Translation and Interpreting Charges

General Charges

Please find below an indication of my translations rates for working from English into German and vice versa. See also my charges for notarised translations. To obtain a firm offer for the  language translation project you have in mind, please contact me. You are under no obligation to take me up on the offer.

I can only give you a binding quote after having had sight of your document.

General rates for language translation

Cost of general English-German translation services for all customers start at £75 per thousand words. However, I charge as much as £110 per thousand words for highly complex texts. My minimum fee is £35.


Charges also depend on the format of your original text. For more info see: Working with CAT tools.


I do not offer discounts on large volumes. The reason is that long-term translation projects mean that I am solely committed to you for the duration of the project. Therefore, I may have to turn away other (possibly better paying) customers during this time.

I do, however, sometimes offer discounts to companies placing recurring work, such as ongoing business correspondence etc. Under these circumstance I usually charged on the basis of the total number of words translated in any one calendar month (no minimum fees apply). Thus the regular business client receives a large discount.

Charges for other services

Other services, such as interpreting, proof-reading etc. are charged on an hourly or daily basis (£35 per hour minimum), plus expenses, to be agreed prior to acceptance of job. Customers generally find my rates very reasonable.
Rates for non-UK customers as above plus appropriate bank charges. Currency of payment as agreed in advance. Please contact me for a quotation.

Prepayments may be agreed for larger assignments. Please pay all invoices within 7 days of date of invoice.
I am not VAT registered. Therefore I do not have to add VAT to my invoices.