Professional French Translation Services - Gengo (2023)

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Gengo offersFrench translation servicesat affordable rates. Thousands of companies large and small trust Gengo to fuel their global growth.

Working with Gengo gives you access to thousands of certified French translators with years of translation and localization experience, as well as our intuitive platform and embedded quality tools. Our expert team can help you manage English to French translation projects of any size to find a flexible, efficient and economical solution for your translation needs.

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French Translation Rates

Choose between two different levels of quality and pricing to match your needs. All our French translators have been pre-tested for each level, ensuring high quality translations.

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$0.06 /word

Accurate translation of your text by a native speaker. Price perfect to expand your business to new markets.



$0.12 /word

Professional translation for formal business use. Detailed attention to tone, subject, and meaning.

Certified Customer Reviews

We are always happy to receive feedback from our customers about their experience using the Gengo platform. Listed here are real reviews, ratings, and comments that customers have left after they received their completed translation. Where a Quality Score of 3 or greater was received, the comment is marked in green, otherwise it is marked in red.

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}); }else if(type == 'date'){ sortDate(direction); } setSortDirection(type, direction); createTable(translations, currentTrans);}function sortDate(direction){ if (direction == 'ascending') { translations = translations.sort(function(a, b){ var dateA = new Date(, dateB = new Date( return dateA-dateB //sort by date ascending }); }else if (direction == 'descending') { translations = translations.sort(function(a, b){ var dateA = new Date(, dateB = new Date( return dateB-dateA //sort by date descending }); };}function sortText(textA, textB, direction){ if (direction == 'ascending') { if (textA < textB) //sort string ascending return -1 if (textA > textB) return 1 return 0 //default return value (no sorting) }else if (direction == 'descending') { if (textA > textB) //sort string descending return -1 if (textA < textB) return 1 return 0 //default return value (no sorting) };}function setSortDirection(type, direction){ if(type == 'source'){ $('#tableTarget').removeClass("activeTable"); $('#tableTypeD').removeClass("activeTable"); 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$('#tableTypeM').attr("onclick", "sortTable('type', 'ascending')"); $('#tableTypeD').removeClass("arrowDown"); $('#tableTypeD').addClass("arrowUp"); $('#tableTypeM').removeClass("arrowDown"); $('#tableTypeM').addClass("arrowUp"); }; }else if(type == 'level'){ $('#tableSource').removeClass("activeTable"); $('#tableTarget').removeClass("activeTable"); $('#tableTypeD').removeClass("activeTable"); $('#tableTypeM').removeClass("activeTable"); $('#tableDate').removeClass("activeTable"); $('#tableSource').removeClass("arrowUp"); $('#tableTarget').removeClass("arrowUp"); $('#tableTypeD').removeClass("arrowUp"); $('#tableTypeM').removeClass("arrowUp"); $('#tableDate').removeClass("arrowUp"); $('#tableSource').addClass("arrowDown"); $('#tableTarget').addClass("arrowDown"); $('#tableTypeD').addClass("arrowDown"); $('#tableTypeM').addClass("arrowDown"); $('#tableDate').addClass("arrowDown"); $('#tableLevel').addClass("activeTable"); if (direction == 'ascending') { $('#tableLevel').attr("onclick", "sortTable('level', 'descending')"); $('#tableLevel').removeClass("arrowUp"); $('#tableLevel').addClass("arrowDown"); }else if (direction == 'descending') { $('#tableLevel').attr("onclick", "sortTable('level', 'ascending')"); $('#tableLevel').removeClass("arrowDown"); $('#tableLevel').addClass("arrowUp"); }; }else if(type == 'date'){ $('#tableSource').removeClass("activeTable"); $('#tableTarget').removeClass("activeTable"); $('#tableTypeD').removeClass("activeTable"); $('#tableTypeM').removeClass("activeTable"); $('#tableLevel').removeClass("activeTable"); $('#tableSource').removeClass("arrowUp"); $('#tableTarget').removeClass("arrowUp"); $('#tableTypeD').removeClass("arrowUp"); $('#tableTypeM').removeClass("arrowUp"); $('#tableLevel').removeClass("arrowUp"); $('#tableSource').addClass("arrowDown"); $('#tableTarget').addClass("arrowDown"); $('#tableTypeD').addClass("arrowDown"); $('#tableTypeM').addClass("arrowDown"); $('#tableLevel').addClass("arrowDown"); $('#tableDate').addClass("activeTable"); if (direction == 'ascending') { $('#tableDate').attr("onclick", "sortTable('date', 'descending')"); $('#tableDate').removeClass("arrowUp"); $('#tableDate').addClass("arrowDown"); }else if (direction == 'descending') { $('#tableDate').attr("onclick", "sortTable('date', 'ascending')"); $('#tableDate').removeClass("arrowDown"); $('#tableDate').addClass("arrowUp"); }; }}function changeRTTable(direction, page){ if (direction != null) { if (direction == 'left') { currentTrans--; }else if (direction == 'right') { currentTrans++; }; }else{ if (page > 0 && page <= totalPagesTrans) { currentTrans = page; }; }; if (currentTrans < 2) { $('#leftArrowRTTable').css('visibility', 'hidden'); $('#rightArrowRTTable').css('visibility', 'visible'); }else if (currentTrans == totalPagesTrans) { $('#rightArrowRTTable').css('visibility', 'hidden'); $('#leftArrowRTTable').css('visibility', 'visible'); }else { $('#rightArrowRTTable').css('visibility', 'visible'); $('#leftArrowRTTable').css('visibility', 'visible'); }; createTable(translations, currentTrans); // Updates de counter $('#trans-input').val(currentTrans);}// function openTranslation(element){// var id = $(element).attr('id');// location.href = 'translation.html?trans=' + id; // }// // Set a GET Param (NOT WORKING)// function setGetParameter(params){// history.pushState({}, document.title, window.location.href + '?' + params);// }// // Creates URL query// function encodeQueryData(data){// var ret = [];// for (var d in data)// ret.push(encodeURIComponent(d) + "=" + encodeURIComponent(data[d]));// return ret.join("&");// }

