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Do you imagine what your clients look like if you have never seen them?
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How would you rate your overall business skills?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 17, 2018
Average 43.5%
Above average 27.4%
Excellent 10.9%
Below average 7.9%
I don't know 5.0%
Poor 4.0%
Other 1.3%
844 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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A reasonable cost for errors and omissions, liability and personal property loss insurance:
By anonymous - featured on Feb 16, 2018
$0 - I don't think E&O is needed 47.6%
I would or currently pay under €100 a year 18.2%
Other (please share) 16.8%
I would or currently pay €100 - €200 a year 10.6%
I would or currently pay €200 - €300 a year 3.0%
I would or currently pay €300 - €400 a year 1.7%
I would or currently pay over €500 a year 1.2%
I would or currently pay €400 - €500 a year 0.9%
691 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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As a translator, what is your quality assurance (QA) methodology?
By Assem AlKhallouf - featured on Feb 15, 2018
Comparative revision followed by target text QA check 46.7%
Target text QA check followed by comparative revision 16.3%
Other (please share) 12.0%
Target text QA check only 11.7%
Comparative revision only 8.5%
One-shot translation (none of the above) 4.8%
811 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do your clients provide you with style guides?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 14, 2018
Sometimes 30.3%
Not very often 25.0%
Almost never 22.2%
Often 12.6%
Never 7.7%
Always 2.2%
955 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think that an anonymous Blue Board would be helpful?
By Jose Marino - featured on Feb 13, 2018
No 50.2%
I don't know 31.4%
Yes 16.4%
Other 2.0%
940 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you pronounce the "ProZ" in ProZ.com?
By Agneta Pallinder - featured on Feb 12, 2018
Prozz 48.7%
Proze 26.4%
Pro-zee 9.4%
Pro-zed 8.0%
I've never said it out loud 4.1%
Other (please share) 3.4%
762 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you feel translation work has changed drastically in the last 5 - 10 years?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 11, 2018
Yes (please share) 37.2%
I don't know 36.2%
No 26.5%
701 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever had problems with the person proofreading your translation?
By Irène Guinez - featured on Feb 10, 2018
Not often 37.9%
Occasionally 30.6%
Never 20.0%
Other 6.3%
Frequently 5.2%
867 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have any of your current clients approached you about doing post-editing work?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 9, 2018
Yes 53.7%
No 39.0%
I don't know what post-editing is 7.3%
920 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever regretted agreeing to a contract without reading the details first?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 8, 2018
No 64.3%
Yes 35.7%
851 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you familiar with the LISA quality assurance (QA) Metric?
By Assem AlKhallouf - featured on Feb 7, 2018
No 80.6%
I have heard about it 12.3%
Yes 5.9%
Other 1.2%
962 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How punctual and consistent are you with your invoicing?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 6, 2018
Very 57.6%
Somewhat 26.7%
Not very 9.8%
Other 2.9%
I need someone to take care of that for me 1.9%
I have someone who takes care of that for me 1.2%
1004 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you're using Microsoft Word, which version do you currently use most of the time?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 5, 2018
Word 2016 37.5%
Word 2010 or Word 2011 23.3%
Word 2013 17.5%
Word 2007 or Word 2008 12.8%
Word 2003 or Word 2004 3.9%
I don't use it 3.7%
Word 2000 or Word X (2001) 0.6%
Word 97 0.6%
Word XP (2002) 0.1%
841 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you detest most about freelancing?
By Konbaz - featured on Feb 4, 2018
Payment delays and payment follow up 36.1%
Unjust rates 20.9%
Other (please share) 14.0%
Nothing 12.4%
Translating very small projects 10.4%
Doing tasks not related to my specialty 6.2%
693 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When you increase your rates, how do you handle existing clients?
