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Work-wise, my prediction is that April for me will be:
By anonymous
A lot quieter 34.5%
I'm not sure what to think yet 22.0%
A bit quieter 16.2%
About the same as usual 13.1%
A bit busier 8.4%
A lot busier 4.7%
Other - N/A 1.2%
681 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 12.6%
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%
787 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 11.9%
546 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? 29.4%
Other (please share) 15.9%
A fancy 5-star meal 13.0%
A bowl of fruit 7.9%
Cake 6.0%
Pasta 6.0%
A hamburger and side of fries 5.7%
A salad, or a nice soup if it's cold out 5.3%
Something completely vegan and organic 4.6%
Something spicy! 3.8%
Barbeque 2.4%
453 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 9.7%
Every year (subscription) 7.5%
N/A 6.8%
Other (please share) 5.2%
Every 10 years or more 1.7%
636 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 36.1%
Absolutely 32.3%
No, not at all 24.8%
I don't know 5.2%
Other - N/A 1.6%
750 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 31.1%
Agree 17.0%
I am not sure 14.4%
I do not proofread 12.5%
Somewhat disagree 10.1%
Disagree 8.6%
Other 6.2%
694 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 49.3%
5 - 10 25.3%
One 7.6%
None 6.7%
10 - 15 5.5%
More than twenty 2.4%
15 - 20 1.7%
Other - N/A 1.5%
1044 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 28.1%
Somewhat 26.8%
Greatly 23.4%
Not at all 21.5%
Other - N/A 0.3%
620 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 34.5%
Occasionally 17.4%
Regularly 15.8%
Almost never 15.4%
Not very often 12.0%
Never 4.7%
Other - N/A 0.2%
533 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 26.4%
Never 18.9%
This year 15.3%
I don't remember 11.8%
This month 11.2%
A year or two ago 7.5%
Last year 6.5%
Other - N/A 2.4%
678 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 13.7%
I don't know 8.7%
Only in written language 4.1%
Other - N/A 3.5%
1040 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 28.6%
No, it generally stays the same 23.4%
I'm not sure 18.9%
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 3.4%
714 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) 46.4%
Translation tests 29.9%
Other - N/A 11.5%
Higher education degree (BA, MA, etc.) 8.1%
Language-related certification (JLPT, etc.) 4.1%
1264 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 45.3%
No 43.7%
I don't know 4.6%
Yes, all of them 3.3%
Other - N/A 3.1%
762 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 31.4%
I don't know 19.6%
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%
592 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 46.5%
No, but I'd like to 19.7%
Yes 12.2%
I didn't know there were any 12.2%
I don't know what that is 5.1%
I used to 4.2%
548 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 45.7%
Entirely passive 22.9%
Mostly active 20.2%
Entirely active 6.5%
Other - N/A 4.7%
659 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 30.1%
Decline the job 15.5%
Other - N/A 10.8%
730 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 35.7%
Not sure yet... 19.5%
Other - N/A 4.0%
692 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 33.1%
Yes 18.9%
Other - N/A 11.3%
565 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often does your (main) CAT tool crash?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 29, 2019
Almost never 38.9%
Occasionally 23.6%
Never 13.9%
Other - N/A 10.5%
About once a week 6.1%
About once a day 4.1%
Several times a day 3.0%
736 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 18.0%
1,500 - 2,000 17.5%
2,500 - 3,000 14.3%
1,000 - 1,500 11.2%
3,000 - 3,500 9.8%
Fewer than 1,000 6.0%
3,500 - 4,000 4.7%
I don't know 4.5%
Other - N/A 4.0%
Over 6,000 3.3%
4,500 - 5,000 2.6%
4,000 - 4,500 1.8%
5,000 - 5,500 1.7%
5,500 - 6,000 0.6%
704 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 57.6%
Yes (please share) 33.5%
Other - N/A 8.9%
474 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 57.5%
Yes (please share) 33.6%
Other - N/A 8.9%
628 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 42.6%
I don't know 40.8%
No 15.2%
Other - N/A 1.4%
723 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 28.0%
average 26.8%
declining 21.0%
better than ever 11.3%
I'm not sure yet 10.1%
Other - N/A 2.7%
803 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%
1867 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! 34.9%
Two or more of the above 23.4%
Started using machine translation/post-editing 14.9%
Started using a new translation management system 9.3%
Changed their payment practices 6.1%
Other (please share) 4.8%
Introduced a new or stricter NDA 3.0%
Introduced stricter screening for new translators 2.2%
Changed their software requirements 1.4%
