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Translation Services

Western European Languages $0.15-.20 / word
Slavic, Nordic, and Eastern European Languages $0.17-.22 / word
Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic and Hebrew $0.19-.24 / word
Lesser-known Languages $0.23-.43 / word

Minimum fee $75.00
Notarization $10.00
University certification free

20% surcharge for handwritten, technical, legal, literary, medical, and multilingual documents.

20% surcharge for rush service.

Interpreting Services

All Languages $60 / hour (two-hour minimum) (24 hr cancellation)
Travel Mileage Current IRS Rates Apply
Travel Time $20 / hour
Telephone Interpreting $50 / hour (1.5-hour minimum)
Teleinterpreting $100-200 / hour plus interpretation rates
Conference Interpreting $350-500 Half Day*
$600-1000 Full Day*
*Depending upon subject matter / language.

Software and Web Localization

Set-up fee Variable
Project Management $40-60 / hour
Page Layout, Formatting, Editing $40-60 / hour
Translation / Localization See above translation rates

Other Services

Foreign-language word processing $30 / hour
Transcription and Translation $40-45 / hour
English Transcription $35 / hour
Page Layout, Formatting, Editing $40-60 / hour
Proofreading $.07-.20 / word
Digital Audio and Video: Translation and Narration $60 / hour plus translation rate
(three-hour minimum)
Subtitling and Dubbing $2000-2500 for each hour of video
Photocopying, Printing, Scanning $0.10-1.00 / page
Miscellaneous Supplies $1-50
Additional Copies (two copies are provided) $10 (includes shipping and handling)

Request an Estimate

There is no charge for an estimate. Te receive an estimate, send an email to with a description of your project and any other details that you think will be helpful. You can provide an attachment including a sample of the content. You can also call us at 413-545-2203. 

Call us at 413-545-2203 for short-notice interpreting services.

For projects with multiple components, please send us a description of the job and sample files if available. One of our project managers will assess it and contact you directly. Taking the time to discuss your project and goals can often save you money by solving technical and workflow issues before they emerge.

If you are a returning customer or have already decided to work with us, simply send us your document via email. We will translate it, format it, and send you an electronic copy or a final print copy that will be as close to original as possible in style, layout, and format.

Our turn-around time is usually five business days for a file of up to five pages. Longer documents can vary based on length and complexity.

Make a Payment

We accept Visa and Mastercard. To pay with credit card, please have your invoice available and visit the PAY INVOICE section of our website, call us at 413-545-2203, or visit the Center during regular business hours.

To pay with check, deliver or send your payment to:

The Translation Center

129 Herter Hall, University of Massachusetts

Amherst, MA 01003

If paying with cash, please provide the exact amount.

Thank you for choosing us! We truly appreciate your business! The Translation Center is unlike other language service providers in that we are a non-profit organization. All proceeds are used to support faculty, students, and university activities related to translation, language, and cross-cultural understanding.