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How optimistic are you about your translation business in 2020?
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5057 polls, displaying 151 through 200 ראשון   הקודם 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 הבא   אחרון
“Humor is the first gift to perish in a foreign language.”
By anonymous - featured on Jan 25
Not sure 36.1%
Agree 34.8%
Disagree 29.1%
615 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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My ProZ.com tagline highlights what makes me special to potential clients.
By anonymous - featured on Jan 24
I'm not sure 39.3%
Agree 38.5%
I didn't know we had a tagline 12.0%
Disagree 5.7%
Other - N/A 4.6%
634 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The last work-related event I attended was:
By anonymous - featured on Jan 23
Translation/interpreting-related 42.4%
I've never been to either 36.0%
Specific to my field(s) 12.2%
Other - N/A 9.3%
655 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The main project I am working on right now came from:
By anonymous - featured on Jan 22
A large translation company 29.3%
A small translation company 27.5%
I don't have any projects at the moment 21.0%
A large end client 10.7%
A small end client 9.8%
A non-profit 1.7%
785 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Most of my new clients come from:
By anonymous - featured on Jan 21
Passive marketing of my services 29.7%
Active marketing on my part 26.7%
Referrals from colleagues or existing clients 20.7%
I don't know for sure 15.1%
Other - N/A 7.9%
750 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When was the last time you had to pull an all-nighter to finish a project?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 20
Never 27.7%
Years ago 23.1%
Just recently 18.5%
In the past year 18.5%
It's been a year or two 9.5%
Other - N/A 2.6%
610 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How busy are you this January, compared to last January?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 19
Less busy 35.6%
About the same 33.1%
Busier 27.3%
Other - N/A 4.0%
568 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How old is your (main) work computer?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 18
3 - 4 years old 27.3%
1 - 2 years old 26.0%
5 - 6 years old 15.9%
Older than six years 11.4%
Less than a year old 11.2%
It's brand new 8.2%
813 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many languages do you speak fluently?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 17
2 44.7%
3 38.1%
4 - 6 12.7%
1 4.2%
More than ten 0.2%
7 - 9 0.1%
10 0.0%
929 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which one of the following would most lead you to believe that a translator is qualified?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 16
A good portfolio of previous work 34.9%
Satisfactory completion of a sample text 26.7%
Two satisfied clients 12.2%
A tested credential 10.9%
Three years of experience 8.3%
A university degree 7.0%
769 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much of your income do you invest into your business?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 15
Less than 10% 51.0%
10 - 20% 21.4%
None of it 10.5%
I don't know 7.4%
25 - 50% 5.4%
Other - N/A 2.7%
50 - 75% 0.8%
More than 75% 0.8%
734 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much of your income are you able to put into savings?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 14
10 - 25% 26.0%
Less than 10% 23.7%
None of it 20.3%
25 - 50% 11.8%
I don't know 7.2%
50 - 75% 5.2%
Other - N/A 3.1%
More than 75% 2.7%
974 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are most of your work resources digital or hard copy?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 11
Entirely digital 45.6%
Mostly digital 44.2%
About half and half 7.7%
Mostly hard copy 1.0%
Other - N/A 0.9%
Entirely hard copy 0.6%
1000 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Freelancers need never retire if they don't want to.
By anonymous - featured on Jan 9
Agree 70.7%
Not sure 17.1%
Disagree 12.2%
768 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Does an outsourcer's Blue Board record / average feedback help you decide whether to work with them?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 8
Yes 84.4%
It depends on... (please share) 7.3%
No 4.8%
Other - N/A 3.6%
757 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many Translation Units are in your largest TM?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 7
I don't know 42.8%
I don't have a TM 18.1%
Between 10,000 and 49,000 6.6%
Fewer than 10,000 6.3%
Between 100,000 and 299,999 5.7%
Between 50,000 and 99,999 4.8%
Between 300,000 and 599,999 4.4%
Other - N/A 3.2%
More than 1,500,000 (please share!) 3.0%
Between 600,000 and 899,999 2.6%
Between 900,000 and 1,499,000 2.5%
725 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How well does your ProZ.com profile picture represent you professionally?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 5
I could be a bit better 30.3%
I'm not interested in representing myself professionally though my picture 19.4%
I don't know 16.9%
It couldn't be better 16.7%
It could be worse 10.0%
Other - N/A 4.9%
It couldn't be worse 1.8%
509 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you sometimes feel you need more training in the business side of freelancing?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 4
Yes 55.4%
No 36.3%
Other - N/A 4.3%
I used to, but... (please share) 4.1%
634 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much time off do you usually grant yourself per year?
