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Angelika Meyer  Identity Verified
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Nov 16, 2004

We are a translation agency and we are going to quote for translation of a book comprising of about 170 pages (sociology) from English into German. Since this is the first time we are getting involved in translation of literature we need some help on what we should account for in our quote, i.e. can we or our freelancer reserve the copyright for the translation? How do we quote, per source word, per line, a fixed total price, etc.? Can we ask for a partial payment during the course of the translation? What else should we know?

Thank you for helping us !

Angelika Meyer
A.M.TRANS Übersetzungen
amtrans@gmx.de


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Natalie  Identity Verified
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Steffen Walter  Identity Verified
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Hi Angelika,

Without having checked the content in detail, I think that

http://www.literaturuebersetzer.de/pages/navig/f_serv.htm

might provide answers to some of your questions.

Best of luck in your endeavour,

Steffen


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Angelika Meyer  Identity Verified
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Danke Nov 16, 2004

Vielen Dank Herr Walter, den Link werde ich mir ansehen.

Ich hoffe, es geht Ihnen gut?!

Viele Grüße
A. Meyer


Steffen Walter wrote:

Hi Angelika,

Without having checked the content in detail, I think that

http://www.literaturuebersetzer.de/pages/navig/f_serv.htm

might provide answers to some of your questions.

Best of luck in your endeavour,

Steffen


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