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posted rates - for target language or source? (De->En)
Thread poster: Kevin Pfeiffer

Kevin Pfeiffer  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 19:45
Member (2004)
German to English
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Jul 14, 2004

Hi,

I'm surprised how low posted rates are here for De -> En. One thing I noticed is that someone had posted rates based on the target language (which in the case of this lang. pair helps a bit).

Is there a standard or convention used here (target lang vs. source lang)?


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 19:45
English to German
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No fixed convention for rates shown Jul 14, 2004

Hi Kevin,
Is there a standard or convention used here (target lang vs. source lang)?


No, there isn't - if you're referring to rates quoted in profiles, these are supposed to be average, non-binding indications anyway.

HTH, Ralf


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Kevin Pfeiffer  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 19:45
Member (2004)
German to English
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but... Jul 14, 2004

Ralf Lemster wrote:
No, there isn't - if you're referring to rates quoted in profiles, these are supposed to be average, non-binding indications anyway.


So, if someone contacts me, I can say, "but these rates are for the target (English) language"? (Thinking of the recent example here: Steinkohlenkraftwerk (1 word) vs. "coal-fired power plant".)

[Edited at 2004-07-14 13:42]


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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Germany
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English to German
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Non-binding Jul 14, 2004

Hi again,
If someone contacts you, quote your price for the job at hand, also quoting the convention. Once again, these rates are indicative; besides, you're quoting a range.

Best regards, Ralf


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Gerard de Noord  Identity Verified
France
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German to Dutch
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To complicate matters Jul 14, 2004

Your German customers might prefer "Normzeile" (search with Google) and your English customers a rate per word. Some customers perform a word count with Microsoft Word, others count with Trados or another (CAT) tool. Counting source characters or words has one obvious advantage when quoting: your customers will know the exact amount of your bill before you start the translation.

Regards,
Gerard


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Kevin Pfeiffer  Identity Verified
Germany
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:-) Jul 14, 2004

Gerard de Noord wrote:
Your German customers might prefer "Normzeile"


_I_ prefer them, too. But that option (or better, some kind of magical conversion) is not available here.


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