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English to French Translation

On the surface, English and French can appear to be very similar languages. Indeed, they have overlapping histories and borrow from each other significantly. Translating between the two, however, can pose some significant translation challenges. The two languages, for example, differ on multiple aspects of grammar. French assigns nouns a gender (affecting meaning) and uses its own syntactic arrangements, while English contains many unintuitive grammar rules that can be difficult to navigate. Only an experienced French translator with a keen eye for grammatical detail can be trusted to accurately overcome these linguistic obstacles.

A Translator must also take into account the six registers of the French language. These registers refer to levels of formality, from literary language at the top to slang at the bottom. Knowing which register is appropriate for the intended audience and the ability to write convincingly in that register is key to successful English to French translation. In a similar vein, the multiple global variations of French need to be respected. While the language is generally mutually intelligible wherever it is spoken, if your translated content is to have maximum impact, local variations and differing cultural touchstones must be taken into account.

French Translation Services

Gengo is a leading provider of English to French translation services. Whether you’re looking to translate from French into English or English into French, no other LSP can so quickly provide translated content of such high quality at such low prices.

Quality you can trust

When translating into or from French, it’s vital to work with qualified, native speaker translators. With thousands of professional French translators on our platform, you’ll receive excellent quality, fast. In addition, we can create custom translator teams for your unique project, ensuring the best quality and consistency across projects.

Simple pricing

Choose between two different levels of quality to match your needs. Enjoy simple, per-word pricing with no contracts, no upfront fees and no negotiation. Learn more about our pricing.

Speed and scale

On a tight deadline? Receive professional translations to and from French online within a few hours. No contracts, no upfront fees, no negotiation. Whether you need a French translation that’s two-hundred or two million words, we can help—no job is too large or too small.

