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Pricing

Translation rates are calculated from the word count or character count of a completed translation. Quotations are based on the estimated final word count, allowing for expansion or contraction of text.  If the estimate is too high, the price will go down.

Price per word varies according to language and document type (unusual languages and specialist translations are more expensive, for example).

We have a minimum charge of £75 plus VAT.

Interpreters are charged for on a half or full day basis.

Transcription is charged for on an hourly basis.  Quotes are provided in accordance with the quality of the audio provided.

Subtitling is charged in accordance with the final word count, and sometimes there are formatting costs.

Voice overs are charged on an hourly basis.

Our minimum charge for professional translation starts from as little as £75.00 plus VAT.

Large translations (10,000 words or more) and runs of translations are eligible for a discount.

Ongoing interpretation assignments (longer than 5 working days) also attract a discount.

Surcharges for urgency are incurred for overnight, weekend and bank holiday assignments.

Translation speed

Normal text can be translated by a single translator at a rate of 2-3,000 words per day.  More complicated jobs – handwritten or highly technical text, or translations for publication – will be slower.

For super speedy translations, we organise a team of translators working round the clock.  A proof-reader then brings together the different parts, harmonising terminology and style.  All work is supervised by Aplomb’s certified translations managers.

We would like to be able to say that there is practically no limit to our translating speed. But realistically, because we don’t like to compromise on quality, about 20,000 words a day is as fast as we can translate — though this does depend on the nature of your document. We think few translation agencies can do better.

Because we understand that you may not be able to wait while a translation is being completed, we can return draft sections of a translation to you in the meantime, for information purposes only.

Languages

We can translate all major world languages. Below is a list of more common languages.

  • Afrikaans
  • Akkadian
  • Albanian
  • Amharic
  • Arabic
  • Aragonese
  • Armenian
  • Arumanian
  • Assamese
  • Asturian
  • Azerbaijani
  • Balinese
  • Bantu
  • Basa
  • Basque
  • Belarusian
  • Bengali
  • Berber
  • Bosnian
  • Breton
  • Bulgarian
  • Burmese
  • Catalan
  • Khmer
  • Chechen
  • Cherokee
  • Cheyenne
  • Chichewa
  • Chinese
  • Cornish
  • Corsican
  • Cree
  • Creek
  • Creoles and pidgins
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Dakota
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • Frisian
  • English
  • Esperanto
  • Estonian
  • Ewe
  • Ewondo
  • Faroese
  • Fijian
  • Filipino
  • Finnish
  • French
  • Gaelic
  • Galician
  • Georgian
  • German
  • Greek
  • Guarani
  • Gujarati
  • Haitian
  • Hawaiian
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Hungarian
  • Icelandic
  • Ido
  • Indonesian
  • Inuktitut
  • Iranian
  • Irish
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Javanese
  • Kashmiri
  • Kashubian
  • Kazakh
  • Kirghiz
  • Kongo
  • Korean
  • Kurdish
  • Lao
  • Latin
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Luo languages
  • Luxembourgish
  • Macedonian
  • Malagasy
  • Malay
  • Malayalam
  • Maltese
  • Mandingo
  • Maori
  • Marathi
  • Mari
  • Masai
  • Mongolian
  • Nauru
  • Navajo
  • Nepali
  • Frisian languages
  • Sami languages
  • Norwegian
  • Nubian languages
  • Nyamwezi
  • Osage
  • Ossetian
  • Papuan languages
  • Persian
  • Phoenician
  • Pohnpeian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Punjabi
  • Pushto
  • Quechua
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Samoan
  • Serbian
  • Sign Languages
  • Sindhi
  • Sinhalese
  • Slovak Slovenian
  • Somali
  • Spanish
  • Sumerian
  • Sundanese
  • Swahili Swati
  • Swedish
  • Swiss
  • Syriac
  • Tagalog
  • Tahitian
  • Tajik
  • Tamil
  • Tatar
  • Telugu
  • Thai and Tai languages
  • Tibetan
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
  • Urdu
  • Uzbek
  • Vietnamese
  • Walloon
  • Welsh
  • Xhosa
  • Yakut
  • Yao
  • Yiddish
  • Yoruba
  • Zulu
  • Zuni

If you are interested in a translation into a language that is not included here, please contact us and we will see what we can do.

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