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How long after you wake up in the morning before you are at work translating?
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Do you reply to mass emails from outsourcers?
By xxxGitte Hoveds - featured on Aug 20, 2016
It depends 35.7%
Yes, sometimes 31.6%
No, never 27.5%
Yes, always 3.4%
Other - N/A 1.8%
891 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you stop being a freelancer if you were offered a permanent in-house position?
By Andrea Garfield-Barkworth - featured on Aug 19, 2016
No 55.4%
I'm not sure 30.5%
Yes 9.0%
Other - N/A 5.2%
1060 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you encourage your own children to learn other languages?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 18, 2016
Yes 48.6%
I don't have children 44.9%
Other - N/A 4.1%
No 2.5%
933 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you consider that ProZ.com has helped you to reach and get new clients?
By RosárioQuadros - featured on Aug 17, 2016
Yes, definitely 49.8%
Yes, to a certain extent 33.2%
No 14.4%
Other - N/A 2.6%
930 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you check your primary email?
By Tural Afandi - featured on Aug 16, 2016
Automatically 69.9%
A few times a day 23.4%
Other - N/A 5.1%
Once a day 1.1%
A few times in a week 0.4%
901 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Supposing there are no other factors involved, who gets your priority?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 15, 2016
A regular client 76.8%
A new client 10.8%
Other - N/A 10.5%
An irregular client 2.0%
660 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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August 13th is the International Left Handers Day. Are you right-handed or left-handed?
By Catharine Cellier-Smart - featured on Aug 14, 2016
Right-handed 84.0%
Left-handed 9.6%
Other - N/A 6.4%
643 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many hours on average do you usually work per day?
By Anton_B - featured on Aug 13, 2016
Between 6 and 8 hours 32.3%
Between 8 and 10 hours 23.9%
Between 4 and 6 hours 17.0%
Between 10 and 12 hours 8.9%
Other - N/A 7.0%
Between 2 and 4 hours 5.9%
> than 12 hours 3.0%
< than 2 hours 2.0%
842 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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On average, how many jobs do you turn down due to your busy schedule?
By Bruno Depascale - featured on Aug 12, 2016
1 or 2 jobs per month 23.6%
> than 6 jobs per month 20.9%
I don't turn down jobs due to a busy schedule 18.0%
3 or 4 jobs per month 15.6%
Other - N/A 13.4%
5 or 6 jobs per month 8.5%
904 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What contingency plan do you have if your internet connection fails?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 11, 2016
I use a mobile phone as a modem 34.9%
I don't have a contingency plan 17.2%
I go to the local coffee shop or pub WiFi 16.2%
I have a back-up mobile WiFi device 14.2%
Other - N/A 11.8%
I use my neighbour's WiFi 5.6%
999 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think the UK's withdrawal from the EU is going to affect your translation business?
By Helen Portefaix - featured on Aug 10, 2016
No, I don't think so 60.5%
I don't know 15.6%
Yes, perhaps 14.9%
Yes, definitely 7.2%
Other - N/A 1.9%
1019 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you usually charge rush fees?
By Milena Taylor - featured on Aug 9, 2016
Yes, sometimes 55.6%
No, never 27.5%
Yes, always 10.2%
Other - N/A 6.7%
1024 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is your work showing any sign of slowing down at this time of the year?
By Mary Worby - featured on Aug 8, 2016
No 45.4%
Yes 27.4%
More or less 20.5%
Other - N/A 6.7%
766 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you already voted in the ProZ.com community choice awards?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 7, 2016
No 82.7%
Not yet but I'm going to 7.5%
Yes 6.4%
Other - N/A 3.4%
641 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you increase your rates?
By Anne-Virginie Lerat - featured on Aug 6, 2016
It depends 73.0%
Never 11.8%
Every year 7.5%
Other - N/A 6.1%
Every six months 0.9%
Every month 0.7%
912 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a job other than translation?
By Silvia Di Profio - featured on Aug 5, 2016
No, I'm only a full-time translator 71.6%
Yes, I have a second job 19.8%
Other - N/A 8.6%
1039 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you purchase the license of your CAT tool anew every time it has a major upgrade?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 4, 2016
No 56.9%
Yes 15.6%
I don't use CAT tools 15.1%
Other - N/A 12.3%
966 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Freelancers, how would you label yourself as a language services provider?
