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Translation in the year 2049:
By anonymous
Will be greatly different from now 52.7%
Will be somewhat different from now 27.5%
Will not exist 10.5%
Other 5.7%
Will be the same as it is now 3.5%
628 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Where do you think the future of translators lies?
By Rita Utt - featured on Nov 4, 2019
Very specialised translations 31.2%
I don't know 19.8%
Business as usual, but higher volumes 19.1%
Editing and rewriting 18.1%
Translation of literature and subtitling 6.9%
Other (please share) 4.9%
596 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you listen to any podcasts on translation or interpreting?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 3, 2019
No 46.4%
No, but I'd like to 19.6%
Yes 12.7%
I didn't know there were any 12.1%
I don't know what that is 5.1%
I used to 4.2%
552 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you say your approach to marketing is active or passive?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 2, 2019
Mostly passive 46.0%
Entirely passive 22.8%
Mostly active 20.1%
Entirely active 6.5%
Other - N/A 4.7%
663 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If a client requested you use a specific CAT tool you dislike (free account provided), you would...
By anonymous - featured on Nov 1, 2019
Accept the job anyways 43.6%
Negotiate for another tool to be used 30.2%
Decline the job 15.4%
Other - N/A 10.8%
734 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have any regular clients lost contact with you this year without telling you why?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 31, 2019
No 40.8%
Yes 35.8%
Not sure yet... 19.4%
Other - N/A 4.0%
696 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever transposed a grammatical error because it is a usual form in the given specialty?
By Susana E. Cano Méndez - featured on Oct 30, 2019
No 36.6%
I don't remember 33.3%
Yes 18.8%
Other - N/A 11.3%
568 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often does your (main) CAT tool crash?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 29, 2019
Almost never 39.0%
Occasionally 23.5%
Never 13.9%
Other - N/A 10.4%
About once a week 6.1%
About once a day 4.1%
Several times a day 3.0%
739 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many words do you usually translate per day?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 28, 2019
2,000 - 2,500 18.0%
1,500 - 2,000 17.5%
2,500 - 3,000 14.4%
1,000 - 1,500 11.2%
3,000 - 3,500 9.9%
Fewer than 1,000 5.9%
3,500 - 4,000 4.7%
I don't know 4.5%
Other - N/A 4.0%
Over 6,000 3.3%
4,500 - 5,000 2.5%
4,000 - 4,500 1.8%
5,000 - 5,500 1.7%
5,500 - 6,000 0.6%
707 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you could switch to a new area of expertise overnight, would you?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 27, 2019
No, I'm happy where I am 57.7%
Yes (please share) 33.5%
Other - N/A 8.8%
477 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you could switch to a new language pair overnight, would you?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 26, 2019
No 57.6%
Yes (please share) 33.5%
Other - N/A 8.9%
632 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you say competition in your pair(s) or area(s) of expertise has increased in the past 2 years?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 25, 2019
Yes 42.8%
I don't know 40.6%
No 15.2%
Other - N/A 1.4%
726 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Your business so far during the 4th quarter of 2019 seems to be:
By LIZ LI - featured on Oct 24, 2019
promising 28.1%
average 26.8%
declining 21.0%
better than ever 11.3%
I'm not sure yet 10.1%
Other - N/A 2.7%
805 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you working fixed hours, or are you flexible with your time?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 23, 2019
I handle my worktime flexibly. 80.9%
I always work the same hours. 7.9%
Same hours if not possible, no surcharge 5.8%
Same hours, surcharge beyond these hours 5.4%
1868 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In 2019, at least one of my clients:
By anonymous - featured on Oct 11, 2019
No changes here! 34.8%
Two or more of the above 23.6%
Started using machine translation/post-editing 14.9%
Started using a new translation management system 9.2%
Changed their payment practices 6.1%
