Okay, I just had a telephone interview with a French company that is looking for someone to translate fact sheets for them out of French and into English, as well as to write some teaser lines for ads. The man who interviewed me sent me some copy to translate, and some other copy to write teasers for. I think I’ll have no trouble doing this, and I think I’ll enjoy the work.
However, he also asked me how much I would charge for it, and I have no idea what to ask for! I never thought I’d want to do this for free, but I was hoping I’d get some kind of guidance as to what they’ll usually pay someone to do this. I honestly have no idea what to ask for. I don’t want to ask for too much and scare him off, and I don’t want to ask for too little and rip myself off. I was upfront about having no experience at this, but I don’t want to come off as a total rube. Does anyone out there have any advice? Does anyone else do this kind of thing? Please help! Thanks!