HOW MUCH DOES A TRANSLATION COST?

Prices and deadlines

Does your company’s every written communication have the same value? An e-mail, a media release, a brochure … are they prepared with the same degree of productivity? Unlike what intermediaries (agencies) would have you believe, it is not possible to propose a single price for all types of translations.

The time required for research, reflection and analysis varies greatly, entailing inevitable deadlines and costs. Unrealistic inexpensive prices and deadlines point to work done by questionable translation software rather than skilled professional translators.

The following diagram shows the influence the type of text and client requirements has on cost and deadlines.

In all events, regardless of the demanding nature of your documents, we can also apply an hourly rate which can never exceed 90 €/hour.

Complexity of the text:

Graph showing translation price & deadline evolution based on several criteria
Informational Editorial Technical Complex Research required

Text format:

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Word/Excel Text with Paper or PowerPoint Flat-rate
no special tables or fax copy Coded text files less
layout images than one page

Client requirements:

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Translation for In-house Documentation Use of Length or
information purposes documentation for special other
publication software constraints

Urgent Translations:

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No special urgency Fast turnaround Priority translation Night work Weekend work

 

For the best purchasing conditions for translations, we recommend that you read the brochure published by the Société française des traducteurs to reduce your translation costs without sacrificing quality and service.

If you already know that brochure and want to learn even more about how to best buy translation services, download the Translation: buying a non-commodity guide from SFT.