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Are you receiving fewer translation jobs than a year ago?
No 47.0%
Yes 35.4%
I'm not sure 13.0%
Other - N/A 4.6%
585 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How booked up are you for the coming month?
By anonymous - featured on May 30, 2018
My schedule is wide open 40.4%
Somewhat, could still take on quite a bit 16.0%
About 50% 13.2%
Around 75% 9.0%
I'm already fully-booked 9.0%
I don't know 8.3%
Other 4.1%
916 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever translated the same sentence the same way for two different clients?
By anonymous - featured on May 29, 2018
Yes 55.3%
No 25.7%
Other - N/A 13.3%
No: same sentence, different translations 5.8%
830 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you catch yourself paraphrasing sentences when reading a text in your source language(s)?
By Andrzej Niewiarowski - featured on May 28, 2018
Yes 53.1%
No 38.9%
Other - N/A 8.0%
665 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ever think in your source language(s)?
By Natalia Pedrosa (X) - featured on May 27, 2018
Often 37.1%
Sometimes 30.0%
All the time 21.2%
Hardly ever 5.2%
I'm not sure 2.5%
Never 2.1%
Other 1.9%
753 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever been asked to edit/proofread a text which you translated for different client?
By abufaraz - featured on May 26, 2018
No 82.4%
Yes 17.6%
831 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever mixed up the deadlines for different projects?
By Kuochoe Nikoi - featured on May 25, 2018
No 59.3%
Yes, but I caught the error in time 20.1%
Yes, and I delivered late/early as a result 17.0%
Other 3.7%
902 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Has it ever taken you a few months or even a year to send in an invoice?
By Betty M. - featured on May 24, 2018
No 61.3%
Yes 35.5%
Other 3.2%
966 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think your translation speed has improved over the last three years?
By anonymous - featured on May 23, 2018
Yes 67.4%
Not sure 18.4%
No 11.2%
Other - N/A 3.0%
1028 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much of your translation-related research involves Wikipedia?
By anonymous - featured on May 22, 2018
Less than 25% 41.7%
I don't know, but not much 17.2%
25 - 50% 15.0%
None 12.9%
I don't know, but a lot 5.4%
50 - 75% 4.2%
Other 2.0%
75 - 100% 1.5%
1012 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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My favorite dictionary is:
By anonymous - featured on May 21, 2018
Digital/online 72.6%
I don't have a favorite 14.9%
Hard cover 5.6%
Paperback 4.4%
Other 2.5%
951 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you engage in small talk with some of your clients?
By anonymous - featured on May 20, 2018
It depends on the client/culture 45.2%
Yes 30.9%
No 20.8%
Other 3.1%
779 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you feel some reviewers make changes to translations "just to change something"?
By Eva RUIZ - featured on May 19, 2018
Yes, sometimes 58.4%
Yes, almost always 22.1%
I don't know 13.1%
No 5.7%
Other 0.7%
985 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much of your income are you able to put into savings?
By anonymous - featured on May 18, 2018
1 - 10% 24.1%
0% 23.4%
10 - 20% 19.9%
20 - 30% 12.7%
40 - 50% 6.5%
30 - 40% 6.0%
50 - 75% 5.0%
75 - 100% 2.4%
1020 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Most of the texts you translate belong to...
By Serena Tutino - featured on May 17, 2018
Engineering/technical 22.5%
Other 19.0%
Marketing 15.2%
Medical 13.0%
Law 12.9%
Business/finance 9.9%
Art/literature 3.6%
Fashion 1.9%
Science 1.8%
Psychology 0.1%
1045 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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You accept a new client's job, and then find they have poor feedback from previous translators. You:
By Nadia Said - featured on May 16, 2018
Do the job anyway 46.3%
It depends on... (please share) 17.7%
Re-negotiate the conditions of the job 15.5%
Other 14.0%
Reject the job 6.5%
864 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In general, how long between submitting your quote on a job and the start of work on that job?