By José Henrique Lamensdorf - featured on Aug 3, 2016
Specific subject matter translation expert 41.9%
Other - N/A 24.1%
I get it done, no matter what! 20.4%
Multiple languages covered 6.1%
Lightning-fast turnaround 24/7 3.6%
Swiss army knife (+ DTP, video, HTML, etc.) 1.6%
Supreme CAT tools master 1.4%
Unbeatable low rates 0.9%
950 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Did a client ever go out of business owing you money?
By Muriel Vasconcellos - featured on Aug 2, 2016
No, never 57.7%
Yes, once or twice 35.1%
Other - N/A 5.4%
Yes, many times 1.8%
955 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever worked on a project which made you change completely your opinion on the subject?
By Carla Lopes - featured on Aug 1, 2016
No, never 55.1%
Yes, once or twice 28.9%
Other - N/A 8.6%
Yes, several times 7.4%
731 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Can translators be over-qualified for a job?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 31, 2016
Yes 46.0%
No 42.6%
Other - N/A 11.4%
683 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think we should charge for the delivery of a translation memory?
By INES Reisch - featured on Jul 30, 2016
Yes 33.0%
Never thought about it 27.9%
No 16.3%
I don't know 12.4%
Other - N/A 10.4%
817 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Your main e-mail address is...
By Monika Jakacka Márquez - featured on Jul 29, 2016
Hosted by a free domain 52.5%
Hosted by your own domain 25.6%
Hosted by a third party domain 16.5%
Other - N/A 5.4%
927 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How concerned are you about losing your job to translation software in the future?
By Cenk Haznacı - featured on Jul 28, 2016
Not concerned at all 57.0%
Somewhat concerned 26.4%
Quite concerned 9.0%
Other - N/A 4.2%
Very concerned indeed 3.4%
970 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If no instructions are given, how closely do you match the format of a scanned PDF?
By Kathryn Litherland - featured on Jul 27, 2016
I present a rough approximation using basic Word tools 33.0%
I present a very close approximation (e.g. fonts/font sizes) 26.9%
I recreate the layout/styles precisely 19.7%
Other - N/A 12.7%
I present the translation as straight text 7.7%
927 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the most important lesson that you have learned as a translator?
By Morano El-Kholy - featured on Jul 26, 2016
To specialize in a certain field 34.1%
Other - N/A 28.4%
To be extremely cautious with everyone 16.0%
To have patience regarding payment issues 12.2%
To be creative and develop a sense of humor 9.4%
913 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever had a recurring dream about your translation/interpretation work?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 25, 2016
No, never 61.7%
Yes, once or twice 22.5%
Yes, many times 11.1%
Other - N/A 4.6%
755 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Throughout your career, which has been your recipe to increase your income?
By Alan Corbo, CT - featured on Jul 24, 2016
Charging average rates, accepting more work 38.6%
Charging higher rates, accepting less work 33.9%
Other - N/A 23.5%
Outsourcing work 4.0%
596 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you had to convince someone, how many good reasons could you list for becoming a translator?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 23, 2016
Between 1 and 3 40.9%
Between 4 and 5 25.4%
Other - N/A 13.4%
None 8.3%
> than 8 8.3%
Between 6 and 7 3.5%
767 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many programs do you keep open while translating?
By Mario Chavez - featured on Jul 22, 2016
Between 2 and 3 41.5%
Between 4 and 5 29.9%
Between 6 and 8 10.2%
Only one 7.7%
Other - N/A 7.7%
> than 9 2.9%
905 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In the last six months, your rates per word have...
By Vito Smolej - featured on Jul 21, 2016
remained the same 65.5%
raised a little 21.0%
Other - N/A 4.4%
lowered a little 4.3%
raised significantly 3.3%
lowered significantly 1.4%
970 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever worked as a full time voluntary translator/interpreter abroad?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 20, 2016
No 91.6%
Yes 6.1%
Other - N/A 2.3%
955 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you recommend that colleagues and new translators join ProZ.com?
