Translation and editing services

The Genetics, Biotechnology and Seed Science Unit (GBioS) of the Laboratory of Plant Production, Physiology and Plant Breeding (PAGEV) of the Faculty of Agronomic Sciences, University of Abomey-Calavi, provides Editing and Translation services for any type of documents in the field of biological and agricultural sciences. The services include editing and translation from English into French and from French into English. Our high-quality translation and editing services and competitive rates are a direct result of our highly trained editors and translators in English and French.

Duty and responsibility

Our translators and editors

Our staff is made up of 120 men and women with outstanding skills and experience in translating technical documents. The staff has a proven experience in technical and language editing, proofreading as well as lay outing of documents and demonstrates ability and capacity to meet tight deadlines. The team is divided in two sections: the “Translation” section with all team members and the “Editing” section restricted to seven persons.

Pricing and rates

Our pricing for translation projects is mainly determined by the following factors:

  • words count of the source text;
  • complexity of the subject matter;
  • language combination; and
  • amount of time required to complete the assignment.

Our translation rates include:

  • use of one or several native, educated and experienced translators;
  • use of a second translator in each language to edit and proofread each file;
  • use of a specialist as content manager or proofreader; and
  • general formatting in commonly used software programs (e.g., Word, Excel).


Translation cost (flat fee basis): USD 0.9. / 70 characters (10 words) or USD 90 / 1000 words

Delivery time limit: 750 words / day.

  • A text translation is valued in terms of the characters in the source text, with a minimum charge of USD 90 per project consisting of 1000 words. This means that if the total sum of the resulting character count is lower, you will still be charged USD 90, whilst if it is higher you will be charged for the actual total resulting.
  • Perfect planning and, more importantly, enough time to line up resources let us deliver high volume outputs at the most competitive rates in the market. A minimum time of 3 days will be allocated to all projects to allow quality proofreading. Should the commissioner decide to reduce the delivery time, the fee basis will be revised. A translation project that needs to be delivered in a shorter time frame may carry up to a 50% charge above our regular rates. Despite this potential extra charge, we will always help you out by providing you with the staff and resources to accommodate your rush projects.

The schedule is one of the first elements discussed prior to quoting your project. We will work with your team to structure a delivery schedule that will maximize quality and minimize rush costs. If need be, we will deliver projects on a rolling basis with the most important documents being delivered first.

Editing rates

Depending on the number of source words and the amount of work that is necessary our rates can be estimated as in Table 1.

Table 1.Summary of editing rates:

  1. NB. A project can be a combination of proofreading, full editing, and rewriting. Consequently, the price will be determined based on the amount of work involved.



We normally require partial payment upfront and the remaining upon delivery of the final product. For clients with proven good credit or that have a good payment history, we can bill in arrears monthly. Notwithstanding the above, we will work with your company on a case-by-case basis to accommodate your billing needs.

NB: The estimates may not be completely accurate until we have seen the material you want to be translated.

Privacy Policy


At GBioS, accessible from [](, the privacy of our visitors is one of our main priorities. This privacy policy document contains types of information that are collected and recorded by GBioS and how we use it.


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We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our service to you.

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GBioS uses the collected data for various purposes:

– To provide and maintain our service

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– To monitor the usage of our service

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  1. Use of the Site

The GBioS site is a space providing information on our research and development activities in genetics, biotechnology, and seed science. The content is for personal and non-commercial use only. Any commercial use is strictly prohibited without our prior written consent.

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