Our areas of expertise

If you plan on expanding into French speaking markets, you’re going to need to translate all your content into French. Gengo supports French translation of a wide range of document and content types, including:

  • French website localization
  • French mobile app localization
  • French game localization
  • French product description translation
  • Customer support translation
  • French marketing copy, ads and social media
  • French news articles and entertainment
  • French travel listings and guides
  • French document translation
  • French emails, letters and more

French Translation Tips

French Canadian vs. European French

From the very beginning of your translation project, you should be clear on whether you’re localizing into European French or Canadian French. The French spoken in Canada is distinct from the French spoken in France, so don’t make the mistake of using one language for both audiences. Successfully navigating the subtle differences between the two forms of the language, such as the appropriate choice of words (e.g. the term for shoes: chaussures vs. souliers), can make a huge difference when it comes to forming quality relationships with customers.

Translation text expansion

Translating from English into French typically requires around 15–20% more words, as French is a lengthier language than English. This should always be taken into consideration when localizing your website or app into French.

Professional French Translators

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Gengo’s French translators are experts in their field with years of professional translation experience under their belts. This is why Gengo is trusted by global companies like YouTube, Airbnb and Sony to translate content at high quality and lightning speed. Our innovative translation platform and global network of translators means that no matter the size or complexity of your French translation project, we are able to deliver on time, every time, with quality assured.

If you are looking to translate your English content not only to French, here are some more available languages:

  • Japanese translator, seeJapanese translation
  • Spanish translator, seeSpanish translation
  • German translator, seeGerman translation
  • Portuguese translator, seePortuguese translation
  • Dutch translator, seeDutch translation
  • Italian translator, seeItalian translation
  • Chinese translator, seeChinese translation
  • Arabic translator, seeArabic translation
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Popular French Translation Phrases

Take a look at some of the most popular and searched for English phrases and their French translations.

What to translate from English to FrenchEnglish to French translation
Thank youMerci
GoodbyeAu revoir
GoodnightBonne nuit
I love youJe t’aime
PleaseS’il vous plaît
I miss youTu me manques
Happy birthday!Joyeux anniversaire!

French Language Facts

French is a Romance language and part of the Indo-European language family. It is closely linked to other Romance languages such as Spanish, Portuguese and Italian, with their common origins meaning they have borrowed from each other significantly in terms of vocabulary, grammar and conjugation over the course of their evolution. Despite close geographic proximity, the French language differs in many ways from the Germanic languages of Germany, Britain and the Netherlands.

  • There are about260 million French native speakers, making it one of the most widely spoken languages in the world.
  • There are29 independent nations where French is an official language.
  • French is used by many international organizations such as NATO, the Olympics committee, the WTO, and more.
  • French is the only language aside from English that is taught in every country of the world, with100+ million students worldwide.

French, a global language

The upside ofFrench being a global languageis that it’s spoken by a large group of people. French is not only spoken in France, but also in Belgium, Canada (Quebec), Switzerland and by many countries in Africa. It’s the official language in 29 countries and spoken by an estimated 274 million people.

Although French is pretty similar in all regions, translators need to be aware of the differences. Famously, outside of France, the words for the numbers 70 and 90 are different. In France it’ssoixante-dixandquatre-vingt-dixrespectively. Outside of France they simply sayseptantefor seventy andnonantefor ninety.Gengo’s translators are native speakersand well-aware of these subtle differences, allowing your business to forge a quality relationship with your customers no matter where they are.

French Translation Dictionaries

Free English to French dictionaries and online translation tools

Gengo offers a world-classhuman translation (HT) servicetailored to each of our clients’ specific needs. This is what we do best. In some cases, however,machine translation (MT)– translation services powered by AI and machine learning – are a great alternative for looking up a word or translating a phrase on the go.

Though machine translation can’t beat human translators yet in terms of quality, accuracy and tone, we understand that sometimes – when all you need is a simple sentence translated or when a rough approximation will do – machine translation can be very useful.

Here’s a rundown of some of the most popular free to use English to French dictionaries and translation tools.

Reverso – English-French translation

What is it?Reversois a simple online translation tool. Type whatever it is you want translating into the input field, hit the go button and your translated word or phrase will appear in mere seconds.

Pros:Reverso is easy to navigate and simple to use. The tool also produces multiple, contextual variations of what you’re trying to translate.

