The baseline proofreading rate is 30 euros per 1000 words
of English source text as counted by the word count utility built
into Microsoft Word's word processing program. I charge an hourly
rate of 30 euros when complex and/or fragmented layouts (such as
the inclusion of numerous graphics that require amendments) add
to the workload and/or make this method of calculation impractical.
(At the time of the most recent update to this page (04/2016),
30 euros is equivalent to circa DKK 223, GBP 23.5 or USD 33.6. Use
the widget below for the most up-to-date rates or for euro equivalents
in other currencies.)
My baseline rate for Danish-to-English translation is 100
euros per 1000 words of source text.
If payment is made in a currency other than the euro, the interbank
euro exchange rate quoted on the Oanda
website that prevails on the date of invoicing (which is deemed
to be the date on which I return your proofread documentation) will
determine the exact amount.
(The Oanda site permits unrestricted look-up of historic data.)
Payment is due within 14 days of my dispatch of the file(s) containing
my amended version of your original document, plus my invoice.
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If it is apparent that unusually extensive corrections will be
required and/or the urgency of your deadline makes it necessary
for me to work overtime (including weekends), I reserve the right
to apply a multiplier which reflects the degree of additional effort
involved. This will raise the baseline rate mentioned above. Should
this be necessary, I will inform you about it before I start work;
or if the need for unusually extensive corrections is for some reason
not obvious until after my work has started, I will let you know
as soon as it first becomes apparent. This will give you the option
to abandon the project and pay only for any work actually carried
out up to that point.
I reserve the right to require interim/stage payments when working
on very large assignments. Typically, this will be at 14-day intervals.
I may decline to take on an assignment if it is clear to me that
I have too little knowledge of the subject area it covers, or if
I feel that the number of queries generated during the process of
proofreading a particular document (or set of documents) will be
too great. Machine-translated text will generally fall into this category.
Occasionally, I may also have to decline work whose timing and/or
extent cannot be reconciled with my daily work capacity and/or other
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Please see the submission details.
I accept payments made by wire transfer from your bank (see the
page for more details). Relevant details will be supplied at the
time of invoicing.
Bank-to-bank wire transfers can readily be made in US dollars (USD),
United Kingdom pounds (GBP), euros (EUR), Australian dollars (AUD),
Danish crowns (DKK), Norwegian crowns (NOK) and Swedish crowns (SEK).
(This is not an exhaustive list.)
Please see the relevant FAQ.
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Your go-ahead for proofreading and copy editing to commence will
signify your acceptance of the terms described on this page unless
it is specifically agreed between us in writing that other arrangements
When you send me material for proofreading and/or as part of a
job enquiry, you are simultaneously certifying that you are not
in breach of any applicable confidentiality or copyright agreement
or trade embargo that prohibits you from doing so, and that your
material is not intended to be used for any illegal purpose.
You also agree to indemnify me in the event of any claim or legal
action, under any jurisdiction, that may be made against me as a
result of the failure on your part to observe any relevant confidentiality
or copyright restrictions or trade embargo prohibiting your transmission
to third parties of the documentation which you have sent to me.
Any other legal issues which may arise will be settled in accordance
with the laws of England and Wales. You are responsible and liable
for any fees, including attorney and collection fees, that I may
incur in my efforts to collect any outstanding balances from you.
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