Ritu Bhanot wrote:
Well, as you have to move from your place, it should be somewhat higher (your choice entirely) than your regular charges. Also, ask them to provide Food, accommodation, Visa Charges (if involved) and airline ticket (i.e. you have a contract that states this will be in addition to your charges). Then you wouldn't have to worry unnecessarily about those charges. At least that's how I did it.
I mean with all those nonpayers around how else can you be sure that you are not footing the bills too... if you know what I mean. Once they have given you the airline ticket (return ticket) and paid for your Visa (for which you'd anyways require a document from them) you are at least sure of your position. In that letter, they need to specify that you'd be staying in 'X' hotel and that they'd be paying for the board and lodging. This was a mandatory requirement of the embassy (at least in my case).
And of course, this implies lessening of your risk and liabilities.
I hope this was of some help.
is a fixed daily and half-day rate, a minimum briefing rate based on lucrum cessans (which should never be lower than what you would earn for a day of translation), plus a per diem to cover food and sundry personal expenses -- applicable to all assignments out of your city of residence -- which may be based on the consumer price index at destination. It goes without saying that airfare, any visa charges and accommodation will be paid for and billed to the client (i.e., it's the client who may deduct this from his income).
Any personal expenses charged to the per diem must be accounted for in taxes if this item is included in the invoice.
[Edited at 2006-07-14 10:27]