Archived polls

5130 polls, displaying 1 through 50
Do you work with a laptop or desktop computer?
By Francesca Battaglia - featured on 08:10
Laptop 60.5%
Desktop 33.1%
Other 6.4%
623 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (20)] [View this poll]

Is there always a valid transfer of copyright when you deliver audiovisual translation?
By AlbaLTD - featured on May 4
I don't know 73.4%
With some clients only 10.4%
Never 8.4%
Always 7.8%
644 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (6)] [View this poll]

As a freelancer, my retirement plan consists of:
By anonymous - featured on Apr 27
A combination of some or all of these 47.9%
Haven't thought that far into the future 18.0%
Personal savings 10.0%
Receiving social security 7.8%
Other (please share) 6.2%
Private pension plan 5.7%
Other investments 4.3%
Inheritance 0.2%
562 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (24)] [View this poll]

Which method do you prefer to improve your directory ranking position in your language pair?
By tilak raj - featured on Apr 26
Answering KudoZ questions 36.4%
All of these 25.0%
Giving and receiving WWA Feedback 19.1%
Other (please share) 15.5%
Participating in the Forum 4.0%
759 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (39)] [View this poll]

Were any of these subjects present in your higher education as a translator ?
By anonymous - featured on Apr 19
None of the above 72.9%
Project Management 7.0%
All of the above 7.0%
Business administration 6.9%
Marketing 6.0%
1094 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (39)] [View this poll]

What best describes translation for you?
By Cristina Heraud-van Tol - featured on Apr 11
It's my career, I must support my family and want to live good. 33.1%
It's a job, I want to earn a living and pay the bills. 29.1%
It's an art, but it's okay if I make an earning. 16.0%
It's my road to success, I want to earn as much as possible. 14.1%
It's my passion, I don't mind my earnings. 7.7%
1152 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (27)] [View this poll]

How long did it take you to be satisfied with the money you earn as a Freelance?
By Duilio Pintagro - featured on Apr 6
2-3 years. 28.8%
Still not satisfied after 5 years. 21.8%
More than 3 years. 20.6%
Less than 1 year. 19.5%
Other (please share) 9.3%
1110 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (15)] [View this poll]

How do you feel when a client tells you when a new project is to come, but delays it without news?
By anonymous - featured on Mar 28
Slightly annoyed, but not too serious 44.8%
Nothing; it happens all the time 24.0%
Very annoyed as my schedule is disrupted 22.1%
It has never happened to me 4.1%
Other 3.2%
I'm rather glad 1.9%
1127 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (24)] [View this poll]

What do you do when a casual acquaintance tells you they can translate and wants to work with you?
By Edward Potter - featured on Mar 23
Tell them to send you a resume. 35.3%
Ask interview type questions. 28.4%
Give them a flat out no. 22.9%
Give them work. 7.1%
Ask for their business card. 6.3%
2997 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (70)] [View this poll]

In what way does your pet help with your work?
By Balasubramaniam L. - featured on Jan 24
I don't have a pet 51.0%
It's a great stress-buster 24.9%
My pet does not help with my work 10.8%
Provides comic relief 10.0%
It's a a source of inspiration 1.6%
Other - N/A 1.6%
490 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (12)] [View this poll]

When you work, do you take full advantage of your CAT-tool?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 23
Yes, I use a variety of functions 39.2%
I just use TM and termbase 26.4%
No, I'm not using many functions 20.4%
I do not use a CAT-tool 11.5%
Other 2.6%
618 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (7)] [View this poll]

Have you ever overcharged a client by mistake?
By anonymous - featured on Jan 22
No 81.8%
Yes, and the client realized the mistake before I did 7.8%
Yes, and I realized the mistake before the client did 7.5%
Other 2.9%
665 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (15)] [View this poll]

Do you adjust your rates based on your current availability?
By Maria Pia Giuseppina Nuzzolese - featured on Jan 21
No 67.1%
Yes 19.6%
It depends on... (please share) 13.3%
653 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (13)] [View this poll]

