Language projects for media & communications

You’re great with words and phrases. You’ve got your own personal style. But we still think you might need our help. We won’t tell anyone.

We help marketing and communications agencies, media consultants, consulting firms, publishers and journalists with their fascinating language projects. You love words and phrases and that’s how you earn your keep. Same here. It can only work out well.

We translate your newsletters or even whole books; we produce advertising and informational copy for print or online use, transcribe or subtitle conferences and interviews, and provide voiceovers and subtitles for promotional videos. And we’re just as finicky as you when it comes to choosing the right word for the right context.

For large projects such as book translations, we’ll assemble a small team of translators and editors. In this way, the text retains a uniform style. If you’ve got a little longer, we’ll work with one single translator for a whole book.

Of course, it’s a given that your assignment will be handled by native speakers only.

Yours is a fast-paced industry, and we can handle that. Depending on the size of your text or file, we’re able to return your assignments within just a few short hours for same-day delivery. We always provide quality, even for urgent jobs.

We know the fruits of our labour aren’t just going to stay in your office – you’ll be publishing them or forwarding them to clients. We won’t let you down. We’ll make sure you keep your deadlines and have real quality to deliver. Never fear.

Here are the areas where we support our media and communications customers:

Media and communication – products and prices

Classic human translation by a professional translator and a professional reviewer

  • English - German or German - English from 0.13 euro per word
  • Other language combinations from 0.14 euro per word
  • For translations in specialised fields, separate prices apply (please see our Areas of Expertise)

Machine-generated translation with manual post-editing by a professional translator (MTPE)

  • Light post-editing / quick review by a professional translator (contextually correct, comprehensible text): from 58 % of translation price
  • Full post-editing / precise review by a professional translator (thoroughly comprehensible and stylistically correct text): from 78 % of translation price

All prices include proofreading and quality control.
Translation using translation memory systems (TMS) to adhere to client-specific terminology, ensure consistency and save time and costs on texts and text modules that have already previously been translated.

  • English to German or German to English from 0.13 euro per word
  • Other language combinations from 0.14 euro per word
  • English to German or German to English from 0.13 euro per word
  • Other language combinations from 0.14 euro per word

In German and English

  • Interview transcription (two to three participants): 1.69 euro per audio minute
  • Interview transcription minutes-style: 1.39 euro per audio minute
  • Automated transcription with fine quality control: on request, depending on the audio quality.

Separate prices apply for transcriptions in more than 90 other languages and specialised fields.

  • Information texts in English/German from 0.099 euro per word
  • Advertising texts in English/German from 0.155 euro per word
  • Minimum order per subject and language: 55.00 - 110.00 euro

We require a specific briefing to prepare a concrete quote for copywriting projects. Prices include proofreading by our quality management team

  • Professional voice-over (studio) prices vary according to the specific requirements of individual projects and languages.
  • Prices for recordings in the language of your choice start from 385.00 euro for a length of 1000 words/10 minutes.
  • A rate of 0.15 euro to 0.49 euro per word applies.

Price for voice-overs include a synchronised recording on the basis of a script with time stamps.
An additional surcharge may apply for the preparation of the script.
For a simple voice-over, we charge from 110.00 euro minimum and 0.10 euro per word.
Minimum price per embedding session (regardless of number of audios) 60.00 euro.

If subtitling is preceded by a transcription, our transcription rates apply

  • Creation of subtitles (spotting) is from 3.50 EUR per audio minute for classic brand/explainer videos (top quality, little text) in German or in English, otherwise from 3.95 EUR per audio minute, depending on language or language combination and type of video.
  • Preparing the subtitles (spotting), including editing und summarising on the basis of given conventions (e.g. BBC) from 4.50 euro per audio minute
  • Minimum price per embedding session (regardless of number of videos) 60.00 euro.

Check for spelling, punctuation, grammar and hyphenation.

  • German and English from 0.019 euro per word
  • Other languages from 0.022 euro per word

Check for spelling, punctuation, grammar, sentence structure and syntax. Acceptable quality of original text is a prerequisite for acceptance of your order.

  • German and English from 0.025 euro per word
  • Other languages from 0.029 euro per word

For exceptionally urgent orders, please contact us directly and immediately by e-mail (incl. the file or an excerpt thereof) and by phone, so that we may react immediately. In general, we process orders within a few hours or overnight; receipt or delivery of your file outside our business hours is also possible. An early notification concerning your projects is always helpful. However, we also try to process ad hoc orders quickly and effortlessly for you. The cost depends on the volume, advance notice and required turnaround time.

All prices include proofreading and quality control. Possible surcharges for jargon, express delivery and language combinations apply to all products. A minimum price of 75.00 euro per language and product will be charged for assignments with small volumes, with an exception of 60.00 euro for transcriptions in German and in English. Students receive a discount of 10 percent.

Effective 1st February 2023

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