Calculating # of words I've translated when Excel doc was started by another person?(Details inside)
Thread poster: FreelanceBass

United States
Local time: 19:54
Japanese to English
Jun 27, 2017


I just finished translating an Excel spreadsheet (into English) that had been originally started on by another translator. I need to figure out how to subtract the # of words the other translator has done on his own, in order to calculate how much I should be paid. Sounds easy enough, since I have these three documents to work with: The original document, the document partially translated by the other translator, and the finished spreadsheet translated into English.

The problem is that a fair number of cells repeat throughout the document, and none of cell repetitions have been "replace all-ed" yet. It would be time-consuming to go through and do this with each one that he has translated. Can anyone explain to me an efficient method for modifying his partial document so that only the cells that he has translated personally - plus all of the cells' repetitions - are converted to English, so I can then do a word count? I am assuming this can be easily accomplished in MemoQ, or maybe even Excel itself.


Ben Senior  Identity Verified
Local time: 01:54
German to English
Use Excel Jun 27, 2017

If you take the original document in Excel count the number of words in the target column before you started translation. Then count the number of words in the completed translation target column and then it's just a matter of subtracting one from the other. You will need a macro to count the words, but if you use Google you will find one.




Stepan Konev  Identity Verified
Russian Federation
Local time: 02:54
English to Russian
Lock confirmed? Jun 27, 2017

You can just lock all segments already translated by the other translator, before you start translation. Filter all confirmed segments (as translated by other translator), lock them, then apply pretranslate to populate the file with your own translation.
- Create a new project with a new empty TM.
- Import your partially translated file.
- Filter all confirmed segments and lock them.
- Add the TM you worked with and pretranslate the file.
Statistics will show you the real scope of your work provided that the 'Include locked rows' is unchecked.

[Edited at 2017-06-27 20:41 GMT]


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