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What to charge for a direct client
Thread poster: Julie BEILLE - FOLTZ
Local time: 23:40
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Mar 31, 2006

I received a proposition to translate a diploma.
There is no intermediary between me and the client.
Do you know how much I should charge ?

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Stephanie Wloch  Identity Verified
Local time: 23:40
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Dutch to German
Websites of agencies Mar 31, 2006

Hi Julie,
I can not tell you how much you have to charge in order to earn enough money.
Of course not all agencies name their prices on the website. But some of them do. So why not take a look there?
Or thinking about taking 30-50% more of your fares for agencies.

Kind regards

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PAS  Identity Verified
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Just call an agency and ask Mar 31, 2006

Tuliparola wrote:
Of course not all agencies name their prices on the website

how much an agency would charge to translate a diploma.

Then make your decision.

Pawel Skalinski

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Jerónimo Fernández  Identity Verified
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Check these links Mar 31, 2006


The following are links to companies that list their prices (except for Eizie, which is a translators' association).

Please keep in mind that some of these agencies are not France-based.

Also, I think Pawel's idea is great. (at the very end of the page)

HTH. Regards,

[Edited at 2006-03-31 13:32]

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stonejohn  Identity Verified
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hi Mar 31, 2006

Hi Julie,

I think you may not care about who your client is, absolutely, it's not important for making money.

If you're satisfied with the rate (e.g. 0.06EURO/word) that you get from the agencies you currently working for, why not charge 0.06EURO/word for your direct client?



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Local time: 03:10
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Do not charge much Mar 31, 2006

I normally do not charge much for diplomas. They come under educational or employment line But I always see that a good translation is done. Sometimes diplomas can pose serious problems.

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Heike Behl, Ph.D.  Identity Verified
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private vs. corporate client Mar 31, 2006

A diploma sounds like a one-time job for a private client.

Whenever possible, I try to give those clients a break. I almost keeled over when I by accident found out how much one of my agencies asks for jobs like that... I would never feel comfortable asking that much from a private person for a simple one/two-page diploma. So I definitely don't ask for more than I'd get from an agency for the same job. Live and let live!

Now, corporate clients are a different matter...

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Roomy Naqvy  Identity Verified
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diploma... Apr 1, 2006

Well, it depends on what you would like to charge.. if someone walks into my Univ Dept, where I teach, and wants me to do it, I don't charge anything. It is just an individual, not a direct client as such...


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