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Need advice on rate to charge for recorded message
Thread poster: Nina Khmielnitzky

Nina Khmielnitzky  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 23:40
Member (2004)
English to French
Feb 15, 2007

Hi,
A client of mine usually only asks for written translation. Soon, I'll get another project where not only will I have to translate the text, but also record it.
How much should I charge for the recording? I still have not received it yet, but he told me it's only a few lines to read (I'll see for sure when I get it and I'll be the judge).
Has anyone had such a situation before.


 

Natasha Dupuy  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 05:40
French to English
Hourly rate Feb 15, 2007

Hi Nina,

I would charge an hourly rate and include travel time and expenses if applicable.
I say an hourly rate because even if the text is short, these things can take longer than expected - it's amazing how simple words can suddenly become tongue twisters when you press a record button.


 

Boris Sigalov
Local time: 06:40
English to Russian
Minimum USD 0.25 per word... Feb 15, 2007

...if you can call yourself a voice over artist...

 

Nina Khmielnitzky  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 23:40
Member (2004)
English to French
TOPIC STARTER
I'm not a voice artist Feb 16, 2007

I don't know why my client asked this.

 


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