Raising your rates can be really scary. If you’re anything like I was in the early days of my practice, you’ll find yourself hesitant to increase your rates in any way. I panicked at the thought of pricing myself out of work, getting called less and starving to death over a dollar. Had I realized … Continue reading An Argument For Raising Your Rate
Rate sheets are widely used in various service industries with interpreting being the outlier. We’re often reduced by agencies to their budget but when you really consider how the industry should and has worked in the past, it deteriorates our worth as professionals. When working as a freelancer directly with clients as opposed to through … Continue reading What is a Rate Sheet and Why Do You Need One?
When working on a contract that offers the option to bill for various travel expenses, the structures can be confusing. While fairly straightforward, many interpreters find themselves stuck writing them in. First, it’s important to recognize that there is very big difference between the client that has an office requiring a $50/month parking pass and … Continue reading How Do I Add Parking, Tolls and Travel To The Deal?