.9%
Not too important 26.5%
Very important 23.5%
Other - N/A 9.6%
Not important at all 7.6%
596 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 53.6%
No idea 30.3%
Yes, a negative one 8.4%
Yes, a positive one 3.4%
Other 2.4%
What's Brexit? 1.9%
534 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 5.0%
No, but I have a habit of... (please share) 3.5%
Yes, fairly often 2.9%
No, but I used to 2.6%
Other - N/A 1.5%
Yes, all the time 1.2%
It depends on... (please share) 0.4%
735 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
You have not 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 71.7%
Yes 21.6%
Other (please share) 6.7%
870 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 37.5%
Courses / education 25.8%
Memberships - online directories 13.7%
Other - N/A 12.8%
Certifications 4.7%
My own website 3.3%
Attending industry events 2.2%
765 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 16.4%
1 - 100 USD 12.1%
1,000 - 2,000 USD 8.7%
Nothing 8.4%
2,000 - 4,000 USD 4.7%
More than 4,000 USD 2.7%
782 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 30.7%
Communication 16.5%
Response time 14.6%
N/A 14.6%
Professionalism 14.4%
Other (please share) 9.4%
522 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 41.4%
False 35.0%
True 23.6%
555 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 60.3%
Yes 24.3%
No, but I'm thinking about it 11.5%
Other - N/A 4.0%
655 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 57.7%
Yes, a few times 28.2%
Yes, but just once 10.4%
Other - N/A 2.3%
Yes, all the time 1.3%
776 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 30.2%
Not really 29.0%
No 18.7%
Yes 10.0%
Never thought about it 8.5%
Other - N/A 3.6%
718 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Digital nomad or digital hermit: which would you prefer?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 27
Why isn't there an option for something in between? 31.7%
Digital nomad 29.3%
Digital hermit 23.1%
Other - N/A 15.9%
659 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you tried binaural beats to see if it helps you in your work?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 26
I don't even know what that is 79.9%
No, and I wouldn't 7.3%
No, but I'd like to 4.2%
Yes, and I think it works 2.9%
Yes I've tried it, but not for work 2.2%
Other - N/A 1.8%
Yes, but I saw no difference 1.7%
765 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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After a long stint of work, do you find it more difficult to sleep at night?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 25
No, no difference 33.4%
Yes 27.4%
No, quite the opposite 26.6%
I don't sleep, what are you talking about 8.1%
Other - N/A 4.5%
580 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is your opinion on in-person networking?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 24
I don't know / Never done it 35.6%
I enjoy it 18.9%
It takes me a while to get warmed up 17.1%
I don't like it 14.3%
I am indifferent 7.8%
Other - N/A 6.2%
497 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do translations expire?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 23
Some of them do 51.7%
No 26.9%
Yes, eventually 12.0%
Other - N/A 9.5%
685 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In general, do you take on smaller projects while working on larger ones?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 22
Yes 84.8%
No 10.1%
Other - N/A 5.1%
869 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many shortcuts and files are on the desktop of your main work computer?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 21
1 - 10 28.1%
10 - 20 26.7%
20 - 30 16.0%
None! 9.8%
30 - 50 7.0%
More than 50 6.0%
Other - N/A 3.5%
I can't count that high 2.9%
768 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you negotiate with clients differently if you had to do it in person?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 20
Yes, probably 41.9%
Probably not 37.1%
I have negotiated with some clients in person, and no 8.6%
Other - N/A 6.9%
I have negotiated with some clients in person, and yes 5.6%
755 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Professionally, what motivates you?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 19
Being well-paid 56.9%
Recognition from clients 19.7%
Other (please share) 17.3%
I don't know 4.0%
Recognition from peers 2.1%
895 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Has a client ever asked you for advice on how to implement machine translation?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 18
No 87.5%
Yes, more than once 5.9%
Yes, once 4.7%
Other - N/A 1.9%
623 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you respond to requests for translation marked as "Urgent"?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 17
Sometimes 25.3%
Frequently 20.3%
Always 15.7%
Not often 13.7%
It depends on if they are willing to pay my rush fees 8.3%
It depends on... (please share) 8.2%
Never 4.7%
Other - N/A 3.8%
600 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Has your work volume slowed recently?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 16
No, business as usual here 24.4%
Yes, slightly 22.8%
Yes, a lot 21.9%
No, it's gone up 21.0%
Other - N/A 5.1%
Yes, but by choice 4.7%
803 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have any of your current clients initiated contact with you by phone call?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 15
No 44.0%
Yes 32.5%
Yes, but not in a long time 20.3%
Other - N/A 3.2%
846 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many agencies do you work with?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 14
5 - 10 25.0%
3 - 5 24.1%
1 - 3 22.7%
More than 10 18.7%
None, I only work with direct clients 6.1%
Other - N/A 3.3%
929 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is your rate higher for translating handwritten texts than for translating type-written texts?
By Catherine Earle - featured on Mar 13
Higher 41.8%
The same 22.6%
Other - N/A 22.3%
It depends on... (please share) 12.3%
Lower 0.9%
779 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ever deliver finished work to the client early?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 12
Yes 92.0%
No 5.2%
Other - N/A 2.8%
929 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you change your rates according to the country in which your client is based?
By Natalia Pedrosa - featured on Mar 11
Yes 46.4%
No 45.5%
Other 8.1%
830 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How important is networking for you?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 9
Very important 26.8%
Somewhat important 26.1%
Not too important 19.9%
Not important at all 14.4%
I don't know / I don't think about it 10.8%
Other - N/A 2.0%
769 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which would you prefer: to travel for work, or to work while you travel?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 8
To work while I travel 38.9%
To travel for work 30.4%
I prefer not to travel at all 12.0%
Other - N/A 7.8%
No preference 5.9%
I don't see what the difference would be 5.0%
845 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many times have you posted to ProZ.com forums?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 7
1 - 10 times 39.5%
0 times 31.8%
I don't know 9.4%
10 - 20 times 8.8%
20 - 50 times 4.6%
I've made hundreds of posts 2.7%
50 - 100 times 2.5%
I've made thousands of posts 0.8%
765 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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As a freelancer, do you tend to hire other freelancers when you need a service?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 6
No 43.6%
Yes 34.3%
I've never thought about that 11.2%
Other - N/A 7.4%
I used to, but... (please share) 3.0%
I'm not a freelancer 0.5%
854 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many emails do you reply to on a typical work day?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 5
0 - 5 38.2%
6 - 12 33.9%
13 - 20 14.3%
I don't know 4.5%
21 - 35 4.0%
Other - N/A 2.6%
36 - 50 1.6%
More than 50 0.9%
893 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you catch yourself talking to yourself while you work?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 4
Occasionally 22.9%
Frequently 20.8%
Every now and then 13.4%
Almost never 12.6%
Constantly 12.1%
Never 10.5%
I've spoken to myself about this, and we've agreed to just ignore when it happens 6.1%
Other - N/A 1.6%
677 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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