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I see myself as a freelance translator for:
For life 43.2%
I don't know 25.0%
Another 20 years 15.9%
Another 10 years 6.8%
Other 5.7%
Another 5 years 3.4%
88 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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On a scale of 1 to 5, how would you rate your work-life balance?
By anonymous - featured on 08:10
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Do you think you offer better value than average in your language pair?
By Anne Lee - featured on Nov 22
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Would you recommend any books on freelance translation to beginners?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 21
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Have you suffered from burnout this year?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 20
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Is getting started as a freelancer more difficult than in other jobs?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 19
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Work-wise, has 2017 been better, or worse, than 2016?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 18
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How many fingers do you use for typing?
By Daniel Frisano - featured on Nov 17
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Do you think today, in the Internet age, it is necessary to have business cards?
By Claudia Vicens Burow - featured on Nov 16
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Are you currently living outside the country in which you were born?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 15
No 61.7%
Yes 38.3%
1019 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Approximately what percentage of the first draft of your translations makes it to the end unchanged?
By Gianni Pastore - featured on Nov 14
A good 75% 47.4%
Nearly 100%, I only spell check 22.1%
50%, I arrange phrases a lot 11.4%
I don't know 7.0%
It depends on... (please share) 5.4%
25%, my first draft is very rough 3.8%
Other 2.9%
965 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you studied the semantic and/or syntactic differences between your source and target languages?
By Ma.Elena Carrión de Medina - featured on Nov 13
Yes - both semantic and syntactic 56.1%
No, never 23.1%
No, but I'd like to 9.2%
Other 8.2%
Yes - semantic 1.7%
Yes - syntactic 1.6%
692 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever seen one of your old translations and been shocked at how bad it was?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 12
Yes 33.3%
No 33.1%
I don't look back at old translations 25.7%
Other 7.8%
637 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Has LinkedIn proved useful to you in getting work?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 11
No 45.0%
I don't use it 21.9%
Not sure 20.0%
Yes 13.1%
894 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which of these traits is most important to a good translator/interpreter?
By Nicole Blanc - featured on Nov 10
Curiosity 47.4%
Open-mindedness 24.1%
Other (please share) 17.0%
Helpfulness 6.4%
Self-conceit 3.1%
Friendliness 1.9%
841 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Has Facebook proved useful to you in getting work?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 9
I don't use it for that 34.6%
No 29.1%
I don't use it at all 22.6%
Yes 8.2%
Not sure 5.5%
1026 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have contacts you made at powwows or other translator gatherings led to work?
By José Joaquín - featured on Nov 8
I've never been to one 48.3%
No 27.8%
Yes 17.5%
I don't know 6.3%
898 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think DeepL is something for human translators to worry about?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 7
I haven't heard of DeepL 63.6%
No 11.6%
I don't know 10.5%
Yes 8.9%
No, quite the opposite 3.6%
Other 1.7%
920 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which best describes your relationship with CAT tools?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 6
I can't do without them 56.0%
Other 19.7%
I have never used them 9.2%
I don't find them helpful, but use them 6.0%
I hate them, but still have to use them 5.1%
I used to use them, but dropped them 4.1%
752 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In the Venn diagram of quality, price and speed, where would you place yourself?
By Mike Wilkinson - featured on Nov 5
Good and quick (but you'll pay for it) 32.4%
Good (but slow and pricey) 22.2%
Other 21.9%
Good and affordable (in my spare time only) 9.0%
Quick and affordable (if far from perfect) 7.0%
Affordable (but not A+ and yesterday) 4.9%
Quick (not great, not cheap) 2.5%
589 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you work on a project that is specifically aimed at improving machine translation?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 4
Maybe 39.8%
No 38.9%
Yes 21.3%
845 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you ever worry about carpal tunnel syndrome?
By Zeynab Tajik - featured on Nov 3
Never 30.4%
Sometimes 24.3%
Rarely 18.2%
I don't know what that is 17.5%
I suffer from it 4.2%
Other 3.4%
Always 2.0%
913 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What kind of payment issue do you most often encounter?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 2
Late payment 66.5%
Other 14.4%
Dealing with payment-related fees 8.4%
Payability (client cannot pay in my payment methods) 4.9%
Negotiating payment method 3.1%
Accessing funds received via some methods 2.6%
794 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In which currency do you prefer to be paid?
By Eli Knutsen - featured on Nov 1
Euros 58.2%
US Dollars 20.7%
British Pounds 7.3%
No preference 7.2%
Another (local) currency 5.0%
Other 1.7%
968 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have clients ever reviewed your online behavior (forums, social networks) in the screening process?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 31
I don't know 74.0%
No 19.6%
Yes 6.4%
893 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much non-work time do you spend on the internet?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 30
I don't know 23.7%
0 - 5 hours a week 20.1%
5 - 10 hours a week 19.9%
More than 20 hours a week 12.1%
10 - 15 hours a week 10.0%
All of it! 6.4%
15 - 20 hours a week 6.4%
None 1.5%
688 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many clients have you had to "fire"?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 29
1 - 5 64.6%
None 16.7%
I don't remember 8.6%
6 - 10 5.7%
11 - 20 1.4%
More than 20 1.4%
Countless 1.4%
627 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever been overly confident of your translation abilities?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 28
No 43.1%
Yes 35.3%
I'm not sure 21.6%
801 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Negative feedback from a client is just a chance to improve my services:
By anonymous - featured on Oct 27
It depends on... (please share) 64.3%
Agree 24.8%
Disagree 10.8%
886 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is there a field you would like to specialize in that you are not already?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 26
Yes (please share) 44.0%
No 36.2%
I don't know 19.8%
828 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Has your location ever worked against you as a freelancer?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 25
No 49.8%
Yes 27.6%
Not sure 22.6%
888 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (22)] [View this poll]