Cons:Accuracy cannot be guaranteed when translating lengthy content and is unlikely to impress a native speaker.

Google Translate – English-French translation

What is it?Google Translateallows users to translate simple text using their keyboard, as well as using their voice, camera and handwriting.

Pros:The Google Translate mobile app is available offline and its range of input options allows for users to decide exactly how they would like to translate.

Cons:When translating longer pieces of text, Google Translate cannot be trusted for accuracy.

Systran – English-French translation

What is it?Systranis a market leading machine translation provider, specialising in translation services for business use.

Pros:Systran provides a number of different platforms, including an instant online translator, browser extension and a mobile app for translating on the move.

Cons:Unlike other translation tools, Systran does not offer suggestions for alternative wording or phrasing.

Promt – English-French translation

What is it?Promt’smachine learning translation engine promises accurate translations for a wide range of document types.

Pros:With desktop and mobile versions, Promt’s key selling point is its convenience.

Cons:Promt is an expensive translation option, especially if you would like to take advantage of all of its features.

Linguee – English-French translation

What is it?Lingueeis an online dictionary tool. It also displays examples of your search term being used in real-world contexts pulled from external websites.

Pros:By placing whatever you need translating into different contexts, Linguee allows users to gain an understanding of how their search term is used in different situations.

Cons:Linguee’s contextual comparison tool only works accurately for single words or simple phrases, meaning it is not useful for translating longer pieces of text.

French Localization Tips

Localizing websites using hreflang meta tags

When translating a website it’s important to ensure that search engines are able to understand exactly what language (or languages) your content is available in. In addition to the language attribute on the<html>tag, each page should also include a<head>section in which links to its localized equivalent are listed.

If the primary language of your website is English, for example, and you want to translate it into French, then every translated page should include the following block of code in the<head>section:

<link rel="alternate" href="" hreflang="en" /><link rel="alternate" href="" hreflang="fr" />

Keep in mind that this block should be added to both the original and the localized versions of your page (in this case: & By doing this, each page points to every available localized version of itself, making it easy for search engines to understand the structure of your site and display the appropriate translation for every user.

Targeting a language and a country

In addition to specifying the language that your content is written in, you can also specify particular countries that you would like to target. This is ideal for a language that is spoken in multiple countries, such as French (spoken in France, Belgium and Canada, among others). To do this, the country to be targeted is simply included in the hreflang attribute, like so:

<link rel="alternate" href="" hreflang="fr" /><link rel="alternate" href="" hreflang="fr-be" /><link rel="alternate" href="" hreflang="fr-ca" />
  • French Translation Rates
  • English to French Translation
  • French Translation Services
  • French Translation Tips
  • French Translators
  • Popular French Translation Phrases
  • French Language Facts
  • French Translation Dictionaries
  • French Localization Tips


Is Gengo good for translation? ›

Yes, it is 100% legitimate and safe to work for! The most common language pairs requested are currently English and Spanish, German, French, Japanese and Chinese. Gengo is a global platform that provides services 24/7, meaning you can set your own schedule and work whenever and wherever you want.

How good is Gengo com? ›

Gengo is a an easy-to-use, fully web based global translation service with quick response and high quality standards. Working as a translator for Gengo is very giving, and the support staff is very responsive. I am retired from full time work, and for me it is perfect to control my own time working with Gengo.

How much money can you make on Gengo? ›

The amount of money you can make on Gengo depends on your translating speed. For Standard translators, they begin at $0.03 a word. Once you feel that you've mastered the standard level of translation, you can take your test to qualify for the Pro level. If you pass, your pay gets bumped up to $0.08 a word.

What is the most reliable French translator? ›

DeepL Translate: The world's most accurate translator.

Is Gengo certified? ›

We provide certified translations of contracts and legal agreements that are accepted by courts and government bodies worldwide.

What translators get paid the most? ›

Which translation jobs offer the best salaries?
  • Literary translators, who make an average of $51,000 per year, are the highest paid of the many categories of translation services. ...
  • Medical and legal translations are two more categories of translations that pay well owing to the high degree of accuracy necessary.
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How much is the salary of a freelance translator? ›

While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $401,500 and as low as $11,000, the majority of Freelance Translator salaries currently range between $41,500 (25th percentile) to $76,500 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $81,000 annually across the United States.