By Elodie Bonnafous - featured on Jan 3
I don't keep track 25.5%
3 - 4 weeks 19.1%
2 - 3 weeks 14.8%
1 - 2 weeks 14.2%
1 - 2 months 11.9%
Less than a week 7.8%
Other 3.7%
More than 2 months 3.0%
705 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do most of your clients stop activity on or around the 31st of December?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 2
Yes 41.5%
Yes, and so do I 24.9%
No 12.7%
Not sure 10.6%
No, but I do 3.5%
Other - N/A 3.5%
No, quite the opposite 3.3%
511 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much of the work you receive do you think is created by non-native speakers?
By Annett Hieber - featured on Jan 1
I'd say 10% or less 20.4%
Between 25 and 50% 17.8%
Between 50 and 80% 15.7%
Probably 10 to 25% 13.1%
Somewhere around 80 to 99% 11.0%
Other - N/A 9.0%
None at all 8.4%
All of it 4.5%
489 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the current trend in terms of the projects you receive?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 31, 2019
Fewer projects / smaller volume 27.3%
I don't know 19.8%
Fewer projects / larger volume 14.5%
More projects / smaller volume 13.1%
More projects / larger volume 9.2%
Other - N/A 7.8%
No change in number of projects, but smaller volume 4.9%
No change in number of projects, but larger volume 3.5%
567 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What contributes most to frustrating you in translation projects?
By Thomas Johansson - featured on Dec 30, 2019
Low rate 33.2%
Long or messy instructions 23.0%
Tight deadline 21.1%
A slow or cumbersome web interface 10.4%
Other - N/A 6.5%
Nothing I can think of 5.8%
521 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often does a client assign a project to you after you have completed a test?
By Mario Laima - featured on Dec 29, 2019
I don't know / don't keep track 21.1%
Between 50 and 80% 17.8%
I don't do tests 13.9%
Less than 10% of the time 13.7%
Always, or almost always 11.9%
Between 25 and 50% 10.2%
Between 10 and 25% 6.3%
Other - N/A 5.1%
511 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you made any professional "New Year's resolutions" for yourself for the coming year?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 28, 2019
No, and I won't 44.0%
No, but I'm thinking about it 30.5%
Yes (please share) 20.6%
Other - N/A 4.8%
557 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you planning to adjust your rates in the coming year?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 27, 2019
No 39.4%
Yes 33.0%
I haven't thought about it yet 25.1%
Other - N/A 2.4%
573 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever contacted administrators of your favourite websites to offer your services?
By Francesca Battaglia - featured on Dec 26, 2019
No, and I would not 41.8%
No, but I have thought about it 34.9%
Yes, but nothing came of it 11.3%
Other - N/A 8.8%
Yes, and I ended up working with them 3.2%
433 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you happy with your field(s) of expertise?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 25, 2019
Yes, 100% 53.9%
Yes, but I wish I also worked in... (please share) 19.9%
Not happy, but not discontent either 14.1%
Never thought about it 7.6%
Other - N/A 2.9%
No, not really 1.6%
512 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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This week, I am:
By anonymous - featured on Dec 24, 2019
less busy than usual 30.9%
taking some time off 29.4%
as busy as usual 20.8%
busier than usual 14.6%
Other - N/A 4.2%
643 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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At the moment, my favorite time of day to translate is...
By Karina Rafter - featured on Dec 23, 2019
Morning 47.5%
No preference 16.6%
Afternoon 14.1%
Night 11.0%
Evening 9.5%
Other - N/A 1.2%
566 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever sent a personal document to a client by mistake?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 22, 2019
No 81.5%
Not that I know... 12.4%
Yes 4.7%
Other - N/A 1.4%
508 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you sometimes wish that more people spoke your mother tongue?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 21, 2019
No 42.1%
I've never thought about it 36.4%
Yes 19.5%
Other - N/A 2.0%
646 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The lower the rate, the less work/attention to detail one is likely to put into a translation:
By anonymous - featured on Dec 20, 2019
Agree 45.5%
Disagree 27.9%
Neither agree nor disagree 16.4%
I don't know 6.2%
Other - N/A 4.1%
714 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use a footrest while you work?
By Eduard Urgell - featured on Dec 19, 2019
No 60.3%
Yes 17.2%
Sometimes 12.4%
No, but I've considered trying one 7.1%
I used to, but... (please share) 1.5%
Other - N/A 1.5%
720 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you dedicate as much time as you would like to translations?
