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    I am applying for this job as a translator and they want to know how much I want to earn per 1000 words translated.

    Does anyone have an idea what would be reasonable?

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    how long is 1000 words in time? try and work out the wage as per hour

    if that doesn't help, take your birthday divide its date by 3 and take away 5, state this number in your application
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    It all depends on the text. Something between 2-3 hours I suppose. But I just don't know what would be a reasonable wage for a translator

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    There are standard prices per word.

    also depends on your proffesionality, experience etc

    my mom used to do it but itll be totally out of date now
    Google?

    Maybe look at job offers\wanteds translators - prices could be there.

    (but i from what ive seen of your writing-you should ask 1 dllr per Letter)

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    As a general indication, most translators translate in the region of 2000 words a day.

    Source

    Hereis a site with prices for English to German translation.

    Where the reader is unknown or the document is for general public use it is often only considered ethical to translate into your native language, unless your skills the other way are exceptional.

    I think it is ok if the person asking for the translation understands the potential idiomatic problems, but possibly this should be reflected in a lower price.
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    Originally posted by Skweeky@22 March 2004 - 14:57
    I am applying for this job as a translator and they want to know how much I want to earn per 1000 words translated.

    Does anyone have an idea what would be reasonable?

    :helpsmile:
    like i said i will hold your hand

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    Originally posted by Skweeky@22 March 2004 - 15:06
    It all depends on the text. Something between 2-3 hours I suppose. But I just don't know what would be a reasonable wage for a translator
    3 hours for a translator?

    At least 50

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    Yah, I found that website too lynx. Apparently $90 for 1000 words isn't uncommon. But I don't have any real experience so I just put 40 / 1000 words.




    EDIT: Can someone please kick my ass and tell me to call Mrs Taylor. I'm having a an attack of low self esteem

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    Originally posted by Skweeky@22 March 2004 - 16:38
    Yah, I found that website too lynx. Apparently $90 for 1000 words isn't uncommon. But I don't have any real experience so I just put 40 / 1000 words.




    EDIT: Can someone please kick my ass and tell me to call Mrs Taylor. I'm having a an attack of low self esteem
    hmm

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    Didn't work, I need a motivation talk

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