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Two clients offer identical-sized jobs at the same time. You can only pick one, how do you choose?
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Do you use a special salutation at the end of emails for different countries?
By Natalia Pedrosa - featured on 08:10
It depends more on the email or the person I am addressing 40.3%
No, I use the same salutation for all my emails 38.7%
Yes (please share) 11.3%
Other 5.1%
I don't use any salutation at the end of emails 4.5%
573 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Does your job as a translator at home interfere with family life?
By Irène Guinez - featured on Aug 17
Yes, but not much 38.5%
No 37.4%
Yes, a lot 18.0%
Other - N/A 4.1%
I don't work at home 2.1%
712 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever been mistaken for a native speaker of your second (or third, etc.) language?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 16
Yes, but rarely 34.0%
No 30.0%
Yes, it happens a lot 25.7%
I don't know 8.0%
Other - N/A 2.3%
686 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you attach a cover letter when you apply for a job?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 15
Yes 36.6%
No 31.3%
It depends on... (please share) 21.4%
Other - N/A 10.8%
651 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What time do you usually get to bed?
By conejo - featured on Aug 14
11:00 pm - 12:59 am 47.7%
9:00 pm - 10:59 pm 23.7%
1:00 am - 2:59 am 14.7%
I'm all over the place, different every day 6.1%
3 am- 6 am 3.3%
Before 9 pm 2.3%
Other 1.4%
After 6 am 0.7%
814 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When translating, have you ever created your own neologism(s)?
By Barbara Carrara - featured on Aug 13
No 44.2%
Sort of (please share) 18.7%
I'm not sure what that is 16.5%
Yes (please share) 15.4%
Other - N/A 5.2%
534 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you approach a large single file to be translated over several days or weeks?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 12
Go through the entire text first and then check 40.8%
Finalize a certain portion each day 19.9%
Split it into portions to finalize in stages 16.0%
It depends 13.0%
Just translate and never check 4.7%
Other 4.5%
I never work on such projects 1.0%
507 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you regularly work with an external proofreader?
By Irène Guinez - featured on Aug 11
No 68.0%
Only from time to time 19.7%
Yes 9.5%
Other 2.8%
716 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much of your working time is devoted to actual translation? (First draft, without proofreading)
By anonymous - featured on Aug 10
More than 80% 29.7%
70-80% 29.3%
60-70% 14.9%
I don't know 8.6%
Less than 50% 7.6%
50-60% 7.5%
Other 2.3%
696 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think freelancers are generally happier than other types of professional?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 9
Yes 42.8%
I don't know 39.9%
No 17.3%
776 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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On average, how many potential clients who contact you turn into actual clients?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 8
1 out of 10 17.2%
Fewer than 10% of them 15.7%
2 out of 10 12.2%
Other 11.9%
5 out of 10 9.7%
3 out of 10 9.3%
4 out of 10 7.0%
7 out of 10 4.3%
8 out of 10 3.9%
6 out of 10 3.3%
All of them 3.0%
9 out of 10 2.6%
699 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you take days off for personal circumstances, do you tell the reason to your clients?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 7
It depends mostly on the client 35.6%
No 33.1%
It depends mostly on the reason 20.8%
Yes 6.7%
Other 3.8%
792 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much have you invested in making your own website?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 6
I don't have a website 57.2%
Less than 200 EUR 15.0%
Nothing, it was free 12.9%
Between 200 and 500 EUR 4.6%
More than 1,000 EUR 3.3%
Between 500 and 1,000 EUR 3.1%
Other 2.9%
I don't know 1.0%
612 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you prefer to invoice?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 5
Issue my own invoice 67.5%
Use a client's management system 11.8%
It depends on... (please share) 10.0%
Use a client-provided template 5.0%
Other 3.0%
I don't invoice 2.8%
541 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Does having children affect your work capacity?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 4
Other - N/A 40.8%
Yes 28.0%
Not really 13.4%
Yes, but only at first 9.4%
Not at all 8.5%
650 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever lost a potential job because of a personal or a family activity/emergency?
