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Translation Rates

Professional translation rates may be high. As long as a company provides excellent writing combined with great client support, a rate that is a bit above average is completely justified. Still, finding the best translation prices is a good idea to keep the costs reasonable.

 

We want to be sure that you find the best rates. After all, translation cost per word can add up to a big sum if you have many texts. That’s why we compared translation rates per word, website quality, and customer support of the top ten websites we’ve reviewed.

 

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$0,12
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$0,12
$0,16
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$0,13
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$0,16
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$0,14

 

To rank these agencies, we consider translation costs per word, customer support, accuracy, delivery time, and website quality. Keep reading to see how each company stacks up.

 

1.TheWordPoint.com

Prices:

4.7/5

Quality:

4.8/5

Delivery:

4.8/5

Rate
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Start at $19.9Min delivery time 6 hrs.
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Customers want reasonable translation rates and high quality. WordPoint makes these demands possible, and client reviews confirm this. This company provides services in many industries, and both individuals and businesses find them useful. What's most important, they deliver authentic work for affordable prices.

2.Tomedes.com

Prices:

3.8/5

Quality:

4.0/5

Delivery:

4.0/5

Rate
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Start at $30.0Min delivery time 6 hrs.
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Tomedes gets second place in this rating for the following reasons. Although their translation rates are somewhat elevated for their quality, they provide quick and excellent client support. Still, for the same translation price, you can hire more beneficial company. If you are limited in your funds, consider hiring another agency with lower prices.

3.Gengo.com

Prices:

3.8/5

Quality:

3.9/5

Delivery:

3.9/5

Rate
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Start at $30.36Min delivery time 8 hrs.
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Gengo is well known service. Unfortunately, they tend to pay more attention to their average price rather than monitoring quality. It’s a shame since the quality of writing that they present along with their price rate can become a rather unpleasant surprise.

4.Translated.com

Prices:

2.8/5

Quality:

3.3/5

Delivery:

3.8/5

Rate
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Start at $43.0Min delivery time 8 hrs.
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Rates on this website are reasonable. For instance, their quote for proofreading looks quite attractive. Speed of work, however, is a major shortcoming. It’s very likely that your completed documents will be delivered after a long waiting time. With the same amount to pay, you can find an agency that offers fast delivery and better rates elsewhere.

5.Universal-Translation-Services.com

Prices:

4.0/5

Quality:

3.0/5

Delivery:

3.7/5

Rate
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Start at $35.0Min delivery time 24 hrs.
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We have come across numerous evidence of inconsistencies in customer support team’s work. Considering their price rate, this is a significant drawback. This fact alone is a substantial reason for referring to this company as not good enough.

6.MarsTranslation.com

Prices:

4.3/5

Quality:

2.8/5

Delivery:

3.5/5

Rate
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Start at $30.0Min delivery time 24 hrs.
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We meticulously read through their entire website and paid particular attention to a couple of popular language combinations — English to Chinese included — as well as rates for technical projects at this company. After comparing them with other agencies' prices, we’ve decided that it merely is unworthy in terms of the cost. Customers can find much cheaper quotes and still receive great quality work in a number of other companies.

7.StrakerTranslations.com

Prices:

3.4/5

Quality:

2.8/5

Delivery:

3.8/5

Rate
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Start at $44.0Min delivery time 6 hrs.
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This company offers an impressive assistance and complete projects very promptly. However, accuracy is a major issue that is exacerbated by the fact that their rates are higher compared to many other companies in this niche providing the same level of quality. Legal projects' prices and other fees are unacceptably high. We also weren’t impressed with their website.

8.GTS-Translation.com

Prices:

4.0/5

Quality:

3.8/5

Delivery:

4.0/5

Rate
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Start at $32.0Min delivery time 24 hrs.
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As we come to the end of this list, price tag seems to grow further up. We are positive that high-quality services should be paid correspondingly. Regrettably, price quote of GTS does not comply with its client's support quality.

9.XeroxTranslates.com

Prices:

2.7/5

Quality:

2.7/5

Delivery:

3.0/5

Rate
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Start at $35.0Min delivery time 12 hrs.
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We compared price lists of this agency with those of other websites that sit at the top of this current translation rates list. Verdict came immediately: avoid this company if you are looking for accurate work for your money.

10.Tolingo.com

Prices:

2.0/5

Quality:

3.0/5

Delivery:

3.3/5

Rate
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Start at $75.0Min delivery time 24 hrs.
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Tolingo was assigned the last place on our rating. Sadly enough, they do not provide any reasonable balance of price, timely delivery and good customer support. For what they ask for their work, you can find much better services from another provider.

