Just as I was sinking in an onslaught of translation jobs that will definitely affect my plans for the weekend, I received a small assignment from a favourite British client specializing in creative adaptation.
Needless to say it’s super urgent…. but it’s only three words, with a total of seven (7) letters: “up to 50% off”.
Within a few minutes I duly provided the Hungarian translation, with additional explanatory notes and tips on typesetting.
The shortest ever job I’ve had in my freelancer career was also for this client, a few years ago. Then they needed the words “yes” and “no” as they would appear on a website as buttons.
Breaking: As I was writing this blog post, the client called me on the phone, saying that the actual copy to be translated is “up to 50% off the original price”. That still leaves 5 pounds per word – not bad for ten minutes of work.