NUJ Rate for the Job: recent rates for
Translation / All

Uploaded: 15 September 2017

These rates have been reported by members of the National Union of Journalists and others, and printed in the Freelance, newsletter of London Freelance Branch. Read the disclaimer and see the key to exactly what the entries mean.

Publication / Programme - details & terms Group Year currency Basic fee Extras
GR
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Unnamed Public Relations departments translations of PR texts and newspaper articles per 1000 words 2016 EUR 80
TF1 - TV France 2000 words (French/English) 2016 GBP 570
International Road Transport Union website translation from Russian, 4000+ words 2014 GBP 460
Louis Vuitton Travel Guides translation of guide book into English, per 1000 words 2014 EUR 180
International Road Transport Union website translation from Russian, 4000+ words 2014 GBP 460
Louis Vuitton Travel Guides translation of guide book into English, per 1000 words 2014 EUR 180
Louis Vuitton Travel Guides translation of guide book into English, per 1000 words 2014 EUR 180
Agency Fish Ltd inflight mags etc, per 1000 _Fish 2013 USD 120
Small specialist PR company research and translation per day, travel exes paid 2013 GBP 250 O
Daily Mail two days' work to gut a book, provide highlights and translate key passages 5-600 words _Assoc 2012 GBP 450
general translation translation 2007 GBP 85 GR
Digital Radio Development Bureau from English into Simplified Mandarin (China), per 1000 paid by agency 2006 GBP 115
Translation agency proofing English-Nordic translations, per hour (agency charges client £45) 2006 GBP 30
museum guide translation from English into German flat fee (no royalties) per 1000 words 2001 GBP 75 0
High Court interpreting day _HMG 1998 GBP 200

The above are recent rates as of 15 September 2017.

 
Key to the rates, by column:
1 Publication / Programme, any details of work and licence
2 Owner at the time the rate was reported, where knownGroup
3 The year in which the rate was reportedYear
4 Currency: either GBP or EURcurrency
5 Amount paid for basic licence - e.g. first use in print: Basic fee
6 Paid for extra licences - web use, database resale... (no data pre Jun 2000) ...Extras
7 "Going Rate" according to experienced NUJ members - do try to better it: ......GR
or Minimum rate set out in NUJ House Agreement (more will be made soon): ......HA
8 Underpaid, in the fallible opinion of the Freelance editor:GBP500X
or Just sometimes we're pleasantly surprised:EUR1500300O

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Shifts News Local Mag online Book PR Other
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