Fees for premium English and German translations

What does it cost to translate a page from German into English or vice versa?
This is almost always the first question posed by a potential client. It is not easy to answer, especially since the quantity of text on a page can vary greatly, depending on the font, line spacing, margins, etc.

Our fees are competitive and transparent. We are neither the cheapest nor the most expensive translation provider - but we are certainly among the best in terms of quality and value for money. Therefore, you can count on getting an excellent English–German translation at a fair price.

Our fees depend on the length of the text, difficulty level, urgency, and format. We will be happy to send you a free fixed-price quote. Simply email, mail, or fax your request to inform@premier-translations.com.

However, if you are interested in knowing all the factors that go into the equation for computing a quote, here are our pricing guidelines.

Difficulty level of material to be translated

Base fee/DIN line*

Typical: relatively easy to somewhat difficult to comprehend, little to some knowledge/research in a particular field required, usually short to medium length sentences € 1.25 - 1.40
Complex: generally legal, medical, technical, commercial, or financial texts that are a challenge to translate properly and accurately; specialized knowledge, creativity, and excellent writing skills are a prerequisite € 1.50 - 1.65
Proofreading: range covers relatively well-written, easy to proofread texts, to others that should be translated from scratch € 1.00 - 1.20

* A DIN line has 55 keystrokes with spaces
* These fees are net of the statutory VAT due from customers based in Germany

In our free fixed-price quote, we also include discounts or surcharges, as follows:



Repetition: clearly identifiable sequential sentences and paragraphs ≥ 5% discount
Volume discounts for large orders (≥ 2,500 lines) 5 – 10% discount
Urgency: translations due in less than 24 hours, or large amounts of text required urgently (≥ 200 lines/day) 10 – 25% surcharge
Overtime: weekend, holiday, overnight work 25 – 50% surcharge
Non MS Word format: Excel or PowerPoint files, other formats 5 – 10% surcharge
Poor quality: a fax or source material that cannot be easily scanned, a PDF image file requiring OCR conversion and/or extensive formatting ≥ 10% surcharge
Minimum order size € 75 for new customers

Too confusing? Save yourself the hassle of trying to figure out what it will cost you. Just email your request to inform@premier-translations.com (or mail or fax it) and we will happily provide you a free fixed-price quote for a translation from German into English or English into German. Normally you will hear from us within a few hours!


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