Can I earn money by translating? ›

Freelance translation is a viable option for entrepreneurs who want to try their luck on the translation scene. Having a part-time job and freelancing on the side might be a good beginning, but making an applaudable amount of money as a freelance translator does not happen by accident.

Is it worth it to become a certified translator? ›

For those who work in the translation field, becoming a certified translator and attaining certifications can help you stand out in your career. Credentials help set you apart in from competitors and also demonstrate a commitment to your field of study.

How do I start working in Gengo? ›

How do I become a Gengo translator?
  1. Step 1: Sign up. Create an account.
  2. Step 2: Enter your details. Please enter your name and address.
  3. Step 3: Tell us your experience. ...
  4. Step 4: Take the Gengo translator test. ...
  5. Step 5: Agree to our Terms & Conditions. ...
  6. Step 6: Go to the Work Dashboard, and start working!
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How do I become a paid translator? ›

Here are several steps you should take to become a professional translator:
  1. Become fluent in another language. To become a translator, you must master a second language. ...
  2. Get specialized training. ...
  3. Become certified. ...
  4. Target a specific industry and learn the terminology. ...
  5. Gain work experience.
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Where is Gengo based? ›

Tokyo, Japan

Is there a demand for French translators? ›

French Language

It might come as a surprise to some to learn that it is also one of the world's highest-paying languages so far as translation services go. French language translators and interpreters generally take home up to $38,000 per year if they find themselves working in the trade and financial services sector.

How much a French translator is paid? ›

French Translator salary in India ranges between ₹ 2.4 Lakhs to ₹ 13.9 Lakhs with an average annual salary of ₹ 5.8 Lakhs. Salary estimates are based on 153 salaries received from French Translators.

What is the best app to become fluent in French? ›

Duolingo is one of the best French learning apps on iOS and Android. It uses a game-like format to deliver bite-sized lessons to learn vocabulary, grammar, conjugation, writing, pronunciation, and listening. Duolingo is a highly recommended app for beginners who wants to learn French.

Do I need a certification to be a freelance translator? ›

Level of expertise. While you don't need a license to be a translator, certification is proof of competency. Of over 10,000 members of the American Translators Association, only 20% have passed their ATA exam.

Is it hard to become a certified translator? ›

Is it hard to become a certified translator? The current pass rate for the American Translators Association exam is less than 20% so we can certainly say it is not easy to become certified as a translator. You will need to be extremely committed and take a lot of time to prepare if you want to be one of the lucky few.

How do I become a self employed translator? ›

5 Tips On How To Become A Successful Freelance Translator
  1. Start with the Right Skills. As a translator, accuracy is of utmost importance. ...
  2. Get Experience at an Agency Before Going Solo. ...
  3. Establish a Workflow Early. ...
  4. Learn the Tools of the Trade. ...
  5. Find a Good Mentor. ...
  6. Conclusion.
29 Apr 2020

Can translators make 100k? ›

Earning six figures (meaning over $100,000 US dollars per year) is a significant goal for lots of freelancers. It's an ambitious but achievable goal for most translators and interpreters who are good at their work, are ambitious, have good business skills, and are willing to work hard.

What language is most in demand for translators? ›

10 high-paying languages for translators
  • Arabic. ...
  • French. ...
  • 5. Japanese. ...
  • Hindi. ...
  • Spanish. ...
  • Italian. ...
  • Russian. ...
  • Portuguese. Considered the fastest growing language after English, Portuguese is an important language for many professionals in business and science.
2 Sept 2021

Which country is best for translators? ›

The best countries to work freelance as a translator
  • Thailand: Thailand is one of the best countries for freelancers in the world to live at low cost. ...
  • Mexico: Self-employed translators flock to one place in Central America: Mexico City.

