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How long after you wake up in the morning before you are at work translating?
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When was the last time you did a marketing campaign for your services?
By samah A. fattah - featured on Mar 7
Never 41.4%
I don't remember 15.2%
More than a year ago 15.0%
More than a few months ago 8.7%
Just recently 8.6%
I'm in the middle of one now 5.6%
Other 5.4%
1137 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Best title for a book about a freelance translator's life?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 6
A Home Office With a View 18.4%
A Midsummer Night's Deadline 15.9%
Nearly 100 Years of Solitude 13.7%
The Rates of Wrath 12.5%
Other (please share) 10.2%
Lord of the CATs 10.2%
Stranger in a Strange Language 7.7%
Pride and Prejudice and Proofreading 5.9%
A Tale of Two Clients 2.1%
The Age of Invoicing 1.4%
The Scarlet Letters of Spellcheck 1.2%
Celsius 232.778 0.9%
776 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you prefer to drink while you are translating?
By Mahdieh Kandoei - featured on Mar 5
Coffee 26.1%
Water 24.1%
Tea 21.0%
It depends 12.5%
I don't drink while I'm working 7.9%
Other (please share) 4.4%
Juice 2.8%
Soft drinks 1.0%
Energy drinks 0.2%
609 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When not working, I love doing/being involved in:
By anonymous - featured on Mar 4
More than one of the above 38.7%
Other 23.6%
Sports 12.8%
Music 8.7%
Cooking/baking 5.4%
Arts/crafts 3.2%
Writing 2.8%
All the above 2.8%
Networking/marketing 1.9%
956 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Does your "translator's eye" make it difficult to enjoy subtitled movies?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 3
Sometimes 28.6%
Only when the subtitles are terrible 24.2%
Yes 20.3%
No 13.9%
Actually, I enjoy them more when I can pick apart the subtitles 7.4%
Other - N/A 5.6%
1050 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you think is the most important factor for clients when choosing a translator/interpreter?
By Eszter Bokor - featured on Mar 2
Depends on the client or the project to be done 42.4%
Price 19.9%
Quality 18.2%
Reputation/recommendations from others 8.3%
Previous work done 5.3%
Other 3.5%
Qualifications 2.3%
Image (website, marketing) 0.2%
1046 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When an assignment bores you, you suddenly find yourself yearning for:
By Nina Khmielnitzky - featured on Mar 1
Other (please share) 27.1%
House chores 16.7%
Netflix (or similar) 16.6%
Exercising 13.5%
I don't get bored 10.9%
Catching up on your accounting/admin tasks 8.5%
Arts and crafts 6.7%
989 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you plan on changing your rates for translation this year?
By Anastasiya Vasilyeva - featured on Feb 28
No, I will not change them 36.0%
It depends 30.4%
Yes, I plan to increase them 22.7%
I already have 5.1%
Other (please share) 4.6%
Yes, I plan to lower them 1.1%
1051 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Your translation experience has best prepared you for which role in the zombie apocalypse?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 27
Other (please share) 34.5%
I'm just going to stay up here in this tree till someone comes and gets me 17.4%
Ninja-style loner warrior 14.4%
Survivor group member 10.3%
Survivor group leader 8.3%
Scientist who discovers the cure to zombiism 5.4%
Zombie food 4.4%
New world evil overlord 2.9%
Zombie 2.5%
592 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you could have one translation-related superpower, what would it be?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 26
Instant translation 28.7%
Rates that can leap tall buildings in a single bound 22.8%
Automatic client regeneration 16.6%
Proofreading laser vision 12.4%
Other (please share!) 8.7%
Deadline extension / time travel 6.5%
Can speak to / summon CATs 2.5%
Lightning fast client negotiation 1.8%
676 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you prefer to learn new things?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 25
It depends on the subject matter 47.3%
On my own, self-directed 30.8%
In-person course / tutoring 10.8%
Online course / tutoring 5.6%
Other 2.8%
Mobile learning (across computer, tablet, smart phone, etc.) 2.7%
1018 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When did you start working with your latest new client?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 24
In the past month 31.2%
Over the past 2 - 6 months 27.5%
More than a year ago 14.7%
Over the past 6 - 12 months 11.5%
I don't remember 7.6%
Other 4.7%
I don't have any clients yet! 2.8%
1094 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How would you like to be paid for review or proofreading jobs?
