Historically, most freelance translators have been paid by the word. Is pay by the hour in their future?
A new article in Slator suggests that perhaps a trend in Australia may be coming to a translator near you.
A large Australian translation company discovered that their translators, thanks to translation technology, could now translate 1,000 words per hour. (How the use of technology assured quality translation is not addressed…) So while the company continues charging by the word—they now pay translators by the hour.
Another Slator article informs us that U.S. translation rates are still about 22 cents per word.
See the full Slator article here.