Pricing of translation typeset in LateX
Thread poster: Daniel Rabinovich

Daniel Rabinovich  Identity Verified
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May 9, 2014

I have been contracted to translate a scientific text into English. The text includes equations and has to be typeset in LateX. I will not be using any CAT tools with this.

I am familiar with LateX, but I do not know how much to charge for the overhead due to the equations etc. There are quite a lot of equations, but the paper is not very long (6 pages).

Can anyone who did such work suggest how much I should charge for this (in extra %) when compared to plain text typed in Word for example?

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DLyons  Identity Verified
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Probably little needs to change in the equations. May 9, 2014

They are usually notation that carries across pretty directly. But if for some reason, yours do need editing, then that will indeed take you considerably more time.

You're more likely to have problems with not being able to spell-check easily, and with doing references in BibTeX. Also look out for inserted graphics that have SL text in them.

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