Thank you for choosing us! We appreciate your business. As a non-profit organization, the Translation Center is unlike 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 up to $250 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 up to $250 per hour (two-hour minimum) for consecutive, charged in 15-minute increments after two hours
$100 up to $250 per hour (two-hour minimum) for simultaneous, charged in 15-minute increments after two hours // simultaneous assignments over 15 minutes usually require two interpreters
$350-750 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||$14 / minute of audio|
|Transcription of Other Language Combinations||$18 / minute of audio|
|Audio and Video Translation and Narration||$60 / hour of service plus translation rate
|Subtitling and Dubbing||$2,000 - 3,000 for each hour of video|
|Set-up - Some projects require additional support and involvment from project managers.||Varies|
There is no charge for an estimate. To request an estimate, email email@example.com 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.
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.