Thank you for choosing us! We appreciate your business. As a non-profit organization, the Translation Center is unlike other language service providers. Proceeds are used to support faculty, students, and university activities related to translation, language, and cross-cultural understanding.
|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|
|Languages of Lesser Diffusion||$0.23 - .43 / translated word|
|Minimum fee for all projects||$90|
|University Certification||no charge|
|UPS Overnight Shipping||$20 Massachusetts, $30 all other U.S. destinations|
The minimum fee and all translation fees include translation, light formatting, and revision. In addition, a project manager oversees the entire process.
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||$40 - 60 / hour of service|
|Proofreading||$.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) for in-person service
|Travel Mileage||Current IRS Rates Apply|
|Travel Time||$20 / hour|
Remote Interpreting for All Languages
VRI = video remote interpreting
ARI = audio remote interpreting
OPI = over-the-phone interpreting
Modes = simultaneous or consecutive
$60 per hour (two-hour minimum) for consecutive, charged in 15-minute increments after two hours
$100 per hour (two-hour minimum) for simultaneous, charged in 15-minute increments after two hours // simultaneous assignments may require two interpreters
$350-500 half day*
Cancellation Policy for Interpreting: All interpreting services cancelled less than 24 hours before the scheduled meeting with be charged in full.
|Interpreting Equipment (transmitters and headsets)||
$125 and up, off-campus venues
$100 and up, UMASS venues
Workshops and Training
|Workshops||$90 and up|
Language Access Consultation
|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.||Varies|
Request an Estimate
There is no charge for an estimate. To request an estimate, email firstname.lastname@example.org with a description of your project and any other relevant details. If available, provide an attachment including a sample of the content.
Our turn-around time for translation projects varies depending on the length and complexity of the project.
Make a Payment
We accept Visa and Mastercard. To pay with credit card, have your invoice available and visit PAY INVOICE.
To pay with check, send your payment to:
The Translation Center
129 Herter Hall, University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003
If paying with cash at the Translation Center, provide the exact amount.