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What do you usually do when you receive a job with a very low rate?
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Your strategy against inflation/exchange rate fluctuations is...
By Alan Corbo, CT - featured on 08:10
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Have you ever applied Feng Shui in your office/work station?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 19
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Do you consider the country you are currently living as your home?
By Egmont Schröder - featured on Apr 18
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Are you aware of and prepared for the the European Union's GDPR?
By Paulo Caldeira - featured on Apr 17
I don't know 46.9%
No preparation is needed on my part 21.1%
Yes, I am aware but not prepared 19.2%
Other (please share) 6.9%
Yes, I am aware and prepared 5.9%
796 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What would most surprise St Jerome if he were to look at translation today?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 16
The technology involved 51.0%
The quickness with which most things get translated 15.5%
Other (please share) 12.8%
The number of translators 8.0%
The things that get translated 7.5%
The money involved in translation 5.1%
624 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you make time for your partner when you're busy?
By Adél Durst - featured on Apr 15
It's not a problem/my partner understands what I do 40.8%
I don't have a partner 26.7%
I alter my working hours 14.9%
Other (please share) 6.3%
It's not a problem/my partner does what I do too 5.3%
I don't know 4.6%
Actually, my partner left me because of my job 1.2%
Actually, I left my partner because of my job 0.3%
606 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Every freelancer needs their own office.
By anonymous - featured on Apr 14
True 39.5%
It depends on... (please share) 30.6%
False 29.9%
846 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What internet speed do you NEED to be efficient as a translator?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 13
I don't know 32.9%
100 Mbps or more 13.6%
Between 50 and 100 Mbps 12.5%
I'm OK with under 10 Mbps 10.5%
Around 10 Mbps is fine 9.7%
Between 25 and 50 Mbps 9.1%
Between 10 and 25 Mbps 8.5%
Other 3.1%
845 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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"April showers bring..."
By anonymous - featured on Apr 12
No change in my workload 49.5%
More work 28.1%
Less work 13.0%
Other (please share) 9.4%
848 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Does the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) concern you?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 11
I don't even know what that is 45.1%
Not really 26.3%
Yes 15.3%
Not at all 8.7%
Other 4.6%
849 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How would you rate the first quarter of 2018, work-wise?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 10
Very good 21.2%
Good 20.1%
Average 17.4%
Not too good 16.1%
Excellent 15.7%
Terrible 7.4%
I don't know 2.1%
1018 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I tend to eat:
By anonymous - featured on Apr 9
Less when I am busy with work 37.8%
About the same whether I'm busy or not 33.5%
More when I am busy with work 14.9%
I don't know, I'm too busy working to check 9.4%
Other 4.4%
746 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you avoid watching the dubbed version of a film or show when possible?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 8
Yes 61.5%
I don't mind dubbing 15.5%
It depends on... (please share) 11.1%
Other 6.3%
I prefer the show/film be dubbed 5.7%
633 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you find it difficult to stay up to date with news and tech related to your work?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 7
Not really 40.5%
I don't really try to stay up to date 25.5%
Yes 15.9%
No 15.1%
Other 3.0%
807 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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My workload right now is:
By anonymous - featured on Apr 6
Pretty full 28.1%
Comfortable 26.7%
A bit on the light side 20.2%
What workload? 13.0%
Too much to handle 9.6%
Other 2.4%
983 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever submitted a translation test and received no reply?