What do you appreciate the most in working with companies with dedicated Vendor Management?
By Diego_CW - featured on Jan 20
Having a single point of contact 26.5%
I don't know 20.1%
Experiencing increased human touch 13.4%
N/A 12.0%
Feeling higher involvement in the company 8.3%
Noticing more attention to the vendors 6.9%
Working with leaner procedures 6.4%
Other (please share) 6.4%
566 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (57)] [View this poll]

Professionally, my outlook for the coming year is generally:
By anonymous - featured on Jan 18
Positive 57.7%
Neutral 22.2%
Undecided 11.2%
Negative 8.9%
2244 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (38)] [View this poll]

How was your 2020?
By Konbaz - featured on Dec 31, 2020
Moderate in projects and financial returns 39.2%
Good projects and financial returns 31.4%
A catastrophe 12.9%
Excellent and fruitful 11.7%
Other (please share) 4.8%
641 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (54)] [View this poll]

At New Year, I will...
By Christine Andersen - featured on Dec 30, 2020
celebrate with my household 38.2%
work as usual 22.9%
take a quiet day off 17.8%
feel there is nothing to celebrate 5.9%
visit close friends 5.4%
Other - N/A 3.9%
celebrate alone 3.1%
invite close friends 2.8%
608 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (25)] [View this poll]

Work-wise, I tend to try to plan ahead:
By anonymous - featured on Dec 29, 2020
A week or a few in advance 42.7%
Day-to-day 33.9%
I am unable to plan ahead at all 10.0%
A month or so in advance 6.4%
Other - N/A 3.5%
Months in advance 2.4%
Up to a year or more in advance 1.2%
2251 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (21)] [View this poll]

Have you seen any trends during the pandemic which may be detrimental to translation/interpreting?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 26, 2020
Not sure 41.3%
No 32.7%
Yes (please share) 26.0%
727 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (13)] [View this poll]

Have you noticed any trends during the pandemic which may be beneficial to translation/interpreting?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 24, 2020
No 46.9%
Not sure 37.9%
Yes (please share) 15.2%
610 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (9)] [View this poll]

Have you ever shouted at a client?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 23, 2020
No 72.5%
Yes, in text form 11.5%
Only when there is no way they could hear/read me 9.6%
Yes, both verbally and in text form 2.4%
Yes, verbally 2.2%
Other - N/A 1.8%
1360 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (36)] [View this poll]

Do you provide your phone number to clients?
By Maïlys Vandeleene - featured on Nov 17, 2020
Yes, I don't mind 46.7%
Only if requested 29.1%
No, I only give them my email address or other contact info 10.4%
Yes, but it is a professional phone number 10.2%
It depends on... (please share) 2.1%
Other - N/A 1.5%
1632 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (41)] [View this poll]

I consider my lifestyle to be a healthy one.
By anonymous - featured on Nov 9, 2020
True 65.3%
False 34.7%
1474 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (41)] [View this poll]

I usually have something to eat or snack on nearby while working.
By anonymous - featured on Nov 2, 2020
False 56.6%
True 35.9%
Used to be true, but... (please share) 7.5%
1433 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (52)] [View this poll]

The last job I had that I would consider "fun" is/was:
By anonymous - featured on Oct 26, 2020
The one I'm working on now 25.2%
About a week ago 18.9%
About a month ago 12.5%
A few months ago 10.9%
A year or more ago 9.4%
Never 8.8%
Other - N/A 8.7%
Several months ago 5.6%
1056 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (33)] [View this poll]

Do you actively do something to increase your income?
By anonymous - featured on Oct 20, 2020
Yes; but I haven't seen good results 22.3%
Yes; and it has been working well 21.7%
No; I don't know what to do 20.8%
No; I'm satisfied with my income 16.1%
No; my income keeps rising naturally 10.5%
Other - N/A 8.8%
660 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (14)] [View this poll]

Do you like working with companies that have a dedicated Vendor Manager?
By Diego_CW - featured on Oct 19, 2020
It does not make a difference to me 48.7%
Yes, I find the processes are more structured 31.6%
No, it only adds a step to the flow 10.8%
Other - N/A 8.9%
867 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (19)] [View this poll]

