What does a Spanish translation cost?
The source text word count is the usual basis to calculate my English to Spanish translation rates. Other services, such as transcreation and website localization, may require an hourly rate. In all cases, cost calculation depends on varying factors such as:
- source text features
- initial file format
- availability of reference material
- degree of specialized terminology
- service(s) requested, e.g., with focus on accuracy of meaning or rather on a free, creative translation (transcreation), implementing SEO keywords within the translated text, additional external review by a second linguist…
Payments are to be made by wire transfer or PayPal within 30 days of invoice date. I do never accept checks as a form of payment. A small surcharge applies to PayPal payments.
Large translation projects by new clients may be subject to an initial up-front payment to balance client-translator risk management.
Any changes a client makes to parts of the source text already translated will be charged additionally.
Discounts on my English to Spanish translation rates are available for full pre-payment of the entire translation project and for large projects on a case-by-case basis.
Whatever the business, there are few things more critical than a deadline. In the utterly unlikely event of a late delivery down to me, I will grant a discount or longer payment terms at the client’s discretion.» American Translators Association – A Guide for Translation Buyers (external link)