This is perhaps slightly off topic, but I hope it's okay nevertheless.
I wrote an academic thesis this year and have been toying with the idea of having it translated into Spanish. I could do a translation myself, but it would take me a very long time, and I'm not sure it would end up being quite the level of quality I am looking for, since I just don't have that much practice with very formal academic Spanish.
My problem is the cost - the thesis is about 12,400 words/47 pages long, and at what I think is a fairly standard rate (10 cents/word) that gets into a price range that I definitely can't afford. Does anyone know if there are any schools of translations whose students might be willing to take on such a job for cheaper? I guess the only other alternative I could think of would be Proz.com....
This is not something I'm planning to do immediately, but if anyone here has any interest in offering me a discounted rate because of the length of the job, let me know for future reference. FYI, the thesis deals with rural community development projects in aymara communities.
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