I am translating a web-based application, which I agreed to do at the same rate I charge for texts.
Now I feel it takes me visibly longer because I have to go back and forth between the translation and the application to check on the context.
Do you charge more for localization than for translation, and if yes, how much more?
What is the format of the text you are translating? If it's simple word/excel it's still translation, not localization. Localization starts when you need to put the words in some specific types of file or applications. For example if you need to put your translations into the texts like this:
[font size="1" color="green"]Note: Your title should summarize your main point.[/font]
That would be localization. For this type of work you can try to charge more if you dare. so.
[Edited at 2012-03-06 23:32 GMT]