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Do you accept translation jobs containing explicit/vulgar language?
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3951 polls, displaying 1 through 501 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Dalej   Ostatnia
What percentage of work from your regular clients do you have to turn down?
By anonymous - featured on 08:10
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What time of day do you feel most productive?
By Sophie Devidze - featured on Mar 24
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Would you consider getting a doctorate in Translation to enhance your credibility as a translator?
By farainhanafi - featured on Mar 23
No 49.6%
I'd rather get a higher degree in my area(s) of expertise 15.7%
Never thought about it 11.3%
Yes, but not for that reason 8.7%
Yes 5.2%
Other 3.1%
Maybe later 3.0%
I already have one 2.4%
I am studying for that now 1.0%
1063 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is your opinion on the advances in neural machine translation?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 22
What are you talking about? 43.8%
It's too soon to tell 16.3%
Looks like it will have a negative impact on translation 7.4%
A combination of these 6.5%
Much ado about nothing, if you ask me 5.4%
I don't think it's relevant to what I do 5.1%
Other 4.9%
Looks like it could be a positive step forward 4.9%
It might be useful for some of my work 3.7%
I for one welcome our new machine overlords 1.9%
942 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you double check the fees calculated by your regular clients?
By Estelle Demontrond-Box - featured on Mar 21
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Which animal best represents you as a translator?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 20
Silly question, stop wasting my time 49.1%
Owl 10.5%
Other (please share) 10.2%
Cat 8.2%
Dog 4.1%
Elephant 3.8%
Unicorn 3.3%
Dragon 3.1%
Badger 1.9%
Anglerfish 1.6%
Bird of prey 1.5%
Platypus 1.5%
Bat 1.2%
735 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever encountered the name of someone you know personally in a source text?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 19
No 72.7%
Yes 24.1%
Other - N/A 3.2%
718 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Is it important to clients that a translator live in a country where the target language is spoken?
By RBailleux - featured on Mar 18
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How do you deal with work-related stress?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 17
A combination of these 43.9%
Indoor/outdoor sports 13.6%
Other (please share) 12.1%
Sleep 7.9%
Music 5.4%
I'm never stressed 4.3%
Reading 3.2%
Gardening 2.9%
Cooking/baking 2.5%
Arts/crafts 2.3%
Meditating 1.7%
Writing/blogging 0.4%
1017 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you do when you receive a poor quality source text (e.g. grammar issues)?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 16
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Do you have a business parallel to translation?
By Carla Lopes - featured on Mar 15
No, and I wouldn't 33.2%
No, but I am thinking about having one 21.6%
Yes, and it's worth it 13.8%
Never thought about it 12.1%
Other 10.0%
Not yet, but I am on it 5.8%
Yes, but it's not worth it 3.6%
1061 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are the translations you produce now better than they were 5 years ago?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 14
Yes 77.2%
I don't know 11.6%
I wasn't translating 5 years ago 5.1%
No 3.4%
Other 2.6%
1147 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you could go back in time to before you became a translator and change something, would you?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 13
No 45.9%
Yes (please share what!) 42.1%
Other - N/A 12.0%
706 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you could write a screenplay inspired by translation, what title would you choose?
By m.phili - featured on Mar 12
Other (please share) 22.8%
There's something about translation 13.9%
A few good translators 13.8%
Meet the freelancers 13.2%
Escape from BFA (bottom-feading agencies) 9.4%
Honey, I shrunk my rates 8.9%
Localization Hero 8.2%
When translation met frustration 7.7%
RED (Ragged, Extremely Dangerous) 2.1%
574 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which office suite do you use on your main computer?
By ATIL KAYHAN - featured on Mar 11
Microsoft Office 89.5%
A combination of these (please share) 4.2%
Other (please share) 2.2%
LibreOffice 2.0%
Apache OpenOffice 0.9%
Google Apps 0.6%
OnlyOffice 0.3%
FreeOffice 0.2%
WPS Office 0.2%
Zoho Office 0.1%
WordPerfect Office 0.0%
1055 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you a member of any networking groups?
By Carla Lopes - featured on Mar 10
I never thought about it 24.0%
Yes, I find it useful 21.6%
Yes, but I haven't seen any benefit yet 18.5%
No, I don't believe in that kind of networking 18.2%
Other 11.5%
No, but I am planning on joining one 6.3%
969 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In terms of work, today is:
By anonymous - featured on Mar 9
More or less normal 29.3%
Slow 24.3%
Extremely busy 17.4%
A bit busier than usual 12.4%
I'm taking the day off 7.3%
I'm not sure yet 4.7%
Other 4.7%
1138 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you sometimes wish you had a regular "9 to 5" job instead of being a freelancer?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 8
Are you kidding me? No! 49.0%
Yes, sometimes 33.8%
Other 5.6%
I already have one 4.5%
Yes, all the time 3.6%
I already have one, but I'm trying to go full freelance 3.5%
1234 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When was the last time you did a marketing campaign for your services?
