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Of the client queries you receive, how many would you consider a waste of time?
By anonymous
Between 1 and 25% 39.2%
None of them 16.1%
Between 25 and 50% 14.8%
Between 50 and 75% 11.0%
Upwards of 75% 8.0%
Other - N/A 7.4%
Upwards of 90% 3.6%
664 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Who is responsible for setting the fees and terms of service of a project?
By Shai Navé - featured on Oct 23, 2018
Both parties together 66.0%
The freelance translator/interpreter 16.6%
The agency/client 13.0%
Other 4.4%
821 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When an agency asks for "your best rate", how do you respond?
By Oleg Prots - featured on Oct 22, 2018
With my usual rate 72.2%
I don't respond 8.0%
With my highest rate 7.6%
It depends on... (please share) 5.4%
With a quote below my usual rate 5.1%
Other - N/A 1.7%
724 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you tackle fields in which you have no or hardly any experience?
By Barbara Carrara - featured on Oct 21, 2018
Occasionally 44.5%
Hardly ever 34.7%
Never 9.0%
Very often 7.6%
All the time 2.7%
Other - N/A 1.5%
620 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think most translation will be done completely by artificial intelligence in coming years?
By Seyit Ali Dastan - featured on Oct 20, 2018
No 65.1%
I don't know 16.8%
Yes 16.0%
Other 2.1%
846 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In your opinion, do agencies or direct clients based in your country generally offer good rates?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 19, 2018
No 47.1%
Just average 29.4%
I don't know 10.0%
Yes 9.7%
Other - N/A 3.8%
849 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How long have you been in the translation/interpreting industry?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 18, 2018
11 to 20 years 36.6%
6 to 10 years 21.9%
21 to 30 years 14.4%
3 to 5 years 12.4%
> 30 years 6.8%
1 to 2 years 3.8%
< 1 year 2.9%
Other - N/A 1.1%
990 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you work with two (or more) monitors?
By Rita Utt - featured on Oct 17, 2018
No, and I'd prefer not to 38.6%
Yes 23.8%
No, but I would like to 20.4%
Sometimes 14.5%
Other 2.8%
938 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you turn your computer off?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 16, 2018
At the end of the day 51.0%
Whenever I'm not using it 22.0%
Every once in a while 13.0%
Almost never/never 12.2%
Other 1.8%
892 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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With operating system and software updates, I:
By anonymous - featured on Oct 15, 2018
Install them at a time of my choosing/on a schedule 33.2%
Allow them to install automatically as soon as they come 22.5%
Take it on a case-by-case basis 21.3%
Usually wait some time after the update arrives, then install 8.7%
Put them off for as long as is humanly possible 7.4%
Other (please share) 3.9%
Do not allow them 3.0%
596 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which do you think happens more often in the world of translation: fame or infamy?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 14, 2018
I don't know 36.7%
I don't understand the question 26.3%
Infamy 25.4%
Fame 11.6%
528 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think that outsourcers are gender-biased when assigning technical translations?
By Nicole Schnell - featured on Oct 13, 2018
I don't know 48.1%
No 39.1%
Yes 9.6%
Other - N/A 2.0%
It depends on... (please share) 1.3%
711 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think there is gender discrimination when it comes to receiving money from clients?
By Natalia Pedrosa - featured on Oct 12, 2018
No 56.2%
I don't know 33.1%
Yes 5.1%
It depends 4.1%
Other 1.5%
809 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Did you pick translating or did translating pick you?
By Ryan Saxon Montcalm - featured on Oct 11, 2018
I picked translating 38.5%
A little of both 36.2%
Translating picked me 22.0%
Other - N/A 3.3%
876 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you tend to get less done when you work outdoors?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 10, 2018
I never work outdoors 49.2%
Yes 22.8%
No 12.2%
I don't know 8.1%
I'm actually more productive 6.3%
Other - N/A 1.4%
798 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever used the services of a professional financial advisor?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 9, 2018
No 56.4%
Yes, and it was worth it 20.0%
No, but I've thought about it 14.9%
Yes, and it wasn't worth it 5.5%
Other - N/A 3.3%
786 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have automatic operating system or software upgrades ever kept you from working?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 8, 2018
Yes, once or twice 35.4%
Yes, several times 24.6%
No, I keep those under control 22.0%
No, I've been lucky 11.9%
Other 5.2%
Yes, all the time 1.0%
582 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use Google Translate at some point in your work?
