Charge for counting words
Thread poster: psnuk

South Korea
Local time: 04:34
English to Korean
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Jun 20

Hello there,

I had a translation job offer and plus my client wants me to count words and he is willing to pay for it. Counting words is tedious for them...
I don't know how much I charge for this work. I have been googling but couldn't find the answer.

Can you give me an answer or clue?

Thanks in advance.


Somnath Dey  Identity Verified
Local time: 01:34
Member (2014)
English to Bengali
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Charge per hour! Jun 25


When you don't know how much to charge, charge per hour instead.

All the best



Thayenga  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:04
Member (2009)
English to German
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Hourly rate Jun 25

You can offer your client to split your hourly rate into 2, maybe even 4 "segments", that is, 30 and 15 minutes. So if you need 16 or 17 minutes towards the end, charge your 30 minutes' rate. Whenever you're in doubt, an hourly rate will work out.


Anastasia Naoumi
Local time: 23:04
Member (Mar 2018)
English to Greek
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Word counting tool or charge per hour Jun 25


If the document is in doc/docx/open office etc. there are word counting tools for this. If it is in pdf for example or hard copy, then you can provide a rate per page (say a page contains 350-500) words or per hour.

I hope this is helpful


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