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WHY DO INTERPRETERS ALWAYS CHARGE DAY RATES?
There are three reasons why interpreters charge day rates:
– Every assignment, no matter how long it lasts, takes time to prepare. It takes just as long to prepare for a one-and-a-half-hour meeting as it does to prepare for a daylong conference.
What’s more, on short assignments, interpreters have to hit the ground running.
Interpreters simply cannot work at two or more meetings in one day, given the meticulous preparation that each job requires.
– If your meeting runs late or gets extended or if your agenda changes at the last minute, you need to know that your interpreter will be there for you until the end. That is why interpreters set aside the entire day and do not commit to other jobs.
– Are you holding your event far out in the countryside? At an industrial site? In another city or another country even? Interpreters will travel to your event’s location and no matter how long the event itself lasts, that travel time remains the same.
IS THE INTERPRETER PAID FOR TRAVEL TIME?
Yes. When it takes a half day, a full day or even longer to reach the event location, interpreters bill for their travel time before and after the event.