How to charge when translating in Passolo
Thread poster: Fabrice -
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English to French
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Jun 6, 2007

How would you charge if the customer request you translate the project he prepared in Passolo (Free translator edition) and provide a Trados TM as well.

Would you just apply your standard per word rate? or apply a fee for having to use Passolo?

[Edited at 2007-06-06 19:50]


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Dinny  Identity Verified
Greece
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Italian to Danish
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Standard, I guess Jun 6, 2007

It has happened to me and I just pretended my normal rate. Although at first it seemed inconvenient to have to use an unknown programme I figured that any new knowledge would go "right in the bank", might come handy another time.

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KSL Berlin  Identity Verified
Portugal
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German to English
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Charging Passolo jobs Jun 12, 2007

My approach to such things is usually to charge my standard rate; if the tool is unfamiliar, I'm usually willing to invest a little extra time in learning. However, I would avoid a large job with an unfamiliar tool.

That said, I do apply surcharges for tools which have proved to be particularly inefficient despite many hours of practise. I find that work goes very slowly with Star Transit (in any edition) compared with Trados or Déjà Vu, so I charge accordingly or turn down the job.

As a Passolo user myself, though, I think you may have a good experience. It's pretty user-friendly compared with other localization tools, and I have yet to feel great stress working with it. My only complaint about Passolo jobs is that I don't find enough of them.


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