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The best time of my life is / was / will be:
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Do you use more than one internet service provider in case of outages?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 22
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In 2017, which has been the best month for you so far, professionally speaking?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 21
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How long after sending a price quote do you follow up on it?
By Catharine Cellier-Smart - featured on Jul 20
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At least 60% of freelancers say they started freelancing by choice. Are you one of them?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 19
Yes, I started by choice 72.8%
No, I started from necessity 21.0%
Other 6.2%
936 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Digital Storytelling is a growing market of content. Is that a new opportunity for linguists?
By Paulo Caldeira - featured on Jul 18
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Most likely to put me in a good mood (if I'm not already):
By anonymous - featured on Jul 17
Positive feedback from a client 45.3%
Finishing a project 14.8%
Timely payment 14.1%
Taking a break from work 8.7%
I'm always in a good mood, what are you talking about? 7.1%
Other (please share) 5.3%
Finishing up my admin tasks 2.7%
Nothing can break my gloomy disposition 1.9%
735 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Most likely to put me in a bad mood:
By anonymous - featured on Jul 16
Late payment 25.0%
Finding mistakes in my own work 20.0%
Poor source texts 12.0%
Running behind on a project 9.9%
Other (please share) 9.9%
Proofreading others' work 7.1%
Having to look for new clients/projects 6.7%
Administrative tasks 4.8%
None of these can ruin my sunny disposition 4.5%
624 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a portfolio of previous work you can show potential clients?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 15
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Are you experiencing problems with scammers and clients not paying more frequently?
By Helene1974 - featured on Jul 14
No 75.1%
Yes 13.5%
Not sure 6.6%
Other 4.8%
820 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Where do your direct clients come from?
By Toby Wakely - featured on Jul 13
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Do you find the content you have to translate interesting?
By Helen Portefaix - featured on Jul 12
Sometimes 48.0%
Most of the time 43.3%
Rarely 7.5%
Other 0.8%
Never 0.4%
984 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I do my term research...
By anonymous - featured on Jul 11
term by term, as they come up. 88.1%
Other 7.0%
in batches. 3.6%
all together at the end. 1.3%
934 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Why can't people call translators "translators"? Which of these have you seen most frequently?
By Roser Bosch Casademont - featured on Jul 10
None 39.7%
Other 25.3%
Valued Linguist 23.2%
Partner 5.4%
Talent 4.4%
Business Partner 2.1%
665 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In general, how would you describe your outlook on the future of freelance translation?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 9
Positive 48.5%
Neutral 24.3%
Negative 15.9%
I haven't thought about it 7.9%
Other 3.4%
621 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you rather get more clients, or make more money from existing clients?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 8
More money from existing clients 61.0%
More clients 32.4%
Neither 6.6%
803 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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To how many professional translation associations do you belong?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 7
None 51.5%
One 29.1%
Two 12.2%
Three 3.7%
Other 1.5%
More than five 1.1%
Four 0.8%
Five 0.1%
870 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you planning a career change, out of translation?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 6
Nope! 56.0%
No, but I've thought about it before. 16.0%
I'm evaluating this now. 13.1%
Other 8.0%
Yes. 7.0%
949 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How long should a fair translation test be?
By Ahmad Habab - featured on Jul 5
200 - 300 words 42.0%
100 - 200 words 31.3%
Translation tests shouldn't be necessary 10.6%
300 - 400 words 5.9%
Other 3.1%
It depends on the field 3.0%
400 - 500 words 1.8%
50 words 1.7%
More than 500 words 0.7%
1020 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many active clients do you have at the moment?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 4
2 - 5 47.5%
6 - 10 22.3%
More than ten 13.4%
Just one 6.2%
None! 5.2%
I'm not sure 3.2%
Other 2.2%
1048 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In general, have your rates over the last 12 months gone up, gone down, or stayed the same?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 3
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How do you socialize as a freelancer who works alone at home?
By Marcel Gomez - featured on Jul 2
A combination of some or all of these 39.4%
Other (please share) 25.2%
Through social media 13.0%
I go to the gym or something similar 7.1%
I have a part-time job where I meet people 6.8%
Cultural events or places, like libraries 3.4%
Gatherings at home 3.3%
I attend a variety of face-to-face courses 1.6%
Clubbing 0.2%
644 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which state-funded initiative for the protection of minority languages is most cost-effective?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 1
I have no idea 64.7%
Minority language-medium education 11.2%
Minority-language news media 5.6%
Cultural events (arts festivals etc) 5.2%
Minority-language access to state services 3.8%
Academic studies of the minority language 3.8%
Other (please share) 3.0%
Translation of minority-language literature 2.7%
660 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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You get a dream job offer but must travel to a far-away country for the duration of the project.
By rziegler - featured on Jun 30
Depends on the country 26.6%
Depends on the length of the project 23.3%
I'd certainly accept 18.9%
Family is more important, I wouldn't go 14.2%
Other 10.1%
I'd never travel for a single project 6.9%
952 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In the future, large translation service providers...
By Leon Hunter - featured on Jun 29
Will be all over the world, in all countries 42.0%
Will still be in the same countries as now 23.5%
Other 17.9%
Will be in today's "developing" countries 10.5%
Large LSPs will disappear 6.2%
793 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a website/brand and use it with a paid email provider (e.g. myname@mysite.com)?