By Osama Elalwany - featured on Apr 5
Yes 77.7%
No 22.3%
919 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you make a good language teacher?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 4
I am/have been a good language teacher 35.1%
I don't think so 28.9%
I think so 14.5%
I don't know 11.0%
I am/have been a language teacher, and no 8.4%
Other 2.1%
956 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which do you usually find more enjoyable, the start or the end of a project?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 3
The end 43.9%
Never thought about it 29.0%
The start 21.0%
Other 6.1%
824 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many regular clients do you have at the moment?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 2
4 - 6 33.1%
3 17.5%
2 13.1%
7 - 10 12.1%
None 9.1%
1 7.9%
16 or more 4.0%
11 - 15 3.1%
718 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you a member of a local translators/interpreters association?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 1
No 60.6%
Yes 27.5%
There are none where I live 9.2%
Other 2.7%
663 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would it be difficult for you to fit in culturally in your source language's country/countries?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 31
No -- I've done it 42.7%
No 30.8%
Not sure 14.3%
Yes 5.0%
Yes -- I've tried 3.8%
Other 3.4%
740 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Translating without a CAT tool can produce equal quality at equal productivity as with a CAT tool.
By José Mariño - featured on Mar 30
Agree on quality, not productivity 41.1%
Disagree 29.8%
Agree 14.5%
I don't know 9.1%
Agree on productivity, not quality 5.5%
880 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you be interested in a translator group buy for laptops or PCs?
By Anne Lee - featured on Mar 29
No 46.0%
Maybe 33.6%
Yes 20.4%
842 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever had to deliver late due to technical difficulties on your end?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 28
Yes 54.3%
No 35.4%
I don't remember 10.3%
901 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What would you do if working as a freelance translator was suddenly no longer possible?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 27
Look for another job you're qualified to do 57.9%
Other - N/A 11.8%
Take time off to reassess your priorities 11.4%
Study/ train for an alternative career 10.8%
Take early retirement 4.6%
Become a full-time housewife/-husband 3.5%
895 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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My household's monthly budget is approximately:
By anonymous - featured on Mar 26
1,000 - 2,000 USD 22.2%
500 - 1,000 USD 17.6%
I don't know 17.5%
2,000 - 3,000 USD 14.4%
< 500 USD 10.5%
3,000 - 4,000 USD 7.4%
> 6,000 USD 4.1%
4,000 - 5,000 USD 3.9%
5,000 - 6,000 USD 2.4%
675 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think it is important to work with more than one CAT tool to get more work?
By José Mariño - featured on Mar 25
Yes 41.3%
No 37.6%
I don't know 10.8%
It depends on... (please share) 10.2%
675 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How would you rate your email signature?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 24
It's pretty good 34.7%
I don't have one 31.3%
It could use some work 13.7%
I don't know 9.8%
It's excellent 9.0%
It's a bit of a mess 1.5%
796 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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You get the same text to translate from two separate clients. You:
By anonymous - featured on Mar 23
Say nothing about it to either client 51.0%
Notify both clients 22.0%
Other 19.1%
Notify just one of the two clients 7.9%
847 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a linguistic background?
By Elisa Bianco - featured on Mar 22
Yes 65.4%
No 19.1%
Partially 12.7%
Other - N/A 2.7%
998 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Has a client ever cancelled a project before the deadline but after you had finished the work?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 21
No 61.0%
Yes, once 23.8%
Yes, more than once 15.2%
933 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use an automatic "out of office" reply when you go on holidays or are otherwise unavailable?
By Sandrine Zérouali - featured on Mar 20
No 45.0%
Yes 33.5%
It depends 19.3%
Other 2.1%
988 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever gotten bored while working on a project?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 19
Yes, sometimes 39.6%
Yes, occasionally 25.4%
Yes, often 23.2%
No 7.7%
I don't remember 2.1%
Yes, once 2.0%
757 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you publish your rates on your website/online profiles?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 18
No 55.8%
Yes 29.6%
No, but I used to 10.2%
Other 4.4%
706 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which of these do you find most stressful?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 17
Working against short deadlines 25.9%
Getting no project offers for a while 19.8%
Chasing late payments 14.1%
Getting too many project offers at once 12.4%
Resolving hardware or software issues 10.2%
Marketing / Finding new clients 6.9%
None of the above are stressful for me 3.5%
Starting with a new CAT tool or other software 3.3%
Administrative tasks 3.3%
Negotiating with new clients 0.6%
884 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you stand up from your desk while working?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 16
Once or twice an hour 40.7%
Not sure - not often 33.7%
Not sure - but it's often 13.8%
Other 4.7%
Every ten or fifteen minutes 4.3%
I work standing, ask me how often I sit down! 2.8%
934 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many computers/devices do you work on regularly?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 15
Just one 52.0%
Two 36.3%
Three 7.7%
Four 2.4%
Other - N/A 0.8%
Seven or more 0.5%
Five 0.2%
Six 0.1%
1000 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many messages do you usually keep in your inbox?
