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Is there one part of your job you wish you were better at?
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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) 7.6%
615 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 31.6%
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 2.8%
541 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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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 53.7%
Seldom 27.3%
Now and then 15.4%
Often 3.6%
696 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 34.8%
Feisty mid-lifer 21.4%
Rebellious teenager 15.9%
Other (please share) 10.9%
Fit oldie 9.3%
Crying baby 4.7%
Naughty kid 3.0%
836 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 87.1%
Yes 12.9%
806 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 48.9%
I couldn't work in/on any of these 19.4%
A fire watch outpost in the mountains 17.5%
A plane constantly traveling the globe 5.7%
A busy city café 4.9%
An underwater complex on the ocean floor 3.6%
901 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) 59.6%
No 40.4%
684 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Translation is most like playing:
By anonymous - featured on Sep 2, 2018
It's more like being a DJ 36.3%
Piano/keyboards 26.0%
Other (please share) 21.2%
The violin 6.6%
A guitar 4.3%
The drums 3.5%
The bass 1.4%
The clarinet 0.6%
A tuba 0.2%
515 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you make to-do lists to help stay on track with work?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 1, 2018
Yes 40.0%
Sometimes 35.8%
No 24.3%
618 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Did you want to work in translation/interpreting when you were a kid?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 31, 2018
No 57.0%
Yes 19.4%
Not exactly, but in something related 19.2%
Other 4.3%
972 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which technology trend do you think will have the biggest impact on translation in the future?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 30, 2018
Machine learning 56.8%
Other (please share) 16.7%
The Internet of Things (IoT) 9.7%
Humanized big data 8.9%
Automated reality and virtual reality 7.8%
627 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many translation-related credentials do you have?
By FelixFigueroa - featured on Aug 29, 2018
None 27.3%
1 26.5%
2 22.7%
3 10.1%
6 or more 9.3%
4 3.2%
5 0.8%
710 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The main way I keep track of my work schedule is through:
By anonymous - featured on Aug 28, 2018
Email 24.8%
A calendar 21.0%
I keep it all in my head 16.6%
A spreadsheet 15.0%
Notes 12.7%
Other 6.3%
Project management software 3.6%
806 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the main reason you would stop working with a client?
By Rita Utt - featured on Aug 27, 2018
Payment issues 61.4%
They attempt to lower the rate paid 14.8%
Other (please share) 7.9%
Poor communication 7.3%
Uninteresting projects 3.9%
Changes in the client's translation policy 2.9%
Quality issues 1.8%
660 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you invest part of your income in other things that provide a monetary return?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 26, 2018
Yes 35.6%
No 32.4%
No, but I'm considering it 21.0%
I have no idea what you mean 7.9%
Other - N/A 3.1%
556 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you find a personal assistant useful?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 25, 2018
No 48.4%
Yes 24.8%
I don't know 21.4%
Other 3.9%
I have one, and yes 1.5%
I have one, and no 0.0%
715 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I booked my newest client:
By anonymous - featured on Aug 24, 2018
In the past month to 6 months 26.5%
In the past 7 - 30 days 20.6%
In the past week 18.0%
More than 6 months ago 10.2%
I don't remember 10.0%
More than two years ago 5.2%
Today 4.8%
Other 4.8%
729 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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My oldest client has been with me for:
By anonymous - featured on Aug 23, 2018
More than 11 years 25.8%
5 - 8 years 20.2%
8 - 11 years 20.0%
3 - 5 years 18.9%
1 - 2 years 8.8%
Less than a year 3.4%
I don't know 2.9%
805 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How long a break do you usually take between projects?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 22, 2018
None, I usually jump right in to the next one 43.0%
Other 17.9%
I usually wait until the next day to start a new project 13.7%
Up to half an hour 12.9%
30 minutes - 2 hours 9.9%
2 - 5 hours 2.6%
766 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever turned down a job because the content was too emotionally charged for you?
