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Translation – Sliding Scale Per Submission
Translation rates are billed according to the higher word count between the source language and target language.
All rates listed apply to the majority of English<->French, English<->Spanish and
A Note on Translation Rates:
The translation sector is not immune to the supply and demand dynamics of the marketplace. In that context, our standard or posted rates should be viewed as a guide.
Also, not all translators are created equal. As a translation agency we do our best to place translation assignments with the best available resource(s). Competent resources for some languages or technical topics are more difficult to source than others. (Tight deadline requirements may also be a significant cost element under such circumstances.)
As an example, there are only two resources listed in our database that qualify to certify Japanese to English document translations. Moreover, these resources may not necessarily be available on short notice. When they are available, the costs quoted to us may be high – in fact, way higher than our posted rates.
It's important to keep in mind that premium rates may also apply based on technical difficulty, urgency, and file type (since file formatting may be required).
Finally, we do want your business and we will quote you a competitive price to get it. But, we will not compromise our quality standards to get business (see the following: Where to Find Cheap Translation).
1 000 words – 1-2 days
All payment terms for first-time (new) clients are established on a case-by-case basis. Generally, our payment terms are as follows:
Projects $200.00 or less: Full payment is required upfront.
Projects over $200.00: We require a 50% deposit upfront and the outstanding balance must be paid within 30 days of the date of issue on the invoice. All certified translation assignments must be paid in full prior to delivery of finalized translation, i.e. after draft is approved by the client.
Government and regular clients: Please call our office to discuss payment terms. Generally, all invoices are Net 30 days.
Cancellation: Projects are subject to an administration fee of $75.00 plus the translation work that has been completed.
Changes: If changes to the text are required once a translation project is underway, the text that has been translated will be added to the word count of the updated document.