The total rate for a project depends on factors such as difficulty, volume, deadline, my own capacity, and the world price for coffee.

The most recent survey by the German Federal Association of Interpreters and Translators  (BDÜ) should help you find a realistic estimate.

Price per word

German – English €0.16 English – German €0.15

Hourly services (proofreading, editing, subtitling, transcription)

Hourly rate (DE/EN) €50


Consecutive Simultaneous (Conference)
German ↔ English €710 €750

Repetition discounts

Repetitions 70% discount
100% matches 70% discount
95-99% matches 50% discount
85-94% matches 40% discount
75-84% matches 20% discount
50-74% matches No discount
No Match No discount


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