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How often do you dream about work?
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Do you submit personal ID if requested by the client?
By Priscila Wilke - featured on 08:10
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If you were to shift from your current career, what area would you choose to work in?
By samah A. fattah - featured on Aug 23
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Have you made, or are you making, plans for your retirement?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 22
No 61.7%
Yes 31.1%
Other - N/A 7.2%
1102 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What helps you most in getting a project?
By Bernhard Sulzer - featured on Aug 17
Mentioning previous experience 31.6%
I don't know 22.6%
Other - N/A 14.1%
My area of expertise is rare 9.3%
My language combination is rare 7.1%
Answering many job board posts 6.4%
Low rate 5.9%
Being active on social media 1.5%
Answering mass emails 1.5%
1028 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you feel about post-editing machine translation (PEMT)?
By Ana Vozone - featured on Aug 13
I reject it, won't even try it 33.5%
Oh, well, if you can't beat them, join them 25.5%
I'm indifferent 15.2%
Other - N/A 13.3%
I'm curious to try it 9.9%
I'm a big fan 2.7%
699 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In how many language pairs do you work?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 12
Two 36.6%
One 30.1%
Three 18.5%
More than three 13.9%
Other - N/A 0.9%
655 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many of your regular clients provide glossaries for the work they give you?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 11
A few of them 29.7%
None of them 27.7%
Some of them 21.0%
Most of them 8.5%
One of them 8.1%
Other - N/A 4.2%
All of them 0.8%
481 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Roughly what percentage of your working time you get to use for work?
By Gabriella Vento - featured on Aug 10
80% - I get enough work most of my workdays 35.7%
60% - I get assignments, but not enough 20.0%
100% - I get as many work assignments as I want 19.5%
Other - N/A 8.4%
40% - Most of the time I'm just hunting for work 7.2%
20% - I get very few assignments 7.1%
0% - No jobs at all 2.0%
594 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you round up or down on your invoices to avoid amounts with decimals?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 9
No, I don't round up or down 78.9%
Yes; I round up usually 9.3%
Yes; I round down usually 6.5%
Other - N/A 5.3%
1032 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the best music for translation work?
By Omri Ofek Luzon - featured on Aug 6
No music for me! 46.0%
Classical 15.9%
Other - N/A 9.1%
Mix & match 8.4%
Jazz 6.3%
Electronica/Trance 4.7%
Rock 4.7%
Pop 3.3%
Metal 1.8%
794 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What percentage of your clients are in foreign countries?
By Carlos Heras - featured on Aug 5
80 - 100% 48.4%
0 - 20% 19.1%
60 - 80% 13.9%
40 - 60% 9.1%
20 - 40% 7.5%
Other - N/A 1.9%
624 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The view from where I am working now is:
By anonymous - featured on Aug 4
Nice 32.9%
Nothing special 31.3%
There is no view! 16.1%
Idyllic 13.4%
Distracting 2.5%
Other - N/A 2.1%
Distressing 1.8%
770 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How has July been in terms of work?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 2
Very busy 29.8%
Normal 24.2%
A bit slow 21.1%
Very slow 15.7%
I haven't been working 7.4%
Other - N/A 1.9%
1398 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you eat while at your keyboard?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 28
Occasionally 30.7%
Frequently 22.1%
Almost never 21.6%
Never 18.8%
Constantly 6.2%
Other - N/A 0.7%
584 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In the last three years, my translation-related income has
By Vinicius Guerreiro - featured on Jul 27
Increased considerably 27.0%
Increased a little 25.2%
Remained nearly the same 22.7%
Decreased considerably 11.9%
Decreased a little 7.7%
Other - N/A 5.6%
666 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many projects do you generally do in a month?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 26
8 - 14 19.2%
More than 25 18.9%
4 - 7 16.9%
15 - 25 15.7%
1 - 3 14.5%
I don't keep track 9.3%
Other - N/A 5.4%
739 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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My first client was:
By anonymous - featured on Jul 25
A learning experience 43.2%
Very important to my career 32.5%
Forgettable 7.2%
My favorite client 6.6%
Other - N/A 6.4%
A terrible/awkward experience 2.2%
My worst client 1.9%
1083 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the longest break you have taken from work?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 22
A few weeks 32.6%
A week 19.8%
2 - 3 days 10.8%
A month 10.5%
A few months 10.5%
Other - N/A 5.8%
A day 4.4%
A year 3.2%
An hour 2.3%
656 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the longest you have ever worked without taking a break?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 21
3 - 5 hours 26.6%
5 - 10 hours 24.7%
1 - 3 hours 16.2%
10 - 15 hours 11.5%
15 - 20 hours 8.7%
More than 20 hours 7.0%
Other - N/A 3.8%
An hour 1.3%
598 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which feeling do you prefer?
