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My first client was:
By anonymous
A learning experience 42.8%
Very important to my career 32.6%
Other - N/A 7.5%
Forgettable 7.1%
My favorite client 5.7%
My worst client 2.2%
A terrible/awkward experience 2.0%
801 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the longest break you have taken from work?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 22
A few weeks 33.1%
A week 19.6%
A few months 10.8%
A month 10.1%
2 - 3 days 9.9%
Other - N/A 6.0%
A day 4.6%
A year 3.3%
An hour 2.6%
583 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (7)] [View this poll]

What is the longest you have ever worked without taking a break?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 21
3 - 5 hours 27.2%
5 - 10 hours 25.3%
1 - 3 hours 17.0%
10 - 15 hours 11.0%
15 - 20 hours 7.9%
More than 20 hours 6.4%
Other - N/A 3.6%
An hour 1.5%
529 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which feeling do you prefer?
By Carla Lopes - featured on Jul 20
You have not voted on this poll.
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How do you respond to a query that asks for your "best rate"?
By Muriel Vasconcellos - featured on Jul 18
You have not voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (22)] [View this poll]

In which field do you translate most often?
By Teresa Borges - featured on Jul 17
Technical /Engineering 24.7%
Medicine / Health care 16.1%
Marketing / Advertising / Public Relations 14.6%
Law 12.2%
Other (please share) 12.2%
Business / Financial / Economics 10.1%
Art / Literary / Journalism 5.5%
EU affairs 2.5%
Social Sciences 2.0%
1156 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you work "overtime" (i.e. more than 9-6 Monday to Friday)?
By Codex Global - featured on Jul 13
Yes, every day 25.1%
Depends on the customer 22.7%
I don't keep track of my hours 17.1%
A couple of evenings in a week 15.6%
Other (please share) 7.7%
Odd weekends only 6.7%
No, never 5.2%
732 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Different clients send you the same file to translate. You ...
By Jerry Dean - featured on Jul 12
Translate and invoice both clients 45.1%
Inform both clients about the file 22.3%
Do it for the first client who contacted you 11.4%
Other (please share) 9.2%
Translate for the higher-paying client 7.0%
Translate for your favourite client 5.0%
685 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (29)] [View this poll]

What is usually your frame of mind after finishing a translation?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 11
Satisfied 63.0%
Exhausted 11.8%
Other 7.2%
Indifferent 6.5%
Thrilled 6.2%
Doubtful 3.3%
Empty 1.6%
Down / sad 0.4%
754 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (7)] [View this poll]

Do you offer discounts for early payment?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 10
No 86.9%
Yes 6.0%
It depends on... (please share) 4.7%
Other - N/A 2.4%
739 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (8)] [View this poll]

Do you charge fees for late payment?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 9
No 76.3%
It depends on... (please share) 9.2%
Yes 8.1%
Other - N/A 6.3%
714 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (12)] [View this poll]

Have you ever picked up a new hobby or interest because of something you translated?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 8
No 37.4%
Yes 30.2%
I don't think so 29.9%
Other - N/A 2.5%
975 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (17)] [View this poll]

As a freelancer, do you find it difficult to plan for the future?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 4
Yes, somewhat 44.5%
No, not really 23.1%
Yes, extremely difficult 17.3%
I'm not the plan-for-the-future type 7.3%
No, not at all 4.7%
Other - N/A 3.1%
752 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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My work predictions for July:
By anonymous - featured on Jul 3
A normal amount of work 32.2%
Busy, lots of work 28.7%
A bit slow 18.9%
Very slow 13.2%
Other - N/A 7.0%
813 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (8)] [View this poll]

On how many days in June were you available for work but had no jobs?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 2
1-5 29.5%
Other - N/A 22.3%
6-10 17.7%
More than 16 12.6%
I didn't have any work in June 9.0%
11-15 8.9%
755 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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June has been:
By anonymous - featured on Jul 1
A slow month 36.1%
A busy month 35.9%
Nothing out of the ordinary 24.6%
Other (please share) 3.4%
1067 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (10)] [View this poll]

Do you think that a video greeting on a profile page is useful?
By Andriy Yasharov - featured on Jun 28
No 50.3%
I don't know 36.3%
Yes 11.6%
Other - N/A 1.8%
766 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (17)] [View this poll]

