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

To translate, one must have a style of his own, for the translation will have no rhythm or nuance, which come from the process of artistically thinking through and molding the sentences; they cannot be reconstituted by piecemeal imitation. The problem of translation is to retreat to a simpler tenor of one’s own style and creatively adjust this to one’s author.

Paul Goodman