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Affordable Translation Prices per Word

When individuals look into the translation industry, they find that the translation prices vary on a surprising scale from one company to another. Here are some things you should know about the rates in general, where to get accurate and affordable translation and what are the actual prices for translations if you decide to work with us.

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Cheap translation services

We provide cheap, yet accurate translation services for just about every need. If you are a business looking for the best bang for your buck, use our cheap translation services: accurate translation from and into English at the best rates you can find.

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No hidden charges

While other companies could charge more based on whatever reason they could find, we don’t! We do not have any hidden charges, and we don’t charge extra for proofreading or revisions, ever! Get in touch and see what we can do for you.

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No rush rates

Need to have your translation in a hurry? We can do it for you, and there will be no extra rush rates. Our same flat fees apply to urgent projects as well as for projects needed to be completed over the weekend, there are no such extra rates with us.

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Translation rates per word? What about prices for translations?

Are you tired of hearing about translation rates per word while not knowing how many words there are in the document and want to know the actual prices for translations in your case? We are going to give you our prices in this section so you’d know what you have to pay depending on what you need to have.

We usually use translation rates per word because this is the best method of calculating the total price of a translation. It is good for us, and also for our clients. We know that counting the words in some documents may be difficult, and that is why we are asking for your document. We will count the words for you, for free, and give you a quote in just a few minutes with no obligations attached it to. You can take it or leave it, up to you.

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Certified translation cost

If you need certified translation for USCIS it will cost you $20 per page if there are less than 200 words on the page. Common documents like birth and marriage certificates are like that. If there are more than 200 words per page, we change $0.10 per word. Send us your document in any format, a scan or an image, and we will count the words and give you the total price for the translation.

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Notarized translation cost

A translation that is notarized is a certified translation which has been presented in front of a notary public and got the seal. Since the notary only verifies the identity of the person signing the certificate of accuracy, that person needs to be present before the notary. So, a notary translation will cost whatever the certified translation is plus another $20 per document for notarization.

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Business translation cost

Businesses looking to get accurate translation and localization services are generally charged per word, only in special cases where DTP, multilingual keyword research or interpreting services are required we charge per hour or per minute. Translations from or into English are only $0.10 per word. Translations between other languages are also charged at $0.10 per word.


All translations are delivered to you by email, in pdf format, for free. If however, you need a hard copy, we offer you a new service which is a digital certified translation for an extra $10. We offer this service the same day so no wait and stress to get your copy. Read more here….

Rush rates

What’s that? We don’t charge extra for rush jobs or for projects needed to be worked on during the weekend. There are no hidden fees either. All you have to do is to send us your documents and let us know the language combination, and we will send you a quote which will contain our price and delivery date. That price is precisely what you need to pay unless you later decide you need hard copies.


If at any moment you are not happy with the translation we have provided, you can get back to us even if it is a couple of months later. We will quickly re-open the project and have the translators work on it until your expectations have been met. We do this free of charge unless you want to modify the project or the requirements.

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We offer competitive  prices for this level of quality. All translations are proofread by a second linguist and compared against original documents to make sure there are no omissions and that the meaning of your message is perfectly conveyed into the translation. Certified and notarized translations are guaranteed to be accepted at USCIS or at any other state-institution they were intended for.

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What are other agencies charging?

Nowadays the world is considered a global village where people need to understand each other. Obviously, translation and interpretation are being used to facilitate that, and one of the main concerns in this regard is the translation prices.

Internet and general advancement of technology allow people to communicate independently from their location. Language has been always a barrier between countries, but translation became the perfect option to overcome this barrier. There is a boom of people requesting translation services and translators are busier than ever. There is a tough competition among translation service providers and affordable translation prices are one of the key elements to catch some of the best clients.

Translation prices are usually calculated per word, per page and on hourly basis. Besides this, other elements are taken into consideration to offer the final quote, such as:

  • Complexity of the text: complexity is usually measured by what field is the text from. It can be legal, medical, scientific or lighter subjects such as beauty blogs, general content of commercial websites.
  • Quality and experience of translators: Well-trained translators charge more for their work and translation service providers used to have this type of translators available.
  • Language: some languages might be more complex than others. For instance, the Asian languages are considered very complex because they use a completely different alphabet and culture.
  • Number of professionals available: some languages are less common and there are not many linguists available. Some African languages and dialects are difficult and there are limited resources for them.