By Flavia Martins dos Santos - featured on Dec 18, 2019
Yes 48.0%
Not quite 26.6%
No 11.3%
Never thought about it 8.1%
Not at all 4.7%
Other - N/A 1.4%
708 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you used a CAT solution on your phone?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 17, 2019
No 81.5%
No, but I would consider it 12.0%
Yes (please share) 5.2%
Other - N/A 1.4%
949 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In my source language(s), I prefer to communicate by:
By anonymous - featured on Dec 14, 2019
Writing 45.6%
No preference 36.5%
Speaking 12.4%
I prefer not to communicate at all 3.7%
Other - N/A 1.8%
710 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you have to live somewhere else if you were not a freelancer?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 13, 2019
Probably not 27.1%
Definitely not 26.6%
Yes, probably 16.9%
I don't know 15.9%
Yes, definitely 11.1%
Other - N/A 2.4%
722 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Typically, how long does it take you to reply to an email from a regular client?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 12, 2019
6-15 minutes 29.9%
1-5 minutes 26.2%
16-30 minutes 19.7%
31-45 minutes 6.7%
46-60 minutes 5.8%
Other - N/A 4.8%
More than 60 minutes 3.7%
I don't know 3.3%
1193 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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On average, how many exchanges do you have with a client before beginning work on a job?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 9, 2019
2 - 4 71.1%
One 16.6%
I don't know 4.6%
5 - 10 4.3%
Other - N/A 3.0%
More than 10 0.4%
561 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In your opinion, which kind of sport is the best for a full time translator?
By INES Reisch - featured on Dec 8, 2019
Jogging / Walking 39.5%
Other - N/A 21.3%
Swimming 20.9%
Team sports 10.8%
Cycling 7.4%
526 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you want to take the test to become an ATA-Certified Translator (if open to non-ATA members)?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 7, 2019
Yes 37.9%
No 20.4%
Maybe 20.4%
What is an ATA-Certified Translator? 12.9%
I'm an ATA member or I'm already certified 5.3%
Other - N/A 1.6%
Yes, but they don't offer it in my language pair 1.5%
676 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Proofreading/editing a bad translation is...
By Helen Portefaix - featured on Dec 6, 2019
Particularly irritating 44.4%
Not something I do 17.7%
Particularly tedious 15.6%
A job like any other 12.0%
A challenge I relish 7.7%
Other - N/A 2.6%
878 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you generally respond to requests for your "best" rate?
By James A. Walsh - featured on Dec 4, 2019
I offer my standard rate 79.5%
I offer a higher/my highest rate 9.2%
Other - N/A 5.9%
I offer a reduced rate 5.4%
1139 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use more than one clock to show the hour for different time zones?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 1, 2019
No 73.0%
Yes 18.1%
No, but I am considering doing so 5.3%
Other - N/A 2.1%
I used to, but ... (please share) 1.5%
530 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you do if a Project Manager is not being professional in their communications?
By Sofia Gutkin - featured on Nov 30, 2019
Let them know you are unhappy 28.4%
I don't know, it hasn't happened to me 27.2%
Decline to work with them 16.4%
Pretend nothing is wrong 11.7%
Other (please share) 7.8%
Ignore their communications 5.8%
Complain to their manager 2.7%
591 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How difficult do you find it to communicate rate adjustments to your clients?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 29, 2019
Somewhat difficult 41.9%
Extremely difficult 26.8%
Not a problem at all 17.2%
I don't know yet 9.6%
It depends on... (please share) 4.6%
676 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you doing post-editing?
By Janet Muehlbacher - featured on Nov 28, 2019
Yes, now and then 28.2%
No, but I would consider it if there's no other work 25.1%
No, and I wouldn't ever do it 23.3%
Yes, regularly 14.1%
I would, but clients have not asked for it 5.3%
Other - N/A 4.1%
760 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Problems with clients: how much are these due to poor communication?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 27, 2019
I don't know 21.8%
50 - 75% 21.2%
1 - 25% 18.1%
75 - 99% 16.7%
25 - 50% 10.4%
None 7.9%
100% 3.9%
623 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In 2019, the longest payment term I have agreed to was for...
By anonymous - featured on Nov 26, 2019
45 - 60 days 41.4%
30 - 45 days 20.5%
Greater than 60 days 17.8%
30 days 12.5%
Other - N/A 4.2%
2 - 3 weeks after delivery 1.4%
A week after delivery 1.3%
1 - 2 weeks after delivery 0.9%
790 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (10)] [View this poll]

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