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What do you do when a casual acquaintance tells you they can translate and wants to work with you?
Give them a flat out no. 35.0%
Tell them to send you a resume. 27.8%
Ask interview type questions. 25.4%
Ask for their business card. 6.2%
Give them work. 5.6%
852 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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5121 polls, displaying 51 through 100 Ankstesnis 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Kitas   Paskutinis
Do you use your full name as a professional online?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 25, 2020
Yes 82.0%
No 14.1%
I didn't used to, but I do now 2.2%
Other - N/A 1.7%
822 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I do physical exercise...
By anonymous - featured on Aug 24, 2020
Every day of the week 20.1%
Never 15.4%
Less than once a week 13.8%
Five times a week 11.5%
Four times a week 11.0%
Three times a week 9.7%
Twice a week 9.4%
Other 4.5%
Once a week 4.4%
616 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you able to meet with friends or family in person at the moment?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 23, 2020
Yes 61.4%
Yes, but I have chosen not to 18.9%
No, where I am it is not possible yet 14.9%
Other - N/A 4.8%
832 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many hours of active translation do you do per day, on average?
By Lara Garau - featured on Aug 21, 2020
4 - 8 54.9%
8 or more 21.1%
2 - 4 14.2%
Less than 2 9.9%
740 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you consider yourself a workaholic?
By Oriol Vives - featured on Aug 20, 2020
No 50.3%
Yes 28.4%
No, but others have told me I am 11.8%
I used to, but ... (please share) 7.4%
Other 2.2%
782 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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My criteria for taking on new clients have gotten more rigorous over the past 2 - 3 years
By anonymous - featured on Aug 19, 2020
True 57.9%
False 24.3%
Other - N/A 9.8%
They have actually gotten less rigorous 8.0%
672 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you live in your source or target language country?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 18, 2020
Target 59.6%
Source 25.3%
Both 9.8%
Neither 5.3%
869 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you find it difficult to get clients to provide public feedback or testimonials for you?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 17, 2020
I don't ask for feedback or testimonials 34.8%
Not generally 31.9%
Yes, generally 28.0%
Other - N/A 4.3%
Only if... (please share) 0.9%
993 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Most of my new clients first contact me via:
By anonymous - featured on Aug 12, 2020
Email 89.5%
A website contact form 3.0%
Other - N/A 2.8%
Telephone 2.0%
Instant messaging or call 1.9%
Other (please share) 0.8%
755 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many of your clients are themselves freelancers?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 11, 2020
None of them 42.4%
1 - 10% 30.5%
I don't know 14.5%
10 - 25% 6.6%
25 - 50% 2.7%
Other - N/A 2.4%
50 - 75% 0.6%
75 - 100% 0.4%
712 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When not at work, I am most commonly thinking in:
By anonymous - featured on Aug 10, 2020
My target language 56.1%
My source language 26.5%
Other - N/A 13.7%
A language other than my source or target 3.8%
688 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How are you dressed for work today?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 8, 2020
Casual 32.8%
I couldn't go out in public like this 28.4%
Ultra casual 26.7%
Business casual 7.9%
Other 2.3%
Business professional 1.9%
737 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When working, I'm more productive if I'm listening to...
By anonymous - featured on Aug 7, 2020
No music at all 55.5%
Instrumental music 22.2%
Music with lyrics 14.7%
Other - N/A 7.7%
730 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How optimistic are you about your translation business in 2020?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 6, 2020
Somewhat 41.4%
Not very 24.2%
Very 21.9%
Not at all 9.8%
Other 2.7%
764 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Work-wise, my week this week is:
By anonymous - featured on Aug 5, 2020
Slow 31.3%
More or less normal 30.5%
Extremely busy 11.9%
Busier than usual 11.2%
I'm not sure yet 7.5%
I'm taking the week off 5.0%
Other 2.5%
678 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Work-wise, today is:
By anonymous - featured on Aug 4, 2020
More or less normal 29.4%
Slow 28.6%
Busier than usual 12.9%
Extremely busy 8.7%
I'm not sure yet 8.3%
I'm taking the day off 8.1%
Other 3.9%
737 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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With work-related software updates:
By anonymous - featured on Aug 3, 2020
I schedule them at moments that are more convenient to me 39.2%
I do them as they are made available 31.0%
I put them off as long as possible 22.3%
Other - N/A 7.5%
784 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When are you usually most focused and productive?
By Afef Kadi - featured on Jul 31, 2020
Morning to midday 32.3%
Early morning 22.9%
I don't know/it differs too much from day to day 15.5%
At night 11.7%
In the afternoon 10.1%
In the evening 7.5%
1196 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you clean up around your workspace?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 28, 2020
Just when things really start to pile up/get messy 43.0%
Weekly 23.8%
Daily 20.9%
Almost never 5.8%
More than once a day 3.5%
Other (please share) 3.0%
740 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you received financial support from your government due to the Covid-19 economic crisis?
By Maria Pia Giuseppina Nuzzolese - featured on Jul 27, 2020
No 69.3%
Yes 29.0%
Not yet, but I will 1.6%
809 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (44)] [View this poll]

