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Do you think it is wise for translators to accept machine translation post-editing projects?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 2, 2016
No 56.7%
It depends 33.8%
Yes 4.8%
Other - N/A 4.8%
923 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often does your CAT tool fail or report an error?
By ventnai - featured on Jul 1, 2016
Once or twice a month 29.4%
Never 19.6%
I don't use CAT tools 18.6%
Other - N/A 18.1%
Once a week 6.0%
Several times a week 4.6%
Once a day 3.8%
991 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use term extraction tools?
By Mahmoud Basal - featured on Jun 30, 2016
No, never 77.4%
Yes, sometimes 11.9%
Other - N/A 8.7%
Yes, always 2.0%
986 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you offer a discount on term matching?
By Ashwin Goud - featured on Jun 29, 2016
No, I don't 50.2%
Yes, I do 27.0%
Other - N/A 22.8%
966 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Where do the majority of your projects come from?
By Milena Taylor - featured on Jun 28, 2016
Agencies 76.0%
Direct clients 10.7%
Evenly split between both 10.6%
Other - N/A 2.6%
1100 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How is the official language in your country of residence related to your translation work?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 27, 2016
It is your target language 54.2%
It is your primary source language 28.8%
Other - N/A 6.7%
It is a secondary source language 6.5%
It is not related to your translation work 3.8%
816 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you plan to keep your translation business as a long term family business?
By tilak raj - featured on Jun 26, 2016
No 54.3%
Yes 28.9%
Other - N/A 16.8%
692 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you coming to the ProZ.com international conference in Stockholm in September?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 25, 2016
No 91.6%
I don't know yet 6.5%
Yes 0.9%
Other - N/A 0.9%
952 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which marketing method is most effective for you?
By Angus Stewart - featured on Jun 24, 2016
Online directories 31.4%
Word of mouth 27.0%
Other - N/A 25.6%
My own website 7.2%
Social networks 7.2%
Attending industry events 1.7%
960 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you prefer to do in your free time?
By Morano El-Kholy - featured on Jun 23, 2016
Other - N/A 38.9%
Meet with friends 21.7%
Watch a movie 14.5%
Start a long planned trip 11.0%
Stay in bed 6.1%
Work anyway 5.7%
Do voluntary translation work 2.1%
1075 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How old is your main computer?
By Monika Jakacka Márquez - featured on Jun 22, 2016
Notebook/netbook/etc.: 1 - 3 years 24.1%
Desktop: > 3 years 21.7%
Notebook/netbook/etc.: > 3 years 18.2%
Desktop: 1 - 3 years 15.4%
Notebook/netbook/etc.: < 1 year 10.8%
Desktop: < 1 year 7.1%
Other - N/A 2.8%
1090 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you speak any of these constructed languages?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 21, 2016
I don't speak any constructed language 93.7%
Other - N/A 3.1%
Esperanto 1.5%
Klingon 0.9%
Volapuk 0.3%
Ido 0.3%
Interlingua 0.2%
1115 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What type of music do you listen to while working?
By Châu Nguyễn - featured on Jun 20, 2016
I don't listen to music while working 59.4%
Other - N/A 15.5%
Instrumental / easy listening 9.9%
Classical 8.2%
Heavy music (metal, rock...) 4.3%
Dance, remix 2.7%
865 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you buy a mobile app to keep track of your projects?
By Daniel Pestana - featured on Jun 19, 2016
No 69.9%
Perhaps 22.5%
Yes 5.5%
Other - N/A 2.1%
707 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you currently use ProZ.com invoicing system?
By Ana Vozone - featured on Jun 18, 2016
No 85.6%
Yes 12.7%
Other - N/A 1.7%
958 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If the deadline is not an issue, when would be the best time for you to proofread your translation?
