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Thread poster: xxxwonita
xxxwonita
China
Local time: 09:29
Nov 25, 2008

Lately a client wants me to write some marketing materials for him in Chinese. I have no idea how to charge for writing based on the number of words. I don’t want to charge per hour, because jobs like this will take as many hours as the client gives me.

Given I translate for 50 Cents per word in the source language, how much should I charge per word for writing a text? In translating from English/German into Chinese, the number of the words in the target language can be twice as many/much (I'm not sure which word is correct here) as in the source. Roughly, I can calculate 200 Chinese words/characters out of 100 German/English words.

Thank you in advance.


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Germany
Local time: 15:29
Member (2007)
English to German
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Helpful Link Nov 25, 2008

Hi,

As you're in Germany, you might find this info helpful:

http://www.mediafon.net/meldung_volltext.php3?si=492c4e7a9c657&id=4368f47e5632b&akt=empfehlungen_empfehlungen&view=&lang=1

(BTW, 1 Normseite = 30 lines x 50 - 55 characters)

Best,

Christa


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