By samah A. fattah - featured on Mar 7
Never 41.7%
I don't remember 15.2%
More than a year ago 15.0%
More than a few months ago 8.8%
Just recently 8.5%
I'm in the middle of one now 5.4%
Other 5.3%
1125 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Best title for a book about a freelance translator's life?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 6
A Home Office With a View 18.8%
A Midsummer Night's Deadline 15.7%
Nearly 100 Years of Solitude 13.5%
The Rates of Wrath 12.7%
Other (please share) 10.3%
Lord of the CATs 10.3%
Stranger in a Strange Language 7.5%
Pride and Prejudice and Proofreading 5.8%
A Tale of Two Clients 2.0%
The Age of Invoicing 1.3%
The Scarlet Letters of Spellcheck 1.1%
Celsius 232.778 0.9%
756 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you prefer to drink while you are translating?
By Mahdieh Kandoei - featured on Mar 5
Coffee 26.1%
Water 23.9%
Tea 21.1%
It depends 12.9%
I don't drink while I'm working 7.6%
Other (please share) 4.4%
Juice 2.7%
Soft drinks 1.0%
Energy drinks 0.2%
589 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When not working, I love doing/being involved in:
By anonymous - featured on Mar 4
More than one of the above 38.9%
Other 23.3%
Sports 12.8%
Music 8.8%
Cooking/baking 5.4%
Arts/crafts 3.3%
All the above 2.9%
Writing 2.8%
Networking/marketing 1.8%
943 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Does your "translator's eye" make it difficult to enjoy subtitled movies?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 3
Sometimes 28.5%
Only when the subtitles are terrible 24.4%
Yes 20.1%
No 13.9%
Actually, I enjoy them more when I can pick apart the subtitles 7.1%
Other - N/A 5.9%
1105 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you think is the most important factor for clients when choosing a translator/interpreter?
By Eszter Bokor - featured on Mar 2
Depends on the client or the project to be done 42.4%
Price 19.8%
Quality 18.4%
Reputation/recommendations from others 8.1%
Previous work done 5.2%
Other 3.6%
Qualifications 2.2%
Image (website, marketing) 0.2%
1033 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When an assignment bores you, you suddenly find yourself yearning for:
By Nina Khmielnitzky - featured on Mar 1
Other (please share) 27.2%
Netflix (or similar) 16.7%
House chores 16.6%
Exercising 13.5%
I don't get bored 10.8%
Catching up on your accounting/admin tasks 8.5%
Arts and crafts 6.7%
981 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you plan on changing your rates for translation this year?
By Anastasiya Vasilyeva - featured on Feb 28
No, I will not change them 35.9%
It depends 30.5%
Yes, I plan to increase them 22.7%
I already have 5.2%
Other (please share) 4.6%
Yes, I plan to lower them 1.1%
1044 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Your translation experience has best prepared you for which role in the zombie apocalypse?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 27
Other (please share) 34.0%
I'm just going to stay up here in this tree till someone comes and gets me 17.7%
Ninja-style loner warrior 14.6%
Survivor group member 10.3%
Survivor group leader 8.4%
Scientist who discovers the cure to zombiism 5.3%
Zombie food 4.5%
New world evil overlord 2.9%
Zombie 2.4%
583 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you could have one translation-related superpower, what would it be?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 26
Instant translation 28.6%
Rates that can leap tall buildings in a single bound 22.5%
Automatic client regeneration 16.6%
Proofreading laser vision 12.6%
Other (please share!) 8.7%
Deadline extension / time travel 6.6%
Can speak to / summon CATs 2.5%
Lightning fast client negotiation 1.8%
667 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How do you prefer to learn new things?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 25
It depends on the subject matter 47.5%
On my own, self-directed 30.8%
In-person course / tutoring 10.8%
Online course / tutoring 5.6%
Other 2.8%
Mobile learning (across computer, tablet, smart phone, etc.) 2.6%
1008 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When did you start working with your latest new client?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 24
In the past month 31.2%
Over the past 2 - 6 months 27.6%
More than a year ago 14.7%
Over the past 6 - 12 months 11.4%
I don't remember 7.5%
Other 4.6%
I don't have any clients yet! 2.9%
1085 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How would you like to be paid for review or proofreading jobs?
