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How old were you when you did your first paid translation?
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What percentage of your translation rate do you usually charge for editing?
By Mikhail Kropotov - featured on Oct 10, 2016
26-50% 38.4%
I don't offer editing services 21.1%
51-75% 12.1%
I charge per hour 12.1%
0-25% 9.6%
Other - N/A 5.0%
76-100% 1.1%
> 100% 0.5%
873 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you enjoy being an invisible translator?
By Mario Chavez - featured on Oct 9, 2016
Yes, I prefer to be invisible 39.0%
Sometimes 25.2%
Other - N/A 18.9%
No, but which choice do I have? 11.4%
Yes, but I wish I wasn't 5.5%
739 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you search KudoZ/KOG as part of your research while translating?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 8, 2016
Yes, sometimes 46.2%
Rarely 20.7%
Yes, always 18.7%
No, never 12.7%
Other - N/A 1.7%
1044 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you confuse genders when speaking in your non-native language(s)?
By Catharine Cellier-Smart - featured on Oct 7, 2016
No, never 29.7%
Rarely 28.8%
Yes, sometimes 22.0%
My non-native language doesn't have genders 9.9%
Yes, many times 7.1%
Other - N/A 2.5%
1217 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you charge a surcharge for translation of PDF to Word converted documents?
By EN/ES>DE - featured on Oct 6, 2016
No 48.5%
It depends 33.8%
Yes 11.9%
Other - N/A 5.8%
1073 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What writing skill would you like to develop to offer new services?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 5, 2016
Other - N/A 38.6%
Copywriting 22.3%
Web content writing 17.3%
Technical writing 12.9%
Business writing 9.0%
1002 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Did you notice an increase in the number of non-paying clients in 2016?
By Irène Guinez - featured on Oct 4, 2016
No 83.7%
Yes 9.1%
Other - N/A 7.2%
1206 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you mute incoming email notifications when working?
By Ulrike MacKay - featured on Oct 3, 2016
No 73.8%
Yes 14.7%
Other - N/A 11.5%
931 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the longest period you were out of work, as a freelancer?
By Veroniki Velli - featured on Oct 2, 2016
A couple of days 28.4%
A couple of weeks 27.9%
More than a month 19.2%
A month 10.7%
I have never been out of work 7.3%
Other - N/A 6.6%
807 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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After delivering a translation, do you ever get frustrated with the edits/choices of the reviser?
By Barbara Carrara - featured on Oct 1, 2016
Hardly ever 40.7%
Yes, often 33.0%
Other - N/A 14.4%
No, never 6.2%
Yes, very often 5.8%
1043 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What will you do to celebrate International Translation Day (September 30th)?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 30, 2016
Work 43.8%
Other - N/A 19.2%
Attend ProZ.com virtual conference 16.9%
I still don't know 12.6%
Relax at home 5.5%
Go to a powwow 2.1%
1064 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a social network account that connects you with other translators?
By Hikmat - featured on Sep 29, 2016
No 47.5%
Yes 46.6%
Other - N/A 5.9%
1121 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In your opinion, which factor is the most important when selecting a CPD course?
By Angus Stewart - featured on Sep 28, 2016
I don't undertake CPD 40.2%
Subject matter 22.1%
Other - N/A 14.2%
Course accreditation 6.8%
Reputation (of course provider) 6.0%
Online availability 5.2%
Cost 2.6%
Location (if attending in person) 1.9%
Time 1.0%
886 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In your opinion, which of these combinations is better to be more successful in your business?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 27, 2016
Depends on your languages/specialisations 36.0%
Fewer languages, more specialisations 25.2%
Fewer languages, fewer specialisations 14.0%
More languages, more specialisations 11.1%
Other - N/A 7.3%
More languages, fewer specialisations 6.4%
1070 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What aspect of the profession do you find most frustrating?
By Giuseppina Gatta, MA (Hons) - featured on Sep 26, 2016
Lowering rates 26.7%
Non-paying clients 19.5%
Other - N/A 14.7%
Hardware/software/PC problems 11.9%
Stress 9.7%
Too many taxes 9.2%
Unrewarding jobs 8.3%
899 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you listen to the radio while working?