Other (please share) 4.8%
Introduced a new or stricter NDA 3.0%
Introduced stricter screening for new translators 2.2%
Changed their software requirements 1.4%
692 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you run any Quality Assurance (QA) checks outside of the tool in which you are translating?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 10, 2019
No 35.6%
Yes, sometimes 30.9%
Yes (please share) 23.5%
No, but I've been thinking of doing so 6.2%
Other - N/A 3.8%
682 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you keep work backups that would not be affected by critical damage to your home/office?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 9, 2019
Yes 56.7%
No 30.1%
No, but I'm planning to... (please share) 8.5%
Other - N/A 4.7%
681 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much of your current success would you attribute to luck?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 8, 2019
10 - 25% 20.1%
25 - 50% 19.8%
None of it 16.9%
50 - 75% 13.9%
1 - 10% 13.2%
There's no such thing as luck 9.2%
More than 75% 4.8%
100% 2.1%
771 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do your local universities have programs of study for translation or interpreting?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 7, 2019
Yes, they've been around for a while 59.6%
I don't know 16.1%
No 15.2%
Yes, they are newer programs 6.3%
Other - N/A 2.0%
No, but there are plans to introduce programs 0.8%
604 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many work-related "subscriptions" do you have (paid software, other solutions, etc.)?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 6, 2019
1 - 3 58.9%
4 - 7 20.5%
None 15.6%
8 - 11 3.0%
Other - N/A 1.5%
12 - 15 0.6%
More than 15 0.0%
533 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever caught a mistake you've made in a translation after sending it to the client?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 5, 2019
Yes 91.2%
No 5.9%
Other - N/A 2.8%
776 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which of these client - freelancer scenarios do you find most attractive?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 4, 2019
Just send me the work, let me translate it, and pay me 39.2%
A combination of more than one of the above 28.3%
A "partnership", where certain decisions and approaches are reached together 25.3%
One where I can work closely with a team of translators 3.1%
Other - N/A 2.3%
Something automatic, where no interaction is needed 1.0%
One where I can remain anonymous 0.8%
735 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you noticed an increase in clients who request proof of identity from their translators?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 3, 2019
No 74.5%
Not sure 13.4%
Yes 9.8%
Other - N/A 2.2%
722 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which of these would you consider the most important in a client?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 2, 2019
Frequency of work 39.0%
Clear communication/guidelines 32.5%
Good vendor/project management/people skills 18.6%
Ample/flexible deadlines 9.9%
738 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you automated any of your work processes in recent years?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 1, 2019
No 44.5%
I don't think anything I do could be automated 22.1%
Yes (please share) 16.2%
No, but I am planning to / thinking about it 11.9%
Other - N/A 5.3%
656 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you work for any clients where the whole translation process is automated?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 30, 2019
No 51.5%
I'm not sure what that means 23.3%
Yes 18.6%
Other - N/A 3.7%
No, but at least one client is planning to implement this 2.4%
I used to, but... (please share) 0.5%
575 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you made any recent changes to your own data and security practices?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 29, 2019
No 72.4%
Yes (please share) 13.9%
No, but I am planning to 9.5%
Other - N/A 4.2%
474 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you noticed any recent improvements in your clients' data and security practices?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 28, 2019
No 75.4%
Yes (please share) 16.5%
Other - N/A 8.1%
581 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Translators of the future will...
