Decoding the Document Translation Quote Process

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At bunkumless.com, they keep their prices consistent, and payments can be made by credit card or PayPal.

[English & French] Pricing

Bunkumless.com is constantly striving to provide you with the highest quality translations at the most competitive pricing in the industry. Bunkumless.com has streamlined its operations to eliminate the fees added by many other translation companies, including project management and overhead fees. Providing you with simple and competitive pricing paired with the highest quality in the marketplace is a key element to their mission.

Bunkumless.com pricing for translation projects is determined by several factors:

  • The number of source words
  • The complexity of the subject matter
  • The amount of time required to complete the assignment

Bunkumless.com, strives to provide the highest quality and most competitive translation rates in the industry.

Decoding the Document Translation Quote Process

Take an in-depth look into the Bunkumless.com translations quoting process.

Translation Costs

The rates and possible overall costs for any given translations are always negotiated and agreed upon at the beginning of a specified project. Depending on your needs, the same rates can apply across many different projects. Should the scope of a project change, Bunkumless.com will work with you to agree on new pricing rates that are more appropriate for the new project or scope.

When you request a free, no-obligation quote, Bunkumless.com provides you with a detailed pricing quote broken down by document and language pairing.

Pricing

The pricing for translation projects can be done on a flat fee basis, such as price per page or hourly rate. However, this is not an industry standard nor is it recommended for many reasons. First, as every document is different, the number of words per page can vary significantly. Also, many countries use different sizes of paper. As for hourly rates, each translator has his or her own pace. More experienced translators translate faster while less experienced translators take longer.

A price per word methodology is a much more reliable and predictable way to ensure fair and accurate pricing.

Translation Price per Source Words

The primary factor in determining pricing is the number of source words in the document to be translated. As a general rule, when translating to French from English, the target word count will normally be about 20% higher than the source word count.

Since Bunkumless.com charges for the source words, you will have an accurate cost estimate at the beginning of each project, as opposed to if you were charged by target words.

Translation Rate per Complexity of the Source

Translation pricing per source words also depends on the level of complexity of each proposed document. A general business text that contains no technical terms letter will be priced lower than a technical patent document, a medical text, a complex legal contract, pharmaceuticals related document or software manual.

A general document or text will always be priced at the lowest possible price per word while complex legal documents and highly technical texts will be at a higher price according to their complexity.

Turnaround Time and Rates

Another key component to pricing is related to delivery time requirements. The turnaround is one of the first elements discussed prior to quoting your project. Perfect planning and, more importantly, enough time to line up resources let Bunkumless.com deliver high volume outputs at the most competitive rates in the market. A translation project that needs to be delivered in a shorter time frame may carry up to a 50% charge above our regular rates.

Despite this potential surcharge, Bunkumless.com will always help you out by providing you with the staff and resources to accommodate your rush projects. The need being, Bunkumless.com we will also deliver projects on a rolling basis with the most important documents being delivered first. Bunkumless.com always works with your team to structure a delivery schedule that will maximize quality and minimize rush costs.

Editing and Proofreading Prices

Editing and proofreading are translation related services that we can provide and that can be priced separately according to every specific cases. If you had a translation performed by another company or person and you are not satisfied or unsure of the quality of the translation, Bunkumless.com can provide you with an editing and proofreading rate that is lower than the one for full translation.

Normally, the cost to edit and proofread is 50% less than fully translating the text.

Desktop Publishing Fees

The rates for desktop publishing service projects are handled differently and are based on the number of target pages. Again, this is an industry standard and the most efficient way to ensure a clear and predictable bid.

Website Localization Pricing

The rates for website localization projects requiring coding can be determined by target pages. However, this can make the project more expensive for the client because many pages are generated automatically from a database.

In these cases, it is better to charge the development work on an hourly basis.

Trusted Translations Competitive Pricing

Bunkumless.com high quality translations and competitive rates are a direct result of our direct involvement in your project. Most translation companies outsource your translation to other translation companies. Bunkumless.com does not. Bunkumless.com always prefer to deal directly with you to ensure that you get a first rate product at the best possible rates. Bunkumless.com always strive to implement a pricing methodology that is clear and fair to the client.

Bunkumless.com also stand by all its translations If you are not completely satisfied with one of our translations, we will work with you and/or your team until it meets your complete satisfaction.

Billing

Bunkumless.com normally requires a retainer of services of 50% of the total payment upfront and the remaining upon delivery of the final product. For clients with proven good credit or that have a good payment history, Bunkumless.com can bill in arrears on a monthly basis.

Notwithstanding the above, Bunkumless.com will work with your company on a case-by-case basis to accommodate your billing needs.

JMD

Owner of Bunkumless.com and King Global Earth and Environmental Sciences Corporation, JMD, a former attorney, is a Columnist for The Futurist Daily News and editor of the Social and Political Blog JMDlive.com  Follow JMD @ jmdlive

 

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