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Estelle Demontrond-Box  Identity Verified
Australia
Local time: 05:46
Member (2005)
English to French
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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


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TRADL
France
Local time: 20:46
English to French
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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.


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remyrosf
Local time: 20:46
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


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Nina Khmielnitzky  Identity Verified
Local time: 14:46
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.

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Jeff Allen  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 20:46
Member (2011)
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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/


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