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How old were you when you did your first paid translation?
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Where are you at this moment?
By Sherefedin MUSTAFA - featured on Nov 10, 2005
Europe 68.2%
North America 12.7%
South America 9.9%
Asia 7.5%
Africa 1.1%
Australia 0.5%
1158 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Has your health been affected since you became a translator?
By Angela Arnone - featured on Nov 9, 2005
No, not at all 50.2%
I'm somewhat less healthy 31.7%
I'm much less healthy 7.3%
I'm somewhat more healthy 7.2%
I'm much more healthy 3.6%
889 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What percentage of your current income do you put aside for a private pension?
By Marco Oberto - featured on Nov 7, 2005
None - I can't save 40.9%
<5% 17.6%
5-10% 14.6%
None- I don't want to save 13.1%
10-20% 7.7%
>20% 6.2%
809 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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At lunchtime, do you stop to eat or carry on typing as you eat?
By Paula Gayol - featured on Nov 6, 2005
I stop and eat in another room 65.9%
I stop and eat in the same room 19.6%
I keep typing. 14.5%
774 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much work did you have in October?
By Ana Naglić - featured on Nov 5, 2005
As usual 32.5%
More than average 28.2%
Less then average 27.3%
I'm just starting 12.0%
834 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Apart from going platinum, what ProZ.com activity has boosted your profile views most?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 4, 2005
KudoZ 66.4%
Participaing in forums 12.8%
Other (please comment) 12.5%
Submitting glossaries 3.4%
Getting featured 3.4%
Publishing an article 0.8%
Organizing a powwow 0.7%
592 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Can you touch type?
By Hynek Palatin - featured on Nov 3, 2005
Yes 62.6%
No 37.4%
862 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have high speed internet?
By Monika Coulson - featured on Nov 1, 2005
Yes 87.8%
No, and I will not soon 6.6%
No, but I will soon 5.5%
831 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How long do you spend initially when you encounter a difficult term or phrase?
By Stephen Rifkind - featured on Nov 1, 2005
Until I find the right translation 46.8%
5 minutes 15.9%
1-2 minutes 15.6%
10 minutes 11.5%
I skip it immediately 10.2%
807 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you were to start over, would you again chose to be a translator/interpreter?
By Sandra C. - featured on Oct 31, 2005
yes, absolutely 47.6%
yes, probably 27.8%
maybe 12.8%
probably not 6.6%
absolutely not 3.1%
dont' know 2.2%
742 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When working with clients you met at ProZ.com, what is the most used method of payment?
By Lorenia Rincon - featured on Oct 30, 2005
Wire transfer 51.4%
Paypal 21.8%
Check, mailed to you 14.6%
Other (please discuss) 5.6%
Moneybookers 4.0%
Money order 2.5%
628 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you lose higher-paying jobs because you are busy with lower-paying ones?
By Harry Bornemann - featured on Oct 29, 2005
Sometimes 53.5%
Never 43.6%
Often 3.0%
677 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Freelancers: What part of your working time goes to administration?
By Marion Schimmelpfennig - featured on Oct 28, 2005
<10% 52.2%
10-20% 28.9%
20-30% 9.3%
0% (someone does it for me) 5.2%
30-40% 2.2%
>40% 2.2%
785 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you feel that your work is worth more than you actually charge?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 27, 2005
Sometimes 59.4%
Yes, always 34.6%
No, never 3.6%
Not sure 2.5%
893 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much has being a certified translator / interpreter helped you in your career?
By Kim Metzger - featured on Oct 26, 2005
I am not certified 62.8%
A little 15.8%
A lot 14.8%
Not at all 6.5%
751 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much has being a member of an association of translators helped you in your career?
By Harry Hermawan - featured on Oct 25, 2005
I have never been a member of an association 56.5%
A little 18.5%
Not at all 14.8%
A lot 10.2%
568 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Should there be a ProZ.com forum dedicated to English syntax, grammar, etc.?
By Marcus Malabad - featured on Oct 24, 2005
Yes 65.1%
No 34.9%
739 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you have ever not been paid for a translation delivered, have you taken legal action?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 23, 2005
I have always been paid. 49.5%
No, I have not taken legal action. 37.4%
Yes, I have taken legal action. 13.2%
835 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you start working on a job and the client withdraws it, do you charge for the work you have done?
By Muriel Vasconcellos - featured on Oct 21, 2005
I have not had this experience. 42.8%
Yes - and clients pay. 27.2%
It depends. 17.1%
Yes - but sometimes clients don't pay. 9.6%
I don't charge. Nothing was delivered. 3.3%
820 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you request a Purchase Order for your jobs?
By Paulo Celestino Guimaraes - featured on Oct 20, 2005
Sometimes 44.3%
Always 33.1%
Never 22.6%
836 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you desert clients when you find better rates with new ones?
By Elías Sauza - featured on Oct 19, 2005
No 32.6%
Sometimes 29.3%
I have not been in that position. 26.7%
Yes 11.4%
782 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How has using ProZ.com affected your income?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 18, 2005
My income is up 53.4%
My income is unaffected 45.2%
My income is down 1.4%
710 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the primary reason you became a translator?
By Ramona Ali - featured on Oct 17, 2005
I love it. 46.9%
It's what I'm good at. 25.7%
To work from home. 16.7%
Other (please discuss) 5.0%
It's lucrative. 4.5%
My disability limits options. 1.2%
915 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever refused a translation assignment on moral grounds?
By Zsanett Rozendaal-Pandur - featured on Oct 16, 2005
No 67.8%
Yes 32.2%
596 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is your most important resource while translating?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 15, 2005
Dictionaries (electronic) 32.4%
Search engines (Google, etc.) 31.0%
Dictionaries (paper) 18.9%
My own TMs and glossaries 5.3%
KudoZ and ProZ.com term search 4.7%
Termium / Eurodicautom (online) 3.9%
Other (please comment) 3.6%
Friends 0.2%
815 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you heard of Translators4Kids?
By Marion Schimmelpfennig - featured on Oct 14, 2005
No, what is it? 65.6%
Yes, but I'm not a volunteer 19.9%
No, and I'm not interested in it 10.4%
Yes, I'm a volunteer 4.1%
730 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the main reason you do NOT plan to come to Krakow for the 3rd ProZ.com conference?
By Csaba Ban - featured on Oct 13, 2005
Travel expenses too high 39.1%
I will be busy at that time 19.7%
Other reason (please comment) 12.5%
I do not find it worthwhile 8.7%
I will attend! 6.4%
I have not heard about this event 5.6%
I do not like socializing 4.5%
Conference fee too high 3.6%
755 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do/would you deliver translation memories to your clients along with your translations?
By Mariana Moreira - featured on Oct 12, 2005
I do / would, when requested 51.1%
I don't use TM tools 27.7%
I do not and would not 12.6%
Not sure 6.3%
Yes, I always do 2.3%
779 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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On a monthly basis, what % of your work is recurrent (i.e. projects definitely planned every month)?
By Alexa Dubreuil - featured on Oct 11, 2005
0% 45.2%
1-20% 34.8%
21-40% 8.8%
41-60% 6.3%
81-100% 2.8%
61-80% 2.1%
702 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you be interested in mentoring a new member on the site?
By Patrick Dotterer - featured on Oct 10, 2005
Maybe 35.0%
No 24.9%
Yes 23.5%
I am a new member. 16.6%
646 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When you need help with ProZ.com, where do you go first?
By Patrick Dotterer - featured on Oct 9, 2005
FAQs 44.0%
Forums 29.3%
Support center 16.3%
Moderators 7.6%
Users manual 2.8%
502 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you advertised in the local telephone directory?
