All you need is a high-speed internet connection and a headset to listen in. Questions from the audience will also be answered at the end of the session (time permitting).
Here is the abstract for this one-hour webinar.
Pricing: it’s a controversial and complex subject, one that’s almost become a taboo in our industry. However, it’s something that all linguists need to think about very seriously. After all, we love what we do, but we also want to make a good living at it. In order to achieve that, while not having to work around the clock, it’s essential to figure out how to price one’s services. In accordance with legal stipulations and regulations from associations around the world, the speaker will not be making specific price recommendations. However, the following will be discussed:
- How much do you want to make?
- Moral/ethical obligations?
- Brief overview of supply, demand and price
- The peanuts/monkeys phenomenon
- Alternatives to very low prices for newcomers to the profession
- The business case for no free translation tests
- Surcharges (weekend, 24-hour turnaround, PDF, etc.)
- Dealing with adversity
- Adjustments for inflation
- The professionalization of the industry – what does it mean for pricing?