Today I am joined by Dennis Brown. Originally a freelance Spanish-English translator, he now runs his own company, Pacific International Translations, based in New Zealand. We discuss his new translation rates calculator, and think through what we need to take into account when calculating our rates, including the costs of self-employment.
Important things covered in this episode:
- Dennis’s new rates calculator
- How to ensure a sustainable income
- The calculations we should make
- Setting a target income
- Potential mistakes
- Additional costs we might overlook
Useful links mentioned in this episode:
Thank you to Dennis for sharing this with us. I have just given a webinar on pricing strategies for freelance translators where I talked about another great calculator, CalPro, so I look forward to trying Dennis’s; perhaps his will make it into my next presentation! Let’s all try it out. Have a wonderful week.
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Dennis Brown started translating Spanish to English way back when work was delivered on floppy disk, translators spent thousands on technical dictionaries, and the fax was the centre of the office. Over the years (gulp, decades!) his freelance translation services steadily morphed into a translation company offering an increasing range of languages and services. He is owner and Managing Director of Pacific International Translations based in Auckland, New Zealand. An avid “tramper”, in his spare time Dennis loves nothing better than “going bush” on multi-day adventures in New Zealand’s remote forest and alpine areas.
A special thanks to Catherine Metcalfe for editing the show notes.
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