What am I earning?
Thread poster: Felix CHARNLEY

Felix CHARNLEY  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:33
French to English
+ ...
May 30

I'm being paid the following for a translation.
Budget: 12 USD.
Word count: 411.
Does this mean I make 4,932 USD? If not, what am I earning?

[Edited at 2018-05-31 03:19 GMT]


 

Kay-Viktor Stegemann
Germany
Local time: 20:33
Member (2016)
English to German
Lol May 30

Felix CHARNLEY wrote:

[edited by poster] is paying me the following for a translation.
Budget: 12 USD.
Word count: 411.
Does this mean I make 4,932 USD? If not, what am I earning?


You are "earning" 12 USD. The budget is normally stated for the complete project. It seems that this outsourcer pays amateur rates.

[Edited at 2018-05-31 15:11 GMT]


 

Mirko Mainardi  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 20:33
Member
English to Italian
Don't think so... May 30

Felix CHARNLEY wrote:

XXX is paying me the following for a translation.
Budget: 12 USD.
Word count: 411.
Does this mean I make 4,932 USD? If not, what am I earning?


If that were the case, I'd have already bought an island in the Caribbean. More probably, you're being paid $0.03 per source word... If I were you, I'd ditch the job (and who's paying similar rates)...

P.S. You may want to remove the name of the agency before this thread gets deleted...



[Edited at 2018-05-31 09:35 GMT]


 

Amel Abdullah  Identity Verified
Jordan
Arabic to English
+ ...
$12 May 31

As stated above, you are being paid $12. Divide 12 by 411 to get your per-word rate: in this case 2.9 cents per word.

 
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Steffen Walter  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 20:33
Member (2002)
English to German
+ ...
Red flag - stay away May 31

Please do yourself a favour and steer well clear of these people. The company name, which has since been hidden from public view on the basis of applicable forum rules, immediately raised a red flag when I was reading your initial post because they are habitual non-payers. More information is available on the Blue Board at https://www.proz.com/blueboard - you should always check if there are any relevant records/entries prior to engaging in any binding business transactions.

[Edited at 2018-05-31 12:19 GMT]


 

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 20:33
Member (2006)
English to Afrikaans
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You earn USD 12.00 May 31

Felix CHARNLEY wrote:
I'm being paid the following for a translation.
Budget: 12 USD.
Word count: 411.


I agree with what others have said. The "budget" can be expressed as a total or as a per-unit amount. In this case, the budget is a total amount, i.e. USD 12.00 for 411 words. They're offering 3c per word.


 

Rosalind Haigh
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:33
German to English
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Is this a wind-up? May 31

You've got 6 years' translation experience and ask a question like that?

 

Ivana Micheli  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 19:33
Member (2005)
Italian to English
Agree May 31

Rosalind Haigh wrote:

You've got 6 years' translation experience and ask a question like that?


Looking for the Like button...!


 
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Lian Pang  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 20:33
Member (Mar 2018)
English to Chinese
+ ...
I hope you are trolling May 31

... and I am amused.


you are being paid 0.029 USD per source word.


 


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