Translation and Language services

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Please note that these are standard rate fees as a guide only. Each project is negotiable on an individual basis.

My translation rate includes professional third-party proofreading and up to two rounds of edits.

Literary translation Swedish into English:

120 GBP per 1,000 source words

Translation of picture books:

up to 1,000 words - 200 GBP

up to 2,000 words - 300 GBP

up to 3,000 words - 400 GBP

Copyediting and proofreading – basic fee:

45 GBP per hour

  • Additional costs for texts requiring extensive research
  • Additional costs for PDF, hard copy or heavily formatted source texts
  • Additional costs for rushed jobs
  • Discounts for TM re-use
  • Discounts for charities and non-profit organisations
  • Minimum fee of £50 applies

Translation is entirely mysterious. Increasingly I have felt that the art of writing is itself translating, or more like translating than it is like anything else. What is the other text, the original? I have no answer. I suppose it is the source, the deep sea where ideas swim, and one catches them in nets of words and swings them shining into the boat … where in this metaphor they die and get canned and eaten in sandwiches.

Ursula K. Le Guin