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Have you made any specific work plans for 2019?
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Is year-end more stressful for you work-wise?
By anonymous - featured on 08:10
No 59.4%
Yes, somewhat 30.6%
Yes, a lot 6.6%
Other - N/A 3.4%
562 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
Coffee 34.1%
Water 30.2%
Tea 22.1%
Other - N/A 10.7%
Soft drinks 1.8%
Fruit juice 1.1%
Milk 0.0%
569 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
I'm not really sure what that would be 46.1%
No, and I probably won't 14.8%
Yes (please share) 13.4%
Hadn't thought about it, but I would like to 12.6%
No, but I am planning to 7.2%
Other - N/A 5.9%
581 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
One of those boring films where nothing really happens 37.8%
Drama 13.3%
Other - N/A 13.2%
Crime / Suspense film 10.9%
Horror film 6.1%
Comedy 5.7%
Romantic comedy 4.9%
Musical 4.8%
Science fiction / Fantasy 3.3%
669 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
No 82.7%
Yes 12.9%
Other - N/A 4.3%
713 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
No 49.6%
Yes, one or two 33.6%
Yes, many 12.3%
Other - N/A 3.6%
Yes, all of them 0.9%
754 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
Once 43.2%
Twice 35.4%
3 times 9.8%
More than 3 times 4.4%
Other - N/A 3.9%
I don't usually proofread 3.3%
819 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
1-25 25.6%
25-50 22.5%
More than 100 18.6%
50-75 17.2%
75-100 9.3%
Other - N/A 6.8%
622 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
I've never been in that situation 42.1%
Yes 31.3%
No 11.6%
Sometimes 7.1%
It depends on... (please share) 6.2%
Other - N/A 1.7%
518 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is your minimum fee?
By Ricki Farn - featured on Dec 8
I don't have a minimum fee 25.5%
Fee for 1 hour or equiv. wordcount, or more 23.7%
Fee for 1/2 hour or equiv. wordcount, or less 16.9%
It depends on... (please share) 14.9%
Fee for >1/2 to 1 hour or equiv. word count 12.7%
Other - N/A 6.3%
632 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
100 - 500 USD 36.2%
500 - 1,000 USD 18.9%
1 - 100 USD 12.2%
Nothing 11.7%
2,000 - 4,000 USD 10.4%
I don't know 8.5%
More than 4,000 USD 2.1%
720 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
40 - 60 days 41.1%
30 - 40 days 17.5%
Greater than 60 days for some clients 14.5%
21 - 30 days 14.1%
Other - N/A 5.3%
Payment upon delivery 2.6%
7 - 14 days 2.5%
14 - 21 days 1.3%
1 - 7 days 1.2%
767 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
Was resolved by me 57.6%
I don't remember 13.6%
Was fixed by a friend or family member 9.9%
Was fixed by professional help I contracted 7.3%
Other - N/A 5.0%
Resolved itself 3.3%
Resolved itself... maybe 3.2%
696 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
More passive 38.5%
I don't know 25.8%
Other - N/A 13.6%
More aggressive 12.5%
I'll let you decide 9.6%
720 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
Somewhat 38.8%
No 31.2%
Never thought about it / Don't know 14.9%
Yes 13.1%
Other - N/A 1.9%
618 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
4 37.4%
3 24.6%
5 20.9%
2 9.1%
1 4.2%
I don't know 3.7%
593 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
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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
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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
No 59.1%
It depends on... (please share) 24.2%
Yes 13.6%
Other - N/A 3.2%
789 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
I'm happy with it 44.6%
I wish I'd had more work 39.1%
I would have liked more work in other areas 7.4%
I wish I'd had less work 4.8%
Other - N/A 4.1%
875 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
None 55.0%
1 - 25% 35.1%
25 - 50% 3.8%
Other - N/A 3.4%
75 - 100% 1.7%
50 - 75% 1.0%
818 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you write or create content professionally in addition to translation/interpreting?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 26
No, and I'm not interested 39.2%
No, but I'd like to 25.7%
Yes 22.0%
No, but I used to 8.1%
Other - N/A 5.1%
651 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much of your translation work is in your area(s) of expertise?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 25
70 - 90% 26.3%
90 - 99% 19.9%
50 - 70% 16.2%
All of it 11.5%
Less than half 10.9%
I don't have any main areas of expertise 8.2%
I don't know 4.3%
Other - N/A 2.7%
598 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Overall, do you work more or fewer hours than friends and family with 9-5 jobs?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 24
More 38.8%
Fewer 25.4%
About the same 17.9%
I'm not sure 13.5%
Other - N/A 4.4%
743 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which of the following has you most stressed at the moment?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 23
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Have you ever fallen victim to a translation-related scam?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 22
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Do you offer project management as one of your services?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 21
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Have you ever said yes to new work even though you were fully booked?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 20
Yes, once or twice 33.5%
Yes, several times 32.9%
No 16.1%
Yes, a lot 12.5%
I've never been in that situation 2.8%
Other - N/A 2.3%
866 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In general, do you find clients' deadlines for delivery reasonable for the work involved?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 19
Yes 52.3%
Increasingly less 30.6%
No 10.3%
Other - N/A 6.8%
602 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have family or friends requested your services as a favor?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 18
It has happened, once or twice 60.1%
No 19.9%
Yes, fairly often 13.9%
They used to, but I put an end to that 3.6%
Other - N/A 2.6%
584 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which of these do you find most difficult?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 17
Client hunting 34.3%
Time management 18.0%
Knowing when to stop work for the day 14.5%
Resolving technical problems 12.8%
None of the above 12.0%
Staying on top of payments 5.8%
Keeping up on work-related communications 2.6%
743 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How high are your monthly health insurance costs (private or statutory)?