By Konbaz - featured on Oct 7, 2018
No 56.7%
Yes 43.3%
626 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which of the following do you consider yourself?
By Ricki Farn - featured on Oct 6, 2018
A translator who specializes in a subject 41.7%
A generalist translator 38.0%
A subject matter expert who translates 13.3%
Other (please share) 7.1%
777 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is having a personal website worth the cost?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 5, 2018
I don't know 50.1%
Yes 25.4%
No 21.5%
Other - N/A 3.0%
787 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you sometimes find yourself swearing or cursing while working?
By Henrik Pipoyan - featured on Oct 4, 2018
Yes, out loud 50.2%
No 25.8%
Yes, but only in my mind 21.3%
Other - N/A 2.7%
813 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you avoid checking your email while you are translating?
By Silvia Vallejo - featured on Oct 3, 2018
No 56.0%
I try to, but... 18.1%
I depends on the translation 14.3%
Yes 9.3%
Other - N/A 2.4%
875 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is translation is a mostly acquired or mostly innate skill?
By Patricia Charnet - featured on Oct 2, 2018
It's 50-50 42.8%
Mostly acquired 36.9%
Mostly innate 10.8%
I don't know 7.6%
Other - N/A 2.0%
818 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think freelancers tend to be more frugal than non-freelancers?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 1, 2018
You have not voted on this poll.
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If you could change your field of expertise magically right now, would you?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 30, 2018
No, I'm happy with my area of expertise 67.7%
I don't really have a defined field of exp 17.5%
Yes, to... (please share) 9.5%
Other - N/A 5.3%
566 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think clients tend to take their freelancers for granted?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 29, 2018
Yes 45.9%
I don't know 33.9%
No 14.6%
Other - N/A 5.6%
676 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Should there be a standard minimum rate for freelance translators?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 28, 2018
Yes 56.0%
No 20.5%
Maybe 13.9%
I don't know 9.7%
836 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have more opportunities to travel than non-freelancers you know?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 27, 2018
Yes 40.4%
Not really 27.3%
No 16.0%
I don't know / I'm not interested in travel 12.2%
Other - N/A 4.0%
801 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Were you raised in a household that used more than one language?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 26, 2018
No 67.1%
Yes 23.4%
Partially 7.6%
Other - N/A 1.9%
924 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When potential clients put out calls for CVs, I...
By anonymous - featured on Sep 25, 2018
Always/almost always send mine in 31.2%
Usually don't bother 28.5%
Respond only if... (please share) 27.0%
Never bother 7.2%
Other 6.2%
699 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you received gifts from friends or family for International Translation Day?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 24, 2018
No 97.3%
Yes 2.7%
639 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Serious errors in a source text usually make me:
By anonymous - featured on Sep 23, 2018
Angry 19.8%
Snort derisively 18.0%
Smile/laugh 17.6%
I'm indifferent 16.1%
Nervous 13.2%
Other (please share) 11.9%
I've never come across any 3.3%
545 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you find style guides provided by clients disagreeable?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 22, 2018
Yes, sometimes 42.7%
No 27.5%
Yes, frequently 13.5%
I've never received a style guide 12.4%
Other 3.9%
724 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you plan to be doing on International Translation Day this year?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 21, 2018
Working 35.3%
I don't know when that is 23.5%
I'm not sure yet 14.1%
A combination of some or all of the above 10.1%
Relaxing 7.2%
Attending a professional event 5.1%
Other 2.7%
Attending a social event 1.9%
779 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The first part of my body to let me know I've been at the computer too long is/are:
By anonymous - featured on Sep 20, 2018
My back 34.6%
My eyes 32.6%
My head 9.8%
Other (please share) 9.0%
My legs 7.7%
My wrists 4.4%
My stomach 2.1%
871 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you work with other language variants of your mother tongue?
