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Proof-Reading German-English - Suggested Fee
Thread poster: Karen Rutland

Karen Rutland  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 02:24
Member (2008)
German to English
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Feb 22, 2006

Hello everyone,

I've been offered some proof-reading, about 200 pages on research for maths/computers (including some diagrams). This would be my first official proof-reading job and I'm not sure how much to charge considering that a). I'm a beginner and b). this is for the Frauenhofer Institute and they will need to get funding to pay me.

Any help/suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks very much
Karen


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Angela Arnone  Identity Verified
Local time: 03:24
Member (2004)
Italian to English
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Anyone kind enough to help Karen? Feb 22, 2006

If so, I'd be obliged if you wrote to her privately with this information.
TIA



Karen Rutland wrote:

Hello everyone,

I've been offered some proof-reading, about 200 pages on research for maths/computers (including some diagrams). This would be my first official proof-reading job and I'm not sure how much to charge considering that a). I'm a beginner and b). this is for the Frauenhofer Institute and they will need to get funding to pay me.

Any help/suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks very much
Karen


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egunn  Identity Verified
Local time: 02:24
French to English
proofreading rate Feb 22, 2006

For proofreading, my own general rule is to charge a quarter of my translation rate. Proofreading tasks can vary greatly in terms of difficulty, with everything depending on the quality of the text to be proofed, so it may be worth having a look at a sample if possible to make sure you won't in fact have to more or less translate the whole thing again. But if it's a reasonably competent translation, the quarter rate should be fair, in my opinion, although others may of course have different rates and systems.

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