Billing foreign customers?
Thread poster: Carlos Sosa

Carlos Sosa
Local time: 01:50
English to Spanish
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Jun 21, 2006

I have been working as an in-company translator for years and this is the first job I will be paid as a freelance. My question is: How do I bill them for my services? Do I need just a certified receipt or something else?

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Rosa Maria Duenas Rios  Identity Verified
Local time: 00:50
Where is your foreign customer located? Jun 21, 2006

If the customer is in the USor Canada, an invoice in plain paper, including your personal contact data, a description of the services provided, and the total price would be enough. Other countries might have different requirements.

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Astrid Elke Witte  Identity Verified
Local time: 06:50
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German to English
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Don't forget the unique invoice number Jun 21, 2006

Usually, and certainly here in Germany, an invoice has to have a unique invoice number. You make up your own numbering system.

Also, it is normal to always state the date on which the work was completed, and, again, that is compulsory here in Germany.


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