By Norman Buhagiar - featured on Sep 25, 2016
No 66.0%
Yes 24.5%
Other - N/A 9.5%
797 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Can specialising in a field of translation lead to complacency in acquiring new knowledge?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 24, 2016
Yes 36.0%
I don't know 33.4%
No 24.0%
Other - N/A 6.7%
842 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever tried the Bates method (improving eyesight naturally) to improve your eyesight?
By Abdelmonem Samir - featured on Sep 23, 2016
I have never heard about it 76.7%
No, never 16.5%
Other - N/A 3.0%
Yes, but it didn't work 1.6%
Yes, it made some progress, but I didn't fully recover 1.5%
Yes, and I can see much better now 0.7%
1005 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use MT (Machine translation) in your work?
By Christopher & Rozilene Frye - featured on Sep 22, 2016
No, never 59.2%
Yes, occasionally 22.9%
Yes, most of the time 8.9%
Yes, always 5.9%
Other - N/A 3.1%
1081 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What part of your household income comes from your freelance activities?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 21, 2016
More than 80% 43.3%
From 50% to 80% 19.7%
From 30% to 50% 18.0%
From 10% to 30% 12.5%
Less than 10% 6.5%
1040 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you do to keep your back healthy during intense periods of work?
By Hege Jakobsen Lepri - featured on Sep 20, 2016
I exercise regularly 38.8%
I do nothing 29.6%
Other - N/A 13.2%
I've made my workspace ergonomicly sound 12.4%
I get massages/physiotherapy 6.0%
1045 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Did you reduce your work load when on parental leave?
By Jitka Komarkova (Mgr.) - featured on Sep 19, 2016
I've never been on parental leave 61.6%
Yes, to a great extent 11.8%
Other - N/A 10.8%
Yes, somewhat 9.3%
No, not at all 3.9%
Very little 2.6%
777 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When asked by a client how many words of a large project you can translate, you...
By anonymous - featured on Sep 18, 2016
Quote 100% of your daily capacity 31.8%
Leave 50% free for other possible work 25.0%
Leave 25% free for other possible work 22.2%
Other - N/A 21.0%
739 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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As a translator, do you prefer foreign movies to be dubbed or subtitled?
By Ikram Mahyuddin - featured on Sep 17, 2016
Subtitled 76.0%
Dubbed 13.0%
Other - N/A 10.9%
943 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In which format do you usually issue your invoices?
By M. Laut - featured on Sep 16, 2016
PDF document 67.5%
Word document 18.6%
Excel document 6.8%
Other - N/A 6.0%
Simple text in an email 1.1%
1077 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Income tax: how much do you have to pay in your country of residence?
By Michael Harris - featured on Sep 15, 2016
From 20% to 29% 35.2%
From 1% to 19% 29.1%
From 30% to 40% 16.0%
I'm exempted from taxes 10.3%
More than 41% 9.5%
970 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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"Early exposure to a foreign language may disrupt the acquisition of the first one". Do you agree?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 14, 2016
No 55.9%
It depends 19.4%
I'm not sure 14.2%
Yes 8.1%
Other - N/A 2.4%
1051 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you put off important financial decisions because of the uncertainty of being a freelancer?
By Alan Corbo, CT - featured on Sep 13, 2016
Yes, sometimes 42.2%
No, never 33.7%
Yes, many times 17.4%
Other - N/A 6.8%
1013 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which part of the computer is more important to you regarding your work as a translator?
By Ahmad Hosseinzadeh - featured on Sep 12, 2016
Other - N/A 35.3%
Monitor 23.5%
RAM 15.4%
Hard disk 14.3%
CPU 11.4%
739 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ask your clients to share the proofread version of documents you've translated?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 11, 2016
No, never 55.2%
Yes, sometimes 28.5%
Other - N/A 11.0%
Yes, always 5.2%
648 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is your eating pattern ever affected when you are working on a big and stressful project?
By Anne-Sophie Cardinal - featured on Sep 10, 2016
Yes, sometimes 53.8%
Yes, always 21.8%
No, never 21.2%
Other - N/A 3.2%
886 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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For those who work in-house, what do you like the most about it?
By Angus Stewart - featured on Sep 9, 2016
I don't work in-house 79.1%
Periodic payment (Salary) 8.8%
Other - N/A 7.5%
Regular working hours 2.4%
Work colleagues 2.3%
880 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In your opinion, translation bloggers...
