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What is the proportion of final users of translation / interpreting services among your customers?
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Have any of your regular clients asked you to reduce your rates this year?
By anonymous - featured on 08:10
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How many work-related browser tabs do you have open at the moment?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 21
2 - 5 44.6%
6 - 9 19.9%
Just one 12.9%
None 11.4%
10 - 15 7.0%
More than 20 (please share!) 2.1%
16 - 20 2.0%
657 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I upgrade my software...
By anonymous - featured on Jul 20
Only when it is absolutely necessary 40.5%
As soon as updates are made available 21.0%
A while after updates are made available 20.1%
It depends on... (please share) 14.0%
Other 2.3%
Never 2.2%
687 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think working as a translator has had a considerable impact on your reading speed?
By Marcel Gomez - featured on Jul 19
Yes 41.3%
No 36.2%
I'm not sure 22.4%
767 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The best way to relax after a long and intense job is to...
By Milena Taylor - featured on Jul 18
Go for a walk / swim 32.8%
Go to sleep 22.2%
Other (please share) 14.6%
Watch a movie / TV 14.2%
Visit with friends / family 8.4%
Read a book 5.9%
Start another project 1.9%
783 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Where do you get most of your books?
By Rosa Grau - featured on Jul 17
From online bookshops 33.7%
From traditional bookshops 28.4%
From e-downloads 15.8%
Other (please share) 11.4%
From public libraries 6.7%
From other people 2.9%
From university libraries 1.1%
735 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Does the low-cost sector in translation business worry you?
By Wolfgang Vogt - featured on Jul 16
Yes 55.4%
No 31.0%
Haven't thought about it 13.6%
648 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever resented having to learn/speak a language?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 15
No 73.4%
Yes 11.1%
Not resented, but disliked 10.4%
Other 5.1%
530 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you have a business website, have you made any changes to make it GDPR compliant?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 14
Other - N/A 38.8%
No, it doesn't affect me 27.0%
No, I'm not sure if I have to 13.2%
Yes 12.9%
No, but I'm planning to 8.2%
552 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you believe a non native speaker should proofread your translation?
By Isabelita Echevarria Prengel - featured on Jul 13
No 61.8%
It depends on ... (please share) 23.1%
I don't mind 12.4%
Other - N/A 2.7%
780 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you provide references if a new client requests them?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 12
Yes 42.3%
No 21.5%
It depends on... (please share) 16.9%
Not sure, it's never happened 14.9%
Other 4.4%
758 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is there such thing as a "loyal client"?
By samah A. fattah - featured on Jul 11
Yes 60.5%
I don't know 21.8%
No 15.5%
Other 2.2%
762 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is there a union for translators in your country?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 10
Yes, but I'm not a member 36.4%
I don't know 21.7%
No, but if there was, I'd join it 12.7%
Yes, and I'm a member 12.3%
No, and I don't think it would be helpful 11.1%
Other (please share) 4.1%
No, but I'd like to help form one 1.7%
723 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many TMs do you usually use (excluding those provided by clients)?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 9
1 27.7%
Other 26.1%
2 17.9%
5 or more 15.5%
3 7.6%
4 5.3%
582 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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For book translations, do you charge less than your regular non-book rate?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 8
I don't do those, but wouldn't charge less 28.4%
No, I charge the same or more 20.6%
Other (please share) 15.6%
I don't do those, but might charge less if I did 14.7%
Yes, I do/have done so, up to 20% less 9.5%
Yes, I do/have done so, up to 40% less 3.7%
I did in the past, but don't charge less now 3.0%
I might charge less if... (please share) 3.0%
Yes, I do/have done so, more than 40% less 1.5%
462 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever suffered from occupational burnout as a result of your activity as a translator?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 7
No, never 59.0%
Yes, recently (less than 5 years ago) 31.5%
Yes, some time ago (more than 5 years ago) 9.5%
676 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you get to speak your source language?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 6
Daily 48.9%
Not very often at all 27.0%
At least once a week 13.4%
At least once a month 5.7%
Never 2.6%
Other 2.5%
882 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you incorporated new payment methods for your clients in the last two years?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 5
No 73.7%
Yes 26.3%
734 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have any office equipment that would now be considered obsolete, or almost obsolete?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 4
No 49.3%
I don't know 25.5%
Yes (please share) 25.2%
687 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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My client-negotiating skills are:
By anonymous - featured on Jul 3
Adequate 34.3%
Good 27.3%
I don't know 14.5%
Poor 14.2%
Excellent 8.1%
Other 1.5%
787 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever lost a project by not following the client's instructions?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 2
No 77.7%
I don't know 10.3%
Yes 8.1%
No, but I know of people who have 3.9%
619 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you keep plants around your workspace?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 1
Yes 36.3%
No, I don't want to 26.6%
No, but I'd like to 21.1%
No, I can't 8.2%
Other 7.7%
608 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many times do you proofread your translations?
