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Translation Services Rates

Translation Services Rates

Need a price quote for document translation services? Click here to get an online price quote and delivery estimate within seconds.

Are you checking translation prices? Like in any other business, the cost of professional translation services depends on supply and demand. In some language pairs, such as English to Spanish translation services, there is very large number of translators on the market. That makes English to Spanish a relatively inexpensive language pair. But let’s say you need a Russian document translated into Spanish. The number of professional Spanish translators that can translate out of Russian is much more limited, so the price will be higher. The cost of living and the currency exchange rates in the country of translation can affect translation price. The type of translation certification required also impacts the price. If you need sworn translations for court documents, or Apostille certification, that will increase the price.

Another factor that impacts translation services rates is the industry focus of the material. Medical device manual translation and translation of clinical trial materials requires a high degree of specialty and training. So you can expect the price of medical translation to be higher than translation of a simple business document. Other industry-specific services that can carry a premium price are technical translation, legal translation and translation of patents.

Your delivery time expectations can also impact the price. Many of you have probably heard of the Project Management Triangle: you can get 2 out of 3, so if you need the translation urgently, it will cost extra.

Availability of legacy material and translation memories will have an impact on the price. The translation industry uses a pretty standard ruler for translation memory matches: 100% matches and repetitions will cost about 30% of the new word price; fuzzy matches range from 50% to 70% of the new word price. When getting a price quote from a translation company, find out if they are applying a translation memory discount. In certain types of texts, such as in technical manual translation, there tends to be a fair number of repeat texts. The price quote should reflect a discount if the repeat factor is significant.

The required level of service will also be reflected in the price. A service level which includes translation, editing and proofreading (TEP) will be higher than a process in which only the translator reviews her/his own work. A translation according to the ISO 17100:2015 quality standard will cost more than a process that uses a less stringent quality standard. If you require a validation process using back translation, it can double the price of the translation project. A lower end quality process is PEMT (post-edited machine translation). This may not be suitable for all translation projects, but is cheaper than a high end level of service.

The translation industry tends to price services according to a price per word multiplied by the word count. In general, professional translation services range from US$0.08 to $0.28 per source word. At the low end of the spectrum are online translation companies that offer the entire ordering and delivery process online. These companies provide very low prices for translation of general texts like letters, birth certificates and tattoos. At the high end of the spectrum are large LSPs (Language Service Providers) that offer a very high level of service and special services like transcreation and software internationalization.

Here are some per source word price ranges you can expect to pay when ordering a TEP (translation, editing, proofreading) process from a full service professional translation agency:

  • English to Latin American Spanish: $0.10
  • Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Russian: $0.12 to $0.16
  • English to German, Dutch, French, Italian: $0.14 to $0.19
  • English to Japanese, Korean: $0.16 to $0.21
  • German, French, Spanish to English: $0.14 to $0.18
  • English to Icelandic, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Swiss German: $0.17 to $0.28

Note: the prices listed above are in US Dollars. You can pay for translation services on our website in your local currency including Euro, GBP, CHF, ILS, CAD, AUD and other currencies.

If you want to get the word count of a document for estimating the translation price, you can use our free online word count tool to get the word count of PDF, MS Word, Excel, PPT and text files. You can also get a price quote for translation services by using the quote form on this page.

Other factors may add to the translation cost. This includes project management, page layout costs (like when translating Powerpoint presentations or marketing brochures in Adobe InDesign), audio transcription costs and linguistic quality testing.