How many jobs do you generally do in a month?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 27
0 - 10 35.9%
10 - 20 29.6%
30 - 50 17.8%
Other - N/A 8.6%
More than 50 8.1%
780 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (10)] [View this poll]

When was the last time you referred work to a colleague?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 26
Never 19.2%
In the last few months 14.1%
It's been years 14.1%
In the last week 14.0%
In the last month 12.2%
In the last year 12.2%
I don't remember 12.0%
Other - N/A 2.2%
757 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you keep a register of all your projects, big and small?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 25
Yes 63.8%
No 25.8%
I used to 6.9%
Other - N/A 3.5%
810 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (16)] [View this poll]

Have you ever offered a discount to keep a regular client?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 24
Yes, more than once 32.3%
No, but I wouldn't rule it out 28.2%
No, and I would never consider doing so 19.8%
Yes, just once 13.8%
Other - N/A 5.9%
1141 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (20)] [View this poll]

What worries you the most as a freelance translator?
By Teresa Borges - featured on Jun 19
Not having enough translation jobs 53.7%
Steady decline in rates 14.1%
Not being available to a good client 7.5%
Other - N/A 7.5%
Payment terms longer than 30 days 7.1%
Tight deadlines 5.8%
Technical issues 3.3%
Payment methods 1.0%
892 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (22)] [View this poll]

How important is the size of your monitor to your work?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 18
Very important 43.6%
Somewhat important 26.0%
Essential 19.1%
Not very important 8.2%
Other - N/A 1.7%
Not important at all 1.5%
1013 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (20)] [View this poll]

Your keyboard and/or mouse: wired or wireless?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 16
Wired 40.5%
Wireless 31.1%
Just a wireless mouse 17.8%
Other - N/A 6.1%
I tried wireless, it wasn't for me 3.3%
Just a wireless keyboard 1.3%
608 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (12)] [View this poll]

Have you ever been a mentor?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 15
No 71.8%
Yes 24.4%
Other - N/A 2.6%
No, but I am looking for someone to mentor now 1.3%
701 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (6)] [View this poll]

Have you ever had a mentor?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 14
No 69.1%
Yes 22.2%
No, but I am looking for one now 5.2%
Other - N/A 3.5%
805 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (9)] [View this poll]

When was the last time you updated your ProZ.com profile?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 13
Some time this year 33.0%
This month 16.1%
Last year 15.3%
This week 11.8%
It's been longer than a year 9.7%
I don't remember 9.6%
It's been years and years 3.9%
Never 0.5%
812 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (8)] [View this poll]

The last invoice I sent represents...
By anonymous - featured on Jun 12
1 - 5% of my monthly income 24.2%
Other - N/A 18.3%
More than 50% of my monthly income 16.4%
5 - 10% of my monthly income 12.3%
10 - 20% of my monthly income 10.9%
20 - 30% of my monthly income 9.1%
40 - 50% of my monthly income 4.7%
30 - 40% of my monthly income 4.1%
640 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (8)] [View this poll]

Have you noticed improvements in machine translation in your language pair(s) in the last two years?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 11
Yes 57.8%
No 29.5%
Other - N/A 12.8%
767 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (19)] [View this poll]

The key to my success is...
By anonymous - featured on Jun 10
Perseverance 31.3%
Acquired skill 16.6%
Dilligence 16.4%
I don't consider myself successful 15.1%
Other (please share) 10.1%
Innate talent 7.6%
Luck 2.8%
603 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (9)] [View this poll]

Have any regular clients stopped working with you this year?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 9
No 67.1%
Yes 23.9%
Other - N/A 9.0%
544 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (6)] [View this poll]

Have you had to fire any clients this year?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 8
No 69.0%
Yes 19.0%
No, but I'm about to 7.5%
Other - N/A 4.5%
684 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (12)] [View this poll]

As a freelancer, is time management an issue for you?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 7
Yes 51.1%
No 39.8%
Only when it comes to... (please share) 4.8%
I don't know 3.1%
Other - N/A 1.3%
752 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (11)] [View this poll]

Would you join a union for translators that would regulate rates and have better payment standards?
By Helene Olsen Richards - featured on Jun 6
Yes 62.6%
No 24.0%
Other - N/A 8.5%
Only if... (please share) 4.9%
800 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (19)] [View this poll]