By Irène Guinez - featured on Jun 30
Once 37.5%
Twice 30.6%
It depends on... (please share) 16.7%
Three times 7.7%
More than three times 4.6%
Zero times 2.8%
818 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Over the next six months, I am expecting my workload to:
By anonymous - featured on Jun 29
Stay about the same 35.2%
Increase 31.9%
I don't know what to expect 23.4%
Decrease 5.2%
I haven't thought about it 4.4%
847 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Business-wise, has the second quarter of 2018 been better than the first?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 28
About the same 43.5%
Yes, better 35.9%
No, worse 16.1%
Other - N/A 4.4%
765 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Does your significant other have the same native language as you do?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 27
Yes 50.4%
No 31.4%
Other - N/A 18.2%
809 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many dictionaries do you use on a regular basis?
By Anna Augustin - featured on Jun 26
2 - 5 75.0%
Only one 7.4%
6 - 9 6.0%
None 4.8%
Other 3.5%
Ten or more 3.3%
888 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you submit feedback on the Blue Board?
By Yetta J Bogarde - featured on Jun 25
I don't submit feedback on the Blue Board 21.8%
Once in a while, when I think about it 21.3%
Whenever I have negative/positive remarks 19.3%
When a client asks for feedback there 15.6%
Other 10.1%
Only when I want to complain about a client 8.6%
I have a routine of sharing my assessments 3.2%
595 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you work with agencies not listed in the Blue Board, or with no feedback entries?
By Isabelita Echevarria Prengel - featured on Jun 24
Yes 43.9%
It depends on... (please share) 30.8%
No 17.7%
Other - N/A 7.6%
542 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How important is translation tool training for you?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 23
Useful, but not necessary 41.8%
Important 19.9%
Not important at all 16.7%
Very important 12.7%
I don't know 6.3%
Other 2.5%
1004 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many of your clients ask you to work with Trados?
By Dr. Tilmann Kleinau - featured on Jun 21
Many of them 22.1%
None of them 22.1%
Some of them 21.3%
A few of them 17.8%
Most or all of them 16.7%
900 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I am usually up and working during most of my clients' business hours.
By anonymous - featured on Jun 20
True 69.5%
False 17.4%
I don't know 13.2%
858 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you normally work with an agency that uses a 60-day payment term?
By Thomas Johansson - featured on Jun 19
Yes 39.1%
It depends on... (please share) 31.1%
No 29.8%
894 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you ever talk aloud when alone, do you use a language other than your mother tongue?
By Peter Simon - featured on Jun 18
Yes, often (or more than often) 30.9%
Yes, sometimes 29.6%
Yes, occasionally 19.1%
I don't talk aloud to myself 10.6%
Never 8.0%
I don't know 1.9%
700 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever received a project for an amount lower than 5 Euros?
