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Translation Costs: Standard, Specialized, and Creative Texts

Why does one text cost more to translate than another? One reason is difficulty. Standard texts are easier to translate than specialized or marketing ones. Read this article to understand why. Let’s begin with a few examples. Examples of standard texts E-mail about implementation of a new HR application in an organization Summons Medical information […]

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Translation Quality Is Not Set in Stone

In her excellent article about translation rate trends, translator Rose Newell talks about what she calls the “quality levels farce,” meaning that quality levels offered by translation agencies are ridiculous. Rose argues that professional translators will never succumb to delivering translations of varying degrees of quality, so the very idea of quality levels is wrong. […]

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Translation Prices Explained

The fees translation vendors charge for translation services vary depending on multiple factors. This article lists some of the most important among them. Quality Translation price is largely a function of quality, making it the single most important differentiator. Vendors with a “high volume, low margin” strategy attract clients with rock-bottom rates, but are unlikely […]

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Why Do Translation Rates Vary So Widely?

Receiving quotes for translation from several providers can be confusing, because the prices will be very different. Although different factors make up translation price, there is a single most important factor: quality. This post explains how quality is reflected in translation price, using a car analogy. Translations are like cars when it comes to price. […]

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How to Find Great Deals on Translation?

Do you want to save on your translation? Read this article to learn about discounts applicable to translation services, and save the next time you buy translation. Volume discount Like most other products and services, translation is eligible for volume discounts. I have heard people say this should not be true, but I disagree, for […]

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Why a Minimum Fee?


You sent a few short sentences to translate to your translation vendor, who then asks you to pay a minimum fee, while you expected a price proportional to the volume. Is a minimum fee for translating just a few sentences fair? A minimum fee for a few short sentences may be difficult to understand, in […]

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