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Work-wise, I tend to try to plan ahead:
By anonymous
A week or a few in advance 38.9%
Day-to-day 36.4%
I am unable to plan ahead at all 11.2%
A month or so in advance 5.9%
Other - N/A 3.8%
Months in advance 2.4%
Up to a year or more in advance 1.4%
841 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you seen any trends during the pandemic which may be detrimental to translation/interpreting?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 26
Not sure 40.2%
No 33.1%
Yes (please share) 26.8%
665 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you noticed any trends during the pandemic which may be beneficial to translation/interpreting?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 24
No 48.9%
Not sure 37.6%
Yes (please share) 13.5%
556 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever shouted at a client?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 23
No 72.6%
Yes, in text form 11.8%
Only when there is no way they could hear/read me 9.4%
Yes, both verbally and in text form 2.3%
Yes, verbally 2.1%
Other - N/A 1.8%
1314 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you provide your phone number to clients?
By Maïlys Vandeleene - featured on Nov 17
Yes, I don't mind 47.1%
Only if requested 28.9%
No, I only give them my email address or other contact info 10.3%
Yes, but it is a professional phone number 10.1%
It depends on... (please share) 2.0%
Other - N/A 1.4%
1587 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I consider my lifestyle to be a healthy one.
By anonymous - featured on Nov 9
True 65.2%
False 34.8%
1439 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I usually have something to eat or snack on nearby while working.
By anonymous - featured on Nov 2
False 56.7%
True 36.0%
Used to be true, but... (please share) 7.3%
1399 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The last job I had that I would consider "fun" is/was:
By anonymous - featured on Oct 26
The one I'm working on now 25.2%
About a week ago 18.8%
About a month ago 12.2%
A few months ago 10.9%
A year or more ago 9.3%
Never 8.9%
Other - N/A 8.8%
Several months ago 5.7%
1030 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you actively do something to increase your income?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 20
Yes; but I haven't seen good results 22.3%
Yes; and it has been working well 21.5%
No; I don't know what to do 21.0%
No; I'm satisfied with my income 16.1%
No; my income keeps rising naturally 10.1%
Other - N/A 8.9%
632 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you like working with companies that have a dedicated Vendor Manager?
By Diego_CW - featured on Oct 19
It does not make a difference to me 49.2%
Yes, I find the processes are more structured 31.1%
No, it only adds a step to the flow 10.7%
Other - N/A 9.0%
842 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When did a prospective client last contact you who became a client offering regular work?
By Ian Keith Jones Williams - featured on Oct 15
Within the last six months 26.3%
Within the last few years 23.1%
Within the last 30 days 17.9%
Within the last twelve months 15.6%
Other 10.9%
Five or more years ago 6.2%
1092 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In terms of document word count, are you satisfied with the way you are paid?
By polskiexpert - featured on Oct 8
Yes 55.2%
I haven't or don't think about it that way 17.7%
No, because clients lower their source word count 13.4%
Other - N/A 7.5%
No, because... (please share) 3.6%
No, because clients lower their target word count 2.6%
583 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (15)] [View this poll]

How happy are you with your method of project management?
By Isabel Zanella - featured on Oct 7
Happy, but would like to change a few things 36.5%
Very happy, would not dream of changing it 26.8%
Indifferent 20.8%
Other - N/A 6.9%
Not too happy, need to find a new solution 6.7%
Not at all happy, need to change ASAP 2.3%
780 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I have felt the need to adjust my work hours as a result of the pandemic.
By anonymous - featured on Oct 4
False 65.1%
Partially true 21.4%
True 13.5%
467 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (6)] [View this poll]

How do you track your translation/interpretation projects?
By Isabel Zanella - featured on Oct 3
Spreadsheet (Excel, Google spreadsheets etc.) 45.2%
Good old pen and paper 16.8%
By memory 15.0%
Other (please share) 12.6%
Translation Project Management System 10.3%
672 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (16)] [View this poll]

Do you feel the translation market/industry has changed a lot over the last 6 months?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 2
Some, but not a lot 33.2%
Yes 28.9%
I don't know 14.7%
Hardly at all 11.9%
Not at all 11.2%
695 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (12)] [View this poll]

