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Do you imagine what your clients look like if you have never seen them?
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Do you avoid watching the dubbed version of a film or show when possible?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 8, 2018
Yes 61.5%
I don't mind dubbing 15.6%
It depends on... (please share) 11.1%
Other 6.2%
I prefer the show/film be dubbed 5.6%
665 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you find it difficult to stay up to date with news and tech related to your work?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 7, 2018
Not really 40.6%
I don't really try to stay up to date 25.4%
Yes 16.1%
No 14.9%
Other 2.9%
837 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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My workload right now is:
By anonymous - featured on Apr 6, 2018
Pretty full 27.9%
Comfortable 26.6%
A bit on the light side 20.2%
What workload? 13.0%
Too much to handle 9.7%
Other 2.6%
1013 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever submitted a translation test and received no reply?
By Osama Elalwany - featured on Apr 5, 2018
Yes 77.3%
No 22.7%
947 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you make a good language teacher?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 4, 2018
I am/have been a good language teacher 35.1%
I don't think so 28.6%
I think so 14.8%
I don't know 11.1%
I am/have been a language teacher, and no 8.4%
Other 2.0%
986 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which do you usually find more enjoyable, the start or the end of a project?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 3, 2018
The end 44.3%
Never thought about it 28.8%
The start 20.8%
Other 6.1%
847 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many regular clients do you have at the moment?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 2, 2018
4 - 6 33.0%
3 18.0%
2 13.0%
7 - 10 12.2%
None 9.3%
1 7.7%
16 or more 3.9%
11 - 15 3.0%
740 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you a member of a local translators/interpreters association?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 1, 2018
No 60.5%
Yes 27.8%
There are none where I live 8.9%
Other 2.8%
686 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would it be difficult for you to fit in culturally in your source language's country/countries?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 31, 2018
No -- I've done it 42.8%
No 31.0%
Not sure 14.2%
Yes 5.1%
Yes -- I've tried 3.7%
Other 3.3%
762 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Translating without a CAT tool can produce equal quality at equal productivity as with a CAT tool.
By Jose Marino - featured on Mar 30, 2018
Agree on quality, not productivity 41.2%
Disagree 29.7%
Agree 14.5%
I don't know 9.2%
Agree on productivity, not quality 5.3%
898 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you be interested in a translator group buy for laptops or PCs?
By Anne Lee - featured on Mar 29, 2018
No 45.9%
Maybe 33.7%
Yes 20.4%
858 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever had to deliver late due to technical difficulties on your end?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 28, 2018
Yes 53.9%
No 35.8%
I don't remember 10.3%
916 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What would you do if working as a freelance translator was suddenly no longer possible?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 27, 2018
Look for another job you're qualified to do 58.2%
Other - N/A 11.9%
Take time off to reassess your priorities 11.3%
Study/ train for an alternative career 10.6%
Take early retirement 4.5%
Become a full-time housewife/-husband 3.5%
911 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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My household's monthly budget is approximately:
By anonymous - featured on Mar 26, 2018
1,000 - 2,000 USD 22.1%
500 - 1,000 USD 17.7%
I don't know 17.3%
2,000 - 3,000 USD 14.5%
< 500 USD 10.6%
3,000 - 4,000 USD 7.4%
> 6,000 USD 4.1%
4,000 - 5,000 USD 3.8%
5,000 - 6,000 USD 2.5%
688 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think it is important to work with more than one CAT tool to get more work?
By Jose Marino - featured on Mar 25, 2018
Yes 41.2%
No 37.7%
I don't know 11.2%
It depends on... (please share) 10.0%
690 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How would you rate your email signature?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 24, 2018
It's pretty good 34.2%
I don't have one 31.6%
It could use some work 13.5%
I don't know 10.0%
It's excellent 9.2%
It's a bit of a mess 1.6%
808 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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You get the same text to translate from two separate clients. You:
By anonymous - featured on Mar 23, 2018
Say nothing about it to either client 51.2%
Notify both clients 22.0%
Other 19.0%
Notify just one of the two clients 7.8%
862 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a linguistic background?
By Elisa Bianco - featured on Mar 22, 2018
Yes 65.3%
No 19.1%
Partially 12.9%
Other - N/A 2.8%
1017 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Has a client ever cancelled a project before the deadline but after you had finished the work?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 21, 2018
No 61.1%
Yes, once 23.8%
Yes, more than once 15.1%
946 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use an automatic "out of office" reply when you go on holidays or are otherwise unavailable?
