Merab Dekano wrote:
I am using ABBYY FineReader (or any other OSC software for that matter). Keep images as images, unless you need to translate the text inside. You can replicate tables, text of course, any other objects, etc. It requires some tweaking, but unless the source pdf is a complete disaster, you should have no problems exporting a decently formatted Word document (and then check it against the pdf source and adjust accordingly).
Ah, don't do it for free. It takes time; your time. Charge hourly rate. It has nothing to do with translation and shouldn't be considered part of it.
I'm glad you mentioned that it's not part of the actual translation process I wish it were not expected as part of the fee. It does indeed take time. Thanks for your input!