How to charge for abstracts jobs?
Thread poster: Simone Silvestrin

Simone Silvestrin
Brazil
Local time: 04:48
English to Portuguese
+ ...
Oct 20, 2015

I received an assignment to do an abstract from Portuguese to English, to obtain just the main information from some leases. Should I charge per word or time? Or per contract...

 

Soonthon LUPKITARO(Ph.D.)  Identity Verified
Thailand
Local time: 14:48
Member (2004)
English to Thai
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EN>JP pair, project based price Oct 21, 2015

Simone Silvestr wrote:

I received an assignment to do an abstract from Portuguese to English, to obtain just the main information from some leases. Should I charge per word or time? Or per contract...


in 1980s I did EN>JP pair of abstract writing for the Japanese science and technology express journal. I was paid by target words. I spent long time to read and short time to write. I did this job continuously for nearly 2 years. Besides translation, I absorbed a wide range of technical knowledge since source texts were in many European and American journals.

Soonthon L.


 

Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
Denmark
Local time: 09:48
Member (2003)
Danish to English
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Time Oct 21, 2015

I find time is the only realistic way to do it.

It may be more expensive than the client expects even so.


 


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