How to "translate" a fee per page to a fee per word on the Polish market.
Thread poster: Natalia Kreczmar

Natalia Kreczmar
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Apr 28, 2005

Hello,
I have been asked to state my fees per word, while I have always worked per page of 1800 characters. Could you please give me some hints: what is the average standard number of words per page assumed in the proffession? Perhaps someone from the Polish market could tell me what the standard rates per word are. I usually take 30 PLN per standard page of 1800 characters.
THANK YOU for your help.


 

Kirill Semenov  Identity Verified
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The ratio may differ depending on languages and subects Apr 28, 2005

I think the number of words per page differs greatly depending on a language and/or a subject of the text. The best way is for you is to take some sample pages which you have translated and to calculate the ratio using, say, MS Word statistics. In this way you will get the average you need. The more samples are calculated, the better, of course.icon_smile.gif

 

Natalia Kreczmar
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I have done this, but I wondered, whether there is a "standard"number widely accepted.... Apr 28, 2005

Kirill Semenov wrote:

I think the number of words per page differs greatly depending on a language and/or a subject of the text. The best way is for you is to take some sample pages which you have translated and to calculate the ratio using, say, MS Word statistics. In this way you will get the average you need. The more samples are calculated, the better, of course.icon_smile.gif


 

Magda Dziadosz  Identity Verified
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250 words Apr 28, 2005

The standard page I use is 220 words (for 1600 characters page) or 250 (for 1800 characters).

HTH
Magda

[Edited at 2005-04-28 10:56]

[Edited at 2005-04-29 14:18]


 

Kirill Semenov  Identity Verified
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For English... Apr 28, 2005

If I am not mistaken, it's about 300 words per 1800 chars for English texts.

 

Robert Zawadzki (X)  Identity Verified
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Let's say it's 0,048 Apr 28, 2005

Magda Dziadosz wrote:

The standard page I use is 220 words (for 1600 characters page) or 250 (for 1800 characters). Your price is then approx. €0,48 per word.

HTH
Magda


 

Magda Dziadosz  Identity Verified
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Of course, Robert! Apr 28, 2005

My mistake...Thanks for pointing it out.
I'm amending my previous post.
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Magda


 

A_Lex  Identity Verified
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Zostañmy w Polsce... Apr 28, 2005

i niech stawki zostan± te¿ polskie.
Je¿eli liczysz 30 z³ za stronê i przyjmiemy, ¿e strona to 250 s³ów, to ju¿ ³atwo policzyæ, ¿e za s³owo wychodzi 0,12 z³.
Podawanie stawek w euro jest w tym wypadku myl±ce i niepotrzebne, bo chodzi o "Polish market"icon_smile.gif

pozdrawiam,
Ola

P. S. przepraszam, ¿e po polsku, ale angielski to nie moja dzia³kaicon_smile.gif


 

Daniele Martoglio  Identity Verified
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Matemathic is not an opinion... Apr 29, 2005

Magda Dziadosz wrote:

The standard page I use is 220 words (for 1600 characters page) or 250 (for 1800 characters). Your price is then approx. €0,048 per word.

HTH
Magda

[Edited at 2005-04-28 10:56]


30 PNL = 7,5 EUR (if we count PLN/EUR 4,0 to simplify)
7,5 / 250 = 0,03 EUR/WORD

30 PNL = 7,1 EUR (if we count PLN/EUR 4,2 as it's now)
7,5 / 250 = 0,028 EUR/WORD

WHERE the magda's 0,048 EUR/WORD COME FROM????

Daniele

PS: It's better not to say out of Poland that "polish fee"
can be 0,03icon_smile.gif When we express in polish zloty for "long page"
(1800) the "others" cannot understand that it's so few...


 

Magda Dziadosz  Identity Verified
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OK, I messed it up with the price Apr 29, 2005

Daniele calculated it correctly. Anyway, the page is 220 or 250 words, you need to divide your price per page by number of words and then apply currency exchange rate if you need price in other currency.
I edited my post again.icon_biggrin.gif

Magda


 

Natalia Kreczmar
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THANK YOU ALL! Now I know better:) Apr 29, 2005

Thanks for your help.

 

Jakub Szacki  Identity Verified
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forget it Apr 29, 2005

you should take as much as you canicon_smile.gif per word and forget all the calculations which migh range from 250 to 350 word per page or even more (I mean PolishEnglish translations). Also because rates in Poland considerably differ from the countries where fees per word are applied. Good luck

 


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