No bed of roses on the bottom: the problems with low rates

Photo by Steve Wampler A lot of translators charge lower rates than they could otherwise get, especially when they're starting out. There are a few possible reasons for this; here are a couple. Lack of knowledge about the market Desire to get more work Desire to avoid haggling Lack of confidence Lack of knowledge about […]

Interesting take on quality/rates/time tradeoff

There's a trade-off between rates and quality. Although rates don't guarantee quality, you generally get what you pay for; higher rates get you better quality, and lower rates worse. Over on the Honyaku mailing list, Matt Stanton has a rather unique take on this topic: he believes in providing the entire spectrum himself. Then all […]