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Thread poster: Silvia Uribe
Silvia Uribe
Local time: 11:30
English to Spanish
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Jul 19, 2007

A colleague told me that every translation work related to the media should be charged at a higher rate. I need to do an estimate on a 320,000 word computer training translation from English to Spanish. How much should i charge taking into consideration the volume and that it is media related? Thanks in advance for your help

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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 20:30
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The media? Jul 19, 2007

Silvia Uribe wrote:
A colleague told me that every translation work related to the media should be charged at a higher rate.


What do you mean by "the media"?


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Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 11:30
English to German
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A misunderstanding perhaps? Jul 19, 2007

Is it possible that your colleague was talking about advertising-related text? Translating advertising text requires excellent copy-writing skills beyond regular language skills and therefore has a higher rate.

This is not the case here. Training text usually is written in a plain and comprehensible style, like manuals, etc.

I would simply charge regular rates / word.

One more thing: don't give discounts for large volumes - it's a very bad habit.


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