Factors That Influence Translation Prices

Word count

The cost of translating a document will usually depend on the number of words as most companies will charge per word. If you are intending to translate a contract consisting of more than 20,000 words your fee will typically be less per word than if you were translating a one page document with less than 500 words. If you need to know the number of words your document has, feel free to email to us at admin@ds5translations.com.au and we can provide you with a free quote


Some languages cost less to translate than others. For instance, if you have a document that needs translation into or from French you may get a lower rate as there are more translators specialising in French translations.  When you need your documents translated from or into a rare language, the pricing will be higher as translators in these rare languages are also rare.


Do you have technical, legal or medical documents that requires translation? If you do this would usually require a specialised translator.  For some technical, legal or medical documents you would generally pay a higher translation rate.

Turn around time

Are you in need of an express translation? A typical translator can translate approximately 1,500-2,000 words every day. This only applies to translation, if you require editing and proofreading this will add additional time.

On average a document up to 5 pages would usually take 2 to 3 days to translate, if you required the translation sooner you would usually pay an express fee.

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Multilingual Typesetting

Do you require your translation to be typeset into your design files? If you are translating a document that requires typesetting you also have to factor in the cost to have the translation typeset into your English design files.  The fee for typesetting will range depending on the layout of the document, the number of pages and the language.

If you would like to find out about our pricing and get a free quote, please feel free to contact us admin@ds5translations.com.au or 1300 244 148