What's the going rate for vetting a translation?
June 3, 2011 5:23 AM Subscribe
Compensation for a help in non-commercial translation job?
posted by IndigoJones to Work & Money (4 answers total)
Friend of a friend (why do I get involved?) is finishing up a translation of a hopelessly obscure text which she hopes some university press might be interested in. Text runs about fifty thousand words. She has doubts over about 1,500 words serious enough to ask help from a professor who cheerfully agreed.
Of course this is worth a few bottles of wine, and he will get them if he comes through.
Question 1 - does a few bottle of wine sound about right?
Question 2 - what would be suitable recompense for vetting the entire work?
Question 3 - how does she broach the subject of question 2?
Bear in mind, this is a labor of love only and even if it does get published it will never make money or wind up on screen.