[NUJ.LFB] NUJ Rate for the Job: recent rates for Translation

Updated: 2018-07-21

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. They are sorted by publisher/publication, then by date (most recent first). TIP: Use the "Find in page" command under your browser's "Edit" or "Search" menu to be sure of finding all occurrences of a publication/publisher. AND do note the year in which the rate was reported! See also the Freelance Fees Guide, which gives general recommendations. And read the disclaimer and the key to exactly what the entries mean.

Translation / all

* Tell us what you've been paid for Translation / all * Freelance Fees Guide
Publication / Programme - details & terms Group Year currency Total paid GR
XXXX
Buzzfeed per day (unspecified language pairs) 2017 GBP 160.00
Daily Mail two days' work to gut a book, provide highlights and translate key passages 5-600 words _Assoc 2012 GBP 450.00
Louis Vuitton Travel Guides translation of guide book into English, per 1000 words 2014 EUR 180.00
Louis Vuitton Travel Guides translation of guide book into English, per 1000 words 2014 EUR 180.00
Louis Vuitton Travel Guides translation of guide book into English, per 1000 words 2014 EUR 180.00
Agency Fish Ltd inflight mags etc, per 1000 _Fish 2013 USD 120.00
International Road Transport Union website translation from Russian, 4000+ words 2014 GBP 460.00
International Road Transport Union website translation from Russian, 4000+ words 2014 GBP 460.00
Small specialist PR company research and translation per day, travel exes paid 2013 GBP 250.00 O
TF1 - TV France 2000 words (French/English) 2016 GBP 570.00
Unnamed Public Relations departments translations of PR texts and newspaper articles per 1000 words 2016 EUR 80.00
 
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 EUR or (US) USDcurrency
5 Amount paid (total of basic licence and extra licences for web use, database resale...) Amount
7 "Going Rate" according to experienced NUJ members - do try to better it:  GR
or Minimum rate set out in NUJ House Agreement:  HA
8 Underpaid, in the fallible opinion of the Freelance editor:GBP50.00X
or Just sometimes we're pleasantly surprised:EUR1500.00O

Other recent rates:

Type of work: In the "sector": (click or tap below!)
Words, per 1000 News Local Mag online Book PR Other
Words, other News Local Mag online Book PR Other
Photography News Local Mag online Book PR Other
Broadcasting News Local Other including podcasting
Shifts News Local Mag online Book PR Other
Other: Cartoons | Crosswords | Illustration | Punditry | Retainer | Teaching | Tip-off | Translation
Recently reported rates all from the past few months