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Charging fees with Trados
Thread poster: Julie BEILLE - FOLTZ
Local time: 20:48
English to French
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Mar 21, 2005

74 - 0 % matches
75 - 94 % matches
95 - 99 % matches
100 % matches

What would you charge ? I thought less 1 cent each time.

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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Local time: 20:48
English to German
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I don't think there's a sensible answer... Mar 21, 2005

Hi Julie,
Sorry, but I think the only person who can answer your question in sensible way is - you. This is because a reduction (if any) in price for match percentages depends on very specific factors, such as:

- the absolute price level (your bottom line's sensitivity to any reductions is different if you're charging 5 cents or 25 cents a word);
- the quality of reference TM(s) provided;
- the structure of the project at hand.

Essentially, any reduction should be based on productivity: IOW to afford a 30% price reduction you will need to achieve a turnout that is at least 30% higher. The key to turning this into a profitable exercise is to closely monitor your relative turnout, and to try not to pass on all efficiency gains.

HTH - best regards,

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Anjo Sterringa  Identity Verified
Local time: 20:48
Member (2003)
English to Dutch
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Discussed before, but a few remarks Mar 21, 2005

This has of course been discussed before,so you could do a search.
Normally it's calculated as a percentage of your base rate (100%, 50%, 30%, 0%), and then of course it depends if your translation is to be reviewed by another translator (who can check the repeats/matches).
A match rate of less than 75% often just means you have to translate the whole segment again. Not too bad for e.g. tech translations but a total disaster if it's anything legal (as one word of difference may change the entire meaning of the clause!). FWIW, Anjo

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Emmanouil Tyrakis
Local time: 21:48
French to Greek
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No reduction !!!! Mar 21, 2005

You do not sell potatoes or tomatoes; you sell your intellectual work and effort. And if your client does not like that there are so many good clients who would pay for these "matches".

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