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Conversion of line rates to word rates
Thread poster: Emma Gledhill
Emma Gledhill
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German to English
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Jan 23, 2007

I'm asking on the off-chance.... does anyone have a useful formula for converting line rates to word rates?

I have just completed a job for a client with whom I normally apply a rate per line of 55 keystrokes, counted using Count'It (we both use the same application). However the job comprised a PowerPoint file and a Word file with approx 20% text boxes and was completed in Tag Editor. I pretty much have the option of charging my usual line rate - if I can work out how to count the lines in the files - or convert to the equivalent word rate. I should stress that this is one of my favourite clients and the question is not one of pricing per se, merely a mathematical conversion! Thanks in advance to anyone who can help!


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Christel Zipfel  Identity Verified
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Italian to German
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Here is a converter Jan 23, 2007

http://www.amtrad.it/feewizardol.php

HTH


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Emma Gledhill
Local time: 05:14
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Thanks! Jan 23, 2007

That's marvellous!!

BTW anyone know how to convert words to lines e.g. in a PowerPoint file? Can it even be done?


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Alison Schwitzgebel
France
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That's just what I was about to suggest.... Jan 23, 2007

Christel Zipfel wrote:

http://www.amtrad.it/feewizardol.php

HTH


Practicount invoicing software allows you to count both words and lines in Powerpoint files.

HTH

Alison


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NetLynx  Identity Verified
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Conversion words per line Jan 24, 2007

Hi Emma,

I have recently made the above conversion:

English technical text: 9.5 words/line,
German technical text: 7.5 words/line
(same text actually).

These figure are easily used for converting your rates, or you could make your own standards from a few of your documents.

Kind regards
Erik


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