By Carla Lopes - featured on Jul 20
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How do you respond to a query that asks for your "best rate"?
By Muriel Vasconcellos - featured on Jul 18
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In which field do you translate most often?
By Teresa Borges - featured on Jul 17
Technical /Engineering 24.8%
Medicine / Health care 15.8%
Marketing / Advertising / Public Relations 14.8%
Law 12.2%
Other (please share) 12.1%
Business / Financial / Economics 10.3%
Art / Literary / Journalism 5.4%
EU affairs 2.4%
Social Sciences 2.2%
1195 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you work "overtime" (i.e. more than 9-6 Monday to Friday)?
By Codex Global - featured on Jul 13
Yes, every day 25.5%
Depends on the customer 23.0%
I don't keep track of my hours 17.1%
A couple of evenings in a week 15.5%
Other (please share) 7.3%
Odd weekends only 6.8%
No, never 4.9%
770 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Different clients send you the same file to translate. You ...
By Jerry Dean - featured on Jul 12
Translate and invoice both clients 45.4%
Inform both clients about the file 21.9%
Do it for the first client who contacted you 11.5%
Other (please share) 9.0%
Translate for the higher-paying client 7.2%
Translate for your favourite client 4.9%
720 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is usually your frame of mind after finishing a translation?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 11
Satisfied 63.2%
Exhausted 11.8%
Other 7.1%
Indifferent 6.3%
Thrilled 6.0%
Doubtful 3.5%
Empty 1.6%
Down / sad 0.4%
789 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you offer discounts for early payment?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 10
No 86.2%
Yes 6.7%
It depends on... (please share) 4.8%
Other - N/A 2.3%
766 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you charge fees for late payment?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 9
No 76.3%
It depends on... (please share) 9.2%
Yes 8.1%
Other - N/A 6.4%
738 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever picked up a new hobby or interest because of something you translated?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 8
No 37.2%
I don't think so 30.2%
Yes 30.1%
Other - N/A 2.4%
996 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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As a freelancer, do you find it difficult to plan for the future?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 4
Yes, somewhat 45.0%
No, not really 23.0%
Yes, extremely difficult 17.2%
I'm not the plan-for-the-future type 7.1%
No, not at all 4.5%
Other - N/A 3.1%
773 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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My work predictions for July:
By anonymous - featured on Jul 3
A normal amount of work 32.1%
Busy, lots of work 28.5%
A bit slow 19.4%
Very slow 13.1%
Other - N/A 7.0%
832 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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On how many days in June were you available for work but had no jobs?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 2
1-5 30.0%
Other - N/A 22.1%
6-10 17.6%
More than 16 12.3%
11-15 9.3%
I didn't have any work in June 8.8%
774 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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June has been:
By anonymous - featured on Jul 1
A slow month 36.0%
A busy month 35.7%
Nothing out of the ordinary 24.9%
Other (please share) 3.5%
1082 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think that a video greeting on a profile page is useful?
