A quick guide on document translation services prices
Determining the price, or cost, of a document translation service is not simple. There are several variables to consider, and that's why most translation agencies will not show how much they charge straight-away. Unfortunately, a case-by-case analysis needs to be made on each document before quoting the client and sending the translation prices.
Take into consideration a Russian to English translation of a document, for example, a contract, that's filled with technical terminology of the Energy & Gas industry.
In most cases, the main variable to determine the prices of a document translation service is the number of words to be translated. However, we also need to take into consideration the complexity of the subject field, in this case, Energy & Gas, and how exotic is the language pair. Not all languages are the same, and the availability of high-quality translators in a not so common language pair influences the translation service price (as a side note, check the average prices for translation services in the US, here, which surprisingly, are more than double of our average translation rates).
Lastly, it's important to know the turnaround time, or the time needed to complete the translation. This last variable influences heavily in the price of the translation service, as rush or urgent document translations take priority and resources from normal orders.
Translation prices, what's included in the service?
You might wonder, when I'm paying a fee to a translation agency, what do I get? Document translation is much more than just the pure translation, and includes other services that add value to the translation service, like:
- Terminology analysis
- Translation Memory analysis
- Desktop Publishing, which means adjusting the layout of your translated document to match the layout of the source document
- Quality control
This and other added-value services is what you receive when you work with a trusted translation company like Language Buró.
We will be happy to send you a free quote with detailed prices for the translation of your documents. Our PMs will reply you within one business hour with an offer. Just send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at +44 20-3322-9529.