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On a scale of 1 (low) to 5 (high), how would you rate your difficulty in landing new clients?
By anonymous
3 30.4%
4 24.0%
5 23.1%
2 10.1%
1 6.3%
N/A 6.0%
762 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In my career, in general, I feel like I am:
By anonymous - featured on Sep 17
Ascending 32.6%
On a plateau 30.6%
Stuck in a ravine 10.0%
In a valley 8.1%
Descending 7.4%
Other - N/A 5.8%
At the peak 5.5%
948 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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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 52.7%
Monday 18.6%
Friday 9.3%
I don't have slow days 8.6%
Other - N/A 7.6%
Wednesday 1.7%
Tuesday 0.9%
Thursday 0.7%
700 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use an e-book reader?
By Rita Utt - featured on Sep 14
You have not voted on this poll.
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For how long do you keep a copy of non-disclosure agreements you've signed?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 13
Forever 54.1%
Five years or less 12.9%
Other - N/A 11.9%
I delete/throw them away almost immediately 8.4%
A year or less 7.5%
Ten years or less 5.1%
1013 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I sometimes forget to eat when I am busy working.
By anonymous - featured on Sep 9
False 52.0%
True 48.0%
802 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do friends or family ever wish you a happy International Translation Day?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 8
No 86.8%
Yes 10.9%
Other - N/A 2.3%
752 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The last invoice I submitted was for a...
By anonymous - featured on Sep 7
Medium-sized job 34.5%
Small job 25.8%
Very small job 14.3%
Large job 13.8%
I don't remember 7.4%
Very large job 4.4%
827 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How much of your computer use would you say is purely work-related?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 4
75 - 100% 44.6%
50 - 75% 37.4%
25 - 50% 12.0%
10 - 25% 2.8%
10% or less 1.8%
Other - N/A 1.3%
1141 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many language/translation-related apps do you have on your phone?
By anonymous - featured on Sep 1
None 41.8%
2 - 5 27.5%
Just one 21.3%
5 - 10 4.7%
I don't use a smart phone 2.5%
More than 10 1.2%
Other - N/A 0.9%
760 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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In general, how would you rate your clients' payment terms and practices?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 31
Good 47.3%
Average 28.3%
Excellent 14.5%
Poor 5.1%
Other - N/A 3.4%
Very poor 1.4%
586 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have you received translation work through LinkedIn?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 30
No 72.6%
Yes 22.0%
Other - N/A 3.8%
No, but I have through... (please share) 1.6%
574 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you have a side business outside of language work?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 29
No 52.2%
Yes 24.3%
No, but I've thought about it 11.7%
No, but I used to 9.4%
Other - N/A 2.4%
709 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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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 16.2%
None 13.5%
One 11.0%
Seven to ten 10.9%
Eleven to fifteen 1.7%
Sixteen or more 1.5%
753 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Clients tend to take their freelancers for granted.
By anonymous - featured on Aug 27
Partially agree 50.9%
Agree 33.6%
Disagree 15.5%
645 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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My workload right now is:
By anonymous - featured on Aug 26
A bit on the light side 24.5%
Pretty full 22.9%
Comfortable 22.1%
What workload? 21.8%
Too much to handle 5.8%
Other - N/A 2.9%
807 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you use your full name as a professional online?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 25
Yes 82.0%
No 14.1%
I didn't used to, but I do now 2.2%
Other - N/A 1.7%
811 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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I do physical exercise...
By anonymous - featured on Aug 24
Every day of the week 19.9%
Never 15.6%
Less than once a week 13.9%
Five times a week 11.4%
Four times a week 11.1%
Three times a week 9.8%
Twice a week 9.3%
Other 4.6%
Once a week 4.3%
603 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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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 4.8%
818 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 54.6%
8 or more 21.3%
2 - 4 14.1%
Less than 2 10.0%
723 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you consider yourself a workaholic?
By Oriol Vives - featured on Aug 20
No 50.1%
Yes 28.8%
No, but others have told me I am 11.7%
I used to, but ... (please share) 7.2%
Other 2.2%
768 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 58.0%
False 23.9%
Other - N/A 9.8%
They have actually gotten less rigorous 8.2%
660 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you live in your source or target language country?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 18
Target 59.6%
Source 25.6%
Both 9.5%
Neither 5.4%
857 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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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 35.0%
Not generally 31.8%
Yes, generally 28.0%
Other - N/A 4.3%
Only if... (please share) 0.9%
984 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 3.0%
Other - N/A 2.8%
Telephone 2.0%
Instant messaging or call 1.9%
Other (please share) 0.8%
743 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many of your clients are themselves freelancers?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 11
None of them 42.3%
1 - 10% 30.6%
I don't know 14.6%
10 - 25% 6.4%
25 - 50% 2.7%
Other - N/A 2.4%
50 - 75% 0.6%
75 - 100% 0.4%
700 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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When not at work, I am most commonly thinking in:
By anonymous - featured on Aug 10
My target language 55.8%
My source language 26.5%
Other - N/A 13.8%
A language other than my source or target 3.8%
679 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How are you dressed for work today?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 8
Casual 32.7%
I couldn't go out in public like this 28.2%
Ultra casual 27.0%
Business casual 7.8%
Other 2.3%
Business professional 1.9%
727 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (26)] [View this poll]

When working, I'm more productive if I'm listening to...
By anonymous - featured on Aug 7
No music at all 55.3%
Instrumental music 22.3%
Music with lyrics 14.7%
Other - N/A 7.7%
723 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (24)] [View this poll]

