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What is your preferred feature of ProZ.com?
Blue Board 29.7%
KudoZ/Terminology help 29.0%
Job postings 20.2%
Forums 5.8%
I don't know 5.7%
Other 4.8%
Invoicing system 2.7%
Training 1.5%
PRO network 0.3%
Scam alert center 0.3%
600 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If my work this week were made into a movie, it would be a:
By anonymous - featured on Dec 14, 2018
One of those boring films where nothing really happens 38.0%
Drama 13.3%
Other - N/A 12.9%
Crime / Suspense film 10.3%
Comedy 6.0%
Horror film 5.7%
Musical 5.1%
Romantic comedy 5.0%
Science fiction / Fantasy 3.8%
739 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you had to show/explain more about your data security practices to clients in recent years?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 13, 2018
No 83.0%
Yes 13.0%
Other - N/A 4.0%
772 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have any of your clients asked about the use of machine translation?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 12, 2018
No 49.9%
Yes, one or two 33.3%
Yes, many 12.4%
Other - N/A 3.5%
Yes, all of them 0.9%
804 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many times do you generally proofread your translations?
By Irène Guinez - featured on Dec 11, 2018
Once 42.2%
Twice 36.0%
3 times 10.4%
More than 3 times 4.5%
Other - N/A 3.7%
I don't usually proofread 3.2%
874 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many invoices have you issued so far this year?
By Natalia Pedrosa - featured on Dec 10, 2018
1-25 26.0%
25-50 22.5%
More than 100 18.3%
50-75 16.8%
75-100 9.4%
Other - N/A 7.0%
668 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ever turn down translation jobs for moral/ethical reasons?
By Adam Benneter - featured on Dec 9, 2018
I've never been in that situation 41.8%
Yes 30.7%
No 12.0%
Sometimes 7.8%
It depends on... (please share) 6.2%
Other - N/A 1.6%
567 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is your minimum fee?
By Ricki Farn - featured on Dec 8, 2018
I don't have a minimum fee 25.9%
Fee for 1 hour or equiv. wordcount, or more 23.6%
Fee for 1/2 hour or equiv. wordcount, or less 16.6%
It depends on... (please share) 14.7%
Fee for >1/2 to 1 hour or equiv. word count 12.6%
Other - N/A 6.7%
675 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much have you spent on work-related investments this year?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 7, 2018
100 - 500 USD 36.1%
500 - 1,000 USD 18.9%
1 - 100 USD 12.2%
Nothing 12.1%
2,000 - 4,000 USD 10.0%
I don't know 8.4%
More than 4,000 USD 2.2%
760 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What are the latest payment terms you allow?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 6, 2018
40 - 60 days 40.3%
30 - 40 days 17.7%
Greater than 60 days for some clients 14.9%
21 - 30 days 14.2%
Other - N/A 5.1%
Payment upon delivery 2.7%
7 - 14 days 2.5%
14 - 21 days 1.4%
1 - 7 days 1.1%
803 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The last technical issue I had while working...
By anonymous - featured on Dec 5, 2018
Was resolved by me 57.6%
I don't remember 13.4%
Was fixed by a friend or family member 10.2%
Was fixed by professional help I contracted 7.4%
Other - N/A 4.8%
Resolved itself 3.6%
Resolved itself... maybe 3.0%
726 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In interactions with clients, would you say you are more passive or more aggressive?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 4, 2018
More passive 38.5%
I don't know 25.6%
Other - N/A 13.5%
More aggressive 12.4%
I'll let you decide 10.0%
750 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When it comes to your work, do you consider yourself a risk taker?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 3, 2018
Somewhat 38.5%
No 31.3%
Never thought about it / Don't know 15.1%
Yes 13.1%
Other - N/A 2.0%
649 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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On a scale of 1 (worst) to 5 (best), how would you rate your 2018, professionally speaking?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 2, 2018
4 38.2%
3 24.5%
5 20.2%
2 9.2%
1 4.3%
I don't know 3.6%
633 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When did you start working with your last new client?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 1, 2018
You have not voted on this poll.
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Are some of your first-time clients still very wary about contracting your services online?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 30, 2018
You have not voted on this poll.
