rush rate for birth certificate?
Thread poster: abiggers

abiggers
Local time: 07:28
English to French
Aug 1, 2005

Hello,

Would you ever charge a rush rate for a birth certificate? For example, when you are asked at 7 pm to translate a birth certificate(about 200 words)by the following day at 2pm?

Thanks.


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Juan Jacob  Identity Verified
Mexico
Local time: 06:28
French to Spanish
+ ...
200 mots en 19 heures, ben non. Aug 1, 2005

C'est pas "rush", à mon avis.
Bonne chance.


Direct link Reply with quote
 

abiggers
Local time: 07:28
English to French
TOPIC STARTER
Merci, Juan Aug 2, 2005

Thank you for your feedback, Juan.

Direct link Reply with quote
 
xxxsarahl
Local time: 04:28
English to French
+ ...
Agree with Juan Aug 2, 2005

where's the rush? it's not like you have to pull an all-nighter to deliver on time.

Direct link Reply with quote
 

Philippe Etienne  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 13:28
Member
English to French
If it were required within less than 30 minutes Aug 2, 2005

I would consider that as a rush job. I wouldn't even regard this job as urgent if the leadtime were one hour within acceptable working hours.
All the best,
Philippe


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Elvira Stoianov  Identity Verified
Luxembourg
Local time: 13:28
German to Romanian
+ ...
even if you consider 5 hours (from 9am to 2pm) it's not a rush job Aug 2, 2005

who needs 5 hours for a birth certificate?

Direct link Reply with quote
 

abiggers
Local time: 07:28
English to French
TOPIC STARTER
I was just asking a question Aug 2, 2005

I am new here, trying to learn from you. Please be nice.

Direct link Reply with quote
 

Rishi Miranhshah  Identity Verified
English to Panjabi
+ ...
there is a reason Aug 2, 2005

With due regards to everyone, there is a reason for abiggers to put this question here, and let's not snub him/her.

It's not a case of 200 words in 19 hours. Translators too have fixed working hours like everyone else, and they're not available 24 hrs at uniform rates. abiggers is approached at 7 p.m. (outside office hrs per me). Therefore, if you insist, it's a case of 200 words in 4-5 hrs (depending if you start office at 9 or 10 a.m.). But I'd actually like to put it like this - An averagely busy translator has a few projects lined up for the next few days, at least. If you're demanding the delivery of a project next afternoon, the translator will need to use his evening/early morning hrs (not office hrs) to fit in this one. Now, would you do this job at your normal rates?

I would not.

Kind regards,
Rishi


Direct link Reply with quote
 

abiggers
Local time: 07:28
English to French
TOPIC STARTER
Thanks, Rishi Aug 2, 2005

Thanks for clearing this up, Rishi. I would rather not work at night and earlier than usual, except if I am paid a better rate.
I appreciate your feedback.

Amal


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Charlesp  Identity Verified
Sweden
Local time: 13:28
English
+ ...
charge $20 Aug 4, 2005

charge $20, if you are in the US;

or 20 euros if you are in Europe.


Direct link Reply with quote
 

Charlesp  Identity Verified
Sweden
Local time: 13:28
English
+ ...
charge $20 Aug 4, 2005

oh, I might add, if the origional was in PDF format, you could charge an additional $5 to $10.

Direct link Reply with quote
 


To report site rules violations or get help, contact a site moderator:


You can also contact site staff by submitting a support request »

rush rate for birth certificate?

Advanced search







SDL Trados Studio 2017 Freelance
The leading translation software used by over 250,000 translators.

SDL Trados Studio 2017 helps translators increase translation productivity whilst ensuring quality. Combining translation memory, terminology management and machine translation in one simple and easy-to-use environment.

More info »
Wordfast Pro
Translation Memory Software for Any Platform

Exclusive discount for ProZ.com users! Save over 13% when purchasing Wordfast Pro through ProZ.com. Wordfast is the world's #1 provider of platform-independent Translation Memory software. Consistently ranked the most user-friendly and highest value

More info »



Forums
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search