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Financially, for me, the first half of 2020 was:
By anonymous
Decent 25.1%
Not very good 23.4%
Good 22.8%
Terrible 16.2%
Excellent 11.0%
I don't know 0.8%
Other - N/A 0.8%
654 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much time off do you usually grant yourself per year?
By Elodie Bonnafous - featured on Jan 3
I don't keep track 25.6%
3 - 4 weeks 19.2%
2 - 3 weeks 14.8%
1 - 2 weeks 14.2%
1 - 2 months 11.8%
Less than a week 7.8%
Other 3.7%
More than 2 months 3.0%
704 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do most of your clients stop activity on or around the 31st of December?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 2
Yes 41.6%
Yes, and so do I 24.7%
No 12.7%
Not sure 10.6%
No, but I do 3.5%
Other - N/A 3.5%
No, quite the opposite 3.3%
510 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much of the work you receive do you think is created by non-native speakers?
By Annett Hieber - featured on Jan 1
I'd say 10% or less 20.5%
Between 25 and 50% 17.5%
Between 50 and 80% 15.8%
Probably 10 to 25% 13.1%
Somewhere around 80 to 99% 11.1%
Other - N/A 9.0%
None at all 8.4%
All of it 4.5%
487 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the current trend in terms of the projects you receive?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 31, 2019
Fewer projects / smaller volume 27.2%
I don't know 19.8%
Fewer projects / larger volume 14.5%
More projects / smaller volume 13.1%
More projects / larger volume 9.2%
Other - N/A 7.8%
No change in number of projects, but smaller volume 4.9%
No change in number of projects, but larger volume 3.5%
566 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What contributes most to frustrating you in translation projects?
By Thomas Johansson - featured on Dec 30, 2019
Low rate 33.1%
Long or messy instructions 23.1%
Tight deadline 21.2%
A slow or cumbersome web interface 10.2%
Other - N/A 6.6%
Nothing I can think of 5.8%
519 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often does a client assign a project to you after you have completed a test?
By Mario Laima - featured on Dec 29, 2019
I don't know / don't keep track 21.2%
Between 50 and 80% 17.8%
I don't do tests 13.9%
Less than 10% of the time 13.5%
Always, or almost always 12.0%
Between 25 and 50% 10.2%
Between 10 and 25% 6.3%
Other - N/A 5.1%
510 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you made any professional "New Year's resolutions" for yourself for the coming year?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 28, 2019
No, and I won't 43.9%
No, but I'm thinking about it 30.6%
Yes (please share) 20.7%
Other - N/A 4.9%
556 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you planning to adjust your rates in the coming year?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 27, 2019
No 39.3%
Yes 33.0%
I haven't thought about it yet 25.2%
Other - N/A 2.4%
572 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever contacted administrators of your favourite websites to offer your services?
By Francesca Battaglia - featured on Dec 26, 2019
No, and I would not 41.7%
No, but I have thought about it 35.0%
Yes, but nothing came of it 11.3%
Other - N/A 8.8%
Yes, and I ended up working with them 3.2%
432 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you happy with your field(s) of expertise?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 25, 2019
Yes, 100% 53.8%
Yes, but I wish I also worked in... (please share) 20.0%
Not happy, but not discontent either 14.1%
Never thought about it 7.6%
Other - N/A 2.9%
No, not really 1.6%
511 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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This week, I am:
By anonymous - featured on Dec 24, 2019
less busy than usual 30.8%
taking some time off 29.4%
as busy as usual 20.9%
busier than usual 14.6%
Other - N/A 4.2%
642 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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At the moment, my favorite time of day to translate is...
By Karina Rafter - featured on Dec 23, 2019
Morning 47.5%
No preference 16.7%
Afternoon 14.2%
Night 10.8%
Evening 9.6%
Other - N/A 1.2%
564 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever sent a personal document to a client by mistake?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 22, 2019
No 81.5%
Not that I know... 12.4%
Yes 4.7%
Other - N/A 1.4%
507 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you sometimes wish that more people spoke your mother tongue?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 21, 2019
No 42.0%
I've never thought about it 36.4%
Yes 19.5%
Other - N/A 2.0%
645 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The lower the rate, the less work/attention to detail one is likely to put into a translation:
By anonymous - featured on Dec 20, 2019
