Getting your prices right

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Topic: Business skills for translators

Course summary
Availability:This training is available on-demand

Duration: 60 minutes.

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Summary:Apply method to your pricing to achieve your income goals in fewer hours. Ensure your prices are sustainable. Get a new perspective on your translation practices and discover where you are making and losing money.

Take a practical look at translation pricing. Make sure you charge fair prices that will allow you to achieve a sustainable income. Get new perspective on your working practices and how they affect your earnings. Take some time to think about your approach to pricing jobs. Ensure you are quoting competitively, while making certain that you will be able to afford to keep freelancing in the long-term.

This webinar opens by discussing industry pricing and looking at why freelancers sometimes end up under-pricing or accepting prices that are too low. We will look at how freelancers can establish their hourly rate, before moving on to focus on how profitable your own translation practices are.

Attendees will be encouraged to question how they approach pricing and discover methods to learn more about their own translation and working practices, with a view to being more profitable. We will see how this information can be applied to quoting for jobs, to enable you to ensure you get a fair price. The session closes with a summary of pointers to bear in mind when pricing translation jobs.

This webinar takes a global perspective on pricing and does not look at specific prices for any language combinations or markets.
Target audience
• Freelance translators in any language combination, especially those who are newer to the profession
• Student translators who want to become freelancers
• Anyone looking for a fresh perspective on pricing or on the profitability of their translation practices
Learning objectives
In this course you will:
- Learn about what affects pricing and how you may be under-pricing
- Learn how to really understand what you are earning while you are “at work”
- Get a new perspective on your translation practices in terms of profitability
- Discover a way to develop a sustainable pricing structure
- Get pointers on avoiding under-pricing jobs
There are no prerequisites for this webinar.
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The course will cover the following areas:
- Short introduction to pricing in general
- General pricing principles in the context of the translation industry
- Identifying your hourly rate
- Understanding where you are making and losing money through your working practices
- Applying this understanding to quoting for jobs
- Is per-word pricing always the best way to go?
- A few pointers on quoting to improve your profitability
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Price: 15.00 USD
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 Gwenydd Jones    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Gwenydd Jones is a freelance Spanish-to-English translator and translator trainer. She has two MAs, the first in Translation Studies and the second in Legal Translation, and the DipTrans (CIOL). With 10 years’ experience, Gwenydd specialises in business, marketing and legal translation. She is also a copywriter. You can read her blog and discover her Spanish-to-English translation courses at
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Getting your prices right

esther tanuadji Identity Verified
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Contact?Nov 25, 2013

Hello Gwenydd,

After I purchase this video, can I drop you one or two more questions on pricing?icon_smile.gif

Thank you,



Gwenydd Jones Identity Verified
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Please feel free to contact me with any questions!Feb 5, 2015

Hello Esther,

I only just saw this question. Please feel free to contact me any time: ggjones at gmail dot com.

Best wishes,


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