Pricing literary translations
Thread poster: TLE2015
TLE2015  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 13:54
Member (2015)
Jul 3

Hello - would appreciate some advice regarding pricing a literary translation, namely a children's book with rhyme translated from English to Arabic.

Many thanks,
Gamila


[Edited at 2017-07-03 14:03 GMT]


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LilianNekipelov  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 08:54
Russian to English
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Rhymed? Jul 4

Two or three times the regular, average translation rate per word.

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Laura Kingdon  Identity Verified
Canada
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French to English
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Hourly? Jul 6

When I've done these kinds of transcreation tasks, they have typically been paid by the hour, simply because you might be able to translate one rhyme at your normal translation speed, but then need to spend half an hour thinking of an appropriate translation for the second pair, and so on... so it's very hard to guess a reasonable per-word rate with that kind of variation.

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