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How much to charge for translating a libretto
Thread poster: Dr. Alexandra Berlina

Dr. Alexandra Berlina  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 18:30
Russian to German
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Aug 12, 2006

Hello,

does anybody have an idea how much one could ask for a translation of a libretto? It's a low-budget children's opera. The work is fun, and I know that I should not expect much money, but still... 50 pages, complicated rhyme scheme. Thanks for your answers!

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Mariana Font  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 18:30
Member (2007)
English to Spanish
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1/3 full price, maybe. Aug 13, 2006

Hi,
I've just translated a script for an amateur drama group, and decided to charged them 1/3 of what the full price (with no discounts whatsoever) would have been. Also, I told them that they would be last in my list of priorities with regards to meeting deadlines, and they agreed (otherwise I could not have afforded the discount).
Hope it helps. Have fun!
Mariana
Ah: my full tarif is 0.08 euro p/word.


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Astrid Elke Witte  Identity Verified
Germany
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German to English
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We can't really suggest a specific rate Aug 13, 2006

I would personally suggest, however, that, in the circumstances mentioned, you charge whatever is a "low average" in your language pair. Definitely do not go lower than that, even if it is fun!

Astrid


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Dr. Alexandra Berlina  Identity Verified
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...but thanks all the same! Aug 14, 2006

Thank you!

The trouble is, I'm talking about poetry, so I would need at least a full day for a page; so even with the full price I would get 1/10 of what I usually gain in the same time...


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