About ProZ.com quick polls

ProZ.com quick polls provide a quick, convenient (and unscientific!) way for translators to exchange opinions. To learn more, read the Poll FAQ »

As a site visitor, you can see the current and archived polls results. To be able to vote and discuss, please [log in] or [sign up] to ProZ.com.

What motivates you the most?
By anonymous
Money 37.0%
Success 15.8%
Family 15.7%
Other (please share) 13.8%
Recognition 11.6%
My faith 6.1%
683 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (14)] [View this poll]


 
 

Archived polls

4344 polls, displaying 1 through 501 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Dalej   Ostatnia
Which of these professions do you think has the most parallels with translation?
By anonymous - featured on 08:10
Crime Scene Investigator 46.5%
Psychiatrist / Psychologist 19.0%
Cartographer 14.3%
Athlete 5.5%
Beach Bum 4.2%
Hitman 3.6%
Welder 3.5%
Physical Therapist 3.4%
686 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (19)] [View this poll]

How would you describe your performance in school?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 23
Above average 71.2%
Average 25.8%
Below average 3.0%
722 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (10)] [View this poll]

I usually use my weekends to...
By anonymous - featured on Apr 22
A combination of some or all of the above 59.0%
Rest, relax, spend time with friends and family 19.0%
Work 8.7%
Get caught up on some work-related tasks 4.6%
Other 3.9%
Take care of non-work related tasks 3.7%
Travel 1.1%
647 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (10)] [View this poll]

What do you usually do when you receive a job with a very low rate?
By Konbaz - featured on Apr 21
I turn the job down 34.0%
I ignore it and do not reply 33.2%
I ask for a better rate 23.4%
Other (please share) 7.7%
I send the sender to the spam box 1.7%
817 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (19)] [View this poll]

Your strategy against inflation/exchange rate fluctuations is...
By Alan Corbo, CT - featured on Apr 20
No particular strategy 40.9%
A combination of these 16.9%
Adjust your rates accordingly 16.8%
Inflation/exchange rate fluctuations are not a problem for me 14.1%
Other 5.7%
Try to reduce expenses 3.3%
Work more hours 2.3%
787 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (19)] [View this poll]

Have you ever applied Feng Shui in your office/work station?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 19
No 77.0%
I don't know what that is 11.1%
Yes 8.8%
I don't know 1.8%
Other 1.3%
908 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (9)] [View this poll]

Do you consider the country you are currently living as your home?
By Egmont Schröder - featured on Apr 18
Yes 82.0%
I don't know 9.1%
No 9.0%
1005 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (21)] [View this poll]

Are you aware of and prepared for the the European Union's GDPR?
By Paulo Caldeira - featured on Apr 17
I don't know 46.7%
No preparation is needed on my part 21.2%
Yes, I am aware but not prepared 19.5%
Other (please share) 6.8%
Yes, I am aware and prepared 5.8%
811 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (5)] [View this poll]

What would most surprise St Jerome if he were to look at translation today?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 16
The technology involved 50.5%
The quickness with which most things get translated 15.8%
Other (please share) 12.8%
The number of translators 7.8%
The things that get translated 7.8%
The money involved in translation 5.2%
639 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (9)] [View this poll]

How do you make time for your partner when you're busy?
By Adél Durst - featured on Apr 15
It's not a problem/my partner understands what I do 40.8%
I don't have a partner 26.9%
I alter my working hours 14.7%
Other (please share) 6.2%
It's not a problem/my partner does what I do too 5.4%
I don't know 4.6%
Actually, my partner left me because of my job 1.1%
Actually, I left my partner because of my job 0.3%
613 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (5)] [View this poll]

Every freelancer needs their own office.
By anonymous - featured on Apr 14
True 39.8%
It depends on... (please share) 30.3%
False 29.9%
856 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (13)] [View this poll]

What internet speed do you NEED to be efficient as a translator?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 13
I don't know 33.2%
100 Mbps or more 13.6%
Between 50 and 100 Mbps 12.4%
I'm OK with under 10 Mbps 10.4%
Around 10 Mbps is fine 9.7%
Between 25 and 50 Mbps 9.0%
Between 10 and 25 Mbps 8.6%
Other 3.0%
853 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (15)] [View this poll]

"April showers bring..."
By anonymous - featured on Apr 12
No change in my workload 49.6%
More work 28.0%
Less work 13.0%
Other (please share) 9.4%
854 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (9)] [View this poll]

Does the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) concern you?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 11
I don't even know what that is 45.2%
Not really 26.2%
Yes 15.4%
Not at all 8.7%
Other 4.6%
852 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (5)] [View this poll]

How would you rate the first quarter of 2018, work-wise?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 10
Very good 21.1%
Good 20.4%
Average 17.4%
Not too good 16.1%
Excellent 15.6%
Terrible 7.3%
I don't know 2.1%
1024 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (10)] [View this poll]

