What are minimum and maximum rates for localization?
Thread poster: Fredrik Pettersson

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Sep 13, 2010

What are minimum and maximum rates for localization of software and web sites? Primarily for the language combination English into Swedish, but also for other language combinations such as Chinese into English. Is there any difference in price setting between software and web site localization?

Compared to regular translation jobs that don't required specialized tools, do localization projects generally generate a higher profit? Can I set the rates higher for software and web site localizations compared to regular translation projects as I will have to use a special localization software such as SDL Passolo 2009 or Alchemy Catalyst 8.0?

So far, I've been translating as a freelancer, mainly manuals and user guides into Swedish and want to extend my specialization to include localization. I also study programming languages and UCSD (User-Centered Systems Design) which is focused on software development with C#.

Would it be possible for me to continue to work as a freelancer when I extend my business to include localization? Or are localization projects primarily performed in-house?


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