Word count for the hard copy?
Thread poster: Aleksandra Mandrapa

Aleksandra Mandrapa  Identity Verified
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Mar 29, 2003

Is there any way I can do a word count for the document that I received by fax? (Except by counting each word,- I have 14 pages, and between 500 and 600 words on each of them.)

Thanks a lot.


Bettina Schewe  Identity Verified
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Charge by target language word count Mar 29, 2003

What I usually do in these cases is to set a rate for target language word count. This surely avoids a lot of headaches.

Good luck!



Henry Hinds  Identity Verified
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Word Count Mar 29, 2003

You do not know target words until the job is done, so if the client wants a price now, then do it like Tayfun suggests by counting lines, etc.

I have had to live with that for many years and it gives a close enough count that both you and the client can also live with. It takes a bit more time if the format is irregular, but 14 pages is nothing.


Harry Bornemann  Identity Verified
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charge for the transcript Mar 30, 2003

If the text is not yet in a file, it is not suitable for CAT. It may be worth the effort to make a transcript first. If you cannot charge directly for a transcript, you can consider it in calculating a lump sum, simply according to the additional time efforts.


Aleksandra Mandrapa  Identity Verified
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Thank you. Apr 3, 2003

I just want to thank you all for your help.


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