Rates

Rates for translation and interpreting services
Approved June 2013

 

Written Translations

Certified and freelance translations Rate
English-Spanish (en<>es) Q0.60/word
French-Spanish, Italian-Spanish (fr<>es) (it<>es) Q1.00/word
Portuguese-Spanish (pt<>es) Q1.10/word
German-Spanish (de<>es) Q1.15/word
Other languages: (ru<>es) (zh<>es) (ko<>es) (nl<>es) (he<>es) y otros. Q1.50/word
*Minimum charge per page is Q200.00 (freelance and certified translations).
**Minimum charge per extra copy of a document is Q75.00.
***These rates will increase in percentage for urgent documents, documents requiring technical specialization, graphic design, or any special needs outside the regular capability of the translator.
****High volume translations can be negotiated between the client and the translator at the convenience of both parties.

 

Spoken Translation and Interpreting

Type of interpreting service: Simultaneous Full shift (max. 7h) Part time (max. 4h) Minimum shift (max. 1h)
Simultaneous (en<>es) USD250.00/interpreter USD175.00/interpreter USD100.00/interpreter
Simultaneous (fr<>es) (pt<>es) (it<>es) USD330.00/interpreter USD250.00/interpreter USD150.00/interpreter
Simultaneous (ru<>es) (zh<>es) (de<>es) (ko<>es) (nl<>es) (he<>es) y otros USD500.00/interpreter USD400.00/interpreter USD250.00/interpreter
*Two (2) interpreters are required for shifts of more than an hour.
**Rates valid within Guatemala City. Outside the urban perimeter, a per diem will be added to the rate or the client will provide transportation, room and board.
***Simultaneous interpreting requires the use of specialized audio equipment and cabin, not included in these rates.

 

Type of interpreting service: Consecutive Short dissertations, workshops or press conferences (max. 45min)
Consecutive (en<>es) USD175.00/interpreter
Consecutive (fr<>es) (pt<>es) (it<>es) USD250.00/interpreter
Consecutive (ru<>es) (zh<>es) (de<>es) (ko<>es) (nl<>es) (he<>es) and other languages. USD400.00/interpreter
*Rates valid within Guatemala City. Outside the urban perimeter, a per diem will be added to the rate or the client will provide transportation, room and board.
**Does not require special equipment.

 

Type of interpreting service: Escort Business meetings, site visits, etc. (max. 6h)
Escort (en<>es) USD250.00/interpreter
Escort (fr<>es) (pt<>es)(it<>es) USD330.00/interpreter
Escort (ru<>es) (zh<>es) (de<>es) (ko<>es)(nl<>es) (he<>es) y otros. USD500.00/interpreter
*If more than two (2) persons need to be escorted, an additional interpreter per language will need to be hired.
**Rates valid within Guatemala City. Outside the urban perimeter, a per diem will be added to the rate or the client will provide transportation, room and board.
***Special equipment will be required at an additional cost (body packs).
****This type of interpreting service can be provided in simultaneous mode or in chuchotage mode.

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