There are two factors that affect the translation time. First, there may be some overhead on assigning a translator to your project:
- For the most common language pairs (for example, from English to Spanish), we have translators on standby around the clock. For smaller language pairs it may take from a few minutes to a few hours to assign a translator.
- The actual time it takes to translate the text once a translator has been assigned depends on the length of the text. A general rule is that a translator can work through about 200 words per hour, or 2000 words per day. This varies depending on an individual, as well as the language paid, but is a good rule of thumb if you want to have a rough idea of the scope of the work.