Q4 • How much does translation cost?

Pure translation is charged per word. The rate depends on the subject matter (e.g. a highly technical text costs more than a straight-forward business letter), language combination and deadline. For texts with a high amount of repetition (full sentences, not just words), we calculate the approximate percentage of repetition and discount this amount from the total price.

When extra work is required to translate a document, such as manipulating graphics or working within code, an additional charge is added to account for the time spent outside of pure translation.

For texts that require a large amount of cultural adaptation in addition to translation, an hourly rate is charged.