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How to charge: source or target language?
Thread poster: bozenalak
bozenalak
English to Polish
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Feb 21, 2003

Hi,

Could you please tell me how to give a quote? Target or source language? My language pair is English-Polish. If I am given a document to be translated by an agency do they usually provide a wordcount. It\'s just I don\'t want to waiste my time counting every word. Thank you for all your insight.

Bozena Schmall
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How to charge: source or target language Feb 21, 2003

Hi Bozena,



It\'s true; agencies like mine, prefer a word price in the source language. It makes it very easy comparing and will not surprise you afterwards.

I do not know which software editing tool you use, but the most regular one, Word do have a word count. Which makes it easy to take over. Just look under the top bar \'extra\'.



Good luck.



Rob


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Lucinda  Identity Verified
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Scan in the text Feb 24, 2003

This is what the agency I work for a lot does: if they get a hard-copy text, they scan it in into Word, I believe, to get the word count. Texts on-line can be counted with the Word counting system.



I know that there are also word counting software packages out there, but am not familiar with them.

Good luck! Lucinda


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