The guru of Services Drafts Yngve Dahlstrom What, me worry? After retiring from industrial work I took the linguistics course at UFRGS and set up my own small editing and translation business.Having a flair for languages and writing since my youth, at the company I worked for it was me they turned to when some documents needed translation. Mostly user and equipment manuals and similar technical stuff, but also commercial and general. So I'm just expanding on something I learned to do very well over a course of almost twenty years. Work Terms I generally prefer to calculate my fee on word count, currently $0.05 / word.