International Translation Day 2017

Join ProZ.com/TV for a FREE event on September 26-27th celebrating International Translation Day! 50+ hours of content, Chat, Live Q&A & more. Join 1,000's of linguists from around the globe as ProZ.com/TV celebrates International Translation Day.

Click for Full Participation

About ProZ.com quick polls

ProZ.com quick polls provide a quick, convenient (and unscientific!) way for translators to exchange opinions. To learn more, read the Poll FAQ »

As a site visitor, you can see the current and archived polls results. To be able to vote and discuss, please [log in] or [sign up] to ProZ.com.

How old were you when you did your first paid translation?
You have not voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (8)] [View this poll]


 
 

Archived polls

4134 polls, displaying 301 through 350 First   Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Next   Last
Do you work mostly with a PC or a laptop?
By SamuelDJones - featured on Nov 28, 2016
Laptop 51.1%
PC 39.9%
Both 7.1%
Other - N/A 1.8%
929 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (22)] [View this poll]

Are you willing to provide your ID/passport number for a contract with a client?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 27, 2016
No 38.1%
It depends 35.3%
Yes 23.7%
Other - N/A 2.9%
801 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (15)] [View this poll]

What has been your longest period of "famine"?
By Alan Corbo, CT - featured on Nov 26, 2016
A week or two 25.1%
Less than a week 18.1%
A month 17.1%
A few months 12.4%
Several months 10.4%
I don't know 10.0%
Other - N/A 6.8%
949 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (15)] [View this poll]

Should a freelance translator take weekends off?
By Sherif Ramadan - featured on Nov 25, 2016
Yes 62.5%
Other - N/A 27.1%
No 10.4%
1096 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (20)] [View this poll]

Do you think translators each have their very own writing style, regardless of the source text?
By Helen Portefaix - featured on Nov 24, 2016
To some extent, but it varies with the source text 50.9%
Yes, definitely 43.0%
No, the style solely depends on the source text 2.4%
I don't know 2.2%
Other - N/A 1.3%
1113 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (11)] [View this poll]

Can volunteer work lead to a job?
By Sherif Ramadan - featured on Nov 23, 2016
It depends 48.5%
Yes 20.4%
No 18.6%
Other - N/A 12.6%
1011 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (12)] [View this poll]

When do you find yourself more focused in your work?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 22, 2016
Very early in the morning 34.8%
It depends 31.3%
In the afternoon 12.7%
Late at night 11.6%
My concentration remains stable all day 5.8%
Other - N/A 3.8%
1140 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (13)] [View this poll]

What do you do if you finish your work earlier than the delivery deadline?
By Jina Yeo - featured on Nov 21, 2016
Deliver the work earlier 63.5%
It depends 30.1%
Wait until the deadline is reached to deliver it 4.8%
Other - N/A 1.6%
897 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (13)] [View this poll]

Have you ever been bored by a translation too easy to perform?
By Susana E. Cano Méndez - featured on Nov 20, 2016
No, never 53.0%
Yes, once or twice 24.7%
Yes, many times 17.5%
Other - N/A 4.8%
772 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (13)] [View this poll]

Have you ever succeeded in raising your rates with old, regular clients without losing them?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 19, 2016
Only once or twice 34.8%
I never tried 25.3%
Yes, always 22.8%
No, never 9.6%
Other - N/A 7.5%
957 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (16)] [View this poll]

Do you think your customers would pay you extra if you outsourced proofreading of your translations?
By Julian Holmes - featured on Nov 18, 2016
Unlikely 38.6%
Highly unlikely 28.6%
50/50 chance 11.3%
Other - N/A 11.0%
Likely 6.5%
Highly likely 4.0%
1032 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (17)] [View this poll]

Do you check the profiles of the translators shown as 'Featured translator'?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 17, 2016
No 67.9%
Yes 17.2%
Other - N/A 14.9%
1084 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (16)] [View this poll]

Which is the main reason that may lead you to decline a job from a creditworthy outsourcer?
By Nicole Blanc - featured on Nov 16, 2016
Unacceptable rates 39.8%
Too short a deadline 22.9%
Job not matching your fields of expertise 16.3%
Other - N/A 12.7%
Outsourcer's overall attitude 3.4%
Job difficulty level 3.2%
Long payment term 1.8%
1154 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (28)] [View this poll]

Do you offer a lower rate to attract a new client?
By Miroslawa Jodlowiec - featured on Nov 15, 2016
No, never 53.9%
Yes, occasionally 36.8%
Yes, often 4.9%
Other - N/A 4.4%
1173 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (19)] [View this poll]

Do you use good luck charms for good fortune in your business?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 14, 2016
I don't believe in those things 48.7%
No 39.0%
Yes 6.5%
Other - N/A 5.8%
829 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (16)] [View this poll]

