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How to charge for certified translation?
Thread poster: Margarida Martins Costelha

Margarida Martins Costelha  Identity Verified
Portugal
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Dec 12, 2013

Hi everyone,

How do you charge your clients if they want you to certify your translation? In Portugal, it's done at notaries or embassies, for instance.

Should I charge an extra % on top of the translation price, or a flat rate, or a % on top of the notary's fee?

Can anyone give me an idea of the actual percentages or flat rates?

Thank you all,
Margarida


 

Houston1
United States
Sorry...... Dec 12, 2013

Sorryy, Idon't know about it

 

Gudrun Wolfrath  Identity Verified
Germany
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In Germany Dec 12, 2013

only sworn translators are authorized to do certified translations.

I charge a certification fee (10-13- EUR) in addition to the usual rate per line.

Gudrun


 

Margarida Martins Costelha  Identity Verified
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Different in Portugal Dec 12, 2013

Thank you, Gudrun.

In Portugal there are no sworn translators, only translations.


 

Bernhard Sulzer  Identity Verified
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info Dec 12, 2013

Margarida Martins wrote:

Thank you, Gudrun.

In Portugal there are no sworn translators, only translations.


Hi Margarida,

Here in the US I charge more for it than for regular translations. What I charge still depends on the volume of the text. It is similar to what I charge per hour.

B


 

Gudrun Wolfrath  Identity Verified
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In which case Dec 12, 2013

you add the notary's fees to the amount you charge for your work.

 

Margarida Martins Costelha  Identity Verified
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percentage/flat rate Dec 12, 2013

Bernhard Sulzer wrote:

Hi Margarida,

Here in the US I charge more for it than for regular translations. What I charge still depends on the volume of the text. It is similar to what I charge per hour.

B


Thanks, Bernhard.

If I'm not being too nosey, could you give me an idea of the percentage/flat rate you add to your regular translation rates?icon_smile.gif


 

LilianNekipelov  Identity Verified
United States
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Hi. I personally charge $15 for each certificate Dec 12, 2013

The Certificate of Accuracy has to be notarized, so this is what I charge for each original Certificate attached to the translation. Even though I am a Notary, but you cannot notarize your own signature, so it is sometimes a bit of a hassle, and this is why I charge $15 for each of them.


[Edited at 2013-12-12 23:06 GMT]


 

Margarida Martins Costelha  Identity Verified
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Thank you Dec 13, 2013

Thank you Lilianicon_smile.gif

 


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