Sean Williams, PhD

freelance translator

Rates

My basic rate is US$0.07/word, source or target.  I will consider discounted rates for for large projects (over 10,000 words), depending on the terminological difficulty and formatting requirements, and for certain non-profits.  Rates may be higher for projects with complex formatting or research needs.

My minimum editing/review rate is US$0.02/word for documents already in good shape, and $0.03/word for those that need substantial re-writing.

I am prepared with a formal contract to specify the terms of our working relationship for all projects over 10,000 words, or for smaller projects if desired.



Quality Guarantee

I guarantee that all my translations will be done exclusively by me, with no outsourcing and no machine translation, unless instructed by the client.  To protect my clients and myself from financial abuse, I offer the following schedule of refunds and re-translating services: 

Dissatisfaction (clear errors in translation or poor English writing, rather than differences of opinion about word choice and writing style) with up to 10% of the target text:  I will re-translate or discuss phrasing and terminology at no additional charge.

Dissatisfaction with up to 25% of the target text:  I will re-translate or discuss until the client is satisfied, and offer a 25% refund.

Dissatisfaction with more than 25% of the target text:  I will re-translate or discuss as needed, and offer a 50% refund.