Specialized inverse translation
Thread poster: Veronica Garcia

Veronica Garcia
Spain
Local time: 18:21
English to Spanish
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Jan 28, 2010

Hello,

I would like your opinion on how much should I charge, more or less, on a specialized inverse translation from Spanish into English. It's one of my first translation jobs. It has 4,566 words.

[Editado a las 2010-01-28 10:35 GMT]


 
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Irene McClure
Local time: 18:21
Member (2008)
French to English
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Rates calculator Jan 29, 2010

Hi Shirley

The question of how much translators charge is a highly personal one and depends on a number of different variables including the language pair, the nature of the text, the translator's specialisms, availability, location, format of the document and so on.

Your best bet is probably to start with the rates calculator (under the 'member activities' tab at the top). This should give you an overview of what translators in your language pair report that they charge on average.

Good luck!

savtrad


 

Paul Harrison MITI
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:21
French to English
A straight(er) answer Jan 29, 2010

Of course there are many factors to consider and this means that you often get a cryptic response when asking about rates. I've recently worked on my first translation job and so have been asking the same question.

I'm based in France and was advised on this forum to aim for 0.10€/word and not to go lower than 0.08€/word in an ideal world.

I also used the rates calculator and found that these rates are within the range found there and so must be accurate enough.

The situation may be different in Spain but I hope that you found this information helpful.

Good luck!

EDIT: I misread the question and thought you were talking about rates in general. I can't help but I hope my contribution was of use anyway!

[Edited at 2010-01-29 14:58 GMT]


 

Veronica Garcia
Spain
Local time: 18:21
English to Spanish
+ ...
TOPIC STARTER
thanks Jan 29, 2010

Thank you guys for replying.

@ Paul: yes I've also been checking rates and they all range between the amounts you mentioned but i'm a starter and not specialized yet, and i've run into people who offer a very very low rate. So I've decided lowering the normal rate asked by an agency or an experienced translator as a starter. As I gain more experience I will rise it.

@Shirley: I agree, what to charge is very personal and it depends on several things but as I just said I kept it low as a starter and will rise it up as I gain experience.


 


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