There are several factors to take into account when it comes to calculating the average translation speed. Many translation buyers have the tendency to place the turnaround times for their translation projects along with the price tag and the degree of excellence at the top of their priority list. Our expert project managers can provide an estimation of the average translation speed. These values are however approximate and they are subject to a variety of elements that can have an impact on their accuracy.
Average translation speed depending on multiple factors
What factors affect the average translation speed?Answering the question of the average translation speed is quite tricky because of the wide range of factors involved in the process. One translator may complete a 600-word translation in one hour when working on a simple text, while another linguist may be stuck at 180 words in the same timeframe when facing a complex topic. This is why providing quantifiable amounts is not very realistic. However, we can provide you with some factors that could make the estimation a bit more reliable. If the turnaround time for your translation project is of utmost importance, ask yourself the following questions:
Is the text of general nature?
Is your provider using computer-assisted translation tools?
Does the text have special formatting?
Does the translation service include revision/proofreading?