When did a prospective client last contact you who became a client offering regular work?
By Ian Keith Jones Williams - featured on Oct 15, 2020
Within the last six months 26.6%
Within the last few years 22.8%
Within the last 30 days 17.9%
Within the last twelve months 15.6%
Other 10.8%
Five or more years ago 6.2%
1112 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (16)] [View this poll]

In terms of document word count, are you satisfied with the way you are paid?
By polskiexpert - featured on Oct 8, 2020
Yes 55.0%
I haven't or don't think about it that way 17.7%
No, because clients lower their source word count 13.9%
Other - N/A 7.4%
No, because... (please share) 3.5%
No, because clients lower their target word count 2.5%
605 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, 2020
Happy, but would like to change a few things 36.7%
Very happy, would not dream of changing it 26.5%
Indifferent 20.7%
Other - N/A 7.1%
Not too happy, need to find a new solution 6.6%
Not at all happy, need to change ASAP 2.4%
799 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (5)] [View this poll]

I have felt the need to adjust my work hours as a result of the pandemic.
By anonymous - featured on Oct 4, 2020
False 64.7%
Partially true 21.2%
True 14.0%
485 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, 2020
Spreadsheet (Excel, Google spreadsheets etc.) 45.5%
Good old pen and paper 17.1%
By memory 14.7%
Other (please share) 12.5%
Translation Project Management System 10.1%
694 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, 2020
Some, but not a lot 33.1%
Yes 28.9%
I don't know 14.9%
Hardly at all 12.1%
Not at all 11.1%
713 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, 2020
Positive 45.0%
Neutral 36.5%
Negative 18.5%
820 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, 2020
Less than 40% 53.3%
Nothing 29.4%
Between 40% and 60% 9.3%
Between 60% and 80% 4.8%
More than 80% 3.1%
763 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, 2020
False 63.5%
True 27.8%
True, but it depends on... (please share) 8.7%
655 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, 2020
Partially true 43.9%
False 38.9%
True 15.9%
Used to be true, but... (please share) 1.4%
579 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, 2020
False 40.5%
Partially true 38.8%
True 20.7%
464 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, 2020
A combination of the above (please share) 32.7%
Physical activity 29.6%
Little to no activity 26.5%
Social activity 11.2%
615 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, 2020
25 - 50% 35.9%
10 - 25% 25.8%
50 - 75% 16.8%
0 - 10% 11.9%
More than 75% 5.1%
I don't know 4.5%
739 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, 2020
No 44.6%
Not sure yet 30.2%
Yes 25.2%
699 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, 2020
No 79.0%
Yes 12.7%
I don't know 8.3%
724 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, 2020
Remained about the same 52.3%
Increased 38.2%
Decreased 8.3%
Other - N/A 1.2%
761 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, 2020
3 29.8%
5 24.7%
4 23.3%
2 9.9%
1 6.5%
N/A 5.8%
1073 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, 2020
Ascending 32.8%
On a plateau 30.7%
Stuck in a ravine 9.8%
In a valley 8.1%
Descending 7.6%
Other - N/A 5.7%
At the peak 5.4%
1001 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, 2020
I don't have a day that is typically slow 52.4%
Monday 18.6%
Friday 9.2%
I don't have slow days 8.8%
Other - N/A 7.6%
Wednesday 1.7%
Tuesday 0.8%
Thursday 0.7%
746 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, 2020
No, and I don't use e-books 43.5%
Yes 32.4%
No, but I read e-books on other devices 21.2%
Other - N/A 2.9%
614 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, 2020
Forever 53.8%
Five years or less 12.7%
Other - N/A 12.2%
I delete/throw them away almost immediately 8.4%
A year or less 7.5%
Ten years or less 5.4%
1046 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, 2020
False 51.3%
True 48.7%
824 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, 2020
No 86.6%
Yes 11.2%
Other - N/A 2.2%
774 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (14)] [View this poll]

5130 polls, displaying 1 through 50