Tinta Viva prices are fully transparent and inclusive of almost everything – you won’t find any added charges for ancillary tasks such as research, formatting and proofing, and there is no “rush fee”. When you work with Tinta Viva, you will know in advance exactly what the work is going to cost; so there will be no unpleasant surprises! The fee for your project also includes consultation time to deal with any queries or special instructions, so nothing need get in the way of a great translation.

Please note that these are my direct client rates. For agency enquiries, please contact me directly. All prices are exclusive of UK VAT (20%).

You can download my full rates sheet, including up-to-date euro and US$ prices, by clicking here.


Group 1: Specialised

Business, Policy, Academic, Literary
£90/1000 words
  • Reports and papers
  • Funding applications
  • Corporate communications
  • Training materials
  • Tenders
  • Feature articles, books and fiction
  • Minimum fee £30.00

Group 2: Unspecialised

News updates, blogs, web content
£85/1000 words
  • News Reports
  • Blog posts
  • Web content
  • Social media
  • Internal communications
  • Non-technical business communications
  • Minimum fee £30.00

Group 3: Individual

Personal and Family Documents
£65/1000 words
  • Personal letters
  • Family records
  • Memoirs
  • Travel documents
  • Academic transcripts
  • Certificates and applications
  • No minimum fee


US-UK English
£35/1000 words
  • Texts written for a US audience localised to conform to the expectations of UK readers
  • Adaptation of vocabulary, spellings, weights and measures, cultural references and colloquial expressions
  • Minimum fee £30.00


Existing Translation
£35/1000 words
  • Full check and mark-up of an existing translation with corrections and suggestions; revised text if required
  • No minimum fee


English-Language Texts
£9+/1000 words
  • £9/1000 words for Word documents and PDFs; £10.50 for other file types and website copy
  • Thorough check of spelling, grammar and syntax; text full marked up with my corrections and suggestions
  • No minimum fee

If you’re not sure which group your translation project falls under, just get in touch and I will let you know.


Documents will be returned by encrypted email, secure file sharing or regular post, as preferred. If you have any special requirements relating to delivery method, please ask.

Weekend Express Service

A Friday-Monday service is available at a 35% premium for projects of 8000 words or fewer.

Non-Profit Discount

I give registered charities a discount of 10% off both the standard rate and the flat minimum charge

Priority Pre-Paid

If your project is a bumper one, I offer great value pre-paid credits that can help reduce the overall cost.