Sheila Wilson wrote:
I don't see that it's possible to charge for proofreading of anything (text, audio, video...) by any unit other than your own time. Unless you're willing to spend the time to check out various random chunks throughout the file and then calculate how much you need to charge per word/minute/subtitle... for that particular file.
The point is that the time needed (or the work involved) depends not on your own skills but on the skill of the original supplier. By charging the same per-word etc. rate for unseen files, you're going to both penalise yourself for someone else's poor work and hide from the client the fact that it's poor work.
Yeah the offer was $.75 per minute for 60 minutes film. You are right it does depend on the other’s skills, the translator, because the time involved was like four hours to five hours and the total pay was $45. I guess there’s not a lot of money in translating things.