By Nisreen Barakat - featured on Jul 19, 2016
Yes, always 40.3%
Yes, sometimes 30.2%
Very rarely 10.4%
No, never 9.9%
Other - N/A 9.2%
950 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When you translate a ".doc" document, which layout do you work with?
By Helena Diaz del Real - featured on Jul 18, 2016
Normal layout 58.3%
Page layout 26.6%
Other - N/A 14.2%
Web layout 0.8%
758 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many hard drives do you have in your computer?
By M. Laut - featured on Jul 17, 2016
One 52.9%
Two 28.3%
I'm not sure 8.1%
Three 5.7%
> three 2.8%
Other - N/A 2.2%
682 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you call being a translator/interpreter exciting?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 16, 2016
It depends 35.4%
Yes, definitely 30.6%
No, it's a job like any other 19.5%
Hadn't thought of it 10.6%
Other - N/A 3.9%
893 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you determined a certain day of the week on which you don't accept any work?
By tilak raj - featured on Jul 15, 2016
No 67.3%
Yes 27.3%
Other - N/A 5.4%
1017 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The most common reason why you might turn down a client is...
By Anna Smith - featured on Jul 14, 2016
The rates are too low 69.2%
The deadlines are too short 17.8%
Other - N/A 9.9%
The project managers are unfriendly 1.7%
Client is not very responsive 1.4%
1006 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you had an experience that made you think, “I’ll never do a translation like that again”?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 13, 2016
Yes 78.9%
No 15.8%
Other - N/A 5.3%
998 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use the new ProZ.com app?
By Montserrat S. - featured on Jul 12, 2016
No 58.7%
Not yet 27.7%
From time to time 6.1%
Yes 5.2%
Other - N/A 2.3%
1039 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Considering the earning potential of fulltime freelance translation, my income is:
By Oleg Rudavin - featured on Jul 11, 2016
Average 36.3%
Pretty high 21.5%
Not very high 18.7%
Low 11.2%
Other - N/A 9.1%
Very high 3.1%
766 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How long had you been learning your 2nd language before you could think freely in it?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 10, 2016
A couple of years 34.0%
Other - N/A 30.2%
< a couple of years 24.8%
A year 5.9%
A few months 3.6%
> a few weeks 1.5%
612 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you experienced any of these work-related ailments?
By Julianne Rowland - featured on Jul 9, 2016
Other - N/A 25.5%
Back pain 22.2%
Eye strain 17.5%
Neck pain 13.4%
Poor leg circulation 10.7%
Repetitive stress injury (RSI) 6.1%
Carpal tunnel syndrome 4.7%
816 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you submit quotes for a job if an outsourcer does not have any Blue Board entries?
By Rodrigo Bueno - featured on Jul 8, 2016
It depends 57.9%
Yes 18.5%
No 17.2%
Other - N/A 6.4%
962 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much work do you receive through your own professional website?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 7, 2016
I don't have a website 59.1%
< 25% of the total workload 27.3%
Other - N/A 9.1%
26-50% of the total workload 2.7%
> 76% of the total workload 1.1%
51-75% of the total workload 0.5%
962 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In your opinion, which of these is the most valuable for a translator to have?
By Ana Sofia Saldanha - featured on Jul 6, 2016
Lots of clients 39.5%
Good contacts 31.3%
Other - N/A 19.2%
Formal education 7.4%
State of the art software 1.4%
Top computers 1.3%
1030 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you give a discount on an overdue payment to ensure it is made?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 5, 2016
No 76.4%
Perhaps 16.5%
Other - N/A 4.0%
Yes 3.1%
1030 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you help fellow translators to find a job if they needed it?
By Ikram Mahyuddin - featured on Jul 4, 2016
Yes 42.6%
Perhaps 41.7%
No 8.2%
Other - N/A 7.4%
779 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you consider yourself more cultured than the average professional?
By Alan Corbo, CT - featured on Jul 3, 2016
No 42.6%
Yes 39.1%
Other - N/A 18.3%
672 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think it is wise for translators to accept machine translation post-editing projects?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 2, 2016
No 56.7%
It depends 33.8%
Yes 4.8%
Other - N/A 4.8%
923 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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