Thread poster: Vanessa Rivera Rivier
I'm filling out a job application and they're asking me for TM rates...does anybody have an idea of what a good rate would be?
| | Ralf Lemster
Local time: 04:44
English to German
| USD 200 per hour || Sep 1, 2005 |
...would be a 'good rate'.
Seriously: I don't think it's possible to answer your question, for the following reasons:
- You did not indicate any relevant circumstances (complexity of the job at hand, specialisation required (if any), rush job (yes/no), etc.).
- The only person who is able to gauge
(i) your full costs of providing a service (fixed costs, communication and other variable costs, depreciation/amortisation costs, reserves - plus your expected net income); and
(ii) the extent to which a TM provided (note that you're making an assumption on the quality of that TM - are you willing to commit that assumption without having seen the TM?) will reduce your workload (in other words: increase your output) is - you.
So-called 'match percentages' (i.e. the percentage weightings attributed to certain match levels, as analysed against a TM provided) have been discussed in numerous threads - if that's what you're looking for, I would suggest to use the forum search.
Whatever you do: writing down a number that someone else told you is a risky business strategy.
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Thank you for your prompt response. The reason I didn't indicate the circumstances is that I'm just filling out a general job application and therefore I have no information about any possible jobs that I might get. I just wanted to have an idea of what everybody else is charging out there.
Warm greetings from Puerto Rico,
| | Heinrich Pesch
Local time: 05:44
Finnish to German
| Depends much on the place of residence || Sep 2, 2005 |
Many translators in low-cost countries get by with a fifth of the rates we in high-cost places need. You get an idea of what you can expect by viewing job offers from agencies in your country.
| | xxxMarc P
Local time: 04:44
German to English
Are you looking for a job (salaried position), or running a business?
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