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Has your location ever worked against you as a freelancer?
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4162 polls, displaying 1 through 501 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Iliyofuatia   Ya mwisho
Are you happy with the current state of your career?
By anonymous - featured on 08:10
Yes 35.4%
Moderately 34.6%
Not very 15.5%
No 9.7%
Other 2.1%
Unsure 1.6%
Indifferent 1.1%
936 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you schedule time for breaks during work?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 23
Not really, I take them as they come 61.1%
Loosely, yes 23.6%
Yes, strictly 6.9%
I try to... 6.5%
I don't take breaks! 1.9%
751 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The most important meal in a freelancer's day is...
By anonymous - featured on Oct 22
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Do you consider yourself a "digital nomad'?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 21
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Do you take part in a continuing education/development program?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 20
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Do you think people who work at home tend to pay less attention to personal hygiene than others?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 19
No 61.8%
Yes 22.9%
I don't know 15.3%
995 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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"Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach." Is this true for translation?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 18
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Do you consider yourself well-informed on the latest in translation and the industry?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 17
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Do you eat at your desk?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 16
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My last work-related software upgrade was...
By anonymous - featured on Oct 15
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My last computer/hardware upgrade was...
By anonymous - featured on Oct 14
More than a year ago 46.5%
In the last six to twelve months 15.6%
In the last month or so 13.8%
Within the last six months 13.8%
I don't remember 10.4%
820 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever received a complaint about the quality of your work from a client?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 13
Yes 65.4%
No 29.9%
I don't remember 4.7%
912 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you receive more "urgent" translation requests now than a couple of years ago?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 12
No 36.8%
Yes 30.7%
I'm not sure 26.5%
I don't really get any of those 6.0%
959 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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For how many years have you been freelancing?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 11
5 - 10 28.2%
10 - 15 25.2%
0 - 5 19.5%
15 - 25 17.4%
25 - 35 6.6%
I don't freelance 1.4%
35 - 45 1.3%
Over 45 years 0.5%
1089 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you were a time travelling translator, where would you go first?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 10
To the past 35.6%
To the future 32.2%
I would stay put, thank you 32.1%
890 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think media coverage and movie depictions of translation are accurate?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 9
I don't know 42.4%
For the most part, no 31.5%
For the most part, yes 21.0%
Other 5.1%
661 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you tend to procrastinate?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 8
Depends on the task 38.3%
Yes 27.7%
No 23.9%
I'll answer this poll later 10.1%
711 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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On a scale of 1 to 5, how clean is/are your monitor/monitors?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 7
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Is healthcare a concern for those in your profession where you live?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 6
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How well does the educational system where you live prepare students for freelancing careers?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 5
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How well does the educational system where you live prepare students to practice translation?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 4
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In my second language, my accent is
By anonymous - featured on Oct 3
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Are freelance translators more tech savvy than most other professions?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 2
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Best birthday present for a translator?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 1
A vacation 51.1%
Other 12.1%
New hardware 9.5%
A new chair 9.2%
New software 8.6%
New reference books 5.6%
A new coffee/tea mug 3.9%
736 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When I get sick, I...
By anonymous - featured on Sep 30
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The last project I finished left me feeling...
By anonymous - featured on Sep 29
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Do you use a special or especially expensive keyboard for work?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 28
No 79.6%
Yes 16.4%
Sometimes 4.0%
1075 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How old were you when you did your first paid translation?
By Teresa Borges - featured on Sep 27
20-30 years old 58.0%
30-40 years old 17.1%
Less than 20 years old 13.5%
Over 40 years old 9.1%
I don't remember 1.2%
I haven't done one yet! 1.1%
1191 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How long after you wake up in the morning before you are at work translating?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 26
About an hour 36.6%
It varies from day to day 21.0%
A couple of hours 17.8%
Less than half an hour 16.3%
A few hours 4.0%
Who knows? 2.3%
Other 2.1%
1239 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is a translator's best friend?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 24
A combination of some or all of the above 44.1%
A good client 20.7%
A CAT tool 9.1%
Other 7.6%
A cup of coffee/tea 7.3%
Good term resources 5.5%
A dog 3.5%
A glass of wine 2.3%
750 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What does your computer desktop look like at the moment?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 23
It has some files/shortcuts but is well-organized 55.4%
It is a bit of a mess 21.6%
It is completely clean 12.2%
Other 4.9%
I'll let you know if I ever find it 3.1%
It looks like the inside of my computer exploded 2.9%
876 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much of your work comes from your three main clients?