Are you currently learning a new language?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 25, 2020
No 48.6%
Yes (please share) 27.3%
No, but I've been thinking about it 24.1%
993 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In general, how long after you wake up in the morning before you are at work translating?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 23, 2020
About an hour 35.2%
It varies widely from day to day 19.1%
A couple of hours 17.2%
Less than half an hour 15.0%
Almost immediately 7.8%
A few hours 3.6%
Other 1.2%
I don't know 0.9%
1027 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (18)] [View this poll]

When translating, how often do you turn one sentence into two, or vice versa?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 21, 2020
Sometimes 53.0%
Rarely 18.6%
Often 13.8%
I don't really pay attention to that 6.5%
I depends heavily on... (please share) 3.8%
Never 2.7%
Other - N/A 1.6%
806 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (26)] [View this poll]

In the course of your career, how many serious problems or disputes have you had with clients?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 20, 2020
2 - 5 34.8%
None 34.6%
One 20.2%
I don't know 4.0%
5 - 10 3.8%
More than ten 2.1%
Other 0.5%
578 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (16)] [View this poll]

Have you written a translation-related article?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 19, 2020
No, and I would not want to 36.7%
No, but I would like to 36.0%
Yes, more than one 9.2%
Yes, one 8.5%
Other - N/A 5.8%
Yes, but it has not been published 3.8%
520 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Over the past year, the rates I charge have:
By anonymous - featured on Jul 18, 2020
Remained the same 65.7%
Risen 20.5%
Dropped 9.6%
Other - N/A 4.2%
689 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Translation in the year 2049:
By anonymous - featured on Jul 17, 2020
Will be greatly different from now 53.9%
Will be somewhat different from now 27.1%
Will not exist 10.8%
Other 4.7%
Will be the same as it is now 3.5%
1109 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The project I am working on right now came from:
By anonymous - featured on Jul 14, 2020
A large translation company 25.9%
I'm not working on anything at the moment 24.3%
A small translation company 23.1%
A large end client 11.4%
A small end client/individual 9.2%
Other 3.3%
A non-profit/volunteer work 2.7%
769 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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So far in 2020, I have invested in:
By anonymous - featured on Jul 13, 2020
Nothing 29.7%
More than one of these 22.5%
Training / industry events 13.4%
Marketing / Memberships 12.8%
Software 9.7%
Hardware 8.3%
Other (please share) 3.5%
626 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (13)] [View this poll]

Do you find it difficult to keep up with the speed at which most clients require work completed?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 12, 2020
Sometimes 49.9%
Not really 26.8%
Not at all 11.6%
Yes 8.8%
Other - N/A 2.9%
559 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (8)] [View this poll]

In comparison with 2019, the work volume I have received this year has:
By anonymous - featured on Jul 11, 2020
Decreased 46.3%
Been about the same 22.2%
Increased 22.0%
I'm not sure 5.2%
Other - N/A 4.2%
706 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (8)] [View this poll]

Financially, for me, the first half of 2020 was:
By anonymous - featured on Jul 10, 2020
Decent 25.7%
Not very good 23.0%
Good 22.8%
Terrible 16.2%
Excellent 10.9%
Other - N/A 0.8%
I don't know 0.6%
845 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (16)] [View this poll]

Overall, I am happy about the current state of my career.
By anonymous - featured on Jul 9, 2020
Semi-true 43.0%
True 36.6%
False 20.4%
819 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (14)] [View this poll]

