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How old were you when you did your first paid translation?
20-30 years old 58.8%
30-40 years old 16.8%
Less than 20 years old 13.3%
Over 40 years old 9.0%
I don't remember 1.1%
I haven't done one yet! 0.9%
959 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How long after you wake up in the morning before you are at work translating?
By anonymous - featured on 08:10
About an hour 36.1%
It varies from day to day 21.4%
A couple of hours 17.9%
Less than half an hour 16.2%
A few hours 4.1%
Who knows? 2.2%
Other 2.2%
1208 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is a translator's best friend?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 24
A combination of some or all of the above 44.2%
A good client 19.9%
A CAT tool 9.2%
Other 7.7%
A cup of coffee/tea 7.3%
Good term resources 5.7%
A dog 3.6%
A glass of wine 2.4%
715 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What does your computer desktop look like at the moment?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 23
It has some files/shortcuts but is well-organized 55.3%
It is a bit of a mess 21.4%
It is completely clean 12.5%
Other 4.8%
I'll let you know if I ever find it 3.2%
It looks like the inside of my computer exploded 2.8%
850 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much of your work comes from your three main clients?
By Fiona Robson - featured on Sep 22
50 - 70% 25.9%
70 - 90% 25.4%
More than 90% 21.3%
Less than half 11.5%
I don't know 5.8%
I have fewer than three clients 5.2%
Other 4.9%
893 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think freelancers get sick more, or less often than other professionals?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 21
You have not voted on this poll.
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Do you usually turn your computer off at the end of the day?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 20
Yes 71.5%
No 24.2%
Other 4.3%
1032 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Apart from not being available, what's your most common reason for turning down a job?
By Alexa Dubreuil - featured on Sep 19
The rate is too low 40.9%
It's not in my area of expertise 23.3%
The deadline is too tight 20.7%
Other (please share) 6.2%
The client has a poor record 6.1%
I never turn down jobs 1.4%
I've worked enough for the week/month 1.3%
999 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If I received an unexpected 1,000 USD/EUR, I would:
By anonymous - featured on Sep 18
Put it in savings 40.8%
Put it towards a trip or vacation 20.9%
Other 19.9%
Invest it (use it for work tools/equipment, etc.) 14.4%
Spend it frivolously 4.0%
784 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you put more effort into your work if you were to be paid immediately upon delivery?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 17
No 46.1%
Yes 26.6%
Maybe / Depends 21.9%
Other 3.2%
I am already paid upon delivery 2.1%
657 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you find it difficult to concentrate on translating?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 16
Sometimes 42.1%
Rarely 21.2%
It depends on the material 12.5%
It depends on the time of day 8.4%
Frequently 7.0%
Never 6.5%
Other 2.4%
883 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you turn down work if it is provided/expected in certain formats?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 15
Yes 37.8%
Depends on the client 36.5%
No 16.7%
Other 8.9%
884 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is the brand of the computer or other hardware you use important to you?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 14
It depends 35.4%
Yes 33.5%
No 31.1%
933 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When proofreading your own work, how many corrections do you usually find per page?
By B D Finch - featured on Sep 13
1-5 57.0%
Other 21.9%
5-10 13.0%
10-15 2.8%
None 2.7%
> 15 2.6%
890 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you do if a translation test is reviewed mistakenly by the client's reviewer?
By Alex ST - featured on Sep 12
You have not voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (10)] [View this poll]

Are translators who do PEMT paving the way for the demise of the profession?
By Alan Corbo, CT - featured on Sep 11
I don't know what PEMT is 36.1%
No 20.3%
Maybe 15.6%
Yes 15.4%
I don't know 10.3%
Other 2.4%
710 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (16)] [View this poll]

What will you be doing on International Translation Day this year?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 10
Working 40.4%
Not sure yet 27.1%
A combination of some or all of these 9.8%
Other (please share) 9.6%
Attending an online professional event 4.4%
Going to an in-person professional event 3.6%
Taking a day off 3.4%
Going to an in-person social event 1.6%
612 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Has the favorable EUR - USD exchange rate trend benefited your business?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 9
No 51.2%
Not sure 22.5%
Yes 16.0%
Other 10.3%
779 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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After how many translated words can you consider yourself a "professional" translator?
By Bruno Depascale - featured on Sep 8
I don't know 34.7%
> 100,000 22.6%
It depends on... (please share) 13.6%
0, from the first project on 9.9%
Other 8.0%
50,000 - 100,000 4.1%
20,000 - 30,000 3.0%
0 - 20,000 2.3%
30,000 - 50,000 1.7%
809 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (24)] [View this poll]