By Fiona Robson - featured on Sep 22
50 - 70% 26.0%
70 - 90% 25.3%
More than 90% 21.1%
Less than half 11.5%
I don't know 5.7%
I have fewer than three clients 5.4%
Other 4.9%
918 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think freelancers get sick more, or less often than other professionals?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 21
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Do you usually turn your computer off at the end of the day?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 20
Yes 71.9%
No 23.8%
Other 4.3%
1049 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Apart from not being available, what's your most common reason for turning down a job?
By Alexa Dubreuil - featured on Sep 19
The rate is too low 41.2%
It's not in my area of expertise 23.2%
The deadline is too tight 20.8%
Other (please share) 6.1%
The client has a poor record 6.0%
I never turn down jobs 1.4%
I've worked enough for the week/month 1.3%
1017 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If I received an unexpected 1,000 USD/EUR, I would:
By anonymous - featured on Sep 18
Put it in savings 41.1%
Put it towards a trip or vacation 21.1%
Other 19.7%
Invest it (use it for work tools/equipment, etc.) 14.1%
Spend it frivolously 4.0%
801 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you put more effort into your work if you were to be paid immediately upon delivery?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 17
No 46.0%
Yes 26.3%
Maybe / Depends 22.2%
Other 3.1%
I am already paid upon delivery 2.4%
676 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you find it difficult to concentrate on translating?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 16
Sometimes 42.0%
Rarely 21.5%
It depends on the material 12.5%
It depends on the time of day 8.2%
Frequently 7.1%
Never 6.3%
Other 2.3%
902 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you turn down work if it is provided/expected in certain formats?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 15
Yes 37.6%
Depends on the client 36.9%
No 16.7%
Other 8.8%
898 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is the brand of the computer or other hardware you use important to you?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 14
It depends 35.3%
Yes 33.4%
No 31.4%
947 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When proofreading your own work, how many corrections do you usually find per page?
By B D Finch - featured on Sep 13
1-5 57.0%
Other 21.8%
5-10 13.1%
None 2.8%
10-15 2.8%
> 15 2.5%
905 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you do if a translation test is reviewed mistakenly by the client's reviewer?
By Alex ST - featured on Sep 12
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Are translators who do PEMT paving the way for the demise of the profession?
By Alan Corbo, CT - featured on Sep 11
I don't know what PEMT is 36.4%
No 19.9%
Maybe 15.9%
Yes 15.2%
I don't know 10.2%
Other 2.4%
723 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What will you be doing on International Translation Day this year?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 10
Working 40.7%
Not sure yet 27.0%
A combination of some or all of these 9.6%
Other (please share) 9.4%
Attending an online professional event 4.6%
Going to an in-person professional event 3.5%
Taking a day off 3.5%
Going to an in-person social event 1.6%
626 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Has the favorable EUR - USD exchange rate trend benefited your business?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 9
No 51.6%
Not sure 22.4%
Yes 15.9%
Other 10.2%
787 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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After how many translated words can you consider yourself a "professional" translator?
By Bruno Depascale - featured on Sep 8
I don't know 34.7%
> 100,000 23.0%
It depends on... (please share) 13.4%
0, from the first project on 9.7%
Other 7.9%
50,000 - 100,000 4.0%
20,000 - 30,000 3.0%
0 - 20,000 2.4%
30,000 - 50,000 1.7%
821 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often have you come to an agreement with a client who then never sent you work?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 7
A few times 27.1%
A couple of times 26.5%
Many times 20.4%
Never 9.5%
I don't know/remember 8.7%
Just once 5.5%
Other 2.2%
940 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Has your name ever affected your credibility as a translator?
By Muriel Vasconcellos - featured on Sep 6
No 66.0%
Not sure 26.0%
Yes 4.6%
Other 3.4%
911 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do clients ever send you a new, modified version of documents you've already started translating?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 5
Rarely 38.9%
Occasionally 38.3%
Never 13.5%
Often 5.9%
Other 2.0%
All the time 1.4%
971 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many forum posts have you made on ProZ.com?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 4
Fewer than 10 38.4%
None 31.8%
11-100 15.7%
I have no idea 8.1%
111-500 3.2%
501-1000 1.0%
2001-5000 0.8%
1001-2000 0.7%
More than 5000 0.3%
726 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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