By Armando Calderon - featured on Jun 28
Yes 31.5%
Other 19.5%
Only the email, I don't have a website 13.7%
No, but I am planning to invest in one or both 11.1%
I'd like to, but I find it too complicated 9.8%
Only a website, I use a free email provider 7.7%
Both my website and email account are free 6.7%
911 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you provide your clients with your TMs related to your projects if they ask for them?
By Ahmed ALEM - featured on Jun 27
Yes 37.5%
It depends (please share) 26.9%
No 25.7%
Other 9.9%
901 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much of the work you receive is created by non-native speakers, in your opinion?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 26
Less than 10% 24.3%
I don't know 18.3%
10 - 20% 15.4%
20 - 40% 13.6%
40 - 60% 9.5%
None 8.3%
60 - 80% 5.3%
Other 2.8%
80 - 100% 2.6%
738 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you find it helpful having a webpage or a blog to get more jobs as a freelance translator?
By Jina Yeo - featured on Jun 25
Doesn't seem helpful (so I'm not interested) 27.5%
Not really (though I have one) 23.8%
Seems helpful (but I don't have one yet) 23.3%
Other (please share) 15.9%
Very helpful (and I have one now) 9.5%
630 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever questioned the quality of your work?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 24
Occasionally 28.3%
Every once in a while 23.9%
Most of the time 19.1%
Rarely 11.5%
In the past yes, but not now 8.2%
Other 4.8%
Never 4.3%
838 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever been asked to quote on the same document by different clients?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 23
No 56.8%
Yes, more than once 20.5%
Yes, once 19.2%
Other 3.5%
960 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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On how many translation-related portals are you registered?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 22
Two 30.2%
One 27.0%
Three 17.9%
I've lost count 11.5%
Five or more 6.7%
Four 4.0%
Other 2.7%
967 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many Blue Board ratings have you made for outsourcers you've worked with?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 21
2-5 35.9%
None 18.3%
6-10 14.1%
11-20 8.0%
1 7.8%
I have no idea 6.7%
More than 30 3.3%
21-30 3.2%
Other 2.7%
913 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What to you see as the biggest threat to your business income?
By Muriel Vasconcellos - featured on Jun 20
A combination of the above 32.5%
Translators working for low rates 26.4%
I don't see any real threats 12.7%
Low agency rates 11.9%
Machine translation 6.8%
Other (please share) 3.9%
Favored clients leaving the business 3.8%
Changing client practices 2.1%
1020 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever purchased software which turned out to be useless to you?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 19
No 55.0%
Yes 40.2%
Other 4.8%
756 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many hours are there in a reasonable freelancer's work day?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 18
5 - 8 51.6%
8 - 10 29.8%
3 - 5 7.8%
Other 5.9%
More than ten 4.4%
Fewer than 3 0.6%
682 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a network of experts who help you with difficult terminology/understanding?
By Martin Maciazka - featured on Jun 17
No, I rely on my own term research 46.9%
It depends on the situation 27.7%
Yes 14.5%
No, my own expertise is sufficent 7.7%
Other 3.3%
875 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you found it difficult to get clients to provide public feedback or testimonials for you?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 16
Not really 33.6%
I've never asked for that 31.8%
Yes 19.3%
No 10.9%
Other 4.5%
888 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever contacted the owners of your favorite websites or products to offer your services?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 15
No, and I probably wouldn't 48.9%
No, but I've thought about it 32.4%
Yes 13.4%
Other 5.2%
863 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever acted as a mentor to less experienced translators?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 14
In some ways, or informally 41.0%
No 33.1%
Yes 20.7%
I need/am looking for a mentor myself 3.7%
Other 1.4%
975 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ever dream in the language(s) in which you are not native?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 13
Yes 62.6%
I don't know 22.0%
No 15.4%
982 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you find yourself mentally translating when you read something in your source language?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 12
Only sometimes 44.9%
Yes 30.0%
No 25.0%
839 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you feel like you have just the right number of clients at the moment?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 11
No 38.3%
Yes, but I wouldn't mind a few more 34.7%
Yes 22.7%
Other 4.3%
692 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever received a gift or a bonus from a client?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 10
No 53.6%
Yes 46.4%
913 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you offer additional services (beyond translation) to your clients?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 9
Yes (please share) 46.2%
No 40.0%
No, but I'm thinking about it 8.5%
Other 5.3%
938 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you find working for clients outside your country more lucrative than domestic clients?
By Amar Nath - featured on Jun 8
Yes 52.0%
It depends 24.7%
No 16.3%
I don't know 4.9%
Other 2.1%
995 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How would you rate your computer skills?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 7
Above average 46.2%
Average 34.4%
Expert 14.2%
Below average 2.8%
I don't know 1.7%
Other 0.8%
1042 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you pay a translator the same rate you charge for a very large text for your private affairs?
By Alexandra Villeminey - featured on Jun 6
Yes 46.1%
Yes, and more if needed 20.8%
Other 17.6%
Less, I couldn't afford to pay my own rate 15.6%
848 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many new client inquiries have you had so far this year?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 5
1 - 5 42.4%
5 - 10 18.4%
I only keep track of actual new clients 11.5%
10 - 20 10.2%
None! 8.3%
20 - 30 5.0%
30 - 50 2.2%
More than 50 (please share) 2.0%
738 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which payment times do you apply the most?
By Nicole Blanc - featured on Jun 4
30 days net invoice date 66.6%
Other (please share) 15.6%
45 days net invoice date 8.0%
over 45 days invoice date 6.4%
net invoice date 3.4%
673 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use cloud-based storage for work?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 3
No 59.6%
Yes, for some things 24.2%
Yes 16.2%
863 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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