International payment to Russian-based translators
Thread poster: J.E.Sunseri

J.E.Sunseri  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 10:41
Member (2009)
Russian to English
Apr 14, 2011

Hi. I'm writing this because I'd like to start collaborating with a Moscow-based translator, but am wondering how would be best to arrange payment for him as Paypal is not an option, and I suspect electronic bank transfer fees would add up. Any Russian-based translators out there with suggestions? And how do freelancers in Russia or Ukraine usually get paid for work received through Proz?
Thanks in advance


Mikhail Kropotov  Identity Verified
Russian Federation
Local time: 20:41
Member (2005)
English to Russian
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Moneybookers and bank transfer Apr 14, 2011

Also, on rare occasions I ask a friend in the US to accept a check for me.

[Edited at 2011-04-14 01:05 GMT]


Lennart Luhtaru  Identity Verified
United States
English to Estonian
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Why doesn't Paypal work? Apr 14, 2011

I get paid from Russian companies through Paypal. You can also ask if the translator has moneybookers or something like that.


Vadim Kadyrov  Identity Verified
Local time: 20:41
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English to Russian
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Several options Apr 14, 2011

1) SWIFT transfer (the fee for a transfer from the US is about 5-8 USD for 200 USD).
2) Moneybookers (still, it seems to me that for the US it is not an option)
3) Western Union, MoneyGram, etc. (but the fee is rather high, approx. 10%)

The first option is the best one, in my opinion.


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