Are you happy with the current state of your career?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 24
Yes 34.8%
Moderately 34.7%
Not very 15.7%
No 9.9%
Other 2.3%
Unsure 1.5%
Indifferent 1.0%
976 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you schedule time for breaks during work?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 23
Not really, I take them as they come 61.2%
Loosely, yes 23.5%
Yes, strictly 6.6%
I try to... 6.6%
I don't take breaks! 2.0%
787 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The most important meal in a freelancer's day is...
By anonymous - featured on Oct 22
All of them, my friend 43.8%
Breakfast 27.1%
Lunch 12.5%
Dinner 8.3%
Other 5.5%
Morning or afternoon snack 2.7%
671 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you consider yourself a "digital nomad'?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 21
I don't know what that's supposed to mean 38.9%
No 25.9%
Sometimes 20.0%
Yes 15.2%
830 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (15)] [View this poll]

Do you take part in a continuing education/development program?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 20
No 65.2%
Yes 34.8%
870 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think people who work at home tend to pay less attention to personal hygiene than others?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 19
No 62.0%
Yes 22.6%
I don't know 15.4%
1020 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (18)] [View this poll]

"Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach." Is this true for translation?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 18
No 35.2%
It depends 26.8%
I don't know 26.3%
Yes 11.7%
942 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you consider yourself well-informed on the latest in translation and the industry?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 17
Only somewhat 46.8%
Yes 27.2%
No 26.0%
906 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (16)] [View this poll]

Do you eat at your desk?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 16
Sometimes 56.5%
Never 29.3%
All the time 14.2%
817 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (10)] [View this poll]

My last work-related software upgrade was...
By anonymous - featured on Oct 15
In the last month or so 23.4%
Within the last six months 21.9%
Over a year ago 20.6%
I don't remember 18.6%
In the last six to twelve months 15.6%
608 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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My last computer/hardware upgrade was...
By anonymous - featured on Oct 14
More than a year ago 46.1%
In the last six to twelve months 15.6%
In the last month or so 14.0%
Within the last six months 13.9%
I don't remember 10.5%
836 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever received a complaint about the quality of your work from a client?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 13
Yes 65.7%
No 29.7%
I don't remember 4.7%
924 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you receive more "urgent" translation requests now than a couple of years ago?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 12
No 37.0%
Yes 30.7%
I'm not sure 26.3%
I don't really get any of those 6.0%
973 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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For how many years have you been freelancing?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 11
5 - 10 28.3%
10 - 15 25.1%
0 - 5 19.3%
15 - 25 17.4%
25 - 35 6.7%
I don't freelance 1.4%
35 - 45 1.4%
Over 45 years 0.5%
1100 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you were a time travelling translator, where would you go first?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 10
To the past 35.7%
To the future 32.2%
I would stay put, thank you 32.1%
900 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think media coverage and movie depictions of translation are accurate?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 9
I don't know 41.7%
For the most part, no 31.8%
For the most part, yes 21.4%
Other 5.1%
672 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you tend to procrastinate?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 8
Depends on the task 38.4%
Yes 27.7%
No 23.7%
I'll answer this poll later 10.1%
721 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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On a scale of 1 to 5, how clean is/are your monitor/monitors?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 7
4 - Fairly clean 58.7%
3 - Dirty 20.0%
5- Spotless 14.3%
2 - Very dirty 4.0%
0 - I can barely read this poll 2.3%
1 - Extremely dirty 0.8%
924 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is healthcare a concern for those in your profession where you live?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 6
I don't know 34.6%
No 32.9%
Yes 29.9%
Other 2.6%
859 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (9)] [View this poll]

How well does the educational system where you live prepare students for freelancing careers?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 5
Not very well 62.1%
I don't know 23.6%
Adequately 8.8%
Other 3.2%
Very well 2.3%
811 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (8)] [View this poll]

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