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Translation in the year 2049:
By anonymous
Will be greatly different from now 52.7%
Will be somewhat different from now 27.3%
Will not exist 11.0%
Other 5.9%
Will be the same as it is now 3.1%
575 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 08:10
A large translation company 26.0%
I'm not working on anything at the moment 25.1%
A small translation company 23.0%
A large end client 11.4%
A small end client/individual 8.5%
Other 3.2%
A non-profit/volunteer work 2.8%
709 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
Nothing 30.0%
More than one of these 22.5%
Training / industry events 13.4%
Marketing / Memberships 12.5%
Software 9.6%
Hardware 8.4%
Other (please share) 3.7%
574 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you find it difficult to keep up with the speed at which most clients require work completed?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 12
You have not voted on this poll.
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In comparison with 2019, the work volume I have received this year has:
By anonymous - featured on Jul 11
Decreased 46.5%
Been about the same 22.4%
Increased 21.1%
I'm not sure 5.6%
Other - N/A 4.4%
662 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Financially, for me, the first half of 2020 was:
By anonymous - featured on Jul 10
Decent 25.2%
Not very good 23.3%
Good 22.9%
Terrible 16.0%
Excellent 11.2%
Other - N/A 0.9%
I don't know 0.6%
807 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Overall, I am happy about the current state of my career.
By anonymous - featured on Jul 9
Semi-true 42.5%
True 37.0%
False 20.5%
784 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you think you are someone's favorite translator?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 8
Yes 35.7%
Probably 22.6%
Possibly 18.5%
No 11.0%
Probably not 4.9%
I know for sure that I am 4.9%
Other - N/A 2.5%
801 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How far in advance are you currently booked?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 7
Not at all 42.1%
A day or two, or a few 28.2%
A week or so 16.1%
A few weeks 6.6%
A month 2.4%
A couple of months 2.0%
Several months or more 1.5%
A few months 1.2%
753 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In light of recent world events, my choice to work in this profession has been...
By anonymous - featured on Jul 6
reaffirmed 41.0%
not affected at all 26.3%
I haven't thought about it 17.0%
undermined 11.8%
Other - N/A 3.8%
575 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you observe your local holidays?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 5
You have not voted on this poll.
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The ideal number of computer monitors for translation work is:
By anonymous - featured on Jul 4
Two 53.0%
One 35.4%
Three 8.6%
Other 2.1%
Four 1.0%
723 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Currently, my top client represents:
By anonymous - featured on Jul 3
You have not voted on this poll.
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Since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) started, has it ever been an issue with clients?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 2
You have not voted on this poll.
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Do you publicly post your rates to potential clients?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 1
You have not voted on this poll.
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Have any of your clients delayed payment "due to Covid-19"?
By Elías Sauza - featured on Jun 30
You have not voted on this poll.
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How far back to "business as usual" are things where you live with regards to the pandemic?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 29
50 - 80% 33.1%
25 - 50% 21.1%
80 - 99% 15.9%
10 - 25% 9.9%
100% 8.3%
Is a negative percentage a possible answer? 4.4%
1 - 10% 3.6%
0% 3.6%
659 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do most of your clients consider translation a necessity or a "luxury"?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 27
A necessity 55.7%
I don't know 36.3%
A luxury 4.9%
Other - N/A 3.1%
652 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you use escrow with your clients?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 26
Never 84.3%
Rarely 8.3%
Sometimes 5.8%
Often 1.2%
Always 0.5%
605 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many active regular clients do you generally have?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 25
2 - 5 57.8%
6 - 10 19.6%
Just one 7.9%
None yet 7.6%
11 - 16 4.6%
17 - 25 1.2%
More than 25 1.2%
1183 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you "check in" with clients when they are not actively sending you work?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 22
Never 37.3%
Not very often 26.5%
Sometimes 24.1%
Only when... (please share) 6.3%
Yes, always or almost always 5.8%
702 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When working, I pay attention to notifications on my phone:
By anonymous - featured on Jun 20
Frequently 30.3%
Always 27.7%
Every now and then 25.8%
Almost never 7.3%
Never 5.4%
Other - N/A 3.5%
686 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much of your necessary income do translation and/or other linguistic services provide?
By John Holloway - featured on Jun 19
75 - 100% of my necessary income 66.7%
Less than 25% of my necessary income 14.9%
50 - 75% of my necessary income 9.4%
25 - 50% of my necessary income 9.0%
712 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you tend to wake up earlier when you've got ongoing work?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 18
Yes 64.0%
No 23.2%
It depends on... (please share) 12.8%
806 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you consider your CAT tool(s) more of an investment, or more of an expense?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 17
Investment 63.1%
Expense 17.4%
I haven't really thought about it 7.8%
Neither/Other 6.8%
N/A 4.9%
769 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Has the pandemic changed the way you plan to do business in the future?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 16
Not really 35.3%
I'm not sure 25.9%
Not at all 20.1%
Yes (please share) 18.8%
967 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How would you rate your internet habits when not working?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 13
Somewhat healthy 37.0%
Healthy 28.1%
Somewhat unhealthy 23.9%
I'm a mess 7.9%
Other - N/A 3.1%
648 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many of the services which you use personally do you contract/purchase online?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 12
A few of them 23.6%
Some of them 22.1%
Most of them 17.8%
None of them 15.2%
A lot of them 12.5%
All of them 8.8%
512 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much of your work is received online?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 11
All of it 74.1%
Most of it 14.6%
A lot of it 5.7%
Only a small portion of it 3.1%
None of it 2.5%
804 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In the rest of this year, I predict my business will:
By anonymous - featured on Jun 10
Remain about the same 40.5%
Grow 32.8%
Decrease 20.0%
Other - N/A 6.8%
812 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which of these most positively affects your productivity?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 9
The promise of more incoming work 21.9%
A tight deadline 19.8%
Immediate payment upon delivery 14.3%
None of these make me more productive 14.3%
Being able to take time off when I'm done 11.6%
Music 9.5%
A nice cup of coffee/tea or similar beverage 8.6%
803 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are you able to resolve technical, software or hardware issues yourself?