Translation Rates to Provide You with the Best Choice

 

If you do your own translation rates research, you may spot companies that charge lower than those in this current list. The reason why we haven’t included them in our rating is that their cost isn’t the only consideration. We look at the overall benefit for your money.

 

For example, let’s suppose you found a website that promises to translate complex documents required for travel and do it within several hours for just under a hundred dollars. This seems like a good deal but the quality is fairly low. If you use their assistance, you’re likely to face issues because resulting documents don’t meet legal requirements. Money you saved doesn’t eventually bring many benefits in similar cases. That’s why we consider both costs and quality when we offer our next list of agencies’ translation rates that offer the best price.

 

What Else Do We Consider

 

As already mentioned, price is the first thing we consider, but not the last when it comes to writing our reviews. Here are the factors we see worth considering too:

 

  • How many years a company has been on the global market.
  • Assistance delivered.
  • Online testimonials and reports.
  • Online reviews from our audience and other third parties.

 

How Translation Prices are Calculated

 

There are many factors that professional agency consider to arrive at specific translation service rates for clients. To ensure reasonable prices and accurate quotes, they often ask clients these questions:

 

  • What languages have to be translated? Different supply and demand for specific language combinations define your final fee. Generally, the rarer a language pair is, the higher their translation rates are.
  • What’s the format of original document? Non-editable formats might be more difficult to work with.
  • What’s the deadline for this project? The shorter completion requirements are from a client, the higher the payment is. Answers to these questions define the final cost for customers.

 

However, there are more factors affecting translating prices:

 

  • Turnaround time. Shorter deadlines require a faster turnaround (which also means that a highly experienced contractor should be involved), so fees for urgent texts could be higher than regular.
  • Expertise and experience. Dealing with a complex business translation, for example, might be much more challenging compared to a general text.
  • Complexity of a subject matter. A sophisticated text is more demanding.
  • Document type. Extra time might be required to deal with a project involving a text embedded in an image compared to a text in traditional format.

 

Pricing And Quality Red Flags

 

To avoid overpaying, there are a few things to keep in mind.

 

First of all, do not work with companies having extremely low translations rates per word. If they charge extremely low fees or promise to deliver projects within an hour, chances are good that the quality will be subpar.

 

Also, pay attention to overall design of websites. Website that is designed poorly, not updated any recently, or with content that contains mistakes or vocabulary that you would not want to see in your completed project, is likely to fail your task. Keep that in mind and do not let low rate deceive you.

 

Pay Attention to Translation Rate and Choose Wisely

 

It’s easy to assume that the lowest translation services rates offer the best value for money, but in many cases, it also means lower quality. Besides translating fees, there are many other important factors shaping the cost of assistance, including expertise, document formats, deadline, and language combinations.

 

Keep these factors in mind and choose a professional provider that will deliver a highly accurate result that meets your needs. We sincerely hope that you’ll make a wise choice with a little help from Pick Writers.

 

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FAQ

  • How much does it cost to translate 1000 words?

Average cost for 1,000 words is between US $0.10 and $.028 per word, which puts the cost at around $100. This amount equals four pages of text with an average of 250 words per page (or 1,500 characters with spaces). However, always check the count, as our reviews found it varying between 250 and 300 words across the industry.

  • How many hours does it take to translate 1000 words?

Time to complete this project depends on a company and complexity of your subject matter. However, we can suggest an average time of between one and two days. Most professional agencies allow choosing a specific deadline for projects, so check your options before placing an order.

  • How long does a translation take?

Generally, a professional linguist is able to provide between 1,000 and 2,000 words in one day while ensuring high professional standards. However, if the source text is particularly complex - for example, it’s a highly specific technical or medical text that requires a certified professional to complete it - then the same amount could take up to two days. Keep in mind that turnaround time also depends on contractor expertise. If a client needs their project to be done by a certified professional with 10 years of experience, then your rate is likely to be higher compared to less experienced linguists.

  • How do you price translation?

As mentioned, translation pricing ranges between US $0.10 and $.028 per word and depends on turnaround requirements, expertise, complexity of your subject, and document type. Expect a technical German language document with a short completion timeframe to be more costly than a general German text with a one-week deadline or longer.

  • How much does Spanish translation cost?

Please check the above pricing table to see cost of English to Spanish language combinations. According to our translation review rates for this particular language ranges between US $0,10 and $0,16 per word.