"Making the price" of your translation services (as opposed to "taking the market price")

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Jaume de Marcos Andreu
Spain
Local time: 21:17
English to Spanish
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Too ambiguous Feb 21, 2011

Well, yes, OK, I think we all can reach the same conclusions. It would be great if those vague principles are restated in a more concrete manner. What do you mean by "value"? Suggest ways to be "different". What does "courageous" imply in a negotiation? And so on.

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Fabio Descalzi  Identity Verified
Uruguay
Local time: 16:17
Member (2004)
German to Spanish
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Maybe ambiguous, but challenging Feb 21, 2011

Dear Jaume,

First of all, thank you for reading the article and commenting on it.

Jaume de Marcos Andreu wrote:
Well, yes, OK, I think we all can reach the same conclusions.


Excuse me if I disagree with you. I see that you are an experienced translator, and maybe that is the reason why you "reach the same conclusions" as I do.

I flagged this article, because I thought important that every translator read it, especially young ones. The article insists upon something that not every translator thinks so clearly: too many freelance translators (especially newbies) think that "they shall take whatever price they are offered".

I agree with you that some suggestions are not concrete enough - but that is yet another positive part of this article (which is very concise): it tells us "dare reinventing yourself, instead of being conformist"; "be ready to take new challenges".


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Lorena Vicente  Identity Verified
Argentina
Local time: 16:17
Member (2005)
English to Spanish
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Have you read the full article? Feb 21, 2011

Jaume de Marcos Andreu wrote:

Well, yes, OK, I think we all can reach the same conclusions. It would be great if those vague principles are restated in a more concrete manner. What do you mean by "value"? Suggest ways to be "different". What does "courageous" imply in a negotiation? And so on.


Dear Jaume,

This is a summary of the article. If you click on "See AIPTI", you´ll find the full version with answers to your questions.

Lorena


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