By Greg Strider - featured on Sep 19, 2018
No 45.8%
Yes 38.4%
There are none 9.7%
No, but I've thought about it 6.1%
855 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often is your work rated by testers with less experience and knowledge than you?
By Ernesto Álvarez Valdivia - featured on Sep 18, 2018
I don't know 49.4%
Sometimes 29.4%
Often 14.7%
Never 6.5%
783 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which of these is most likely to make a job offer interesting for you?
By Anita Hedman - featured on Sep 17, 2018
Interesting subjects (content of the files) 40.5%
Good payment terms 33.7%
No complicated procedures (registration, NDA) 10.2%
Other - N/A 8.7%
The type or profile of the client 6.8%
664 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many of your clients have you met in person, at least once?
By Kay-Viktor Stegemann - featured on Sep 16, 2018
Fewer than 25% 43.9%
None of them 34.0%
Between 25% and 50% 8.0%
Between 50% and 75% 6.8%
More than 75% 5.0%
I don't know 2.3%
603 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever thought of giving up on translation?
By Maksym Mirzabaiev - featured on Sep 15, 2018
No, things have gone well for me 46.2%
Yes, but I decided to keep with it 16.4%
Yes, but what would I do then...? 15.2%
I might consider quitting after a while 8.3%
Yes, but it just won't let me go 7.5%
Other (please share) 6.4%
782 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many overdue invoices do you have at the moment?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 14, 2018
None 46.3%
1 - 2 26.7%
3 - 5 14.3%
6 - 9 4.5%
10 or more 3.9%
I don't know 2.8%
Other - N/A 1.5%
819 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever had a client yell at you over the phone?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 13, 2018
No 81.8%
I've never spoken to a client over the phone 7.1%
Yes 6.4%
Yes, but I've yelled at a client over the phone too 2.9%
No, but I have yelled at a client over the phone 1.9%
834 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Plants around your workspace: yay or nay?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 12, 2018
I enjoy them 47.2%
I can't keep them alive 15.3%
I am indifferent 14.6%
It depends on the plant 7.1%
I can't be bothered with them 6.7%
Other 5.2%
I can't have them around 3.8%
834 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is it more common for you to stop working with a client or for a client to stop sending you work?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 11, 2018
It is more common for the client to stop sending work 45.8%
I'm not sure 34.3%
Usually I am the one ending the relationship 19.9%
712 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a sort of dress code for when you are working?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 10, 2018
No one tells me what to wear while working, not even me 70.2%
Yes, but it is very, very flexible 22.1%
Yes (please share) 7.7%
614 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Your CAT tool "breaks down" in the middle of a project. Can you still deliver on time?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 9, 2018
Yes 31.7%
I don't know 23.5%
It depends on... (please share) 21.3%
I don't use a CAT tool 16.3%
No 4.6%
Other 2.6%
540 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (17)] [View this poll]

How often do you decline job offers because you can't accept the formulation of the client's NDA?
By Anita Hedman - featured on Sep 8, 2018
Never 53.8%
Seldom 27.3%
Now and then 15.3%
Often 3.6%
695 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If age is only a state of mind, which category best describes YOUR state of mind right now?
By Teresa Borges - featured on Sep 7, 2018
Cheery adult 34.9%
Feisty mid-lifer 21.4%
Rebellious teenager 15.8%
Other (please share) 10.9%
Fit oldie 9.3%
Crying baby 4.7%
Naughty kid 3.0%
835 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you had to deal with emoji in your translations?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 5, 2018
No 87.2%
Yes 12.8%
805 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Choose one of these as your new office:
By anonymous - featured on Sep 4, 2018
A beachside veranda 49.0%
I couldn't work in/on any of these 19.3%
A fire watch outpost in the mountains 17.6%
A plane constantly traveling the globe 5.7%
A busy city café 4.9%
An underwater complex on the ocean floor 3.6%
900 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are there words you try to avoid using in your translations because you don't like them?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 3, 2018
Yes (please share) 59.7%
No 40.3%
683 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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