Rate for formatting and proofing
Thread poster: Carolina Cortes Loudet

Carolina Cortes Loudet  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 11:13
English to Spanish
May 13, 2003

Hi,

I made an agreement to translate five units of Physical Science for a $1,500 each. Each unit averages about 15,000 words.

I had to do extra work such as formatting (fit images into available spaces, correct shape of images, and follow their formatting procedures for the text as well as print a hard copy). I delivered a print ready version of each unit. I also translated the tests for each unit along with an answer key. I also ended up correcting many errors found in the original English version of each unit and tests. All of this work wasn\'t included in the original price.



I may have the possibility of working with them again and I would like to know how much translators charge to format text and images, as well as proofread and correct mistakes.

I would like to request pay for this extra work in the future translations that I provide them. What would be a reasonable rate fot this extra work?



Thank you very much



caroco



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Formatting belongs to the service May 13, 2003

Hi,

As for formatting - this is a normal service I usually provide free of charge, especially for high volume jobs.

Proofreading and correcting/rewriting the original is, however, a different piece of cake - so I inform the client about the (low) quality of the original text and offer proofreading for an additional fee charged by the hour or on a per-word basis as long as the original text is not too bad.



So I suggest that you see whatever you usually take for an hour of your work and charge by the hour.



My two cents...





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[ This Message was edited by: Mouhannaya on 2003-05-13 12:08]


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Dyran Altenburg  Identity Verified
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By the hour May 13, 2003

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On 2003-05-13 02:24, caroco wrote:

What would be a reasonable rate fot this extra work?





Clients pay me US$40/hour for revision/proofreading and US$50/hour for formatting and/or working on programs like Quark.

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