What will it cost?
The costs for a translation depend on the amount and difficulty of the text.
Normally, rates are charged per standard line, or, if requested, per word.
The number of standard lines in a text is calculated by counting the number of characters in the text – in other words, a smaller font doesn't mean fewer lines. How many characters make up a standard line differs from translator to translator – my standard lines have 55 characters including spaces. I calculate the number of lines in the source text so you know exactly what costs to expect. If the source text is not available in a countable format, the target text becomes the basis of calculation.
Some assignments have little text, but take a disproportionately long time to process (tables, graphs etc.). I charge an hourly rate for this type of assignment.
Line rates are usually between € 1.70 and € 2.00 plus applicable VAT, depending on the difficulty of the text.
Additional costs may apply if the assignment necessitates work outside regular office hours, if external proofreading is requested or if a translation requires authentication.
Please contact me for a quote!