By Natalia Pedrosa - featured on Mar 14
More than 1,000 32.2%
I don't know 22.5%
0 - 10 15.2%
10 - 50 9.8%
200 - 500 4.8%
50 - 100 4.6%
500 - 1,000 4.0%
100 - 200 3.9%
Other 3.0%
967 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In your opinion, which is the ideal age to become a freelance translator?
By tilak raj - featured on Mar 13
I don't know 26.2%
Between 21 and 26 22.8%
Between 27 and 30 18.2%
Between 31 and 45 14.0%
Other - N/A 9.1%
After you turn 46 3.4%
Before you turn 20 2.9%
Between 36 and 40 2.1%
Between 41 and 45 1.3%
1046 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use printer in your office?
By tilak raj - featured on Mar 12
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My dream project would be in/for:
By anonymous - featured on Mar 11
Any large or well-paid project 26.4%
A combination of some or all of the above 20.5%
Books /Arts 15.5%
High-level international organizations 10.7%
Movies / TV 8.7%
Other 8.7%
I have no idea 3.9%
None 2.5%
Government, national or local 2.3%
Projects offered by friends or family 0.7%
689 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you do when you receive a message in a language you don't know?
By Natalia Pedrosa - featured on Mar 10
I don't know, it's never happened 47.5%
I reply in one of my other languages 25.2%
Other (please share) 11.9%
I do not reply, I consider it rude 9.1%
I reply in my native language 6.2%
832 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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My CV is:
By anonymous - featured on Mar 9
Two pages long 47.5%
A page long 27.9%
Three pages long 11.4%
Four or more pages in length 6.1%
Less than a page long 2.8%
Other 2.5%
I don't have a CV 1.7%
987 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Has a client ever sent you a message or file which was not intended for you?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 8
Yes 58.9%
No 29.4%
I don't remember 11.7%
941 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever accidentally sent a personal photo, instant message, or email to a client?
By Jessica Noyes - featured on Mar 7
No 71.6%
Not to my knowledge 19.1%
Yes 9.3%
969 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever felt your work as a translator was underestimated because of your gender?
By Susana E. Cano Méndez - featured on Mar 6
No (I'm a woman) 52.7%
No (I'm a man) 32.4%
Yes (I'm a woman) 8.6%
Other 4.5%
Yes (I'm a man) 1.8%
980 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many books on average do you read for leisure per month?
By Brita Fiess - featured on Mar 5
1-3 54.0%
None 29.4%
Other 7.6%
4-6 5.7%
7- 10 2.2%
More than 10 1.2%
741 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think freelancers are generally more, or less, socially inept than the rest?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 4
I've never thought about it 31.0%
I don't know 26.4%
More socially inept 15.6%
Less socially inept 13.9%
Other 13.0%
639 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What would you be doing right now, if not working?
By Nina Snoj - featured on Mar 3
Resting 25.6%
Other 18.8%
Reading 14.6%
Exercising 11.0%
Cleaning 9.4%
Studying 7.3%
Marketing 5.2%
Cooking/eating 4.7%
Invoicing 3.4%
849 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you find any linguistic beauty in technical translations?
By Susanna Martoni - featured on Mar 2
It depends 32.0%
Yes 27.6%
No 19.4%
I've never thought about it / I don't know 19.3%
Other 1.7%
918 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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