Gaucha Rates

Translation and interpreting rates

These rates are for direct clients. Translation rates include review by a second highly qualified translator. Helen Eby is certified by ATA in Spanish to English translation, by WA DSHS in English to Spanish translation, by the Oregon Courts for legal interpreting, and by the Oregon Health Authority for medical interpreting. She provides training for interpreting, translation, Spanish writing and language access consultation.
Translation rates
TranslationBasic Transcreation
Minimum charge$ 85$105
Basic text$0.26/word$0.33/word
Technical and legal text$0.30/word$0.37/word
Terminology database$0.37/wordn/a
Hourly rate for work from Gaucha office$50/hour
Transcription-Translation$50/ minute of recordingSee this document for a description of Transcriber-Translators. Helen Eby is a certified court interpreter and a certified translator.
Interpreting rates
Deposition interpreting rate$75/hour, min 3 hours plus mileage and drive time if farther than 20 miles from Aloha, Oregon. If the scheduled time is longer, the scheduled time is the minimum billable time.
Interpreting for the Oregon CourtsRate set by the Oregon Courts. See page 6 of
OJD Interpreter Payment Protocols

Workers Comp Interpreting$70/hr per WC rulesSee pg 72 of this document
Training $110/contact hourOne hour of training generally requires two hours of preparation time.


These rates are valid for 2017 and are in US Dollars. These prices are for direct clients, and include bilingual review by a highly qualified colleague. For large projects, the price often includes consultation with the client on project issues, such as site visits if possible, maintaining a change log for consistency, developing a style guide, and even developing a table of contents based on the list of documents translated.

Transcreation: My definition is rewriting the translation more freely with the target audience in mind. The price is higher than a straight translation because it involves consultation with the client and possibly with representatives of the target audience. Depending on the scope of the work, the price for transcreation may be higher than what this table indicates.

Transcription-Translation (TT): This process includes the step of transcribing an audio file and the separate step of translating that text while consulting with the audio, ideally by the same professional. The final product is a four column table which shows the time stamp, the speakers, the transcribed text and the translated text. TT is a hybrid task involving interpreting and translation skills. Helen Eby is a certified court interpreter and a certified translator, and is therefore qualified as a TT specialist. Additionally, she did TT for the federal government for a few years as a Department of Justice contract linguist.

Rates that involve working on weekends due to the clients’ rush deadlines will be subject to a 25% surcharge. The time constraints, however, will be similar, because work takes the same time no matter what day it is done.

Gaucha Translations updates rates based on the cost of living. These rates are subject to change without notice. Gaucha gives discounts to some charitable organizations, and Gaucha charges a different rate to some organizations that deal with the review aspect of the translation process themselves, based on a negotiation process.