Going hourly rate for video transcription
Thread poster: mwagner920

English to Spanish
Sep 22, 2014

Hi there,

Over the weekend I did a freelance job time coding and transcribing Spanish video into English for a non-Spanish speaking video editor. It was about six hours of work... anyone know what the going hourly rate for something like this is?

It's important to note that I received the videos on Saturday morning, and they needed them returned by Saturday evening.

Thank you!


Chien Nguyen  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:52
English to Vietnamese
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I think it is from 4-15$/minute Sep 22, 2014

I think the rate is very much varied. I sometimes charge up to 15$/minute, other time I charge at down to the ground rate of 3$/minute.
Also, each market has different base price.


Sheila Wilson  Identity Verified
Local time: 01:52
Member (2007)
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Last weekend? Sep 22, 2014

mwagner920 wrote:
Over the weekend I did a freelance job time

anyone know what the going hourly rate for something like this is?

So, you've already done the work? Then you must surely know what you quoted? Please don't say you're trying to negotiate a price now, for something you've already deliveredicon_eek.gif! If you are saying that then you'll have to accept whatever the agency deems is fair, I suppose. You're hardly in any position to negotiate now. I hope the agency is a fair and ethical one.


Henry Hinds  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 18:52
English to Spanish
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Charge Sep 22, 2014

Charge what you normally charge for 6 hours of work and hope you get paid. It cannot be accurately calculated from minutes of video.


LilianNekipelov  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 20:52
Russian to English
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Hi. About $5-10/min. Sep 23, 2014

It will take you about a week-- be careful;l. Six hours may take about a week. Usually a 1 hr tape takes the whole day.

Edited: Ok --I am sorry--you said it took you six hours--not six hours of tapes. Charge them for 6 hours then--your average rate.

[Edited at 2014-09-23 19:39 GMT]


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