On-site assignment
Thread poster: Marianne Eden

Marianne Eden  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 14:11
Member (2008)
English to Norwegian
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Jun 14, 2011

Hi all,''How much can I charge for an on-site assignment which involves
checking correct translation (buttons, menus etc) of a software?
Assignment abroad 3-5 days. They want to know a price..
I ahve never done this before.

Thanks!

Marianne


 

Peter Linton  Identity Verified
Local time: 13:11
Swedish to English
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Time + travel Jun 14, 2011

On a similar job, I charged by the hour plus travel plus subsistence (food etc). Those are the normal arrangements for consultants (which is what you are in this case). Travel and subsistence can be set against income tax.

 

Helena Diaz del Real  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 14:11
German to Spanish
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In memoriam
Plus time you spent on the way Jun 14, 2011

Hi Marianne,

I just completely agree with Peter.

Just like 3 weeks ago I did something quite similar.

The company paid my travel expenses (I went by train), the hotel and I ate at the company's restaurant for free.

However I invoiced them a little charge for the time I spent travelling, as during this time I could have been doing some marketing and winning new clients; or I could have accept new jobs; or whatsoever... Nobody complained about it
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Hi Marianne,

I just completely agree with Peter.

Just like 3 weeks ago I did something quite similar.

The company paid my travel expenses (I went by train), the hotel and I ate at the company's restaurant for free.

However I invoiced them a little charge for the time I spent travelling, as during this time I could have been doing some marketing and winning new clients; or I could have accept new jobs; or whatsoever... Nobody complained about it and they accepted it (However it was more or less a "nominal" fee, as it was really little).

And in my own case, I invoiced by worked hours.

Good luck!
Helena
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Claire Cox
United Kingdom
Local time: 13:11
French to English
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Hourly fee Jun 14, 2011

Hi Marianne,

When I've done this in the past, I was basically paid an hourly rate which included my travelling time at my standard rate. They also put me up in a hotel and paid for meals (either in the site canteen or in the hotel restaurant) and paid mileage (or they would have paid my train fare had I chosen to do that). I personally wouldn't be happy to be paid less for travelling time as you could be sitting comfortably in your own office working rather than travelling. If you d
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Hi Marianne,

When I've done this in the past, I was basically paid an hourly rate which included my travelling time at my standard rate. They also put me up in a hotel and paid for meals (either in the site canteen or in the hotel restaurant) and paid mileage (or they would have paid my train fare had I chosen to do that). I personally wouldn't be happy to be paid less for travelling time as you could be sitting comfortably in your own office working rather than travelling. If you do manage to do some work on your chosen means of transport, that's up to you!

All the best,

Claire
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