Review/translation rates in India
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Rathna Mani
India
Local time: 11:41
Da Inglese a Tamil
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May 24

Reviewing what is the usual rate going on in India. They provide 150INR for an hour. Expectation is 1000 words per hour. I find it really low. 50 paise to Rs.1 per word for tranlation which is going on for the past 10 years. Can any fellow translator/reviewer please share your thoughts. Thanks.

[Edited at 2019-05-24 15:21 GMT]


Hatim Ali
 

Hatim Ali
Pakistan
Local time: 11:11
Membro (May 2019)
Da Inglese a Urdu
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Couldn't agree more May 24

I have experienced the same back in the day when I was approached by some Indian LSPs. I even worked for one but it was about 7 years ago. Same is the case for Pakistani LSPs with whom I have had the "honor" to work with. And sadly, it looks like this trend of "paying the peanuts" is here to stay. Unless You find a Corporate direct client. Many translators are not that fortunate BTW. But again, you never know. Right!!

I would only advise you to spread your wings & go global. Make a
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I have experienced the same back in the day when I was approached by some Indian LSPs. I even worked for one but it was about 7 years ago. Same is the case for Pakistani LSPs with whom I have had the "honor" to work with. And sadly, it looks like this trend of "paying the peanuts" is here to stay. Unless You find a Corporate direct client. Many translators are not that fortunate BTW. But again, you never know. Right!!

I would only advise you to spread your wings & go global. Make a website. Get certified. Join any legitimate translators association. Become a Paying member of Proz as there is none other like this.

[Edited at 2019-05-24 20:45 GMT]
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Kuochoe Nikoi  Identity Verified
Ghana
Local time: 06:11
Da Giapponese a Inglese
Seriously low May 24

Google tells me 1 rupee = 0.014 USD. That's seriously low. Have you considered working for international clients instead? In this day and age, you can live in India and work for clients in various countries without a hassle. Let's say you get a client paying you $0.07 a word. Then you only have to do 20% as much work to earn the same amount as you did before. And that isn't even a high rate. Give it some thought.

 


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