Translation prices

March 22nd, 2013 | Uncategorized |

Determining a price for one’s translation often tends to create a big dilemma in the translator’s world. Whether one should charge by word or by hour, should there be a minimum charge, should one charge by source or by target word are just a few issues translators have to deal with. For some translation projects translators do bill by the hour, but the per-word charge still remains the norm. This way the client knows up front how much the translation will cost and I believe that most experienced and efficient translators can earn more by the word than what most clients will pay by the hour. The actual rate for a particular translation depends on how demanding and specific the text is. Furthermore, I would strongly recommend everyone to arrange the final price before the beginning of the translation in order to avoid any possible misunderstandings later.

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