Professionally, my general outlook for the rest of 2020 right now is:
By anonymous - featured on Oct 1
Positive 44.9%
Neutral 36.3%
Negative 18.8%
804 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (6)] [View this poll]

How much work did you translate in relation with COVID-19 since the pandemic began?
By Khaled Al-Shehari - featured on Sep 30
Less than 40% 53.1%
Nothing 29.5%
Between 40% and 60% 9.2%
Between 60% and 80% 4.9%
More than 80% 3.2%
748 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (9)] [View this poll]

Part of screening my new clients includes geolocating/viewing their office(s).
By anonymous - featured on Sep 29
False 63.7%
True 27.4%
True, but it depends on... (please share) 8.9%
642 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (12)] [View this poll]

I find it difficult to keep my household duties from interfering with work.
By anonymous - featured on Sep 28
Partially true 43.3%
False 39.4%
True 16.0%
Used to be true, but... (please share) 1.4%
564 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (14)] [View this poll]

I should be more rigorous in my screening of new clients.
By anonymous - featured on Sep 27
False 40.2%
Partially true 38.9%
True 20.9%
455 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (8)] [View this poll]

My favorite way to unwind after a long stretch of work involves:
By anonymous - featured on Sep 26
A combination of the above (please share) 32.4%
Physical activity 29.4%
Little to no activity 26.8%
Social activity 11.4%
605 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (21)] [View this poll]

For what percentage of your life have you been professionally practicing translation?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 25
25 - 50% 35.8%
10 - 25% 25.9%
50 - 75% 16.8%
0 - 10% 11.9%
More than 75% 5.2%
I don't know 4.4%
730 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (29)] [View this poll]

Are you planning on attending / checking in on the ProZ.com International Translation Day event?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 24
No 44.2%
Not sure yet 30.3%
Yes 25.4%
692 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (6)] [View this poll]

Are you currently using an outdated operating system on your work computer(s)?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 23
No 79.2%
Yes 12.6%
I don't know 8.3%
715 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (21)] [View this poll]

Since the start of the pandemic, the time I spend online has:
By anonymous - featured on Sep 22
Remained about the same 52.4%
Increased 38.2%
Decreased 8.2%
Other - N/A 1.2%
752 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (11)] [View this poll]

On a scale of 1 (low) to 5 (high), how would you rate your difficulty in landing new clients?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 21
3 29.7%
5 24.9%
4 23.1%
2 10.0%
1 6.6%
N/A 5.7%
1064 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (11)] [View this poll]

In my career, in general, I feel like I am:
By anonymous - featured on Sep 17
Ascending 32.8%
On a plateau 30.5%
Stuck in a ravine 9.8%
In a valley 8.2%
Descending 7.7%
Other - N/A 5.6%
At the peak 5.4%
993 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (11)] [View this poll]

What's your slowest working day of the week?
By Maria Pia Giuseppina Nuzzolese - featured on Sep 15
I don't have a day that is typically slow 52.5%
Monday 18.5%
Friday 9.4%
I don't have slow days 8.8%
Other - N/A 7.6%
Wednesday 1.8%
Tuesday 0.8%
Thursday 0.7%
737 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (12)] [View this poll]

Do you use an e-book reader?
By Rita Utt - featured on Sep 14
No, and I don't use e-books 43.5%
Yes 32.3%
No, but I read e-books on other devices 21.2%
Other - N/A 3.0%
604 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (16)] [View this poll]

For how long do you keep a copy of non-disclosure agreements you've signed?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 13
Forever 53.9%
Five years or less 12.7%
Other - N/A 12.4%
I delete/throw them away almost immediately 8.4%
A year or less 7.5%
Ten years or less 5.1%
1036 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (16)] [View this poll]

I sometimes forget to eat when I am busy working.
By anonymous - featured on Sep 9
False 51.6%
True 48.4%
816 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (14)] [View this poll]

Do friends or family ever wish you a happy International Translation Day?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 8
No 86.7%
Yes 11.1%
Other - N/A 2.2%
767 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (14)] [View this poll]

The last invoice I submitted was for a...
By anonymous - featured on Sep 7
Medium-sized job 34.3%
Small job 25.5%
Very small job 14.4%
Large job 14.0%
I don't remember 7.5%
Very large job 4.4%
843 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (16)] [View this poll]

