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With the use of specialized word count tools giving the possibility to count words and numbers separately, the charge for the numbers in source text is being discussed.

Although it may seem obvious that translators “do nothing with the numbers”, there are still situations when numbers add some very thorough work for translators:

1.   When numbers are to be translated (for example, change 123 to one hundred twenty-three)

2.  When numbers are to be checked or proofread, especially concerning large number massive

 

So if you are thinking on whether to include the numbers in your paid word count, just estimate your effort spent on them first.

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