In order to create a quote for a website translation project, a series of tasks and metrics are required to build the quote and determine website translation costs:
- Common metrics used for actual translations, or as the trade calls it, Translation-editing-proofing (TEP), are typically per word.
- Desktop publishing (formatting) costs can be calculated per hour or per page.
- Graphic localization (text inside graphics) costs can be calculated per hour.
- Translation companies should also include a glossary development step and project management fee.