By Stephen Rifkind - featured on Oct 8, 2005
No. 83.2%
Yes - but it did not pay off. 11.0%
Yes - and it paid off. 5.9%
748 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use the hosting space, and email service, that comes free with ProZ.com platinum membership?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 7, 2005
No 41.9%
I am not platinum 37.7%
Yes 11.4%
I didn't know these were included 8.9%
806 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is Kofi Annan a native speaker of English?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 6, 2005
No 73.2%
Yes 26.8%
512 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is Arnold Schwarzenegger a native speaker of English?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 5, 2005
No 90.6%
Yes 9.4%
530 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ever charge by the character?
By María Eugenia Wachtendorff - featured on Oct 5, 2005
No 72.6%
Yes 27.4%
691 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How busy are you this year, compared to last?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 4, 2005
Busier this year. 55.3%
About the same. 28.1%
Less busy this year. 16.6%
759 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you own a CAT, was it worth the investment?
By xxxMihai Badea - featured on Oct 4, 2005
Yes. 59.2%
I dont know. 27.0%
No. 13.8%
660 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In how many broad fields of expertise (as defined by ProZ.com) do you actually translate?
By Dan Marasescu - featured on Oct 3, 2005
3 27.8%
Over 5 22.1%
4 17.8%
2 15.7%
5 10.4%
1 5.6%
0 - I only translate general texts. 0.6%
625 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you currently belong to an association of translators or interpreters?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 2, 2005
No 64.6%
Yes 35.4%
756 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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On what percentage of your work do you use CAT tools?
By Walter Landesman - featured on Oct 1, 2005
I never use a CAT tool. 28.6%
80-99% 23.0%
I always use a CAT tool. 16.7%
1-20% 10.1%
60-80% 9.0%
40-60% 8.3%
20-40% 4.4%
804 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you worry most about in your work?
By Channa Montijn - featured on Sep 30, 2005
Not having enough work 35.2%
Deadlines 24.5%
Being paid 11.7%
How to translate words / sentences 9.5%
None of the above 7.7%
Understanding content 7.3%
Technical issues (tools, fomatting...) 4.1%
912 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When would you apply a volume-related discount to your rates?
By Gerardo Comino - featured on Sep 29, 2005
Big projects 56.1%
Never 28.0%
Big clients 11.6%
Other (please comment) 4.4%
665 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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During which period do you get the most work?
By Julio Torres - featured on Sep 28, 2005
Jul-Aug 25.7%
Sep-Oct 21.7%
May-Jun 17.2%
Mar-Apr 15.2%
Nov-Dec 11.8%
Jan-Feb 8.4%
692 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you handle 100% TM matches for free? (TM provided by the client.)
By Katalin Horváth McClure - featured on Sep 27, 2005
No, but I discount deeply 38.7%
No, I charge my full rate 20.2%
Yes, with conditions 17.1%
No, but I discount slightly 15.6%
Yes, unconditionally 8.3%
659 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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As a freelancer working fromhome, what do you find most difficult to deal with?
By Roberta Anderson - featured on Sep 26, 2005
Self marketing 24.0%
Time management 22.8%
Isolation 16.1%
Admin tasks 13.7%
Professional development 7.2%
Technical issues 6.3%
Clients 5.0%
Other (pls discuss in forum) 4.9%
679 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many children (age 0-18) do you have living in your household?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 25, 2005
None 63.2%
1 18.5%
2 12.5%
3 3.9%
4 or more 1.9%
671 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you satisfied with your income from work?
By Ulrike Sengfelder - featured on Sep 24, 2005
satisfied 34.9%
somewhat 31.8%
dissatisfied 15.3%
very satisfied 11.3%
extremely dissatisfied 6.7%
771 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use the availability indicators?
By Nikki Graham - featured on Sep 23, 2005
Yes, always 35.8%
When I remember 22.3%
Sometimes 21.1%
No, never 20.8%
740 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many words can you translate per day (non-technical) with quality guranteed?
By Jianjun Zhang - featured on Sep 22, 2005
2,000 - 2,500 24.6%
2,500 - 3,000 19.7%
1,500 - 2,000 18.4%
3,000 - 3,500 10.5%
1,000 - 1,500 9.7%
3,500 - 4,000 7.2%
4,000 and up 6.7%
1,000 or less 3.2%
817 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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