By Ramona Ali - featured on Feb 3, 2018
I don't increase rates for existing clients 24.1%
I ask their opinion and negoatiate 17.4%
I haven't increased my rates yet 17.4%
I increase them, but more gradually 15.8%
No differently 9.2%
Other 8.6%
I increase them, but not as much 7.6%
829 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you find some of your clients have overly-complicated terms for work and payment?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 2, 2018
Yes 51.9%
Not really 36.7%
No 11.4%
910 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you disclose your real name in your online profile(s)?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 1, 2018
Yes 59.2%
Yes, but only profiles representing me as a professional 27.6%
No 7.4%
Other 4.5%
Yes, but only profiles not representing me as a professional 1.3%
998 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever felt your business may fail for good?
By Alan Corbo, CT - featured on Jan 31, 2018
No 53.4%
Yes 36.8%
Other 9.7%
915 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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"Machine learning will crack the code of language translation."
By Assem AlKhallouf - featured on Jan 30, 2018
It depends too much on the language pair and text type 37.3%
Wrong 29.6%
Maybe 19.2%
Other 7.3%
Correct 6.6%
942 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever been asked to "proofread" (instead of translate) a machine-translated document?
By Carlos Heise - featured on Jan 29, 2018
A few times 40.4%
Never 27.4%
Once 15.1%
Often 12.3%
Other 4.8%
773 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How would you describe your financial situation?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 28, 2018
Could be better 45.6%
Nothing to worry about 29.9%
I am deeply concerned about it 14.0%
Excellent 6.7%
Other 3.8%
763 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is January the slowest when it comes to work?
By A.Đapo - featured on Jan 27, 2018
Not always, but sometimes 40.3%
No 29.1%
Yes 17.5%
I don't know 13.1%
970 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When you check the profile of the "Featured Translator" on the home page, it's usually because of...
By Harry Hermawan - featured on Jan 26, 2018
I don't 38.1%
A combination of some or all of the above 19.4%
The photo 15.3%
The language pair 10.9%
Other 6.2%
What is the "Featured Translator"? 5.3%
The tag line 2.3%
The country 1.6%
The length of membership 0.8%
945 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What's the best thing about your job?
By Frances Bryce - featured on Jan 25, 2018
I can't pick just one 41.6%
Being my own boss 16.3%
Working from home 16.1%
Taking time off when I want 10.0%
It fits in with my personal commitments 5.4%
Using my languages every day 4.3%
Good money 2.7%
Other 2.5%
Using/developing a specialty 1.0%
1065 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is your phone mostly a work tool, or a distraction from your work?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 24, 2018
Half and half 32.5%
A work tool 23.7%
Neither 18.5%
A distraction 14.5%
It depends on the day 8.0%
Other 3.0%
1078 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Good translators and interpreters don't need to worry about marketing their services
By anonymous - featured on Jan 23, 2018
False 62.8%
It depends on... (please share) 13.6%
I don't know 12.6%
True 11.0%
1026 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much time do you spend on administrative tasks (e.g. invoicing, recording project details)?
By Paola Giardina - featured on Jan 22, 2018
A couple of hours per month 42.8%
A couple of hours per week 29.8%
I don't know 13.9%
Other 6.0%
A couple of hours per day 5.5%
None, someone else manages this for me 2.0%
746 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In general, what is your response time when clients contact you?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 21, 2018
Less than an hour 46.1%
I get back to them instantly 25.5%
1 - 3 hours 19.6%
I don't know 3.4%
3 - 8 hours 2.8%
12- 24 hours 1.4%
8 - 12 hours 0.8%
More than 24 hours 0.5%
792 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do any of your clients provide tech support for their translators?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 20, 2018
Yes 46.0%
No 34.3%
I don't know 19.7%
807 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you made changes to the way you serve your clients in the past few years?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 19, 2018
No 56.5%
Yes (please share) 26.4%
No, but I have some changes in mind 11.6%
Other 5.5%
803 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Who is the main income-earner in your household?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 18, 2018
I am 38.8%
Someone other than me 31.3%
I am the only income-earner 30.0%
947 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is it possible for a freelance translator to work efficiently without a dedicated work space?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 17, 2018
No 35.2%
Yes 31.9%
It probably depends on other factors (please share) 21.7%
I don't know 11.2%
1014 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Has source text quality worsened since you started translating?
