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Standard rate for linguistic queries.
Thread poster: Christos S.

Christos S.
United Kingdom
Local time: 23:24
English to Albanian
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Sep 14, 2004

Our client is sending us some queries for every language we translate for them on behalf of one of their clients (mobile phone maker) and the carriers. Some of them are complex and require thorough investigation, and the rest are simple that ask for an answer yes or no. They want us to specify the rate for each level of the query. This is the first time we have been asked to charge for such a service.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Judy Rojas  Identity Verified
Local time: 18:24
Spanish to English
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By the hour Sep 14, 2004

Charge an hourly rate. Since some of the answers only require a simple yes or no, you may want to specify 15 minute increments. For example, if it takes 10 minutes to look up the query, then you charge for 15 minutes, if it takes 20 minutes, you charge for 30, and so on.


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Derek Gill Franßen  Identity Verified
Local time: 00:24
German to English
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Competition Sep 14, 2004

Just don't tell them that they can get those kind of services here - FOR FREE!!!

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