By AlbaLTD - featured on Feb 23
Fixed rate per word (page) 38.0%
Per hour based on declared time spent 32.4%
I do not accept proofreading jobs at all 13.0%
Per hour based on time-tracking reports 8.5%
Other - N/A 4.4%
No preference 3.8%
1124 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many words do you typically produce per day (text ready to go)?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 22
2000 - 2500 23.4%
1500 - 2000 21.2%
2500 - 3000 14.1%
1000 - 1500 10.8%
3000 - 3500 7.6%
More than 4000 5.6%
3500 - 4000 5.6%
I don't know 5.0%
Other 3.9%
Fewer than 1000 2.8%
1262 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The place where I live is mostly
By anonymous - featured on Feb 21
Urban 53.2%
Suburban 22.3%
Rural 17.6%
It depends, I move around 5.1%
Other 1.8%
1206 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you end up talking to yourself while you work?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 20
Every now and then 25.5%
Not very often 20.4%
Very often 19.0%
Never 17.1%
Often 12.7%
I don't know, I've never asked myself 5.3%
928 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a competitive personality?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 19
More or less 38.2%
No 29.4%
Yes 27.7%
Other 4.7%
816 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which of the following do you think is the most important in producing a good translation?
By Mike Hunter - featured on Feb 18
I can't choose just one 59.2%
Your own expertise 18.0%
Clarity of source text 9.3%
Knowledge of target language 3.3%
Knowledge of source language 2.7%
Ability to raise queries, and get responses 2.5%
Use of good source reference material 2.3%
Other 2.0%
Good relationship with PM and/or end client 0.6%
1033 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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My ideal 15-minute break includes:
By anonymous - featured on Feb 17
More than one of these 33.9%
Coffee or tea 22.1%
A walk 12.0%
Other (please share) 8.5%
Food 6.4%
A quick nap 5.9%
Getting caught up on the news 5.8%
A game 3.5%
Some TV 1.8%
1114 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think using 2 screens helps your productivity?
By Carla Lopes - featured on Feb 16
Absolutely 32.8%
I don't know 27.0%
Maybe, it depends 21.5%
Not at all 14.3%
Other - N/A 4.4%
1194 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the most important aspect of working with a vendor management program?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 15
Other - N/A 56.4%
Easy to log into the system to view the project 16.1%
Ability to see a sample of the work 7.2%
Ability to respond directly from email 5.9%
Ability to negotiate price 5.7%
Ability to see competing bids in the system 3.6%
Ability to see word count 3.0%
Ability to negotiate delivery time 2.1%
768 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever asked another ProZ.com user on a date?
By Chris S - featured on Feb 14
No 91.4%
No, but I've thought about it 6.2%
Yes 2.4%
1166 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you received compliments from your clients?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 13
Yes, of course 84.5%
Other 8.3%
No, why would I? I turn in the work and we're done 7.2%
923 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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To how many countries have you traveled?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 12
6 - 10 25.9%
1 - 5 22.3%
11 - 15 18.4%
15- 20 11.7%
More than 20 9.1%
More than 30 7.1%
I've never left my home country 3.4%
I have no idea 2.1%
901 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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My translations are proofread by:
By Anne-Sophie Cardinal - featured on Feb 11
Me, always 40.7%
It depends on the client / project 38.8%
My clients' proofreaders 10.1%
My proofreader 4.5%
Nobody, unless I'm paid for it 3.0%
Other 2.9%
1087 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever had a work-related nightmare? (please share!)
By anonymous - featured on Feb 10
Yes, at least once or twice 32.4%
No 28.5%
I don't remember, but it's possible 24.0%
Yes, many times 13.0%
Other 2.2%
1060 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In general, what is your oral proficiency in your source language(s)?
By ferreirac - featured on Feb 9
Advanced 57.3%
Native 25.2%
Intermediate 11.9%
Other 3.8%
Basic 1.8%
1169 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Overall, how rigorous are your clients' screening processes for new translators?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 8
I don't know 41.6%
Good, but could be better 21.9%
Very rigorous 17.3%
Not rigorous at all 10.5%
Other - N/A 8.7%
982 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you noticed a slowing in demand / your workload so far this year?
By Anne-Virginie Lerat - featured on Feb 7
Yes 30.7%
It's too early to say 25.9%
No 24.9%
It's actually increased 15.7%
Other 2.8%
1195 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When was the last time you made adjustments to your quality assurance process?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 6
Not very recently 30.7%
Never 22.8%
I don't remember 17.7%
Other 16.0%
Recently (please share) 12.8%
750 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How has your experience with proofreaders been, in general?
