My rates for technical translation
Thread poster: 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.

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Marcela García  Identity Verified
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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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