By Sadek_A - featured on Aug 3
Yes, once or twice 30.6%
Yes, few times 28.1%
No, never 21.4%
I'm not sure 10.7%
Yes, lots of times 9.2%
739 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have your translations ever been marked as poor by a non-native proofreader?
By esther tanuadji - featured on Aug 2
No 72.9%
Yes 27.1%
700 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many days do you work in an average month?
By Marc Sejourné - featured on Aug 1
20 - 25 days 49.6%
Every day 21.6%
15 - 20 days 12.5%
10 - 15 days 4.9%
I don't know 4.8%
Other 3.5%
10 days or fewer 2.9%
790 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you work as usual on your birthday?
By Natalie Soper - featured on Jul 31
Yes 57.2%
It depends on... (please share) 24.5%
No 17.1%
Other 1.2%
829 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How should we charge for post editing of machine translation?
By Nadine Epstein - featured on Jul 30
Something between regular and proofreading fees 31.0%
Refuse those jobs 29.9%
Regular fee 20.4%
Proofreading fee 7.5%
It depends on... (please share) 6.4%
Other 4.9%
613 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When was the last time you gave out a business card?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 29
Never 33.8%
I can't remember 22.6%
Very recently 18.0%
In the last year or so 12.8%
It's been more than a year 12.8%
562 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In which of these areas would you feel most comfortable giving a class to aspiring translators?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 28
Translation theory and practice 35.2%
Other - N/A 26.0%
Translation business issues 20.0%
Translation software 13.6%
Translation client acquisition 5.2%
631 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think your language pair is "saturated"?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 27
No 30.6%
Yes 29.6%
It depends on the field 28.3%
I don't know 11.5%
810 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The least interesting part of my job is...
By anonymous - featured on Jul 26
Resolving technical issues 29.2%
Accounting/invoicing 19.9%
Doing administrative tasks 19.1%
Proofreading my translations 9.9%
Marketing 8.9%
Other 8.0%
Negotiating or coordinating with clients 5.1%
729 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If I had no work to do tomorrow, I would feel:
By anonymous - featured on Jul 25
Relieved 28.4%
Worried 24.3%
Indifferent 19.6%
Content 16.4%
Other 7.8%
Panicked 3.4%
830 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When do you take your main vacation for the year?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 24
It varies from year to year 29.2%
I do not generally take long breaks 27.2%
In the middle part of the year 26.0%
Other 7.0%
Towards the end of the year 6.6%
In the first part of the year 4.0%
773 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the proportion of final users of translation / interpreting services among your customers?
By Caroline Riera-Darsalia - featured on Jul 23
Less than 15% 45.3%
I don't know 24.1%
15% - 30% 11.3%
75% - 100% 8.6%
30% - 50% 5.5%
50% - 75% 5.1%
547 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have any of your regular clients asked you to reduce your rates this year?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 22
No 71.8%
Yes, but I did not 10.1%
I actually raised my rates this year 7.3%
Yes, and I did 6.9%
Other 3.1%
No, but I did 0.9%
577 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many work-related browser tabs do you have open at the moment?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 21
2 - 5 44.6%
6 - 9 20.3%
Just one 12.6%
None 11.5%
10 - 15 6.9%
More than 20 (please share!) 2.1%
16 - 20 2.0%
713 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I upgrade my software...
By anonymous - featured on Jul 20
Only when it is absolutely necessary 40.4%
As soon as updates are made available 21.7%
A while after updates are made available 19.8%
It depends on... (please share) 13.5%
Never 2.3%
Other 2.3%
742 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think working as a translator has had a considerable impact on your reading speed?
By Marcel Gomez - featured on Jul 19
Yes 41.0%
No 35.6%
I'm not sure 23.4%
815 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The best way to relax after a long and intense job is to...
By Milena Taylor - featured on Jul 18
Go for a walk / swim 33.0%
Go to sleep 22.4%
Watch a movie / TV 14.6%
Other (please share) 13.9%
Visit with friends / family 8.5%
Read a book 5.8%
Start another project 1.8%
827 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Where do you get most of your books?
