I've just accepted a project for a client I've already worked with quite often in the past, but haven't worked for in two years. The problem I'm facing is that our financial agreement included a discount on repeated word count. I used to do this using the Trados workbench analysis, but I've since then switched to an all mac and ubuntu setup, and don't have trados anymore. I never really got into trados / memories anyway, as they weren't very useful in what I doing.
I'm wondering what I should use to calculate repeated words on a mac? I realise that this is probably a very silly question but I don't seem to have this in my word processor, and was wondering what software was appropriate.
thanks in advance for your help
Presumably you used to translate for this client using Trados Workbench, which meant that you and your client both benefited if the text was repetitive. What is the point of calculating how repetitive the texts are now, when you're not using a tool that will help you speed through the repetitive parts?
Unless you're going to use a TM tool I don't think it's a good idea to do these calculations for your client (they could easily do it themselves). You would be spending time and effort in order to be paid less for your work.