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Does your workload usually pick up towards year-end?
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Of these, which is the most common requirement you see when applying to agencies?
By Michael Michael_Mathieu - featured on Nov 12
Experience (e.g. 5 years minimum) 46.0%
Translation tests 30.1%
Other - N/A 11.9%
Higher education degree (BA, MA, etc.) 7.9%
Language-related certification (JLPT, etc.) 4.1%
1201 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do your clients generally appreciate or require updates on job progress before the deadline?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 5
Yes, some of them 45.0%
No 44.1%
I don't know 4.7%
Yes, all of them 3.1%
Other - N/A 3.1%
716 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Where do you think the future of translators lies?
By Rita Utt - featured on Nov 4
Very specialised translations 32.2%
I don't know 19.6%
Business as usual, but higher volumes 18.5%
Editing and rewriting 18.3%
Translation of literature and subtitling 6.3%
Other (please share) 5.0%
540 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you listen to any podcasts on translation or interpreting?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 3
No 47.7%
No, but I'd like to 19.5%
Yes 11.9%
I didn't know there were any 11.3%
I don't know what that is 5.4%
I used to 4.2%
503 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you say your approach to marketing is active or passive?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 2
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If a client requested you use a specific CAT tool you dislike (free account provided), you would...
By anonymous - featured on Nov 1
Accept the job anyways 43.4%
Negotiate for another tool to be used 29.4%
Decline the job 16.0%
Other - N/A 11.2%
694 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have any regular clients lost contact with you this year without telling you why?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 31
No 40.3%
Yes 36.0%
Not sure yet... 19.8%
Other - N/A 4.0%
653 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever transposed a grammatical error because it is a usual form in the given specialty?
By Susana E. Cano Méndez - featured on Oct 30
No 36.8%
I don't remember 33.2%
Yes 18.8%
Other - N/A 11.2%
536 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often does your (main) CAT tool crash?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 29
Almost never 39.1%
Occasionally 23.2%
Never 13.7%
Other - N/A 10.6%
About once a week 6.1%
About once a day 4.1%
Several times a day 3.1%
706 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many words do you usually translate per day?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 28
2,000 - 2,500 17.8%
1,500 - 2,000 17.3%
2,500 - 3,000 14.9%
1,000 - 1,500 11.8%
3,000 - 3,500 9.4%
Fewer than 1,000 5.3%
I don't know 4.9%
3,500 - 4,000 4.7%
Other - N/A 3.9%
Over 6,000 3.3%
4,500 - 5,000 2.6%
4,000 - 4,500 1.8%
5,000 - 5,500 1.7%
5,500 - 6,000 0.6%
659 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you could switch to a new area of expertise overnight, would you?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 27
No, I'm happy where I am 57.9%
Yes (please share) 33.3%
Other - N/A 8.8%
442 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you could switch to a new language pair overnight, would you?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 26
No 57.7%
Yes (please share) 33.1%
Other - N/A 9.2%
601 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you say competition in your pair(s) or area(s) of expertise has increased in the past 2 years?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 25
Yes 42.3%
I don't know 41.1%
No 15.2%
Other - N/A 1.4%
693 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Your business so far during the 4th quarter of 2019 seems to be:
By LIZ LI - featured on Oct 24
promising 28.1%
average 27.0%
declining 20.8%
better than ever 11.0%
I'm not sure yet 10.5%
Other - N/A 2.7%
775 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you working fixed hours, or are you flexible with your time?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 23
I handle my worktime flexibly. 80.7%
I always work the same hours. 8.0%
Same hours if not possible, no surcharge 5.9%
Same hours, surcharge beyond these hours 5.4%
1844 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In 2019, at least one of my clients:
By anonymous - featured on Oct 11
No changes here! 34.7%
Two or more of the above 23.8%
Started using machine translation/post-editing 14.3%
Started using a new translation management system 9.2%
Changed their payment practices 6.1%
Other (please share) 4.9%
Introduced a new or stricter NDA 3.1%
Introduced stricter screening for new translators 2.2%
Changed their software requirements 1.5%
671 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you run any Quality Assurance (QA) checks outside of the tool in which you are translating?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 10
No 35.8%
Yes, sometimes 30.5%
Yes (please share) 23.6%
No, but I've been thinking of doing so 6.2%
Other - N/A 3.9%
662 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you keep work backups that would not be affected by critical damage to your home/office?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 9
Yes 57.0%
No 30.0%
No, but I'm planning to... (please share) 8.3%
Other - N/A 4.7%
663 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much of your current success would you attribute to luck?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 8
25 - 50% 20.1%
10 - 25% 19.8%
None of it 17.0%
50 - 75% 13.7%
1 - 10% 13.3%
There's no such thing as luck 9.2%
More than 75% 4.7%
100% 2.1%
751 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do your local universities have programs of study for translation or interpreting?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 7
Yes, they've been around for a while 59.6%
I don't know 16.2%
No 15.0%
Yes, they are newer programs 6.5%
Other - N/A 1.9%
No, but there are plans to introduce programs 0.9%
586 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many work-related "subscriptions" do you have (paid software, other solutions, etc.)?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 6
1 - 3 59.3%
4 - 7 20.3%
None 15.3%
8 - 11 2.9%
Other - N/A 1.6%
12 - 15 0.6%
More than 15 0.0%
516 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever caught a mistake you've made in a translation after sending it to the client?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 5
Yes 91.4%
No 5.7%
Other - N/A 2.9%
756 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which of these client - freelancer scenarios do you find most attractive?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 4
Just send me the work, let me translate it, and pay me 39.7%
A combination of more than one of the above 28.3%
A "partnership", where certain decisions and approaches are reached together 24.7%