By Rosa Grau (X) - featured on Jul 17
From online bookshops 33.5%
From traditional bookshops 28.5%
From e-downloads 16.1%
Other (please share) 10.9%
From public libraries 6.7%
From other people 3.1%
From university libraries 1.2%
771 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Does the low-cost sector in translation business worry you?
By Wolfgang Vogt - featured on Jul 16
Yes 55.2%
No 30.9%
Haven't thought about it 13.8%
686 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever resented having to learn/speak a language?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 15
No 73.8%
Yes 11.2%
Not resented, but disliked 10.1%
Other 5.0%
564 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you have a business website, have you made any changes to make it GDPR compliant?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 14
Other - N/A 39.0%
No, it doesn't affect me 26.7%
No, I'm not sure if I have to 13.3%
Yes 13.2%
No, but I'm planning to 7.8%
577 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you believe a non native speaker should proofread your translation?
By Isabelita Echevarria Prengel - featured on Jul 13
No 61.3%
It depends on ... (please share) 23.2%
I don't mind 12.9%
Other - N/A 2.6%
815 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you provide references if a new client requests them?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 12
Yes 42.7%
No 21.4%
It depends on... (please share) 16.5%
Not sure, it's never happened 15.0%
Other 4.4%
780 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is there such thing as a "loyal client"?
By samah A. fattah - featured on Jul 11
Yes 61.3%
I don't know 21.2%
No 15.3%
Other 2.2%
786 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is there a union for translators in your country?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 10
Yes, but I'm not a member 36.2%
I don't know 21.4%
No, but if there was, I'd join it 12.9%
Yes, and I'm a member 12.7%
No, and I don't think it would be helpful 11.2%
Other (please share) 4.0%
No, but I'd like to help form one 1.6%
743 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many TMs do you usually use (excluding those provided by clients)?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 9
1 28.2%
Other 26.0%
2 17.7%
5 or more 15.3%
3 7.3%
4 5.5%
600 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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For book translations, do you charge less than your regular non-book rate?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 8
I don't do those, but wouldn't charge less 28.7%
No, I charge the same or more 20.3%
Other (please share) 15.5%
I don't do those, but might charge less if I did 14.9%
Yes, I do/have done so, up to 20% less 9.4%
Yes, I do/have done so, up to 40% less 3.8%
I did in the past, but don't charge less now 2.9%
I might charge less if... (please share) 2.9%
Yes, I do/have done so, more than 40% less 1.7%
478 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever suffered from occupational burnout as a result of your activity as a translator?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 7
No, never 59.0%
Yes, recently (less than 5 years ago) 31.7%
Yes, some time ago (more than 5 years ago) 9.3%
685 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you get to speak your source language?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 6
Daily 48.8%
Not very often at all 26.8%
At least once a week 13.5%
At least once a month 5.8%
Never 2.7%
Other 2.4%
898 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you incorporated new payment methods for your clients in the last two years?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 5
No 73.7%
Yes 26.3%
741 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have any office equipment that would now be considered obsolete, or almost obsolete?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 4
No 49.4%
I don't know 25.4%
Yes (please share) 25.1%
696 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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My client-negotiating skills are:
By anonymous - featured on Jul 3
Adequate 34.3%
Good 27.3%
I don't know 14.3%
Poor 14.2%
Excellent 8.3%
Other 1.6%
798 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever lost a project by not following the client's instructions?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 2
No 77.8%
I don't know 10.4%
Yes 8.0%
No, but I know of people who have 3.8%
627 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you keep plants around your workspace?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 1
Yes 36.6%
No, I don't want to 26.6%
No, but I'd like to 21.0%
No, I can't 8.2%
Other 7.6%
620 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many times do you proofread your translations?
By Irène Guinez - featured on Jun 30
Once 37.7%
Twice 30.5%
It depends on... (please share) 16.5%
Three times 7.8%
More than three times 4.6%
Zero times 2.9%
832 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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