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If I needed more work, I would prefer:
By anonymous
to receive new clients to expand my existing client base 42.9%
that my existing clients sent me greater volume 36.2%
No preference 20.9%
597 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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At the moment, my favorite time of day to translate is...
By Karina Rafter - featured on Dec 23, 2019
Morning 47.4%
No preference 16.7%
Afternoon 14.2%
Night 11.0%
Evening 9.5%
Other - N/A 1.3%
557 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever sent a personal document to a client by mistake?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 22, 2019
No 81.2%
Not that I know... 12.6%
Yes 4.8%
Other - N/A 1.4%
500 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you sometimes wish that more people spoke your mother tongue?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 21, 2019
No 42.2%
I've never thought about it 36.5%
Yes 19.3%
Other - N/A 2.0%
638 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The lower the rate, the less work/attention to detail one is likely to put into a translation:
By anonymous - featured on Dec 20, 2019
Agree 45.6%
Disagree 28.0%
Neither agree nor disagree 16.0%
I don't know 6.2%
Other - N/A 4.1%
706 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use a footrest while you work?
By Eduard Urgell - featured on Dec 19, 2019
No 60.0%
Yes 17.3%
Sometimes 12.5%
No, but I've considered trying one 7.2%
I used to, but... (please share) 1.5%
Other - N/A 1.5%
713 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you dedicate as much time as you would like to translations?
By Flavia Martins dos Santos - featured on Dec 18, 2019
Yes 47.9%
Not quite 26.6%
No 11.3%
Never thought about it 8.1%
Not at all 4.7%
Other - N/A 1.4%
702 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you used a CAT solution on your phone?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 17, 2019
No 81.4%
No, but I would consider it 12.1%
Yes (please share) 5.2%
Other - N/A 1.4%
944 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In my source language(s), I prefer to communicate by:
By anonymous - featured on Dec 14, 2019
Writing 45.5%
No preference 36.5%
Speaking 12.5%
I prefer not to communicate at all 3.7%
Other - N/A 1.8%
705 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you have to live somewhere else if you were not a freelancer?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 13, 2019
Probably not 26.8%
Definitely not 26.8%
Yes, probably 16.9%
I don't know 16.0%
Yes, definitely 11.2%
Other - N/A 2.4%
717 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Typically, how long does it take you to reply to an email from a regular client?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 12, 2019
6-15 minutes 29.9%
1-5 minutes 26.2%
16-30 minutes 19.7%
31-45 minutes 6.7%
46-60 minutes 5.8%
Other - N/A 4.8%
More than 60 minutes 3.7%
I don't know 3.3%
1189 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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On average, how many exchanges do you have with a client before beginning work on a job?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 9, 2019
2 - 4 71.0%
One 16.5%
I don't know 4.7%
5 - 10 4.3%
Other - N/A 3.1%
More than 10 0.4%
556 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In your opinion, which kind of sport is the best for a full time translator?
By inesfly - featured on Dec 8, 2019
Jogging / Walking 39.3%
Other - N/A 21.3%
Swimming 21.1%
Team sports 10.7%
Cycling 7.5%
521 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you want to take the test to become an ATA-Certified Translator (if open to non-ATA members)?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 7, 2019
Yes 38.1%
Maybe 20.4%
No 20.0%
What is an ATA-Certified Translator? 13.0%
I'm an ATA member or I'm already certified 5.4%
Other - N/A 1.6%
Yes, but they don't offer it in my language pair 1.5%
670 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Proofreading/editing a bad translation is...
By Helen Portefaix - featured on Dec 6, 2019
Particularly irritating 44.3%
Not something I do 17.8%
Particularly tedious 15.7%
A job like any other 11.9%
A challenge I relish 7.7%
Other - N/A 2.6%
873 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you generally respond to requests for your "best" rate?
By James A. Walsh - featured on Dec 4, 2019
I offer my standard rate 79.5%
I offer a higher/my highest rate 9.2%
Other - N/A 5.9%
I offer a reduced rate 5.4%
1134 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use more than one clock to show the hour for different time zones?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 1, 2019
No 72.8%
Yes 18.3%
No, but I am considering doing so 5.3%
Other - N/A 2.1%
I used to, but ... (please share) 1.5%
525 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you do if a Project Manager is not being professional in their communications?
