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Professionally, my outlook for the coming year is generally:
By anonymous - featured on Jan 7
Positive 57.4%
Neutral 22.6%
Undecided 11.4%
Negative 8.7%
2020 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 44.5%
Not something I do 17.6%
Particularly tedious 15.6%
A job like any other 11.9%
A challenge I relish 7.7%
Other - N/A 2.6%
879 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.
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The attention I pay to subtitles as a language professional sometimes ruins my viewing pleasure.
By anonymous - featured on Nov 25, 2019
True 57.0%
False 31.2%
N/A 11.8%
551 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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My translations are most comparable to this food:
By anonymous - featured on Nov 24, 2019
How dare you try to compare my translations to food? 29.3%
Other (please share) 15.8%
A fancy 5-star meal 13.1%
A bowl of fruit 7.9%
Cake 5.9%
Pasta 5.9%
A salad, or a nice soup if it's cold out 5.7%
A hamburger and side of fries 5.7%
Something completely vegan and organic 4.6%
Something spicy! 3.7%
Barbeque 2.4%
457 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you feel you should pay for updates of your CAT tool(s)?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 23, 2019
Never 24.2%
Every 2-4 years 23.4%
Whenever I see major improvements 21.4%
Every 5-9 years 9.8%
Every year (subscription) 7.5%
N/A 6.7%
Other (please share) 5.2%
Every 10 years or more 1.7%
640 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Does working as a translator affect your free time reading?
By Bora Taşdemir - featured on Nov 22, 2019
To a certain degree 36.3%
Absolutely 32.2%
No, not at all 24.8%
I don't know 5.2%
Other - N/A 1.6%
755 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When I proofread, I have a feeling that many translators cut corners...
By anonymous - featured on Nov 21, 2019
Somewhat agree 31.7%
Agree 16.9%
I am not sure 14.3%
I do not proofread 12.4%
Somewhat disagree 10.0%
Disagree 8.6%
Other 6.1%
700 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many regular clients would you say you have at the moment?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 20, 2019
2 - 5 49.2%
5 - 10 25.5%
One 7.6%
None 6.7%
10 - 15 5.4%
More than twenty 2.4%
15 - 20 1.7%
Other - N/A 1.5%
1049 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much do you rely on your phone for work?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 18, 2019
Very little 28.4%
Somewhat 26.5%
Greatly 23.5%
Not at all 21.2%
Other - N/A 0.3%
626 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I clean my keyboard...
By anonymous - featured on Nov 17, 2019
When I remember to or it looks like it needs it 34.8%
Occasionally 17.3%
Regularly 16.0%
Almost never 15.2%
Not very often 11.9%
Never 4.6%
Other - N/A 0.2%
538 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The last time I took a translation-related course was:
By anonymous - featured on Nov 16, 2019
More than a year or two ago 26.2%
Never 19.2%
This year 15.2%
I don't remember 11.7%
This month 11.5%
A year or two ago 7.5%
Last year 6.4%
Other - N/A 2.3%
684 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Can a non-native speaker have a better command of a given language than a native speaker?
By Ilias Marios Kounas - featured on Nov 15, 2019
Yes 45.8%
No 24.3%
Only in his/her field of expertise 13.6%
I don't know 8.7%
Only in written language 4.1%
Other - N/A 3.4%
1044 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Does your workload usually pick up towards year-end?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 13, 2019
Yes, a bit 28.4%
No, it generally stays the same 23.5%
I'm not sure 19.1%
Yes, a lot 10.2%
No, it generally drops off a bit 9.9%
No, it generally drops off a lot 5.6%
Other - N/A 3.3%
718 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Of these, which is the most common requirement you see when applying to agencies?
By Michael Michael_Mathieu - featured on Nov 12, 2019
Experience (e.g. 5 years minimum) 46.3%
Translation tests 30.0%
Other - N/A 11.5%
Higher education degree (BA, MA, etc.) 8.1%
Language-related certification (JLPT, etc.) 4.1%
1268 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do your clients generally appreciate or require updates on job progress before the deadline?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 5, 2019
Yes, some of them 45.4%
No 43.6%
I don't know 4.6%
Yes, all of them 3.3%
Other - N/A 3.1%
766 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.
[Discuss in forum (15)] [View this poll]

How often does your (main) CAT tool crash?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 29, 2019
Almost never 38.9%
Occasionally 23.5%
Never 13.9%
Other - N/A 10.4%
About once a week 6.1%
About once a day 4.2%
Several times a day 3.0%
740 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 17.9%
1,500 - 2,000 17.5%
2,500 - 3,000 14.5%
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 3.2%
4,500 - 5,000 2.5%
4,000 - 4,500 1.8%
5,000 - 5,500 1.7%
5,500 - 6,000 0.6%
708 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 42.9%
I don't know 40.6%
No 15.1%
Other - N/A 1.4%
727 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 28.2%
average 26.8%
declining 21.0%
better than ever 11.3%
I'm not sure yet 10.0%
Other - N/A 2.7%
806 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%
1869 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 23.5%
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 3.2%
Introduced stricter screening for new translators 2.2%
Changed their software requirements 1.4%
693 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.
[Discuss in forum (10)] [View this poll]

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 59.0%
4 - 7 20.4%
None 15.5%
8 - 11 3.0%
Other - N/A 1.5%
12 - 15 0.6%
More than 15 0.0%
534 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (10)] [View this poll]

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.
[Discuss in forum (11)] [View this poll]

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 39.3%
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%
736 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 74.6%
Not sure 13.4%
Yes 9.8%
Other - N/A 2.2%
723 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (8)] [View this poll]

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.
[Discuss in forum (8)] [View this poll]

Have you automated any of your work processes in recent years?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 1, 2019
No 44.4%
I don't think anything I do could be automated 22.1%
Yes (please share) 16.1%
No, but I am planning to / thinking about it 11.9%
Other - N/A 5.5%
657 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.
[Discuss in forum (8)] [View this poll]

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.
[Discuss in forum (5)] [View this poll]

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.
[Discuss in forum (9)] [View this poll]

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.
[Discuss in forum (8)] [View this poll]

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