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Have you ever questioned the quality of your work?
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Have you ever been asked to quote on the same document by different clients?
By anonymous - featured on 08:10
No 56.9%
Yes, more than once 20.5%
Yes, once 19.4%
Other 3.3%
919 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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On how many translation-related portals are you registered?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 22
You have not voted on this poll.
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How many Blue Board ratings have you made for outsourcers you've worked with?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 21
2-5 36.3%
None 18.0%
6-10 14.0%
11-20 8.1%
1 7.7%
I have no idea 6.8%
More than 30 3.3%
21-30 3.2%
Other 2.6%
884 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What to you see as the biggest threat to your business income?
By Muriel Vasconcellos - featured on Jun 20
A combination of the above 33.1%
Translators working for low rates 26.2%
I don't see any real threats 13.0%
Low agency rates 12.0%
Machine translation 6.3%
Other (please share) 3.8%
Favored clients leaving the business 3.7%
Changing client practices 2.1%
956 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever purchased software which turned out to be useless to you?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 19
No 55.9%
Yes 39.5%
Other 4.6%
732 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many hours are there in a reasonable freelancer's work day?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 18
5 - 8 52.2%
8 - 10 29.0%
3 - 5 7.7%
Other 5.9%
More than ten 4.6%
Fewer than 3 0.6%
659 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a network of experts who help you with difficult terminology/understanding?
By Martin Maciazka - featured on Jun 17
No, I rely on my own term research 47.1%
It depends on the situation 27.3%
Yes 14.6%
No, my own expertise is sufficent 7.7%
Other 3.3%
854 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you found it difficult to get clients to provide public feedback or testimonials for you?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 16
Not really 33.5%
I've never asked for that 32.0%
Yes 19.2%
No 10.9%
Other 4.5%
872 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever contacted the owners of your favorite websites or products to offer your services?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 15
No, and I probably wouldn't 49.1%
No, but I've thought about it 32.5%
Yes 13.6%
Other 4.8%
847 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever acted as a mentor to less experienced translators?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 14
In some ways, or informally 41.1%
No 33.4%
Yes 20.6%
I need/am looking for a mentor myself 3.7%
Other 1.2%
962 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ever dream in the language(s) in which you are not native?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 13
Yes 63.0%
I don't know 21.8%
No 15.2%
972 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you find yourself mentally translating when you read something in your source language?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 12
Only sometimes 44.7%
Yes 30.2%
No 25.1%
830 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you feel like you have just the right number of clients at the moment?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 11
No 38.0%
Yes, but I wouldn't mind a few more 34.9%
Yes 22.8%
Other 4.3%
681 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever received a gift or a bonus from a client?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 10
No 53.4%
Yes 46.6%
903 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you offer additional services (beyond translation) to your clients?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 9
Yes (please share) 46.0%
No 40.2%
No, but I'm thinking about it 8.5%
Other 5.3%
930 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you find working for clients outside your country more lucrative than domestic clients?
By Amar Nath - featured on Jun 8
Yes 52.1%
It depends 24.7%
No 16.3%
I don't know 4.9%
Other 2.0%
981 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How would you rate your computer skills?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 7
Above average 46.2%
Average 34.5%
Expert 14.2%
Below average 2.8%
I don't know 1.6%
Other 0.6%
1034 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you pay a translator the same rate you charge for a very large text for your private affairs?
By Alexandra Villeminey - featured on Jun 6
Yes 46.2%
Yes, and more if needed 20.6%
Other 17.5%
Less, I couldn't afford to pay my own rate 15.6%
838 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many new client inquiries have you had so far this year?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 5
1 - 5 42.1%
5 - 10 18.7%
I only keep track of actual new clients 11.5%
10 - 20 10.3%
None! 8.2%
20 - 30 4.9%
30 - 50 2.2%
More than 50 (please share) 2.1%
729 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which payment times do you apply the most?
By Nicole Blanc - featured on Jun 4
30 days net invoice date 66.8%
Other (please share) 15.6%
45 days net invoice date 7.8%
over 45 days invoice date 6.3%
net invoice date 3.5%
665 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use cloud-based storage for work?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 3
No 59.6%
Yes, for some things 24.0%
Yes 16.4%
855 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How does your current project affect your general mood?
By Anne Lee - featured on Jun 2
I will be glad when it's done! 31.9%
Other (please share) 17.7%
I wish I had a project to work on! 17.5%
A challenging text that is helping me develop 13.3%
An interesting text that lifts me 13.0%
A revision that annoys me 3.3%
A poorly-written text that frustrates me 3.3%
879 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you receive small, minimum charge jobs?
By Helen Portefaix - featured on Jun 1
A few times a month 28.8%
Once or twice a week 23.7%
Rarely 20.9%
Every day or so 15.9%
I don't bother with minimum charge jobs 6.1%
Other 4.6%
949 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you make exceptions and translate into your source language?
By Nele Van den Broeck - featured on May 31
No, never 23.6%
Rarely 20.5%
I always translate both ways 19.4%
Sometimes 17.2%
Only under certain conditions 11.6%
Yes, but for family/friends only 5.6%
Other 2.2%
1147 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How would you rate the first part of 2017 professionally?
By anonymous - featured on May 30
Positive 51.7%
Neutral 23.8%
Negative 16.7%
Haven't thought about it 5.3%
Other 2.5%
1262 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever worked for a client who never paid you?
By Jacob Njagi - featured on May 28
Yes 54.2%
No 35.4%
Almost, but I used a debt collector/resolved the issue 7.2%
Other 3.2%
751 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How far into the future are you currently booked?
