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What Do You Pay a Translator for a 50 Page Document in Pollsh #translation


Theo Rafael
 

The site I actually had in mind where you can ask for price quotes is this: https://www.fiverr.com/categories/writing-translation/quality-translation-services?ref=languages_pair%3Apolish-english 
As a bonus, the site is an Israeli start-up :)

Theo


Theo Rafael
 

You can search on the internet, there are sites that specialize in this kind of contract hiring in which different people offer different services (some do translations) and buyers can solicit price quotes. Of course quality can vary significantly as do prices.
Take for instance https://www.upwork.com/search/profiles/?q=translation&lang=pl as an example. Good luck!

Theo Rafael

Searching for:
RAFAEL - Algyogy/Geoagiu and related Hunyad/Hunedoara county towns in Transylvania (Romania / Hungary / Austria-Hungary empire)
DEUTSCH -Ókanizsa / Magyarkanizsa / Kanjiza in Serbia / former Austria-Hungary and Yugoslavia.
MARMOR, SPITZ, KOHN, HERZLINGER in the Transylvania region
BLEICHER (Moldova/Bukovina), etc


Yehuda Berman
 

I don't know the translation charge from Polish to  English but I should imagine that a lot depends on how long it takes to translate a page, and what the cost of living is in a given country. I'm a semi-retired professional translator from Hebrew to English, mostly academic articles and books. I charge per double-spaced English page (because an English page is about 30-35 % longer than a Hebrew page, which is written without vowels). On the average a good translation takes about an hour per 250 word English page. The cost of living here is high. Anybody in Israel who charged $2 a page (like the German translator) would have a hard time making ends meet. Assuming that, unlike Hebrew, it takes only 15 minutes to translate a page from Polish to English, in a 40 hour week he would earn $320, or about $16,000 a year.  Three possibilities: 1) the cost of living is low; 2) he only translates part-time and his main job is something else; 3) quality leaves something to be desired.
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Yehuda Berman
Efrat, Israel

Searching: BERMAN, Tomashpil, Ukraine; KOGAN, Chisinau (Kishinev); ECHTMAN, Odessa; KAMINSKY, Odessa


Connie
 

My translator from Old German/Modern German to English charges $2 per page. I think that's very fair.


Carole Shaw
 

Translators usually charge per 1000 words in the source text.  There are no set fees.  You could search for Polish to English translators on a site like ITI in the US and UK (different organisations but same initials) or the CIoL in UK and ask a sample what and how they charge. As an indication, 12 years ago I was charging £80 per 1000 words from Russian.

 

Carole Shaw, London UK
SCHNEIDER: Kamanets Podolsk, Ukraine & Libava/ Libau/Liepaja, Latvia
KLUGMAN, GOLDSCHMID (plus variations), BRAUER: Libava/Libau/Liepaja, Latvia & Johannesburg
ROSENTHAL, ZUSCHNEIDER/CUSZNAJDER: Lublin, Poland
GREENBERG, BRZOZA/BJOZHA, SOBERSKI: Lomza/Nowogrod, Poland
SAMSON, BLIK: Amsterdam, Zandvoort, Holland

WOLFSBERGEN, BOSMAN: Holland

ZANDGRUNDT (plus variations), SANDGROUND: Warsaw, London and beyond

JACOBOVITCH/JACKSON: Staszow, Poland & London

KOSKOVITCH/KENTON: Staszow, Poland & London

 

 


Jan Meisels Allen
 

When I was in Poland in 2001 I met a woman from my ancestral town of Stawiski. When I was in Poland for the IAJGS conference several years ago I again had the opportunity to meet her. Since then she sent me about 50 pages of handwritten in Polish notes of her recollections of what happened to the Jews in Stawiski during WWll. There are no records that survived for Stawiski so these recollections are important.

 

What do people charge for translating from Polish to Engllsh? Do you pay by page or by time?

 

Thank you for any guidance you may provide.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Agoura Hills, CA (USA)

SEARCHING:

REICH, WALD, ZUPNIK, Presov, Mestiszko, Szivdnik; Salgo, Sebes Kellemes,

Slovakia (formerly Hungary)

MEISELS, SEGALLA/SIGALL, LIEBERMAN --Brody, Ukraine

KLAJNMAN, MICHELBERG, SYK, SZLANG, TYKULSKIER Sochaczew, Chorzele, and Zakroczym Poland

FREJER, IMJAK, WILAMOWSKY, KREPLAK,-Stawiski, Poland

SZAPIRA, SOBOTKO, PIATKOWSKA, PERLA, ASZ, WAPNIARZ -Lomza ,Poland

GUTFARB --Zambrow, Poland ASZ, Nasielsk, Poland  ELION, Suwalki Lithuania