Rates for severals documents
Thread poster: Gema Garcia

Gema Garcia  Identity Verified
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Dec 27, 2013

What should I demand as rates for several documents as University degrees…I have to modify some that I already translated and new ones but I doubt about the rates. It’s a good customer, He needs copies and new ones, and also a copy of a large translation project…. A 10% reduction from 45€ Would be correct for short documents? Not Idea about what would be correct or not. I don't want to seem expensive to my customer....

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LilianNekipelov  Identity Verified
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In the US Dec 28, 2013

probably about $35/page (200-250 words) plus $15-$25 for the certification.

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Joakim Braun  Identity Verified
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10% is not worth it Dec 28, 2013

My own reaction to a 10% markdown tends to be "huh, is that all?"
There's a lingering irritation... worse than not adjusting the price at all.

If you think a reduction is in order (because the documents are largely identical, say), a better reduction is 15-25%.


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Karen Stokes  Identity Verified
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How long is it going to take you? Dec 31, 2013

An hourly rate sounds like the best and fairest solution here: work out how long the job is going to take you and price it based on your usual hourly rate. Either agree the number of hours x rate with your client in advance or for simplicity's sake, quote a flat fee for the job.

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Tina Vonhof  Identity Verified
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same as Karen Dec 31, 2013

I charge these documents by the hour because there is often extra time required for formatting. Since I have been doing this for a long time and know pretty well how long each type of document takes, I have developed a number of flat fees, which include certification.

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Gema Garcia  Identity Verified
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what hourly rate is used for translation? Jan 1, 2014

If I charge what I use to for certifications 45€ and 20 for just modifications the hourly rate is 20€ in all for all the work in 16h...

20€ per hour is ok? Too cheap?
The idea of a flat fee I think is the best.

Thank you all.


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