Do you send an email confirming receipt of payments to your clients?
By Mario Freitas - featured on Nov 13, 2016
Only if the client requires it 45.5%
Never 26.9%
Always 18.3%
Other - N/A 9.2%
791 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (21)] [View this poll]

Do media reports of inaccurate translations help or hurt translators?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 12, 2016
I never thought about it 42.4%
Hurt 24.4%
Help 21.2%
Other - N/A 12.1%
845 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (12)] [View this poll]

Do you believe that no word is untranslatable?
By Ikram Mahyuddin - featured on Nov 11, 2016
No 62.0%
Yes 25.7%
Other - N/A 12.3%
991 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (19)] [View this poll]

Who is the boss?
By Chris S - featured on Nov 10, 2016
The client 48.9%
Other - N/A 31.2%
The translator 19.9%
967 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (33)] [View this poll]

Do you think that translators are respected overall?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 9, 2016
No, they are not really respected 38.6%
Yes, they are somewhat respected 38.3%
I don't know 12.8%
Yes, they are highly-respected 6.0%
Other - N/A 4.3%
1065 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (22)] [View this poll]

How often do you update your ProZ.com availability calendar?
By Yetta J Bogarde - featured on Nov 8, 2016
Never 34.3%
Monthly 21.5%
Less than monthly 15.4%
Whenever my schedule changes 14.9%
Other 7.7%
Weekly 3.5%
I didn't know I had one 2.6%
1110 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (19)] [View this poll]

Have you ever bought a product after translating about it?
By Maria Bellido Lois - featured on Nov 7, 2016
No, never 61.9%
Yes, once or twice 29.0%
Other - N/A 4.9%
Yes, many times 4.2%
810 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (19)] [View this poll]

Do you use speech recognition software when you translate?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 6, 2016
No, and I don't want to 51.5%
No, but I'd like to 29.6%
Yes, sometimes 9.7%
Other - N/A 7.0%
Yes, always 2.2%
742 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (20)] [View this poll]

Do your clients manage their source language content with terminology databases and glossary lists?
By Jeff Allen - featured on Nov 5, 2016
Yes, some do 53.1%
No 21.9%
I don't know 18.6%
Yes 3.2%
Other - N/A 3.2%
933 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (16)] [View this poll]

Do you make/keep annual reports for yourself of project numbers and types, new clients, etc.?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 4, 2016
No 57.5%
Yes 32.8%
Other - N/A 9.7%
1018 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (14)] [View this poll]

Do you think translators tend to be introverts?
By Helen Portefaix - featured on Nov 3, 2016
Yes 37.0%
No 22.0%
Never thought about it 21.7%
I don't know 15.3%
Other 4.0%
1116 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (17)] [View this poll]

Can you work on translation tasks on the go (i.e. at any time and anywhere)?
By sunshotpalace - featured on Nov 2, 2016
It depends 41.4%
No, never 23.0%
Yes, sometimes 22.7%
Yes, always 10.8%
Other - N/A 2.1%
1085 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (16)] [View this poll]

When investing in products and services for your work, which is the most important factor?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 1, 2016
Return on investment 44.2%
How central they are to actual translation work 36.0%
Other (please share) 9.3%
Price 7.2%
The time it takes to learn/use them 3.2%
963 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (22)] [View this poll]

What do you do against cold hands while typing or doing mouse work?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 31, 2016
I don't get cold hands 41.8%
Nothing - they get warm on their own 24.8%
Other (please share) 16.2%
I put my hands on the radiator/heater 8.8%
I wear gloves 8.5%
828 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (23)] [View this poll]

What do you do when your computer starts slowing down?
By Edward Potter - featured on Oct 30, 2016
I fix it myself 41.1%
I get someone to fix it for me 21.9%
Other - N/A 16.2%
Nothing 10.5%
I get a new computer 10.4%
791 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (19)] [View this poll]

Are you willing to present a sample of your actual work to a potential client if asked?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 29, 2016
It depends 41.8%
Yes 41.5%
No 14.5%
Other - N/A 2.2%
855 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (13)] [View this poll]

What is the most you have paid for a dictionary?
By Mario Chavez - featured on Oct 28, 2016
Other -N/A (please share) 16.7%
US $20-$40 13.2%
US $81-$120 12.5%
US $61-$80 11.8%
US $41-$60 11.6%
Less than US $20 9.6%
US $121-$150 9.3%
More than US $200 8.3%
US $150-$200 7.1%
882 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (15)] [View this poll]

Have you ever infringed a non-competition contract and got caught?
By Alexandra Villeminey - featured on Oct 27, 2016
No, never 72.1%
I don't sign non-competition contracts 15.7%
Other - N/A 10.1%
Yes, many times 1.1%
Yes, once or twice 1.1%
562 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (17)] [View this poll]