By Gianni Pastore - featured on Jan 16, 2018
No, it's about the same 56.0%
Yes 19.4%
I don't know 17.8%
No, it's actually getting better 6.8%
931 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In general, how does your income compare with the average in your country of residence?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 15, 2018
Above average 28.1%
About average 25.4%
Below average 14.7%
Well above average 13.7%
Not sure 8.7%
Well below average 7.8%
Other 1.7%
773 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you lost your two top clients suddenly, would it be difficult to recover economically?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 14, 2018
Yes 57.5%
I don't know 21.3%
No 21.2%
741 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever translated from (or into) a language you do not master?
By Paola Giardina - featured on Jan 13, 2018
No 59.5%
Yes 22.4%
Yes, but not for a paying client 18.1%
919 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you were offered a well-paid position in-house, would you drop freelancing?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 12, 2018
No 43.5%
Not sure 33.8%
Yes 22.7%
1105 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many languages are spoken in your household?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 11, 2018
2 37.9%
0 - 1 36.5%
3 16.7%
4 6.1%
5 2.0%
8 or more 0.5%
7 0.3%
6 0.1%
1006 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you make feedback entries on the Blue Board?
By Ramona Ali - featured on Jan 10, 2018
Yes, occasionally 53.4%
No 23.0%
Yes, regularly 9.5%
Only when I have negative feedback 4.1%
Other 4.1%
Only when I have positive feedback 3.5%
What is the Blue Board? 2.4%
907 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever underestimated the work involved in a project and quoted too low?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 9, 2018
Yes, but not often 73.5%
Yes, frequently 10.6%
No 9.4%
I don't know 6.5%
955 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you often miss out on jobs because of your (native) language variant?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 8, 2018
No 51.5%
Only sometimes 20.3%
I don't know 15.2%
Yes 9.1%
Other 3.9%
715 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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At what age do you plan to retire?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 7, 2018
I'll decide when I get there 40.2%
I don't plan to retire 27.6%
66-70 7.7%
61-65 7.4%
over 70 7.1%
56-60 4.4%
55 or younger 3.2%
Other 2.3%
771 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have any professional New Year's resolutions?
By Gianluca Marras - featured on Jan 6, 2018
No 69.3%
Yes (please share) 30.7%
736 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In general, do new clients contact you first, or do you contact them?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 5, 2018
They contact me 57.8%
It's about half and half 28.9%
I contact them 13.3%
934 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many languages do you speak, read or understand OTHER THAN your working languages?
By Christine Andersen - featured on Jan 4, 2018
1 27.0%
2 26.9%
3-4 19.5%
none 17.3%
4-5 3.6%
More than 5 3.5%
Other 2.2%
984 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have less work towards the end of the year?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 3, 2018
Yes 32.0%
No, I have more work 28.4%
No, there is no change 23.3%
I'm not sure 10.5%
Other 5.8%
901 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you apply different rates depending on the client, or a standard rate for all?
By Carla Lopes - featured on Jan 2, 2018
I apply different rates for different clients 57.5%
My rates vary depending on the work, not the client 26.4%
I have a standard rate for all clients 11.3%
Other 4.9%
717 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you do when you find errors in a translation after delivering it?
By Konbaz - featured on Jan 1, 2018
I inform the outsourcer/client 47.2%
It depends (please share) 37.0%
I do nothing 8.0%
It's never happened to me 4.4%
Other 3.4%
597 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever lost a client over biting off more than you can chew?
By Alan Corbo, CT - featured on Dec 31, 2017
No 62.2%
I don't know 20.0%
Yes (please share) 15.4%
Other 2.5%
650 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is your work environment healthy and comfortable?
By Paola Giardina - featured on Dec 30, 2017
Yes, I think so 60.0%
Somewhat 30.9%
Not really 8.3%
Other 0.9%
787 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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