By Lauren DeAre - featured on Aug 21, 2018
No 75.8%
Yes 11.5%
No, but I have come close 9.0%
Other - N/A 3.7%
811 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When did you start marketing your business as a freelancer?
By Elif Baykara Narbay - featured on Aug 20, 2018
During my first year of freelancing 37.6%
I didn't/don't do marketing 34.0%
Before starting my freelance career 9.8%
2-5 years after starting 9.2%
More than 5 years after getting started 4.7%
Other -N/A 4.7%
612 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Two clients offer identical-sized jobs at the same time. You can only pick one, how do you choose?
By Kuochoe Nikoi - featured on Aug 19, 2018
The higher rate 38.2%
The more interesting of the two projects 18.5%
The client you like more 16.4%
First come, first served 10.5%
Other 9.1%
The more generous deadline 7.3%
617 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use a special salutation at the end of emails for different countries?
By Natalia Pedrosa - featured on Aug 18, 2018
It depends more on the email or the person I am addressing 41.0%
No, I use the same salutation for all my emails 38.0%
Yes (please share) 11.0%
Other 5.4%
I don't use any salutation at the end of emails 4.7%
666 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Does your job as a translator at home interfere with family life?
By Irène Guinez - featured on Aug 17, 2018
Yes, but not much 38.0%
No 37.5%
Yes, a lot 18.1%
Other - N/A 4.1%
I don't work at home 2.2%
802 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever been mistaken for a native speaker of your second (or third, etc.) language?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 16, 2018
Yes, but rarely 33.5%
No 30.2%
Yes, it happens a lot 25.8%
I don't know 8.0%
Other - N/A 2.5%
764 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you attach a cover letter when you apply for a job?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 15, 2018
Yes 36.4%
No 31.8%
It depends on... (please share) 21.2%
Other - N/A 10.6%
717 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What time do you usually get to bed?
By conejo - featured on Aug 14, 2018
11:00 pm - 12:59 am 47.6%
9:00 pm - 10:59 pm 23.2%
1:00 am - 2:59 am 15.1%
I'm all over the place, different every day 6.2%
3 am- 6 am 3.2%
Before 9 pm 2.4%
Other 1.6%
After 6 am 0.7%
878 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When translating, have you ever created your own neologism(s)?
By Barbara Carrara - featured on Aug 13, 2018
No 45.4%
Sort of (please share) 17.6%
Yes (please share) 16.1%
I'm not sure what that is 15.6%
Other - N/A 5.3%
590 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you approach a large single file to be translated over several days or weeks?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 12, 2018
Go through the entire text first and then check 40.4%
Finalize a certain portion each day 20.6%
Split it into portions to finalize in stages 15.8%
It depends 12.8%
Just translate and never check 4.8%
Other 4.8%
I never work on such projects 0.9%
564 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you regularly work with an external proofreader?
By Irène Guinez - featured on Aug 11, 2018
No 67.7%
Only from time to time 19.4%
Yes 9.9%
Other 3.1%
770 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much of your working time is devoted to actual translation? (First draft, without proofreading)
By anonymous - featured on Aug 10, 2018
More than 80% 29.5%
70-80% 28.6%
60-70% 15.2%
I don't know 8.4%
50-60% 8.3%
Less than 50% 7.4%
Other 2.5%
748 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think freelancers are generally happier than other types of professional?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 9, 2018
Yes 42.6%
I don't know 40.4%
No 16.9%
826 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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On average, how many potential clients who contact you turn into actual clients?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 8, 2018
1 out of 10 17.2%
Fewer than 10% of them 15.6%
2 out of 10 12.2%
Other 11.6%
5 out of 10 9.7%
3 out of 10 9.7%
4 out of 10 6.9%
7 out of 10 4.3%
8 out of 10 4.1%
6 out of 10 3.4%
All of them 2.8%
9 out of 10 2.4%
739 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you take days off for personal circumstances, do you tell the reason to your clients?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 7, 2018
It depends mostly on the client 35.6%
No 32.8%
It depends mostly on the reason 20.8%
Yes 7.1%
Other 3.7%
832 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much have you invested in making your own website?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 6, 2018
I don't have a website 56.4%
Less than 200 EUR 14.7%
Nothing, it was free 13.2%
Between 200 and 500 EUR 5.2%
Between 500 and 1,000 EUR 3.4%
More than 1,000 EUR 3.2%
Other 2.9%
I don't know 0.9%
651 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you prefer to invoice?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 5, 2018
Issue my own invoice 67.6%
Use a client's management system 11.7%
It depends on... (please share) 10.0%
Use a client-provided template 5.2%
I don't invoice 2.8%
Other 2.8%
580 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Does having children affect your work capacity?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 4, 2018
Other - N/A 40.8%
Yes 28.1%
Not really 13.0%
Yes, but only at first 9.4%
Not at all 8.6%
683 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever lost a potential job because of a personal or a family activity/emergency?
