As a former college professor of English, I have been translating fro the past 25 years on a part-time basis. I have now launched a full-time business with several associates. We cover all bases but specialize (if one can say such a thing) in marketing and technical matters. Our client load is not too great right now so we can offer very quick service at reasonable rates.
My associates translate for the major companies in the Centre of Quebec, Canada. We do not charge per word or page but per hour as we do not want to penalise any client who, for example, has a long but non-technical (ie not research-intensive) text.