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Do freelancers tend to plan less for the future than other professionals?
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When did you last raise your rates?
By Roberta Anderson - featured on 08:10
Earlier this year 19.4%
I haven't raised my rates yet 16.4%
Last year 15.1%
Other 12.0%
I don't remember 11.1%
A couple years ago 10.8%
More than two years ago 10.0%
This month 5.1%
748 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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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 42.9%
I say I am busy at the moment 35.2%
I don't know, hasn't happened yet 8.6%
It depends on the client 7.7%
Other 3.5%
I always tell the truth 2.0%
846 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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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 43.6%
Yes, some 25.7%
Not really 15.0%
Yes, a lot 11.6%
Not at all 2.9%
Other 1.2%
661 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Has it ever slipped your mind to deliver a translation?
By Nina Khmielnitzky - featured on Aug 13
No 47.7%
Yes, once or twice 42.8%
Yes, several times 5.6%
Other 3.9%
587 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is translation/interpreting a gateway to another career for you?
By Jeran Richardson - featured on Aug 12
No 70.2%
I don't know 17.0%
Yes 12.8%
749 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Has a proofreader ever "ruined" a translation you've done?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 11
Yes 46.8%
I don't think so 30.1%
No 15.4%
Other 7.8%
825 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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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 12.6%
Other 4.7%
762 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Does the observance of local holidays interfere with your work with your clients?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 9
No 44.8%
Only sometimes 39.7%
Yes 10.3%
I don't know 5.1%
783 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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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 60.0%
What they want to earn 15.9%
Experience 12.9%
Other 11.2%
804 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many languages are spoken in your home?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 7
One 40.9%
Two 36.8%
Three 14.4%
Four 4.7%
More than five 1.8%
Five 1.4%
709 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have one client you consider your favorite?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 6
Yes 68.1%
No 22.9%
Never thought about it 9.0%
612 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would the quality of your work be greater without the increasing pressure on turnaround times?
By Claudia Vicens Burow - featured on Aug 5
Yes 45.3%
No, and I don't feel any increasing pressure on turnaround 24.5%
I'm not sure 17.1%
No 10.1%
Other 3.1%
773 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you found friends in the ProZ.com community?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 4
No 50.7%
Colleagues yes, but not friends 36.0%
Yes 13.3%
848 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do most of your new clients first get in touch with you?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 3
Email 91.1%
Website contact form 3.2%
Telephone 3.0%
Other (please share) 2.2%
Instant messaging service/software 0.4%
902 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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While working on a large project, what tires you the most?
By Nihan Pekmen - featured on Aug 2
Working against a strict deadline 25.9%
Uninteresting subject matter 24.8%
Dealing with software problems 13.8%
I get bored easily 12.1%
Large projects don't usually tire me 12.0%
Other (please share) 8.3%
Communication with client/agency 3.0%
875 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you take breaks when working?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 1
My breaks are not at regular intervals 47.9%
Every hour or so 23.1%
Every couple of hours 17.5%
Every 15 - 20 minutes 4.4%
Whenever I finish what I'm working on 3.7%
Other 2.4%
I don't take breaks 1.0%
924 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Work-wise, I could not do without my:
By anonymous - featured on Jul 31
A combination of some or all of these 29.1%
I could work just fine without these things 21.4%
Morning coffee/tea 17.0%
TMs 9.1%
Other (please share) 5.7%
Work chair 5.6%
Cell phone 5.2%
Music 3.3%
Favorite keyboard 2.6%
Dictation software 1.1%
735 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the worst part about being a freelance translator?
By Bora Tasdemir - featured on Jul 30
The feast - famine cycle 26.8%
Not much physical activity 19.7%
Lack of opportunities to socialize 15.8%
I like it all, there isn't a worst part 14.7%
Other (please share) 11.8%
Doing marketing 10.5%
Working from home 0.7%
721 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you set yourself an annual budget for work tools, training, etc.?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 29
I spend/purchase as needed, without a set budget 46.2%
No 39.6%
I have a loose idea of what I might spend 8.4%
Yes 4.2%
Other 1.6%
849 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use a watermark on your resume/CV?
By Edward Potter - featured on Jul 28
No 85.0%
No, but I do something else that makes it easily distinguishable as mine 5.7%
I don't use a resume/CV 3.7%
Yes 2.9%
Other 2.8%
866 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If there were more time in the day, I would:
By anonymous - featured on Jul 27
A combination of some or all of these 45.7%
Use it for sport or exercise 13.8%
Relax more 13.6%
Sleep more 6.8%
Other (please share) 6.8%
Work more 5.8%
Use it for social activities 4.5%
Use it to hunt for clients 1.5%
Use it to catch up on administrative tasks 1.3%
975 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Should a client send rejection notices to everyone who isn't chosen for a project?
By Harishankar Shahi - featured on Jul 26
Yes 37.9%
It depends 26.7%
No 16.8%
It doesn't matter to me 16.1%
Other 2.5%
929 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which is the main way you have acquired knowledge in your area of expertise?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 25
Accumulation of translation experience 50.5%
Degree 15.6%
Previous work 15.6%
Self-teaching 6.3%
Other 4.8%
Area-specific training 3.7%
I don't have an area of expertise 1.7%
None in particular 1.6%
972 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which running event would be your preferred choice at the "Translation Olympics"?
By R-i-c-h-a-r-d - featured on Jul 24
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The best time of my life is / was / will be:
By Sheila Wilson - featured on Jul 23
Not sure yet 27.8%
University 13.6%
Young adult 13.5%
Adult 12.9%
Other (please share) 9.9%
Middle-age 8.4%
Secondary school 6.5%
Primary school 3.3%
Retired 2.3%
Pre-school 1.9%
645 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use more than one internet service provider in case of outages?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 22
No, no need 49.5%
Yes 25.1%
No, but it would be a good idea 17.7%
Other 7.7%
832 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In 2017, which has been the best month for you so far, professionally speaking?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 21
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How long after sending a price quote do you follow up on it?
