We’ve changed the way translators are assigned to projects. Until today, clients created projects and had to wait for translators to apply. Now, clients can actively search translators and invite them to their projects.
After you create a project, you’ll see a small link, below each language saying:
Search for English to Spanish translators
(the language pair adjusts per your project)
Click on it and you’ll see a list of all translators in ICanLocalize between those languages. For example, this is what you get for English to Spanish:
On this page, you’ll immediately see the translator’s photo (when available), their countries and a short bio-note. Click on the translator’s name to reach their full profiles.
From the translators’ profiles you can also invite them to your projects. You’ll see a list of your open projects and can send invitations to translators that you prefer.
Click on the Invite link to open an invitation.
Write a short note to the translator. If your project already has the text for translation and complete information, you can just include a trivial note. Otherwise, take a minute to tell what you need to translate and when you’re planning to get started.
Your favorite translators
Using translator invitations should help you send repeated projects to your favorite translators. When you create a new project, start by inviting translators who’ve worked for you before. Translators get dozens of project notifications, so it’s a good idea to send a short note, reminding translators that they’ve done work for you before.
Note: Of course, translators can still apply the old way, but when you’re in a hurry and you want to get the attention of top-translators, it’s a good idea to spend a few minutes reaching out to translators.
What do you think?
Do you like this new feature? Any ideas or suggestions?