William [Bill] Gray wrote:
Hi, Clara! And welcome to one of the friendliest and most helpful networks around.
For rates, I would suggest you look at two built-in features in ProZ.com.
1. Undert "Tools" in the main menu at the top of the home page, you will find a rates calculator. There you can very accurately plot what your expected costs are, and what return you expect from your time spent in your work of translating (incl. things like admin, planning, reading, browsing for new books to buy, etc.).
2. Under "Jobs" on the home page top menu, you will find a graphic representation of all the ProZ.com members various rates, and see where you lie in the mix. I believe you will have to enter your rates before this is available, but you will see on your Profile that even though you need to enter rates, you can set them to be visible only to you, and not to everyone in general.
Hope this helps you, and congratulations for having chosen one of the world's very rewarding careers!
Sorry, you asked about how to set rates too. That you do by going to "My ProZ.com" on the main page, and choose "My Profile". You'll find "Rates" as one of the options that you can set from your Profile page.
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