Language-solver Pay offer, €10.50 plus IVA per 1500, low for the europe???
Thread poster: Jorge Maldonado

Jorge Maldonado
Local time: 07:39
English to Spanish
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Nov 9, 2002

hi I am The Intruder, 25,. milan, my languages are spanish, english,I am new in the business on the Internet, though I have a lot of experience in the language field, teching and translating. Id really apreciate some advice on how to charge here in Europe, I have been keeping in touch with an Agency named , as you already saw they pay per 1500 words (25 lines of 60 words) €10.50 plus IVA(????tthat is 1 cent per word I guess???- I think it is low,thus one spends good part of the time translating), I dont really know if that is good here in the Europe, cuz they say that is the \"tariffe\" they work here and abroud also, please could anyone give me a hint on how to charge translations, Ill appreciate it a lot.

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Ralf Lemster  Identity Verified
Local time: 07:39
English to German
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EUR 10.50 / 1,500 words = EUR 0.007... Nov 10, 2002

...I have no idea about the market levels in SP>EN/EN>SP, but unless there\'s some calculation error here, this is ridiculous...

But hang on a second... \"25 lines @ 60 *words*\"? This sounds like an awfully long line to me... I guess this should be \"25 lines @ 60 *characters*\", right? Quite a difference, I\'d say. I\'ve no idea about the average number of characters in Spanish - using the approximate value for English (let\'s say, 7 chars/word), this works out at 25 * (60/7) = 214 words; EUR 10.50 would thus work out at roughly 5 cents a word. Still veeery low, as far as I\'m concerned, but a bit closer to reality...

To identify *your* price, estimate how long it will take you to process this text. Use your target hourly rate to work out how much you should be charging.

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