Can you make a living off translating? ›

It's certainly possible to earn a big salary as a professional freelance translator through massive output. And also by working very long hours. But these strategies will only work for a few. You can also have a great lifestyle without earning megabucks if you live, or are prepared to move, somewhere nice and cheap.

How much should a beginner translator charge per hour? ›

Translator hourly rates in the United States in 2022 range from $30 to $70 per hour depending on language combination, volume, turnaround, and subject matter.

How many hours do freelance translators work? ›

A freelance full time translator can expect to work anywhere from 30-70 hours a week, or even more depending on available opportunities and time spent marketing.

Is translating a good side hustle? ›

Short-term language-related work can be found on freelancing sites like Fiverr and Freelancer. For long-term, regular work you can register with translation agencies and data annotation service companies. Either way, providing language services can be a profitable side-hustle.

Is translating a stressful job? ›

Translation can be a pretty stressful job, given its irregular hours and tight deadlines. Stress can cause detrimental effects on the physical and mental health of translators.

Is it too late to become a translator? ›

Whether you're choosing what to study after high school, stepping into the job market for the first time, or looking for a career change, translating for a living could be just the thing for you. It's never too late or too early to get into this amazing profession if you have what it takes.

Do you need a degree to be a professional translator? ›

Interpreters and translators typically need a bachelor's degree; common fields of degree include foreign language, business, and communications. Students who study technical subjects, such as engineering or medicine, may be able to provide a higher level of interpreting and translation.

How fluent do you have to be to be a translator? ›

The basic requirement is that you are better than some 95% of all native speakers… in your native language. That's right. The quality of the translation will depend primarily on how well you have mastered your native language. Because that is the language you will need to translate into.

How do I become a Gengo translator? ›

How does Gengo work?
  1. Sign up and get approved. Create a free account and take our two-part test. ...
  2. Start translating. Once approved, familiarize yourself with our style guide and workbench. ...
  3. Get paid. ...
  4. Pass our Pro qualification test to unlock access to more challenging projects at higher reward rates.

How do I become a French translator? ›

No matter what position hold, you need to be fluent in the French language, either through study or as a native speaker. Some translation positions require advanced qualifications, such as a bachelor's degree in French literature or Francophone studies.

How do I become a Netflix translator? ›

Start your search on the Netflix Preferred Vendors site. Select your region there, visit the websites of the listed companies that subtitle your language(s), and follow their application process. You will usually be given a test to complete, and if you pass that you'll be eligible to receive subtitling work from them.

What is the best translation company? ›

The world's top translation companies according to Slator
RankCompany2021 Revenue in Millions
3LanguageLine Solutions$750
4Keyword Studios$583
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Which website is best for translation job? ›

The 18 Best Translation Sites to Find Freelance Work
  • Smartling.
  • Translation Directory.
  • TextMaster.
  • Unbabel.
  • Lionbridge.
  • Tomedes.
  • ProZ.
  • Iyuno-SDI.
19 Jul 2021

Do you get paid more if you speak French? ›

According to the census data, a speaker of both English and French in Montreal earned 40 per cent more on average than a person who spoke only one of these languages.

Which foreign language has more scope? ›

The five leading foreign language in India for studies are Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Spanish, and Japanese. These languages are regarded as the most sought-after for career prospects, employment opportunities, and immigration.

How many months does it take to learn French fluently? ›

It will take approximately 580 hours or 23 weeks of study to reach complete French fluency. Which we could break down as the following: If you study for 1 hour every day, you can learn French in 1.5 years. If you spend 6 hours every day learning French, you can learn it in less than 100 days.

What is the fastest way to learn French to speak French? ›

10 Tips To Learn French Fast Even If You're A Language Learning...
  1. #1 Do Some French Every Day. ...
  2. #2 Feel The Fear And Make Mistakes Anyway In French. ...
  3. #3 Don't Just Study French, Practise. ...
  4. #4 Practise Your French Out Loud. ...
  5. #5 Talk To Yourself In French. ...
  6. #6 Talk To Your Pet – Or Talk To The TV In French.