How often have you come to an agreement with a client who then never sent you work?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 7
A few times 27.1%
A couple of times 26.8%
Many times 20.4%
Never 9.1%
I don't know/remember 8.8%
Just once 5.5%
Other 2.3%
930 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (12)] [View this poll]

Has your name ever affected your credibility as a translator?
By Muriel Vasconcellos - featured on Sep 6
No 66.1%
Not sure 25.8%
Yes 4.7%
Other 3.4%
902 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (21)] [View this poll]

Do clients ever send you a new, modified version of documents you've already started translating?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 5
Rarely 39.3%
Occasionally 38.2%
Never 13.3%
Often 5.9%
Other 2.0%
All the time 1.3%
963 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many forum posts have you made on ProZ.com?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 4
Fewer than 10 38.1%
None 31.8%
11-100 15.9%
I have no idea 8.2%
111-500 3.2%
501-1000 1.0%
2001-5000 0.8%
1001-2000 0.7%
More than 5000 0.3%
717 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (13)] [View this poll]

How do you normally respond to ProZ.com polls?
By Chris S - featured on Sep 3
Truthfully 83.1%
Randomly 4.2%
Optimistically 4.1%
Other 3.6%
I don't 2.5%
Anarchically 2.3%
Untruthfully 0.1%
686 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (20)] [View this poll]

How do you feel about translation job opportunities now vs. 1 year ago?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 2
No change, about the same amount of work 31.8%
I am getting a bit more work 21.3%
I am getting a lot more work 18.8%
I am getting less work 15.4%
Other 8.0%
am getting a lot less work 4.8%
814 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which CAT tool do you use the most?
By Mirko Mainardi - featured on Sep 1
Trados 53.0%
memoQ 12.5%
None 11.6%
Wordfast 9.1%
Déjà Vu 2.0%
Other (cloud-based) 2.0%
OmegaT 1.9%
Memsource 1.9%
MateCat 1.6%
CafeTran Espresso 1.3%
Other (standalone) 1.0%
Across 1.0%
Star Transit 0.7%
Fluency 0.3%
XTM 0.2%
1067 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many contacts have you made/met at ProZ.com?
By Murad AWAD - featured on Aug 31
Between 1 - 5 29.4%
More than 20 22.2%
Between 6 - 10 17.6%
None 12.8%
Between 11 - 15 8.0%
Other 6.2%
Between 16 - 20 3.8%
812 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you deliver your work?
By Muriel Vasconcellos - featured on Aug 30
Via Internet only 59.0%
Via Internet and mail 29.1%
A combination of some or all of the above 10.2%
Other 1.5%
Via courier or hand delivery 0.1%
851 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (11)] [View this poll]

As a general rule, in August you have...
By Cristina Gonzalez - featured on Aug 29
an average amount of work 35.1%
less work than usual 30.3%
more work than usual 22.4%
Other - N/A 12.1%
857 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (21)] [View this poll]

Has your age ever played a role in landing a client?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 28
No 48.0%
Not sure 41.1%
Yes 7.0%
Other 3.8%
654 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (12)] [View this poll]

If you receive an email from a client on a weekend or holiday, you...
By anonymous - featured on Aug 27
It depends on the client 38.6%
Reply as usual 38.2%
Reply, but make mention of the weekend/holiday 9.1%
Reply on the next work day 8.3%
Other 4.5%
I don't know, it's never happened to me 1.3%
638 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think translators have benefited somehow from ISO 17100:2015 since it was published?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 26
You have not voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (15)] [View this poll]

What is the main influencing factor when purchasing a CAT tool?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 25
Other (please share) 27.1%
Software compatibility / Range of file types 18.2%
Client's recommendation 16.4%
Stability / Reliability 11.1%
Word of mouth translator recommendations 11.0%
Price 10.5%
Product brand name 4.5%
Support options available 1.2%
683 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (22)] [View this poll]

