Our translation rates
Prices for translation are agreed for each assignment. Prices may vary from around EUR 0.11 to more or less EUR 0.20 per word for the majority of languages and combinations – and will always be extremely competitive compared to current market rates. Per-word charges will usually be somewhat higher in the case of certain non-European languages, as well as when ordering shorter text. They will be somewhat lower for translations to and from the Nordic languages (Norwegian, Swedish, Danish), English, even more so for Russian and other Eastern European languages such as Czech, Slovak, Polish, Bulgarian and Romanian. Spanish, Italian, French, Latvian, Lithuanian, Estonian, etc. are located in the middle of the tree. Translations made from a foreign language (e.g. German) to let’s say English, will usually be priced more moderately than if the same text is translated to Norwegian. Volume discounts are applied to larger assignments, i.e. the larger the volume of the assignment, the lower the price per word. The same applies when ordering document translation – the more documents ordered, the lower the price per document. For further pricing information email us your text. Contact us for a fast translation quote today – by, preferably, emailing us your text/document as an attachment – or by at least specifying the number of words (for documents in Word, Excel or PowerPoint formats), type of content and preferred deadlines.
Our minimum charge
Our minimum charge per translation assignment for international clients is EUR 60 (no VAT being charged for cross-frontier services). For some types of text or language pairs, this amount will be higher. Prices may be somewhat higher for government-authorized, or certified, translations, starting from EUR 65 per assignment, depending on the language and size of the documents being assigned (amount of text, i.e. number of pages/words). The price per document will be lower the more documents are ordered. A price estimate is worked out (based on the source text or the documents to be translated) before we initiate the project. Rates are generally higher for certain non-European languages, as well as for most combinations involving Scandinavian languages, especially Icelandic and Faeroese; lower for some Eastern European and South-East Asian languages. Principal Western European languages like German, French and Dutch fall in the mid-price range, followed by Spanish, Portuguese and Italian. For more info please email us or call +47 22 222 773.
Payment methods: bank transfer or PayPal
Bank transfer to our Norwegian bank account is our preferred payment method for amounts larger than EUR 150. When paying by usual bank transfer (bank wire), you will need to insure that all charges for the transfer are paid for by your side. If making an international credit card payment, PayPal is the authorized payment processor for Norsk Språkservice. If you're familiar with PayPal, it might be an easier way of transferring the amount to our account. You can also register with PayPal by going directly to our secure online payment form. You will need to complete the registration requirements before you will be able to make a payment. Quotes are made per email only, based on the original source text amount or word count, and can be made in Euros, US dollars, Canadian dollars, Pounds Sterling, Danish Kroner, Swedish Kronor and Norwegian Kroner. Try us! To read more about currently available payment methods, please click here.
Ready to answer your queries
We are now available for non-binding consultation and free advice in connection with your translation project. Send us your text in an email or as an attachment for a free price estimate and prompt response. We will prepare a price estimate before the assignment is commenced. For more info please email us or call +47 93 888 007. You will find our more detailed contact info here.
What is the cost of translation?
Norsk Språkservice focuses on delivering high quality translations at the right price. Please attach or include your text for an exact price estimate, one which is non-binding and free of charge. After reviewing your documents or source text, we will prepare a cost estimate for each assignment. We will agree on the price before the translation work is started. Our translation pricing will depend on the amount of text, type of content and deadlines, and will also vary depending on the language or subject area, as well as the degree of complexity of the source text. Normally, translation rates are charged on a per-word or per-page (300-word) basis, calculated in the source language. The price level may often be lower for translations between English and other foreign languages, compared to rates for translations between Norwegian and the corresponding language. Special discounts will apply for larger or recurring assignments. A rush charge may be applied for unusually fast turnaround requests. The price per assignment cannot be less than EUR 60 (minimum charge per individual translation assignment). Certification of accuracy of translation on company headed paper may also cost extra. Norwegian VAT will generally not apply in the case of cross-frontier assignments. Feel free to contact us for a price offer, entirely free of charge and without any obligation. Try us!
Affordable certified translation
Officially approved translations of public documents are somewhat
more expensive than "regular" translations that do not require the
translator’s signature and stamp. These can be made by government-authorized
translators that we collaborate with, on our official letter-headed
paper/stationery with our agency’s stamp and signature confirming that the
translation is correct. Upon request, we can include a signed translation
certification, or affidavit of accuracy (similarly placed on our letterhead
and complete with our company's stamp). Note! Translations from various
foreign languages (e.g. German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Lithuanian,
Croatian, Albanian, Arabic, Farsi, Pashto, Dari, Hindi, Thai, Chinese,
Japanese and Vietnamese) are normally cheaper when made into English,
than if made into Norwegian. Such translations are officially accepted
by all public authorities in
Contact us for a quote
Feel free to contact us in more ways than one. Simplest of all, you can reach us by e-mail, or you can call +47 22 222 773 (mobile +47 93 888 007). You can place your orders by fax at +47 22 222 779. And here is our mailing address: Norsk Språkservice, Hans Nielsen Hauges plass 7, N-0481 Oslo, Norway.
Norsk Språkservice Language Services – Hans Nielsen Hauges plass 7 – N-0481 Oslo – Norway – T: 22 222 773 – F: 22 222 779 – E: firstname.lastname@example.org – 982 053 161 VAT