|Here is the real picture:
1. Since this project has two manuals (operating and maintenance), there must be a lot of things repeated. Roughly 35-40%. You should think of this factor when giving your quote;
2. Since they are manuals, not all pages are full pages. Some pages are of a half page; some even have a few lines only; even though the full page is not what you expect in a normal sense of A4. If you have ever translated manuals, you should be able to be clear of this fact.
3. We are a Singapore translation agency rather than a company from Europe or USA; therefore, you may not expect to be paid at the rate you charge a US or Europe company. Living standards are different.
4. This is quite a large project, about 1000-1500 pages. If you still quote at your regular rate of $0.05 per word, we would only say you are not serious about it.
Based on the above facts, the rate we would like to offer is around US$3 per page. Total: US$4500.
Just think of it. If you can earn this sum within 2 months, you don't have to work for the rest of the year.
Any one who still is interested in this project, please write in ASAP