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DVD cover = How much should I ask ?
Thread poster: Christiane Lalonde

Christiane Lalonde  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 19:35
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English to French
May 6, 2007

Hi,

I've been asked to translate DVD covers on a regular basis. How much should I ask for that? It's mainly the cover page plus the little storyboard featured on the back. Should I ask for a fix price?
Thanks for your help
Christiane


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GoodWords  Identity Verified
Mexico
Local time: 17:35
Spanish to English
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Per word May 6, 2007

Is there a reason why it wouldn't be practical to charge your usual price per word for translations of this type?

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simona dachille  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 00:35
Italian to English
per word May 7, 2007

I would stick to my usual rate per word, maybe with a tiny discount if the work load is continuous. Good luck!

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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 01:35
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
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Slightly more than your word rate May 7, 2007

Christiane Lalonde wrote:
I've been asked to translate DVD covers on a regular basis.


Some covers will contain a lot of words, and some will contain less. If this is regular work, I suggest you charge per word, but up your rate a little bit, because this is more complex stuff (slanting towards copywriting).


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