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Editing and proofreading by native speakers

Professional services for improving written texts

  • 100+ languages
  • All document and string resource formats
  • Translations stored on cloud platform for managing team-members, files, and updates
  • Available as a standalone service or in addition to translation/localization
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What is editing?

Editing is a creative process that transforms texts, improving the quality of the phrasing and making them more coherent and easy to read.

Editors check texts for both style and form.

Both editing and proofreading can be performed on a cloud platform, your own CMS, or in files.

What is proofreading?

Proofreading involves checking texts for errors in grammar, syntax, and punctuation.

Proofreaders check texts for form but not for quality of expression.

To determine the quality of a source text to be proofread and the applicable proofreading rate, a free initial assessment is performed.

A second pair of eyes

To guarantee top-quality, we offer tandem translation, where one translator translates and a second translator checks the work of the first one as the project progresses, ensuring that the correct meaning is maintained in the target language. This verification step adds 50% to the translation rate.

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Proofreading and editing — pricing

Prices are given in US dollars per 1,000 source characters (including spaces).

LanguagePrice
Afrikaans14.70
Amharic15.20
Arabic10.80
Arabic (Morocco)12.40
Azerbaijani9.70
Belarusian6.20
Bengali9.40
Bulgarian10.70
Burmese12.80
Catalan9.80
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What our clients say

We have localized over 1,500 projects and produced 1,000+ videos. Let's make something special for you too!

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Given the volumes we need to translate weekly and the number of languages we localize our website and apps into, Alconost offered us the best solution in terms of flexibility, pricing, and quality among the translations agencies we were considering. The quality of the translations is quite high with the proofreading service that Alconost provides.

Movavi Software Limited

Natalia Bogorad, Head of Editorial

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We have been working with Alconost team for many years and never had an issue and with the time the quality of localization services only increased.

Planner 5D

Matt Kryvashein, CMO

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Fast, quick, and responsive to our changing requirements for various projects.

Airalo

Marius Royal, Content and Community Manager

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We have been working with Alconost for about six months on the Samedi Manor project. Quick technical support and maintenance. The most suitable for all requirements, including urgency, localization service. We receive positive feedback from users from the target countries about the localization.

Black Caviar Games

Lyudmila Kozlovskaya, ASO Manager

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Localization: full-cycle service

We recommend choosing this option if you have a large project, and possibly plan to regularly update it.

  • Native-speaking professional linguists only
  • Cloud-based localization process
  • Dedicated project manager
  • Custom integrations on demand
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nitro

Nitro: fast-quality translation

Nitro is the perfect match for you if you need online translation or proofreading done within hours, and prefer a self-service option.

  • Native-speaking professional linguists only
  • Self-service platform
  • Fast turnaround: 2-24 hours
  • No monthly fee — pay as you go
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Nitro API: speed up updates

Automate the whole content localization process and get your translations delivered directly to your CMS via our Nitro API.

  • Native-speaking professional linguists only
  • Fast turnaround: 2-24 hours
  • Automated translation delivery
  • No monthly fee — pay as you go
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FAQ

Is it always necessary to proofread a translation?

Proofreading is an additional step in the translation workflow. It is needed so that you can be sure that there are no errors in the text and that it flows naturally. Usually, proofreading is needed if a non-native speaker or not a professional linguist worked on the translation and/or editing. When translating highly specialized texts, we also recommend proofreading so that all terms are chosen correctly and in accordance with the context. We also recommend proofreading the text if its translation was carried out without taking the context into account (for example, the translation of interface elements without considering the position of these elements).

Is proofreading billed per hour or per character?

Proofreading is priced per 1,000 characters including spaces. This is a convenient universal approach that helps to objectively and uniformly assess the cost of work.

Why is the proofreading cost different for different languages?

Proofreading rates may vary by language. This is due to the availability of a specialist who will proofread the text and the complexity of the language. Rarer languages ​​have higher proofreading rates.

What languages do you translate into?

We translate into more than 100 languages, including the most popular (English, Chinese, Japanese, German, French, Spanish), and rarer ones, and even dialects. Please, request a quote to estimate your project cost.

We can find a translator in almost any language that the client needs, depending on his product and goals. Sometimes localization into niche languages can offer better prospects than localization into mainstream languages.

In case some rare language is not on the list, we can help with searching and recruiting linguists.