By Milena Taylor - featured on Jun 17, 2016
The next day 62.2%
A couple of days later 20.1%
Immediately after translation 12.7%
Other - N/A 4.9%
1139 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you pay taxes in your country of residence?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 16, 2016
Yes 88.8%
No 7.3%
Other - N/A 3.9%
1322 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you having problems transitioning to Windows 10?
By Muriel Vasconcellos - featured on Jun 15, 2016
I'm still using Windows 7/8 47.8%
No, it's fine 30.8%
I'm struggling a bit 6.8%
Other - N/A 6.8%
I don't use Windows 5.3%
I'm going crazy 2.5%
1085 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Mostly, you would like your clients to understand...
By Aline Canino - featured on Jun 14, 2016
Other - N/A 31.8%
you are not superman 25.2%
you can't translate what you can't read 22.1%
you have a private life 20.8%
1018 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which layout do you prefer when using CAT tools?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 13, 2016
Vertical (source text on the left, target text on the right) 63.4%
Horizontal (source text above the target text) 17.2%
I don't use CAT tools 14.9%
Other - N/A 4.5%
804 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you start your day by organizing your daily translation work through a translation platform?
By Susanna Martoni - featured on Jun 12, 2016
No 90.5%
Other - N/A 5.0%
Yes 4.5%
685 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think you work longer hours than other translators?
By Anne Lee - featured on Jun 11, 2016
No 58.8%
Yes, probably 20.3%
Other - N/A 11.1%
Yes, definitely 9.9%
893 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When did you register at ProZ.com?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 10, 2016
Before 2006 33.1%
Between 2007 and 2009 30.2%
Between 2010 and 2012 20.9%
Between 2013 and 2015 12.9%
This year 2.8%
999 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you usually accept invoicing terms of 45 days or more?
By Joel Pina Diaz - featured on Jun 9, 2016
It depends 42.9%
Yes 34.1%
No 20.8%
Other - N/A 2.2%
1056 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you type as fast in your source language as in your target language?
By Natalia Pedrosa - featured on Jun 8, 2016
Yes 55.4%
No 38.0%
Other - N/A 6.7%
1022 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use many foreign words in your native language?
By Cristina Heraud-van Tol - featured on Jun 7, 2016
Yes, some 52.8%
No 25.8%
Yes, a lot 18.0%
Other - N/A 3.5%
1008 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Has your shape been affected by sedentary lifestyle?
By Francesca Battaglia - featured on Jun 6, 2016
No, not really 36.5%
Yes 32.6%
Yes, but I have started exercising 24.2%
Other - N/A 6.7%
789 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ask for an official PO for test translations?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 5, 2016
No, it is not needed 58.0%
I don't do test translations 21.3%
Other - N/A 15.1%
Yes, a PO is required 5.6%
648 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you getting more work this year than the previous one?
By Rosalicia De La Rosa - featured on Jun 4, 2016
About the same 39.3%
Yes 27.8%
No 26.9%
Other - N/A 6.0%
905 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you like to be a literary translator?
By María Carda - featured on Jun 3, 2016
No 52.7%
Yes 29.4%
Other - N/A 9.6%
I am already a literary translator 8.3%
1029 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you normally round the total value of your invoice?
By ferreirac - featured on Jun 2, 2016
No 84.8%
Other - N/A 6.0%
Yes, up 5.5%
Yes, down 3.7%
1019 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you do when you have problems figuring out the right translation for a word/phrase?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 1, 2016
Search until you find the answer 49.1%
Get back to the problem later 36.7%
Other - N/A 14.2%
959 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What inspired you to become a translator/interpreter?
By Richard Levy - featured on May 31, 2016
Love for languages 44.4%
Other - N/A 23.0%
Natural fit 17.6%
My university studies 10.2%
I am a native speaker of multiple languages 4.1%
Love dealing with people 0.7%
1071 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Should a translator send only half of the work done until getting paid (the full invoice)?
By INES Reisch - featured on May 30, 2016
No, never 47.9%
Yes, sometimes 25.8%
Other - N/A 24.0%
Yes, always 2.3%
799 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever refused to work again for a specific client?