By anonymous - featured on May 27
Less than a week 31.6%
I don't know what I'm doing tomorrow 27.5%
One to two weeks 18.4%
Two weeks to a month 11.3%
Other 6.3%
I'm fully booked for months to come 4.8%
934 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How old is the photo in your profile?
By Els Hoefman - featured on May 26
Two to three years old 21.7%
Five to ten years old 20.6%
Four to five years old 15.5%
I don't have a photo in my profile 15.1%
Less than a year old 14.0%
Older than ten years 6.4%
I don't know 3.5%
Other 3.2%
988 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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On average, what percentage of your total working capacity are you using?
By anonymous - featured on May 25
50-75% 29.7%
75-99% 25.4%
100% 14.6%
25-50% 10.8%
I don't know 9.5%
0-25% 5.9%
Other 4.0%
995 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever attached the wrong file when delivering a translation?
By Monika Jakacka Márquez - featured on May 24
Yes, once or twice 49.2%
No, never 39.7%
Yes, several times 7.0%
Other - N/A 3.0%
Yes, it happens all the time 1.1%
1082 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (22)] [View this poll]

What motivates you most in your trade?
By anonymous - featured on May 23
Money 37.5%
The art of translation 27.9%
Other 14.2%
Cultural knowledge 10.8%
Technical knowledge 6.4%
Business relationships 3.1%
1053 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think that raising kids can be an obstacle to succeeding as a freelance translator?
By magda_phili - featured on May 22
It depends on the circumstances 41.4%
Absolutely not 28.1%
Yes, it makes success more difficult 18.4%
Other 12.1%
819 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use pen/pencil and paper for work anymore?
By anonymous - featured on May 21
Occasionally 38.8%
No 25.5%
Yes 23.5%
No, and I never did 9.6%
Other 2.6%
783 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you feel when a client doesn't address you by your name in the head of emails?
By Cecilia Alves - featured on May 20
I don't care 46.5%
Annoyed 26.7%
Other 14.2%
It's never happened 9.4%
Upset 3.3%
938 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you set aside time in your work day for exercise?
By anonymous - featured on May 19
Sometimes 35.2%
Yes 32.4%
No 29.4%
Other 3.1%
1072 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which do you use most for your translation work?
By Abdelmonem Samir - featured on May 18
Laptop 53.2%
PC 44.1%
Other - N/A 2.8%
1089 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is there a school subject that might have helped you as a freelancer if you had paid more attention?
By anonymous - featured on May 17
No 51.0%
Yes (please share) 22.7%
I don't know 22.5%
Other 3.8%
875 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many computer and/or devices do you use for work?
By Katia V. - featured on May 16
2 40.4%
1 37.6%
3 14.2%
4 4.1%
Other 1.9%
5 0.8%
6 0.5%
7 or more 0.5%
1097 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you are not working at the moment, does your morning routine change?
By anonymous - featured on May 15
Yes (please share) 33.9%
It depends 33.9%
No 26.9%
Other 5.2%
743 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you find social media a distraction while working?
By anonymous - featured on May 14
Sometimes 30.9%
Yes 28.6%
I don't use or participate in social media at all 18.3%
No 17.7%
Actually, it has been helpful 2.3%
Other 2.2%
693 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the average number of words you translate per month?
By Gustavo Villalobos - featured on May 13
Between 25,000 and 50,000 27.3%
Fewer than 25,000 23.2%
I don't know 22.7%
Between 50,000 and 75,000 13.1%
Between 75,000 and 100,000 4.4%
Other 3.9%
Between 100,000 and 150,000 3.4%
More than 150,000 2.1%
872 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever had family problems because of working too much?
By Carla Lopes - featured on May 12
No 48.9%
Yes 45.2%
Other - N/A 5.9%
959 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the maximum age to start learning a new language?
By anonymous - featured on May 11
There is no such a thing 82.2%
Under 20 6.1%
Between 20 and 30 3.4%
Other 3.2%
Over 50 is fine 2.3%
Between 30 and 40 1.8%
Between 40 and 50 0.9%
1064 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Being an ATA-certified translator...
By Linda Gueye - featured on May 10
You have not voted on this poll.
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How many unread emails do you have in your inbox right now?
By anonymous - featured on May 9
None 63.0%
More than 15 10.3%
1-3 9.1%
Who knows 7.3%
3-7 5.3%
7-15 3.8%
Other 1.2%
1159 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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My biggest complaint with the CAT tools I've used is:
By anonymous - featured on May 8
You have not voted on this poll.
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Do you answer your work-related emails as soon as you get then?
By Carla Lopes - featured on May 7
Yes 43.0%
It depends on the sender/subject matter 41.3%
I only check my inbox every hour or so 8.6%
Only after I finish my current task 3.2%
Other 2.7%
I only check my inbox at the beginning/end of the day 1.1%
802 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When considering Continuing Professional Development (CPD), what is the most important factor?
By Angus Stewart - featured on May 6
I don't do any formal CPD 37.0%
Course subject matter 32.7%
Other 9.0%
Cost 6.5%
Reputation of course provider 6.1%
Location or format (online/offline) 4.1%
Networking opportunities 3.4%
Location 1.2%
802 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you feel there is a lot of competition in your language pair(s) or field(s) of expertise?
By anonymous - featured on May 5
Yes 65.0%
Maybe, not sure 19.8%
No 12.6%
Other 2.6%
1097 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you accept being paid less or nothing at all for repetitions?
By RakelC - featured on May 4
It depends on the client 28.6%
Yes 26.6%
No 19.4%
It depends on the text 17.9%
Other 7.4%
1121 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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