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How old were you when you did your first paid translation?
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How many payment methods do you provide for clients?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 27
2 49.6%
3 22.0%
Just one 18.9%
4 5.5%
5 1.5%
Other 1.5%
More than 7 0.5%
7 0.3%
6 0.2%
1134 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever been commissioned the translation of a book for personal use?
By texjax DDS PhD - featured on Apr 26
No 81.9%
Yes, once 10.0%
Yes, more than once 4.4%
Other 3.7%
992 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Where do you most prefer to work?
By Emre Demiray - featured on Apr 25
Home 82.3%
Office 8.1%
Other 2.2%
No preference 2.1%
Cafes 1.6%
Coworking places 1.6%
Library 1.1%
Outdoors 1.1%
1139 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you organize your TMs?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 24
A combination of these options 21.9%
By client 16.1%
I don't have TMs 15.9%
By language pair 13.7%
I don't organize them 12.7%
By field/subject 10.7%
By project 5.5%
Other 3.3%
By date 0.2%
853 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Among your clients, do you notice a tendency towards shorter deadlines?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 23
Not really 34.7%
Yes 26.3%
Some 19.7%
No 16.2%
Other 3.0%
760 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many non-disclosure agreements have you signed in your career?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 22
Fewer than twenty 46.2%
Between twenty and fifty 20.6%
I don't know 15.1%
Between fifty and a hundred 5.8%
Hundreds 4.0%
I am not at liberty to disclose that information 4.0%
None 3.3%
Thousands 1.0%
946 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you value most about membership in a professional translators' association?
By Angus Stewart - featured on Apr 21
I am not a member of any association 42.5%
Accreditation 16.9%
Client exposure 14.4%
Networking opportunities 14.0%
Other 7.0%
CPD opportunities 2.2%
Industry news 2.2%
Fringe benefits (e.g. discounts) 0.8%
968 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you found any benefits from using LinkedIn?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 20
No 43.2%
Not sure 21.3%
Yes 18.4%
I don't use it 15.3%
Other 1.8%
1154 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you part of a local network of translators where you live?
By tilak raj - featured on Apr 19
No, it's just me 68.9%
Yes 20.5%
Other 7.0%
Not yet, trying to start one 3.7%
1035 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In terms of new trends/technology, are you an early adopter?
By maria sgourou - featured on Apr 18
No 47.7%
It depends on... (please share) 27.7%
Yes 20.7%
Other 4.0%
904 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you learning a new language now (for work or for fun)?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 17
No 50.4%
Yes (please share) 24.8%
No, but I'm planning on it in the future 20.9%
Other 3.9%
762 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you perform cleanup/maintenance on your main work computer?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 16
Whenever a problem comes up 31.6%
Monthly 14.9%
Weekly 13.4%
I don't remember the last time 9.9%
Yearly 8.7%
Other 7.4%
Um... never? 6.4%
Daily 4.7%
I have someone else do that for me 2.9%
686 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think SEO translations are a legitimate job?
By Murillo Mathias - featured on Apr 15
I don't know what SEO translations are 44.1%
Yes 24.9%
I don't know 19.1%
No 7.2%
Other - N/A 4.8%
796 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you find it difficult at times to coordinate across time zones with your clients?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 14
No 42.5%
Yes 27.6%
I'm in the same time zone as all or most of my clients, so no 25.3%
Other 4.6%
974 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What are your views on MT and post-editing?
By Patricia Posadas - featured on Apr 13
It decreases quality 28.4%
It can be good help for a human translation 18.0%
I have never tried it 17.3%
More than one of these 12.0%
Other 8.9%
Results are the same, but it's faster than from scratch 6.4%
Results are the same, but it's slower than from scratch 6.4%
It increases quality 2.7%
976 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a backup plan for power or internet outages?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 12
No 44.2%
Yes 39.6%
I've been meaning to make one, but... 11.0%
Other 5.2%
1012 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Why are you a translator?
