Fee for greeting card translation?
Thread poster: Jacqueline Rosa-Kuhn

Jacqueline Rosa-Kuhn
United States
English to Spanish
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Jan 23, 2010

What would be a fair fee to charge (per card fee) to translate greeting cards from English to Spanish in the USA? Thank you!

 

philgoddard
United States
Member (2009)
German to English
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How long is a piece of string? Jan 23, 2010

I think you just have to decide how much you reckon your time is worth, and how long it will take to do each one. It also depends on the copy - if it rhymes, for example, I would charge a lot more.

 

Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 19:20
Member (2005)
English to Spanish
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An hour each Jan 24, 2010

Greeting cards will contain a very idiomatic expression or message, very often linked to an image which --very probably-- you will not be able to change. I.e. you need to find an idiomatic, witty, often funny expression that makes sense with the graphics on the card. This takes time, a lot of thinking, and skill. I would charge a minimum of 1 hour per card at my usual hourly rate.

 


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