691 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 35.7%
Yes, sometimes 30.8%
Yes (please share) 23.5%
No, but I've been thinking of doing so 6.2%
Other - N/A 3.8%
681 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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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 56.6%
No 30.1%
No, but I'm planning to... (please share) 8.5%
Other - N/A 4.7%
680 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% 19.9%
None of it 16.9%
50 - 75% 13.8%
1 - 10% 13.2%
There's no such thing as luck 9.2%
More than 75% 4.8%
100% 2.1%
770 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 59.7%
I don't know 16.1%
No 15.1%
Yes, they are newer programs 6.3%
Other - N/A 2.0%
No, but there are plans to introduce programs 0.8%
603 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 20.3%
None 15.6%
8 - 11 3.0%
Other - N/A 1.5%
12 - 15 0.6%
More than 15 0.0%
532 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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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%
775 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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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 28.2%
A "partnership", where certain decisions and approaches are reached together 25.2%
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%
733 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 74.5%
Not sure 13.4%
Yes 9.8%
Other - N/A 2.2%
722 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which of these would you consider the most important in a client?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 2, 2019
Frequency of work 39.1%
Clear communication/guidelines 32.6%
Good vendor/project management/people skills 18.5%
Ample/flexible deadlines 9.9%
737 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you automated any of your work processes in recent years?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 1, 2019
No 44.5%
I don't think anything I do could be automated 22.1%
Yes (please share) 16.2%
No, but I am planning to / thinking about it 11.9%
Other - N/A 5.3%
656 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.
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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 75.3%
Yes (please share) 16.6%
Other - N/A 8.1%
580 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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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.
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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.
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Would you say that client - translator relationships have changed a lot in the last 5 years?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 25, 2019
Not really 37.1%
I'm not sure 29.7%
Yes (please share) 15.3%
I haven't been in the business that long yet 8.0%
Not at all 7.1%
Other - N/A 2.7%
700 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you say the way you translate has changed a lot in the last 5 years?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 24, 2019
Yes 45.0%
Not really 42.0%
I haven't been in the business that long yet 6.3%
Not at all 5.1%
Other - N/A 1.7%
765 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often does the end client of your translation know who you are?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 23, 2019
Not often at all 23.7%
I don't know 21.2%
Never 14.5%
Occasionally 12.3%
Almost always 7.8%
Much of the time 7.4%
About half the time 7.3%
Always 3.4%
Other - N/A 2.4%
619 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you know who the end client of your translations is?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 22, 2019
Almost always 32.2%
Much of the time 18.2%
Always 14.0%
Occasionally 13.6%
Not often at all 9.1%
About half the time 7.8%
Never 2.8%
Other - N/A 2.2%
537 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever missed out on a "dream job/project" while you were away on vacation?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 21, 2019
No 50.6%
Yes, more than once 23.6%
Yes, once 20.8%
Other - N/A 5.1%
631 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you invest part of your income?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 20, 2019
Yes 36.2%
No 27.8%
No, but I'd like to 25.1%
I used to 7.3%
Other - N/A 3.6%
729 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many jobs would you say you have completed so far this year?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 19, 2019
10 - 50 19.0%
50 - 100 16.9%
I don't know and could not estimate 11.5%
0 - 10 11.1%
100 - 150 10.9%
More than 400 9.5%
200 - 300 8.4%
150 - 200 7.8%
300 - 400 4.8%
746 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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