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FAQs

How do I get a quotation?

Translation quotations are largely based on the word count of a document.  Pricing varies from language to language.  To get the best quote we always need to see the document(s) that are to be translated.  Files can be sent electronically by email, in hard copy, on CD or DVD or uploaded to our secure FTP site.

What file formats do you support?

We support all major file formats such as Corel Ventura, Corel Draw, Interleaf, PageMaker, Frame maker, In Design, Quark Express, Photoshop, AutoCAD, Freehand, Dream weaver and PDF.  Editable formats are preferred to ensure an accurate word count and quotation.

How will my translation be returned to me?

Translations are usually returned in an editable electronic format via email or FTP, unless we are asked to deliver in a specific format like PDF or by post in hardcopy.  The translation is delivered laid out as close the original document as possible and ready to print, taking into account any pre-agreed guidelines or instructions.

What will my translation cost?

Translation costs are based on the word count of a document.  Rates vary from language to language and are usually calculated per word or per 1000 words to be translated.   Desk Top Publishing costs are calculated separately on an individual basis and are in addition to the cost of translation

What do I need to do to place an order once a price has been agreed?

To go ahead with a translation once a quotation has been accepted, we need written confirmation to proceed or a PO.  Confirmation by email is acceptable or in the case of urgent work, telephone confirmation can also be used.

How long will my translation take?

Our translators translate 2000 words per day on average or approximately 6 pages of A4 based on 350 words per page.

How do I pay for my translation?

30 day credit terms are available to most corporate clients.  Occasionally, for new clients or individuals payment may be required upfront.

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I just wanted to thank you all for the speedy turnaround of the last two translation jobs despite the jubilee celebrations and compliment you and your translators on the quality of the work.
You call yourselves UK Techtrans, but it would appear that you offer an all round translation service.

John Scott / Scott Translations

Thank you for all the recently translated files. I have received all the CDs, and I am now starting to print the manuals. Everything looks great!
A huge thanks to all the team, - another project completed on time and of high quality. I simply have to press 'print'.

Andy Davis / Kliklok-Woodman

"We've been using UK TechTrans Ltd. since 2007 and we are delighted with the service we receive and we have never had any reason to review our supplier. UK TechTrans Ltd is a highly professional company that uses mother-tongue translators with a good understanding of our product.
As well as excellent response times and fast deliveries, we have always received excellent communication from the Project Managers, and are always kept fully informed of the project status and delivery schedules."

Charles Henriksen / Aanderaa Data Instruments

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