By Ruth Sato - featured on May 15, 2018
Hours 31.3%
Other 27.4%
1 - 2 days 21.9%
A few days 12.7%
Longer than a week 4.7%
A week 2.0%
789 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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As a freelancer, I'm going to…
By anonymous - featured on May 14, 2018
Stand out 44.3%
Other 20.7%
Hold out 15.7%
Burn out 9.7%
Wear out 3.9%
Opt out 3.4%
Peter out 1.9%
Back out 0.5%
619 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I consider most fellow translators to be:
By anonymous - featured on May 13, 2018
A combination of some or all of the above 46.0%
Colleagues 35.7%
Competitors 10.0%
Potential friends 4.4%
Other 3.1%
Mentors 0.8%
709 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you usually unwind and keep fresh for work?
By Christine Andersen - featured on May 12, 2018
A mix of things, nothing defined 55.3%
Walking, exercising, playing sports 20.7%
Reading, listening to music 7.1%
Other 6.4%
Spending time with family/friends 6.3%
Crafts, art, playing music 2.8%
Hobbies, collecting 1.5%
794 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How have your rates changed over the past 5 years?
By Leticia Klemetz, CT - featured on May 11, 2018
They have increased 43.6%
They have stayed more or less the same 41.9%
I haven't been working for that long yet 8.5%
They have decreased 3.3%
Other 2.5%
866 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which of these two do you prefer to make up your income?
By anonymous - featured on May 10, 2018
One or two big clients 53.1%
Various smaller clients 46.9%
912 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you had to work from an office on a desert island which one of the following would you take?
By anonymous - featured on May 9, 2018
Other 24.2%
Extra reading material for my down time 23.1%
My music 20.1%
My pet(s) 19.1%
Extra reference material to help with work 13.5%
852 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If money were no object, would you still translate for fun?
By anonymous - featured on May 8, 2018
Yes 51.4%
Not sure 27.6%
No 18.7%
Other 2.3%
980 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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On a scale of 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest), how happy are you at work in general?
By anonymous - featured on May 7, 2018
4 48.0%
3 24.9%
5 19.7%
2 4.2%
1 3.2%
758 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ever follow up with clients who have not contacted you for work in a while?
By anonymous - featured on May 6, 2018
No 52.3%
Yes 37.0%
Other 10.7%
652 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which of these most distinguishes you from others working in your language pair?
By anonymous - featured on May 5, 2018
My quality 37.0%
My expertise 25.3%
My years of experience 17.5%
Other 16.3%
My web presence 3.8%
810 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you say your current clients are also your ideal clients?
By anonymous - featured on May 4, 2018
For the most part, yes 46.2%
Only to a certain extent 30.9%
Yes 10.8%
Not really 9.1%
Not at all 3.0%
899 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you using DeepL or DeepL Pro?
By Rita Utt - featured on May 3, 2018
I don't know what that is 62.1%
No 24.1%
Yes 9.2%
No, but I would like to 3.2%
Other 1.4%
925 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you experienced payment-related issues when using a client's translation management system?
By anonymous - featured on May 2, 2018
No 54.8%
Yes (please share) 22.5%
None of my clients use a TMS 17.7%
Other 5.0%
734 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Who runs your household?
By anonymous - featured on May 1, 2018
It's a team effort 45.5%
I do 25.0%
I do, because I'm the only one 18.5%
Someone other than me 7.8%
Other 3.2%
977 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you had the choice, when booking a service, which would you prefer?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 30, 2018
It depends on the service involved 67.0%
A service provided by a freelancer 14.5%
A service provided by a company 7.8%
It doesn't matter 6.8%
Other 3.9%
690 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In which of these are you most interested?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 29, 2018
Expanding my business (new services, new clients) 42.6%
Running a business that's a steady, well-oiled machine 38.9%
None of the above 9.2%
Scaling down the amount of work I do 5.5%
Getting out of the business to do something else 3.7%
673 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I've been working with my biggest client for:
By anonymous - featured on Apr 28, 2018
5 - 10 years 25.6%
1 - 3 years 20.5%
3 - 5 years 17.8%
Over ten years 17.7%
Less than a year 8.5%
I have no clients at the moment 6.2%
I don't know how long 3.6%
932 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When we colonize the moon or Mars, how soon will we need to send translators and interpreters?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 27, 2018
There will be no need to send them at all 37.2%
Immediately 32.6%
Whenever, no rush 18.1%
Other (please share) 12.1%
803 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which of these best describes you in your professional dealings?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 26, 2018
Reserved 55.4%
Outspoken 33.0%
Passive 6.6%
Aggressive 5.0%
879 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What motivates you the most?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 25, 2018
Money 36.6%
Success 15.8%
Family 14.6%
Other (please share) 13.8%
Recognition 12.7%
My faith 6.5%
981 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which of these professions do you think has the most parallels with translation?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 24, 2018
Crime Scene Investigator 45.9%
Psychiatrist / Psychologist 19.2%
Cartographer 14.8%
Athlete 5.3%
Hitman 4.0%
Beach Bum 4.0%
Welder 3.6%
Physical Therapist 3.0%
769 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How would you describe your performance in school?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 23, 2018
Above average 70.8%
Average 26.3%
Below average 2.9%
801 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I usually use my weekends to...