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After quoting on a project, do you usually follow up if you don't hear back?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 29, 2018
No 59.1%
It depends on... (please share) 24.0%
Yes 13.8%
Other - N/A 3.1%
812 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you feel about your workload in 2018?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 28, 2018
I'm happy with it 44.1%
I wish I'd had more work 39.7%
I would have liked more work in other areas 7.2%
I wish I'd had less work 5.0%
Other - N/A 4.0%
902 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much of your work gets passed to you by colleagues?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 27, 2018
None 55.6%
1 - 25% 34.7%
25 - 50% 3.7%
Other - N/A 3.3%
75 - 100% 1.7%
50 - 75% 1.0%
836 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you write or create content professionally in addition to translation/interpreting?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 26, 2018
No, and I'm not interested 39.1%
No, but I'd like to 25.7%
Yes 21.7%
No, but I used to 8.5%
Other - N/A 4.9%
668 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much of your translation work is in your area(s) of expertise?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 25, 2018
70 - 90% 26.2%
90 - 99% 20.2%
50 - 70% 15.9%
All of it 11.2%
Less than half 11.1%
I don't have any main areas of expertise 8.3%
I don't know 4.4%
Other - N/A 2.8%
615 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Overall, do you work more or fewer hours than friends and family with 9-5 jobs?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 24, 2018
More 38.8%
Fewer 25.4%
About the same 17.8%
I'm not sure 13.5%
Other - N/A 4.5%
763 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which of the following has you most stressed at the moment?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 23, 2018
You have not voted on this poll.
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Have you ever fallen victim to a translation-related scam?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 22, 2018
You have not voted on this poll.
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Do you offer project management as one of your services?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 21, 2018
You have not voted on this poll.
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Have you ever said yes to new work even though you were fully booked?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 20, 2018
Yes, once or twice 33.7%
Yes, several times 32.7%
No 16.1%
Yes, a lot 12.4%
I've never been in that situation 2.8%
Other - N/A 2.4%
882 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In general, do you find clients' deadlines for delivery reasonable for the work involved?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 19, 2018
Yes 52.1%
Increasingly less 31.2%
No 10.0%
Other - N/A 6.6%
618 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have family or friends requested your services as a favor?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 18, 2018
It has happened, once or twice 59.4%
No 20.2%
Yes, fairly often 14.4%
They used to, but I put an end to that 3.5%
Other - N/A 2.5%
598 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which of these do you find most difficult?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 17, 2018
Client hunting 34.3%
Time management 18.1%
Knowing when to stop work for the day 14.7%
Resolving technical problems 12.8%
None of the above 11.8%
Staying on top of payments 5.7%
Keeping up on work-related communications 2.6%
757 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How high are your monthly health insurance costs (private or statutory)?
By Michael Harris - featured on Nov 16, 2018
100 - 300 EUR/USD 20.8%
1 - 100 EUR/USD 19.8%
I don't have health insurance 18.3%
Health insurance is free for me 14.2%
300 - 500 EUR/USD 9.1%
I don't know 8.2%
Other - N/A 4.7%
500 - 800 EUR/USD 3.4%
More than 800 EUR/USD 1.6%
804 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you dislike most about being a freelance translator?
By Sonja Allen - featured on Nov 15, 2018
Irregular workload/income 35.0%
Some or all of the above 20.7%
There's nothing I don't like 9.4%
Administrative tasks 7.7%
Loneliness 6.5%
Marketing my services 5.4%
No clear line between private and work life 5.3%
Other - N/A 4.0%
Negotiating rates 3.7%
Unsocial working hours 2.3%
941 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you taken business or accounting courses to help improve in those areas?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 14, 2018
No 61.8%
Yes 18.8%
No, but I've thought about it 16.2%
Other - N/A 3.2%
820 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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On average, how much time do you spend investigating new clients before starting work with them?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 13, 2018
A few minutes to half an hour 58.8%
No more than an hour 16.7%
I don't really investigate them beforehand 10.3%
An hour or two 6.7%
Other - N/A 3.7%
Up to several hours 2.1%
It can take me days 1.7%
838 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I read most of my email from:
By anonymous - featured on Nov 12, 2018
My work computer 68.9%
My phone 28.3%
Other 1.7%
A tablet 1.1%
711 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you outsource work to other translators?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 11, 2018
Never 59.3%
Maybe once a year 16.3%
Other - N/A 6.9%
Regularly 6.7%
Once every six months or so 5.4%
Every few months 5.4%
594 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Other types of freelancers keep a portfolio of their best work. Do you?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 10, 2018
No 67.1%
More or less 19.3%
Yes 11.7%
Other - N/A 1.9%
781 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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For projects that last longer than a day or two, do you send your client regular updates?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 9, 2018
Only if the client has requested them 54.6%
No 32.8%
It depends on... (please share) 6.0%
Yes 5.2%
Other - N/A 1.3%
822 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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For how many of your clients were you the first freelancer they had worked with?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 8, 2018
I don't know 75.2%
1 - 3 13.2%
Other - N/A 4.6%
4 - 6 2.9%
More than 10 2.8%
7 - 10 1.3%
758 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Has a client ever complained to you about another freelance translator?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 7, 2018
No 54.6%
Yes, once or twice 34.8%
Yes, many times 8.3%
Other - N/A 2.3%
793 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How long do you wait to ask for feedback from clients?
