I usually calculate translation prices on the basis of the document that needs translation, taking into account:
- Document format:
I work with different file formats including MS Office, Framemaker,
and InDesign formats.
Please note that I need to have a document format that can be edited directly. Working with PDF files is time-consuming and costly.
- Amount of text:
Number of words in the document that needs translation.
- Matching translations from prior projects stored in a translation memory:
Depending on the type of match, I offer discounts on the price per word.
- Optional services:
Besides translation, I also do copy-editing, keys for text contained in graphics or screenshots, layout adjustments in the translated document. All are charged for on an hourly basis.
To provide a detailed quote, I always need to see and analyze the document that needs translation.