To veteran translation services clients, requesting a quote for translation services might seem like a straightforward matter. For organizations and other clients just beginning to use professional translation services, some explanation might be helpful.
Typically the steps for requesting a translation quote go in order something like the following:
- A client requests a quote for translation of a defined set of text contained in an electronic file or files by sending (emailing or uploading) the file(s) for review by the translation company.
- The translation company then reviews the files and based on the word count prepares a quote for services.
- The translation company emails the quote with a description of services to the person or company requesting the quote.
In requesting a quote for translation services be sure to indicate the desired “target language(s)” (the language or languages to translate into). Companies may have different established per word rates for each language.