By Andriy Yasharov - featured on Jun 28
No 50.1%
I don't know 36.3%
Yes 11.8%
Other - N/A 1.8%
779 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many jobs do you generally do in a month?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 27
0 - 10 36.0%
10 - 20 29.6%
30 - 50 17.9%
Other - N/A 8.6%
More than 50 7.9%
794 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When was the last time you referred work to a colleague?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 26
Never 19.1%
In the last few months 14.3%
It's been years 14.1%
In the last week 13.8%
In the last month 12.2%
I don't remember 12.2%
In the last year 12.0%
Other - N/A 2.2%
768 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you keep a register of all your projects, big and small?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 25
Yes 63.9%
No 25.9%
I used to 6.8%
Other - N/A 3.4%
823 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever offered a discount to keep a regular client?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 24
Yes, more than once 32.6%
No, but I wouldn't rule it out 28.1%
No, and I would never consider doing so 19.6%
Yes, just once 13.8%
Other - N/A 5.8%
1151 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What worries you the most as a freelance translator?
By Teresa Borges - featured on Jun 19
Not having enough translation jobs 53.5%
Steady decline in rates 14.2%
Not being available to a good client 7.4%
Other - N/A 7.4%
Payment terms longer than 30 days 7.3%
Tight deadlines 6.0%
Technical issues 3.2%
Payment methods 1.0%
904 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How important is the size of your monitor to your work?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 18
Very important 43.8%
Somewhat important 26.0%
Essential 19.0%
Not very important 8.1%
Other - N/A 1.7%
Not important at all 1.5%
1021 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Your keyboard and/or mouse: wired or wireless?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 16
Wired 40.8%
Wireless 30.9%
Just a wireless mouse 17.8%
Other - N/A 6.0%
I tried wireless, it wasn't for me 3.2%
Just a wireless keyboard 1.3%
618 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever been a mentor?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 15
No 71.2%
Yes 24.9%
Other - N/A 2.5%
No, but I am looking for someone to mentor now 1.4%
715 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever had a mentor?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 14
No 69.1%
Yes 22.3%
No, but I am looking for one now 5.2%
Other - N/A 3.4%
815 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When was the last time you updated your ProZ.com profile?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 13
Some time this year 33.0%
This month 16.2%
Last year 15.2%
This week 12.0%
It's been longer than a year 9.7%
I don't remember 9.5%
It's been years and years 3.9%
Never 0.5%
822 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The last invoice I sent represents...
By anonymous - featured on Jun 12
1 - 5% of my monthly income 24.1%
Other - N/A 18.2%
More than 50% of my monthly income 16.5%
5 - 10% of my monthly income 12.5%
10 - 20% of my monthly income 11.0%
20 - 30% of my monthly income 9.0%
40 - 50% of my monthly income 4.6%
30 - 40% of my monthly income 4.2%
648 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you noticed improvements in machine translation in your language pair(s) in the last two years?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 11
Yes 58.0%
No 29.3%
Other - N/A 12.7%
778 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The key to my success is...
By anonymous - featured on Jun 10
Perseverance 30.9%
Acquired skill 17.2%
Dilligence 16.2%
I don't consider myself successful 15.2%
Other (please share) 10.1%
Innate talent 7.7%
Luck 2.8%
612 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have any regular clients stopped working with you this year?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 9
No 67.0%
Yes 24.0%
Other - N/A 8.9%
549 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you had to fire any clients this year?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 8
No 68.7%
Yes 19.4%
No, but I'm about to 7.4%
Other - N/A 4.5%
690 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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As a freelancer, is time management an issue for you?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 7
Yes 51.3%
No 39.5%
Only when it comes to... (please share) 4.9%
I don't know 3.0%
Other - N/A 1.3%
759 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you join a union for translators that would regulate rates and have better payment standards?
By Helene Olsen Richards - featured on Jun 6
Yes 62.8%
No 23.8%
Other - N/A 8.6%
Only if... (please share) 4.8%
807 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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