We often get asked how soon the translation can be delivered. Much depends on the volume, language combination(s), complexity of the source text, availability of suitable translators for your area of expertise and so on. This means there is no one-size-fits-all answer, but we can give you a idea:
- Up to 500 words: delivery within 24 hours if necessary, preferably within 48 hours.
- Up to 1000 words: delivery within 48 hours if necessary, preferably within 72 hours.
- Up to 5000 words: delivery within 72 hours if necessary, preferably within 96 hours.
- Large volumes (from 5000 words upwards): calculate 2000 words per working day.
As we like to work with the most suitable people, please give us sufficient time for the translation and revision. This will allow us to work with our preferred translators, or with translators who have previously worked on the same project or for the same client. Do you have a specific deadline in mind? Let us know. We'll pull out all the stops to get it done on time. Have a bit of room for manoeuvre? Let us put that extra time to good use. You’ll get the very best quality in exchange.
FILES AND DTP
You can supply your source texts in many different file formats: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, XML, HTML, InDesign and so on, bearing in mind that the text must be editable. Would you like us to send back formatted InDesign files in the target language? If so, Blue Lines can also take care of the DTP for you.