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What do you do when a casual acquaintance tells you they can translate and wants to work with you?
By Edward Potter - featured on Jan 31
Tell them to send you a resume. 33.9%
Ask interview type questions. 28.1%
Give them a flat out no. 24.9%
Give them work. 6.7%
Ask for their business card. 6.4%
2346 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How did you spend December 25?
By Nina Khmielnitzky - featured on Dec 27, 2005
At home with family 66.3%
Visiting others 13.5%
Working 11.1%
Other 9.1%
778 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you make regular use of speech recognition software in your work?
By Mariana Idiart - featured on Dec 26, 2005
No; I've not tried it. 59.3%
What is speech recognition? 12.0%
No; I've tried it and it does not help me. 9.7%
It is not available in my language(s). 6.2%
N/A 5.5%
Yes; it helps a bit. 3.8%
Yes; it helps a lot. 3.4%
884 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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At peak speed and without a CAT tool, how many source words can you translate in 1 hour?
By Lingua Port - featured on Dec 23, 2005
300-500 39.6%
500-750 22.5%
<300 16.1%
750-1000 12.6%
1000-1500 5.9%
>2000 1.8%
1500-2000 1.5%
795 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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At what age are you planning to retire?
By Nikki Graham - featured on Dec 22, 2005
Never! 39.9%
61-65 18.9%
66-70 12.4%
56-60 10.1%
>70 7.8%
50-55 5.8%
<50 5.1%
913 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What percentage of your translation income goes in taxes?
By Cecilia Civetta - featured on Dec 21, 2005
<10% 28.4%
10-20% 26.8%
21-30% 20.8%
31-40% 12.0%
41-50% 6.9%
>50% 5.1%
824 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is the highest rate (per word, USD) you were ever paid?
By Ziad Marzouka - featured on Dec 20, 2005
<0.08 19.2%
>0.18 17.8%
0.10-0.12 16.6%
0.08-0.10 16.2%
0.12-0.14 13.5%
0.14-0.16 10.6%
0.16-0.18 6.1%
988 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you send holiday greeting cards or presents to your clients?
By Linda Gaus - featured on Dec 19, 2005
No 53.8%
Yes - to some of them 32.7%
Yes - to all of them 13.4%
767 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Have the quick polls changed your business conduct?
By Marion Schimmelpfennig - featured on Dec 18, 2005
No 88.2%
Yes 11.8%
672 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you intend to use the new ProZ.com Project History function?
By Mihai Badea (X) - featured on Dec 17, 2005
I don't know what it is 39.4%
Maybe 26.6%
No 15.3%
Yes 13.5%
I already have 5.1%
1130 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Who are the most problematic payers according to your personal statistics?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 12, 2005
Small translation companies 42.0%
Big translation companiies 22.4%
End-clients 16.0%
Other (please specify) 11.3%
Colleagues 8.4%
595 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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The project you are working on most right now came from what type of client?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 11, 2005
Small translation company 31.8%
Large translation company 27.6%
End-client 22.0%
I do not have any projects right now 16.6%
Non-profit 2.0%
710 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What subject area are you translating in right now?
By Fred Neild (X) - featured on Dec 10, 2005
Tech / Engineering 34.2%
Other 13.8%
Law / Patents 12.8%
Bus / Financial 10.4%
Medical 8.6%
Marketing 8.1%
Art / Literary 5.9%
Social sciences 4.1%
Science 2.1%
850 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How many Kudoz points do you have?
By Ziad Marzouka - featured on Dec 9, 2005
You have not voted on this poll.
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Are you the main breadwinner of your household?
By Ramona Ali - featured on Dec 9, 2005
You have not voted on this poll.
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How does your workload in 2005 compare to your workload in 2004?
By Cecilia Civetta - featured on Dec 8, 2005
You have not voted on this poll.
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Do you invest your savings from translation income?
By Orla Ryan - featured on Dec 7, 2005
You have not voted on this poll.
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Should ongoing education be required of certified translators / interpreters?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 6, 2005
You have not voted on this poll.
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Would you like your children to consider translation as a career?
By anonymous - featured on Dec 5, 2005
You have not voted on this poll.
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Have you ever happened to get the same text for translation twice?
By Maciej Andrzejczak - featured on Dec 4, 2005
You have not voted on this poll.
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Are you in the process of raising your rates?
By Anabel Martínez - featured on Dec 3, 2005
You have not voted on this poll.
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On what percentage of your jobs do clients provide glossaries?
By humbird - featured on Dec 2, 2005
You have not voted on this poll.
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Have you ever tweaked your CV/profile to better show that you meet a client's requirements?
By Alicja Weikop - featured on Dec 1, 2005
Yes, rarely 29.2%
No, I choose not to 28.5%
No, I never thought of it 23.6%
Yes, often 18.8%
836 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is your level of use of CAT tools?
By Elías Sauza - featured on Nov 29, 2005
Middle 26.2%
I don't use any CAT tool 25.7%
Beginner 20.7%
Advanced 20.4%
Expert 7.0%
1226 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Non-platinum members: Why aren't you Platinum?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 25, 2005
Don't think it's necessary 31.9%
Can't afford it 30.2%
Will go Platinum soon 20.4%
What is Platinum? 9.5%
Haven't thought about it yet 8.1%
496 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (14)] [View this poll]

