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Do you find style guides provided by clients disagreeable?
By anonymous
Yes, sometimes 47.7%
No 26.1%
Yes, frequently 15.3%
I've never received a style guide 5.4%
Other 5.4%
111 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you plan to be doing on International Translation Day this year?
By anonymous - featured on 08:10
Working 36.5%
I don't know when that is 24.2%
I'm not sure yet 13.8%
A combination of some or all of the above 9.7%
Relaxing 7.1%
Attending a professional event 4.7%
Other 2.2%
Attending a social event 1.8%
679 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The first part of my body to let me know I've been at the computer too long is/are:
By anonymous - featured on Sep 20
My back 33.9%
My eyes 32.8%
My head 10.0%
Other (please share) 9.1%
My legs 7.7%
My wrists 4.2%
My stomach 2.3%
790 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you work with other language variants of your mother tongue?
By Greg Strider - featured on Sep 19
No 46.5%
Yes 37.3%
There are none 9.9%
No, but I've thought about it 6.3%
790 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often is your work rated by testers with less experience and knowledge than you?
By Ernesto Álvarez Valdivia - featured on Sep 18
I don't know 49.7%
Sometimes 29.2%
Often 14.6%
Never 6.5%
734 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (8)] [View this poll]

Which of these is most likely to make a job offer interesting for you?
By Anita Hedman - featured on Sep 17
Interesting subjects (content of the files) 40.4%
Good payment terms 33.5%
No complicated procedures (registration, NDA) 10.3%
Other - N/A 8.7%
The type or profile of the client 7.1%
609 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many of your clients have you met in person, at least once?
By Kay-Viktor Stegemann - featured on Sep 16
Fewer than 25% 42.8%
None of them 35.9%
Between 25% and 50% 7.7%
Between 50% and 75% 6.4%
More than 75% 4.9%
I don't know 2.4%
549 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever thought of giving up on translation?
By Maksym Mirzabaiev - featured on Sep 15
No, things have gone well for me 45.0%
Yes, but I decided to keep with it 16.9%
Yes, but what would I do then...? 15.5%
I might consider quitting after a while 8.6%
Yes, but it just won't let me go 7.5%
Other (please share) 6.5%
744 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many overdue invoices do you have at the moment?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 14
None 46.4%
1 - 2 26.5%
3 - 5 14.6%
6 - 9 4.5%
10 or more 3.5%
I don't know 2.8%
Other - N/A 1.6%
773 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever had a client yell at you over the phone?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 13
No 81.6%
I've never spoken to a client over the phone 7.2%
Yes 6.4%
Yes, but I've yelled at a client over the phone too 3.0%
No, but I have yelled at a client over the phone 1.8%
792 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Plants around your workspace: yay or nay?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 12
I enjoy them 47.3%
I can't keep them alive 15.0%
I am indifferent 14.9%
It depends on the plant 6.9%
I can't be bothered with them 6.9%
Other 5.3%
I can't have them around 3.7%
793 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is it more common for you to stop working with a client or for a client to stop sending you work?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 11
It is more common for the client to stop sending work 45.3%
I'm not sure 34.9%
Usually I am the one ending the relationship 19.8%
677 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a sort of dress code for when you are working?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 10
No one tells me what to wear while working, not even me 69.9%
Yes, but it is very, very flexible 22.4%
Yes (please share) 7.7%
581 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Your CAT tool "breaks down" in the middle of a project. Can you still deliver on time?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 9
Yes 32.0%
I don't know 23.8%
It depends on... (please share) 20.9%
I don't use a CAT tool 15.6%
No 4.9%
Other 2.7%
512 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you decline job offers because you can't accept the formulation of the client's NDA?
By Anita Hedman - featured on Sep 8
Never 54.0%
Seldom 27.0%
Now and then 15.4%
Often 3.6%
670 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (8)] [View this poll]

If age is only a state of mind, which category best describes YOUR state of mind right now?
By Teresa Borges - featured on Sep 7
Cheery adult 34.4%
Feisty mid-lifer 21.6%
Rebellious teenager 15.8%
Other (please share) 11.2%
Fit oldie 9.2%
Crying baby 4.8%
Naughty kid 3.1%
816 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (18)] [View this poll]

Have you had to deal with emoji in your translations?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 5
No 86.8%
Yes 13.2%
780 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (9)] [View this poll]

Choose one of these as your new office:
By anonymous - featured on Sep 4
A beachside veranda 49.1%
I couldn't work in/on any of these 19.5%
A fire watch outpost in the mountains 17.4%
A plane constantly traveling the globe 5.7%
A busy city café 4.9%
An underwater complex on the ocean floor 3.3%
877 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (18)] [View this poll]

