Hourly rate for proofreading 1200 words
Thread poster: BettinaVaamonde

Local time: 05:52
English to Spanish
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Aug 25, 2014

What is the hourly rate for proofreading 1200 words in Spanish?

Can anyone help me? I was asked by an Agency.



Sergei Leshchinsky  Identity Verified
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Hourly rate. Aug 25, 2014

No matter how many words.


Josephine Cassar  Identity Verified
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Italian to English
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My 2 cents Aug 25, 2014

For what they are worth. It depends on the text. Are you sure you can proofread 1200 words? You can easily proofread a certain text but not another. Always ask to see the text. Are you sure text will not need editing, but just proof reading? Agencies call them by the same name. A text where you have to look up every single word, like a technical text for me, would be one thing but a text I am familiar with but does not need technical language or terminology is a different kettle. I mean, you just cannot generalise, that's my experience at least, and I haven't mentioned the translator's ability or lack of it. Hope others give you more feedback and in the language pairs you are asking about. Gl.

[Edited at 2014-08-25 19:49 GMT]

[Edited at 2014-08-25 20:03 GMT]


Thayenga  Identity Verified
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Your hourly rate Aug 25, 2014

Sergei Leshchinsky wrote:

No matter how many words.

Exactly. You know your hourly rate, so go ahead and charge it.icon_wink.gif


Gerard de Noord  Identity Verified
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Just state your rate per hour Aug 25, 2014

The advantage of being paid per hour (or minute) is that you don't commit beforehand to a certain lump sum.

If a certain job takes you longer you'll invoice more.

Good luck,


Sheila Wilson  Identity Verified
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Hourly rate is all you can give Aug 25, 2014

I've been asked to quote for jobs where I couldn't possibly have managed to proces more than 500 words in an hour; and others where I've been able to process 5,000 in that same time. Those are extremes, and you have to take into account the actual job requirements too, as has been said. But anything from 750 to 2,000 words per hour I would consider "normal". That's why I'd never agree to a per-word rate for editing - not before seeing the entire text, anyway.


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