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How old were you when you did your first paid translation?
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Can you concentrate if family or other people are in your vicinity while you are working?
By Susanna Martoni - featured on Jan 17
Yes, but it's not easy 50.9%
No 24.5%
Sure, no problem 20.3%
Other - N/A 4.3%
1272 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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On average, how many invoices do you send out per month?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 16
2 - 5 46.7%
6 - 10 22.0%
1 or none 10.7%
11 - 15 8.3%
Other - N/A 6.4%
16 or more 5.9%
900 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you able to put a percentage of your translation earnings into savings?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 15
Yes 41.3%
No 26.4%
Yes, but not regularly 24.1%
Other 4.2%
I can, but I don't! 4.0%
842 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What would solve your biggest concern at the moment?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 14
Money 37.4%
Time 12.7%
I don't have any concerns at the moment 11.5%
Health 10.4%
Work 9.1%
Other (please share) 8.2%
Love 7.0%
Leisure 2.1%
Company 1.6%
1101 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Of how many translation sites/resources are you a paid member?
By Berelis (Eng.) - featured on Jan 13
1 57.0%
None 21.8%
2 - 3 17.8%
Other 1.6%
4 - 6 1.4%
More than 6 0.4%
1200 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you stop working for meals?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 12
Yes, always 38.9%
Yes, unless there is something urgent 33.7%
Yes, usually 13.8%
Yes, sometimes 6.2%
No 5.5%
Other 1.8%
1266 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which of these most limits your productivity?
By Ricki Farn - featured on Jan 11
Text difficulty (research) 32.7%
Online distractions 16.1%
Boredom/monotony 10.6%
Offline distractions 8.7%
Health/tiredness/pain 7.8%
Other non-translation tasks (e.g. administrative) 7.0%
Other (please share) 6.5%
Typing speed 4.7%
None 3.6%
Hardware/software speed 2.4%
1267 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you rearrange your workspace?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 10
Never 23.1%
Maybe once a year 20.3%
Every few months or so 20.2%
Every few years 19.0%
I don't have a set workplace 9.4%
Other 8.0%
1171 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you place a limit on how much any one client can owe you at a time?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 9
No 46.5%
Only on some clients 17.2%
Yes 15.9%
No, but I've thought about it 11.5%
Other - N/A 8.8%
853 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think it is possible to be native speaker in two langauges?
By RBailleux - featured on Jan 8
Yes 72.0%
I am not sure 14.7%
No 12.0%
Other 1.3%
839 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you usually make a favorable first impression on people you meet?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 7
I wouldn't know 43.6%
Yes 43.0%
No 8.5%
Other 4.9%
925 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you a home owner (with or without a mortgage)?
By Sheila Wilson - featured on Jan 6
Yes, I own my own home 50.2%
No, but I'd like to be 17.3%
Yes, more than one 8.9%
No, I prefer to rent 8.9%
No, but a close relative/friend owns my home 7.2%
Other (please share) 4.9%
I'm a full-time nomad so I have no home 1.8%
I'm in a rent-to-buy scheme 0.6%
1097 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How ill would you need to be to push back a deadline?
By Chris S - featured on Jan 5
Hospitalised 38.0%
Flu 22.0%
Other 14.9%
Combination of the above 14.5%
Coma 7.2%
Hangover 1.8%
Cold 1.6%
1031 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you know other translators in real life (i.e. met in person)?
By Natalie Soper - featured on Jan 4
Yes, a few 49.4%
Yes, many 34.2%
No 9.1%
Just one 6.2%
Other - N/A 1.1%
1135 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which is most commonly spoken in your home?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 3
Your target language 64.0%
Your source language 31.4%
A language that is neither your source nor target 4.6%
981 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is your ideal vacation?
By Dalibor Uhlik - featured on Jan 2
Other (please share) 24.7%
Lying on a beach 18.8%
Cottage or other holiday house 17.1%
Mountain hiking 9.7%
Backpacking, no itinerary 9.6%
Just staying at home 9.2%
Organized vacation stay through a travel agent 6.6%
An ocean cruise 4.2%
708 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you having/preparing a traditional meal for New Year's?
