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Transpiral.com Germany offers only 0.06 for SAP translations: is this a normal rate in Germany?
Thread poster: Evert DELOOF-SYS

John Moran  Identity Verified
Ireland
Local time: 14:12
Member (2004)
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Agree with Sonja May 14, 2002

Hi Sonja,


I do agree with you. In general my strategy on this project has been to leave each translator with enough spare capacity per week to handle their own better paying clients.


Also, my experience is that many translators do more than one job. I also programme web applications just like proz on a freelance basis. However, I really do not think that people should feel threatened by proz. You should not rely on the internet to find work as it is very competitive. Going to conferences and ringing clients directly (e.g. from a list of German companies in your area which you can get from the local Chamber of Commerce) is a good way of finding work. The closer you are to a client the bigger your slice of the pie. Also, make sure you have a number of colleagues you can rely on as you may suddenly get too much work.


Cheers,


John


ps. Sonja that is not for your benefit as I know that you are quite busy and often outsource - it is just a general point.



 

Alexandru Pojoga
Romania
Local time: 16:12
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Let the man make his money... Jun 21, 2002

Wouldn\'t we all do the same.

 

Evert DELOOF-SYS  Identity Verified
Belgium
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Very wrong attitude, I'm afraid Jun 22, 2002

Maybe you could try to explain why there have been so many messages here and in many other lists from translators complaining that ProZ.com allows outsourcers to post jobs at 0.01 to 0.06 (sometimes for translation of very difficult source text)?


Why do you think the new rate feature is being implemented here?


Exactly: to boost rates for all involved.


Maybe 0.06 euro is a good enough rate for Romania (and it apparently is, given the rates you post (0.05)), it certainly doesn\'t pay your bills when you reside in far more expensive countries.




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translate cc  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 15:12
Member (2006)
German to English
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More than sixteen (that's sixteen!) years later.... Sep 15

https://www.proz.com/translation-jobs/1492079

and I quote:

"The budget entered for this job is below the rates charged by at least 80% of ProZ.com members for this pair and currency.

€0.06 EUR to €0.07 EUR per word"

Plus ça change....

Schönes WE!

Andy Birch

[Edited at 2018-09-15 13:35 GMT]


 

Richard Purdom  Identity Verified
Portugal
Local time: 14:12
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charge or request? Sep 15

translate cc wrote:

https://www.proz.com/translation-jobs/1492079

and I quote:

"The budget entered for this job is below the rates charged by at least 80% of ProZ.com members for this pair and currency.

€0.06 EUR to €0.07 EUR per word"

Plus ça change....

Schönes WE!

Andy Birch

[Edited at 2018-09-15 13:35 GMT]


Of course Proz has no real idea what translators charge, only what they state in their profiles. With technological advances in CAT and cheaper references, 0.07 a word means an easy 210 euros a day for non-specialist stuff, so 40,000 euros a year.

If that's a problem, leave it to somebody else.


 

writeaway  Identity Verified
French to English
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The job being referred to is actually highly specialised Sep 15

Richard Purdom wrote:

translate cc wrote:

https://www.proz.com/translation-jobs/1492079

and I quote:

"The budget entered for this job is below the rates charged by at least 80% of ProZ.com members for this pair and currency.

€0.06 EUR to €0.07 EUR per word"

Plus ça change....

Schönes WE!

Andy Birch

[Edited at 2018-09-15 13:35 GMT]


Of course Proz has no real idea what translators charge, only what they state in their profiles. With technological advances in CAT and cheaper references, 0.07 a word means an easy 210 euros a day for non-specialist stuff, so 40,000 euros a year.

If that's a problem, leave it to somebody else.


The job being referred to is highly specialised. But with the rates proposed, I am fairly sure they will get the specialists they truly deserve.
And yes, people are allowed to state whatever they want to on their profile page. Rates included.
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Rachel Fell
 
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