translator fees
Thread poster: xxxmarianarauch
xxxmarianarauch
Spanish to English
Aug 29, 2008

Hi! I have to translate several pages from Spanish to English and I don´t know how to charge it. The cliente asked me for a budget so if anyone can help me with this...VERY WELCOME!


Thanks!
Mariana


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Henry Hinds  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 22:58
English to Spanish
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By the word Aug 30, 2008

Charge by the word from the source text; but how much?

Word has it that US$ 0.04 per word is very low, but 0.12 might be high, depending on the market you are in and how much skill and reputation you have.


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Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 21:58
English to German
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Is it a direct client or an agency? Where is your client located? Aug 30, 2008

"Asking for a budget" sounds like a direct client, which means that you have to hire (and pay!) a third party for proofreading / editing.

@Henry: Those rates that you stated are certainly not meant for the US market, right? Because then the first one would be a proofreading rate, the latter one a minimum.



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xxxValeria_2323
Argentina
Local time: 01:58
English to Spanish
Tarifa Aug 30, 2008

Hi Mariana,

I think it depends on the difficulty of the text, the amount of words and even the deadline of the work, the client, etc...
Can you give some details about the text? I charge more for technical texts because they need more investigation and take more time than literary texts.


[Edited at 2008-08-30 21:48]


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Erzsébet Czopyk  Identity Verified
Hungary
Local time: 06:58
Member (2006)
Russian to Hungarian
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starting fee Aug 30, 2008

Usually 0.07 EUR/source word

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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 06:58
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
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Based on what Aug 31, 2008

Erzsébet Czopyk wrote:
Usually 0.07 EUR/source word


What do you base this on?

[Edited at 2008-08-31 10:54]


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xxxmarianarauch
Spanish to English
TOPIC STARTER
translator fees Aug 31, 2008

thanks to everyone! the text is a website about "milongas", tango for foreigner. I still do not know how long it will be but for sure the cliente will ask for a budget. I was thinking about Argentinian $30 per page.

Any further suggestion will be very welcome!

Thanks again
Mariana


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