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If you asked my clients, they might say...
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In a month, I usually complete...
By anonymous - featured on 08:10
Fewer than 10 different projects 32.3%
10 - 20 different projects 22.8%
I don't really keep count 18.7%
20 - 30 different projects 12.4%
More than 50 projects 5.8%
30 - 40 different projects 5.4%
40 - 50 projects 2.6%
588 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How would you rate your overall business skills?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 17
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A reasonable cost for errors and omissions, liability and personal property loss insurance:
By anonymous - featured on Feb 16
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As a translator, what is your quality assurance (QA) methodology?
By Assem AlKhallouf - featured on Feb 15
Comparative revision followed by target text QA check 47.3%
Target text QA check followed by comparative revision 16.3%
Other (please share) 12.1%
Target text QA check only 11.3%
Comparative revision only 8.1%
One-shot translation (none of the above) 4.8%
750 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do your clients provide you with style guides?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 14
Sometimes 30.1%
Not very often 24.8%
Almost never 22.7%
Often 12.8%
Never 7.4%
Always 2.2%
900 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think that an anonymous Blue Board would be helpful?
By José Mariño - featured on Feb 13
No 50.8%
I don't know 31.1%
Yes 16.3%
Other 1.9%
898 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you pronounce the "ProZ" in ProZ.com?
By Agneta Pallinder - featured on Feb 12
Prozz 48.3%
Proze 26.3%
Pro-zee 9.4%
Pro-zed 8.4%
I've never said it out loud 4.1%
Other (please share) 3.5%
712 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you feel translation work has changed drastically in the last 5 - 10 years?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 11
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Have you ever had problems with the person proofreading your translation?
By Irène Guinez - featured on Feb 10
Not often 37.6%
Occasionally 30.7%
Never 19.9%
Other 6.4%
Frequently 5.3%
824 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have any of your current clients approached you about doing post-editing work?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 9
Yes 54.1%
No 38.9%
I don't know what post-editing is 7.0%
882 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever regretted agreeing to a contract without reading the details first?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 8
No 64.2%
Yes 35.8%
816 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you familiar with the LISA quality assurance (QA) Metric?
By Assem AlKhallouf - featured on Feb 7
No 80.6%
I have heard about it 12.1%
Yes 6.0%
Other 1.3%
923 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How punctual and consistent are you with your invoicing?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 6
Very 57.8%
Somewhat 26.2%
Not very 10.0%
Other 2.9%
I need someone to take care of that for me 2.0%
I have someone who takes care of that for me 1.1%
972 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you're using Microsoft Word, which version do you currently use most of the time?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 5
Word 2016 37.4%
Word 2010 or Word 2011 23.6%
Word 2013 17.6%
Word 2007 or Word 2008 12.9%
I don't use it 3.6%
Word 2003 or Word 2004 3.5%
Word 2000 or Word X (2001) 0.6%
Word 97 0.6%
Word XP (2002) 0.1%
805 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you detest most about freelancing?
By Konbaz - featured on Feb 4
Payment delays and payment follow up 36.3%
Unjust rates 20.5%
Other (please share) 14.5%
Nothing 12.2%
Translating very small projects 10.2%
Doing tasks not related to my specialty 6.3%
655 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When you increase your rates, how do you handle existing clients?
By Ramona Ali - featured on Feb 3
I don't increase rates for existing clients 23.5%
I ask their opinion and negoatiate 17.6%
I haven't increased my rates yet 17.2%
I increase them, but more gradually 16.1%
No differently 9.4%
Other 8.8%
I increase them, but not as much 7.4%
796 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you find some of your clients have overly-complicated terms for work and payment?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 2
Yes 52.5%
Not really 35.9%
No 11.6%
882 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you disclose your real name in your online profile(s)?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 1
Yes 59.0%
Yes, but only profiles representing me as a professional 27.5%
No 7.4%
Other 4.7%
Yes, but only profiles not representing me as a professional 1.4%
962 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever felt your business may fail for good?
By Alan Corbo, CT - featured on Jan 31
No 53.0%
Yes 37.1%
Other 9.9%
889 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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"Machine learning will crack the code of language translation."
By Assem AlKhallouf - featured on Jan 30
It depends too much on the language pair and text type 37.3%
Wrong 29.7%
Maybe 19.2%
Other 7.4%
Correct 6.4%
913 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever been asked to "proofread" (instead of translate) a machine-translated document?
By Carlos Heise - featured on Jan 29
A few times 40.3%
Never 27.6%
Once 15.1%
Often 12.0%
Other 5.0%
747 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How would you describe your financial situation?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 28
Could be better 46.0%
Nothing to worry about 29.8%
I am deeply concerned about it 13.4%
Excellent 6.8%
Other 4.0%
731 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is January the slowest when it comes to work?
By A.Đapo - featured on Jan 27
Not always, but sometimes 40.5%
No 29.1%
Yes 18.0%
I don't know 12.5%
946 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When you check the profile of the "Featured Translator" on the home page, it's usually because of...
By Harry Hermawan - featured on Jan 26
I don't 38.0%
A combination of some or all of the above 19.2%
The photo 15.6%
The language pair 10.7%
Other 6.4%
What is the "Featured Translator"? 5.2%
The tag line 2.4%
The country 1.6%
The length of membership 0.9%
923 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What's the best thing about your job?
