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Poll: What is your minimum fee (EUR equiv.)?
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Aug 28, 2005

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Kemal Mustajbegovic  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:22
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Min. fee for what? Aug 28, 2005

-interpreting - consecutive?
-interpreting - simultaneous?

I've noticed on few occasions before that the poll question isn't that clear. Does anyone moderates poll?


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Erik Hansson  Identity Verified
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More options Aug 28, 2005

It might have been a good idea to offer price ranges, e.g.

1) zero EUR
2) below 25 EUR
3) 25-50 EUR
4) 50-75 EUR

and so on.

Also, minimum fees vary according to what kind of job you should carry out (translation, proof-reading etc.), just as Kemal pointed out, and also how urgent the job can be. This poll wasn't among the best ones.


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Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
Local time: 01:22
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I've entered my minimum fee for 1000 words by mistake... Sep 7, 2005

So I was horrified to find I was right near the most expensive end of the scale, if not actually off it! My mistake!

I charge agencies for a minimum of 30 minutes work - around 7 euros. By the time I have worked out what the job is about, done it and noted invoicing details... it's close!

Occasionally I don't charge at all - if the client is a private person not earning money from a job, then it's just not worth the trouble of invoicing, charging VAT (at 25%, which is horrendous, but that's the law if they're not VAT registered!) and so on.

I tell them they can give a contribution to a good cause if they like and leave it at that.

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