By Sofia Gutkin - featured on Nov 30, 2019
Let them know you are unhappy 28.7%
I don't know, it hasn't happened to me 27.3%
Decline to work with them 16.4%
Pretend nothing is wrong 11.6%
Other (please share) 7.8%
Ignore their communications 5.6%
Complain to their manager 2.6%
586 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How difficult do you find it to communicate rate adjustments to your clients?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 29, 2019
Somewhat difficult 41.8%
Extremely difficult 26.8%
Not a problem at all 17.3%
I don't know yet 9.7%
It depends on... (please share) 4.5%
672 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you doing post-editing?
By Janet Muehlbacher - featured on Nov 28, 2019
Yes, now and then 28.1%
No, but I would consider it if there's no other work 25.0%
No, and I wouldn't ever do it 23.4%
Yes, regularly 14.2%
I would, but clients have not asked for it 5.3%
Other - N/A 4.0%
755 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Problems with clients: how much are these due to poor communication?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 27, 2019
I don't know 21.8%
50 - 75% 21.2%
1 - 25% 18.3%
75 - 99% 16.7%
25 - 50% 10.4%
None 7.9%
100% 3.7%
618 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In 2019, the longest payment term I have agreed to was for...
By anonymous - featured on Nov 26, 2019
45 - 60 days 41.5%
30 - 45 days 20.5%
Greater than 60 days 17.8%
30 days 12.5%
Other - N/A 4.2%
2 - 3 weeks after delivery 1.4%
A week after delivery 1.3%
1 - 2 weeks after delivery 0.9%
786 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The attention I pay to subtitles as a language professional sometimes ruins my viewing pleasure.
By anonymous - featured on Nov 25, 2019
True 57.0%
False 31.2%
N/A 11.8%
542 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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My translations are most comparable to this food:
By anonymous - featured on Nov 24, 2019
How dare you try to compare my translations to food? 29.4%
Other (please share) 15.9%
A fancy 5-star meal 12.8%
A bowl of fruit 8.0%
Cake 6.0%
Pasta 6.0%
A hamburger and side of fries 5.8%
A salad, or a nice soup if it's cold out 5.3%
Something completely vegan and organic 4.6%
Something spicy! 3.8%
Barbeque 2.4%
452 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you feel you should pay for updates of your CAT tool(s)?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 23, 2019
Never 24.3%
Every 2-4 years 23.3%
Whenever I see major improvements 21.4%
Every 5-9 years 9.8%
Every year (subscription) 7.6%
N/A 6.8%
Other (please share) 5.2%
Every 10 years or more 1.7%
635 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Does working as a translator affect your free time reading?
By Bora Taşdemir - featured on Nov 22, 2019
To a certain degree 36.1%
Absolutely 32.4%
No, not at all 24.6%
I don't know 5.2%
Other - N/A 1.6%
747 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When I proofread, I have a feeling that many translators cut corners...
By anonymous - featured on Nov 21, 2019
Somewhat agree 31.0%
Agree 17.0%
I am not sure 14.4%
I do not proofread 12.6%
Somewhat disagree 10.1%
Disagree 8.7%
Other 6.2%
693 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many regular clients would you say you have at the moment?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 20, 2019
2 - 5 49.2%
5 - 10 25.3%
One 7.6%
None 6.7%
10 - 15 5.5%
More than twenty 2.4%
15 - 20 1.7%
Other - N/A 1.5%
1042 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much do you rely on your phone for work?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 18, 2019
Very little 27.9%
Somewhat 26.9%
Greatly 23.3%
Not at all 21.6%
Other - N/A 0.3%
617 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I clean my keyboard...
By anonymous - featured on Nov 17, 2019
When I remember to or it looks like it needs it 34.7%
Occasionally 17.4%
Regularly 15.7%
Almost never 15.3%
Not very often 12.1%
Never 4.7%
Other - N/A 0.2%
530 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The last time I took a translation-related course was:
By anonymous - featured on Nov 16, 2019
More than a year or two ago 26.4%
Never 18.9%
This year 15.4%
I don't remember 11.8%
This month 11.2%
A year or two ago 7.4%
Last year 6.5%
Other - N/A 2.4%
677 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Can a non-native speaker have a better command of a given language than a native speaker?