How optimistic are you about your translation business in 2020?
By anonymous - featured on Aug 6
Somewhat 41.1%
Not very 24.4%
Very 21.9%
Not at all 9.9%
Other 2.8%
759 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Work-wise, my week this week is:
By anonymous - featured on Aug 5
Slow 31.4%
More or less normal 30.5%
Extremely busy 12.0%
Busier than usual 11.0%
I'm not sure yet 7.6%
I'm taking the week off 5.1%
Other 2.5%
673 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (8)] [View this poll]

Work-wise, today is:
By anonymous - featured on Aug 4
More or less normal 29.5%
Slow 28.6%
Busier than usual 12.7%
Extremely busy 8.7%
I'm not sure yet 8.3%
I'm taking the day off 8.2%
Other 4.0%
733 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (12)] [View this poll]

With work-related software updates:
By anonymous - featured on Aug 3
I schedule them at moments that are more convenient to me 39.0%
I do them as they are made available 30.9%
I put them off as long as possible 22.5%
Other - N/A 7.6%
779 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (5)] [View this poll]

When are you usually most focused and productive?
By Afef Kadi - featured on Jul 31
Morning to midday 32.4%
Early morning 23.0%
I don't know/it differs too much from day to day 15.3%
At night 11.7%
In the afternoon 10.1%
In the evening 7.5%
1193 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you clean up around your workspace?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 28
Just when things really start to pile up/get messy 42.7%
Weekly 23.9%
Daily 21.0%
Almost never 5.8%
More than once a day 3.5%
Other (please share) 3.0%
737 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (4)] [View this poll]

Have you received financial support from your government due to the Covid-19 economic crisis?
By Maria Pia Giuseppina Nuzzolese - featured on Jul 27
No 69.5%
Yes 29.0%
Not yet, but I will 1.5%
804 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (44)] [View this poll]

Are you currently learning a new language?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 25
No 48.6%
Yes (please share) 27.4%
No, but I've been thinking about it 24.0%
990 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (39)] [View this poll]

In general, how long after you wake up in the morning before you are at work translating?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 23
About an hour 35.3%
It varies widely from day to day 19.1%
A couple of hours 17.3%
Less than half an hour 14.9%
Almost immediately 7.7%
A few hours 3.6%
Other 1.2%
I don't know 0.9%
1024 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (18)] [View this poll]

When translating, how often do you turn one sentence into two, or vice versa?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 21
Sometimes 53.1%
Rarely 18.6%
Often 13.8%
I don't really pay attention to that 6.5%
I depends heavily on... (please share) 3.9%
Never 2.7%
Other - N/A 1.5%
803 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (26)] [View this poll]

In the course of your career, how many serious problems or disputes have you had with clients?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 20
2 - 5 34.8%
None 34.7%
One 20.2%
5 - 10 3.8%
I don't know 3.8%
More than ten 2.1%
Other 0.5%
574 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (16)] [View this poll]

Have you written a translation-related article?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 19
No, and I would not want to 36.4%
No, but I would like to 36.2%
Yes, more than one 9.3%
Yes, one 8.5%
Other - N/A 5.8%
Yes, but it has not been published 3.7%
516 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (10)] [View this poll]

Over the past year, the rates I charge have:
By anonymous - featured on Jul 18
Remained the same 66.1%
Risen 20.1%
Dropped 9.6%
Other - N/A 4.1%
685 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (4)] [View this poll]

Translation in the year 2049:
By anonymous - featured on Jul 17
Will be greatly different from now 54.0%
Will be somewhat different from now 27.0%
Will not exist 10.8%
Other 4.7%
Will be the same as it is now 3.5%
1108 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (27)] [View this poll]

The project I am working on right now came from:
By anonymous - featured on Jul 14
A large translation company 26.0%
I'm not working on anything at the moment 24.4%
A small translation company 23.1%
A large end client 11.4%
A small end client/individual 9.1%
Other 3.3%
A non-profit/volunteer work 2.7%
766 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (7)] [View this poll]

So far in 2020, I have invested in:
By anonymous - featured on Jul 13
Nothing 29.9%
More than one of these 22.5%
Training / industry events 13.3%
Marketing / Memberships 12.8%
Software 9.8%
Hardware 8.2%
Other (please share) 3.5%
623 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (13)] [View this poll]

Do you find it difficult to keep up with the speed at which most clients require work completed?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 12
Sometimes 50.0%
Not really 26.6%
Not at all 11.7%
Yes 8.8%
Other - N/A 2.9%
556 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (8)] [View this poll]

In comparison with 2019, the work volume I have received this year has:
By anonymous - featured on Jul 11
Decreased 46.3%
Been about the same 22.3%
Increased 21.9%
I'm not sure 5.3%
Other - N/A 4.3%
704 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (8)] [View this poll]

Financially, for me, the first half of 2020 was:
By anonymous - featured on Jul 10
Decent 25.8%
Not very good 22.9%
Good 22.7%
Terrible 16.2%
Excellent 10.9%
Other - N/A 0.8%
I don't know 0.6%
841 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (16)] [View this poll]

Overall, I am happy about the current state of my career.
By anonymous - featured on Jul 9
Semi-true 42.9%
True 36.6%
False 20.5%
816 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (14)] [View this poll]

Do you think you are someone's favorite translator?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 8
Yes 35.1%
Probably 22.4%
Possibly 18.7%
No 11.2%
I know for sure that I am 5.1%
Probably not 4.9%
Other - N/A 2.7%
830 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (14)] [View this poll]

How far in advance are you currently booked?
By anonymous - featured on Jul 7
Not at all 42.4%
A day or two, or a few 27.9%
A week or so 15.8%
A few weeks 6.7%
A month 2.3%
A couple of months 2.2%
Several months or more 1.5%
A few months 1.3%
779 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (11)] [View this poll]

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