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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 82.6%
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%
943 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 27.6%
40 - 50 16.1%
I don't use a CAT tool 8.8%
50 - 60 5.7%
Before I was 20 3.8%
After I was 60 1.8%
Other - N/A 0.8%
985 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 25.5%
Some or all of the above 21.8%
Other - N/A 19.8%
Been criticized/reprimanded by your client 10.7%
Started receiving less work from your client 7.8%
Lost the client 7.3%
Received less money for the reviewed work 7.1%
616 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 63.6%
Only in some special cases 25.1%
Not usually, no 7.7%
Other - N/A 3.6%
665 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 48.8%
I admit I am fairly easily sidetracked 33.4%
I live my life on the side track 8.6%
It is impossible! 4.7%
Other - N/A 4.5%
740 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 53.1%
Very well, I've never had problems 20.7%
I'm not too good at it yet 14.2%
Other - N/A 7.9%
Not well at all 4.1%
776 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 34.3%
Three times 21.0%
Other - N/A 16.7%
Once 13.1%
Four times 6.2%
Six times or more 3.6%
Never 3.2%
Five times 1.8%
833 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 31.8%
I'm not sure 23.6%
Other - N/A 2.5%
874 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 39.9%
No, and I probably will not 24.7%
Yes, through an organization or association 18.7%
No, but I've been meaning to start 12.7%
Other - N/A 4.0%
827 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 54.7%
No 19.6%
Yes 15.4%
I'd say they are stricter than necessary 6.5%
Other - N/A 3.8%
603 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 28.4%
Frequently 22.7%
Never 20.1%
Sometimes 18.4%
Other - N/A 6.0%
Always 4.5%
648 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 55.2%
Yes 20.6%
No, I just have my email or other contact information 19.8%
Other - N/A 2.8%
I used to, but... (please share) 1.5%
717 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 72.1%
Yes, one or two 16.6%
Yes, some 5.7%
Other - N/A 3.5%
Yes, most of them 1.8%
Yes, all of them 0.3%
884 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have web design experience?
By A. Sercan - featured on Jan 24
No 75.6%
Yes, and I have applied it to my work 13.2%
Yes, but I haven't been able to apply it to my work 8.0%
Other - N/A 3.1%
861 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is your favorite font size when working?
By Heinrich Pesch - featured on Jan 23
10 pt to 12 pt 64.4%
> 12 pt 24.6%
I have no preference 7.6%
Other - N/A 2.6%
< 9 pt 0.8%
879 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you suffer from neck pain, stiff neck or back pain as a result of working as a translator?
By Joanna Sobolewska-Kurpiel - featured on Jan 22
Yes, a bit 41.2%
No 28.2%
Yes, significantly 21.6%
I used to but not anymore 6.0%
Other - N/A 2.9%
953 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you encountered bias against freelancers (vs. full-time employees)?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 21
No 33.4%
I don't think so 32.8%
Yes, socially 13.0%
Yes, both working and socially 11.0%
Other - N/A 5.4%
Yes, while working 4.4%
592 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you find it difficult to say no to new work when you are already busy?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 20
Yes, it can be difficult 56.6%
I used to find it difficult, but not anymore 23.2%
No, not at all 17.2%
Other - N/A 3.0%
638 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you charge interest or penalty fees for late payments?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 19
No, but I would like to 31.6%
No 29.9%
No, and I don't think that would work for me 23.2%
Only with some clients 5.8%
Other - N/A 4.6%
Yes 3.8%
I used to 1.0%
788 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever used the Pomodoro Technique for work?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 18
I don't know what that is 69.3%
No, and I wouldn't 9.1%
No, but I've thought about it 7.0%
Yes, and I still do 6.1%
Yes, but it wasn't for me 6.1%
Other - N/A 2.4%
871 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you spend time updating your TMs?
By Paola Giardina - featured on Jan 17
Never 31.9%
Rarely 18.7%
When a new project comes up 14.7%
Other - N/A 10.3%
When I have free time to do it 9.8%
Sometimes 6.7%
Very frequently 5.0%
When the customer asks me to 2.9%
818 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever decided to definitely not purchase something thanks to a text you translated?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 16
No 70.1%
Yes 24.1%
Other - N/A 5.9%
785 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you adjust your monitor brightness or color based on the time of day?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 15
No, and I probably wouldn't 56.4%
Yes 25.0%
No, but I've thought about trying it 8.0%
Other - N/A 6.5%
No, but I used to 4.0%
872 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever decided to purchase a new product or service thanks to something you translated?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 14
No 54.4%
Yes 40.6%
Other - N/A 4.9%
647 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is your projection for 2019, in terms of work?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 13
It will be better than 2018 49.8%
It will be about the same as 2018 27.4%
I'm indifferent 8.1%
Other - N/A 7.6%
It will be worse than 2018 7.0%
642 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you consider selling your TM(s) to other translators?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 12
No 66.7%
Yes 15.0%
Other - N/A 10.5%
Possibly, but only if... (please share) 7.1%
Yes, and I have/do 0.8%
789 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use online dictionaries you have to pay for?