By Irène Guinez - featured on Jun 17
Yes 50.4%
No 23.3%
I turn those down 17.2%
Yes, all the time 7.3%
Other 1.8%
617 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you take your work outdoors?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 16
Never 41.6%
Very rarely 28.8%
Sometimes 11.4%
Occasionally 11.2%
As often as I can 7.1%
806 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you plan to take breaks to watch some or all of the World Cup?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 15
No 60.1%
Yes 23.7%
Haven't thought about it 14.2%
I don't know what that is 1.9%
878 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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At what time do you generally finish your business day?
By Anne-Charlotte PERRIGAUD - featured on Jun 14
Later than 8 pm 30.8%
6 pm 16.4%
Other 13.7%
7 pm 13.2%
5 pm 10.5%
8 pm 7.8%
4 pm 4.0%
3 pm 2.1%
Earlier than 3 pm 1.5%
987 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In comparison to the averages declared by ProZ.com users ( https://search.proz.com/employers/rates )
By Jenn Mercer - featured on Jun 13
My rates are average 41.8%
My rates are low 30.9%
My rates are higher 19.7%
Other 7.6%
834 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How important do you think it is to become SDL Trados Studio certified?
By Dr. Tilmann Kleinau - featured on Jun 12
Not important at all 57.8%
I don't know 21.3%
Moderately important 13.6%
Very important 4.6%
Other - N/A 2.6%
887 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are online CAT tools slower, provide fewer fuzzy matches, and prevent integration with other tools?
By sentrodil - featured on Jun 11
I don't know 48.6%
Mostly yes 21.5%
Yes 13.3%
Mostly no 7.4%
No 5.4%
Other 3.8%
664 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a preferred colored pen to underline your texts and write your notes?
By Susanna Martoni - featured on Jun 10
No 42.1%
I don't use pen 25.9%
Yes 25.8%
It depends on... 6.2%
598 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have liability insurance?
By Veronica Lupascu - featured on Jun 9
No 70.7%
Yes 16.6%
No, but I am planning to/thinking about it 12.7%
753 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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On which day of the week do you receive more translation offers?
By Patricio León - featured on Jun 8
I've noticed no difference based on the day of the week 55.9%
Friday 17.8%
Tuesday 8.0%
Wednesday 6.3%
Thursday 6.3%
Monday 4.8%
Sunday 0.6%
Saturday 0.2%
826 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have language pairs in your profile that you do not use?
By TranslatorJames - featured on Jun 7
No 78.3%
Yes, I've never had work in some of my pairs 9.6%
Other - N/A 5.9%
Yes, I list some languages I learn for fun 3.9%
Yes, I think it helps for my SEO 2.4%
803 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you use print translation resources?
By Dassé Théodore, Ph.D - featured on Jun 6
Hardly ever 36.3%
Occasionally 26.7%
Never 22.2%
Often 11.7%
Always 3.1%
870 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Not including you, how many members of your (extended) family use ProZ.com?
By Jessica Noyes - featured on Jun 5
None 84.3%
One 9.1%
Two 2.1%
I don't know 2.1%
Other 1.1%
Three 0.6%
Four or more 0.6%
935 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the most annoying thing about your favorite CAT tool?
By Luisa Pinto - featured on Jun 4
The price 25.4%
Other - N/A 18.4%
No complaints! 14.3%
The tags 10.0%
The complexity 9.0%
The constant updates 5.9%
The crazy and erroneous TM hits 5.5%
The speed 5.1%
The lack of formats supported 3.9%
The user interface 2.5%
690 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Given the choice, I prefer to communicate with clients via:
By anonymous - featured on Jun 3
Email 89.8%
Instant messaging/chat 5.0%
Telephone/online call 2.8%
Other 1.6%
Text message 0.6%
Video conference/call 0.3%
706 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you translated in the last two weeks about privacy and data protection (GDPR)?
By Maria Bellido Lois - featured on Jun 2
Yes 49.9%
No 48.1%
Other - N/A 2.0%
871 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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