Q. How do you calculate the cost for translation?

For almost all languages, our costs are based on a rate per 1000 source words (+ VAT for UK-based clients). There are some languages, such as Khmer, where the costs are calculated per 1000 target words. The number of source words relate to the number of words contained in the source document – the document you supply to us for translation. The number of target words relate to the number of translated words in the translated document – the translated document we supply to you. Our quotation will make it clear whether the final cost will be based on the source or target word-count.

The rate for translation will depend on the language combination and subject area.

We have minimum charges for documents under 500 words in length.