By anonymous - featured on Sep 27, 2019
A combination of more than one of these 36.4%
Be more numerous and less skilled 19.1%
Be fewer but better 18.2%
Other - N/A 11.9%
Be simply cogs in a machine 10.2%
Have greater say in the translation process 4.2%
687 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have any of your regular clients introduced new steps in their translation process in the last year?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 26, 2019
No 44.8%
Yes 38.0%
I don't know 14.6%
Other - N/A 2.6%
663 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you say that client - translator relationships have changed a lot in the last 5 years?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 25, 2019
Not really 37.1%
I'm not sure 29.7%
Yes (please share) 15.3%
I haven't been in the business that long yet 8.0%
Not at all 7.1%
Other - N/A 2.7%
700 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you say the way you translate has changed a lot in the last 5 years?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 24, 2019
Yes 44.9%
Not really 42.0%
I haven't been in the business that long yet 6.3%
Not at all 5.1%
Other - N/A 1.7%
766 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often does the end client of your translation know who you are?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 23, 2019
Not often at all 23.7%
I don't know 21.1%
Never 14.7%
Occasionally 12.3%
Almost always 7.7%
Much of the time 7.4%
About half the time 7.3%
Always 3.4%
Other - N/A 2.4%
620 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you know who the end client of your translations is?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 22, 2019
Almost always 32.2%
Much of the time 18.2%
Always 14.0%
Occasionally 13.6%
Not often at all 9.1%
About half the time 7.8%
Never 2.8%
Other - N/A 2.2%
537 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever missed out on a "dream job/project" while you were away on vacation?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 21, 2019
No 50.6%
Yes, more than once 23.6%
Yes, once 20.8%
Other - N/A 5.1%
631 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you invest part of your income?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 20, 2019
Yes 36.2%
No 27.8%
No, but I'd like to 25.1%
I used to 7.3%
Other - N/A 3.6%
729 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many jobs would you say you have completed so far this year?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 19, 2019
10 - 50 19.0%
50 - 100 16.9%
I don't know and could not estimate 11.5%
0 - 10 11.1%
100 - 150 10.9%
More than 400 9.5%
200 - 300 8.4%
150 - 200 7.8%
300 - 400 4.8%
746 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the main reason your clients choose you as their translator rather than someone else?
By Kay-Viktor Stegemann - featured on Sep 18, 2019
The quality I deliver 41.0%
I don't know 18.2%
My field(s) of specialization 14.1%
My reliability/timeliness 13.7%
Other - N/A 4.7%
My rates 3.6%
My capacity/throughput 1.6%
My networking/contacts/advertising/marketing 1.5%
The number of my working languages 0.9%
My passion for language 0.6%
822 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use your computer or the internet in a language other than your native language?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 17, 2019
Yes 63.6%
Sometimes 24.3%
No 11.6%
Other - N/A 0.5%
935 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever felt you don't get the professional recognition from your colleagues that you deserve?
By Mina F. - featured on Sep 16, 2019
No 52.4%
Yes 23.6%
I did, but at the beginning of my career 10.6%
Other - N/A 10.4%
I used to, but ... (please share) 3.0%
559 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is being competitive an advantage in your line of work?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 15, 2019
Yes 36.1%
Occasionally 23.6%
I don't know 21.5%
No 14.8%
Other - N/A 3.9%
512 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ever have more than one job going at once?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 14, 2019
Yes, often 60.8%
Yes, but not often 32.5%
No 5.2%
Other - N/A 1.6%
770 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Work-wise, have you ever bitten off more than you can chew?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 13, 2019
Yes, a few times 45.2%
I don't think so 16.1%
Yes, several times 15.0%
No 9.3%
Yes, once 8.9%
Yes, a lot 5.5%
778 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In negotiating with clients, which of these would you like to have more of?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 12, 2019
Knowledge of exactly what I should charge 41.6%
Confidence 19.2%
Knowledge of the client 15.9%
Time 13.1%
Other - N/A 10.2%
718 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which of these would you say you have most of?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 11, 2019
Skill 42.0%
Talent 26.6%
I don't know 23.7%
Other - N/A 7.8%
786 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many clients have you given up because of their mandatory plaform?
By Zibow Retailleau - featured on Sep 10, 2019
None 51.0%
1-5 36.1%
Other - N/A 6.8%
5-10 4.2%
20-25 1.0%
15-20 0.8%
880 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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On a scale of 1 (low) to 5 (high), how would you rate your own business-running skills?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 8, 2019
You have not voted on this poll.
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Would you say you have a strong online portfolio for clients to check out?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 7, 2019
No 25.3%
I don't use a portfolio 25.3%
It needs work 21.2%
Yes 13.5%
Not sure 13.3%
Other - N/A 1.5%
669 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I find it difficult to keep good posture while working.
By anonymous - featured on Sep 6, 2019
You have not voted on this poll.
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How many online platforms do you use for work?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 5, 2019
You have not voted on this poll.
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How do you feel about the deadlines on your jobs in general?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 4, 2019
You have not voted on this poll.
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