[TFLA-list] Translation charges

Cathy Harris catherine.harris at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 4 06:55:59 EDT 2016


Maribel,

My experience is the same. I've done technical translations in French and Spanish. I didn't medical and oilfield translations. Larger companies pay $.25 per word. Smaller companies paid $.15-$.20 per word.

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> On Oct 3, 2016, at 3:06 PM, Squibb, Maribel <msquibb at sharylandisd.org> wrote:
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> Lisa,
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> 
> I used to do translations from Spanish to English.  It was also technical.  That was about 12 years ago.  They used to pay me 10 cents per word.  When the translations came from New York they paid me 25 cents per word.
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> 
> Maribel
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> Maribel Squibb
> Sharyland High School
> French/Spanish Teacher
> Language Department
> Tel. 956-5805300, ext. 1233, room 113
> esquibb at sharylandisd.org<https://webmail.sharylandisd.org/owa/redir.aspx?C=0ca9bcf3b5d5410da05e615aea235c85&URL=mailto%3aesquibb%40sharylandisd.org>
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> Subject: Re: [TFLA-list] Translation charges
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> In Texas the rate is 25 cents per word. Also you can charge 25 dollars per page. I know some people also charge per time, depending in the complexity of the document you are translating, but I don't know how is the rate.
> 
> The language doesn't  make any difference in the rate.
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>> On Oct 1, 2016, at 9:50 AM, Lisa Katzenstein <lkatzen at hotmail.com> wrote:
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>> Have any of you ever done a French to English translation for pay outside of school, and if so, how much did you charge?   Was it per word or per hour?   Thanks ahead for your advice.
>> 
>> Lisa Katzenstein
>> 
>> P.S.Even advice about your charges for a Spanish to English translation (or another language to English) would be helpful, as I assume that the rates would be the same.
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