By Catharine Cellier-Smart - featured on Jul 20
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At least 60% of freelancers say they started freelancing by choice. Are you one of them?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 19
Yes, I started by choice 72.3%
No, I started from necessity 21.3%
Other 6.4%
1023 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Digital Storytelling is a growing market of content. Is that a new opportunity for linguists?
By Paulo Caldeira - featured on Jul 18
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Most likely to put me in a good mood (if I'm not already):
By anonymous - featured on Jul 17
Positive feedback from a client 45.4%
Finishing a project 14.9%
Timely payment 14.2%
Taking a break from work 8.5%
I'm always in a good mood, what are you talking about? 7.2%
Other (please share) 5.4%
Finishing up my admin tasks 2.6%
Nothing can break my gloomy disposition 1.8%
765 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Most likely to put me in a bad mood:
By anonymous - featured on Jul 16
Late payment 25.4%
Finding mistakes in my own work 19.7%
Poor source texts 11.9%
Other (please share) 9.9%
Running behind on a project 9.8%
Proofreading others' work 7.1%
Having to look for new clients/projects 6.8%
Administrative tasks 5.1%
None of these can ruin my sunny disposition 4.3%
646 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a portfolio of previous work you can show potential clients?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 15
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Are you experiencing problems with scammers and clients not paying more frequently?
By Helene1974 - featured on Jul 14
No 74.8%
Yes 13.5%
Not sure 6.7%
Other 5.0%
837 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Where do your direct clients come from?
By Toby Wakely - featured on Jul 13
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Do you find the content you have to translate interesting?
By Helen Portefaix - featured on Jul 12
Sometimes 47.8%
Most of the time 43.4%
Rarely 7.5%
Other 0.9%
Never 0.4%
1010 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I do my term research...
By anonymous - featured on Jul 11
term by term, as they come up. 88.3%
Other 6.9%
in batches. 3.6%
all together at the end. 1.3%
954 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Why can't people call translators "translators"? Which of these have you seen most frequently?
By Roser Bosch Casademont - featured on Jul 10
None 39.5%
Other 25.6%
Valued Linguist 22.9%
Partner 5.4%
Talent 4.4%
Business Partner 2.2%
681 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In general, how would you describe your outlook on the future of freelance translation?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 9
Positive 48.4%
Neutral 24.3%
Negative 16.0%
I haven't thought about it 8.0%
Other 3.4%
639 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you rather get more clients, or make more money from existing clients?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 8
More money from existing clients 61.2%
More clients 32.2%
Neither 6.6%
820 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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To how many professional translation associations do you belong?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 7
None 52.0%
One 28.7%
Two 12.1%
Three 3.6%
Other 1.6%
More than five 1.1%
Four 0.8%
Five 0.1%
885 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you planning a career change, out of translation?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 6
Nope! 55.9%
No, but I've thought about it before. 16.0%
I'm evaluating this now. 13.2%
Other 8.0%
Yes. 7.0%
963 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How long should a fair translation test be?
By Ahmad Habab - featured on Jul 5
200 - 300 words 41.7%
100 - 200 words 31.5%
Translation tests shouldn't be necessary 10.4%
300 - 400 words 6.1%
Other 3.2%
It depends on the field 3.1%
400 - 500 words 1.7%
50 words 1.6%
More than 500 words 0.7%
1036 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many active clients do you have at the moment?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 4
2 - 5 47.5%
6 - 10 22.5%
More than ten 13.3%
Just one 6.1%
None! 5.1%
I'm not sure 3.2%
Other 2.4%
1064 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In general, have your rates over the last 12 months gone up, gone down, or stayed the same?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 3
You have not voted on this poll.
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How do you socialize as a freelancer who works alone at home?
By Marcel Gomez - featured on Jul 2
A combination of some or all of these 39.7%
Other (please share) 25.0%
Through social media 12.9%
I go to the gym or something similar 7.2%
I have a part-time job where I meet people 6.8%
Cultural events or places, like libraries 3.5%
Gatherings at home 3.2%
I attend a variety of face-to-face courses 1.5%
Clubbing 0.2%
657 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which state-funded initiative for the protection of minority languages is most cost-effective?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 1
I have no idea 64.4%
Minority language-medium education 11.1%
Minority-language news media 6.0%
Cultural events (arts festivals etc) 5.2%
Minority-language access to state services 3.9%
Academic studies of the minority language 3.7%
Other (please share) 3.0%
Translation of minority-language literature 2.7%
669 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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You get a dream job offer but must travel to a far-away country for the duration of the project.
By rziegler - featured on Jun 30
Depends on the country 26.4%
Depends on the length of the project 23.5%
I'd certainly accept 18.9%
Family is more important, I wouldn't go 14.0%
Other 10.2%
I'd never travel for a single project 7.1%
963 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In the future, large translation service providers...
By Leon Hunter - featured on Jun 29
Will be all over the world, in all countries 41.8%
Will still be in the same countries as now 23.5%
Other 17.9%
Will be in today's "developing" countries 10.5%
Large LSPs will disappear 6.4%
801 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a website/brand and use it with a paid email provider (e.g. myname@mysite.com)?
By Armando Calderon - featured on Jun 28
Yes 31.5%
Other 19.4%
Only the email, I don't have a website 13.7%
No, but I am planning to invest in one or both 11.2%
I'd like to, but I find it too complicated 9.9%
Only a website, I use a free email provider 7.8%
Both my website and email account are free 6.6%
923 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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