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Language Services Program

The Cambio Center Language Services Program provides translation, interpretation, transcription, and editing services in Spanish and English languages. Our goal is to provide a service to our state to enable institutions, organizations, and others to effectively communicate with Spanish language audiences. We work with native bilingual speakers to ensure that our translations sound natural and accurately communicate information to an audience from diverse origins.

See Current Fee Schedule as of April 1, 2016

Written texts from English to Spanish, or Spanish to English.
The Cambio Center’s goal is to translate documents to accurately convey the information in the original text in a way that is culturally and linguistically appropriate to a general Latin American audience when translated into Spanish (because language use varies drastically across the Americas). For translation from Spanish to English, texts are written for a general audience unless otherwise specified.

Due to the variation in the speed of translators’ work, translation is typically paid per word of the original text, as opposed to an hourly rate. This price method is transparent and easy – you know the final cost before we even start. Please see the Fee Schedule for details.

Translation pricing (price per word) also depends on the level of complexity of each document. For example, a general business letter (with non-technical terms) will be priced lower than a medical text, legal or financial contract, pharmaceuticals related document or software manual.

Editing and Proofreading in Spanish:
Editing and proofreading of Spanish language texts are related services and can be priced separately in specific cases. Typically, our editing price will reflect the time dedicated to editing, as the quality of the original will affect the time required. An estimate will be provided upon reviewing the text.

We transcribe Spanish or English audio recordings.

An extra fee will be applied if recording is of poor quality or for focus groups or multiple speakers

The Cambio Center has trained and experienced interpreters available to provide consecutive interpretation of the spoken word. Some simultaneous interpretation can be provided for more informal settings. Please contact us for pricing. We do not provide medical interpretation as our interpreters are not certified for medical or legal interpretation.

IRB and Data Security Protocols:
If your work involves research with human subjects, your work is safe with us. Our transcriptionists and translators have all completed the MU Institutional Review Board’s training for Limited Research Workers or the Basic Course. They also sign Confidentiality Agreements to agree to protect the confidentiality of the data.

If your work is confidential, private, or research-related, we can ensure the safety of your data using our security protocols to protect data privacy. Our data security is designed to protect data that falls in Data Classification System 3 or below: Please let us know if your project requires these protections.

Contact the Cambio Center with any questions, or to start work: or 573-882-2978

For projects over $400, we will begin work on the project upon receiving payment for 50% of the total invoiced price.