By Michael Harris - featured on Nov 16
100 - 300 EUR/USD 20.9%
1 - 100 EUR/USD 19.8%
I don't have health insurance 18.2%
Health insurance is free for me 14.1%
300 - 500 EUR/USD 9.0%
I don't know 8.3%
Other - N/A 4.6%
500 - 800 EUR/USD 3.4%
More than 800 EUR/USD 1.7%
786 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you dislike most about being a freelance translator?
By Sonja Allen - featured on Nov 15
Irregular workload/income 35.4%
Some or all of the above 20.7%
There's nothing I don't like 9.4%
Administrative tasks 7.7%
Loneliness 6.3%
Marketing my services 5.5%
No clear line between private and work life 5.3%
Other - N/A 4.0%
Negotiating rates 3.5%
Unsocial working hours 2.3%
924 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you taken business or accounting courses to help improve in those areas?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 14
No 62.3%
Yes 18.4%
No, but I've thought about it 16.1%
Other - N/A 3.2%
809 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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On average, how much time do you spend investigating new clients before starting work with them?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 13
A few minutes to half an hour 58.9%
No more than an hour 16.8%
I don't really investigate them beforehand 10.3%
An hour or two 6.8%
Other - N/A 3.7%
Up to several hours 2.1%
It can take me days 1.6%
829 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I read most of my email from:
By anonymous - featured on Nov 12
My work computer 69.3%
My phone 27.9%
Other 1.7%
A tablet 1.1%
703 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you outsource work to other translators?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 11
Never 59.0%
Maybe once a year 16.4%
Regularly 6.8%
Other - N/A 6.8%
Once every six months or so 5.5%
Every few months 5.5%
585 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Other types of freelancers keep a portfolio of their best work. Do you?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 10
No 67.0%
More or less 19.4%
Yes 11.6%
Other - N/A 1.9%
773 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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For projects that last longer than a day or two, do you send your client regular updates?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 9
Only if the client has requested them 54.6%
No 33.2%
It depends on... (please share) 5.8%
Yes 5.1%
Other - N/A 1.4%
811 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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For how many of your clients were you the first freelancer they had worked with?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 8
I don't know 75.3%
1 - 3 13.1%
Other - N/A 4.7%
4 - 6 2.9%
More than 10 2.8%
7 - 10 1.2%
749 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Has a client ever complained to you about another freelance translator?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 7
No 54.8%
Yes, once or twice 34.7%
Yes, many times 8.3%
Other - N/A 2.2%
781 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How long do you wait to ask for feedback from clients?
By Shinhwa Shim - featured on Nov 6
I don't usually ask for feedback 62.9%
When I "feel" the client trusts me 14.2%
I usually ask at the end of every project 9.8%
It depends on... (please share) 5.6%
Other - N/A 3.9%
After 10 or so projects 2.1%
More than a year 1.4%
762 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What's the biggest threat to the future of the profession?
By Alan Corbo, CT - featured on Nov 5
Increased MT quality 39.1%
Unskilled translators 28.6%
I've never thought about it 14.6%
Merging of small LSPs into bigger companies 10.5%
Other (please share) 7.3%
591 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever had to use a debt collection agency to ensure payment?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 4
No 72.7%
No, but I have used the threat of using one 12.5%
Yes 7.0%
No, but I have used the services of a lawyer 4.8%
Other - N/A 3.1%
545 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are there new additions to any of your languages you cannot stand?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 3
I don't know of any new additions 33.6%
No, I don't mind them 25.9%
Yes! (please share) 20.2%
Other - N/A 12.2%
No, I actually like them 8.1%
509 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Until how late in the year do you generally work?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 2
Up till the very end of the year 62.8%
Until late December 21.7%
Until more or less mid-December 9.5%
Other (please share) 5.8%
Until more or less the end of November 0.1%
Until more or less mid-November 0.1%
Around the start of November 0.0%
I usually stop earlier than November 0.0%
761 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you already met your ideal client?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 1
Yes, and they are a current client 36.4%
Not yet 25.5%
Yes, more than one 15.1%
I don't know who my ideal client would be 11.8%
Yes, but they are not currently a client 6.4%
Other - N/A 4.8%
796 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In general, how would you rate your clients' payment management?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 31
Good 42.5%
It varies too much from client to client 23.3%
Fair 17.6%
Excellent 12.6%
Poor 2.4%
I don't know 1.6%
851 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the highest number of jobs you've had going at the same time?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 30
3 22.1%
I don't remember 18.6%
4 17.0%
2 14.1%
5 10.6%
Ten or more 6.1%
6 4.3%
Just one 3.6%
7 2.2%
8 0.9%
9 0.4%
905 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I have received jobs or client contact through Facebook:
By anonymous - featured on Oct 29
False 54.1%
I'm not even on Facebook 24.2%
True 14.5%
False, but I know other people who have 7.2%
677 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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