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Professionally, what motivates you?
By anonymous
Being well-paid 57.0%
Recognition from clients 19.2%
Other (please share) 18.2%
I don't know 3.8%
Recognition from peers 1.7%
702 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 08:10
No 88.9%
Yes, more than once 5.7%
Yes, once 3.6%
Other - N/A 1.8%
558 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 24.8%
Frequently 20.4%
Always 15.4%
Not often 13.5%
It depends on... (please share) 8.9%
It depends on if they are willing to pay my rush fees 8.5%
Never 5.0%
Other - N/A 3.5%
540 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 22.6%
Yes, a lot 22.6%
No, it's gone up 21.4%
Yes, but by choice 4.5%
Other - N/A 4.5%
749 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 44.4%
Yes 32.1%
Yes, but not in a long time 20.4%
Other - N/A 3.1%
804 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 25.3%
3 - 5 24.4%
1 - 3 22.4%
More than 10 18.9%
None, I only work with direct clients 5.9%
Other - N/A 3.0%
893 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 42.0%
The same 22.8%
Other - N/A 22.1%
It depends on... (please share) 12.3%
Lower 0.8%
747 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 92.2%
No 5.0%
Other - N/A 2.8%
899 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
No 46.0%
Yes 45.6%
Other 8.4%
802 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 26.0%
Not too important 20.2%
Not important at all 14.4%
I don't know / I don't think about it 10.6%
Other - N/A 2.0%
743 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 39.4%
To travel for work 30.2%
I prefer not to travel at all 11.7%
Other - N/A 7.9%
No preference 5.9%
I don't see what the difference would be 4.9%
824 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 40.3%
0 times 31.3%
I don't know 9.3%
10 - 20 times 8.6%
20 - 50 times 4.6%
50 - 100 times 2.6%
I've made hundreds of posts 2.6%
I've made thousands of posts 0.8%
742 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 43.4%
Yes 34.3%
I've never thought about that 11.3%
Other - N/A 7.5%
I used to, but... (please share) 3.1%
I'm not a freelancer 0.5%
832 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 38.0%
6 - 12 34.0%
13 - 20 14.4%
I don't know 4.6%
21 - 35 4.0%
Other - N/A 2.5%
36 - 50 1.6%
More than 50 0.9%
874 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 22.7%
Frequently 20.8%
Every now and then 13.6%
Almost never 12.5%
Constantly 11.8%
Never 10.7%
I've spoken to myself about this, and we've agreed to just ignore when it happens 6.2%
Other - N/A 1.7%
662 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Good translators are a dying breed.
By anonymous - featured on Mar 3
Disagree 40.4%
I don't know 35.2%
Agree 22.4%
Other - N/A 2.0%
594 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In general, how would you rate your clients' communication skills?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 2
Very good 35.7%
Good 28.8%
Satisfactory 15.9%
Excellent 11.6%
Other - N/A 4.4%
Poor 3.6%
725 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you make your invoices?
By tilak raj - featured on Mar 1
Manually 58.6%
With software 18.9%
With online website help 14.8%
Other - N/A 7.6%
863 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If my ProZ.com profile were a car, it would be:
By anonymous - featured on Feb 28
a basic "point A to point B" automobile 31.9%
a sedan 20.3%
Other (please share) 15.7%
a high-end luxury car 11.0%
a sporty two-seater 9.5%
parked up on cinder blocks, rusting in someone's back yard 8.1%
a souped-up drag racer 2.5%
a model T 1.1%
645 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are most or all of your clients in your country of residence?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 27
No, most of them are in other countries 40.9%
Yes 22.8%
No, all of them are in other countries 20.3%
It's about 50 - 50 11.8%
Other - N/A 2.1%
I don't know for sure 2.0%
934 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have your own house and/or office space?
By Amar Nath - featured on Feb 26
Yes 56.8%
No 15.1%
I have my own house but not my own office space 13.2%
I have my own office space but not my own house 6.4%
Other - N/A 4.5%
No, but I'm considering it 4.1%
895 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you clean your computer?
By Châu Nguyễn - featured on Feb 25
Not very often 26.6%
Every once in a while 23.7%
When I can see the accumulated dirt 23.6%
Regularly 22.0%
Other - N/A 4.1%
636 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use an internal search engine?
By Rita Utt - featured on Feb 24
What are you talking about? 47.9%
No 30.6%
Yes 13.7%
No, but I would like to 3.2%
No, there is no need 3.2%
Other - N/A 1.3%
555 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you agree that translation rates are declining in general?
By Miseon Lee - featured on Feb 23
Yes 49.9%
I'm not sure 26.3%
No 14.1%
I see no change 7.9%
Other - N/A 1.8%
946 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Where would you put yourself in your freelance career?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 21
Experienced 48.2%
Veteran 23.3%
Semi-experienced 17.3%
Just starting out 7.6%
Interested in starting out (not yet freelancing) 1.9%
Other (please share) 1.4%
N/A 0.5%
1019 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you had to choose one, would you say translation, the way you do it, is primarily:
By Oliver Lawrence - featured on Feb 20
A craft 55.2%
An art 23.8%
Other - N/A 11.0%
A science 10.0%
824 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How likely are you to recommend freelance translating to someone considering their options?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 19
Somewhat likely 38.4%
Highly likely 24.4%
Not very likely 17.8%
Not likely at all 7.8%
Other - N/A 6.1%
Less likely than I used to be (please share) 5.6%
990 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you considered transitioning out of translation into another career?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 17
No 50.2%
I have, but decided not to 16.6%
I am considering it now 16.3%
Other - N/A 8.7%
Yes, and I am going to do it 4.7%
Yes, and I've already done it 3.5%
596 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you made personal friendZ through ProZ.com?
