You’d like to know in advance how much my help will cost you? Not easy to say as every assignment is different. However, have a look at the way I work, and if you agree to these terms, then get in touch with me.
1 Give me a call or write me an email, it’s FREE. During your introductory FREE phone call or short email, I will let you know if I can deal with your query. Depending on the type of it, I will ask you to send me a further email to clarify matters;
2 Following that, I will asses your query and if possible, I will give you a brief estimate by email or phone, whenever possible, of the time it might take to deal with it and how I propose to proceed. Face-to-face consultations may be necessary in some circumstances. Please bear it in mind that this will be only an estimate, and that more often than not there are other unforeseen issues that may arise during my work for you;
3 I will start working on your behalf and charging for my services only after you accept my “Prices, Terms & Conditions” and sign, date and return to me our agreement “Contrat Commercial de Prestation de Service” as well as pay the retainer prior to commencement of work (whenever applicable). After payment of retainer is cleared, I will then proceed and start dealing with your request;
4 Once I have completed the work for you, you will be informed either by mail, email or a phone call; accordingly, the documents will be sent to you by post or email if applicable, unless you specify which way you prefer to receive them. Sometimes an appointment at my office might be necessary;
5Finally, your invoice will then be produced and sent to you by post or by email at the end of the calendar month for all works carried out during that month. The time spent/the work description/the costs in dealing with your assignment request are measured by an app called “HARVEST” which will automatically generate your invoice with all these details included in. Sales of services (invoice) is not subject to VAT.
Prices, Terms and Conditions
All services have standard prices which cover most situations. Most work, however, is usually a mixture of services and you may prefer a quotation for more complex lengthy work, if so, please contact me and if it’s possible to give you a fixed quote, I will endeavour to do so. Up-to-date information on progress of work related expenses is available for all clients for costs already incurred.
Standard prices are charged by units of one quarter of an hour for consultations over the phone, on skype or in my office – internet searches – emails – phone calls – letter writing – interpretation/certain translations for 12,50€ per each quarter of an hour.
Business set-up and registration packages are available for a fixed fee and by request (Micro-Entreprise & Entreprise Individuelle).
Before commencing any work, I shall be able to request signature of our agreement “Contrat Commercial de Prestation de Service” and require an advance against fees and other charges. This retainer will be deposited into the company’s account, and it may be used to pay your invoice and any other costs incurred. I shall be entitled to ask you to make further retainer payments from time to time as the matter advances and if the earlier retainer payment has been used. Any remaining balance of the retainer will be returned to you upon the completion of my services. I reserve the right to decline to act if there is a failure or delay in payment of any retainer requested. A non-payment of a retainer may also result in a delay in my undertaking of work or providing services for you, and it may result in withdrawing my services and representation altogether.
From 1st January 2018
Please note that a retainer and signature of our agreement “Contrat Commercial de Prestation de Service” will be asked in advance prior to commencing all work for administrative files and translations/interpretation.
|Consultations||50 € per hour|
|Translation||50 € per hour or 0.07 – 0.13 € centimes per source language word for short documents
depending on the source language -or by page for large technical translation files
|Interpretation||50 € per hour|
|Internet search||50 € per hour|
|Telephone calls or emails||Introductory email or first short call from client is FREE.
All other calls and some emails are charged 0,85 € per minute
|Travel||0.75€ per kilometer for a round trip|
|Weekend rates from 8pm Friday to 8pm Sunday||75 € per hour|
All work carried out for a client is invoiced at the end of each calendar month, and standard payment is 15 days from the invoice date.
Delay or failure of payment or response following 3 invoice reminders will result in additional fees charged, interest charges applicable for late payments as per invoice. Bailiffs’ debt recovery incurred charges applied as per invoice. Payment is by cash, cheque or bank transfer in Euros.
As per invoice specification: TVA non applicable, article 293 B du CGI. Tout incident de non paiement est passible d’intérêt de retard (taux des pénalités : 15%). Indemnité forfaitaire pour frais de recouvrement due au créancier en cas de retard de paiement: 40€.