By Sadek_A - featured on Aug 3, 2018
Yes, once or twice 31.2%
Yes, few times 27.8%
No, never 21.4%
I'm not sure 10.4%
Yes, lots of times 9.2%
770 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have your translations ever been marked as poor by a non-native proofreader?
By esther tanuadji - featured on Aug 2, 2018
No 72.0%
Yes 28.0%
728 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many days do you work in an average month?
By Marc Sejourné - featured on Aug 1, 2018
20 - 25 days 49.2%
Every day 22.0%
15 - 20 days 12.5%
10 - 15 days 5.0%
I don't know 4.8%
Other 3.5%
10 days or fewer 2.9%
821 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you work as usual on your birthday?
By Natalie Soper - featured on Jul 31, 2018
Yes 57.8%
It depends on... (please share) 23.6%
No 17.1%
Other 1.4%
863 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How should we charge for post editing of machine translation?
By Nadine Epstein - featured on Jul 30, 2018
Something between regular and proofreading fees 31.4%
Refuse those jobs 29.5%
Regular fee 20.3%
Proofreading fee 7.8%
It depends on... (please share) 6.2%
Other 4.8%
641 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When was the last time you gave out a business card?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 29, 2018
Never 34.8%
I can't remember 21.6%
Very recently 18.3%
It's been more than a year 12.9%
In the last year or so 12.4%
589 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In which of these areas would you feel most comfortable giving a class to aspiring translators?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 28, 2018
Translation theory and practice 34.9%
Other - N/A 26.5%
Translation business issues 20.1%
Translation software 13.5%
Translation client acquisition 5.1%
653 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think your language pair is "saturated"?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 27, 2018
No 30.5%
Yes 30.0%
It depends on the field 28.2%
I don't know 11.4%
834 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The least interesting part of my job is...
By anonymous - featured on Jul 26, 2018
Resolving technical issues 29.1%
Accounting/invoicing 19.7%
Doing administrative tasks 19.4%
Proofreading my translations 9.6%
Marketing 8.9%
Other 8.1%
Negotiating or coordinating with clients 5.3%
757 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If I had no work to do tomorrow, I would feel:
By anonymous - featured on Jul 25, 2018
Relieved 28.4%
Worried 24.7%
Indifferent 19.3%
Content 16.3%
Other 7.6%
Panicked 3.7%
855 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When do you take your main vacation for the year?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 24, 2018
It varies from year to year 28.9%
I do not generally take long breaks 27.4%
In the middle part of the year 26.3%
Other 6.9%
Towards the end of the year 6.5%
In the first part of the year 4.0%
796 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the proportion of final users of translation / interpreting services among your customers?
By Caroline Riera-Darsalia - featured on Jul 23, 2018
Less than 15% 45.8%
I don't know 23.4%
15% - 30% 11.1%
75% - 100% 9.0%
30% - 50% 5.6%
50% - 75% 5.1%
568 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have any of your regular clients asked you to reduce your rates this year?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 22, 2018
No 71.3%
Yes, but I did not 10.2%
Yes, and I did 7.6%
I actually raised my rates this year 7.0%
Other 3.0%
No, but I did 0.8%
596 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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