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How much should I charge for DTP? Any guidelines?
Thread poster: liutauras

liutauras  Identity Verified
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Dec 16, 2003

Dear coleagues,

I have a client that asks for translation and DTP work on a catalogue. Could you give some guidelines on how much I should charge for DTP work?

Thank you in advance!

Liutauras


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xxxMarc P  Identity Verified
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Service in its own right Dec 17, 2003

DTP work is a professional service in its own right. Are you familiar with it? If not, I recommend not offering it.

Marc

[Edited at 2003-12-17 14:10]


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Klaus Herrmann  Identity Verified
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Anywhere between USD 5 and 90 Dec 17, 2003

Just to give you a rough idea. Price will depend on the complexity of the page. DTP usually requires a trained craftsman, hence it can be charged accordingly.

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sylvie malich
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Not for amateurs (not that the asker is one) Dec 17, 2003

Klaus Herrmann wrote:

Just to give you a rough idea. Price will depend on the complexity of the page. DTP usually requires a trained craftsman, hence it can be charged accordingly.


Agree wholeheartedly with Klaus, and by the hour please. By the hour.


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liutauras  Identity Verified
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Thank you! Dec 17, 2003

Thank you!

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PAS  Identity Verified
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DTP - heady stuff Dec 18, 2003

sylvie malich wrote:

by the hour please. By the hour.


Well... if the work is complex, a 'per hour' charge could get out of hand. I would rather charge for the whole job. I am now in the throes of translating a publication and a colleague of mine is doing the DTP. AFAIK he is issuing an invoice for the whole thing. I would also think the client will more easily accept a quote of, say, EUR 500 than a quote of EUR 25/ hour.
Just some thoughts.


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