You’ve been invited to the Crowdin Enterprise project and not sure where to start? Here’s everything you need to proceed with translating and proofreading. This article will walk you through the basics of the translation process in Crowdin Enterprise.
You will receive an invitation email or a link from a project manager to join the organization in Crowdin Enterprise. After you accept the invitation, you will be redirected to the Signup page where you will create a new account.
Workspace is the first page you’ll see after a successful registration. You will have proofreader or translator (or both) access to the project steps you’ve been assigned to work with. You can access each of them from the main window.
Left-hand navigation gives you access to:
Check this page for all the key updates on all of the projects you’re a member of. For example, notifications on the new strings added, new tasks created, and more. You can also receive updates via email or in Slack. Go to Account Settings to change your notification preferences.
Create one-to-one conversations or add as many project members to a conversation as needed. Every time you receive a message in any of the conversations, you’ll see it appear here.
This page will contain all the list of tasks assigned to you. Use the filter for better navigation and archive the completed tasks.
Each project has its Home page you can access from the Workspace. On the main page, there’s a list of languages you were assigned to work with.
Click the disclosure button next to the language to see workflow steps assigned to you. You can choose the workflow step and open all the strings you will work with at this step in the Editor.
To access separate source files, click on the necessary target language from the list.
Translators and proofreaders work in the Editor. Open each file in the Editor separately or access all the strings of the assigned workflow step at once. You can switch between the files directly in Editor.
There are shortcuts you can use in the Editor.
If you open the Editor on a translation step, you’ll see the following sections:
A list of the source strings. Each string is marked with the symbol that helps you identify its state - untranslated, translated, or approved. You’ll also be able to identify strings that have comments or related issues. Learn more
To find the necessary string, use the Search box in this section. You can sort out the source strings using the Simple or Advanced Filter.
The main working area with the source string on the top, and the section where you can type in translations below.
The context to the string is shown right below the source string. Typically it can include descriptions and screenshots. You can request context from here if necessary.
The terms that were added to the project glossary will be underlined in the source string. You can check additional explanation added to the term for the accurate translation. A project manager can also give you permission to add terms to the project glossary.
If the source string has highlighted elements that means the string contains the elements of ICU message syntax. You should copy the source to translate this type of source strings.
You might also get pop-up QA checks messages that will help to avoid some translation inaccuracy, for example, inconsistency in punctuation, spaces mismatch, missing variables, and more.
This section will contain all the resources and previous translations you might refer to:
Discuss the meaning of the source string or other related questions here. You can mention the particular person you’d like to address or create an issue related to the string.
If you are assigned to proofread the translations you’ll see the list of source strings and their translations that you can approve or correct. The strings with the QA checks issues will be highlighted in this mode. You’ll also see the strings that were translated with the help of Translation Memory or Machine Translation engine.
In every project, strings move from one workflow step to the next one. There are two statuses ToDo and Done. They are applied to each string depending on its status on the workflow step they’re currently on. You can change the string status manually and it won’t be sent to the next workflow step.
For example, if you’re assigned to translate the string, once you save the translation it is marked as Done and moves to the next step. If you do not want the string to move to the next steps, you can change its status manually to ToDo and come back to it later.
You can download files (in XLIFF format preferably), translate the strings offline and upload translations back to the project.
You can set up different rates for proofreading and translation, define specific rates for language pairs and translations made with the help of Translation Memory. There is an option to choose the necessary currency.
Click on the user icon in the right upper corner and go to Account Settings > My Rates.
Note: You will negotiate the translation and proofreading costs, your specific rates and the ways your payments will be processed directly with the vendor that assigns you to the project steps.