How is a translation bidden?
On most cases, a translation is quoted per word on the original text. I set up a Word file to know the exact amount of words. The fee for each particular project may change depending on its complexity, type of text, design and deadlines. The estimate is always free of charge.
What is the estimated deadline to complete a project?
It depends on the project; it is always a plus to know when each client actually needs the translation in order to work on a schedule. For big projects, I can set staggered deliveries so that client can see the translation progress and does not need to wait until the project is over to receive all the translated material.
What is the actual translation process?
The very first step is to receive the material for translation by email from the client. Then, the client gets a quote from me specifying per-word fee and deadline. If the client approves it, I start working on the translation. During this process, I may need to contact the client to clear out doubts or agree on terminology. Once the translation is completed, the client receives it through email.
Is there any discount for large projects?
Large projects entail much more work than a simple few-word project. In order to guarantee the quality of my work, in any large-scale project, I need to check terminology, build glossaries, double-check boilerplates and, therefore, it implies longer time, more dedication and harder effort. Thus, there is no discount of large projects.
What software is used?
I translate using many different software, but the most common are Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Acrobat, InDesign and Publisher. My aim is to always preserve the original layout.
Are your clients only enterprises and publishing companies?
No. Translations are available for enterprises and publishing companies as well as individuals who need to have certain material translated.
Who access the material?
The material is the client’s exclusive property. I address all projects in the strictest confidence, regardless of having signed a non-disclosure agreement or not.
How is payment made?
Once the project is over, I send my invoice. Payment can be made through bank wire or on-line payment services.