My rates for technical translation
Thread poster: tkanda

tkanda
Japanese to English
Jan 7, 2003

I am charging at least 10 cents a word for any technical translation from Japanese to English. I have PhD in Biomedical Engineering and Master in Biochemistry. From English to Japanese, I would even charge more like 12 cents. I get most of my jobs from publishers or Universities.


I look at the posts that are offering 2 cents a word for a technical translation on this board. I hope such translation doesn\'t require any special knowledge.


You really need to be smart and be more forthcoming with how much one should charge for translation. I know you are secretive and very circum-eloquent about how much you are actually earning, but being more forthcoming can only help this profession not hurt the profession.


My two cents.


 

Marcela García  Identity Verified
Member (2002)
English to Spanish
+ ...
Agree Jan 7, 2003

I agree with you and it does not only apply to technical translations but to translations in general.

 


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