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June 20, 2011 2:27 AM Subscribe
I have need for a large and strange batch of audio translations. As a newbie to this game, please help me zero in on market specifics.
posted by mykescipark to Work & Money (3 answers total)
I'm working with an established record label to issue a huge box set of highly esoteric musics recorded around the world via radio. The recordings are in dozens of languages from Bari to Beja, from Hausa to Hindi. I need to hire some folks to listen to the recordings and offer translations of the bookending narration and/or song lyrics in their respective languages.
Since there is no paper/textual translation to be done, is this something for which I should solicit translators on ProZ, TranslatorsCafe, ATA, etc., or is it a different market entirely? And how should I calculate the going rate for translating, say, a three-minute song? Is there some benchmark for this kind of work?
Thanks for any guidance. This is a brand-new arena for me, so please feel free to point out any glaring holes in my thinking.