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Assyrians translators needed - Top prices
Thread poster: Thierry LOTTE

Thierry LOTTE  Identity Verified
Local time: 17:44
Member (2001)
English to French
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Nov 21, 2005

Believe it or not but I have just received the following proposal by e-mail :



Dear Translators,
We are in very urgent need for an assyrian translator to translate one
paragraph of about 75 words for 25 US$. Payment prompt on delivery via
moneybookers.com.
This job will trigger higher volume assignments.
Looking forward to hear from you soon.
Kindest regards



This give you an average price of 3 US cents per word...


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flaviofbg
Spain
Local time: 17:44
Spanish to Italian
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Incredible! Nov 21, 2005

Thierry LOTTE wrote:

Believe it or not but I have just received the following proposal by e-mail :



Dear Translators,
We are in very urgent need for an assyrian translator to translate one
paragraph of about 75 words for 25 US$. Payment prompt on delivery via
moneybookers.com.
This job will trigger higher volume assignments.
Looking forward to hear from you soon.
Kindest regards



This give you an average price of 3 US cents per word...



WOW That's a good offer indeed!

I had an Assyrian grammar once, but it's really out of my aspirations... too difficult! I have enough with Latin and Greek

Hugs,
Flavio


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Giovanni Guarnieri MITI, MIL  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 16:44
English to Italian
a better one... Nov 21, 2005

the other day, German agency paying 50 euro for 2000 words en>it... I make it 0.025 euro/word... from a German agency!!!

Giovanni


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Amancio Iglesias
Local time: 17:44
English to Spanish
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mathematics Nov 21, 2005

Thierry LOTTE wrote:

Believe it or not but I have just received the following proposal by e-mail :



Dear Translators,
We are in very urgent need for an assyrian translator to translate one
paragraph of about 75 words for 25 US$. Payment prompt on delivery via
moneybookers.com.
This job will trigger higher volume assignments.
Looking forward to hear from you soon.
Kindest regards



This give you an average price of 3 US cents per word...



not wanting to sound picky about this, but the rate would rather be 33 cents per word, 3 words for one dollar!

I thought Assyrian was long time gone, is there anybody who can actually work with this language?


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Grace Anderson  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 17:44
Member (2003)
Italian to English
surely 75 words for 25 dollars is 33 cents per word Nov 21, 2005

- not 3 cents per word. But I don't see anything strange about it. I'd want a minimum price of 33+ cents per word in my language pair for a 75 word translation (one-off job with new customer). Otherwise, and in fact even for 25 dollars, it would not be worth my while spending the time to set up an account and issue an invoice (and follow up payment, probably). For 25 bucks, who's got the time? Ask me to do 10,000 words at that price and I'll make you a good offer!

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Thierry LOTTE  Identity Verified
Local time: 17:44
Member (2001)
English to French
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Very keen in Maths indeed Nov 21, 2005

Right !
That makes 33 cents per word.

I hope that I am a better translator than mathematician...


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therecouldbe
English
Yes there is Nov 6, 2007



not wanting to sound picky about this, but the rate would rather be 33 cents per word, 3 words for one dollar!

I thought Assyrian was long time gone, is there anybody who can actually work with this language?


there's still 6 million of us worldwide


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