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US rates for review of French translations
Thread poster: Caroline Rault
Caroline Rault  Identity Verified
Local time: 04:13
English to French
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Nov 8, 2006

I'm a French freelance translator and I need to make a quote for an on-site mission in the USA consisting of reviewing French translations.
Not familiar with this kind of mission, I wonder what hourly and daily rates I can charge for this work.
Thanks for your help.


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ViktoriaG  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 22:13
English to French
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Tough one Nov 9, 2006

In case you don't get an open answer to your question - I wish I could help - why not ask for about the same hourly rate you would charge as a freelancer? I don't think it would be too much as they usually make you work faster than you work as a freelancer anyways...

Unless maybe someone else has a different suggestion, maybe a more knowledgeable person on the topic than me.

I'd seriously like to find out.


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rkillings  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 19:13
French to English
Think of your opportunity cost. Nov 10, 2006

Figure that you can translate, say, 500 words an hour. Multiply that by the per-word rate you could get on the translations you'll be turning down to do reviewing. That's your hourly rate for reviewing.

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Hipyan Nopri  Identity Verified
Indonesia
Local time: 10:13
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Just as a reference Nov 10, 2006

My best (highest) editing rate is US$53 per hour per 500 words. Because it is an on-site assignment, you should also take transportation costs into account.

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Caroline Rault  Identity Verified
Local time: 04:13
English to French
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Thanks for helpful answers Nov 10, 2006

I asked for 56$ an hour, excluding all the costs (transportation, food, accomodation, flight).
Unfortunately, the mission was given to a translator nearer the site.
Anyway, I now have an idea of how much I can ask.
Thanks!


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