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How important is the size of your monitor to your work?
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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%
581 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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How many work-related browser tabs do you have open at the moment?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 21, 2018
2 - 5 44.1%
6 - 9 21.0%
Just one 12.3%
None 11.5%
10 - 15 6.8%
16 - 20 2.2%
More than 20 (please share!) 2.2%
739 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I upgrade my software...
By anonymous - featured on Jul 20, 2018
Only when it is absolutely necessary 40.3%
As soon as updates are made available 22.4%
A while after updates are made available 19.6%
It depends on... (please share) 13.3%
Never 2.2%
Other 2.2%
760 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think working as a translator has had a considerable impact on your reading speed?
By Marcel Gomez - featured on Jul 19, 2018
Yes 41.1%
No 35.1%
I'm not sure 23.7%
834 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The best way to relax after a long and intense job is to...
By Milena Taylor - featured on Jul 18, 2018
Go for a walk / swim 32.5%
Go to sleep 22.7%
Watch a movie / TV 14.9%
Other (please share) 13.8%
Visit with friends / family 8.7%
Read a book 5.7%
Start another project 1.8%
843 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Where do you get most of your books?
By Rosa Grau (X) - featured on Jul 17, 2018
From online bookshops 33.5%
From traditional bookshops 28.0%
From e-downloads 16.4%
Other (please share) 10.9%
From public libraries 6.9%
From other people 3.0%
From university libraries 1.3%
788 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Does the low-cost sector in translation business worry you?
By Wolfgang Vogt - featured on Jul 16, 2018
Yes 55.7%
No 30.4%
Haven't thought about it 13.9%
704 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever resented having to learn/speak a language?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 15, 2018
No 73.7%
Yes 11.3%
Not resented, but disliked 10.3%
Other 4.8%
585 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you have a business website, have you made any changes to make it GDPR compliant?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 14, 2018
Other - N/A 39.2%
No, it doesn't affect me 26.5%
Yes 13.2%
No, I'm not sure if I have to 13.0%
No, but I'm planning to 8.1%
592 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you believe a non native speaker should proofread your translation?
By Isabelita Echevarria Prengel - featured on Jul 13, 2018
No 61.4%
It depends on ... (please share) 23.0%
I don't mind 13.0%
Other - N/A 2.6%
831 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you provide references if a new client requests them?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 12, 2018
Yes 42.5%
No 21.8%
It depends on... (please share) 16.1%
Not sure, it's never happened 15.1%
Other 4.5%
800 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is there such thing as a "loyal client"?
By samah A. fattah - featured on Jul 11, 2018
Yes 61.0%
I don't know 21.3%
No 15.4%
Other 2.4%
807 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is there a union for translators in your country?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 10, 2018
Yes, but I'm not a member 36.1%
I don't know 21.3%
Yes, and I'm a member 13.2%
No, but if there was, I'd join it 12.6%
No, and I don't think it would be helpful 11.2%
Other (please share) 4.1%
No, but I'd like to help form one 1.6%
760 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many TMs do you usually use (excluding those provided by clients)?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 9, 2018
1 28.0%
Other 26.1%
2 17.7%
5 or more 15.4%
3 7.3%
4 5.5%
617 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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For book translations, do you charge less than your regular non-book rate?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 8, 2018
I don't do those, but wouldn't charge less 28.5%
No, I charge the same or more 20.4%
Other (please share) 15.4%
I don't do those, but might charge less if I did 14.8%
Yes, I do/have done so, up to 20% less 9.5%
Yes, I do/have done so, up to 40% less 3.6%
I did in the past, but don't charge less now 3.0%
I might charge less if... (please share) 2.8%
Yes, I do/have done so, more than 40% less 1.8%
494 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever suffered from occupational burnout as a result of your activity as a translator?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 7, 2018
No, never 58.8%
Yes, recently (less than 5 years ago) 31.9%
Yes, some time ago (more than 5 years ago) 9.3%
702 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you get to speak your source language?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 6, 2018
Daily 49.2%
Not very often at all 26.6%
At least once a week 13.4%
At least once a month 5.8%
Never 2.6%
Other 2.4%
917 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you incorporated new payment methods for your clients in the last two years?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 5, 2018
No 73.9%
Yes 26.1%
759 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have any office equipment that would now be considered obsolete, or almost obsolete?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 4, 2018
No 49.8%
I don't know 25.3%
Yes (please share) 24.9%
711 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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My client-negotiating skills are:
By anonymous - featured on Jul 3, 2018
Adequate 34.2%
Good 27.6%
I don't know 14.2%
Poor 14.0%
Excellent 8.3%
Other 1.6%
815 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever lost a project by not following the client's instructions?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 2, 2018
No 77.4%
I don't know 10.6%
Yes 8.2%
No, but I know of people who have 3.7%
643 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you keep plants around your workspace?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 1, 2018
Yes 36.1%
No, I don't want to 26.7%
No, but I'd like to 21.3%
No, I can't 8.4%
Other 7.6%
634 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many times do you proofread your translations?
By Irène Guinez - featured on Jun 30, 2018
Once 37.4%
Twice 30.8%
It depends on... (please share) 16.3%
Three times 7.9%
More than three times 4.7%
Zero times 2.8%
847 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Over the next six months, I am expecting my workload to:
By anonymous - featured on Jun 29, 2018
Stay about the same 35.6%
Increase 32.5%
I don't know what to expect 22.6%
Decrease 5.1%
I haven't thought about it 4.2%
885 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Business-wise, has the second quarter of 2018 been better than the first?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 28, 2018
About the same 43.7%
Yes, better 36.1%
No, worse 15.8%
Other - N/A 4.4%
792 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Does your significant other have the same native language as you do?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 27, 2018
Yes 50.7%
No 31.2%
Other - N/A 18.2%
837 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many dictionaries do you use on a regular basis?
By Anna Augustin - featured on Jun 26, 2018
2 - 5 74.8%
Only one 7.6%
6 - 9 6.0%
None 4.8%
Other 3.6%
Ten or more 3.2%
913 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you submit feedback on the Blue Board?
By Yetta J Bogarde - featured on Jun 25, 2018
I don't submit feedback on the Blue Board 22.1%
Once in a while, when I think about it 21.3%
Whenever I have negative/positive remarks 19.2%
When a client asks for feedback there 15.3%
Other 10.3%
Only when I want to complain about a client 8.5%
I have a routine of sharing my assessments 3.2%
620 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you work with agencies not listed in the Blue Board, or with no feedback entries?
By Isabelita Echevarria Prengel - featured on Jun 24, 2018
Yes 43.9%
It depends on... (please share) 30.7%
No 17.5%
Other - N/A 7.9%
567 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How important is translation tool training for you?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 23, 2018
Useful, but not necessary 41.8%
Important 19.8%
Not important at all 16.6%
Very important 12.9%
I don't know 6.3%
Other 2.5%
1023 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many of your clients ask you to work with Trados?
By Dr. Tilmann Kleinau - featured on Jun 21, 2018
Many of them 22.1%
None of them 22.1%
Some of them 21.3%
A few of them 17.8%
Most or all of them 16.7%
920 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I am usually up and working during most of my clients' business hours.
By anonymous - featured on Jun 20, 2018
True 69.1%
False 17.4%
I don't know 13.4%
878 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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