Is this the first time you need translation services? Do you know what information you need to give when asking for a translation price quote?

We know it’s not rocket science, but there’s important information you need to mention in order to get the answers you want from the company, and to let the company know how much time will take them to translate your documents

Source and target language

Professional translators usually translate into their native language and there are certain language pairs that are more difficult to get a translation from. So a percentage of the cost of your document is determined by both, the source language and target language.

When you ask for a price quote for a translation you shouldn’t only specify the work length, even if you send the document to the company so they can verify it. You also need to specify the languages, you cannot assume they know you want a Spanish to English translation. Since the cost for a translation changes from Japanese to French, or any other language. It’s the most important information to give when asking for a quotation.

Work volume

You can attach the text to be translated to get an estimate on the work volume and the time the translator will need to deliver it.

But if you don’t have the text available at the time of asking for the price quote, or you can’t send it due to confidentiality reasons. You’ll have to specify the exact amount of words you need to get translated.

And that’s all. Remember that any additional information will be helpful for the translation company SwanTranslations. However, with these three aspects you’ll be able to get a precise price quote.

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