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Thread poster: perledelune

perledelune
Tunisia
Local time: 06:34
Arabic to French
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Aug 23, 2014

Hi every body,
I wonder what rate per USD should I ask for per hour for checking the following
* Audio/Video synchronization
*Grammatical issues
*Language specific issues
* Typo/spelling mistakes
* Truncations
Thank you very much:)


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Sheila Wilson  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 06:34
Member (2007)
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Your normal hourly rate Aug 23, 2014

nesrine echroudi wrote:
I wonder what rate per USD should I ask for per hour for checking

If you don't think you have one I'm sure you're wrong. It would be the same as you earn (or hope to earn) from an hour of translating.


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perledelune
Tunisia
Local time: 06:34
Arabic to French
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Checking is not the Same as Translating Aug 23, 2014

BUt checking the points I've mentionned isn't translating, it's meerly proofreading but a little bit more !

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Sheila Wilson  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 06:34
Member (2007)
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"merely" proofreading? Aug 23, 2014

Are you implying that that's worth less than translation? I don't think that's true. QC (including proofreading) is an important part of the process in providing any text of irreproachable quality, whether translated or not. You could make a case for it being worth more, but personally I settle for the same rate per hour of my time, whatever I do. Which is why I offer monolingual transcription but rarely do it, as that could be called more of an audio-typist's job and so isn't generally paid what I ask.

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perledelune
Tunisia
Local time: 06:34
Arabic to French
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price Aug 23, 2014

So if I rate my translation 0.09 USD/w , quality checking should be the same .
Then, I calculate how much it will be per hour.
But does Audio/Video synchronization check counted in this price or not??


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Sheila Wilson  Identity Verified
Spain
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Checking doesn't fit well with a per-word or per-minute rate Aug 23, 2014

I don't know how many words you can normally process in an hour, Nesrine. But the calculation for your rate per hour is simply rate per word x words per hour (fully-processed, ready-to-deliver words, including your own checking, not just translating). The only reason translators charge this way is because it's convenient, and is understood by everyone. Other things are charged differently. Audio/video work is often charged by the minute of audio/video. But when you're checking, your speed doesn't depend on your own ability to handle the content; it depends on the quality of the content, and that's outside your control. If you actually get to examine the whole file very carefully then you can give a per-minute rate if you like, but if you can't do that, or you don't have the time, then a per-hour quote is the only safe way to go. Why correct someone else's disaster for next-to-nothing?

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