By Ilias Marios Kounas - featured on Nov 15, 2019
Yes 45.7%
No 24.4%
Only in his/her field of expertise 13.7%
I don't know 8.7%
Only in written language 4.1%
Other - N/A 3.5%
1039 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Does your workload usually pick up towards year-end?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 13, 2019
Yes, a bit 28.7%
No, it generally stays the same 23.5%
I'm not sure 19.0%
Yes, a lot 10.0%
No, it generally drops off a bit 10.0%
No, it generally drops off a lot 5.6%
Other - N/A 3.4%
712 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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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, 2019
Experience (e.g. 5 years minimum) 46.3%
Translation tests 29.9%
Other - N/A 11.5%
Higher education degree (BA, MA, etc.) 8.2%
Language-related certification (JLPT, etc.) 4.1%
1263 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, 2019
Yes, some of them 45.2%
No 43.8%
I don't know 4.6%
Yes, all of them 3.3%
Other - N/A 3.2%
761 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, 2019
Very specialised translations 31.4%
I don't know 19.5%
Business as usual, but higher volumes 19.2%
Editing and rewriting 18.1%
Translation of literature and subtitling 6.9%
Other (please share) 4.9%
590 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, 2019
No 46.7%
No, but I'd like to 19.8%
I didn't know there were any 12.3%
Yes 12.1%
I don't know what that is 5.1%
I used to 4.0%
546 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, 2019
Mostly passive 45.7%
Entirely passive 22.9%
Mostly active 20.2%
Entirely active 6.5%
Other - N/A 4.6%
658 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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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, 2019
Accept the job anyways 43.6%
Negotiate for another tool to be used 30.0%
Decline the job 15.5%
Other - N/A 10.8%
729 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, 2019
No 40.7%
Yes 35.7%
Not sure yet... 19.5%
Other - N/A 4.1%
691 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, 2019
No 36.7%
I don't remember 33.2%
Yes 19.0%
Other - N/A 11.2%
564 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, 2019
Almost never 38.8%
Occasionally 23.7%
Never 13.9%
Other - N/A 10.5%
About once a week 6.1%
About once a day 4.1%
Several times a day 3.0%
735 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, 2019
2,000 - 2,500 18.1%
1,500 - 2,000 17.5%
2,500 - 3,000 14.2%
1,000 - 1,500 11.3%
3,000 - 3,500 9.8%
Fewer than 1,000 6.0%
3,500 - 4,000 4.7%
I don't know 4.6%
Other - N/A 3.8%
Over 6,000 3.3%
4,500 - 5,000 2.6%
4,000 - 4,500 1.9%
5,000 - 5,500 1.7%
5,500 - 6,000 0.6%
702 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, 2019
No, I'm happy where I am 57.8%
Yes (please share) 33.5%
Other - N/A 8.7%
472 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, 2019
No 57.4%
Yes (please share) 33.7%
Other - N/A 8.9%
627 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, 2019
Yes 42.7%
I don't know 40.7%
No 15.2%
Other - N/A 1.4%
722 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, 2019
promising 28.0%
average 26.8%
declining 21.0%
better than ever 11.4%
I'm not sure yet 10.1%
Other - N/A 2.7%
801 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (9)] [View this poll]

Are you working fixed hours, or are you flexible with your time?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 23, 2019
I handle my worktime flexibly. 80.9%
I always work the same hours. 7.9%
Same hours if not possible, no surcharge 5.8%
Same hours, surcharge beyond these hours 5.4%
1866 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, 2019
No changes here! 34.8%
Two or more of the above 23.5%
Started using machine translation/post-editing 14.9%
Started using a new translation management system 9.3%
Changed their payment practices 6.1%
Other (please share) 4.8%
Introduced a new or stricter NDA 3.0%
Introduced stricter screening for new translators 2.2%
Changed their software requirements 1.4%
690 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, 2019
No 35.7%
Yes, sometimes 30.9%
Yes (please share) 23.5%
No, but I've been thinking of doing so 6.0%
Other - N/A 3.8%
680 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, 2019
Yes 56.6%
No 30.2%
No, but I'm planning to... (please share) 8.5%
Other - N/A 4.7%
679 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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