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How often do you submit feedback on the Blue Board?
Once in a while, when I think about it 22.1%
Whenever I have negative/positive remarks 20.8%
I don't submit feedback on the Blue Board 20.5%
When a client asks for feedback there 15.4%
Other 9.3%
Only when I want to complain about a client 8.7%
I have a routine of sharing my assessments 3.2%
312 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you work with agencies not listed in the Blue Board, or with no feedback entries?
By Isabelita Echevarria Prengel - featured on 08:10
Yes 44.1%
It depends on... (please share) 31.3%
No 18.3%
Other - N/A 6.3%
460 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How important is translation tool training for you?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 23
Useful, but not necessary 41.5%
Important 19.9%
Not important at all 16.9%
Very important 12.7%
I don't know 6.4%
Other 2.6%
964 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many of your clients ask you to work with Trados?
By Dr. Tilmann Kleinau - featured on Jun 21
Many of them 22.4%
None of them 21.8%
Some of them 21.2%
A few of them 17.9%
Most or all of them 16.6%
866 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I am usually up and working during most of my clients' business hours.
By anonymous - featured on Jun 20
True 69.0%
False 17.7%
I don't know 13.3%
827 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you normally work with an agency that uses a 60-day payment term?
By Thomas Johansson - featured on Jun 19
Yes 38.6%
It depends on... (please share) 31.2%
No 30.2%
863 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you ever talk aloud when alone, do you use a language other than your mother tongue?
By Peter Simon - featured on Jun 18
Yes, often (or more than often) 30.4%
Yes, sometimes 30.1%
Yes, occasionally 19.1%
I don't talk aloud to myself 10.4%
Never 8.2%
I don't know 1.8%
674 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever received a project for an amount lower than 5 Euros?
By Irène Guinez - featured on Jun 17
Yes 50.9%
No 23.0%
I turn those down 17.1%
Yes, all the time 7.1%
Other 1.8%
595 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you take your work outdoors?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 16
Never 42.0%
Very rarely 28.7%
Occasionally 11.3%
Sometimes 11.2%
As often as I can 6.8%
785 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you plan to take breaks to watch some or all of the World Cup?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 15
No 60.2%
Yes 23.8%
Haven't thought about it 14.1%
I don't know what that is 2.0%
866 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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At what time do you generally finish your business day?
By Anne-Charlotte PERRIGAUD - featured on Jun 14
Later than 8 pm 30.9%
6 pm 16.3%
Other 13.7%
7 pm 13.2%
5 pm 10.6%
8 pm 7.8%
4 pm 4.0%
3 pm 2.1%
Earlier than 3 pm 1.5%
972 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In comparison to the averages declared by ProZ.com users ( https://search.proz.com/employers/rates )
By Jenn Mercer - featured on Jun 13
My rates are average 41.7%
My rates are low 30.8%
My rates are higher 19.9%
Other 7.6%
825 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How important do you think it is to become SDL Trados Studio certified?
By Dr. Tilmann Kleinau - featured on Jun 12
Not important at all 57.9%
I don't know 21.3%
Moderately important 13.6%
Very important 4.7%
Other - N/A 2.6%
878 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are online CAT tools slower, provide fewer fuzzy matches, and prevent integration with other tools?
By sentrodil - featured on Jun 11
I don't know 48.9%
Mostly yes 21.4%
Yes 13.3%
Mostly no 7.2%
No 5.5%
Other 3.8%
655 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a preferred colored pen to underline your texts and write your notes?
By Susanna Martoni - featured on Jun 10
No 41.9%
Yes 25.9%
I don't use pen 25.9%
It depends on... 6.3%
587 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have liability insurance?
By Veronica Lupascu - featured on Jun 9
No 70.6%
Yes 16.7%
No, but I am planning to/thinking about it 12.8%
744 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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On which day of the week do you receive more translation offers?
By Patricio León - featured on Jun 8
I've noticed no difference based on the day of the week 55.7%
Friday 17.8%
Tuesday 8.1%
Thursday 6.4%
Wednesday 6.3%
Monday 4.9%
Sunday 0.6%
Saturday 0.2%
815 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (9)] [View this poll]