By anonymous - featured on Jun 5
Some of them, yes 38.8%
Yes, a majority 32.3%
I need help with most issues 13.4%
Yes, entirely 13.0%
I need help with all issues 1.9%
Other - N/A 0.6%
784 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I do my invoicing at the end of every month. What about you?
By Sylvie LE BRAS - featured on Jun 4
At the end of the month 41.9%
It depends on the client 30.8%
After each project 19.9%
It depends on... (please share) 3.8%
Other (please share) 1.9%
Every week 1.1%
In the middle of the month 0.5%
792 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In general, I work best...
By anonymous - featured on Jun 3
When I can work on a project over several days or even weeks 33.0%
In longer, more concentrated periods 31.9%
In short bursts 17.9%
When I can start and finish in the same sitting 9.3%
Other (please share) 7.8%
702 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you felt the need to lower your rates in response to the economic crisis?
By Christopher & Rozilene Frye - featured on Jun 2
No 73.0%
Yes 18.2%
Other - N/A 5.7%
I've actually done the opposite 3.1%
795 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I most often mentally categorize my work...
By anonymous - featured on Jun 1
You have not voted on this poll.
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Did you have continuing professional development (CPD) plans for this year that had to be cancelled?
By anonymous - featured on May 31
No 46.8%
I had no CPD plans for the year 28.2%
Yes 16.3%
Yes, but I've made adjustments to get that CPD by other methods 8.7%
504 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In terms of business, I consider myself:
By anonymous - featured on May 30
An expert 38.7%
Semi-experienced 34.5%
A beginner 10.5%
Lacking in experience, but confident enough to come across as an expert 9.6%
Other (please share) 6.7%
727 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you find yourself translating everything in your life (i.e. dreams, menus, news, etc.)?
By Anne-Sophie Cardinal - featured on May 29
Sometimes 28.1%
Often 27.3%
Rarely 20.7%
All the time 11.9%
Never 10.4%
It depends on... (please share) 1.5%
779 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The Corona virus pandemic means fewer jobs for me: true or not?
By Dr. Tilmann Kleinau - featured on May 28
Yes, it is true. 45.6%
No, not true. 26.5%
It is partly true. 24.5%
Other - N/A 3.5%
1185 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How would you describe your current desktop?
By anonymous - featured on May 26
It is passable 27.5%
It is cluttered but useful 23.1%
It is a thing of beauty 17.5%
It is a study in minimalism 12.7%
It is a prime example of chaos at work 9.9%
Other (please share) 5.4%
I wouldn't go there if I were you 4.0%
934 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I hope my next translation job is...
By anonymous - featured on May 23
A long one 50.2%
Medium-sized 29.1%
I am burning with indifference 13.6%
Short 7.1%
693 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The last translation job I finished was:
By anonymous - featured on May 22
Moderate 35.7%
Easy 30.7%
A bit challenging 20.0%
Incredibly easy 7.2%
Very difficult 3.8%
Other - N/A 2.5%
719 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The translation I'm working on now is:
By anonymous - featured on May 21
Routine for me 50.7%
I'm not working on anything at the moment 28.5%
A bit of a new area for me 14.4%
A completely new area for me 3.6%
Other - N/A 2.8%
750 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever dropped a translation test after having started it?
By Natalia Balbi Amatto - featured on May 20
No 50.7%
Yes, I decided it wasn't for me 12.9%
Yes, it was unreasonable 12.8%
Yes, it was too long 11.1%
Other - N/A 4.4%
I've never done a translation test 2.8%
Yes, it was too boring 2.7%
Yes, I thought I might not do well 2.6%
775 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are video calls part of your contact with clients?
By anonymous - featured on May 19
No 66.8%
Once or twice 11.0%
No, but it might be a good idea 8.3%
Yes, but not very often 6.6%
Yes, occasionally 5.0%
Yes, frequently 1.5%
Other - N/A 0.7%
817 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I organize myself for my projects mostly using:
By anonymous - featured on May 18
The power of my mind and memory! 25.1%
A calendar 23.3%
A dayplanner 15.4%
My email inbox 15.4%
A spreadsheet 13.3%
Other (please share) 7.5%
617 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Today (Saturday) I have:
By anonymous - featured on May 17
Work to do-- by design 39.2%
No work to do-- not by design 24.4%
No work to do-- by design 21.3%
Work to do-- not by design 15.0%
479 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Has the way you work changed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic?
By anonymous - featured on May 16
No 58.5%
Yes (please share) 23.7%
Yes, but it is not directly related 10.0%
I don't know 4.7%
Other - N/A 3.1%
687 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (11)] [View this poll]

With new clients you take on, how many email exchanges usually happen before you start working?
By anonymous - featured on May 15
A few 36.8%
A couple 22.1%
Several 20.0%
I never paid attention to that 10.4%
More than several 7.1%
Other - N/A 2.3%
One 1.3%
709 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (6)] [View this poll]

About how many sick days do you usually take per year?
By anonymous - featured on May 14
None 52.0%
1 - 5 26.8%
I don't know 12.3%
5 - 10 5.4%
10 - 15 1.7%
More than 20 1.0%
15 - 20 0.9%
820 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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