Rates

Translations are usually charged on a per-word basis while proofreading and copy-editing are invoiced at an hourly rate.

Fees depend on the nature, complexity and length of the text to be translated and the deadline. A rush fee may apply to urgent assignments. The following table serves as a guide.

Translation
General AUD 0.25 per word of target language
Medical AUD 0.30 per word of target language
Proof-reading AUD 45.00 per hour
Copy-editing AUD 50.00 per hour

I would be delighted to offer you a ‘Moving to Australia’ translation package suitable for migration purposes.

I translate any five of the following documents (one page per type of document) for a total of AUD 120.00. All are certified and carry the NAATI seal of accreditation.

  • Birth Certificate
  • Certificate of Parentage
  • Extract of Register of Births
  • Extract of Family Register
  • Certificate of Baptism
  • Certificate of Origin
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Extract of Register of Marriages
  • Confirmation of Marriage
  • Residency Registration
  • Change of Name Certificate
  • Police Clearance Certificate
  • Mail Redirection
  • Military Service Certificate
  • Extract of Tenancy Agreement
  • Driver’s Licence


No GST applies to Australian clients and no VAT to European clients.

A minimum charge of AUD 30.00 applies.

Prices are based on clients providing editable files in Word, Excel or PowerPoint format. Additional charges may apply to other formats such as PDF documents.


Payment terms

Payment may be made by account transfer, Visa, Mastercard or AMEX.
All credit card payments incur a 5% surcharge.

For companies, academic institutions and non-profit organisations providing an order number, I will issue an invoice on completion of an assignment, payable within 30 calendar days. For private individuals, I require upfront payment prior to commencing work.


A bad translation is the most wicked of evils, and a good translation takes time.
Friedrich Schiller