Rates to translate with InDesign
Thread poster: Silvia Gentili

Silvia Gentili  Identity Verified
Argentina
Local time: 19:50
English to Spanish
Mar 18, 2008

Hello,
I have to quote a translation with InDesign.
Could you tell me about the rates? Is a work on per-hour or per-word basis?
I thank you much for your help
Silvia Gentili


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Anna Sylvia Villegas Carvallo
Mexico
Local time: 17:50
English to Spanish
You should rate... Mar 18, 2008

Per word AND per page.

That is, your translation rate, PLUS a rate per page (usually 20 to 30 USD each). If these are too many pages, you may give a discount (per page, not per word).


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Sven Petersson  Identity Verified
Sweden
Local time: 00:50
English to Swedish
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Normal rate + EUR .02 per source word Mar 19, 2008

Don't quote in USD or ZWD! Nobody knows what they will be worth when you get payed!

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Sven Petersson
Medical translator
Website: www.svenp.com
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Jan Sundström  Identity Verified
Sweden
Local time: 00:50
English to Swedish
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Word rate Mar 19, 2008

Tadzio Carvallo wrote:

Per word AND per page.

That is, your translation rate, PLUS a rate per page (usually 20 to 30 USD each). If these are too many pages, you may give a discount (per page, not per word).



IHMO, I disagree. The page rate is moot, since a page area can be anything from a business card or a tiny sticker, to a broadsheet newspaper.
If you're working in TagEditor, you won't even notice the difference. It's all just text at the end of the day!
if you find that it's slow going due to internal tags, adjust your word rate upwards instead!

/J


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Silvia Gentili  Identity Verified
Argentina
Local time: 19:50
English to Spanish
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In Design, rates Mar 19, 2008

Good morning everybody,

I see that there are different opinions regarding whether to charge per page, hour or word. I think I am going to check the file thoroughly to see what the best option is in this case.

I thank you very much for your prompt answer; you were of much help to me

Best,

Silvia Gentili
Certified English-Spanish Translator
www.pampastranslations.com


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