By Rita Utt - featured on Jan 11
No, only free online dictionaries 66.5%
Yes 13.4%
No, I'm not interested 11.8%
No, but I would like to 5.6%
Other - N/A 2.7%
881 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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For how long have you been translating/interpreting?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 10
Between 10 and 15 years 24.1%
Between 5 and 10 years 21.6%
Between 15 and 20 years 15.2%
Between 20 and 30 years 14.0%
Between 1 and 5 years 13.8%
More than 30 years 7.3%
Less than a year 3.1%
Other - N/A 0.5%
I don't even remember 0.3%
1007 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When was the last time you used a print dictionary or reference?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 9
It's been months or years 24.9%
In the past few months 23.0%
In the past week or so 20.0%
I don't remember 18.4%
Today 10.6%
Never 2.0%
Other - N/A 1.1%
944 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is being undercut by other service providers an issue in the sector in which you work?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 8
Yes 44.9%
I don't know 33.2%
No 18.8%
Other - N/A 3.1%
744 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do currency exchange rates generally work in your favor?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 7
Yes 24.3%
No 22.5%
I'm not sure 20.3%
I don't have to deal with exchange rates 18.7%
Other 8.4%
They work more in favor of my clients 5.7%
630 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many sick days did you have in 2018?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 6
None 45.3%
1 - 5 27.1%
I don't know 9.4%
6 - 12 7.5%
13 - 20 3.4%
More than 30 days 3.4%
Other 2.1%
21 - 30 1.8%
616 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which best describes how you feel about the future of freelance translation?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 5
Optimistic 46.2%
Unsure 20.4%
Skeptical 15.7%
Indifferent 7.6%
Pessimistic 7.1%
Other - N/A 2.9%
814 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How would you rate your work flow for the fourth quarter of 2018?
By samah A. fattah - featured on Jan 4
Good 35.2%
Very good 30.0%
Slow 21.4%
Very slow 9.7%
Other - N/A 3.7%
856 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Of roughly how many words is your average project?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 3
1,000 - 4,000 38.5%
4,000 - 8,000 12.6%
Less than 1,000 11.1%
I don't know 11.0%
Around 1,000 10.8%
8,000 - 15,000 5.8%
Other - N/A 4.9%
15,000 - 20,000 1.4%
20,000 - 30,000 1.3%
30,000 - 50,000 1.0%
More than 100,000 1.0%
50,000 - 100,000 0.6%
799 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use voice recognition software for some or all of your translation work?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 2
No 68.6%
No, but I've been thinking about trying it 20.6%
Yes 9.2%
Other - N/A 1.6%
621 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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We have smart phones and smart homes. Will we have smart translations?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 1
Yes, eventually 26.1%
Yes, we already do 22.7%
I don't know 19.8%
Probably not 17.2%
Definitely not 7.2%
Other - N/A 7.0%
582 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Does the application of Artificial Intelligence to translation worry you?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 31, 2018
Not much 36.9%
No 24.3%
Yes 22.4%
I think it will have a positive impact 11.7%
Other - N/A 4.6%
588 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much of what you translate is online content, or published online?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 30, 2018
I don't know 27.5%
1% - 25% 17.6%
75% - 99% 14.6%
50% - 75% 13.9%
25% - 50% 12.3%
None of it 8.7%
All of it 4.6%
Other - N/A 0.9%
563 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How long did it take you to develop your translation business to a satisfactory level?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 29, 2018
1-2 years 22.0%
I don't know, I'm not there yet 16.8%
2-3 years 16.5%
Less than a year 15.3%
3-4 years 9.6%
More than 5 years 8.4%
4-5 years 6.7%
Other - N/A 4.8%
691 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which do you prefer most: translating, transcreating or tweaking?
By Vi Pukite - featured on Dec 28, 2018
Translating 78.7%
Transcreating 8.7%
I don't know 3.9%
Other - N/A 3.5%
It depends on... (please share) 3.2%
Tweaking 2.0%
715 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you enjoy working with client-specific CAT tools?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 27, 2018
I hate them 26.5%
I don't mind 25.2%
I have never used them 17.4%
It depends on... (please share) 15.6%
I quite like them 9.5%
Other - N/A 5.8%
634 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What would you do if a regular client asked for a price reduction?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 26, 2018
I would try to negotiate 50.2%
I would not accept 24.3%
I'd accept, provided they send more work 19.0%
Other - N/A 6.5%
538 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you on a first-name basis with most or all of your clients?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 25, 2018
Yes 72.8%
No 18.0%
Other - N/A 9.2%
545 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think that a glass of wine is a useful translation tool?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 24, 2018
No 59.8%
Sometimes 19.3%
Yes 8.2%
I don't know 7.5%
It depends on... (please share) 2.6%
Other - N/A 2.5%
570 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Has your workload increased or decreased so far in December compared to other months?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 23, 2018
About the same 32.7%
Decreased slightly 19.0%
Decreased a lot 17.0%
Increased a lot 12.8%
Increased slightly 12.8%
Other - N/A 5.8%
554 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you sending out Christmas/New Year greetings to clients this year?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 22, 2018
No 47.2%
Yes 21.7%
Never have, never will 16.5%
Not sure yet 11.2%
Other - N/A 3.4%
705 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much translation do you typically produce in an hour, not including final proofing?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 21, 2018
300-399 words 20.3%
It depends on... (please share) 17.7%
400-499 words 14.7%
Over 600 words 14.7%
Less than 300 words 14.2%
500-599 words 10.3%
I don't know 6.8%
Other - N/A 1.3%
780 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Has the cost of living in your area changed over this past year?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 20, 2018
Yes, it has gone up some 48.5%
Yes, it has gone up a lot 26.9%
Not that I have noticed 19.6%
No 2.4%
Other - N/A 1.9%
Yes, it has gone down some 0.7%
Yes, it has gone down a lot 0.0%
997 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you made any specific work plans for 2019?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 18, 2018
I don't plan from year to year 32.5%
Yes (please share) 19.8%
No, but I probably will 17.8%
No, but I probably won't 14.9%
I've made plans to make plans, but nothing specific yet 10.5%
Other - N/A 4.5%
736 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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