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xxxfidaazoubi
Jordan
Local time: 21:59
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Apr 1, 2009

Hi,
I've been contacted for the first time for a writing job. The outsourcer wants me to write for him a chapter for his disertation, the chapter will be between 30&40 pages. He asked me to give my rates but I have no idea how to charge him. I dont know if it should be on page or on the whole chapter. What do you think I should ask for this job?
Any suggestions, plz.
thanks in advance


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Juan Jacob  Identity Verified
Mexico
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Don't get it. Apr 1, 2009

He wants you to write for him... he will dictade the text?
If I understand, this not a translator job... this a secretary job, right?
Mayby an hourly rate... let's see what colleagues say.
Luck.


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Natalie  Identity Verified
Poland
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Well Apr 1, 2009

Writing a disertation for somebody is illegal - are you really going to do this job?

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Yolanda Broad  Identity Verified
United States
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Agree with Natalie Apr 2, 2009

Writing a dissertation for someone else is fraudulent.

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Aniello Scognamiglio  Identity Verified
Germany
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Agree with Natalie Apr 2, 2009

I fully agree with Natalie and Yolanda!
Writing a dissertation for someone else is fraudulent, and it has nothing to do with translation.

Best, A.S.


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xxxfidaazoubi
Jordan
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I know it is illegal Apr 2, 2009

well, I know that writing disertation for someone is illegal, I'm not going o write for him the disertation but I'll help him in the discussion part. In fact, the chapter is already written and he asked me to proofread it, but I hate editing jobs and I found it full of mistakes. I told him that it is full of mistakes so he asked me to rewrite it. Now i don't know what to do, do you think I should edit it for him, and if yes, what are the rates of proofreading? by the way, he asked me this because I've done a research on the same topic and i'm experienced in that field.
thanks


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Yolanda Broad  Identity Verified
United States
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Nothing fraudulent about editing/rewriting Apr 2, 2009

Ah! He needs a rewrite! It is often one of the doctoral advisers/dissertation director who ends up doing that scut work. It's great that your client is looking for help before dumping it on his advisers/dissertation director. Charge the same rate as what you'd normally make for per hour's work: if you weren't doing the editing, you'd be doing something else that would bring in your normal rate.

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Ann Krol  Identity Verified
Spain
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Still fraudulent Apr 2, 2009

I think the rewriting of a dissertation is still fraudulent. It will be not his job. It doesn't matter or in whole or part. It's my opinion...

With best wishes,
Ann


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Chun Un  Identity Verified
Macau
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Just say NO Apr 3, 2009

unless he offered you co-authorship but then you wouldn't be paid.

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