Translation Questions

1. How do I go about getting a translation?

You should send us your document by post or email to translations@dcu.ie, stating the language(s) into which you would like it translated, and we will then reply with a quote to include price and timeframe. Once you are happy to proceed we will begin the translation.

2. How long does it take to have a document translated?

The timeframe depends on the length of your document, the subject matter, format and the number of words involved. Typically we can translate up to 1,500 words per day, per translator. For urgent translations we can turn these around in a day once they are received before 10am and are not excessive in length.

If there is an urgent request for translation, please contact us and we will endeavour to meet your requirements.  

3. What is the difference between the source language and the target language?

The source language is the language of the original document, and the target language is the language of the translation.

4. How much does it cost to have a document translated?

Usually we charge for translations based on the amount of words and a minimum fee for smaller documents. An exact price will be given once we see the documents for translation, please contact us for a quote.

5. I need an official document translated. Can you provide this?

Yes. Usually the translation of any type of certificate or official letter requires the translation to be certified. The process involves having the document translated by a qualified, experienced translator and then stamping the translation with our official company stamp. For more information, please see our section on certified translations.

6. How will my documents be delivered?

We can return any translation by e-mail, fax or standard post at no extra charge. For urgent requests we can arrange for a courier to deliver the translation for a small extra charge. The electronic copies can be in Word, PDF, Excel or PowerPoint and the hard copies would be on A4 paper.

7. Why do I need a professional translator? Can’t I just use an free online translation?

Our translators are professionals and the quality that you will receive by using a human translator will be more accurate than any free translation tool in terms of terminology, style, tone and cultural nuances. If you want some advice, take a look at our Guide to Choosing a Translation Agency in our Blog. 

8. Can you translate a website?

Yes. We can translate websites and other online materials into various languages. Please contact us for more information and a detailed quotation. 

If you need more information on our Translation Services, please Contact Us:

Tel: +353 1 700 8066:

Email: translations@dcu.ie