Marie Lauzon

Translation and Proofreading Rates

Worth more than the sum of its words — The efficiency and clarity of your message come first. The rates below are calculated to bring to each project the full attention and fine tuning required. Translation rates include proofreading after desktop or web publishing.

Translation Rates
General translation

Highly technical, marketing

Volume (10,000 words or more)

SDL Trados or other CAT tool*

$0.25/word

$0.35/word

10% discount

Proportional billing

Proofreading rates
General translation

Highly technical, marketing

$0.08/word

$0.12/word

Hourly rates and linguistic validation
Hourly rate

Validation (QA, ISO, review)

$50/hour

$50/hour (average 1,000 words/hour)


Notes: All rates are listed in Canadian dollars. A minimum flat rate of $50,00 applies to any new, single project. All fees are subject to negotiation.

* CAT tools, such as Trados, allow reduced translation time for some types of material, namely technical documentation and software. Cost is based on a volume of previously translated text that can be supplied by the client, and/or on the amount of reoccurring content in a new project.

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