Poll: In general, have your rates over the last 12 months gone up, gone down, or stayed the same?
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Teresa Borges
Portugal
Local time: 18:59
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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Other Jul 2, 2017

In general my long-standing customers (agencies and direct clients) receive a lower rate than newer clients, even though my rates are probably higher than average. Anyway, nowadays I tend to quote each project individually, based on language combination, field of expertise, number of words, technicality, deadline, document type and other practical criteria.

 

Agneta Pallinder  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 18:59
Member (2014)
Swedish to English
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Other Jul 2, 2017

My rates (in GBP, EUR or USD) have stayed the same, but because of the fall in the value of GBP after the referendum to leave the EU, I get more for any jobs paid for in EUR or USD.

A very small consolation for the disaster of "Brexit".


 

Angus Stewart  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 18:59
Member (2011)
French to English
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X2 Jul 2, 2017

Agneta Pallinder wrote:

My rates (in GBP, EUR or USD) have stayed the same, but because of the fall in the value of GBP after the referendum to leave the EU, I get more for any jobs paid for in EUR or USD.

A very small consolation for the disaster of "Brexit".


This has also been my experience.


 

DEVANATHAN RENGACHARI  Identity Verified
India
Local time: 23:29
English to Tamil
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Rates for Translation Jul 2, 2017

Hi,
The rates have remained the same because of cut-throat competition between agencies to offer as low a price as possible.
Regards,
Devanathan.


 

Luiz Barucke
Brazil
Local time: 14:59
Member (2013)
Spanish to Portuguese
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The same in USD and EUR Jul 2, 2017

Although I can negotiate better rates for specific jobs, my standard rates stayed the same in USD and EUR.

But I always negotiate new standard rates in my local currencies (ARS and BRL) at least once a year to reflect exchange rates. Otherwise, it would have no meaning accepting jobs in my local currencies.


 

Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 14:59
Member (2014)
English to Portuguese
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The same Jul 2, 2017

They have generally remained the same, although several clients are trying all kinds of "tricks" to reduce them, and I lost a few clients because I refused to lower my rates, as well.

 

Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 10:59
Member (2003)
Spanish to English
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Essentially unchanged Jul 2, 2017

I don't get to negotiate my rates with international agencies, and they have remained the same. I do notice that I'm picking up fewer new agency clients. They seem like lovely people interested in starting a new relationship, but when I quote my regular rates I never hear from them again.

 


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