By Sandrine Zérouali - featured on Mar 20, 2018
No 45.5%
Yes 33.1%
It depends 19.3%
Other 2.1%
1002 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever gotten bored while working on a project?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 19, 2018
Yes, sometimes 39.6%
Yes, occasionally 25.6%
Yes, often 23.1%
No 7.6%
Yes, once 2.1%
I don't remember 2.1%
778 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you publish your rates on your website/online profiles?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 18, 2018
No 55.4%
Yes 29.8%
No, but I used to 10.3%
Other 4.4%
725 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which of these do you find most stressful?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 17, 2018
Working against short deadlines 26.1%
Getting no project offers for a while 19.6%
Chasing late payments 14.2%
Getting too many project offers at once 12.4%
Resolving hardware or software issues 10.1%
Marketing / Finding new clients 7.2%
None of the above are stressful for me 3.5%
Starting with a new CAT tool or other software 3.2%
Administrative tasks 3.2%
Negotiating with new clients 0.6%
904 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you stand up from your desk while working?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 16, 2018
Once or twice an hour 40.7%
Not sure - not often 33.9%
Not sure - but it's often 13.8%
Other 4.6%
Every ten or fifteen minutes 4.2%
I work standing, ask me how often I sit down! 2.7%
949 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many computers/devices do you work on regularly?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 15, 2018
Just one 51.8%
Two 36.5%
Three 7.8%
Four 2.4%
Other - N/A 0.8%
Seven or more 0.5%
Five 0.2%
Six 0.1%
1015 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many messages do you usually keep in your inbox?
By Natalia Pedrosa - featured on Mar 14, 2018
More than 1,000 32.5%
I don't know 22.4%
0 - 10 15.1%
10 - 50 9.9%
200 - 500 4.8%
50 - 100 4.6%
100 - 200 4.0%
500 - 1,000 4.0%
Other 3.0%
983 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In your opinion, which is the ideal age to become a freelance translator?
By tilak raj - featured on Mar 13, 2018
I don't know 26.1%
Between 21 and 26 22.8%
Between 27 and 30 18.2%
Between 31 and 45 13.9%
Other - N/A 9.1%
After you turn 46 3.6%
Before you turn 20 3.0%
Between 36 and 40 2.1%
Between 41 and 45 1.3%
1059 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use printer in your office?
By tilak raj - featured on Mar 12, 2018
Yes 43.2%
Yes, but less and less now 36.6%
No 12.7%
No, but I would like to get one 5.2%
Other 2.4%
806 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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My dream project would be in/for:
By anonymous - featured on Mar 11, 2018
Any large or well-paid project 26.8%
A combination of some or all of the above 20.1%
Books /Arts 16.0%
High-level international organizations 10.6%
Movies / TV 8.6%
Other 8.5%
I have no idea 4.1%
None 2.4%
Government, national or local 2.3%
Projects offered by friends or family 0.7%
708 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you do when you receive a message in a language you don't know?
By Natalia Pedrosa - featured on Mar 10, 2018
I don't know, it's never happened 47.6%
I reply in one of my other languages 25.3%
Other (please share) 11.7%
I do not reply, I consider it rude 9.1%
I reply in my native language 6.3%
846 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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My CV is:
By anonymous - featured on Mar 9, 2018
Two pages long 47.6%
A page long 27.5%
Three pages long 11.5%
Four or more pages in length 6.3%
Less than a page long 2.9%
Other 2.5%
I don't have a CV 1.7%
1002 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Has a client ever sent you a message or file which was not intended for you?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 8, 2018
Yes 58.8%
No 29.5%
I don't remember 11.7%
954 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever accidentally sent a personal photo, instant message, or email to a client?
By Jessica Noyes - featured on Mar 7, 2018
No 71.4%
Not to my knowledge 19.2%
Yes 9.4%
979 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever felt your work as a translator was underestimated because of your gender?
By Susana E. Cano Méndez - featured on Mar 6, 2018
No (I'm a woman) 52.5%
No (I'm a man) 32.7%
Yes (I'm a woman) 8.5%
Other 4.5%
Yes (I'm a man) 1.8%
988 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many books on average do you read for leisure per month?