By Yetta J Bogarde - featured on Jan 1
No 58.6%
Yes -- traditional for me/my family 21.9%
Yes -- traditional for my country 13.5%
Other - N/A 6.1%
691 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If I were looking for a collaborator, I would give priority to
By anonymous - featured on Dec 31, 2016
Reliability 41.9%
Experience 36.1%
Other - N/A 13.5%
Formal training 3.1%
Ability to work under pressure 2.3%
Their rates 1.7%
Availability 1.0%
Location 0.3%
895 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Will you be working on New Year's Day?
By Alan Corbo, CT - featured on Dec 30, 2016
No 48.0%
Not sure yet 26.3%
Yes 23.9%
Other 1.9%
1023 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Where do you work most often?
By Anthony Baldwin - featured on Dec 29, 2016
In a home office 58.9%
In a shared-purpose room at home 21.5%
With a laptop anywhere I want 12.3%
In an office/workplace away from home 5.3%
Other (please share) 1.7%
Outside 0.2%
1045 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you outsource any of your work?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 28, 2016
Never 52.4%
Very infrequently 21.7%
Yes, but only if I'm overloaded 14.3%
Sometimes 7.9%
Other 2.5%
Yes, always, I only keep a small part for me 1.2%
956 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In addition to translation work, do you currently hold a job not related to translation?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 27, 2016
No 59.7%
Yes, part time 15.0%
No, but I would consider it 13.4%
Yes, full time 8.8%
Other - N/A 3.0%
872 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you making any professional New Year's resolutions for 2017?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 26, 2016
No 35.0%
I told you yesterday I don't do resolutions 24.1%
Yes 23.1%
Not sure 15.5%
Other 2.3%
611 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Did you make any professional New Year's resolutions for 2016 that you kept?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 25, 2016
No 38.1%
I don't go in for that whole thing 35.4%
Yes 13.9%
Other 6.5%
Almost 6.0%
582 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you think you compare to other translators?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 24, 2016
I'm better than average 43.8%
I still need to learn a few things 16.6%
Never thought about it 14.0%
I'm about average 13.6%
Other 7.2%
No one can hold a candle to me 4.8%
860 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you sit on when you're translating?
By Mary Worby - featured on Dec 23, 2016
An ordinary office chair 51.3%
A state-of-the-art ergonomically designed chair 18.2%
A dining or other household chair 12.1%
It depends 8.4%
A sofa or armchair 4.1%
Other (please share) 3.2%
Nothing, I stand 1.7%
The floor 0.9%
998 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I prefer to communicate with my clients:
By anonymous - featured on Dec 22, 2016
By email 85.4%
It depends on the client 7.6%
It depends on the topic 2.5%
I have no preference 1.6%
By phone 1.5%
Other 0.7%
In person 0.5%
Via instant messaging 0.4%
1096 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you do about clients who have not contacted you in a while?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 21, 2016
Nothing 48.6%
Look for new clients and forget about it 22.8%
Send an email with an updated presentation/CV 15.8%
Other (please share) 8.6%
Give them a call 4.1%
1016 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Apart from the art of translation, which other art is dominant in you?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 20, 2016
None 19.1%
Writing 16.2%
Music 16.1%
More than one of these 14.1%
Other (please share) 11.2%
Photography 7.0%
Knitting, embroidery 5.2%
Drawing/painting/sketching 4.8%
Theatre/Film making/Dance 3.7%
Paper crafts and arts 1.8%
Sculpture/pottery 0.7%
1067 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What's the main disadvantage of being a freelance translator?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 19, 2016
Too many / irregular working hours 28.1%
Isolation 21.2%
There are no disadvantages 17.9%
Low rates 14.1%
Other (please share) 13.8%
Lack of family / personal time 4.8%
867 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If your income became 0, for how long would you be able to maintain your current lifestyle?
