Gaucha Rates

Translation and interpreting rates

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 home$50/hour
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


Training $110/contact hourOne hour of training generally requires two hours of preparation time.
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.

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.

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.