By Chris S - featured on Apr 11
Other - N/A 28.3%
Always wanted to be one from a young age 24.8%
Couldn't think of anything better to do 16.8%
Chance to drop out of the rat race 12.3%
Failed in a previous career 6.0%
The money 4.7%
To unite nations and achieve world peace 4.7%
For the craic 2.2%
1077 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you already have vacation time lined up for the rest of the year?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 10
No 30.2%
More or less 27.4%
Yes 16.2%
Haven't thought about it yet 12.4%
I'm playing it by ear 11.1%
Other - N/A 2.6%
838 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In the Oscars for Freelance Translating, in which category would you compete?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 9
Best Translator, of course 31.4%
None, the Academy would probably snub me 18.5%
Other (please share) 15.0%
Best Email Response Time 13.6%
Best Project Delivery 6.3%
Best Adaptation to Client Expectations 4.3%
Best Score (music played while working) 4.3%
Best Supporting Proofreader 3.7%
Best Editing 2.8%
647 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you know an endangered language?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 8
No 71.3%
Yes 12.7%
No, but I'd like to learn one 11.7%
Other 3.6%
No, but I am learning one 0.7%
889 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you find that household duties interfere with your work?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 7
Yes, some 28.5%
Yes, but not much 27.8%
No, not at all 24.8%
Yes, a lot 15.8%
Other - N/A 3.1%
1114 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you had to lose one of your languages, which would you choose?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 6
A language I know that is not a source nor target 53.4%
Other 27.3%
(One of) my source language(s) 14.0%
(One of) my target language(s) 5.3%
862 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you could work and travel most of the year, would you?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 5
Yes 43.7%
Maybe 21.4%
No 21.0%
I already do! 6.3%
It would depend on... (please share) 4.9%
Other 2.7%
1127 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In how many CAT tools are you proficient?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 4
1 30.4%
2 27.1%
3 16.8%
Other 13.3%
4 5.9%
More than 5 5.1%
5 1.3%
1148 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you had to compare translation, to which of these activities would it come closest?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 3
Detective work 33.7%
Other 18.9%
Journalism 13.9%
Construction 9.8%
Music 6.3%
Painting 4.8%
Conducting an orchestra 3.6%
Carpentry 3.4%
CEO of a company 2.7%
Plumbing 2.2%
Shopkeeping 0.8%
829 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Work wise, is the year going as you expected so far?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 2
More or less 37.2%
Yes 30.2%
No 18.8%
I have no expectations! 10.6%
Other 3.2%
761 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you been able to impress friends/family with knowledge you learned from translating?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 1
Yes 55.8%
I don't know 24.8%
No 15.0%
Other 4.3%
944 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever submitted a ProZ.com quick poll?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 31
No 69.7%
Yes 21.2%
Yes, but it was never featured! 7.7%
Other 1.4%
1000 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you set time limits on some of your translation-related tasks?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 30
Yes 35.8%
A task takes the time it takes, why set a limit? 29.4%
Never thought about it 14.5%
No 13.1%
Other 7.3%
947 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ever contact former clients to enquire about potential projects?
By Giray Türkmen - featured on Mar 29
No 50.0%
Yes, but only if we had a good relationship 19.5%
My answer varies from client to client 14.1%
Yes 8.3%
Yes, but just once 5.0%
Other 3.1%
1067 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you take any measures to prevent eye strain from working at a screen?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 28
No 38.2%
Yes (please share) 26.4%
Never thought about it 22.0%
Sorry, I can't read the question 7.6%
Other 5.8%
989 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Standing desks: yea or nay?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 27
If a desk wants to stand it can; I shall remain seated 31.4%
I like the idea, but I haven't tried it 27.7%
Never heard of this 21.5%
Other 9.0%
I do my share of work while standing 6.6%
Tried it, it's not for me 3.8%
834 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you accept translation jobs containing explicit/vulgar language?
By Maria Tulbure - featured on Mar 26
I've never had to consider it, I've never been offered one 43.4%
Yes 25.8%
No 12.9%
Not usually, but sometimes 8.3%
Only under certain conditions 6.9%
Other 2.8%
784 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What percentage of work from your regular clients do you have to turn down?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 25
1-10% 36.2%
0% 19.8%
11-25% 17.0%
No idea 10.5%
26-50% 6.7%
Other 4.9%
51-75% 2.9%
76-99% 2.0%
964 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What time of day do you feel most productive?
By Sophie Devidze - featured on Mar 24
9:00 - 12:00 AM 43.0%
Other 9.9%
I don't notice a difference related to time of day 9.7%
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM 9.4%
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM 8.4%
9:00 PM - 12:00 PM 7.6%
12:00 AM - 3:00 PM 7.3%
I don't know 4.8%
1086 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you consider getting a doctorate in Translation to enhance your credibility as a translator?
