I have a set of documents (200 to be precise) which all need to be properly translated from English to French, German, Spanish and Arabic.
That's a minimum of 800 pages of translations.
The documents are on average 1-2 pages long.
They are procedural policy type documents.
These documents are not to be run through an internet translator, they are to be professionally translated as these products are expected to be of the highest quality for those who utilize them.
The best candidate will be able to do all 4 translations.
Please note that my business partner is only willing to spend what is reasonable on these translations, each translation would have about a $600-$650 cap price. Consider it roughly $3 per page, 1 page would only take 10 minutes so thats about $18 per hourly rate.
We can not afford to spend more, so if one language is too expensive to justify the cost, we will simply not pursue the translation of that language.
Sorry i forgot to provide examples of documents, I will have to post these on Monday.
It may be worthy to note, these documents are mainly used to be filled out once printed, they comprise of tables and graphs, only with headings and category titles.
Most of the written text in introductory or used to explain the reasons for filling in the blank spaces.
My 10 minute estimate was made by re-writing the documents over the top of the existing text, which took me in fact 6 to 7 minutes, I simply added a 30% buffer to compensate for the acctual translation of text.
Thanks for all the responses.
Sorry in advance, I really should have provided further details on the work required. It would be important to note that here in Australia translators ask between $70-$90 per page and tend to quote 1 page per hour, as you can see this is a super-inflated sector that no one other than a Government agency or corporation could afford. Most doctors earn less than $70 per hour by comparison.
I understand translating is a unique skill which demands some sort of high-tier compensation. But my position is just, that whom ever is able to complete this job for the least amount possible is who is chosen, or we will simply not pursue this project due to the limitation of spendable funds. Thats simply how it is.
Total document count: 186
Total word count 100,242
Total page count: Not sure (Cant find software to provide a bulk data outpuit)
Total languages to be translated: 4
TOTAL WORDS 400,968
There are many places in the document where sentences and other pieces of text are repeated throughout many of the documents as they relate to the same policies and procedures. This will also save time to whom ever takes this job.
I will not however post the full list of documents for download.
Please make quotes based on above info, if you provide a quote then it has to rely purely on the above information.
Thanks and sorry to the proffesional translation agencies which are simply outside our budget.
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