How to reduce the cost of your translations

Read on for our top tips to reduce translation spend…


1. Take a good look at your English text before you get a quote – do you really need all of it? Sometimes selected content or a summary is sufficient.

2. Make sure the message is conveyed in a clear and concise way – this will not only cost you less, but also makes the text easier to understand and translate.

3. Use a professional translation service – a cheap or free alternative will cost more in the long run, and take up your time, not to mention causing untold stress.

4. Plan enough time to get the work done – any reputable translation provider will be able to give you an accurate quote for the timescale as well as the price. Rushing the project is likely to incur extra charges, and can be a very expensive exercise.

5. Make sure Translation Memory is used. You will benefit from discounted repetitions within your text, and will build up a database of translation segments that can be used for your next set of translations, meaning even more discounts! Read more about translation memory in our Expertise pages.

6. Standardise your product descriptions. If you use exactly the same text, instead of trying to reword things for each product, these will be treated as repetitions and will save you money!

We can advise you on these and other ways to get the best value for money when you buy translation. Get in touch to talk to us about your project.

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