How many days will you take for vacation this year?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 5
14 or more 41.3%
Not decided yet 25.0%
10 - 13 12.7%
7 - 9 7.5%
Other - N/A 5.8%
1 - 3 4.5%
4 - 6 3.2%
1078 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (23)] [View this poll]

How often are you actively looking for clients?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 3
Every now and then 30.0%
All the time 28.7%
Occasionally 24.9%
Never 13.8%
Other - N/A 2.6%
1004 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (9)] [View this poll]

I feel like I'm advancing in my career:
By anonymous - featured on May 31
At the right pace 34.1%
Not fast enough 27.3%
I never think about it 16.0%
Not at all 13.8%
Other - N/A 6.5%
Too fast 2.3%
744 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (4)] [View this poll]

Test translations: before or after you agree on rates for the job?
By anonymous - featured on May 30
After 40.7%
Before 32.5%
It depends on... (please share) 12.5%
Never 10.3%
Other - N/A 4.0%
757 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (16)] [View this poll]

Do you like post-editing projects?
By Ana Maria Medeiros - featured on May 29
No 54.9%
Yes 19.7%
It depends on... (please share) 14.0%
I don't know 9.5%
Other - N/A 1.9%
843 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (21)] [View this poll]

Is it important to represent yourself professionally on one or more social media platforms?
By Susanna Martoni - featured on May 28
Yes 47.6%
No 32.4%
I don't know 17.7%
Other 2.4%
763 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (18)] [View this poll]

Is there one part of your job you feel you can't get any better at?
By anonymous - featured on May 27
No 39.9%
I don't know 36.6%
Yes (please share) 23.5%
494 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (5)] [View this poll]

Is there one part of your job you wish you were better at?
By anonymous - featured on May 26
Yes (please share) 65.1%
I don't know 24.8%
No 10.1%
487 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (9)] [View this poll]

Are you receiving fewer translation jobs than a year ago?
By Ana Maria Medeiros - featured on May 25
No 47.2%
Yes 35.2%
I'm not sure 13.2%
Other - N/A 4.4%
745 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (10)] [View this poll]

The last project I finished was:
By anonymous - featured on May 24
Nothing out of the ordinary for me 55.0%
A joy 21.7%
Meh 10.2%
A terrible, gut-wrenching experience 5.5%
I don't even remember 5.0%
Other (please share) 2.6%
762 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (12)] [View this poll]

Do you imagine what your clients look like if you have never seen them?
By anonymous - featured on May 23
No 39.7%
Yes, some of them 32.1%
Yes 15.0%
My imagination is not that good 10.8%
Other - N/A 2.5%
733 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (14)] [View this poll]

Have you ever had to work on a translation from your phone?
By anonymous - featured on May 22
No 64.1%
Yes 34.5%
Other - N/A 1.4%
835 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (18)] [View this poll]

What is your preferred feature of ProZ.com?
By Teresa Borges - featured on May 21
KudoZ/Terminology help 30.6%
Blue Board 27.3%
Job postings 20.4%
Forums 6.8%
I don't know 5.7%
Other 4.3%
Invoicing system 2.9%
Training 1.5%
PRO network 0.3%
Scam alert center 0.3%
785 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (17)] [View this poll]

Do you have a discount system in place for at least some clients?
By anonymous - featured on May 20
No 60.4%
Yes 33.7%
No, but I've been thinking of using one 5.9%
581 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (10)] [View this poll]

Of the client queries you receive, how many would you consider a waste of time?
By anonymous - featured on May 19
Between 1 and 25% 39.0%
None of them 16.0%
Between 25 and 50% 15.4%
Between 50 and 75% 10.9%
Upwards of 75% 7.9%
Other - N/A 7.1%
Upwards of 90% 3.7%
751 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (14)] [View this poll]

Are freelancers more of the risk-taking type than other professionals?
By anonymous - featured on May 17
Yes 32.5%
I don't know 28.6%
Yes, but not by choice 20.8%
No 15.4%
Other - N/A 2.6%
765 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (9)] [View this poll]

How many physical books would you say you have in your house?
By anonymous - featured on May 16
100 - 300 26.0%
20 - 100 24.9%
300 - 600 17.9%
600 - 1,000 13.6%
Thousands 9.1%
Fewer than 20 6.2%
None 1.4%
Other - N/A 0.9%
860 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (24)] [View this poll]

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