Do you think you are someone's favorite translator?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 8, 2020
Yes 35.2%
Probably 22.3%
Possibly 18.6%
No 11.3%
I know for sure that I am 5.0%
Probably not 4.9%
Other - N/A 2.6%
833 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (14)] [View this poll]

How far in advance are you currently booked?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 7, 2020
Not at all 42.3%
A day or two, or a few 27.8%
A week or so 15.9%
A few weeks 6.8%
A month 2.3%
A couple of months 2.2%
Several months or more 1.5%
A few months 1.3%
781 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (11)] [View this poll]

In light of recent world events, my choice to work in this profession has been...
By anonymous - featured on Jul 6, 2020
reaffirmed 41.8%
not affected at all 25.5%
I haven't thought about it 16.8%
undermined 12.2%
Other - N/A 3.7%
600 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (8)] [View this poll]

Do you observe your local holidays?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 5, 2020
It depends on my workload 36.2%
No 26.7%
Sometimes 20.0%
Yes 16.1%
Other - N/A 1.0%
614 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (19)] [View this poll]

The ideal number of computer monitors for translation work is:
By anonymous - featured on Jul 4, 2020
Two 53.3%
One 35.3%
Three 8.4%
Other 2.0%
Four 0.9%
747 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Currently, my top client represents:
By anonymous - featured on Jul 3, 2020
50 - 75% of my income 28.5%
25 - 50% of my income 21.7%
75 - 99% of my income 21.3%
10 - 25% of my income 9.0%
100% of my income 7.3%
Other 6.8%
Less than 10% of my income 5.4%
709 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (13)] [View this poll]

Since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) started, has it ever been an issue with clients?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 2, 2020
No 82.5%
I don't know what GDPR is 12.5%
Yes 5.0%
698 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (5)] [View this poll]

Do you publicly post your rates to potential clients?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 1, 2020
No 53.1%
Yes 33.1%
I used to, but not anymore 9.8%
Other - N/A 3.9%
764 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (11)] [View this poll]

Have any of your clients delayed payment "due to Covid-19"?
By Elías Sauza - featured on Jun 30, 2020
No 73.5%
Yes 26.5%
781 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (10)] [View this poll]

How far back to "business as usual" are things where you live with regards to the pandemic?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 29, 2020
50 - 80% 32.9%
25 - 50% 21.3%
80 - 99% 15.9%
10 - 25% 9.7%
100% 8.5%
Is a negative percentage a possible answer? 4.6%
1 - 10% 3.6%
0% 3.6%
672 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (13)] [View this poll]

Do most of your clients consider translation a necessity or a "luxury"?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 27, 2020
A necessity 55.3%
I don't know 36.8%
A luxury 4.9%
Other - N/A 3.0%
669 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (14)] [View this poll]

How often do you use escrow with your clients?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 26, 2020
Never 84.0%
Rarely 8.2%
Sometimes 6.1%
Often 1.1%
Always 0.5%
619 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (8)] [View this poll]

How many active regular clients do you generally have?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 25, 2020
2 - 5 57.6%
6 - 10 19.6%
Just one 8.0%
None yet 7.7%
11 - 16 4.7%
17 - 25 1.2%
More than 25 1.2%
1196 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (5)] [View this poll]

Do you "check in" with clients when they are not actively sending you work?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 22, 2020
Never 37.9%
Not very often 26.4%
Sometimes 23.8%
Only when... (please share) 6.1%
Yes, always or almost always 5.7%
717 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (18)] [View this poll]

When working, I pay attention to notifications on my phone:
By anonymous - featured on Jun 20, 2020
Frequently 30.3%
Always 27.8%
Every now and then 25.8%
Almost never 7.4%
Never 5.3%
Other - N/A 3.4%
699 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (15)] [View this poll]

How much of your necessary income do translation and/or other linguistic services provide?
By John Holloway - featured on Jun 19, 2020
75 - 100% of my necessary income 66.3%
Less than 25% of my necessary income 15.0%
50 - 75% of my necessary income 9.4%
25 - 50% of my necessary income 9.2%
725 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (14)] [View this poll]

Do you tend to wake up earlier when you've got ongoing work?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 18, 2020
Yes 63.9%
No 23.2%
It depends on... (please share) 12.9%
820 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (23)] [View this poll]

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