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Poll: Do you base your charges on source or target text?
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Local time: 09:35
Aug 7, 2005

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Trudy Peters  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 12:35
German to English
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Difficult question to answer Aug 7, 2005

I translate Ge->En. Given a choice, I charge per word of target text, unless the client specifies source text, in which case I increase the price a little.

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Local time: 10:35
English to Spanish
Target vs Source Aug 8, 2005

We typically give an estimate based on source text, utilizing a standard expansion rate to estimate the number of target words there will be after translation. Then we base our bill on number of target words. Since expansion rate is never consistent, this is imperfect, but it is a good way to come up with an estimate.

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Local time: 02:35
Italian to English
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I am surprised that the target count is so Aug 9, 2005

low! I was convinced that target wasthe going thing!

Will be keepin an eye on this one!

You live and learn!

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