Translators resident in the EU: do you have a VAT number?
By Chiara Santoriello - featured on Nov 24, 2005
I have 51.7%
I don't have 48.3%
772 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What do you think you will be doing for a living in 10 years' time?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 23, 2005
Translating, probably 39.7%
Translating, certainly 35.6%
Not sure 13.0%
Doing something other than translating 9.8%
I'll be retired 1.9%
940 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Would you attend a ProZ.com Conference held in the USA?
By Monika Coulson - featured on Nov 22, 2005
No. 59.7%
I would try. 19.5%
Not sure. 14.0%
Yes, definitely 6.8%
221 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Are there any other translators in your family?
By Paula Gayol - featured on Nov 22, 2005
No, I am the only one 76.6%
Yes, my partner 11.5%
Yes, a distant relative 7.0%
Yes, one of my parents (or both) 3.8%
Yes, one of my children (or more) 1.1%
611 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Which do you meet more via ProZ.com: new clients or new friends ?
By Roberta Anderson - featured on Nov 20, 2005
New clients 39.5%
New friends 26.5%
Neither 19.7%
Unable to quantify 14.3%
740 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How often do you overshoot your deadline?
By Larry Salas - featured on Nov 19, 2005
Never 65.5%
<10% of the time 28.8%
10-20% of the time 3.6%
>20% of the time 2.1%
829 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (18)] [View this poll]

What do you do when you have excess work?
By Elías Sauza - featured on Nov 18, 2005
I reject new offers 48.9%
I have not been in that situation 21.1%
I subcontract for a lower rate 18.5%
I subcontract for the original rate 11.5%
816 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How about translating for charities for free?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 17, 2005
I would do it but I don't have opportunities. 31.7%
I do it although I'm established 27.3%
No (not interested) 26.5%
I did it to get started. Not any more 8.4%
I'm doing it to get started 6.1%
818 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What is your highest priority when translating?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 16, 2005
Fitness for intended purpose 41.7%
Fidelity to the source text 28.5%
Grammatical correctness and style 23.0%
Other 6.8%
897 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (27)] [View this poll]

What do you think of the program planned for the ProZ.com Krakow Conference?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 15, 2005
Not sure. 61.9%
It's good - I'm attending (or I would if I could.) 32.7%
It is not good - I will not attend. 5.4%
444 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Do you translate literature? Would you?
By Emanuela Ankrom (X) - featured on Nov 14, 2005
No, but I would. 48.8%
No, and I wouldn't 30.0%
Yes 21.3%
607 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What's your main reason for answering KudoZ questions?
By Mihai Badea (X) - featured on Nov 14, 2005
helping my colleagues 31.6%
improving my skills 21.5%
improving my directory position 16.4%
earning points 13.2%
having fun 12.3%
other (please comment) 5.0%
828 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you live in Europe, where do you live?
By Csaba Ban - featured on Nov 12, 2005
Portugal / Spain / Italy 28.6%
Elsewhere in Europe 16.2%
Germany 13.7%
UK / Ireland 11.6%
France 10.4%
Pl / Cz / Sk / Hu / Si / Hr 7.7%
Benelux 6.5%
Nordic / Baltic 5.3%
846 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Where are you at this moment?
By Sherefedin MUSTAFA - featured on Nov 10, 2005
Europe 68.2%
North America 12.7%
South America 9.9%
Asia 7.6%
Africa 1.1%
Australia 0.6%
1162 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (13)] [View this poll]

Has your health been affected since you became a translator?
By Angela Arnone - featured on Nov 9, 2005
No, not at all 50.3%
I'm somewhat less healthy 31.7%
I'm much less healthy 7.3%
I'm somewhat more healthy 7.2%
I'm much more healthy 3.6%
893 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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What percentage of your current income do you put aside for a private pension?
By Marco Oberto - featured on Nov 7, 2005
None - I can't save 40.7%
<5% 17.5%
5-10% 14.8%
None- I don't want to save 13.2%
10-20% 7.7%
>20% 6.2%
813 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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At lunchtime, do you stop to eat or carry on typing as you eat?
By Paula Gayol - featured on Nov 6, 2005
You have not voted on this poll.
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How much work did you have in October?
By Ana Naglić - featured on Nov 5, 2005
As usual 32.5%
More than average 28.2%
Less then average 27.3%
I'm just starting 12.1%
838 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Apart from going platinum, what ProZ.com activity has boosted your profile views most?
By anonymous - featured on Nov 4, 2005
KudoZ 65.9%
Participaing in forums 12.8%
Other (please comment) 12.6%
Getting featured 3.7%
Submitting glossaries 3.4%
Publishing an article 1.0%
Organizing a powwow 0.7%
596 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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Can you touch type?
By Hynek Palatin - featured on Nov 3, 2005
Yes 62.6%
No 37.4%
866 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (15)] [View this poll]

Do you have high speed internet?
By Monika Coulson - featured on Nov 1, 2005
Yes 87.7%
No, and I will not soon 6.7%
No, but I will soon 5.6%
835 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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How long do you spend initially when you encounter a difficult term or phrase?
By Stephen Rifkind - featured on Nov 1, 2005
Until I find the right translation 46.7%
5 minutes 15.8%
1-2 minutes 15.5%
10 minutes 11.8%
I skip it immediately 10.1%
811 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
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If you were to start over, would you again chose to be a translator/interpreter?
By Sandra C. - featured on Oct 31, 2005
yes, absolutely 47.6%
yes, probably 27.6%
maybe 12.7%
probably not 6.6%
absolutely not 3.2%
dont' know 2.3%
746 vote(s). You have voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (8)] [View this poll]

When working with clients you met at ProZ.com, what is the most used method of payment?
By Lorenia Rincon - featured on Oct 30, 2005
You have not voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (8)] [View this poll]

How often do you lose higher-paying jobs because you are busy with lower-paying ones?
By Harry Bornemann - featured on Oct 29, 2005
You have not voted on this poll.
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Freelancers: What part of your working time goes to administration?
By Marion Schimmelpfennig - featured on Oct 28, 2005
You have not voted on this poll.
[Discuss in forum (4)] [View this poll]

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