I have to write a grant application in Chinese. I intend to write it in English first, and then get a friend to translate it for me. I am supposed to give an overview of my research project with a word count of 4000-8000 Chinese characters. What word count should I be aiming for when I write the English version?
The text is about mathematics, but since it is an overview intended for a general scientific audience it will not be overly technical. In particular, it will contain some mathematics terminology, but almost no mathematical equations.