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Thread poster: Vladimir Baranich

Vladimir Baranich  Identity Verified
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Nov 11, 2007

Could you explain what is that:

"In the first step we need a fixed quote for the job... check the amount of words to translate. We need a fixed quote for this work".

Is that only about word count or shall I do something else, like stating my rates and the final cost?


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Sonja Tomaskovic  Identity Verified
Germany
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I think... Nov 11, 2007

... that they want you to take your rate, multiply it with the word count and guarantee that you'll be doing the job for this price.

Sonja


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Paul Merriam  Identity Verified
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Final figure Nov 11, 2007

What they want you to do is to examine the source file (which they probably provided you) and come up with a word count (which you don't need to provide them). Then they want you to say something like, "My final price for this job will be $X." Assuming they tell you to go ahead, that is the amount you will bill at the end of the job.

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Narcis Lozano Drago  Identity Verified
Spain
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It usually means... Nov 11, 2007

...that they want a per source word rate, rather than a per target word rate.

Narcis.


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The Misha
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Why don't you just ask them what it is they mean? Nov 12, 2007

Saves you a lot of potential aggravation in the future.

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Vladimir Baranich  Identity Verified
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Great insight... Nov 12, 2007

...The Misha, I would do so but it was not possible that time to ask them, also I met this term in some other places. So I'd like to know my colleagues' experience. Isn't that all about this forum - to share thoughts?

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Jan Willem van Dormolen  Identity Verified
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Fixed quote Nov 12, 2007

They're asking for a fixed quote. That is, one amount for which you will do the job. They ask you to check the wordcount yourself, so you will know what to charge. But they're not interested in that, they want a 'fixed quote', that is one number: what you are going to charge.

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