Agree 45.5%
Disagree 27.9%
Neither agree nor disagree 16.3%
I don't know 6.2%
Other - N/A 4.1%
712 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use a footrest while you work?
By Eduard Urgell - featured on Dec 19, 2019
No 60.2%
Yes 17.2%
Sometimes 12.4%
No, but I've considered trying one 7.1%
I used to, but... (please share) 1.5%
Other - N/A 1.5%
719 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you dedicate as much time as you would like to translations?
By Flavia Martins dos Santos - featured on Dec 18, 2019
Yes 47.9%
Not quite 26.6%
No 11.3%
Never thought about it 8.1%
Not at all 4.7%
Other - N/A 1.4%
707 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you used a CAT solution on your phone?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 17, 2019
No 81.5%
No, but I would consider it 12.0%
Yes (please share) 5.2%
Other - N/A 1.4%
949 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In my source language(s), I prefer to communicate by:
By anonymous - featured on Dec 14, 2019
Writing 45.6%
No preference 36.5%
Speaking 12.4%
I prefer not to communicate at all 3.7%
Other - N/A 1.8%
710 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you have to live somewhere else if you were not a freelancer?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 13, 2019
Probably not 27.1%
Definitely not 26.6%
Yes, probably 16.9%
I don't know 15.9%
Yes, definitely 11.1%
Other - N/A 2.4%
722 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Typically, how long does it take you to reply to an email from a regular client?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 12, 2019
6-15 minutes 29.9%
1-5 minutes 26.2%
16-30 minutes 19.7%
31-45 minutes 6.7%
46-60 minutes 5.8%
Other - N/A 4.8%
More than 60 minutes 3.7%
I don't know 3.3%
1193 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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On average, how many exchanges do you have with a client before beginning work on a job?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 9, 2019
2 - 4 71.1%
One 16.6%
I don't know 4.6%
5 - 10 4.3%
Other - N/A 3.0%
More than 10 0.4%
561 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In your opinion, which kind of sport is the best for a full time translator?
By INES Reisch - featured on Dec 8, 2019
Jogging / Walking 39.5%
Other - N/A 21.3%
Swimming 20.9%
Team sports 10.8%
Cycling 7.4%
526 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you want to take the test to become an ATA-Certified Translator (if open to non-ATA members)?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 7, 2019
Yes 37.9%
No 20.4%
Maybe 20.4%
What is an ATA-Certified Translator? 12.9%
I'm an ATA member or I'm already certified 5.3%
Other - N/A 1.6%
Yes, but they don't offer it in my language pair 1.5%
676 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 44.4%
Not something I do 17.7%
Particularly tedious 15.6%
A job like any other 12.0%
A challenge I relish 7.7%
Other - N/A 2.6%
878 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 21.9%
50 - 75% 21.2%
1 - 25% 18.2%
75 - 99% 16.7%
25 - 50% 10.5%
None 7.9%
100% 3.7%
622 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 17.7%
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%
789 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 31.1%
N/A 11.8%
549 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? 29.2%
Other (please share) 15.8%
A fancy 5-star meal 13.2%
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%
456 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 32.1%
No, not at all 24.8%
I don't know 5.2%
Other - N/A 1.6%
754 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 31.5%
Agree 16.9%
I am not sure 14.3%
I do not proofread 12.5%
Somewhat disagree 10.0%
Disagree 8.6%
Other 6.2%
698 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 25.4%
One 7.6%
None 6.7%
10 - 15 5.4%
More than twenty 2.4%
15 - 20 1.7%
Other - N/A 1.5%
1048 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 26.6%
Greatly 23.4%
Not at all 21.3%
Other - N/A 0.3%
624 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 15.8%
Almost never 15.3%
Not very often 11.9%
Never 4.7%
Other - N/A 0.2%
537 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 18.9%
This year 15.2%
I don't remember 11.7%
This month 11.6%
A year or two ago 7.5%
Last year 6.5%
Other - N/A 2.3%
682 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (6)] [View this poll]

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.
[Discuss in forum (12)] [View this poll]

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.
[Discuss in forum (57)] [View this poll]

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.
[Discuss in forum (13)] [View this poll]

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.
[Discuss in forum (10)] [View this poll]

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