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: 06:47
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Other Jul 2

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.

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Agneta Pallinder  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Other Jul 2

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".


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Angus Stewart  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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X2 Jul 2

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.


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Devanathan  Identity Verified
India
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Rates for Translation Jul 2

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


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Luiz Barucke
Brazil
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The same in USD and EUR Jul 2

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.


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Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Brazil
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The same Jul 2

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.

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Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 22:47
Member (2003)
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Essentially unchanged Jul 2

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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