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How to charge for project management? Per-word, per-hour, per-project?
Thread poster: Andrea Bullrich

Andrea Bullrich  Identity Verified
Local time: 17:36
English to Spanish
Aug 2, 2002

Hi everybody.



I\'d like to hear your advice on how to charge for project management. Since more of us are working in teams every day, I often find myself in the position of a reluctant project manager, coordinating work I can\'t handle alone, and I\'m not always sure how to charge for this work. Is there an industry standard? Do you think an hourly rate would be best, or perhaps a per word rate, or a percentage on the project total? What is your experience?



Thanks for any input,



Andrea


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Uwe Schwenk
Local time: 15:36
English to German
Charging for Project Management Aug 2, 2002

I normally charge a percentage of the total. This can be beetween 8 and 15 percent depending on the complexity.





HTH



Uwe


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Marijke Singer  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 21:36
Dutch to English
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Project Management Aug 2, 2002

It depends on the project. If it is a project involving Trados I usually charge per hour. If I\'m proof-reading the final documentation produced by several translators I charge per word.



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Parrot  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 22:36
Member (2002)
Spanish to English
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I understand your reluctance and I don't like the position Aug 2, 2002

and when this happens I apply lucrum cessans.

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