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Jules Tilly
Jules Tilly
13:28 18 May 18
Great work, delivered 24hours ahead of the deadline. The translation was spotless (despite some technical vocabulary) and the formatting was well respected. I would recommend against alternative options.
Photius Coutsoukis
Photius Coutsoukis
07:14 01 May 18
We like to work with GTS Translation, because of their attention to quality. Highly recommended. Having worked with GTS Translation for years, we found them to be a very reliable and cost effective translation agency,
Pnina Berkovitz
Pnina Berkovitz
20:23 27 Mar 18
GTS recently translated a medical device IFU into German for us. We were impressed at the high quality of the translation, especially at how they handled the medical terminology which was quite technical. We recommend working with GTS and will turn to them for our future translation needs.
Kim Weeks
Kim Weeks
17:54 27 Mar 18
I just want you to know how great the format of the translations worked out (I asked you to do a side by side translation in Word). It made it really easy for me to put into our corporate format/template. I really appreciate it. Excellent job. Your flexibility saved me a lot of time. Well done!
Terry Halot
Terry Halot
18:12 12 Mar 18
This is the first time I have used GTS Translation and even though the procedure is quite simple I did need some help along the way. I used the chat to get answers to all my questions quickly and efficiently. Thank you Mark! I was very pleased with the translations, their accuracy and the manner in which they were presented. All in all an extremely satisfactory experience.
Sholom Moskowitz
Sholom Moskowitz
12:21 25 Feb 18
I just used GTS for the third time and am extremely satisfied with their services. They translated a long and complex legal agreement from Hebrew to English, and not only did they translate it properly and quickly-but they left footnotes pointing out some legally unclear provisions to follow up on with my lawyer! I got legal advice for free :).
Adam Krongold
Adam Krongold
23:50 22 Feb 18
Being able to get a document translated is incredibly powerful and freeing. GTS Translation service offers a fast, accurate and customer service friendly experience. They are definitely my goto translation service from now on.
J A
J A
13:54 19 Feb 18
Service delivered as expected. The quality of the translation was great, and the documents were delivered promptly. Overall very happy, and will be using their services again in the future.
Peter Margie
Peter Margie
20:42 10 Feb 18
I checked a few other options and GTS are the best price, quickest turnaround. Totally professional with online history. Very simple and easy to get done. Don’t see how it can be done any better.
Heather Lockhart
Heather Lockhart
13:47 08 Feb 18
I have worked with GTS for years. I use them for more technical projects. They are very efficient and reliable. My translations are consistent and accurate. They always do a great job!
Keisha Weber
Keisha Weber
17:47 26 Jan 18
I used GTS for the first time for language translation and I'd highly recommend using them. Super quick response and great prices!
Marisa Lombardo
Marisa Lombardo
15:07 16 Jan 18
GTS Translation has been nothing but accommodating to Chromalox's translation needs. They have done numerous projects for us, large and small. They deliver in a very quick and efficient manner. I would recommend using GTS Translation to anyone that has translation needs.
Ian Cohen
Ian Cohen
09:57 02 Jan 18
Excellent service....my document was translated and sent back to me in a matter of hours. Well done!!
Stefano Di Martino
Stefano Di Martino
14:05 19 Dec 17
Extremely fast and hassle-free translation service. I had a friend double-check the result and I got the confirmation that it was very well done.
Michelle Sperling
Michelle Sperling
19:24 06 Dec 17
Fast and reliable service. If I'm ever in a tight spot and need something translated quickly, they are always able to deliver on time.
??? Soobin Lee
??? Soobin Lee
15:23 06 Dec 17
Every time, they've done their jobs really fast with the high quality as well. And what is more, nice customer service :)
Sholom Moskowitz
Sholom Moskowitz
20:39 08 Nov 17
This company is awesome! I was looking for a translation of a three page complex business proposal and I uploaded to their website for a quote. Which I got on the spot. I was surprised at how reasonable it was and was a little nervous that the job wouldn't be perfect because the price seemed so good. However, I paid online (very easy process) and the next morning I had the translated proposal in my inbox! I can't personally tell you how good the translation was because I don't really speak the language :) but my business partner tells me it was amazing! And the investors I gave it to were very impressed as well :). I wholeheartedly recommend this company and their professional services.
Amalia McGibbon
Amalia McGibbon
14:08 20 Oct 17
Great service, lovely staff. They were willing to expedite the service for me at no extra charge, simply because they understood time was of the essence. Couldn't recommend more highly!
David Weissberger
David Weissberger
03:10 10 Sep 17
Fair pricing, quick turn-around, and excellent customer service. I had a problem viewing the first translation they sent and GTS responded promptly with a new file that solved the problem. Thanks GTS!
Shankar S
Shankar S
11:47 14 Jul 17
The complete experience with GTS translation was amazing. They provided a quote immediately which helped me to decide. The turn around time for translation was super fast and it was crucial for submission of an application. This will be my preferred option for Certified Translations going forward.
max hasson
max hasson
18:10 10 Dec 16
Rapid quote and quick turn around. Fully satisfied with the results.
Mark McKinnon
Mark McKinnon
18:44 07 Dec 16
Quick, efficient translation service who took my requirements and context into account. Would recommend.
John-Paul McMahon
John-Paul McMahon
15:01 17 Nov 16
A fantastic service and great staff. I am very pleased. They were the best translators that I have worked with.
Carlos Maza
Carlos Maza
11:35 23 Oct 16
Great customer service and fulfillment of agreed timelines. Very personal service. Would highly recommend them!
Gina Davis
Gina Davis
19:28 10 Aug 16
Loved the service and turnaround time with this company. They quickly got to know our needs (specifically for a back translation and validated translation for a research project with two languages), and though we inundated them with several additional requests through the project, all was handled professionally and with ease. Highly recommend.
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