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How optimistic are you about your translation business in 2020?
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Work-wise, my week this week is:
By anonymous - featured on 08:10
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Work-wise, today is:
By anonymous - featured on Aug 4
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With work-related software updates:
By anonymous - featured on Aug 3
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When are you usually most focused and productive?
By Afef Kadi - featured on Jul 31
Morning to midday 32.3%
Early morning 23.0%
I don't know/it differs too much from day to day 15.1%
At night 11.8%
In the afternoon 10.4%
In the evening 7.4%
1157 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you clean up around your workspace?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 28
Just when things really start to pile up/get messy 43.2%
Weekly 23.6%
Daily 20.8%
Almost never 5.8%
More than once a day 3.5%
Other (please share) 3.1%
708 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you received financial support from your government due to the Covid-19 economic crisis?
By Maria Pia Giuseppina Nuzzolese - featured on Jul 27
No 69.5%
Yes 28.9%
Not yet, but I will 1.6%
774 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you currently learning a new language?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 25
No 48.4%
Yes (please share) 27.9%
No, but I've been thinking about it 23.7%
969 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In general, how long after you wake up in the morning before you are at work translating?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 23
About an hour 35.3%
It varies widely from day to day 19.3%
A couple of hours 17.1%
Less than half an hour 14.8%
Almost immediately 7.8%
A few hours 3.7%
Other 1.2%
I don't know 0.9%
1006 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When translating, how often do you turn one sentence into two, or vice versa?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 21
Sometimes 53.2%
Rarely 18.7%
Often 13.7%
I don't really pay attention to that 6.3%
I depends heavily on... (please share) 3.7%
Never 2.8%
Other - N/A 1.5%
780 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In the course of your career, how many serious problems or disputes have you had with clients?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 20
2 - 5 35.4%
None 33.9%
One 20.2%
I don't know 4.0%
5 - 10 3.8%
More than ten 2.2%
Other 0.5%
554 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you written a translation-related article?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 19
No, and I would not want to 36.8%
No, but I would like to 35.6%
Yes, more than one 9.4%
Yes, one 8.6%
Other - N/A 6.0%
Yes, but it has not been published 3.6%
500 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Over the past year, the rates I charge have:
By anonymous - featured on Jul 18
Remained the same 65.8%
Risen 20.3%
Dropped 9.7%
Other - N/A 4.2%
670 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Translation in the year 2049:
By anonymous - featured on Jul 17
Will be greatly different from now 54.2%
Will be somewhat different from now 26.5%
Will not exist 11.0%
Other 4.8%
Will be the same as it is now 3.6%
1092 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The project I am working on right now came from:
By anonymous - featured on Jul 14
A large translation company 26.1%
I'm not working on anything at the moment 24.4%
A small translation company 22.9%
A large end client 11.4%
A small end client/individual 9.0%
Other 3.3%
A non-profit/volunteer work 2.8%
754 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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So far in 2020, I have invested in:
By anonymous - featured on Jul 13
Nothing 29.6%
More than one of these 22.9%
Training / industry events 13.5%
Marketing / Memberships 12.8%
Software 9.5%
Hardware 8.2%
Other (please share) 3.5%
608 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you find it difficult to keep up with the speed at which most clients require work completed?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 12
Sometimes 49.9%
Not really 26.3%
Not at all 11.8%
Yes 9.0%
Other - N/A 2.9%
543 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In comparison with 2019, the work volume I have received this year has:
By anonymous - featured on Jul 11
Decreased 46.2%
Been about the same 22.2%
Increased 21.9%
I'm not sure 5.3%
Other - N/A 4.3%
693 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Financially, for me, the first half of 2020 was:
By anonymous - featured on Jul 10
Decent 25.5%
Not very good 23.1%
Good 22.7%
Terrible 16.1%
Excellent 11.1%
Other - N/A 0.8%
I don't know 0.6%
831 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Overall, I am happy about the current state of my career.
By anonymous - featured on Jul 9
Semi-true 42.8%
True 36.7%
False 20.5%
804 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think you are someone's favorite translator?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 8
Yes 35.4%
Probably 22.4%
Possibly 18.5%
No 11.3%
Probably not 4.9%
I know for sure that I am 4.8%
Other - N/A 2.7%
816 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How far in advance are you currently booked?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 7
Not at all 42.1%
A day or two, or a few 28.1%
A week or so 16.0%
A few weeks 6.8%
A month 2.3%
A couple of months 2.1%
Several months or more 1.4%
A few months 1.2%
768 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In light of recent world events, my choice to work in this profession has been...
By anonymous - featured on Jul 6
reaffirmed 41.2%
not affected at all 25.9%
I haven't thought about it 16.8%
undermined 12.4%
Other - N/A 3.7%
588 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you observe your local holidays?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 5
It depends on my workload 36.6%
No 26.5%
Sometimes 20.2%
Yes 15.7%
Other - N/A 1.0%
599 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The ideal number of computer monitors for translation work is:
By anonymous - featured on Jul 4
Two 53.3%
One 35.1%
Three 8.6%
Other 2.0%
Four 1.0%
734 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Currently, my top client represents:
By anonymous - featured on Jul 3
50 - 75% of my income 28.0%
25 - 50% of my income 21.8%
75 - 99% of my income 21.4%
10 - 25% of my income 9.1%
100% of my income 7.5%
Other 6.9%
Less than 10% of my income 5.3%
696 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) started, has it ever been an issue with clients?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 2
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Do you publicly post your rates to potential clients?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 1
No 52.9%
Yes 33.2%
I used to, but not anymore 9.9%
Other - N/A 4.0%
754 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have any of your clients delayed payment "due to Covid-19"?