Have you ever told a client you are not interested in continuing working with them?
By Nadine Epstein - featured on Aug 24
You have not voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (24)] [View this poll]

How would you rate your people skills with clients?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 23
You have not voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (10)] [View this poll]

Is there a skill you would like to learn that would enhance your translation/interpreting services?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 22
Yes (please share!) 58.1%
I don't know 26.3%
No 15.6%
768 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever lived in a country the language of which you do not use for translation?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 21
No 58.5%
Yes, I have 24.0%
No, but I'd like to 9.1%
Yes, and I'm living in one now 5.5%
Other 1.8%
Yes, and I was born there! 1.1%
728 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What most often keeps you up at night?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 20
Nothing, really 33.4%
Personal/family issues 19.2%
Deadlines 14.4%
Money worries 11.6%
Other 11.6%
Health issues 4.9%
Thinking about work/clients 4.9%
613 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (12)] [View this poll]

When was the last time you had to speak to a client by phone or in person?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 19
Earlier this month 30.5%
Earlier this year 24.1%
Today 11.1%
It's been a year or two 10.4%
I don't remember 9.1%
Never 5.6%
It's been a few years 3.6%
It was more than a few years ago 3.2%
Other 2.5%
839 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (19)] [View this poll]

What is your annual marketing budget?
By ISABELLE MEURVILLE - featured on Aug 18
I don't invest in marketing 48.9%
10 - 200 €/$ 21.2%
What are you talking about? 11.5%
Other 7.5%
200 - 500 €/$ 5.7%
500 - 1,000 €/$ 2.9%
+ 1,000 €/$ 2.3%
863 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (11)] [View this poll]

Do freelancers tend to plan less for the future than other professionals?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 17
I don't know 50.2%
No 30.9%
Yes 16.2%
Other 2.7%
825 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (13)] [View this poll]

When did you last raise your rates?
By Roberta Anderson - featured on Aug 16
Earlier this year 19.5%
I haven't raised my rates yet 15.7%
Last year 15.5%
Other 12.0%
A couple years ago 11.3%
I don't remember 10.9%
More than two years ago 10.2%
This month 4.8%
805 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (9)] [View this poll]

What do you say to a client when refusing a job because you find it too boring?
By Teresa Freixinho - featured on Aug 15
I don't turn down jobs on the basis of finding them boring 42.5%
I say I am busy at the moment 35.3%
I don't know, hasn't happened yet 8.7%
It depends on the client 7.9%
Other 3.6%
I always tell the truth 1.9%
894 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (24)] [View this poll]

Does your work as a freelancer generate a certain level of stress for you?
By Anne-Sophie Cardinal - featured on Aug 14
Yes, but I consider it a normal and expected amount of stress 43.4%
Yes, some 25.7%
Not really 15.3%
Yes, a lot 11.3%
Not at all 2.8%
Other 1.4%
705 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (9)] [View this poll]

Has it ever slipped your mind to deliver a translation?
By Nina Khmielnitzky - featured on Aug 13
No 47.1%
Yes, once or twice 42.9%
Yes, several times 6.0%
Other 4.0%
630 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (7)] [View this poll]

Is translation/interpreting a gateway to another career for you?
By Jeran Richardson - featured on Aug 12
No 70.8%
I don't know 16.5%
Yes 12.7%
781 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (8)] [View this poll]

Has a proofreader ever "ruined" a translation you've done?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 11
Yes 46.7%
I don't think so 29.9%
No 15.7%
Other 7.7%
854 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (12)] [View this poll]

Have you ever paid for a full publication text to use as a reference?
By Ekaterina Chashnikova - featured on Aug 10
No 82.7%
Yes 12.7%
Other 4.6%
786 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (13)] [View this poll]

Does the observance of local holidays interfere with your work with your clients?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 9
No 44.9%
Only sometimes 39.5%
Yes 10.6%
I don't know 5.0%
802 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (9)] [View this poll]

Should a beginner translator charge based on experience, or on what they want to earn?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 8
Ideally, a combination of both 59.6%
What they want to earn 16.3%
Experience 13.0%
Other 11.2%
824 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (14)] [View this poll]

How many languages are spoken in your home?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 7
One 40.8%
Two 36.7%
Three 14.8%
Four 4.5%
More than five 1.9%
Five 1.4%
731 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (7)] [View this poll]

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