By AlbaLTD - featured on Feb 23
Fixed rate per word (page) 38.1%
Per hour based on declared time spent 32.2%
I do not accept proofreading jobs at all 13.1%
Per hour based on time-tracking reports 8.5%
Other - N/A 4.4%
No preference 3.8%
1116 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many words do you typically produce per day (text ready to go)?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 22
2000 - 2500 23.5%
1500 - 2000 21.1%
2500 - 3000 14.1%
1000 - 1500 10.9%
3000 - 3500 7.6%
3500 - 4000 5.7%
More than 4000 5.6%
I don't know 5.0%
Other 3.8%
Fewer than 1000 2.8%
1249 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The place where I live is mostly
By anonymous - featured on Feb 21
Urban 53.2%
Suburban 22.3%
Rural 17.7%
It depends, I move around 5.1%
Other 1.8%
1199 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you end up talking to yourself while you work?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 20
Every now and then 25.6%
Not very often 20.5%
Very often 18.9%
Never 17.1%
Often 12.6%
I don't know, I've never asked myself 5.3%
919 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a competitive personality?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 19
More or less 38.3%
No 29.3%
Yes 27.8%
Other 4.6%
809 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which of the following do you think is the most important in producing a good translation?
By Mike Hunter - featured on Feb 18
I can't choose just one 59.5%
Your own expertise 17.9%
Clarity of source text 9.3%
Knowledge of target language 3.1%
Knowledge of source language 2.6%
Ability to raise queries, and get responses 2.5%
Use of good source reference material 2.3%
Other 2.1%
Good relationship with PM and/or end client 0.6%
1022 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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My ideal 15-minute break includes:
By anonymous - featured on Feb 17
More than one of these 34.0%
Coffee or tea 22.0%
A walk 12.1%
Other (please share) 8.6%
Food 6.3%
A quick nap 6.0%
Getting caught up on the news 5.8%
A game 3.4%
Some TV 1.8%
1107 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think using 2 screens helps your productivity?
By Carla Lopes - featured on Feb 16
Absolutely 32.9%
I don't know 27.0%
Maybe, it depends 21.6%
Not at all 14.3%
Other - N/A 4.3%
1187 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the most important aspect of working with a vendor management program?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 15
Other - N/A 56.3%
Easy to log into the system to view the project 16.0%
Ability to see a sample of the work 7.2%
Ability to respond directly from email 5.9%
Ability to negotiate price 5.8%
Ability to see competing bids in the system 3.7%
Ability to see word count 3.0%
Ability to negotiate delivery time 2.1%
762 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever asked another ProZ.com user on a date?
By Chris S - featured on Feb 14
No 91.4%
No, but I've thought about it 6.2%
Yes 2.4%
1162 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you received compliments from your clients?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 13
Yes, of course 84.5%
Other 8.4%
No, why would I? I turn in the work and we're done 7.1%
918 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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To how many countries have you traveled?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 12
6 - 10 25.8%
1 - 5 22.3%
11 - 15 18.4%
15- 20 11.7%
More than 20 9.2%
More than 30 6.9%
I've never left my home country 3.5%
I have no idea 2.1%
895 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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My translations are proofread by:
By Anne-Sophie Cardinal - featured on Feb 11
Me, always 40.5%
It depends on the client / project 39.0%
My clients' proofreaders 10.1%
My proofreader 4.5%
Nobody, unless I'm paid for it 3.1%
Other 2.9%
1080 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever had a work-related nightmare? (please share!)
By anonymous - featured on Feb 10
Yes, at least once or twice 32.3%
No 28.5%
I don't remember, but it's possible 23.9%
Yes, many times 13.1%
Other 2.2%
1052 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In general, what is your oral proficiency in your source language(s)?
By ferreirac - featured on Feb 9
Advanced 57.2%
Native 25.4%
Intermediate 12.0%
Other 3.7%
Basic 1.8%
1163 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Overall, how rigorous are your clients' screening processes for new translators?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 8
I don't know 41.7%
Good, but could be better 21.8%
Very rigorous 17.3%
Not rigorous at all 10.5%
Other - N/A 8.7%
978 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you noticed a slowing in demand / your workload so far this year?
By Anne-Virginie Lerat - featured on Feb 7
Yes 30.7%
It's too early to say 25.9%
No 25.0%
It's actually increased 15.6%
Other 2.8%
1191 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When was the last time you made adjustments to your quality assurance process?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 6
Not very recently 30.7%
Never 22.9%
I don't remember 17.7%
Other 15.9%
Recently (please share) 12.9%
747 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How has your experience with proofreaders been, in general?
By Djana Surkovic - featured on Feb 5
Neutral 41.0%
Positive 30.6%
Negative 15.1%
Other 13.2%
741 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the next thing you want to do as a professional translator/interpreter?
By anonymous - featured on Feb 4
Get more clients 43.5%
Other - N/A 16.5%
I haven't really thought about it 10.0%
More than one of these 9.9%
Get my dream project (please share) 6.3%
Finish launching my business 3.9%
Start my own agency 3.9%
Offer more services 3.6%
Start outsourcing projects 2.4%
1038 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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