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    • November 16, 2013 5:13 PM EET
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      What is your speed of translation? Surfing the net I've found estimates as low as 150 words per hour for highly technical text to 600 words per hour for easy one.

    • November 27, 2013 4:20 PM EET
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      The speed can be even lower than 150 words, e.g. if the task is to translate terminology database, which require serious research actions. Basically, when you translate a kind of a list (terms, toponyms, etc.), the speed will be significantly lower as such lists contain much less syntactic and auxiliary words (articles, prepositions, etc.). On the other hand if you translate a coherent text, and find yourself very confident with subject and terminology, it is possible to translate up to 1k words per hour, however such speed makes you strain to the limit, and it is hard to work with such intensity for a long time.

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