Are there words you try to avoid using in your translations because you don't like them?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 3
Yes (please share) 59.9%
No 40.1%
666 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Translation is most like playing:
By anonymous - featured on Sep 2
It's more like being a DJ 36.3%
Piano/keyboards 26.4%
Other (please share) 21.4%
The violin 6.5%
A guitar 4.0%
The drums 3.2%
The bass 1.4%
The clarinet 0.6%
A tuba 0.2%
496 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (11)] [View this poll]

Do you make to-do lists to help stay on track with work?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 1
Yes 39.6%
Sometimes 35.7%
No 24.7%
591 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (9)] [View this poll]

Did you want to work in translation/interpreting when you were a kid?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 31
No 56.9%
Not exactly, but in something related 19.6%
Yes 19.3%
Other 4.2%
948 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which technology trend do you think will have the biggest impact on translation in the future?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 30
Machine learning 56.2%
Other (please share) 16.8%
The Internet of Things (IoT) 9.9%
Humanized big data 9.0%
Automated reality and virtual reality 8.1%
608 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (10)] [View this poll]

How many translation-related credentials do you have?
By FelixFigueroa - featured on Aug 29
None 27.8%
1 26.0%
2 23.0%
3 10.1%
6 or more 9.1%
4 3.2%
5 0.9%
695 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (8)] [View this poll]

The main way I keep track of my work schedule is through:
By anonymous - featured on Aug 28
Email 25.2%
A calendar 21.1%
I keep it all in my head 16.8%
A spreadsheet 14.6%
Notes 12.4%
Other 6.2%
Project management software 3.7%
790 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the main reason you would stop working with a client?
By Rita Utt - featured on Aug 27
Payment issues 61.9%
They attempt to lower the rate paid 14.8%
Other (please share) 8.0%
Poor communication 6.6%
Uninteresting projects 3.9%
Changes in the client's translation policy 3.0%
Quality issues 1.9%
637 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (11)] [View this poll]

Do you invest part of your income in other things that provide a monetary return?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 26
Yes 35.3%
No 32.1%
No, but I'm considering it 21.7%
I have no idea what you mean 8.0%
Other - N/A 3.0%
539 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you find a personal assistant useful?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 25
No 48.6%
Yes 25.1%
I don't know 20.8%
Other 3.9%
I have one, and yes 1.6%
I have one, and no 0.0%
696 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I booked my newest client:
By anonymous - featured on Aug 24
In the past month to 6 months 26.4%
In the past 7 - 30 days 20.6%
In the past week 18.4%
I don't remember 10.1%
More than 6 months ago 10.0%
More than two years ago 5.2%
Today 4.6%
Other 4.6%
712 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (9)] [View this poll]

My oldest client has been with me for:
By anonymous - featured on Aug 23
More than 11 years 26.1%
5 - 8 years 20.4%
8 - 11 years 19.9%
3 - 5 years 18.9%
1 - 2 years 8.8%
Less than a year 3.3%
I don't know 2.7%
785 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (8)] [View this poll]

How long a break do you usually take between projects?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 22
None, I usually jump right in to the next one 43.5%
Other 18.1%
I usually wait until the next day to start a new project 13.4%
Up to half an hour 12.6%
30 minutes - 2 hours 9.8%
2 - 5 hours 2.7%
747 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (11)] [View this poll]

Have you ever turned down a job because the content was too emotionally charged for you?
By Lauren DeAre - featured on Aug 21
No 75.9%
Yes 11.6%
No, but I have come close 8.8%
Other - N/A 3.7%
793 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (8)] [View this poll]

When did you start marketing your business as a freelancer?
By Elif Baykara Narbay - featured on Aug 20
During my first year of freelancing 37.7%
I didn't/don't do marketing 34.4%
Before starting my freelance career 9.7%
2-5 years after starting 8.8%
More than 5 years after getting started 4.7%
Other -N/A 4.7%
599 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Two clients offer identical-sized jobs at the same time. You can only pick one, how do you choose?
By Kuochoe Nikoi - featured on Aug 19
The higher rate 38.6%
The more interesting of the two projects 18.0%
The client you like more 16.4%
First come, first served 10.5%
Other 9.2%
The more generous deadline 7.3%
599 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use a special salutation at the end of emails for different countries?
By Natalia Pedrosa - featured on Aug 18
It depends more on the email or the person I am addressing 41.3%
No, I use the same salutation for all my emails 37.9%
Yes (please share) 10.9%
Other 5.2%
I don't use any salutation at the end of emails 4.6%
651 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Does your job as a translator at home interfere with family life?
By Irène Guinez - featured on Aug 17
No 38.1%
Yes, but not much 37.9%
Yes, a lot 17.6%
Other - N/A 4.1%
I don't work at home 2.3%
783 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (9)] [View this poll]

