Cost is one of the top questions we get on a daily basis at Rapport International. It seems like this should be an easy question to answer, but once you understand all the details that go into providing a full and accurate quote, you’ll be better equipped to recognize a good quote from one that may result in fees or costs later down the line.
There are several factors that go into creating an accurate quote for a translation project. Some of the key factors include:
- Number of words in the project (word count)
- Language(s) to be translated into (target language(s))
- Turnaround speed (is it a rush?)
- Subject matter (is it technical? diagrams needed?)
- Printing needs (Typically, word processing and laser-print-ready layouts are included, but extensive formatting, desktop publishing & typesetting are extra)
As you can see, the cost of a translation project is rarely as simple as a cost per page or cost per word calculation. If a translation agency advertises that way, you’ll most likely discover additional charges added to the estimate. At Rapport International we strive to provide fair and accurate quotes so that we can meet our goals of providing top-quality services, delivering on time without going over budget, and developing long-term relationships with clients.
Tom Santos, of TOMY Corporation, has worked with Rapport International for years and in his own words, “By promoting our advertising and printed materials in a number of languages, we have seen our product sales explode internationally.” Rapport International believes in quality work and lasting relationships, which is why cost alone cannot guarantee the successful growth or results that companies desire. Read testimonials from other clients – representatives from financial services, healthcare corporations, biotech companies, and more – about the reliability of Rapport International’s quotes, service and translations.
When you work with Rapport International you can be confident that you are getting a high-quality product at a fair price. And as always Rapport International provides free project consultations, and free quotes by clicking and filling out the forms or calling us directly at 978-443-2540.