I tend to eat:
By anonymous - featured on Apr 9
Less when I am busy with work 37.8%
About the same whether I'm busy or not 33.6%
More when I am busy with work 14.8%
I don't know, I'm too busy working to check 9.5%
Other 4.4%
751 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (11)] [View this poll]

Do you avoid watching the dubbed version of a film or show when possible?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 8
Yes 61.4%
I don't mind dubbing 15.5%
It depends on... (please share) 11.1%
Other 6.3%
I prefer the show/film be dubbed 5.6%
638 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (11)] [View this poll]

Do you find it difficult to stay up to date with news and tech related to your work?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 7
Not really 40.6%
I don't really try to stay up to date 25.5%
Yes 15.9%
No 15.0%
Other 3.0%
812 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (7)] [View this poll]

My workload right now is:
By anonymous - featured on Apr 6
Pretty full 28.0%
Comfortable 26.6%
A bit on the light side 20.4%
What workload? 13.0%
Too much to handle 9.6%
Other 2.4%
987 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (10)] [View this poll]

Have you ever submitted a translation test and received no reply?
By Osama Elalwany - featured on Apr 5
Yes 77.7%
No 22.3%
924 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (20)] [View this poll]

Would you make a good language teacher?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 4
I am/have been a good language teacher 35.0%
I don't think so 28.9%
I think so 14.8%
I don't know 10.9%
I am/have been a language teacher, and no 8.3%
Other 2.1%
962 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (19)] [View this poll]

Which do you usually find more enjoyable, the start or the end of a project?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 3
The end 43.9%
Never thought about it 29.1%
The start 20.9%
Other 6.1%
826 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (10)] [View this poll]

How many regular clients do you have at the moment?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 2
4 - 6 33.1%
3 17.6%
2 13.2%
7 - 10 12.1%
None 9.0%
1 7.9%
16 or more 4.0%
11 - 15 3.1%
721 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (7)] [View this poll]

Are you a member of a local translators/interpreters association?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 1
No 60.8%
Yes 27.4%
There are none where I live 9.2%
Other 2.7%
665 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (6)] [View this poll]

Would it be difficult for you to fit in culturally in your source language's country/countries?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 31
No -- I've done it 42.8%
No 30.8%
Not sure 14.3%
Yes 5.0%
Yes -- I've tried 3.8%
Other 3.4%
743 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (11)] [View this poll]

Translating without a CAT tool can produce equal quality at equal productivity as with a CAT tool.
By José Mariño - featured on Mar 30
Agree on quality, not productivity 41.2%
Disagree 29.7%
Agree 14.5%
I don't know 9.2%
Agree on productivity, not quality 5.4%
882 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (14)] [View this poll]

Would you be interested in a translator group buy for laptops or PCs?
By Anne Lee - featured on Mar 29
No 45.9%
Maybe 33.7%
Yes 20.4%
843 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (10)] [View this poll]

Have you ever had to deliver late due to technical difficulties on your end?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 28
Yes 54.3%
No 35.3%
I don't remember 10.4%
903 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (10)] [View this poll]

What would you do if working as a freelance translator was suddenly no longer possible?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 27
Look for another job you're qualified to do 57.9%
Other - N/A 11.8%
Take time off to reassess your priorities 11.4%
Study/ train for an alternative career 10.8%
Take early retirement 4.6%
Become a full-time housewife/-husband 3.5%
896 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (9)] [View this poll]

My household's monthly budget is approximately:
By anonymous - featured on Mar 26
1,000 - 2,000 USD 22.2%
500 - 1,000 USD 17.8%
I don't know 17.5%
2,000 - 3,000 USD 14.3%
< 500 USD 10.5%
3,000 - 4,000 USD 7.4%
> 6,000 USD 4.1%
4,000 - 5,000 USD 3.8%
5,000 - 6,000 USD 2.4%
676 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (17)] [View this poll]

Do you think it is important to work with more than one CAT tool to get more work?
By José Mariño - featured on Mar 25
Yes 41.3%
No 37.7%
I don't know 10.8%
It depends on... (please share) 10.2%
676 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (17)] [View this poll]

How would you rate your email signature?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 24
It's pretty good 34.6%
I don't have one 31.2%
It could use some work 13.7%
I don't know 9.8%
It's excellent 9.2%
It's a bit of a mess 1.5%
797 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (7)] [View this poll]

You get the same text to translate from two separate clients. You:
By anonymous - featured on Mar 23
Say nothing about it to either client 51.1%
Notify both clients 21.9%
Other 19.1%
Notify just one of the two clients 7.9%
848 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (16)] [View this poll]

Do you have a linguistic background?
By Elisa Bianco - featured on Mar 22
Yes 65.5%
No 19.1%
Partially 12.7%
Other - N/A 2.7%
999 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (15)] [View this poll]

