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Thread poster: Foz

Foz
English to Spanish
Dec 29, 2005

Hello!!
I need to prepare a budget for a localization project. I'm working in an enterprise and I'll do this new project in my "free-time" (2 hours per day aprox.)
DATA:
SW-Translation 12000w aprox
Help - 20000w aprox
User guide - 16000w
I have never done a budget before so, I don't know how to include: compilation, revision...etc. I'll do all the tasks...And I need to know also the time (aprox).
Translation from English to Spanish.
THANKS A LOT for your help


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Fernando Toledo  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 04:16
Member (2005)
German to Spanish
For example Dec 29, 2005

Foz wrote:

Hello!!
I need to prepare a budget for a localization project. I'm working in an enterprise and I'll do this new project in my "free-time" (2 hours per day aprox.)
DATA:
SW-Translation 12000w aprox
Help - 20000w aprox
User guide - 16000w
I have never done a budget before so, I don't know how to include: compilation, revision...etc. I'll do all the tasks...And I need to know also the time (aprox).
Translation from English to Spanish.
THANKS A LOT for your help


I suppose you have the right application to do this job.
So it makes no difference to translate the files. You only need to analyse (count, maybe with fuzzies?) the files and then apply your price for word (agency or direct client) + 1/3 for editing or proofreading (better would be another person for this) + some hours for management and coordination.

Rgds

Toledo


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Foz
English to Spanish
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Thanks Dec 29, 2005

Thanks a lot for your fast answer. Always there is a first time, and I hope I'll achive it!
Regards.

Raquel


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Textklick  Identity Verified
Local time: 03:16
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Play it safe... Dec 29, 2005

Foz wrote:

I have never done a budget before so, I don't know how to include: compilation, revision...etc. I'll do all the tasks...And I need to know also the time...


Be careful you know what is required from the client for this budget and that it is only translation/checking. Usually localisation budgets need to cover translation, review, DTP work, engineering, maybe online testing etc. etc.

Check out http://www.e-syndicate.net/a16200.htm

Rgds
Chris


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Andrzej Lejman  Identity Verified
Local time: 04:16
German to Polish
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It will always be too low... Dec 29, 2005

Please consider translation, profreading, quality check, possible external proofreading, implementation of changes after external proofreading, final sign-off...

It all depends on quality requirements. You have to decide how many steps of quality control does your process involve.

Editing, DTP and so on are separate issues.

There is no single / unambigous answer. You have to declare your milestones first.

Then you can valuate them.

Best regards and a happy and prosperous New Year

Andrzej


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