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Case studies

We have localized over 1,500 projects and produced 1,000+ videos. Let's make something special for you too!

discourse
Discourse
  • Services: Localization, Proofreading
  • Developer / Publisher: Civilized Discourse Construction Kit, Inc
  • Languages: PT, FR, SP, IT, JA, AR, DE, ZH-CN, FI
  • Volume: 55 000 words
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hotel-life
Hotel Life
  • Services: Localization, Proofreading
  • Developer / Publisher: Eidolon LLC
  • Languages: EN, PL, KO, IT, JA, FR, ES-ES, PT-BR, DE, LV
  • Volume: 12 000 words
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dacadoo
Localization of Dacadoo
  • Services: Localization, Proofreading
  • Developer/Publisher: dacadoo
  • Languages: English → Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Danish, Dutch, English (UK), French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish, Thai, French (Canada)
  • Volume: 100 000+ words
movavi
Movavi
  • Services: Localization, Proofreading, Editing
  • Developer / Publisher: Movavi Software Limited
  • Languages: ZH-CN, ZH-TW, JA, KO, TR, PL, DE, IT, ES-ES, FR, IN, PT-BR, NL, SV, DA, EL, NO, RO, HE, HU, TH, AR, CS, PT-PT
  • Volume: 100 000+ words
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parimatch
Parimatch
  • Services: Localization, Proofreading
  • Developer / Publisher: Parimatch
  • Languages: FR-FR, FR-CA, DE, HI, IT, JA, PL, PT-BR, PT-PT, ES-MX, ES-ES, TR
  • Volume: 200 000+ words
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planner-5d
Planner 5D
  • Services: Localization, Proofreading
  • Developer / Publisher: Planner 5D
  • Languages: AR, FR, JA, RU, ZH-TW, ZH-CN, DE, PT-BR, PT-PT, ES-ES, ES-MX, IT, DA, ID, KO, NO, TR, NL, LT, PL, SV, VI, EL, MS, TH
  • Volume: 20 000 words
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swoo
Swoo
  • Services: Localization, Proofreading
  • Developer / Publisher: CARDSMOBILE B.V.
  • Languages: ES, IT, PT
  • Volume: 30 000 words
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github
Translation of GitHub guides and materials
  • Client: GitHub
  • Services: Translation, proofreading
  • Languages: Japanese
  • Volume: 80 000 words and counting
transporeon-visibility-hub
Transporeon Visibility Hub
  • Services: Localization, Proofreading
  • Developer / Publisher: Transporeon GmbH
  • Languages: TR, UK, BG, HR, CS, NL, FI, FR, DE, HU, IT, PL, PT, RU, SK, RO, SV, ES
  • Volume: 50 000 words
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2-solar
2Solar
  • Services: Localization, Proofreading
  • Developer / Publisher: 2Solar software B.V.
  • Languages: DE
  • Volume: 10 500 words
airalo
Airalo
  • Services: Localization, Proofreading
  • Developer / Publisher: Airalo
  • Languages: AR, ZH-CN, FR, DE, EL, HE, HI, IT, JA, CS, KO, PL, PT-BR, RU, ES, TH, TR, UK, FIL
  • Volume: 20 000 words
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days-after
Days After
  • Services: Localization, Proofreading
  • Developer / Publisher: Reaction Games LTD.
  • Languages: EN, ES-ES, FR, DE, PT-BR, KO, ZH-CN, ZH-TW
  • Volume: 20 000+
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foodback
Foodback
  • Services: Localization, Proofreading
  • Developer / Publisher: Foodback
  • Languages: SV, FR, FR-CA DE, IT, ES, ZH-CN, DA, NL, FI, PT, PT-BR
  • Volume: 50 000 words
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grand-hotel-mania
Grand Hotel Mania
  • Services: Localization, Continuous localization, Proofreading, Editing
  • Developer / Publisher: Deuscraft
  • Languages: EN, AR, DA, NI, FI, FR, DE, TH, HI, ID, IT, JA, KO, NO, RU, PL, PT, IS, SV, ZH-CN, ZH-TW
  • Volume: 100 000 words
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kissflow
Kissflow
  • Services: Localization, Proofreading
  • Developer / Publisher: Kissflow Inc.
  • Languages: IT, TH
  • Volume: 140 000 words
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nextstop
Localization of Next Stop
  • Services: localization, proofreading
  • Developer/Publisher: Ladia Group
  • Languages: FR, DE, EN, JA
  • Volume: 7 500 words
goat-simulator
Localization of the Goat Simulator game
  • Services: Countinuous localization, proofreading, linguistic quality assurance
  • Developer/Publisher: Coffee Stain Studios
  • Languages: ZH-CN, ZH-TW, FR, DE, IT and 8 more
  • Volume: 35 000 words
meisterplan
Meisterplan
  • Services: Localization, Proofreading
  • Developer/Publisher: itdesign
  • Languages: ES, FR, DE
  • Volume: 74 500 words
pillow
Pillow
  • Services: Localization, Proofreading
  • Developer / Publisher: Neybox
  • Languages: ZH-CN, ZH-TW, CZ, FR, DE, IT, JA, KO, PT-BR, RU, ES, TR, PL
  • Volume: 100 000+ words
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clash-of-kings
Proofreading of in-game text for Clash of Kings
  • Services: Proofreading, editing
  • Developer / Publisher: Elex Tech
  • Languages: English
  • Volume: 25 000 words
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idle-simulator
Samedi Manor: Idle Simulator
  • Services: Localization, Proofreading
  • Developer/Publisher: Black Caviar Games
  • Languages: En, FR, IT, DE, PT-BR, ES-MX, ES-EU
  • Volume: 2 000 words
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