Crowdin cooperates with several professional translation agencies that offer translation services to Crowdin customers.
Some of them, like BLEND, Gengo, and Translated, are integrated with Crowdin via API, so the translation ordering becomes fully automated. When you decide to buy the translations from them, Crowdin forwards your untranslated data directly to the agency. After the translation is completed, it is uploaded back to the project. In the end, the only thing that you should do is to download the completed translations from the project.
By selecting any other vendor from the list, you contact a real person who can be assigned to a project as a proofreader or project manager. They handle the process for you: involve the translators, maintain the quality, monitor the progress, and meet the deadlines.
Professional translation is a paid service, where the approximate cost for your project is calculated or negotiated in the process of purchasing.
You can order the translation from BLEND, Gengo, and Translated in a few clicks. Check out the detailed instructions below.
Before ordering translations from BLEND and Gengo, you need to have a Customer account on their platforms and sufficient balance.
To establish the connection between your customer account and your Crowdin account, follow these steps:
To send the localization content to BLEND, Gengo, or Translated, you need to create tasks in the Crowdin project. Follow these step-by-step instructions for task creation:
Click Create Task using the project’s Tasks tab or straight from the vendor page using the Vendors tab in the project owner Resources. Make sure to select the project from the drop-down list when creating a task via Resources > Vendors.
Expertise – define the expertise that best suits your project
Subject – define the subject that best suits your content (Specific to Translated)
Use preferred translators – select this option if you’d like to give the priority for the translation order to your preferred translator (Specific to Gengo)
When the task is created, it’s automatically sent to the selected vendor. As soon as translation starts, the related task in Crowdin will automatically change the status to In Progress. And when the translations are finished, the task will gain Done status in Crowdin.
The dedicated project manager will manage the translation process for you (involve translators, meet the deadlines, and maintain quality).
To start working with a vendor:
You will receive a reply to the request as a private message in Crowdin.