Have you ever been mistaken for a native speaker of your second (or third, etc.) language?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 16
Yes, but rarely 33.5%
No 30.3%
Yes, it happens a lot 25.9%
I don't know 7.9%
Other - N/A 2.4%
746 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (15)] [View this poll]

Do you attach a cover letter when you apply for a job?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 15
Yes 36.5%
No 31.4%
It depends on... (please share) 21.4%
Other - N/A 10.7%
701 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (9)] [View this poll]

What time do you usually get to bed?
By conejo - featured on Aug 14
11:00 pm - 12:59 am 47.9%
9:00 pm - 10:59 pm 22.9%
1:00 am - 2:59 am 15.2%
I'm all over the place, different every day 6.2%
3 am- 6 am 3.3%
Before 9 pm 2.3%
Other 1.5%
After 6 am 0.7%
860 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (7)] [View this poll]

When translating, have you ever created your own neologism(s)?
By Barbara Carrara - featured on Aug 13
No 45.3%
Sort of (please share) 17.9%
I'm not sure what that is 16.0%
Yes (please share) 15.5%
Other - N/A 5.2%
574 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (9)] [View this poll]

How do you approach a large single file to be translated over several days or weeks?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 12
Go through the entire text first and then check 40.7%
Finalize a certain portion each day 20.5%
Split it into portions to finalize in stages 15.8%
It depends 12.7%
Just translate and never check 4.7%
Other 4.5%
I never work on such projects 0.9%
550 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (8)] [View this poll]

Do you regularly work with an external proofreader?
By Irène Guinez - featured on Aug 11
No 68.1%
Only from time to time 19.1%
Yes 9.8%
Other 3.0%
755 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (6)] [View this poll]

How much of your working time is devoted to actual translation? (First draft, without proofreading)
By anonymous - featured on Aug 10
More than 80% 29.4%
70-80% 28.7%
60-70% 15.3%
I don't know 8.6%
50-60% 8.0%
Less than 50% 7.5%
Other 2.5%
734 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (12)] [View this poll]

Do you think freelancers are generally happier than other types of professional?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 9
Yes 42.5%
I don't know 40.4%
No 17.0%
811 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (15)] [View this poll]

On average, how many potential clients who contact you turn into actual clients?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 8
1 out of 10 16.9%
Fewer than 10% of them 15.8%
2 out of 10 12.2%
Other 11.7%
5 out of 10 9.8%
3 out of 10 9.5%
4 out of 10 6.9%
7 out of 10 4.3%
8 out of 10 4.1%
6 out of 10 3.4%
All of them 2.9%
9 out of 10 2.5%
727 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you take days off for personal circumstances, do you tell the reason to your clients?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 7
It depends mostly on the client 35.4%
No 33.1%
It depends mostly on the reason 20.8%
Yes 7.1%
Other 3.6%
822 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (11)] [View this poll]

How much have you invested in making your own website?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 6
I don't have a website 56.7%
Less than 200 EUR 15.0%
Nothing, it was free 13.1%
Between 200 and 500 EUR 5.0%
More than 1,000 EUR 3.3%
Between 500 and 1,000 EUR 3.0%
Other 3.0%
I don't know 0.9%
640 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (8)] [View this poll]

How do you prefer to invoice?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 5
Issue my own invoice 67.5%
Use a client's management system 11.8%
It depends on... (please share) 10.2%
Use a client-provided template 5.1%
Other 2.8%
I don't invoice 2.6%
570 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (11)] [View this poll]

Does having children affect your work capacity?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 4
Other - N/A 40.8%
Yes 28.0%
Not really 13.2%
Yes, but only at first 9.4%
Not at all 8.6%
672 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (14)] [View this poll]

Have you ever lost a potential job because of a personal or a family activity/emergency?
By Sadek_A - featured on Aug 3
Yes, once or twice 30.8%
Yes, few times 27.8%
No, never 21.6%
I'm not sure 10.4%
Yes, lots of times 9.4%
759 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (10)] [View this poll]

Have your translations ever been marked as poor by a non-native proofreader?
By esther tanuadji - featured on Aug 2
No 72.2%
Yes 27.8%
719 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (11)] [View this poll]

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