By anonymous - featured on Apr 22, 2018
A combination of some or all of the above 58.6%
Rest, relax, spend time with friends and family 19.2%
Work 8.5%
Get caught up on some work-related tasks 5.2%
Other 3.8%
Take care of non-work related tasks 3.6%
Travel 1.1%
715 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you usually do when you receive a job with a very low rate?
By Konbaz - featured on Apr 21, 2018
I turn the job down 34.4%
I ignore it and do not reply 32.1%
I ask for a better rate 24.1%
Other (please share) 7.7%
I send the sender to the spam box 1.7%
875 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Your strategy against inflation/exchange rate fluctuations is...
By Alan Corbo, CT - featured on Apr 20, 2018
No particular strategy 40.0%
Adjust your rates accordingly 17.1%
A combination of these 16.9%
Inflation/exchange rate fluctuations are not a problem for me 14.8%
Other 5.6%
Try to reduce expenses 3.2%
Work more hours 2.3%
832 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever applied Feng Shui in your office/work station?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 19, 2018
No 76.8%
I don't know what that is 11.3%
Yes 8.7%
I don't know 1.8%
Other 1.4%
952 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you consider the country you are currently living as your home?
By Egmont Schröder - featured on Apr 18, 2018
Yes 81.8%
I don't know 9.2%
No 9.1%
1049 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you aware of and prepared for the the European Union's GDPR?
By Paulo Caldeira - featured on Apr 17, 2018
I don't know 46.1%
No preparation is needed on my part 21.9%
Yes, I am aware but not prepared 19.9%
Other (please share) 6.5%
Yes, I am aware and prepared 5.8%
851 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What would most surprise St Jerome if he were to look at translation today?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 16, 2018
The technology involved 50.4%
The quickness with which most things get translated 16.5%
Other (please share) 12.6%
The number of translators 7.7%
The things that get translated 7.7%
The money involved in translation 5.0%
674 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you make time for your partner when you're busy?
By Adél Durst - featured on Apr 15, 2018
It's not a problem/my partner understands what I do 41.4%
I don't have a partner 26.2%
I alter my working hours 14.5%
Other (please share) 6.3%
It's not a problem/my partner does what I do too 5.2%
I don't know 4.8%
Actually, my partner left me because of my job 1.2%
Actually, I left my partner because of my job 0.3%
649 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Every freelancer needs their own office.
By anonymous - featured on Apr 14, 2018
True 40.7%
False 29.7%
It depends on... (please share) 29.6%
889 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What internet speed do you NEED to be efficient as a translator?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 13, 2018
I don't know 32.9%
100 Mbps or more 13.6%
Between 50 and 100 Mbps 12.8%
I'm OK with under 10 Mbps 10.4%
Around 10 Mbps is fine 9.8%
Between 25 and 50 Mbps 9.0%
Between 10 and 25 Mbps 8.5%
Other 3.1%
878 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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"April showers bring..."
By anonymous - featured on Apr 12, 2018
No change in my workload 50.1%
More work 27.8%
Less work 12.8%
Other (please share) 9.3%
878 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Does the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) concern you?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 11, 2018
I don't even know what that is 44.3%
Not really 26.9%
Yes 15.5%
Not at all 8.8%
Other 4.6%
878 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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