Quoting for reps & cross-reps
Thread poster: katiej

katiej  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 00:07
French to English
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May 14, 2015

I'm new to Trados (Studio 2014) and I'm looking for some advice about quoting. I was recently asked to quote for a job that involved translating 6 documents. I was sent a rate grid for repeats and fuzzies by my agency (with a percentage match of full per-word rate paid).

In the agency's analysis file, there was a row for repetitions and another one for cross-repetitions. My agency asked me to provide my rate for "Repeats", so my question is do "repetitions" and "cross-repetitions" both count as repeats, in which case I would add the 2 figures together?

Apologies if this has been covered already in the forum.

Many thanks.


Roy Oestensen  Identity Verified
Local time: 01:07
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English to Norwegian (Bokmal)
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Repetitions are repetitions May 14, 2015

I wonder why the customer treat the two differently. For me repetitions are repetitions, regardless if it's in one file or across many.

The danger with cross repetitions is if the repetition is from a file you have not received from the customer, then the customer and you will end up with different analyses. I have experienced this a few times, and it is not nice to have to discuss the situation because the coordinator doesn't consider that he or she has split the whole project between different translators.


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