Minimum tariff per line in Germany
Thread poster: Guillermo de la Puerta

Guillermo de la Puerta  Identity Verified
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Dec 9, 2003

Dear Colleagues, I am negotiating a tariff per line with one of my clients.

So far I have been counting per word from the source text.
But I realize that in Germany the method to make the price for a translated text is done by counting the lines in the target text.

As far as spanish texts are longer (about 25%) my client has noticed a great increase in the price of the invoice which I have assesed per word.

In order to avoid future possible misunderstandings I would like to offer a price per line. So I would like to know which is the acceptable minimum per line (55 characters)
(for technical translations german spanish)

Thanks in advance willdlp






[Edited at 2003-12-09 20:27]


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Alison Schwitzgebel
France
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Useful conversion tool Dec 9, 2003

willdlp wrote:

In order to avoid future possible misunderstandings I would like to offer a price per line. So I would like to know which is the acceptable minimum per line (55 characters)
(for technical translations german spanish)



Hi willdlp!

I can't tell you how much to charge for your translations, but I can give you the URL for a very useful conversion tool:

http://www.amtrad.it/feewizardol.php

It should give you the information you need....

Best,

Alison

PS. 1 line is 55 Characters with spaces

[Edited at 2003-12-09 21:41]


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Charlotte Blank  Identity Verified
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Nice tool... Dec 10, 2003

Alison Riddell-Kachur wrote:
http://www.amtrad.it/feewizardol.php


... but be sure to enter your rate the English way, with ".", not with "," otherwise it would not work!

Charlotte


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xxxMarc P  Identity Verified
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Minimu tariff per line in Germany Dec 10, 2003

[quote]So I would like to know which is the acceptable minimum per line (55 characters)
(for technical translations german spanish)[quote]

Check out this link:

www.bmj.bund.de/images/11645.pdf

HTH
Marc


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