Course curriculum

Total course length: ~ 1 hour

  • 1
    Instructions for this course
    • How to Take This Course
  • 2
    Welcome to the course!
  • 3
    Pricing Units, Document Formats, and Counting Tools
    • Handout: Macro to Count Words in an Excel File (Please download for next lesson)
    • Lesson 1 Pricing Units, Fuzzy Matches, and Source/Target Considerations
    • Lesson 1 Pricing Units: Quiz
    • Note to students:
    • Lesson 2: Document Formats and Counting Tools
    • Handout: Translation Expansion Rates (please download and save for your reference purposes)
    • Lesson 2 Document Formats and Counting Tools: Quiz
  • 4
    Proofreading, Editing, and Redlines
    • Macro to Count Words in a Redline (Please download for next lesson)
    • How to Quote (and count) for Proofreading, Editing, and Redline Jobs
    • Lesson 3 Quiz
  • 5
    World Alphabets and Writing Systems and How to Count Them
    • Lesson 4: World Alphabets and Writing Systems and How to Count Them
    • Lesson 4 Quiz
  • 6
    Setting Your Own Rates: Your Own Financial Goals + Spying On the Competition
    • Lesson 5: Setting Your Own Rates: Your Own Financial Goals + Spying on the Competition
    • Quiz: Lesson 5
  • 7
    Summary and Final Considerations When Bidding on a Translation Job
    • Summary and Final Considerations

Student Testimonials

How to Quote for a Translation Job

Elena Danilova, Translator

"ideal length, very informative"

Elena Danilova, Translator

The length of the course is ideal...life is very hectic so nobody has time to sit with hours listening to long courses. I found all of the topics very informative, the topic about proofreading was also very informative. Overall this is a very original course, because most of the new freelance translators don't know how to set a rate for their work, smart move to make a course on this topic!

Takeaways from "How to Quote for a Translation Job"

By the end of the course, you'll know the answers to the questions freelance translators ask every day:

  • How much to charge for a translation job

  • How much to charge for a proofreading job

  • How to count the words in a PDF, Excel, Powerpoint, or Redline File

  • How to charge for fuzzy matches

  • How to know what other translators are charging

  • How to be compensated fairly for your work as a freelance translator

  • How to prepare a translation quote that won't scare off potential clients

  • How to charge for Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Arabic, Korean, and more

  • Much more!