By Sina S. - featured on Nov 6, 2018
I don't usually ask for feedback 62.6%
When I "feel" the client trusts me 14.2%
I usually ask at the end of every project 10.2%
It depends on... (please share) 5.6%
Other - N/A 3.9%
After 10 or so projects 2.1%
More than a year 1.4%
772 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What's the biggest threat to the future of the profession?
By Alan Corbo, CT - featured on Nov 5, 2018
Increased MT quality 39.2%
Unskilled translators 28.6%
I've never thought about it 14.4%
Merging of small LSPs into bigger companies 10.4%
Other (please share) 7.3%
604 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever had to use a debt collection agency to ensure payment?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 4, 2018
No 72.8%
No, but I have used the threat of using one 12.6%
Yes 6.8%
No, but I have used the services of a lawyer 4.7%
Other - N/A 3.1%
555 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are there new additions to any of your languages you cannot stand?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 3, 2018
I don't know of any new additions 34.1%
No, I don't mind them 25.4%
Yes! (please share) 20.4%
Other - N/A 12.1%
No, I actually like them 7.9%
519 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Until how late in the year do you generally work?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 2, 2018
Up till the very end of the year 62.4%
Until late December 21.9%
Until more or less mid-December 9.7%
Other (please share) 5.7%
Until more or less the end of November 0.1%
Until more or less mid-November 0.1%
Around the start of November 0.0%
I usually stop earlier than November 0.0%
772 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you already met your ideal client?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 1, 2018
Yes, and they are a current client 36.5%
Not yet 25.7%
Yes, more than one 14.9%
I don't know who my ideal client would be 11.7%
Yes, but they are not currently a client 6.6%
Other - N/A 4.7%
806 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In general, how would you rate your clients' payment management?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 31, 2018
Good 42.3%
It varies too much from client to client 23.3%
Fair 17.7%
Excellent 12.5%
Poor 2.4%
I don't know 1.6%
862 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the highest number of jobs you've had going at the same time?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 30, 2018
3 22.3%
I don't remember 18.3%
4 17.0%
2 14.1%
5 10.5%
Ten or more 6.2%
6 4.3%
Just one 3.8%
7 2.2%
8 0.9%
9 0.4%
916 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I have received jobs or client contact through Facebook:
By anonymous - featured on Oct 29, 2018
False 53.7%
I'm not even on Facebook 24.4%
True 14.5%
False, but I know other people who have 7.4%
685 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you planning to adjust your rates in 2019?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 28, 2018
I am planning to keep them as they are 30.6%
For some clients yes, for others no 24.1%
Yes, I will probably be raising them 22.4%
I am not sure yet 19.1%
Other - N/A 3.1%
Yes, I will probably be lowering them 0.7%
611 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you sometimes find your second (or third) language more expressive than your native language?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 27, 2018
Yes 61.6%
No 22.2%
Never thought about it 12.8%
Other - N/A 3.4%
766 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In general, how would you rate your clients' project management skills?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 26, 2018
Good 41.6%
It varies too widely from client to client 27.4%
Fair 12.5%
Excellent 10.7%
I don't know 5.0%
Poor 2.9%
767 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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