How to receive an indication of the cost for a translation?
The price for a translation is determined by several factors, such as the word count, target language, subject, difficulty and deadline of the translation. If you send us the document or documents, we would be happy to provide you with a customised quotation.
Sometimes, however, you may be unable to send us the files (for example, if the document is not yet finished), and you would still like to receive a rough indication of the price. Especially when you are at a stage where you need to decide on the budget for translation services, an estimation of the cost could come in useful. This is certainly possible. The easiest way to go about this is to send us an email with as much information as is available at this stage. It would be helpful if you could answer a few of the following questions:
- What is the language combination?
- How many words do you need to have translated (roughly)?
- Do you require a regular translation, or does it need to be official (certified)?
- What is your deadline?
- What is the subject matter?
- Does the text contain specialised terminology?
- In what format are you planning to deliver the source document(s)?
- Could you send us a sample of the text?
Of course, any additional information you may have will help us specify the cost even more. We will contact you with an estimation of the cost and delivery time shortly upon receipt of your email. You can also give us a call if you would prefer to speak with us directly.
Please keep in mind that we can only provide you with a definite quotation after we have received and analysed the document in question. For example, the cost might turn out to be lower than estimated if there are repetitions within the text, or between your documents, which we can only determine by a thorough analysis of the source documents. Therefore, if it is possible for you to send us the document, this is the fastest way for us to provide you with all the required information.
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