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Advice on daily interpretation rates in the US
Thread poster: Adolfo Ossi

Adolfo Ossi  Identity Verified
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Jul 20, 2007

I need an urgent estimate of daily Spanish-English consecutuve interpretation rates in the United States. The subject is technical and the working day may exceed 7 or 8 hours, so you might want to give me a basic daily rate plus the cost of each extra hour or fraction.

I would be grafetul to get a quick reply, because I have a quotation pending.

Thank you very much in advance!


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mystymy
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daily/hourly U.S. rates Jul 20, 2007

I know of interpreters that have charged $400-$500 USD for a full day such as you are describing. Many would just give an hourly quote with a certain minimum.

If you are travelling (from South America) be sure to add a travel cost. I usually charge half the usual hour fee per each hour of travel. Plus of course hotel or airfare or whatever else they require.

Personally unless they send the hotel and/or airfare to me prior to the event I do not accept the job, I would also give them an hourly quote (I use a 3 hour minimum). I do not charge for fractions of an hour only for a complete half hour or hour. I don't quibble over 10 minutes, it's not worth it to me.


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