When quoting on jobs for which the poster specifies a budget, you...
By anonymous - featured on Oct 27, 2016
Quote your own expected rate 47.3%
Quote within the specified budget 24.1%
I don't quote on posted jobs 14.0%
Other - N/A 9.2%
Don't include a rate in your quote 2.4%
Quote above the specified budget 2.0%
Quote below the specified budget 1.0%
964 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (15)] [View this poll]

Have you found long-standing clients at ProZ.com?
By tilak raj - featured on Oct 26, 2016
Yes 64.3%
No 29.0%
I don't know 6.7%
1134 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (23)] [View this poll]

When you work on less technical, more creative documents, which is your approach?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 25, 2016
I adapt and make appropriate changes 73.0%
I don't work on these documents 10.5%
I stick to the original 9.6%
Other - N/A 6.9%
1046 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (18)] [View this poll]

Where do you live?
By Mary Worby - featured on Oct 24, 2016
In a city/town 65.4%
In a village 15.6%
In the suburbs 12.1%
In the middle of nowhere 5.2%
Other - N/A 1.8%
969 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (22)] [View this poll]

Have you ever translated the wrong file?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 23, 2016
No, never 65.4%
Yes, once or twice 29.5%
Other - N/A 4.3%
Yes, many times 0.8%
745 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (10)] [View this poll]

Do you follow a strict schedule covering every aspect of your work day?
By Jessica Noyes - featured on Oct 22, 2016
No, but I follow a rough schedule 34.3%
I have a schedule that I generally follow 28.4%
No, I carry out my activities at random 25.5%
I have a schedule that I follow consistently 6.3%
Other - N/A 5.5%
971 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (14)] [View this poll]

How often do you update your profile?
By Bora Tasdemir - featured on Oct 21, 2016
Every now and then 46.3%
I don't really update it 28.0%
Once a year 16.7%
Other - N/A 5.3%
Once a month 2.7%
Once a week 1.0%
1068 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (12)] [View this poll]

Is your income higher than the average in your age group in your country of residence?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 20, 2016
Yes 33.5%
No 30.1%
I don't know 21.7%
About the same 14.7%
1122 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (11)] [View this poll]

At what stage do you translate the fastest?
By Châu Nguyễn - featured on Oct 19, 2016
At the end of the project 34.0%
In the middle of the project 26.6%
I mantain a steady speed throughout the project 21.4%
Other - N/A 10.2%
At the beginning of the project 7.9%
1095 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (15)] [View this poll]

Do you like using outsourcers' project management/translation platforms?
By Gabriella Vento - featured on Oct 18, 2016
It depends on the platform 48.2%
No, not at all 39.2%
Yes, definitely 6.5%
Other - N/A 6.1%
1155 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (13)] [View this poll]

How do you feel when referred to as a "resource"?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 17, 2016
I don't care about it 43.0%
I am not a resource, I am a translator! 26.8%
Fine, that's how it is 17.4%
Other - N/A 12.7%
895 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (31)] [View this poll]

A great one-week vacation and a very high-paying job come concurrently. What do you do?
By Joyce A - featured on Oct 16, 2016
Go for the job 36.2%
Take the vacation 26.9%
Tough dilemma! 26.7%
Other - N/A 10.2%
854 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (15)] [View this poll]

"Translators know the name of everything and the meaning of nothing"
By anonymous - featured on Oct 15, 2016
I don't agree 65.0%
Only in areas other than their speciality fields 18.7%
Other - N/A 10.6%
I agree 5.7%
1006 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (24)] [View this poll]

Which is the best way to learn a new language?
By Montserrat S. - featured on Oct 14, 2016
Living abroad 64.5%
Language school/institute 13.6%
Other - N/A 12.3%
Self-teaching 6.0%
Private lessons 3.6%
1103 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (28)] [View this poll]

When did you start to feel 100% confident about your work?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 13, 2016
I still doubt sometimes 48.5%
After 5 years as a full-time translator 18.8%
After 1 year as a full-time translator 15.5%
Other - N/A 9.9%
After 10 years as a full-time translator 4.8%
Right after graduating 2.5%
1152 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (15)] [View this poll]

According to you, the main characteristic of your native language is...
By Aline Canino - featured on Oct 12, 2016
Its grammatical structure 36.1%
Other - N/A 26.4%
Its vocabulary 15.3%
Its pronounciation 12.0%
Its writing style 10.3%
1004 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (17)] [View this poll]

What position do you think is the best for a translator?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 11, 2016
Freelancer 64.8%
UN/EU translator 19.4%
Other - N/A 10.4%
In-house translator 5.4%
1125 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (17)] [View this poll]

4134 polls, displaying 301 through 350 First   Previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Next   Last



Your current localization setting

English

Select a language

All of ProZ.com
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search