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[personal profile] marina2010-07-18 09:48 pm

Question about rates


This is kind of an odd question, but I figure this might be a good place to ask? I didn't see anything against this kind of post in the rules but if it's inappropriate I apologize and I'll remove it.

Does anyone know about rates for simultaneous translation? It's the sort of thing that depends on a lot of variables, I know, so it's difficult to find rates online.

I got a call today from a friend of the family asking me to escort her niece (from the UK) tomorrow to see a graphologist (who speaks only Hebrew) and act as her translator, here in Israel. The appointment will last an hour and I'd be getting there by car (about 40 minutes drive) and have to pay for parking (5-10$). The graphologist is charging about 200-250$ an hour, if that influences anything, and the nature of the meeting will be him analyzing her handwriting and then having a kind of therapy session with her.

I was basically told to say how much she owed me once it was done and the niece (20 years old) would pay me. The friend-of-the-family was very insistent and clear that this wasn't a favor but a job, so I should treat it as such.

So, any suggestions for how much one should charge for an hour of that kind of translation? Obviously prices would vary depending on country and such, but even a rough estimate would sure help since I've never heard of pricing for this sort of thing.

Thank you!