By Ricki Farn - featured on Feb 16
No 75.2%
Yes, online and offline friend(s) 11.1%
Yes, online friend(s) 10.7%
Other - N/A 3.1%
749 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do your clients think about neural machine translation?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 15
I don't know, we've never talked about it 66.3%
They don't know about it 14.1%
Other - N/A 6.0%
They are currently exploring the option 4.8%
They have tried it and liked it for some uses 4.4%
They are interested in exploring the option 2.6%
They have tried it but were not satisfied with the results 1.9%
688 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is your take on neural machine translation?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 14
I don't know what that is 49.8%
I will not use it in any way 16.0%
I use it for some things 15.1%
I am thinking of incorporating it for some uses 9.5%
Other - N/A 9.5%
799 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have any of your clients introduced new translation management systems recently?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 13
No 41.0%
Yes 36.4%
I'm not sure 16.1%
I don't know what that is 4.5%
Other - N/A 2.0%
783 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How important is it for you to have a CAT tool for your work?
By SafeTex - featured on Feb 12
It's indispensible 36.7%
Very 27.8%
Not at all 11.4%
Somewhat 11.0%
Rather 5.9%
A little 5.2%
Other - N/A 2.0%
931 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you work with clients who require you to accumulate invoices to a certain amount before payment?
By Harry Hermawan - featured on Feb 11
No 43.5%
Yes 31.9%
I've never come across that 10.2%
It depends on... (please share) 9.9%
Other - N/A 4.5%
674 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is remote interpreting the future of interpreting work?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 10
I don't know 54.8%
Yes 20.2%
No 15.1%
I don't know what remote interpreting is 6.8%
Other - N/A 3.1%
544 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Does the process of starting to work with a new client take longer now than it did a few years ago?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 9
I don't notice a difference 42.0%
Yes 20.1%
No 16.7%
I haven't been working that long 8.5%
Other - N/A 6.8%
No, in fact it's easier 5.9%
731 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Did you start using machine translation (MT) for some purposes before your clients did?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 8
No 35.8%
I don't use MT at all, for anything 28.6%
Yes 23.6%
I don't know 8.9%
Other - N/A 3.1%
832 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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With regards to work, was January a slow month for you?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 7
Yes 32.6%
No, it was about normal for me 31.7%
No, it was busier than usual for me 19.1%
Yes, even more so than in the past 13.3%
Other - N/A 3.4%
912 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you started accepting Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies as a payment option?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 6
No, and I don't plan to 82.7%
No, but I have been considering it 9.4%
I don't know what that is 3.9%
Yes 2.0%
Other - N/A 2.0%
934 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How old were you when you started using your first CAT tool?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 5
20 - 30 35.3%
30 - 40 27.8%
40 - 50 16.2%
I don't use a CAT tool 8.8%
50 - 60 5.5%
Before I was 20 3.8%
After I was 60 1.7%
Other - N/A 0.8%
976 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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As a result of a negative review of your work by an editor/proofreader, have you:
By anonymous - featured on Feb 4
I have never received a negative review 25.4%
Some or all of the above 21.9%
Other - N/A 19.9%
Been criticized/reprimanded by your client 10.7%
Started receiving less work from your client 7.7%
Received less money for the reviewed work 7.2%
Lost the client 7.1%
607 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you reply to work emails outside of your work hours?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 3
Yes 63.5%
Only in some special cases 25.1%
Not usually, no 7.8%
Other - N/A 3.7%
657 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How easy is it to sidetrack you while you are working?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 2
I am pretty good at staying focused 48.5%
I admit I am fairly easily sidetracked 33.4%
I live my life on the side track 8.8%
It is impossible! 4.8%
Other - N/A 4.5%
730 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How well do you think you screen new clients?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 1
I'm decent at it 53.0%
Very well, I've never had problems 20.8%
I'm not too good at it yet 14.2%
Other - N/A 8.0%
Not well at all 4.0%
766 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In general, how many times do you communicate with a PM or client over the same job?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 31
Twice 34.5%
Three times 21.1%
Other - N/A 16.7%
Once 12.9%
Four times 6.3%
Six times or more 3.6%
Never 3.2%
Five times 1.7%
824 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you felt an increase in competition in your main language pair and field in recent years?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 30
Yes 42.1%
No 31.7%
I'm not sure 23.7%
Other - N/A 2.5%
865 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you take part in some sort of continuing education/training?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 29
Yes, informally, on my own 39.8%
No, and I probably will not 24.7%
Yes, through an organization or association 18.6%
No, but I've been meaning to start 12.8%
Other - N/A 4.0%
821 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think most of your clients' screening processes for new translators are strict enough?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 28
I don't know 54.5%
No 19.8%
Yes 15.4%
I'd say they are stricter than necessary 6.5%
Other - N/A 3.7%
596 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you begin work on a new job without a purchase order?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 27
Occasionally 28.3%
Frequently 22.8%
Never 20.2%
Sometimes 18.1%
Other - N/A 6.1%
Always 4.5%
640 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use a contact or "get quote" form on your website?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 26
I don't have a website 55.5%
Yes 20.7%
No, I just have my email or other contact information 19.4%
Other - N/A 2.8%
I used to, but... (please share) 1.5%
710 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have your regular clients asked you about reducing rates in the past year?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 25
No 72.3%
Yes, one or two 16.5%
Yes, some 5.5%
Other - N/A 3.5%
Yes, most of them 1.8%
Yes, all of them 0.3%
877 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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