By Konstantin Kisin - featured on Dec 18, 2016
2-3 months 17.9%
2 years + 13.2%
Uhh... until lunch? 12.4%
Other - N/A 12.3%
A month 11.9%
3-6 months 11.7%
6-12 months 8.2%
1-2 years 7.4%
A week 4.9%
788 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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My 2016 in translation has been
By anonymous - featured on Dec 17, 2016
Mostly positive 67.7%
Neutral 19.5%
Mostly negative 8.7%
Other (please share) 4.1%
931 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you couldn't be a freelance translator, what other kind of freelancer would you be ?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 16, 2016
Other (please share) 26.9%
Writer/reporter/journalist 22.9%
Language teacher 21.7%
Artist 8.4%
Medical professional 8.3%
Legal professional 7.4%
Architect/Construction engineer 4.4%
1020 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you help in the creation of a tool that actually eliminates the need for human translation?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 15, 2016
No! 44.5%
The scenario will never be possible 31.5%
It depends... 10.4%
Yes! 5.2%
Other 5.0%
I already am! 3.2%
1091 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you send Christmas/New year presents or greetings to your clients?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 14, 2016
No 43.1%
Not usually 21.4%
Yes, but to my best clients only 16.6%
Yes 10.1%
It depends / Other (please share) 8.8%
1145 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you feel pressure to maintain or raise your income in comparison with last year?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 13, 2016
Yes, somewhat 34.6%
No 31.1%
Yes, definitely 30.0%
Other 4.4%
1117 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you play language games, either for fun or to improve your skills?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 12, 2016
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What do you think is the latest age one should stop freelance translation?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 11, 2016
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For how long do you keep copies of projects you have completed?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 10, 2016
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Have you ever had a translation criticized by an obviously less experienced reviewer?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 9, 2016
Yes 64.2%
Possibly, I'm not sure 22.2%
No 11.3%
Other - N/A 2.3%
1059 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What concerns you most right now about the translation business?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 8, 2016
Lack of incoming work 29.0%
Late or non-paying clients 13.9%
Other (please share) 13.8%
I'm not concerned about anything 13.7%
Tightening deadlines 12.6%
Lack of quality 6.3%
Machine-translated source texts 5.3%
Non-native source texts 3.1%
Unfavourable text formats 2.3%
1091 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you the only person who uses your main work computer?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 7, 2016
Yes 85.7%
No 12.4%
Other - N/A 1.9%
1185 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have your own website as a professional translator?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 6, 2016
No 49.9%
Yes 34.5%
I am working on it 9.6%
I used to 3.6%
Other (please share) 2.5%
1169 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many books have you read so far this year?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 5, 2016
1 - 5 35.6%
5 - 10 17.4%
None 14.8%
More than 30 9.6%
10 - 15 8.4%
15 - 20 4.9%
I don't know 4.8%
20 - 30 4.5%
914 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you do while waiting for your PC/notebook to start up?
By Maciej Andrzejczak - featured on Dec 4, 2016
Get some coffee/tea/other 36.5%
Nothing 21.6%
Other - N/A 17.7%
Tidy up my workspace 13.6%
Clean my glasses/monitor 4.3%
Daydream 4.1%
Administrative tasks 2.2%
784 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have professional liability insurance?
By patriciacharnet - featured on Dec 3, 2016
No 68.9%
No but I've thought of getting it 14.2%
Yes 13.9%
Other - N/A 3.0%
1032 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you worked less in 2016 in comparison with previous years?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 2, 2016
No 61.7%
Yes 29.6%
I don't know 8.7%
1161 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you do your bookkeeping?
By Maeva Cifuentes - featured on Dec 1, 2016
I use a spreadsheet 35.9%
I have an accountant 27.5%
I use bookkeeping software 10.9%
Other (please share) 9.0%
I use a pen and notebook 8.6%
I don't pay attention to bookkeeping 8.2%
1076 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Deadline permitting, do you finalize a translation before the end of the day, or leave it overnight?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 30, 2016
Leave it overnight 45.6%
Before the end of the day 42.1%
Other - N/A 12.2%
1080 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Has your source language influenced your target language's grammar, syntax, vocabulary, etc.?
By Natalia Pedrosa - featured on Nov 29, 2016
Yes, a little 41.8%
Not at all 30.0%
I don't know 14.4%
Yes, a lot 9.7%
Other 4.0%
1045 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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