By Djana Surkovic - featured on Feb 5
Neutral 41.1%
Positive 30.6%
Negative 15.0%
Other 13.3%
745 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the next thing you want to do as a professional translator/interpreter?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 4
Get more clients 43.5%
Other - N/A 16.4%
I haven't really thought about it 10.1%
More than one of these 10.0%
Get my dream project (please share) 6.2%
Finish launching my business 3.9%
Start my own agency 3.8%
Offer more services 3.5%
Start outsourcing projects 2.5%
1043 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you feel about coworking places?
By Carla Lopes - featured on Feb 3
I don't like to work around other people 36.0%
I haven't tried it, but I'd like to 22.1%
Depends on the setup 15.5%
Never heard of them 11.8%
Other 7.7%
I love them 4.0%
It's the same as working anywhere else 2.9%
1154 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you could write on a topic related to translation, which of these would it be?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 2
I'll pass, thanks 34.6%
More than one of these 18.4%
Quality 10.9%
Other 9.6%
Business issues 7.3%
Translation technologies / tools 6.0%
Rates 5.1%
Project management 3.2%
Term management 2.7%
Negotiation 2.2%
1078 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In general, how much time do you spend preparing quotes for projects?
By INES Reisch - featured on Feb 1
Under 5 hours per week 62.0%
I have no idea 21.2%
Other 13.8%
Between 5 and 10 hours per week 2.5%
More than 10 hours a week 0.5%
1155 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you planning to attend any translation-related events this year?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 31
No 38.6%
Yes 25.7%
Not sure yet 25.6%
Haven't thought about it 9.5%
Other 0.7%
1195 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How are you dressed for work today?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 30
Casual 34.3%
I can't go out in public like this 29.0%
Ultra casual 21.2%
Business casual 7.6%
Other 6.5%
Business professional 1.4%
905 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever been a teacher?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 29
Yes 66.3%
No 31.4%
Not yet, but I am thinking about / planning on it 2.3%
916 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you planning an early retirement?
By NancyLynn - featured on Jan 28
No 39.7%
I plan to retire at the regular age for where I live 15.3%
No, because I don't qualify for a pension 14.1%
Other 11.8%
I could, but I love my job 10.7%
Yes, I plan to retire early with my own funds 6.8%
Yes, I plan to retire early with a pension 1.5%
1038 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How optimistic are you about your translation business in 2017? (please share!)
By anonymous - featured on Jan 27
Somewhat 44.2%
Very 33.6%
Not very 14.6%
Not at all 4.6%
Other 3.0%
1050 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think translators should form a union?
By Richard Levy - featured on Jan 26
Yes 31.2%
No 30.5%
Yes, but it will never happen 26.6%
Other 11.8%
1191 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you believe that a good memory is an important attribute for a translator?
By Nadine Epstein - featured on Jan 25
Yes 77.7%
Depends 14.0%
No 4.1%
I don't know 2.9%
Other 1.3%
1235 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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My ideal workspace has a view of...
By anonymous - featured on Jan 24
The ocean 38.0%
The mountains 17.3%
The countryside 16.9%
No view for me, thank you 12.1%
Other 7.9%
A bustling city 7.1%
The desert 0.7%
1252 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do freelancers tend to be more neurotic than other professionals?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 23
No idea 36.8%
Don't be silly 24.9%
No 21.6%
Yes 14.4%
Other 2.3%
873 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you do when offered more work than you can handle?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 22
Turn down the work 47.7%
Share the work with a colleague 15.5%
Recommend a colleague 11.7%
Other - N/A 10.4%
That's never happened to me 7.4%
Outsource it to someone else 7.3%
852 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many CAT tools do you use?
By Michaela Bittner - featured on Jan 21
1 35.8%
2 25.3%
3 13.9%
None 13.1%
4 5.0%
More than 5 3.8%
5 1.8%
Other 1.3%
1191 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The project you are working on right now came from what type of client?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 20
A large translation company 31.7%
A small translation company 28.9%
An end client 18.6%
I'm not working on anything at the moment 15.1%
Other 4.3%
It's volunteer work 1.5%
1156 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much do you think your productivity is/would be affected by having children?
By Juan Arroyo Crejo - featured on Jan 19
A lot 52.6%
Moderately 30.2%
Other 10.8%
Not at all 6.3%
1155 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Since I started translating, my vision has...
By anonymous - featured on Jan 18
Deteriorated slightly 35.2%
Remained the same 33.8%
Deteriorated considerably 18.2%
Improved 8.6%
Other - N/A 4.3%
1169 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Can you concentrate if family or other people are in your vicinity while you are working?
By Susanna Martoni - featured on Jan 17
Yes, but it's not easy 50.9%
No 24.5%
Sure, no problem 20.3%
Other - N/A 4.3%
1272 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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