By Leon Hunter - featured on Sep 8, 2016
Other - N/A 36.7%
Make an interesting contribution 27.6%
Are too full of themselves 18.4%
Help us to improve translators' visibility 10.8%
Frequently know too little about translation 6.5%
848 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If a CAT tool has increased your revenues, it is because...
By Hugo Martínez Andrade - featured on Sep 7, 2016
You now accept more projects 44.9%
Other - N/A 34.5%
I don't use CAT tools 17.8%
The rate is higher now 2.8%
935 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you replace your paper (book-form) dictionaries?
By Ulrike MacKay - featured on Sep 6, 2016
I don't use printed dictionaries anymore 42.7%
I don't replace them 35.5%
Every 5 to 10 years (if available) 6.9%
Other - N/A 5.4%
Every 3 to 5 years (if available) 4.9%
After more than 10 years 3.9%
I get every new edition that comes out 0.7%
988 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is September a slow month for you?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 5, 2016
No 49.5%
I don't know 33.3%
Yes 11.4%
Other - N/A 5.9%
835 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you suffer from hand related issues due to your work as a translator?
By Radek Lhotsky - featured on Sep 4, 2016
No 64.2%
Yes 27.2%
Other - N/A 8.6%
651 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you translate on Friday nights?
By MacLeod Cushing - featured on Sep 3, 2016
Only when it is necessary 41.0%
Yes, sometimes 32.2%
No, never 13.1%
Yes, always 10.0%
Other - N/A 3.7%
947 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever lost your inner peace because of a project?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 2, 2016
Yes, sometimes 53.0%
Yes, many times 23.0%
No, never 11.7%
Inner what? 8.5%
Other - N/A 3.8%
952 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Being a freelance translator has been ...
By Gianluca Marras - featured on Sep 1, 2016
the best job I could ever have 32.9%
a combination of the above 24.8%
just a job 12.1%
Other - N/A 10.6%
a second choice 9.9%
my dream since I was young 7.7%
a nightmare 1.9%
1008 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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On average, how many books do you read?
By Anne-Sophie Cardinal - featured on Aug 31, 2016
One book every few months 26.7%
I don't have time to read 17.7%
One book a month 17.5%
One book every two weeks 12.6%
Other - N/A 10.6%
One book a week 7.7%
> than one book a week 7.3%
1002 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How did you get your first translation job?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 30, 2016
Through a direct referral 41.5%
Through an online platform 27.0%
Other - N/A 22.2%
I don't know 4.0%
Through a social network 2.6%
I haven't gotten my first job yet 1.5%
Through my website 1.2%
1016 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you provide your phone number to clients if requested?
By Thomas Johansson - featured on Aug 29, 2016
Yes, always 65.6%
Yes, sometimes 26.8%
Other - N/A 3.9%
No, never 3.7%
790 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is there a language you would like to speak fluently but don't yet? (please share)
By polskiexpert - featured on Aug 28, 2016
Yes 84.1%
No 12.1%
Other - N/A 3.8%
637 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you inform potential clients you may not work with them if they have a low Blue Board score?
By Jenn Mercer - featured on Aug 27, 2016
No 52.8%
Yes 25.5%
Other - N/A 14.0%
I don't check the Blue Board record 7.7%
793 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ever take a day out to do administration work?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 26, 2016
No 60.2%
Yes 28.9%
Other - N/A 10.9%
910 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What has been your most effective strategy to get paid by very late payers?
By Oliver Lawrence - featured on Aug 25, 2016
Frequent emailing 34.3%
I've never had any very late payers 20.5%
Post an entry in their Blue Board 18.2%
Other - N/A 13.9%
Letter from lawyer/going to court 5.9%
Telephoning 5.8%
Using a debt recovery agency 1.4%
883 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you learned a language you have not been able to fully employ in your translation work?
By Alessandra Meregaglia - featured on Aug 24, 2016
Yes 63.8%
No 30.4%
Other - N/A 5.8%
906 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever learnt something by proofreading another translator's translation?
By Natalia Pedrosa - featured on Aug 23, 2016
Yes 83.2%
No 8.6%
Other - N/A 8.1%
997 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many holiday/vacation weeks do you usually take in a year?
By Mary Worby - featured on Aug 22, 2016
3 - 5 weeks 31.1%
1 - 2 weeks 26.9%
Other - N/A 18.0%
< 1 week 11.7%
5 - 8 weeks 9.2%
> 8 weeks 3.1%
772 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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