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Your business so far during the 4th quarter of 2019 seems to be:
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Are you working fixed hours, or are you flexible with your time?
By anonymous - featured on 08:10
I handle my worktime flexibly. 80.8%
I always work the same hours. 8.0%
Same hours if not possible, no surcharge 5.7%
Same hours, surcharge beyond these hours 5.5%
1806 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In 2019, at least one of my clients:
By anonymous - featured on Oct 11
No changes here! 34.6%
Two or more of the above 24.0%
Started using machine translation/post-editing 14.5%
Started using a new translation management system 9.3%
Changed their payment practices 6.0%
Other (please share) 4.8%
Introduced a new or stricter NDA 3.1%
Introduced stricter screening for new translators 2.2%
Changed their software requirements 1.5%
647 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you run any Quality Assurance (QA) checks outside of the tool in which you are translating?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 10
No 35.9%
Yes, sometimes 30.5%
Yes (please share) 23.5%
No, but I've been thinking of doing so 6.2%
Other - N/A 3.9%
643 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you keep work backups that would not be affected by critical damage to your home/office?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 9
Yes 56.9%
No 30.4%
No, but I'm planning to... (please share) 8.0%
Other - N/A 4.6%
647 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much of your current success would you attribute to luck?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 8
25 - 50% 20.5%
10 - 25% 19.8%
None of it 17.2%
50 - 75% 13.3%
1 - 10% 13.2%
There's no such thing as luck 9.2%
More than 75% 4.6%
100% 2.2%
737 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do your local universities have programs of study for translation or interpreting?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 7
Yes, they've been around for a while 59.7%
I don't know 16.1%
No 15.0%
Yes, they are newer programs 6.5%
Other - N/A 1.9%
No, but there are plans to introduce programs 0.9%
573 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many work-related "subscriptions" do you have (paid software, other solutions, etc.)?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 6
1 - 3 59.7%
4 - 7 20.4%
None 15.0%
8 - 11 2.8%
Other - N/A 1.6%
12 - 15 0.6%
More than 15 0.0%
506 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever caught a mistake you've made in a translation after sending it to the client?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 5
Yes 91.3%
No 5.8%
Other - N/A 2.9%
746 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which of these client - freelancer scenarios do you find most attractive?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 4
Just send me the work, let me translate it, and pay me 39.9%
A combination of more than one of the above 28.0%
A "partnership", where certain decisions and approaches are reached together 24.6%
One where I can work closely with a team of translators 3.1%
Other - N/A 2.4%
Something automatic, where no interaction is needed 1.0%
One where I can remain anonymous 0.8%
706 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you noticed an increase in clients who request proof of identity from their translators?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 3
No 75.1%
Not sure 13.0%
Yes 9.6%
Other - N/A 2.3%
698 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which of these would you consider the most important in a client?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 2
Frequency of work 39.3%
Clear communication/guidelines 32.0%
Good vendor/project management/people skills 18.9%
Ample/flexible deadlines 9.9%
710 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you automated any of your work processes in recent years?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 1
No 44.9%
I don't think anything I do could be automated 22.4%
Yes (please share) 15.3%
No, but I am planning to / thinking about it 11.8%
Other - N/A 5.5%
633 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you work for any clients where the whole translation process is automated?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 30
No 51.3%
I'm not sure what that means 23.5%
Yes 18.4%
Other - N/A 3.8%
No, but at least one client is planning to implement this 2.5%
I used to, but... (please share) 0.5%
550 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you made any recent changes to your own data and security practices?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 29
No 72.6%
Yes (please share) 13.9%
No, but I am planning to 9.1%
Other - N/A 4.4%
453 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you noticed any recent improvements in your clients' data and security practices?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 28
No 75.7%
Yes (please share) 16.2%
Other - N/A 8.0%
560 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Translators of the future will...
