Chris Durban on translation pricing

Are you unsure about how to price your translation services? Chris Durban shared her valuable insights on this thorny topic in her presentation on ‘Pricing issues in translation: is this where you want to be?’ for the New Zealand Society of Translators and Interpretersin January 2016. Here’s a round-up of the key points from her presentation.

Chris began by explaining that she never makes recommendations on translation prices, but is happy to share examples of actual prices observed for specific translation projects. In conversations with translators on pricing, she’s noticed that although many translators recommend aiming high, discussions often digress to issues of work-life balance and why money isn’t everything – and wind up with the reassurance that actually, it’s perfectly okay to aim low.

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