By farainhanafi - featured on Mar 23
No 49.1%
I'd rather get a higher degree in my area(s) of expertise 15.8%
Never thought about it 11.2%
Yes, but not for that reason 9.0%
Yes 5.3%
Maybe later 3.1%
Other 3.1%
I already have one 2.3%
I am studying for that now 1.1%
1109 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is your opinion on the advances in neural machine translation?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 22
What are you talking about? 43.3%
It's too soon to tell 16.4%
Looks like it will have a negative impact on translation 7.4%
A combination of these 6.4%
Much ado about nothing, if you ask me 5.5%
I don't think it's relevant to what I do 5.5%
Looks like it could be a positive step forward 5.0%
Other 4.9%
It might be useful for some of my work 3.7%
I for one welcome our new machine overlords 1.8%
981 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you double check the fees calculated by your regular clients?
By Estelle Demontrond-Box - featured on Mar 21
Yes, always 27.6%
Yes, sometimes 25.6%
It depends on the client 16.5%
No 15.9%
My clients don't calculate my fees, I do 12.0%
Other 2.4%
1085 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which animal best represents you as a translator?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 20
Silly question, stop wasting my time 49.0%
Owl 10.4%
Other (please share) 10.2%
Cat 8.2%
Dog 4.0%
Elephant 3.9%
Unicorn 3.4%
Dragon 3.0%
Badger 2.0%
Bird of prey 1.7%
Anglerfish 1.6%
Platypus 1.4%
Bat 1.2%
766 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever encountered the name of someone you know personally in a source text?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 19
No 72.5%
Yes 24.2%
Other - N/A 3.3%
752 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is it important to clients that a translator live in a country where the target language is spoken?
By RBailleux - featured on Mar 18
It is important, but not significantly 27.6%
It depends on the client 25.1%
lt is not important at all 16.9%
Yes, it is very important 13.9%
I don't know 13.4%
Other 3.2%
994 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you deal with work-related stress?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 17
A combination of these 43.8%
Indoor/outdoor sports 13.9%
Other (please share) 11.9%
Sleep 7.8%
Music 5.5%
I'm never stressed 4.3%
Reading 3.4%
Gardening 2.9%
Cooking/baking 2.4%
Arts/crafts 2.2%
Meditating 1.6%
Writing/blogging 0.4%
1042 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you do when you receive a poor quality source text (e.g. grammar issues)?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 16
It depends 31.1%
Other 18.4%
A combination of some of the above 15.1%
I don't know, it's never happened to me 8.9%
Ask the client to improve the text first 8.0%
Turn down the job 5.3%
Produce a translated text of a corresponding quality 5.1%
Offer editing on the source first 4.1%
Charge a higher fee 4.0%
1033 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a business parallel to translation?
By Carla Lopes - featured on Mar 15
No, and I wouldn't 33.4%
No, but I am thinking about having one 21.2%
Yes, and it's worth it 13.9%
Never thought about it 11.9%
Other 9.9%
Not yet, but I am on it 6.0%
Yes, but it's not worth it 3.7%
1083 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are the translations you produce now better than they were 5 years ago?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 14
Yes 77.4%
I don't know 11.4%
I wasn't translating 5 years ago 5.3%
No 3.3%
Other 2.6%
1173 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you could go back in time to before you became a translator and change something, would you?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 13
No 45.5%
Yes (please share what!) 41.9%
Other - N/A 12.6%
723 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you could write a screenplay inspired by translation, what title would you choose?
By Magda Phili - featured on Mar 12
Other (please share) 22.3%
There's something about translation 14.2%
Meet the freelancers 13.7%
A few good translators 13.7%
Escape from BFA (bottom-feading agencies) 9.3%
Honey, I shrunk my rates 9.1%
Localization Hero 8.0%
When translation met frustration 7.6%
RED (Ragged, Extremely Dangerous) 2.0%
591 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which office suite do you use on your main computer?
By ATIL KAYHAN - featured on Mar 11
Microsoft Office 89.5%
A combination of these (please share) 4.1%
Other (please share) 2.1%
LibreOffice 2.1%
Apache OpenOffice 0.8%
Google Apps 0.6%
OnlyOffice 0.3%
Zoho Office 0.2%
FreeOffice 0.2%
WPS Office 0.2%
WordPerfect Office 0.0%
1073 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you a member of any networking groups?
By Carla Lopes - featured on Mar 10
I never thought about it 23.9%
Yes, I find it useful 21.7%
Yes, but I haven't seen any benefit yet 18.5%
No, I don't believe in that kind of networking 18.2%
Other 11.4%
No, but I am planning on joining one 6.4%
986 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In terms of work, today is:
By anonymous - featured on Mar 9
More or less normal 29.4%
Slow 24.2%
Extremely busy 17.3%
A bit busier than usual 12.4%
I'm taking the day off 7.3%
I'm not sure yet 4.7%
Other 4.6%
1149 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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