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Money matters.. (how much should I charge?)
Thread poster: Charis_Gr
Charis_Gr
Local time: 06:33
English to Greek
Nov 3, 2006

Hello,

I'm a new member and my question is propably the most common..i have been asked to translate a rather big document..around 100 pages from english to greek..which is also my mother language..so no problem there:)...my problem is that i have no idea on how much should i charge the client..any opinions from you professionals would be very much appreciated....

[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2006-11-03 13:51]


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xxxMarc P  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:33
German to English
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Rates surveys Nov 3, 2006

Selected rates surveys:

www.marcprior.de/english/rates.html

HTH
Marc

P.S. Thanks Samuel - done!

[Edited at 2006-11-03 14:24]


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Charis_Gr
Local time: 06:33
English to Greek
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Thats great but.. Nov 3, 2006

Hello, thank you for your quick reply..

I've been trying to find similar posts to mine and I too came across the link you sent me..unfortunately it seems to be a bit old and I was wondering if you could give more straightforward comments on my question...i understand that my question is too common but its answer also changes from year to year....for example how much you people would charge for something like that?...i'm a beginner so help is all i am asking:)

Thanx!!
Charis


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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 07:33
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
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Add this one, Marc Nov 3, 2006

MarcPrior wrote:
Selected rates surveys:
www.marcprior.de/english/rates.html


Add this one to your list, Marc:
http://www.translators.org.za/indexes/index-tariffs-english.html


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ViktoriaG  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 01:33
English to French
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Ask for quotes from others Nov 3, 2006

I know this will sound a little mean, but the best way to find out about this is getting in touch with other translators or agencies asking for their rates to do this job. Pretend you have a job to assign and ask for a quote.

I would ask for quotes from three agencies and three freelancers (in the language pair of your assignment, of course). This way, you will have an average of how much fellow EN to GR translators charge for this type of work, you will know how much agencies charge for it (if you are working for an agency, it will give you an indiciation of how much they are getting paid for the job you do for them) AND it will show you the difference between the freelancers' vs. the agencies' rates - which is helpful to figure out your regular going rate and to know how far you can go.

I know, it is a little mean to get LSP's all excited about a job they will never get, but it's probably the most reliable way to get an answer to your question.

And I agree, most of the LSP rate information on the Internet is dated.


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