Among all the methods, translation rates per word are the most widely used. Hourly projects or translations per page are left for long projects with more than 8,000 words.

Factors affecting translation prices

Translation rates depend from task to task. There are certain categories that are easy enough to be carried out on low rates while there are some others that are costly owing their content, language, technicality etc. Like if a document to be translated is technical and has to be used in a website then that raises the prices for additional expertise that need to be put in.

  • The subject matter of the document matters a lot in deciding the price of translation. If it is a technical or legal document then social expertise as that of legal or technical translators would be required. Some it would require meticulous approach, it might cost you more than the usual documents.
  • Urgency too counts, the faster you need the turnaround the more you will be charged. This isn’t the case with us as we do not charge rush fees, but other companies do. It’s our first priority to deliver the project well before time while keeping the budget as it is.
  • The language combination has an equal impact in finalizing the price of a project. If the language is rare then there would be rare translators to tackle the same language. In this case the translation prices will be higher.
  • Sometimes the output required is not in the general Word document rather it is needed in website form or brochure or magazine form demanding DTP services. This too raises the translation prices for the need for extra resources.

Though these are some of the factors that influence the translation rates, we at UTS try our best to serve our clients with the lowest most rates no matter how rare of a language it is or how difficult the subject matter might be. We have you covered with the most competitive rates in the market.

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Affordable Translation Rates per Word

There are no strict rules to calculate how much is charged per translated word and competition is fierce! Some translators complain other professionals charge a lot more of what they do. On the contrary, others translators complain about some translators charging too little and devaluating the profession. In this sense, personal considerations really matter in this field. Some of them are related to:

  • Geographical location of the translator. What could be considered a cheap price in some countries, in other places could be enough because of the general economy of a particular country. In this era, internet allows that translators work from remote locations and it is common that it happens.
  • Quality of the translation. It is a complex subject because quality is sometimes related to native languages of translators. Although some translations might seem cheap, they can provide high quality translation services because they are highly versed in both their source and target language.
  • Academic background, reputation and experience of translators. As translators get experience and get more trained and experienced, their reputation also improve and they charge more money for their work which some clients are also willing to pay.

How much do you have to pay?

Translation rates are decided on many factors beyond the basic art of translation or the basic experience and qualifications of the translators. Companies, sometimes, have a policy to include revision rates in their basic package while other companies only charge for basic translation in their basic package.

Translation prices start at 10 cents per word (this is what we charge, the lowest rates in the US) and can reach up to 50 cents per word with some companies. New translators need to find their place in the market and learn to negotiate. In time, they will learn how to value their work while considering how much the customers are willing to pay. Those who are beginners in this business may get some valuable experience by working with well reputed translation service providers.

Although translation rates per word is the most common method, it is important to consider when to use alternative methods. Most of the times, hourly rates or page rates may benefit costs. Each translation project should be individually considered. Some translation service providers have special benefits and discounts for returning customers, which benefits clients and translators alike. Competition and a wide range of translation services available also allow clients and translators to negotiate the best fees and conditions. Translators may grow as they continue working and potential clients have where to choose from according to their needs.

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Translation Prices

Although UTS has tried to maintain its rates over the years, prices in 2018 and 2019 are under pressure in translation business. Various factors have played their role in increasing that pressure. Inflation is one of the biggest reasons behind translation agencies wanting to up the charges their clients have to pay for each task. Another reason is competition.

A lot of agencies don’t offer affordable prices and better options available in the industry damage their business. But we have stayed committed to our mission of providing the best services to our customers and we will continue to do so without increasing the rates of our services.

Translation Services Cost

Did you ever wish that life was simpler and you wouldn’t have to pay for anything, just use things freely all the time?

If your answer is yes, congratulations because it’s nothing more than a fantasy. The idea of communism was merely a thought far from being practical. Although, we would love to make that dream of yours come true, we can’t do that either. But we can surely do something for you which will help you save money on translation services cost.

Our per word prices and comfortably reasonable prices per pages have been established in order to provide you with the lowest cost in the industry. And our packages are even more feasible for those who want to work with us in a long term relationship. Business companies that rely on communication are far more likely to need individual translators, but hiring them again and again is nothing but a wastage of time. Moreover, you might find a lack of commitment in them which can ultimately destroy your business.

However, with us, not only can you have the best professional linguists for your job, but will also be able to save a lot on translation services cost.

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