Advice sought on translation price quote

Subject: Advice sought on translation price quote
From: "Baotong Gu" <engbgu -at- langate -dot- gsu -dot- edu>
To: "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2008 21:55:04 -0400

Hi, All,

I have a question about translation jobs, and I'd appreciate any advice you could give.

I was contacted for a translation job (from Chinese into English) and asked to give the client a quote. The documents are rather technical documents (pharmaceutical-related legal contracts and related documents). The client needed it rather fast, as in about three days. The whole thing totals about 20,000 Chinese characters.

My question is: what do you think would be a fair quote? Each character? Each page? A flat rate?

Any advice you can offer would be highly appreciated.

B. Gu


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