How much of your computer use would you say is purely work-related?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 4
75 - 100% 44.5%
50 - 75% 37.4%
25 - 50% 12.1%
10 - 25% 2.9%
10% or less 1.8%
Other - N/A 1.3%
1151 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (15)] [View this poll]

How many language/translation-related apps do you have on your phone?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 1
None 41.4%
2 - 5 28.3%
Just one 21.1%
5 - 10 4.7%
I don't use a smart phone 2.5%
More than 10 1.2%
Other - N/A 0.9%
773 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (22)] [View this poll]

In general, how would you rate your clients' payment terms and practices?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 31
Good 47.1%
Average 28.5%
Excellent 14.3%
Poor 5.2%
Other - N/A 3.5%
Very poor 1.3%
596 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (13)] [View this poll]

Have you received translation work through LinkedIn?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 30
No 72.8%
Yes 21.9%
Other - N/A 3.8%
No, but I have through... (please share) 1.5%
585 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (16)] [View this poll]

Do you have a side business outside of language work?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 29
No 52.3%
Yes 24.2%
No, but I've thought about it 11.7%
No, but I used to 9.5%
Other - N/A 2.4%
719 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (19)] [View this poll]

How many regular clients do you have at the moment?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 28
Four to six 26.7%
Three 18.5%
Two 16.3%
None 13.4%
Seven to ten 11.0%
One 10.9%
Eleven to fifteen 1.7%
Sixteen or more 1.4%
761 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (5)] [View this poll]

Clients tend to take their freelancers for granted.
By anonymous - featured on Aug 27
Partially agree 50.8%
Agree 33.7%
Disagree 15.5%
653 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (7)] [View this poll]

My workload right now is:
By anonymous - featured on Aug 26
A bit on the light side 24.5%
Pretty full 23.0%
Comfortable 22.2%
What workload? 21.6%
Too much to handle 5.7%
Other - N/A 2.9%
819 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (22)] [View this poll]

Do you use your full name as a professional online?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 25
Yes 82.1%
No 14.0%
I didn't used to, but I do now 2.2%
Other - N/A 1.7%
819 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (22)] [View this poll]

I do physical exercise...
By anonymous - featured on Aug 24
Every day of the week 20.1%
Never 15.5%
Less than once a week 13.9%
Five times a week 11.4%
Four times a week 10.9%
Three times a week 9.8%
Twice a week 9.5%
Other 4.6%
Once a week 4.2%
612 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (18)] [View this poll]

Are you able to meet with friends or family in person at the moment?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 23
Yes 61.9%
Yes, but I have chosen not to 18.5%
No, where I am it is not possible yet 14.9%
Other - N/A 4.7%
826 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (16)] [View this poll]

How many hours of active translation do you do per day, on average?
By Lara Garau - featured on Aug 21
4 - 8 55.0%
8 or more 21.1%
2 - 4 13.9%
Less than 2 10.0%
733 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (11)] [View this poll]

Do you consider yourself a workaholic?
By Oriol Vives - featured on Aug 20
No 50.3%
Yes 28.6%
No, but others have told me I am 11.8%
I used to, but ... (please share) 7.1%
Other 2.2%
777 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (12)] [View this poll]

My criteria for taking on new clients have gotten more rigorous over the past 2 - 3 years
By anonymous - featured on Aug 19
True 58.1%
False 24.1%
Other - N/A 9.7%
They have actually gotten less rigorous 8.1%
668 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (7)] [View this poll]

Do you live in your source or target language country?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 18
Target 59.7%
Source 25.3%
Both 9.7%
Neither 5.3%
868 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (13)] [View this poll]

Do you find it difficult to get clients to provide public feedback or testimonials for you?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 17
I don't ask for feedback or testimonials 34.8%
Not generally 32.0%
Yes, generally 28.0%
Other - N/A 4.3%
Only if... (please share) 0.9%
992 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (12)] [View this poll]

Most of my new clients first contact me via:
By anonymous - featured on Aug 12
Email 89.5%
A website contact form 3.1%
Other - N/A 2.8%
Telephone 2.0%
Instant messaging or call 1.9%
Other (please share) 0.8%
754 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (10)] [View this poll]

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