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[Subtitling Rates] money matters - subtitling
Thread poster: JulietteC
JulietteC
Local time: 21:22
English to French
Feb 21, 2006

Hi everyone !

I'm very much interested in subtitling and I wonder how much could earn a freelance subtitler (especially from English to French, but comments for any pair interest me).

I read many topics about rates on proz, and I have a relatively clear idea about how much a freelance translator can earn, but I know it's different for subtitling, which is said to be very badly paid...

Anyone here that could inform me ?

Many thanks,

Juliette.

[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2009-03-15 18:26 GMT]


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Vito Smolej
Germany
Local time: 21:22
Member (2004)
English to Slovenian
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I second this question... Feb 25, 2006

... I wonder how much could earn a freelance subtitler...


A pointer to a place with this kind of information (here?) would do as well.

I just sent back a proficiency test, which cost me the usual time per word. So, are our word rates for texts comparable to what can be earned subtitling?

TiA

smo


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Sandra Coto Sánchez
English to Spanish
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Subtitling rates Mar 10, 2006

Hi!
Recently I was offered a job in subtitling, and I wonder how much could earn a freelance subtitler. Have no idea how much and would appreciate if anyone can give a hand on this matter.
Sincerely,
Sandy


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Myriam S  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 15:22
Spanish to English
an old conversation about the matter Mar 11, 2006

Here's what I found during my search, click to see our collegues comments
www.proz.com/topic/37585


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Myriam S  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 15:22
Spanish to English
and this one too Mar 11, 2006

from Proz also
http://www.proz.com/topic/39570

Hope it helps


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Abdelazim Abdelazim  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:22
English to Arabic
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Is it worthwhile ? Mar 16, 2006

Hi All,

I subtitled a few TV programs and found it unjust to be charged by the minute ($2.00) That is, to tanslate 1000 words for the paltry $10.00 !!!



Regards,

Abdelazim R. Abdelazim,
Arabic / English, BA,
ATN/ATPS Certified Translator,
Sun Certified Programmer,
http://www.nour.co.nr/


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JulietteC
Local time: 21:22
English to French
TOPIC STARTER
well... Mar 19, 2006

yes, I checked rates on several websites and it really seems that freelance subtitling is much more about the experience and the fun than about making a real income, especialyy compared to technical and general translation...

thats such a shame !


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