- CPE Continuing and Professional Education
- The Daily Collegian in translation
- mOthertongue: a multilingual journal of the arts
- The Massachusetts Review
- Metamorphoses: A Journal of Literary Translation
- Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
- College of Humanities & Fine Arts
- HFA Advising & Career Center
- HFA Careers & Internships
Translation and Localization Services
|Western European Languages||$0.18 - .25 / translated word|
|Slavic, Nordic, and Eastern European Languages||$0.18 - .25 / translated word|
|Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Arabic and Hebrew||$0.19 - .35 / translated word|
|Lesser-known Languages||$0.23 - .43 / translated word|
|University Certification||no charge|
|UPS Overnight Shipping||$20 Massachusetts, $30 all other U.S. destinations|
The minimum fee and all translation fees include translation, formatting, and revision. In addition, a project manager oversees the entire process. Our translations are as close to original as possible in style, layout, and format.
There is a 20% surcharge for handwritten, technical, legal, literary, medical, and multilingual documents as they usually require specialized knowledge.
Rush Service Fee: A 20% surcharge is applied to any projects needed before our standard delivery time.
|Word Processing in languages other than English||$30 / hour of service|
|Project Management, Page Layout, Formatting, Editing||$40 - 60 / hour|
|Proofreading||$.07 - .20 / word|
|Photocopying, Printing, Scanning||$0.10 - 1.00 / page|
|Miscellaneous Supplies||$1 - 50|
|Additional Copies (two copies are provided)||$10 (includes shipping and handling)|
$60 per hour (two-hour minimum) (All interpreting services cancelled less than 24 hours before the scheduled meeting with be charged in full)
|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|
$350-500 half day*
|Interpreting Equipment (transmitters and headsets)||
$125 and up, off-campus venues
$100 and up, UMASS venues
Workshops and Training
|Workshops||$90 and up|
|Consultation||$90 and up|
|English-to-English Transcription||$40 / hour of service|
|Transcription of Other Language Combinations||$50 / hour of service|
|Audio and Video Translation and Narration||$60 / hour of service plus translation rate
|Subtitling and Dubbing||$2,000 - 2,500 for each hour of video|
|Set-up - Some projects require additional support and involvment from project managers.||Variable|
Request an Estimate
There is no charge for an estimate. Te receive an estimate, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Our turn-around time for translation projects is usually five business days for a file of up to five pages. The time to complete 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.