In the world of words, you’ll often hear “per word” being bandied about when it comes to figuring out the cost of a translation or writing project. That’s because many language and writing professionals calculate the cost of a project on a per word basis. Rates for this method of pricing typically start at around 0.06€ per word for absolute beginner translators and can top out at…well, the sky’s the limit for an accurate, stylish translation or creation of a multimillion dollar marketing campaign.
I don’t work that way.
Your project is much more than just a collection of words. It’s your vision, your wisdom, your research, your revenue ticket, your time. I treat it with the same respect and devotion that you did, so although your project may contain words, the creation and translation of those words will be just one part of the process I go through to present it to you.
For that reason, I only ever price per project. This takes into account your industry, budget, intended audience, subject matter, language, length and deadline. The final project price also includes consultation, review, editing, proofreading, and, if necessary, project management.
All projects I consider result in a comprehensive pricing proposal with a project outline, what I can bring to the project, detailed breakdown of costs with expected completion date, my quality process, a short sample and the all-important terms and conditions.
I want to build a relationship with you and become a vital part of your team – providing transparency and an open approach to project pricing is the first step in establishing a long term collaboration. If you have a look at the testimonials on my home page, you’ll see my clients agree.More Information & pricing