I have been asked by a client to align Word documents including little amount of lists. I need some advice what is a fair rate for such work.
Maybe you charge by volume? If so, how much of translation rate is your aligning rate? Or maybe you could give some other indication?
I appreciate your answers!
[Edited at 2004-08-04 17:42]
The best would be to charge by the hour. The time needed will vary depending on the differences between source and target segments (i.e. joined/split sentences).
Using the aligment module of a translation tool, e.g. Trados WinAlign or DejaVu's alignment tool will speed things up a bit.
If you have to charge by wordcount you should charge a quarter (or maybe a third) of your normal rate, provided you are using an alignment tool.