Mobile menu

Number of words per day / English to French
Thread poster: Estelle Demontrond-Box

Estelle Demontrond-Box  Identity Verified
Australia
Local time: 05:29
Member (2005)
English to French
+ ...
Feb 23, 2005

Hi everybody,

I was wondering if anybody could help me and tell me how many words a translator from English to French can expect to translate per day? What is the average?
A lot of agencies ask for this kind of info that I cannot really provide being new in the business.

Thank you for your help.
Estelle


Direct link Reply with quote
 

TRADL
France
Local time: 19:29
English to French
+ ...
environ 2000 Feb 23, 2005

Ca depend du type de texte bien evidemment, de la difficulte technique etc. mais en general, je pense que les gens indiquent qqch comme 2000 mots par jour. Personnellement, sur certains de mes projets, je fais actuellement bien plus (egalement pour des raisons d'urgence etc.).
Voila donc une idee generale.


Direct link Reply with quote
 
remyrosf
Local time: 19:29
English to French
2000 words/day Feb 23, 2005

Estelle Demontrond-Box wrote:

Hi everybody,

I was wondering if anybody could help me and tell me how many words a translator from English to French can expect to translate per day? What is the average?
A lot of agencies ask for this kind of info that I cannot really provide being new in the business.

Thank you for your help.
Estelle


Bonjour Estelle,

Je pense que 1500 - 2000 mots par jour, c'est déjà une bonne moyenne quand on débute, si on vise la qualité. Ne surtout pas accepter des délais du type 10 000 mots en 3 jours, on est incapable de rendre un travail de qualité avec des délais comme ça, à moins d'être un spécialiste expérimenté...

...Spécialistes expérimentés à qui je laisse place pour d'autres conseils.

Rémy


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Nina Khmielnitzky  Identity Verified
Local time: 13:29
Member (2004)
English to French
Moi aussi 2000 Feb 23, 2005

Des fois plus, des fois moins, selon les recherches et la complexité des textes.

Direct link Reply with quote
 

Jeff Allen  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 19:29
Member (2011)
Multiplelanguages
+ ...
translation speed statistics Feb 25, 2005

For some concrete translation statistics taken from various sources over the past 20 years, plus a survey conducted in 2004, see my article:

ALLEN, Jeff. March 2004. Translation speed versus content management. In special supplement of Multilingual Computing and Technology magazine, Number 62, March 2004.
link available in first section at: http://www.geocities.com/jeffallenpubs/surveys.htm

Jeff
http://www.geocities.com/jeffallenpubs/


Direct link Reply with quote
 


To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:


You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

Number of words per day / English to French

Advanced search


Translation news





memoQ translator pro
Kilgray's memoQ is the world's fastest developing integrated localization & translation environment rendering you more productive and efficient.

With our advanced file filters, unlimited language and advanced file support, memoQ translator pro has been designed for translators and reviewers who work on their own, with other translators or in team-based translation projects.

More info »
LSP.expert
You’re a freelance translator? LSP.expert helps you manage your daily translation jobs. It’s easy, fast and secure.

How about you start tracking translation jobs and sending invoices in minutes? You can also manage your clients and generate reports about your business activities. So you always keep a clear view on your planning, AND you get a free 30 day trial period!

More info »



All of ProZ.com
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs