U.S. rates for science translation (Russian to English)
Thread poster: Jennifer Sunseri (X)

Jennifer Sunseri (X)  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 07:15
Russian to English
Jul 9, 2007

I have been asked to find a translator into English for arid land studies. The text is in Russian and comprises approximately 100 pages. I have someone in mind to do the work, but have no idea what to charge on his behalf. He is not based in the US, but I am assuming that I can get a better deal for him if I quote US rates. The employer is a fellow professor in a well-funded department in my university. I would appreciate any help. First, am I right in negotiating rates for him on my end here in the U.S., or are there standardized international rates for this kind of thing? And what would you deem good rates based on the information I have supplied? Thank you in advance for helping this novice.

 

Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 05:15
English to German
+ ...
Of course US rates. Jul 9, 2007

This document obviously is supposed to be published in the US, so US rates should apply. There is no such thing as standardized International rates. The location of the translator should be irrelevant, may the translator live in a cave, on a tree, an igloo, in his private jet or in his personal high-rise on his private island. Job is job.

I recommend a rate of 14 cents/source word.


 


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