I have been offered some work making cd's for ESL books and dictionaries. Does anyone have an idea of how the fee structure works, is it per hour or per word or what? Thanks for your help.
Would that question not be better asked of the company for which you will be working?Originally Posted by clarer
Excuse me for not taking this seriously .....
Yes, but I was interested to see what the going rate was for this kind of work. I was told that after the first block was finished I could tell them how much I would charge. This is completely new to me so I was curious what was reasonable as far this was concerned, I could be way off in either direction so I wanted a ballpark. Thanks
Going rate is probably what people are willing to accept....in Thailand you often get shit work for shit money which is often acceptable to all of those involved.
So really the question is how much are you worth (i.e. are you good or middling or shite) and are they willing to pay for good/middling or shite.....basically. Will you be happy to take a big wage on the condition that for every mistake you make your docked x amount etc.???
Hard to say really....between you and the company!!!
I'll give you an example...some business classes can cost say 700 Baht or so an hour (probably some for even less)...others 3,000 Baht plus!!!Originally Posted by clarer
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Thanks Ken, I'll see how the first book goes and then re-negotiate based on that...
By the way they are recording my voice for a cd, not me proof reading or anything..
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LoL...read the posts Ken!
We did that once and we paid NOTHING!!!
I'd go with 800/hr
...you get what you need.
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great....I can sort of know what to expect.
I'm kind of excited about it, should be interesting, although the novelty will probably wear off pretty quickly after several hours in a recording studio..
I think this is how we got ours free.Originally Posted by clarer
Joking...but do you actually believe that???
It can take hours Clarer....which is why I HIGHLY doubt you'll get 800 Baht an hour (or anywhere near that)...fingers crossed though!!!
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Well yeah, because it was through a mutual friend who I trust. We'll see the worst is a few hours spent...and a new experience.
If they don't pay or treat you nice you could deliberately mispronounce some long words and hold them to ransom
Ahh well in that case...semi-fair enough...always get some figure in advance though would be my advise...even from a 'friend'!!! Is the friend in charge of the finances though?
But she won't know until AFTER she's done it.
And I'm surprised that speaking out loud is a new experience...shit I do it as a type and that
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nope, just through my TESOL course, he is very legit.
I meeting her this week to dicuss the materials and then to the recording studio this weekend.
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more like ABC ha ha