It is impossible to give rules to figure out how long the normal turnaround time on any specific job will be. However, there are some rules of thumb. Generally a translator can translate about 2,000-2,500 words of text in a normal work day. If proofreading is involved, the proofreader will be able to handle about double that amount in a normal day. You should also factor in time for project management (choosing, contacting and contracting with linguists, final quality checks, etc.) and for additional services such as desktop publishing. If you anticipate the need for translation, please feel free to contact us to get an estimate of the time involved. Expect rush fees if you don’t leave sufficient time for normal processing of the job. More information >>