Do you have language pairs in your profile that you do not use?
By TranslatorJames - featured on Jun 7
No 78.2%
Yes, I've never had work in some of my pairs 9.7%
Other - N/A 5.9%
Yes, I list some languages I learn for fun 3.8%
Yes, I think it helps for my SEO 2.4%
794 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you use print translation resources?
By Dassé Théodore, Ph.D - featured on Jun 6
Hardly ever 36.4%
Occasionally 26.7%
Never 22.2%
Often 11.6%
Always 3.1%
861 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Not including you, how many members of your (extended) family use ProZ.com?
By Jessica Noyes - featured on Jun 5
None 84.2%
One 9.2%
Two 2.2%
I don't know 2.1%
Other 1.1%
Three 0.6%
Four or more 0.6%
926 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (9)] [View this poll]

What is the most annoying thing about your favorite CAT tool?
By Luisa Pinto - featured on Jun 4
The price 25.4%
Other - N/A 18.6%
No complaints! 14.3%
The tags 10.1%
The complexity 8.8%
The constant updates 6.0%
The crazy and erroneous TM hits 5.4%
The speed 5.0%
The lack of formats supported 3.9%
The user interface 2.5%
684 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Given the choice, I prefer to communicate with clients via:
By anonymous - featured on Jun 3
Email 89.8%
Instant messaging/chat 5.0%
Telephone/online call 2.7%
Other 1.6%
Text message 0.6%
Video conference/call 0.3%
699 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you translated in the last two weeks about privacy and data protection (GDPR)?
By Maria Bellido Lois - featured on Jun 2
Yes 50.0%
No 48.0%
Other - N/A 2.0%
860 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (15)] [View this poll]

Has GDPR changed the way you do business?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 1
Not at all 68.0%
I still don't know what GDPR is 16.7%
Somewhat 10.2%
Other 4.4%
Completely 0.7%
821 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Your client pays you twice for the same job. What do you do?
By Muriel Vasconcellos - featured on May 31
Return the money 83.4%
Other (please share) 12.5%
Keep the money 4.1%
933 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How booked up are you for the coming month?
By anonymous - featured on May 30
My schedule is wide open 40.4%
Somewhat, could still take on quite a bit 15.7%
About 50% 13.3%
I'm already fully-booked 9.2%
Around 75% 8.9%
I don't know 8.4%
Other 4.1%
896 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (13)] [View this poll]

Have you ever translated the same sentence the same way for two different clients?
By anonymous - featured on May 29
Yes 55.3%
No 25.8%
Other - N/A 13.1%
No: same sentence, different translations 5.8%
814 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (18)] [View this poll]

Do you catch yourself paraphrasing sentences when reading a text in your source language(s)?
By Andrzej Niewiarowski - featured on May 28
Yes 52.2%
No 39.7%
Other - N/A 8.0%
647 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ever think in your source language(s)?
By Natalia Pedrosa - featured on May 27
Often 37.5%
Sometimes 30.0%
All the time 21.1%
Hardly ever 5.0%
I'm not sure 2.5%
Never 2.2%
Other 1.8%
734 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (12)] [View this poll]

Have you ever been asked to edit/proofread a text which you translated for different client?
By abufaraz - featured on May 26
No 82.4%
Yes 17.6%
817 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever mixed up the deadlines for different projects?
By Kuochoe Nikoi - featured on May 25
No 59.2%
Yes, but I caught the error in time 20.0%
Yes, and I delivered late/early as a result 17.1%
Other 3.7%
887 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (9)] [View this poll]

Has it ever taken you a few months or even a year to send in an invoice?
By Betty M. - featured on May 24
No 61.2%
Yes 35.7%
Other 3.1%
953 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (18)] [View this poll]

Do you think your translation speed has improved over the last three years?
By anonymous - featured on May 23
Yes 67.4%
Not sure 18.4%
No 11.2%
Other - N/A 3.0%
1018 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much of your translation-related research involves Wikipedia?
By anonymous - featured on May 22
Less than 25% 41.6%
I don't know, but not much 17.3%
25 - 50% 15.2%
None 12.8%
I don't know, but a lot 5.5%
50 - 75% 4.3%
Other 2.0%
75 - 100% 1.4%
1003 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (15)] [View this poll]

My favorite dictionary is:
By anonymous - featured on May 21
Digital/online 72.4%
I don't have a favorite 15.1%
Hard cover 5.6%
Paperback 4.3%
Other 2.5%
943 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (7)] [View this poll]