Has a client ever cancelled a project before the deadline but after you had finished the work?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 21
No 61.0%
Yes, once 23.8%
Yes, more than once 15.2%
934 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (11)] [View this poll]

Do you use an automatic "out of office" reply when you go on holidays or are otherwise unavailable?
By Sandrine Zérouali - featured on Mar 20
No 45.1%
Yes 33.5%
It depends 19.3%
Other 2.1%
989 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (13)] [View this poll]

Have you ever gotten bored while working on a project?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 19
Yes, sometimes 39.6%
Yes, occasionally 25.3%
Yes, often 23.4%
No 7.7%
I don't remember 2.1%
Yes, once 2.0%
758 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (8)] [View this poll]

Do you publish your rates on your website/online profiles?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 18
No 55.8%
Yes 29.5%
No, but I used to 10.3%
Other 4.4%
708 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (7)] [View this poll]

Which of these do you find most stressful?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 17
Working against short deadlines 26.0%
Getting no project offers for a while 19.8%
Chasing late payments 14.1%
Getting too many project offers at once 12.4%
Resolving hardware or software issues 10.2%
Marketing / Finding new clients 7.0%
None of the above are stressful for me 3.5%
Starting with a new CAT tool or other software 3.3%
Administrative tasks 3.3%
Negotiating with new clients 0.6%
886 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (11)] [View this poll]

How often do you stand up from your desk while working?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 16
Once or twice an hour 40.7%
Not sure - not often 33.8%
Not sure - but it's often 13.8%
Other 4.7%
Every ten or fifteen minutes 4.3%
I work standing, ask me how often I sit down! 2.8%
936 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (11)] [View this poll]

How many computers/devices do you work on regularly?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 15
Just one 51.9%
Two 36.3%
Three 7.8%
Four 2.4%
Other - N/A 0.8%
Seven or more 0.5%
Five 0.2%
Six 0.1%
1002 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (6)] [View this poll]

How many messages do you usually keep in your inbox?
By Natalia Pedrosa - featured on Mar 14
More than 1,000 32.3%
I don't know 22.5%
0 - 10 15.2%
10 - 50 9.8%
200 - 500 4.7%
50 - 100 4.5%
500 - 1,000 4.0%
100 - 200 3.9%
Other 3.0%
969 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (22)] [View this poll]

In your opinion, which is the ideal age to become a freelance translator?
By tilak raj - featured on Mar 13
I don't know 26.1%
Between 21 and 26 22.8%
Between 27 and 30 18.3%
Between 31 and 45 13.9%
Other - N/A 9.1%
After you turn 46 3.4%
Before you turn 20 2.9%
Between 36 and 40 2.1%
Between 41 and 45 1.3%
1048 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (13)] [View this poll]

Do you use printer in your office?
By tilak raj - featured on Mar 12
You have not voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (9)] [View this poll]

My dream project would be in/for:
By anonymous - featured on Mar 11
Any large or well-paid project 26.5%
A combination of some or all of the above 20.4%
Books /Arts 15.5%
High-level international organizations 10.7%
Movies / TV 8.7%
Other 8.7%
I have no idea 4.1%
None 2.5%
Government, national or local 2.3%
Projects offered by friends or family 0.7%
691 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (9)] [View this poll]

What do you do when you receive a message in a language you don't know?
By Natalia Pedrosa - featured on Mar 10
I don't know, it's never happened 47.6%
I reply in one of my other languages 25.2%
Other (please share) 11.9%
I do not reply, I consider it rude 9.1%
I reply in my native language 6.2%
834 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (21)] [View this poll]

My CV is:
By anonymous - featured on Mar 9
Two pages long 47.5%
A page long 27.8%
Three pages long 11.4%
Four or more pages in length 6.2%
Less than a page long 2.8%
Other 2.5%
I don't have a CV 1.7%
988 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (11)] [View this poll]

Has a client ever sent you a message or file which was not intended for you?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 8
Yes 58.8%
No 29.4%
I don't remember 11.8%
942 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (10)] [View this poll]

Have you ever accidentally sent a personal photo, instant message, or email to a client?
By Jessica Noyes - featured on Mar 7
No 71.6%
Not to my knowledge 19.1%
Yes 9.3%
969 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (10)] [View this poll]

Have you ever felt your work as a translator was underestimated because of your gender?
By Susana E. Cano Méndez - featured on Mar 6
No (I'm a woman) 52.7%
No (I'm a man) 32.4%
Yes (I'm a woman) 8.6%
Other 4.5%
Yes (I'm a man) 1.8%
980 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (12)] [View this poll]

4344 polls, displaying 1 through 501 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Dalej   Ostatnia



Your current localization setting

polski

Select a language

All of ProZ.com
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Szukaj terminu
  • Praca
  • Forum
  • Multiple search