What can I expect as a return on my investment?

You invested $269 in Slate Desktop™. Here are three ROI scenarios.

Let’s say you work with a computer-assisted translation tool and translation memories. Projects with 15,000 words take five days at $0.10 per word. You invoice your customer $1,500 on Friday.

You try Slate Desktop™ and learn it boosts your productivity 30%. Now, projects with 15,000 words take 3 days at the same $0.10 per word. You invoice your customer $1,500 on Wednesday.

You have two free days per week, week after week, month after month. You’re now earning at about $500 per day, Slate Desktop™ paid for itself in half of a day. It’s a pretty good return.

In another scenario, you work with a computer-assisted translation tool and translation memories. You post-edit using your customer’s online machine translation. Projects with 19,000 words takes 5 days at $0.08 per word for post-editing rates. You invoice your customer $1,520 on Friday.

You discover by adding Slate Desktop™, and you boost your productivity 20%. Now, projects with 19,000 words takes 4 days. You invoice your customer $1,520 on Thursday and start working a new project on Friday.

That gives you an extra free day in your week, week after week, month after month. Now earning about $350 per day, Slate Desktop™ pays for itself in one day.

This is a modest scenario. You work with a computer-assisted translation tool, translation memories and online machine translation. You pay $22 per million characters for your online machine translation subscription. Projects with 15,000 words take 4 days at $0.10 per word.

Your Slate Desktop™ tests show your productivity equals your current online machine translation. That’s parity. Projects with 15,000 words are complete in 4 days.

You bought Slate Desktop™‘s one-time license for $269. It costs nothing to use it. At parity, you can stop paying the recurring subscription fees to the online service. Your monthly expenses drop $50 or $60 per month. Slate Desktop™ pays for itself in five (5) months. That’s a pretty good worst-case scenario!

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