One where I can work closely with a team of translators 3.1%
Other - N/A 2.4%
Something automatic, where no interaction is needed 1.0%
One where I can remain anonymous 0.8%
717 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you noticed an increase in clients who request proof of identity from their translators?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 3
No 75.0%
Not sure 13.0%
Yes 9.8%
Other - N/A 2.3%
707 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which of these would you consider the most important in a client?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 2
Frequency of work 39.3%
Clear communication/guidelines 32.3%
Good vendor/project management/people skills 18.6%
Ample/flexible deadlines 9.8%
721 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you automated any of your work processes in recent years?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 1
No 45.2%
I don't think anything I do could be automated 22.3%
Yes (please share) 15.3%
No, but I am planning to / thinking about it 11.7%
Other - N/A 5.5%
640 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you work for any clients where the whole translation process is automated?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 30
No 51.8%
I'm not sure what that means 23.1%
Yes 18.3%
Other - N/A 3.7%
No, but at least one client is planning to implement this 2.5%
I used to, but... (please share) 0.5%
562 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you made any recent changes to your own data and security practices?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 29
No 72.9%
Yes (please share) 13.7%
No, but I am planning to 9.1%
Other - N/A 4.3%
461 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you noticed any recent improvements in your clients' data and security practices?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 28
No 75.8%
Yes (please share) 16.2%
Other - N/A 7.9%
567 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Translators of the future will...
By anonymous - featured on Sep 27
A combination of more than one of these 36.4%
Be more numerous and less skilled 18.9%
Be fewer but better 18.3%
Other - N/A 12.0%
Be simply cogs in a machine 10.3%
Have greater say in the translation process 4.2%
673 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have any of your regular clients introduced new steps in their translation process in the last year?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 26
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Would you say that client - translator relationships have changed a lot in the last 5 years?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 25
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Would you say the way you translate has changed a lot in the last 5 years?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 24
Yes 45.0%
Not really 42.0%
I haven't been in the business that long yet 6.2%
Not at all 5.0%
Other - N/A 1.7%
753 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often does the end client of your translation know who you are?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 23
Not often at all 23.8%
I don't know 21.5%
Never 14.5%
Occasionally 11.9%
Almost always 7.8%
Much of the time 7.4%
About half the time 7.4%
Always 3.1%
Other - N/A 2.5%
605 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you know who the end client of your translations is?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 22
Almost always 32.2%
Much of the time 18.2%
Occasionally 13.8%
Always 13.6%
Not often at all 9.2%
About half the time 7.9%
Never 2.9%
Other - N/A 2.1%
521 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever missed out on a "dream job/project" while you were away on vacation?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 21
No 50.9%
Yes, more than once 23.2%
Yes, once 20.9%
Other - N/A 5.0%
617 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you invest part of your income?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 20
Yes 35.9%
No 27.9%
No, but I'd like to 25.2%
I used to 7.4%
Other - N/A 3.6%
718 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many jobs would you say you have completed so far this year?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 19
10 - 50 18.9%
50 - 100 16.9%
I don't know and could not estimate 11.4%
0 - 10 11.0%
100 - 150 11.0%
More than 400 9.5%
200 - 300 8.3%
150 - 200 7.9%
300 - 400 4.9%
734 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the main reason your clients choose you as their translator rather than someone else?
By Kay-Viktor Stegemann - featured on Sep 18
The quality I deliver 40.9%
I don't know 18.5%
My field(s) of specialization 14.3%
My reliability/timeliness 13.6%
Other - N/A 4.6%
My rates 3.6%
My capacity/throughput 1.6%
My networking/contacts/advertising/marketing 1.5%
The number of my working languages 0.7%
My passion for language 0.6%
806 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use your computer or the internet in a language other than your native language?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 17
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Have you ever felt you don't get the professional recognition from your colleagues that you deserve?
By Mina F. - featured on Sep 16
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Is being competitive an advantage in your line of work?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 15
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Do you ever have more than one job going at once?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 14
Yes, often 60.7%
Yes, but not often 32.4%
No 5.3%
Other - N/A 1.6%
753 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Work-wise, have you ever bitten off more than you can chew?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 13
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In negotiating with clients, which of these would you like to have more of?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 12
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Which of these would you say you have most of?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 11
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How many clients have you given up because of their mandatory plaform?
By Zibow Retailleau - featured on Sep 10
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On a scale of 1 (low) to 5 (high), how would you rate your own business-running skills?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 8
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Would you say you have a strong online portfolio for clients to check out?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 7
No 25.4%
I don't use a portfolio 25.4%
It needs work 20.7%
Yes 13.5%
Not sure 13.5%
Other - N/A 1.5%
653 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I find it difficult to keep good posture while working.
By anonymous - featured on Sep 6
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