What is the fastest way to learn French fluently? ›

10 tips to learn French fast
  1. Watch films. Watching films in French with French subtitles is one of the best ways to learn. ...
  2. Learn with songs. ...
  3. Read. ...
  4. Find a partner. ...
  5. Don't be scared to try and make mistakes. ...
  6. Listen! ...
  7. Practice. ...
  8. Sign up for an intensive course.
12 Aug 2016

What is the best translation company to work for? ›

Here we go, the 10 best translation companies!
  • RWS. Our highest rated translation company is RWS with 160 office locations. ...
  • TransPerfect. With 30 years in the business, TransPerfect is the best translation company according to Slator. ...
  • LanguageLine Solutions. ...
  • Keyword Studios. ...
  • Semantix. ...
  • STAR Group. ...
  • LionBridge. ...
  • Iyuno-SDI.

Which translation service is best? ›

And to help you choose the best service among the thousands, we have combed through the internet to bring you 8 of the best translation websites.
  1. Google Translate. ...
  2. Yandex Translate. ...
  3. Bing Translator. ...
  4. Reverso. ...
  5. Translatedict. ...
  6. MyMemory Translation. ...
  7. Babylon Translator. ...
  8. PROMT Online Translator.
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Which translation API is best? ›

Best Translation APIs of 2022
  • Microsoft Text Translation API. ...
  • Yandex Translate API. ...
  • LibreTranslate. ...
  • Translated Translation API. ...
  • Amazon Translate API. ...
  • IBM Cloud API Language Translator. ...
  • API. ...
  • Systran Translate API.
5 May 2022

How much should I pay translation? ›

Cost of Translation Per Word

The average English translation will cost $0.10-$0.20 per word; however, additional costs include volume, subject matter, platform translation (website, app, document), minimum word count, edits, etc., and translator expertise.

How much should I pay someone to translate a document? ›

Obviously, each different translation professional will usually charge a different translation rate. However, most translation rates are within a range of $0.10 to $0.50 per word. This means that a 1000 word document could cost anywhere from $100 to $500.

How much does it cost to translate 10000 words? ›

To give you a rough idea of website translation costs, a professional translator may charge approximately $1,200 to translate a website of around 10,000 words – or translation rates per word of $0.12/word. 10,000 words may sound like a lot, but it isn't.

How much Netflix pay for translators make? ›

$4,633. The estimated total pay for a Translator at Netflix is $4,633 per month. This number represents the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated base pay is $4,633 per month.

What kind of translators are in demand? ›

What are the Highest Paying Translation and Interpretation Jobs?
  • Simultaneous Interpretation. ...
  • Localization Translator. ...
  • Medical Translator. ...
  • Literary Translations Expert. ...
  • Judiciary Translator. ...
  • German Language. ...
  • Spanish Language. ...
  • Italian Language.
25 Aug 2022

Can you make a living from translation? ›

It's certainly possible to earn a big salary as a professional freelance translator through massive output. And also by working very long hours. But these strategies will only work for a few. You can also have a great lifestyle without earning megabucks if you live, or are prepared to move, somewhere nice and cheap.

How much does it cost to Translate official documents? ›

Prices: from £46.75 per 1,000 words.

What software do professional translators use? ›

Trados is the most widely-used desktop translation tool, especially among companies, LSPs, and translation agencies.

What is the most accurate translating website? ›

10 Best Website Translators for Accurate Content Translation
  • Google translate.
  • Yandex.
  • Bing translator.
  • Reverso.
  • Translatedict.
  • MyMemory.
  • Babylon translator.
  • PROMT online translator.
5 May 2022

What translator is better than Google? ›

DeepL is one of the best Google Translate alternatives for people who really value accuracy, especially when it comes to grasping context and local idioms. DeepL offers an API that you can use to automatically translate your website, as well as a web interface and apps to translate text content or text files (like .

What is the most used translation app? ›

Top 5 Translation Apps
  • Google Translate. Probably the most well-known and widely used translation apps currently available, it is a simple and easy-to-use option for those looking for a quick solution to a language issue. ...
  • Microsoft Translator. ...
  • iTranslate. ...
  • SayHi. ...
  • TripLingo.
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