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How are Translation Costs Determined?

Pricing considerations include: 

  • Translation needed - Pricing is based on the length of the document.
  • Language - Some languages, such as Chinese, Russian or Arabic, have higher translation costs due to the difficulty of translation.
  • Estimated date of completion - Our goal is to deliver quality translations on your deadline, however rushed dates will carry an added fee.
  • Recurring Projects - Recurring projects become easier as translators become accustomed to your materials and requirements, which may reduce the pricing.

Additional pricing considerations are made on a case-by-case basis and reflect the scope of work, such as desktop publishing, formatting, uploading onto a website, culturally adaptation, ongoing projects, subject matter of material (technical may be more) and research needed.  

Read more about how we price for translation and what's included in the cost.


Pricing for Translations Services



At Rapport International, our all-inclusive prices start at $0.21 per word.  Minimum charge is $95.

Base Price Includes:

  • Consistency of Voice
  • Dedicated Team
  • Efficiency Consultation FREE
  • Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Project Management - so you don't have to
  • Cultural Adaptation of Message
  • Proofreading
  • Process Improvement Advice
  • Cost Savings Recommendations
  • Quality Control of Versions
  • File Management

Project Discounts:

Our team takes these factors into account when offering reduced fees:
  • High Volume Orders
  • Large Projects
  • Retainer Services
  • Special Packages
  • Loyalty Discounts
  • Referrals
  • Long-Term Commitments


Add-On Services:

Additional charges may be applied to projects that involve:
  • Rush Jobs
  • Editing by Second Translator
  • Complex Projects
  • Localization
  • Difficult Subject Matter
  • Website Maintenance
  • Transcreation
  • Certified Translations
  • Notarized Documents


Special Pricing Packages

We offer pricing packages for specialty clients and groups.

If you do not see a package that pertains to your business and are interested in retaining our services or developing a pricing package for your company or group, contact us.

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US Market Entry Package:

When entering the US market turn to Rapport International for an easy, scalable marketing strategy designed for success. This practical, results-driven package provides a holistic marketing, translation and localization strategy crafted through the unique lens of the American consumer, leading to a successful launch and consistent growth over time.

Exporter Packages:

If you're a small company selling mainly domestically, consider opening up your offerings to a broader audience. Optimizing your website and translating it for a global audience is a great way to grow your business. Our mix-and-match packages for new exporters can get you started.

Marketing Content Translation Package:

As a marketer you take time creating blogs, social posts and emails that attract leads and delight customers. When you attract customers who speak a different language you want to nurture and delight them. We offer packages to translate content into target languages so you can be confident that your message is well received.

Importer Incubator Pricing Package:

When companies enter the US market, they need communication materials that are both culturally appropriate and speak US English.  For new entrants, we've created a pricing package that includes translation, US English editing, cultural adaptation, and formatting.  You can be sure that your materials are written in the right voice to attract US leads and customers. 

Getting to Global Gold Key Package:

Rapport International is a proud partner of Getting to Global. We offer Gold Key Translation packages to Getting to Global customers to facilitate communications with potential customers in new global markets. Getting to Global customers can click to learn more about our package offerings.


Boston Bar Association Pricing:

As the preferred language service provider of the Boston Bar Association, Rapport International offers all members a discount on services, and will make a donation to the Boston Bar Association with every job performed. We have the experience and expertise to make sure your written and spoken communications are accurate and say what you mean.

VIDEO: How much does a translation cost?

Check out our video on Cost and Turnaround to learn more about our pricing and delivery for translation services. 


Translation Turnaround Time

Your deadline is our goal.

  • Short projects are typically completed in 2-3 days, allowing time to clarify questions, assign a translator, and complete the work.
  • Longer projects require 2-3 additional project management days, plus an average of 1 day per 1,000 words. Keep in mind however that project times may vary by translator or material. 

  • On average, editing is completed in 1 day per 4,000 words, though difficulty or technicality of materials may impact this estimate. We will be clear and communicative about editing completion times.

  • When calculating your translation days account only for business days, not weekends or holidays.  It is best to build in a little extra time to keep the project on schedule. 

We strive to deliver quality translation on your deadline, but factors such as technicality, length, and language may impact our capabilities. We will be direct about turnaround time as it applies to your needs and make suggestions based on rush deliveries and expectations.

What Makes Us Remarkable

  • Correct Terminology to Avoid Liability – We understand that accuracy matters. We have to be 100% accurate to protect against risk and liability.

  • Write in the 'Right Voice' so Your Customers Understand - Our linguists bridge that gap and make information accessible to all customers, in all languages.
  • On Time and On Budget to Meet Your Plan - Rapport International understands the need for fast turn- around times and works with you to complete each project within your time frame. We understand the importance of the information and will make sure it is timely and correct the first time around.
  • Rapport Satisfaction Guarantee - We’ve got your back. The quality of your project is our top priority. If you’re not 100% satisfied for any reason, neither are we. We promise to work until you are a raving fan that is our guarantee.


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