Do you engage in small talk with some of your clients?
By anonymous - featured on May 20
It depends on the client/culture 45.3%
Yes 31.0%
No 20.6%
Other 3.1%
771 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (11)] [View this poll]

Do you feel some reviewers make changes to translations "just to change something"?
By Eva RUIZ - featured on May 19
Yes, sometimes 58.6%
Yes, almost always 22.1%
I don't know 12.9%
No 5.7%
Other 0.7%
975 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (17)] [View this poll]

How much of your income are you able to put into savings?
By anonymous - featured on May 18
1 - 10% 24.0%
0% 23.4%
10 - 20% 20.0%
20 - 30% 12.9%
40 - 50% 6.4%
30 - 40% 6.0%
50 - 75% 4.8%
75 - 100% 2.4%
1011 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Most of the texts you translate belong to...
By Serena Tutino - featured on May 17
Engineering/technical 22.4%
Other 18.8%
Marketing 15.4%
Law 13.0%
Medical 13.0%
Business/finance 9.9%
Art/literature 3.6%
Fashion 1.9%
Science 1.8%
Psychology 0.1%
1035 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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You accept a new client's job, and then find they have poor feedback from previous translators. You:
By Nadia Said - featured on May 16
Do the job anyway 46.3%
It depends on... (please share) 17.8%
Re-negotiate the conditions of the job 15.5%
Other 13.9%
Reject the job 6.5%
856 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (17)] [View this poll]

In general, how long between submitting your quote on a job and the start of work on that job?
By Ruth Sato - featured on May 15
Hours 31.1%
Other 27.4%
1 - 2 days 22.2%
A few days 12.7%
Longer than a week 4.6%
A week 2.0%
781 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (19)] [View this poll]

As a freelancer, I'm going to…
By anonymous - featured on May 14
Stand out 44.3%
Other 20.5%
Hold out 15.7%
Burn out 9.7%
Wear out 3.9%
Opt out 3.4%
Peter out 2.0%
Back out 0.5%
610 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (2)] [View this poll]

I consider most fellow translators to be:
By anonymous - featured on May 13
A combination of some or all of the above 45.9%
Colleagues 35.9%
Competitors 9.9%
Potential friends 4.3%
Other 3.2%
Mentors 0.9%
697 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (9)] [View this poll]

How do you usually unwind and keep fresh for work?
By Christine Andersen - featured on May 12
A mix of things, nothing defined 55.2%
Walking, exercising, playing sports 20.8%
Reading, listening to music 7.0%
Other 6.5%
Spending time with family/friends 6.2%
Crafts, art, playing music 2.8%
Hobbies, collecting 1.5%
785 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (12)] [View this poll]

How have your rates changed over the past 5 years?
By Leticia Klemetz, CT - featured on May 11
They have increased 43.8%
They have stayed more or less the same 42.0%
I haven't been working for that long yet 8.4%
They have decreased 3.4%
Other 2.4%
858 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (6)] [View this poll]

Which of these two do you prefer to make up your income?
By anonymous - featured on May 10
One or two big clients 53.2%
Various smaller clients 46.8%
901 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (14)] [View this poll]

If you had to work from an office on a desert island which one of the following would you take?
By anonymous - featured on May 9
Other 24.1%
Extra reading material for my down time 23.3%
My music 19.9%
My pet(s) 19.2%
Extra reference material to help with work 13.5%
843 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (14)] [View this poll]

If money were no object, would you still translate for fun?
By anonymous - featured on May 8
Yes 51.0%
Not sure 27.7%
No 18.9%
Other 2.4%
970 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (20)] [View this poll]

On a scale of 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest), how happy are you at work in general?
By anonymous - featured on May 7
4 48.0%
3 25.3%
5 19.4%
2 4.3%
1 3.1%
748 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (8)] [View this poll]

Do you ever follow up with clients who have not contacted you for work in a while?
By anonymous - featured on May 6
No 52.4%
Yes 36.7%
Other 10.9%
645 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (9)] [View this poll]

Which of these most distinguishes you from others working in your language pair?
By anonymous - featured on May 5
My quality 36.9%
My expertise 25.3%
My years of experience 17.6%
Other 16.5%
My web presence 3.7%
802 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (13)] [View this poll]

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