International Association of Scientific and Technological University Libraries

IATUL Academic Translation and Editing Service

IATUL Academic Translation and Editing Service

IATUL provides access to a high quality Academic Translation and Editing Service. The service is delivered by via our university network of translators and academics. Translated texts are edited by field specialists to ensure that they are of publishable standard.

What translation services are offered?

We can undertake translations from all major languages into English and from English into all major languages. Translation between any two languages is possible on request.

What editing services are offered?

An edited text will incorporate track changes at the grammatical, selection, and stylistic levels, as well as comments on layout, argumentation and structure. It includes a follow-up consultation where there are remaining questions (see below).

What sort of texts can be submitted?

Texts may include conference papers, posters, journal papers, theses, dissertations or email correspondence as well as general texts.

When should texts be submitted and when will they be returned?

Texts for editing of up to 5,000 words should be submitted at least 48 hours in advance of the deadline. Deadlines for longer texts and translations should be negotiated in advance of submission.

What happens once the text is translated or edited?

An online follow-up consultation can be arranged to clarify any unresolved questions and help with delivery of the text if necessary. Consultations may be conducted via phone, email, or video-conference via the IATUL communicate! platform.

Who can use the service?

The service is available to all academic researchers and staff at universities where the library is a member of IATUL.

What does it cost?

We aim to keep costs to an absolute minimum without compromising quality. There are many translation and editing services on the market. Remember, quality is reflected in price. We have a banded system of charges adjusted to reflect local income scales and agreed with our university network of translators and editors, according to text length and deadline. See table of charges below.

Once you have registered you will get access to our communication and booking platform.

If your library is already an IATUL member, please fill in the form.

If your institution is not yet an IATUL member, you may join here.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the IATUL Office.

 
TABLE OF CHARGES

IATUL

ACADEMIC TRANSLATION & EDITING

BAND 1

Standard Editing (full correction of grammar, punctuation, word selection, with commentary on style, structure, and argumentation)

Express Editing (as standard editing but with 48 hour turnaround per 10,000 words)

Standard Translation

(from any major language group into English or vice-versa)

Express Translation

(as standard translation but with 72 hour turnaround per 10,000 words)

IATUL Board and Executives

FREE

FREE

FREE

FREE

IATUL Member Library Staff

FREE

FREE

FREE

FREE

IATUL Member Academic Staff

EUR 0.04 per word

EUR 0.06 per word

EUR 0.07 per word

EUR 0.10 per word

 

IATUL

ACADEMIC TRANSLATION & EDITING

BAND 2

Standard Editing (full correction of grammar, punctuation, word selection, with commentary on style, structure, and argumentation)

Express Editing (as standard editing but with 48 hour turnaround per 10,000 words)

Standard Translation

(from any major language group into English or vice-versa)

Express Translation

(as standard translation but with 72 hour turnaround per 10,000 words)

IATUL Board and Executives

FREE

FREE

FREE

FREE

IATUL Member Library Staff

FREE

FREE

FREE

FREE

IATUL Member Academic Staff

EUR 0.03 per word

EUR 0.04 per word

EUR 0.05 per word

EUR 0.07 per word

 

IATUL

ACADEMIC TRANSLATION & EDITING

BAND 3

Standard Editing (full correction of grammar, punctuation, word selection, with commentary on style, structure, and argumentation)

Express Editing (as standard editing but with 48 hour turnaround per 10,000 words)

Standard Translation

(from any major language group into English or vice-versa)

Express Translation

(as standard translation but with 72 hour turnaround per 10,000 words)

IATUL Board and Executives

FREE

FREE

FREE

FREE

IATUL Member Library Staff

FREE

FREE

FREE

FREE

IATUL Member Academic Staff

EUR 0.02 per word

EUR 0.03 per word

EUR 0.04 per word

EUR 0.06 per word

 

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