Typically, our translators translate between 1,200 to 2,500 new words per day. A standard A4 page has around 300 words, but some documents (such as contracts) can have up to 800 words. However, besides translation, we need to estimate time for the review of the file by a second linguist and the Quality Assurance that takes place. Also, depending on the file type, there might be other tasks that follow, such as testing in the case of a website or post-translation formatting and final linguistic check in the case of a marketing brochure.
Minimum charges apply for very specific reasons. Besides the actual translation there are a number of tasks that need to be performed on every request. Our minimum charge rate includes project management, translation, review, proofreading and quality assurance. The minimum charge covers you for about 200-300 words depending on the subject matter of the content to be translated.