By Frances Bryce - featured on Jan 25
I can't pick just one 42.1%
Being my own boss 16.3%
Working from home 15.6%
Taking time off when I want 9.9%
It fits in with my personal commitments 5.3%
Using my languages every day 4.4%
Good money 2.8%
Other 2.5%
Using/developing a specialty 1.0%
1037 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is your phone mostly a work tool, or a distraction from your work?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 24
Half and half 32.4%
A work tool 23.2%
Neither 18.7%
A distraction 14.5%
It depends on the day 8.2%
Other 3.1%
1049 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Good translators and interpreters don't need to worry about marketing their services
By anonymous - featured on Jan 23
False 63.0%
It depends on... (please share) 13.5%
I don't know 12.5%
True 10.9%
1004 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much time do you spend on administrative tasks (e.g. invoicing, recording project details)?
By Paola Giardina - featured on Jan 22
A couple of hours per month 43.2%
A couple of hours per week 29.6%
I don't know 13.9%
Other 6.0%
A couple of hours per day 5.4%
None, someone else manages this for me 1.9%
722 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In general, what is your response time when clients contact you?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 21
Less than an hour 46.5%
I get back to them instantly 25.3%
1 - 3 hours 19.6%
I don't know 3.4%
3 - 8 hours 2.5%
12- 24 hours 1.4%
8 - 12 hours 0.8%
More than 24 hours 0.5%
764 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do any of your clients provide tech support for their translators?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 20
Yes 45.7%
No 34.4%
I don't know 19.9%
784 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you made changes to the way you serve your clients in the past few years?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 19
No 56.8%
Yes (please share) 26.3%
No, but I have some changes in mind 11.3%
Other 5.6%
782 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Who is the main income-earner in your household?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 18
I am 38.9%
Someone other than me 31.1%
I am the only income-earner 30.0%
923 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is it possible for a freelance translator to work efficiently without a dedicated work space?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 17
No 35.0%
Yes 32.0%
It probably depends on other factors (please share) 21.9%
I don't know 11.2%
995 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Has source text quality worsened since you started translating?
By Gianni Pastore - featured on Jan 16
No, it's about the same 56.1%
Yes 19.5%
I don't know 17.8%
No, it's actually getting better 6.6%
918 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In general, how does your income compare with the average in your country of residence?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 15
Above average 28.1%
About average 25.1%
Below average 14.8%
Well above average 13.9%
Not sure 8.7%
Well below average 7.7%
Other 1.7%
757 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you lost your two top clients suddenly, would it be difficult to recover economically?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 14
Yes 57.5%
I don't know 21.4%
No 21.1%
724 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever translated from (or into) a language you do not master?
By Paola Giardina - featured on Jan 13
No 59.6%
Yes 22.3%
Yes, but not for a paying client 18.1%
901 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you were offered a well-paid position in-house, would you drop freelancing?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 12
No 43.6%
Not sure 33.6%
Yes 22.8%
1088 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many languages are spoken in your household?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 11
2 37.7%
0 - 1 36.4%
3 16.9%
4 6.2%
5 1.9%
8 or more 0.5%
7 0.3%
6 0.1%
991 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you make feedback entries on the Blue Board?
By Ramona Ali - featured on Jan 10
Yes, occasionally 53.4%
No 23.0%
Yes, regularly 9.5%
Only when I have negative feedback 4.1%
Other 4.0%
Only when I have positive feedback 3.6%
What is the Blue Board? 2.4%
893 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever underestimated the work involved in a project and quoted too low?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 9
Yes, but not often 73.6%
Yes, frequently 10.5%
No 9.4%
I don't know 6.5%
943 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you often miss out on jobs because of your (native) language variant?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 8
No 51.3%
Only sometimes 20.5%
I don't know 15.4%
Yes 8.8%
Other 4.0%
702 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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At what age do you plan to retire?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 7
I'll decide when I get there 40.3%
I don't plan to retire 27.5%
66-70 7.8%
61-65 7.3%
over 70 7.2%
56-60 4.2%
55 or younger 3.3%
Other 2.4%
754 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have any professional New Year's resolutions?
By Gianluca Marras - featured on Jan 6
No 69.2%
Yes (please share) 30.8%
724 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In general, do new clients contact you first, or do you contact them?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 5
They contact me 57.9%
It's about half and half 28.9%
I contact them 13.2%
920 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many languages do you speak, read or understand OTHER THAN your working languages?
By Christine Andersen - featured on Jan 4
2 27.1%
1 27.0%
3-4 19.6%
none 17.3%
4-5 3.5%
More than 5 3.4%
Other 2.2%
971 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have less work towards the end of the year?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 3
Yes 32.2%
No, I have more work 28.6%
No, there is no change 23.1%
I'm not sure 10.2%
Other 5.9%
888 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you apply different rates depending on the client, or a standard rate for all?
By Carla Lopes - featured on Jan 2
I apply different rates for different clients 57.4%
My rates vary depending on the work, not the client 26.5%
I have a standard rate for all clients 11.2%
Other 5.0%
706 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you do when you find errors in a translation after delivering it?
By Konbaz - featured on Jan 1
I inform the outsourcer/client 46.8%
It depends (please share) 37.1%
I do nothing 8.2%
It's never happened to me 4.4%
Other 3.4%
587 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever lost a client over biting off more than you can chew?
By Alan Corbo, CT - featured on Dec 31, 2017
No 62.2%
I don't know 19.8%
Yes (please share) 15.5%
Other 2.5%
640 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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