rate for urgent subtitling of 1 1/2 movie
Thread poster: xxxlauren herme

xxxlauren herme  Identity Verified
Spanish to English
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Mar 21, 2003

Hi everyone,

I just got an offer to translate subtitles for an hour and a half long movie, this weekend. I\'d have basically Saturday and Sunday to do it. There are approx. 800 2 line subtitles. Does anyone have a point of reference of how much I should charge for this translation here in Spain?

Thank you,

Lauren Hermele

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United Kingdom
Local time: 07:21
English to German
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Depends Mar 21, 2003

Prices in Spain are lower than here in the UK. Are you sure every subtitle has two lines? I would go for something between 6 and 7 EUR per minute or between 0.65 and 0.70 EUR per subtitle.

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C Greene  Identity Verified
Local time: 08:21
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This might help you... Mar 21, 2003

Hello Lauren,

I think you\'ll probably find that as a rule... there is no rule !

I do a fair bit of subtitling for an agency that pays US$ 300 per video hour - I know however that they are really, really exceptional. I guess the usual rate is about 140/160 per video hour; some other agencies pay by video minute, by subtitle or by video meter (!!)

The following topic is quite interesting - hope this helps you a little and have a nice week-end


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Juan Jacob  Identity Verified
Local time: 00:21
French to Spanish
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Precios... Mar 21, 2003

Hola, Lauren. Me especializo en traducción para subtitulaje. Primera pregunta: ¿qué tienes que hacer? ¿La traducción textual en Word, o el proceso completo que es traducir, tomar tiempos y adpatar?

En este caso, y tratándose de un trabajo urgente, no menos de 3 dólares por minuto de la película, de la primera a la última imagen, haya o no haya diálogos.

Mucha suerte. Te recomiendo que te pongas en contacto con una lista de traductores audiovisuales basada en Barcelona y Madrid que te podrían ayudar mucho: trag@yahoogroups


Juan Jacob.

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