Russian to English translation cost?
May 22, 2010 11:01 AM Subscribe
How much should we expect to pay for Russian to English translation services?
posted by macfly to Writing & Language (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
A follow up to this
question. My stepfather and the Admiral have been in communication for a while now and they're working on putting together a book (totally on spec right now - no publisher involved - they may self/vanity publish, may try to shop it around to military press types). As part of that they'd like to include about seven short stories (~10,000 words each) that the Admiral has written. For that, obviously, they'd need better than machine translation into English but the first quote they got (from American Language Services) was $1700 for one 6000 word story - that's out of their price range. Is that the going rate?
Google turns up places that advertise $0.02 a word but I have no idea if those are legit services (i.e. would we be paying someone to run it through Google translate?) The stories are nautical/Naval in nature - would we need to get a specialist? None of us have any experience in this area so any suggestions would be appreciated.