Re: Translation cost help

Subject: Re: Translation cost help
From: Karen Kay <karenk -at- NETCOM -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 1995 15:15:25 -0700

Tami Goodall said:
> For planning and estimating purposes, I use the following benchmarks:

> User's guides: 4 pages/day, $400/day - $100/page
> Technical reference guides: 3 pages/day, $400/day - $154/page

For translation?? That seems a little slow. I was talking with someone
working on a very large project to be split among several translators,
and I was told that other translators could do between 8 and 14
pages/day. (This was for what you would call "technical reference
guide".) I'm on the 8 pages/day side myself.

If you factor in the time for formatting, review, etc., then maybe you
can get that number (that would make the money come out about right,

karenk -at- netcom -dot- com

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