Typical Translation Delivery Times

How long will my translations take?

How Long Will My Translations Take?

Customers often ask us about expected translation times. Although there is not a simple answer to the question of how long a translation will take, but we will give you an idea of the time we need at BeTranslated to provide you with a high-quality translation. Typically, we will suggest a deadline in line with your requirements, provided that we are given answers to our queries in an efficient manner. We always respect our clients’ deadlines.

Our Translation Throughput

Typically, to produce our high-quality translations, we need 48 hours for up to 2,000 words. However, this depends on a number of factors, such as the language style, the content, and the file format.

The first 24 hours is dedicated to finding the translator that best matches your requirements, checking their availability, and defining the requirements (style guide, file formatting, etc.).

The second 24 hours is used to translate the document and to perform a quality check before delivering the translation back to you in the required format. Our average translation speed is 2,000 words per day.

We understand that translations are usually urgent, but we appreciate having as much time as possible to be able to provide you with a quality-oriented translation service.

Examples of translation turnaround times

Below you will find some guidelines for translating documents of different sizes.
Please note that we invoice based on the number of words to be translated, and not by characters or lines.

Short document

(500 - 5,000 words)
Translation Turnaround

We generally translate 1,500 – 2,000 words a day. With every project, large or small, we carry out quality assurance checks, to ensure that the document does not contain any mistakes, omissions, or inaccuracies, and making sure that the formatting has been preserved. The earlier we receive your document, the better. Rushing is the worst enemy of quality, which is always our main concern, and priority.

Medium length documents

(5,000 - 10,000 words)
Translation Turnaround

When time is short on our end, documents ranging from 5,000 – 10,000 words may need to be split between several translators, although this is not a preferred solution. In a case like this, where we need to have several translators work on the same file, we use special software tools (CAT Tools) to ensure consistency. It is reasonable to expect the translation of a 5,000-word text within 4 business days, and the translation of a 10,000-word document within 7 business days.

Extensive documents

(10,000 words or more)
Translation Turnaround

Given our geographical distribution over several continents, we can complete large translation projects by working in teams. Once you have approved a project with us, your project coordinator will source the translation to the most qualified translator available. If possible, we’ll collaborate with a linguist located in a time zone that will allow us to work while you sleep. This comprehensive approach using close collaboration enables us to deliver superior results.


Professional Translation Services

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Business & Finance
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High Tech & IT
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Travel & Tourism
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Translation of Professional Documents

Translation of Professional Documents

Whether you require translation of a solitary page, an extensive user manual in PDF format, or a presentation for a conference, our experienced content translation experts know how to cater to your business necessities.

Our pledge: to provide you with high quality translations promptly, and at a cost that accommodates your budget. We react swiftly to your enquiries, honour your deadlines, and provide professional language services at competitive prices.

Website Translation Services

Website Translation Services

Translating your website is vital for extending your business into new markets. Whilst extending your online presence has never been more straightforward, conveying messages in a manner that resonates with native speakers and is sonorous in each market, still requires the expertise of language specialists. That's where our role comes into play.

A precise translation of your web content and blog articles is crucial to attracting customers in new markets and converting potential leads.

Business Translation Services

Business & Finance Translation Services

Our team of specialised freelance translators are armed with the expert knowledge required to provide accurate translations.

The range of services we provide in the business field includes tenders, proposals, commercial documents, business correspondence, professional articles, documentation, contracts, reports, balance sheets, protocols, patent specifications, annual and quarterly reports, due diligence reports, annual statements of accounts, and investor information.

High Tech & IT Translation Services

High Tech & IT Translation Services

Our translation agency provides quality IT language solutions for a variety of industries. We have extensive experience translating software strings, HTML pages, help files, interfaces, IT solutions, networks, user guides, handbooks, instruction manuals, data sheets, product information, safety notes, training documents, app translations, software documentation, software handbooks, online games, etc.

Our skilled IT translators are highly specialised in their area of expertise.

Industry & Construction Translation Services

Industry & Construction Translation Services

Our translations in the technical sector are supplied by an experienced team of expert translators specialising in diverse technical areas.

These include environmental studies, technical user guides, client consultancy, civil engineering and planning, design, contracts, quotations, tenders, project descriptions, technical documentation, technical handbooks, instruction manuals, data sheets, product information, safety notes and training documents.

Marketing & Sales Translation Services

Marketing & Sales Translation Services

BeTranslated is a professional translation agency that has worked with a range of international companies on marketing localisation projects.

We specialise in delivering precise and engaging translations of presentations, press releases, catalogues, market research texts, product launch presentations, surveys, websites, multimedia presentations, advertising and promotional material, product packaging, and media kits, taking into account linguistic subtleties and cultural nuances.

Tourism & Travel Translation Services

Travel & Tourism Translation Services

Our Travel & Tourism Translation Services are crafted to enhance global travel experiences and promote international tourism. We offer accurate translations of travel guidebooks and visitor guides, travel and tourism websites, brochures and flyers, and museum and exhibition guides, among other texts.

Our services not only facilitate effective communication with global travellers, but also foster a deeper understanding of local cultures and traditions.

Legal Translation Services

Legal Translation Services

Our translation agency offers professional legal translation services which are tailored to your individual needs.

We can assist with any legal documents, including legal contracts, immigration documents, patents and trademarks, business documents, property documents, insurance documents, and more.

With the help of our expertise, and our extensive database filled with specialised terminology, we ensure that your documents are translated with the highest level of accuracy and professionalism.


Contact us for a free, no-obligation quote.

Office Address
1 North Grove, 9 Stainbeck Lane, Leeds LS7 3PJ, UK

What Happens Next?

Request a Quote
Request a Quote

One of our regional managers will receive your request for a translation quote.


A member of BeTranslated will respond to you within a couple of hours.

Assessing Your Project
Assessing Your Project

We match your project to the translator who best meets your needs according to the details of your request.


You will receive the translated files within the agreed-upon deadline.

Follow-up & Invoicing
Follow-up & Invoicing

Once you are satisfied with your translation, we will send you your invoice.