Any translators out there???Need help...

venetiakim

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Oct 9, 2006
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I sometimes work as a translator nad need some help with the pricing.How much is a word charged?
Recently I was given a document that was already translated and I had to check the translation.How much do I charge for that?

TIA!
 
Nov 8, 2006
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I used a translator about 5yrs ago and the charge was $5/word... that's the only data point i have ...


i would think that even though it's already been translated, you still have to read through it and check the translation. it should be the same price as getting it translated just minus the writing... maybe a 10-20% discount since you don't have to write it out? just my thoughts
 

venetiakim

wants to travel away
Oct 9, 2006
2,057
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I used a translator about 5yrs ago and the charge was $5/word... that's the only data point i have ...


i would think that even though it's already been translated, you still have to read through it and check the translation. it should be the same price as getting it translated just minus the writing... maybe a 10-20% discount since you don't have to write it out? just my thoughts
that's what I thought about the discount.Though the charge here is more like 10 cents/word.5$ is awayyy too much.Thanks!
 

jillybean307

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Mar 9, 2006
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I translate French, Spanish & Russian as a side business for my law firm.

I charge $75-85 per page for a birth certificate, educational degree, marriage certicate, etc.

For anything longer-company reports, testimonies, etc. I charge $100 per page upwards depending on how complicated the language is (i.e. I charge more for a scientific document than I would for a testimony since I have to look up the scientific words to double check the translation).

If you want to email me the page, I can take a look at it and tell you how much I would charge for it.
 

annanas

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Jul 15, 2006
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it could depend on where you are but generally no. but to translate legal documents and things like that you do need to be qualified, not just multilingual.

again, without knowing where you live it's hard to say but there are probably agencies in your area specialising in work requiring certain languages and they often have proofreading work, and sometimes translating too.
 

venetiakim

wants to travel away
Oct 9, 2006
2,057
1
I translate French, Spanish & Russian as a side business for my law firm.

I charge $75-85 per page for a birth certificate, educational degree, marriage certicate, etc.

For anything longer-company reports, testimonies, etc. I charge $100 per page upwards depending on how complicated the language is (i.e. I charge more for a scientific document than I would for a testimony since I have to look up the scientific words to double check the translation).

If you want to email me the page, I can take a look at it and tell you how much I would charge for it.
thanks.I haven't been given to yet though.All I know is that it's a restaurant menu, so not a fully written page...
 
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