By Elías Sauza - featured on Jun 30
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How far back to "business as usual" are things where you live with regards to the pandemic?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 29
50 - 80% 33.1%
25 - 50% 21.1%
80 - 99% 16.0%
10 - 25% 9.8%
100% 8.4%
Is a negative percentage a possible answer? 4.4%
1 - 10% 3.6%
0% 3.6%
664 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do most of your clients consider translation a necessity or a "luxury"?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 27
A necessity 55.4%
I don't know 36.7%
A luxury 4.9%
Other - N/A 3.0%
659 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you use escrow with your clients?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 26
Never 84.1%
Rarely 8.3%
Sometimes 5.9%
Often 1.1%
Always 0.5%
611 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many active regular clients do you generally have?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 25
2 - 5 57.7%
6 - 10 19.7%
Just one 8.0%
None yet 7.7%
11 - 16 4.6%
17 - 25 1.2%
More than 25 1.2%
1189 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you "check in" with clients when they are not actively sending you work?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 22
Never 37.6%
Not very often 26.3%
Sometimes 24.2%
Only when... (please share) 6.2%
Yes, always or almost always 5.8%
708 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When working, I pay attention to notifications on my phone:
By anonymous - featured on Jun 20
Frequently 30.2%
Always 27.7%
Every now and then 25.9%
Almost never 7.4%
Never 5.3%
Other - N/A 3.5%
692 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much of your necessary income do translation and/or other linguistic services provide?
By John Holloway - featured on Jun 19
75 - 100% of my necessary income 66.7%
Less than 25% of my necessary income 14.9%
50 - 75% of my necessary income 9.3%
25 - 50% of my necessary income 9.1%
717 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you tend to wake up earlier when you've got ongoing work?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 18
Yes 63.9%
No 23.3%
It depends on... (please share) 12.8%
812 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you consider your CAT tool(s) more of an investment, or more of an expense?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 17
Investment 63.0%
Expense 17.3%
I haven't really thought about it 7.9%
Neither/Other 6.7%
N/A 5.0%
774 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Has the pandemic changed the way you plan to do business in the future?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 16
Not really 35.4%
I'm not sure 25.8%
Not at all 20.1%
Yes (please share) 18.7%
972 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How would you rate your internet habits when not working?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 13
Somewhat healthy 36.9%
Healthy 28.3%
Somewhat unhealthy 23.9%
I'm a mess 7.8%
Other - N/A 3.1%
653 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many of the services which you use personally do you contract/purchase online?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 12
A few of them 23.6%
Some of them 22.2%
Most of them 17.6%
None of them 15.1%
A lot of them 12.8%
All of them 8.7%
517 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much of your work is received online?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 11
All of it 74.3%
Most of it 14.5%
A lot of it 5.7%
Only a small portion of it 3.1%
None of it 2.5%
809 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In the rest of this year, I predict my business will:
By anonymous - featured on Jun 10
Remain about the same 40.6%
Grow 32.8%
Decrease 19.9%
Other - N/A 6.7%
815 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which of these most positively affects your productivity?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 9
The promise of more incoming work 21.8%
A tight deadline 19.8%
Immediate payment upon delivery 14.4%
None of these make me more productive 14.4%
Being able to take time off when I'm done 11.5%
Music 9.5%
A nice cup of coffee/tea or similar beverage 8.6%
807 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you able to resolve technical, software or hardware issues yourself?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 5
Some of them, yes 38.7%
Yes, a majority 32.3%
I need help with most issues 13.4%
Yes, entirely 13.0%
I need help with all issues 1.9%
Other - N/A 0.6%
790 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I do my invoicing at the end of every month. What about you?
By Sylvie LE BRAS - featured on Jun 4
At the end of the month 42.0%
It depends on the client 30.7%
After each project 20.1%
It depends on... (please share) 3.8%
Other (please share) 1.9%
Every week 1.1%
In the middle of the month 0.5%
798 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In general, I work best...
By anonymous - featured on Jun 3
When I can work on a project over several days or even weeks 32.9%
In longer, more concentrated periods 31.7%
In short bursts 18.1%
When I can start and finish in the same sitting 9.3%
Other (please share) 7.9%
706 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you felt the need to lower your rates in response to the economic crisis?
By Christopher & Rozilene Frye - featured on Jun 2
No 72.7%
Yes 18.5%
Other - N/A 5.7%
I've actually done the opposite 3.1%
802 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I most often mentally categorize my work...
By anonymous - featured on Jun 1
You have not voted on this poll.
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Did you have continuing professional development (CPD) plans for this year that had to be cancelled?
By anonymous - featured on May 31
No 47.0%
I had no CPD plans for the year 28.1%
Yes 16.2%
Yes, but I've made adjustments to get that CPD by other methods 8.7%
506 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In terms of business, I consider myself:
By anonymous - featured on May 30
An expert 38.5%
Semi-experienced 34.6%
A beginner 10.4%
Lacking in experience, but confident enough to come across as an expert 9.7%
Other (please share) 6.7%
729 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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