By Elodie Bonnafous - featured on May 29, 2016
Yes, once or twice 71.9%
Yes, many times 12.9%
No, never 11.3%
Other - N/A 3.9%
744 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How did you mainly learn your source language(s)?
By anonymous - featured on May 28, 2016
Studied it/took classes 53.0%
Exchange program/lived abroad 15.3%
Grew up in a bilingual situation 10.3%
Other - N/A 10.0%
Reading/self taught 6.8%
Married into it 4.6%
940 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think your name influences clients in choosing your services?
By Anne-Sophie Cardinal - featured on May 27, 2016
No 58.9%
Yes 23.9%
Other - N/A 17.3%
1002 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many of your clients do not require the use of CAT tools?
By Marcela Greco Laniella - featured on May 26, 2016
Less than half 30.9%
More than half 29.9%
Other - N/A 14.3%
They all require CAT tools 13.6%
Half of them 11.4%
1030 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Who should be in charge of using an OCR tool to prepare the source text for translation?
By Amanda DesJardins - featured on May 25, 2016
The project manager 68.8%
Other - N/A 16.0%
The end client 8.5%
The translator 6.7%
934 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which of these attributes do you mainly look for in a translation company?
By Mike Hunter - featured on May 24, 2016
Good payment rates 42.9%
Regular work 20.7%
Other - N/A 11.6%
Company reputation 10.5%
Interesting projects 4.2%
Large volume projects 4.0%
I don't work for translation companies 3.2%
Easy communication 3.0%
1081 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I can't translate without...
By anonymous - featured on May 23, 2016
Other - N/A 38.1%
Coffee 25.6%
Water 23.5%
Tea 12.9%
840 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Rush jobs - love 'em or hate 'em?
By Oliver Lawrence - featured on May 22, 2016
Hate 'em 52.0%
Other - N/A 25.3%
Love 'em 12.7%
I never accept 'em 10.0%
708 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever entrusted a third-party mailing service to send out your CV?
By Julian Holmes - featured on May 21, 2016
No 90.0%
Other - N/A 5.3%
Yes 4.6%
882 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you were reborn, would you like to be a linguist/translator again?
By Basit Ijaz - featured on May 20, 2016
Yes 38.6%
Perhaps 36.0%
No 19.7%
Other - N/A 5.7%
1106 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I am a translator based in...
By HERLANIO FERNANDES - featured on May 19, 2016
Europe 68.3%
North America 10.8%
Asia 9.7%
South America 8.1%
Oceania 1.3%
Africa 1.2%
Central America 0.6%
1150 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever used money transfer websites to avoid bank fees on foreign currency payments received?
By Ed Ashley - featured on May 18, 2016
No 46.5%
Yes 35.4%
Other - N/A 9.5%
I have a foreign currency bank account 6.5%
I didn't know I paid bank fees 2.1%
956 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you good at other subjects, besides languages?
By Francesca Battaglia - featured on May 17, 2016
Yes 61.8%
More or less 26.3%
No 8.0%
Other - N/A 3.9%
1075 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you could change your working language pair(s), which of these would you choose?
By anonymous - featured on May 16, 2016
Other - N/A 25.1%
A more "lucrative" language pair 25.0%
A language pair you always wanted to learn 20.2%
A language pair with less competition 19.6%
A rare language pair 7.0%
A more "prestigious" language pair 3.1%
816 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you vary your rates according to the client's country?
By Natalia Pedrosa - featured on May 15, 2016
Yes 48.4%
No 40.8%
Other - N/A 10.8%
719 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you do test translations, how often do you get the results for them?
By Djana Surkovic - featured on May 14, 2016
Sometimes 25.8%
Often 21.6%
Rarely 21.1%
Always 13.6%
Other - N/A 11.6%
Never 6.2%
979 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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