Free English to Spanish Translator Guide: Saving Money on Your Translation from English to Spanish
Here are some important money-saving tips for your translation from English to Spanish. (Looking for a free English to Spanish translator?)
How to Save on Your English to Spanish Translation
Looking to reduce your Spanish translation costs? Choosing a lower priced translation provider may not be the best solution if you need a high-quality result. Below are some strategies for reducing translation costs that won't impact the quality.
Choose the right provider
Be wary of translation agencies that try to tempt you with below-market rates. In order to offer low prices, they have to keep their costs way down, which means they are probably hiring less professional translators and skipping costly quality assurance steps.
On the other hand, you can save a lot of money by bypassing the agencies altogether and looking for a good freelance translator. Most agencies subcontract translations to freelancers and then mark up the prices considerably, so by going straight to the source, you can benefit from "wholesale" rates.
This is a good option if you only need a translation from English to Spanish. If you are translating to several languages, it can be very difficult to coordinate the project yourself, and you may be better off paying for an agency to handle it for you.
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Negotiate a discount
Translation prices are often negotiable, and you can always try asking for a lower rate. Translators sometimes give discounts for:
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Adapt the document
Obviously, the less there is to translate, the lower your translation costs will be. Before sending a document for translation from English to Spanish, go through it and see if all of it really needs to be included in the translation. Ask yourself:
Advance planning gives you time to look around for the right translation provider for your budget. Having the time and flexibility to comparison shop also puts you in a more powerful position for negotiating prices.
By planning ahead, you can avoid paying surcharges for rush translations. Many agencies and some freelancers also apply a minimum charge per project, so you can save money if you combine Spanish translations and send them all together as a single project.
We also recommend waiting until you have a final draft of the original document before sending it to the translator. Any changes you make once the translation is in progress are likely to cost you extra money and delay the project delivery.
Watch out for hidden costs
When comparing translation quotes, make sure that you are considering the entire cost of each option. Keep in mind:
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