Spanish to English: How much to bid & how to get paid?
Thread poster: Trudi Richards
Trudi Richards
Spanish to English
Apr 26, 2005

I'm just starting out as a freelance translator Spanish to English (although I've been translating as a volunteer for my organization for more than ten years) and am completely in the dark about two basic issues:

1. how much to bid
2. how to get paid

My fields are education, travel, literature, music, visual arts, personal growth.

Although I am based in California, I hope to work mostly via internet as I travel a good deal. I'd tremendously appreciate any information or practical advice on these fundamental questions!

Trudi


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Patricia Fierro, M. Sc.  Identity Verified
Ecuador
Local time: 03:55
Member (2004)
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Check the Getting Established forum Apr 26, 2005

Hello,

The Getting Established forum has a lot of answers to your questions:

www.proz.com/forum/15

And you can also review some of the translators' pages to find out how much you can charge per word. I think the rate depends on the country where you live and on the client.

Good luck,
Patricia


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Parrot  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 10:55
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As far as the Spanish - English community in ProZ.com is concerned Apr 26, 2005

as a Platinum member, you have free access to the graph of average rates entered by members (above, in the drop-down menu under "Jobs").

[Edited at 2005-04-26 21:51]


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