By Brita Fiess - featured on Mar 5, 2018
1-3 54.0%
None 29.4%
Other 7.4%
4-6 5.9%
7- 10 2.1%
More than 10 1.2%
752 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think freelancers are generally more, or less, socially inept than the rest?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 4, 2018
I've never thought about it 31.1%
I don't know 26.3%
More socially inept 15.7%
Less socially inept 14.0%
Other 12.8%
649 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What would you be doing right now, if not working?
By Nina Snoj - featured on Mar 3, 2018
Resting 25.3%
Other 19.0%
Reading 14.5%
Exercising 10.9%
Cleaning 9.5%
Studying 7.3%
Marketing 5.1%
Cooking/eating 4.9%
Invoicing 3.4%
861 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you find any linguistic beauty in technical translations?
By Susanna Martoni - featured on Mar 2, 2018
It depends 31.8%
Yes 28.0%
No 19.2%
I've never thought about it / I don't know 19.2%
Other 1.7%
930 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever been rude to a client or agency?
By dasein_wm - featured on Mar 1, 2018
No 53.1%
Yes, intentionally 24.2%
I don't know 11.1%
Yes, unintentionally 8.9%
Other 2.7%
992 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever been asked to translate a text and use InDesign (or similar) as part of the project?
By Lorenzo Rossi - featured on Feb 28, 2018
No 59.9%
Yes, once or twice 26.8%
Yes, many times 10.2%
Other 3.1%
923 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Does working alone ever feel "lonely" to you?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 27, 2018
No 39.1%
Only very occasionally 32.1%
Yes 17.6%
Never thought about it 7.4%
I don't work alone 3.8%
1023 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The last book I purchased for myself was:
By anonymous - featured on Feb 26, 2018
For leisure 61.9%
For both work and leisure 12.4%
For work 12.0%
I don't remember 9.5%
Other 4.2%
790 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Can you translate into your native language(s) at the same speed as into your non-native one(s)?
By Elías Sauza - featured on Feb 25, 2018
I only translate into my native language(s) 32.0%
Depends on the subject matter 29.0%
No 27.2%
Yes 8.0%
Other 2.2%
I don't know 1.7%
725 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Post-editing work will become increasingly common in the next few years:
By anonymous - featured on Feb 24, 2018
True 52.1%
Unsure 27.0%
Demand will stay about the same 17.2%
False 3.7%
821 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you modify your CV depending on a job's requirements?
By Natalia Pedrosa - featured on Feb 23, 2018
Yes, sometimes 42.3%
Hardly ever 22.6%
Never 17.1%
Yes, always 8.6%
I already have various CVs for different purposes 7.1%
Other 2.4%
949 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What would you consider the biggest barrier to becoming a freelance translator nowadays?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 22, 2018
Client-finding / marketing 44.4%
Being able to run a good freelance business 16.2%
Other (please share) 10.5%
The self-discipline required to work freelance 9.2%
Money to get started / set up 5.7%
Translation-specific education or training 4.3%
Tech knowledge or training 3.8%
Field-specific education or training 3.8%
Family / friend support 1.6%
Cultural or age-related considerations 0.6%
870 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you outsource some work to other translators?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 21, 2018
No 51.7%
Only very occasionally 31.4%
Yes 8.6%
No, but I'm thinking about it 6.1%
Other 2.2%
1011 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever taken a vacation lasting longer than a month?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 20, 2018
No 73.4%
Yes 20.0%
No, but I'm thinking about doing so 6.6%
1033 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you asked my clients, they might say...
By anonymous - featured on Feb 19, 2018
I am a good service provider of many they employ 40.2%
I am one of their star translators 30.7%
Other (please share) 14.0%
Stop! Why are you talking to my clients? Don't do that. 6.3%
They are indifferent to my existence as long as I'm turning in the work 4.3%
They probably don't know who I am by name 3.0%
They dislike me somewhat, but I provide results 1.6%
635 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In a month, I usually complete...
By anonymous - featured on Feb 18, 2018
Fewer than 10 different projects 34.2%
10 - 20 different projects 22.7%
I don't really keep count 17.7%
20 - 30 different projects 11.7%
30 - 40 different projects 5.6%
More than 50 projects 5.6%
40 - 50 projects 2.4%
695 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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