By anonymous - featured on Sep 27
A combination of more than one of these 36.6%
Be more numerous and less skilled 19.1%
Be fewer but better 18.3%
Other - N/A 12.2%
Be simply cogs in a machine 9.9%
Have greater say in the translation process 3.9%
666 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have any of your regular clients introduced new steps in their translation process in the last year?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 26
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Would you say that client - translator relationships have changed a lot in the last 5 years?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 25
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Would you say the way you translate has changed a lot in the last 5 years?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 24
Yes 45.0%
Not really 41.9%
I haven't been in the business that long yet 6.3%
Not at all 5.1%
Other - N/A 1.7%
751 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often does the end client of your translation know who you are?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 23
Not often at all 23.8%
I don't know 21.6%
Never 14.5%
Occasionally 12.0%
Almost always 7.8%
Much of the time 7.5%
About half the time 7.3%
Always 3.2%
Other - N/A 2.5%
602 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you know who the end client of your translations is?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 22
Almost always 32.4%
Much of the time 18.3%
Occasionally 13.9%
Always 13.7%
Not often at all 9.1%
About half the time 7.7%
Never 2.9%
Other - N/A 2.1%
519 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you ever missed out on a "dream job/project" while you were away on vacation?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 21
No 50.8%
Yes, more than once 23.3%
Yes, once 20.8%
Other - N/A 5.0%
614 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you invest part of your income?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 20
Yes 35.9%
No 28.0%
No, but I'd like to 25.2%
I used to 7.3%
Other - N/A 3.6%
715 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many jobs would you say you have completed so far this year?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 19
10 - 50 18.6%
50 - 100 17.0%
I don't know and could not estimate 11.5%
0 - 10 11.1%
100 - 150 11.1%
More than 400 9.6%
200 - 300 8.3%
150 - 200 7.9%
300 - 400 4.9%
731 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the main reason your clients choose you as their translator rather than someone else?
By Kay-Viktor Stegemann - featured on Sep 18
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Do you use your computer or the internet in a language other than your native language?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 17
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Have you ever felt you don't get the professional recognition from your colleagues that you deserve?
By Mina F. - featured on Sep 16
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Is being competitive an advantage in your line of work?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 15
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Do you ever have more than one job going at once?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 14
Yes, often 60.9%
Yes, but not often 32.3%
No 5.4%
Other - N/A 1.5%
746 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Work-wise, have you ever bitten off more than you can chew?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 13
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In negotiating with clients, which of these would you like to have more of?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 12
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Which of these would you say you have most of?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 11
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How many clients have you given up because of their mandatory plaform?
By Zibow Retailleau - featured on Sep 10
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On a scale of 1 (low) to 5 (high), how would you rate your own business-running skills?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 8
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Would you say you have a strong online portfolio for clients to check out?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 7
No 25.6%
I don't use a portfolio 25.3%
It needs work 20.7%
Not sure 13.6%
Yes 13.3%
Other - N/A 1.5%
648 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I find it difficult to keep good posture while working.
By anonymous - featured on Sep 6
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How many online platforms do you use for work?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 5
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How do you feel about the deadlines on your jobs in general?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 4
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About what percentage of your clients pay on time, without delay?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 29
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Do you use a clipboard manager?
By Jean Dimitriadis - featured on Aug 28
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Do you think Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already affecting the world of translation?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 27
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If they invented a way to install translation software directly into our brains, I would:
By anonymous - featured on Aug 26
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How often do you dream about work?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 25
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Do you submit personal ID if requested by the client?
By Priscila Wilke - featured on Aug 24
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If you were to shift from your current career, what area would you choose to work in?
By samah A. fattah - featured on Aug 23
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Have you made, or are you making, plans for your retirement?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 22
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What helps you most in getting a project?
By Bernhard Sulzer - featured on Aug 17
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How do you feel about post-editing machine translation (PEMT)?
By Ana Vozone - featured on Aug 13
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In how many language pairs do you work?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 12
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How many of your regular clients provide glossaries for the work they give you?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 11
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