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Smartcat is a translator’s best friend:

Streamline your translation

Streamline your translation and editing productivity with free, unlimited access to the simplest translation interface you’ve ever used. All you need is an Internet connection, a computer, and your Smartcat login information, no downloads required. It is that easy and convenient.

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Get jobs

Get jobs directly from clients around the world. Be your own boss – set your own rates and choose only the right clients for you. Work from the beach, bedroom or office on any computer without worrying about pesky installs. Create your profile and start getting new clients now!

biggest communities

Join one of the biggest communities of translators in the world! Get work done faster in teams thanks to Smartcat’s collaboration features. More than 110,000 translators from over 70 countries have already signed up. Get the latest news on translation, and grow your personal brand!

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  • license fees
  • complicated interfaces
  • difficulties finding new clients
Benefits of Smartcat
Smart tools

All the most commonly used translation software functions are woven neatly into a single, user-friendly solution. Along with translation memories and dictionaries Smartcat offers OCR to convert scans and images to editable text, custom glossary support, automatic quality checks, and the choice of your favorite machine translation engines.

Privacy and security

All of your assets as a translator, such as your translation memories, glossaries, and other details of projects you’re working on, will always remain yours and only yours. This type of data is secure in Smartcat and is never made available to other users. Encryption methods also keep your documents secure during transit and in cloud storage. The system uses an HTTPS protocol and is only accessible to authorized users. You remain the sole owner of your resources, and only you can manage access to them.

Simultaneous work

Now you can work with top-shelf clients on larger projects. Smartcat Editor offers seamless multiuser collaboration! Contribute to a growing team of professionals, get work done faster, and build a relationship with bigger clients for future collaborations.

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Your profile

Show the world your professional background, and upload any certificates or qualifications you’ve earned. If you’re still just getting started, don’t worry. The moment you start translating projects in Smartcat, the positive feedback you receive is displayed in your profile when clients are looking for translators. Isn’t it great when quality work can speak for itself?

Getting paid

Provide Smartcat with your preferred payment information after the client has paid. Smartcat can process payments via PayPal, bank transfers, and other local methods depending on the country.

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How does this work

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Get projects and payments all in one platform

To receive orders, sign up for Smartcat and fill out your profile. Here you can specify your contact information, languages, services provided (translation, editing, proofreading and/or postediting), your rates per word, and other information. As soon as you provide this information, your profile will be visible to clients, and they will be able to invite you to their projects.
You set your own rates, so please choose which ones are best for you. Please take into account that once you have accepted a project in Smartcat, you cannot bargain about your rate. If your rate is significantly higher than average, you simply won't be invited.
Any user signed up as a Smartcat client can invite you to work on a project. These are usually companies that require translation services or language service providers. In Smartcat, you work and communicate with your client directly. Please read the individual payment terms that each client specifies in their profile.
When a client chooses you for translation, editing, or proofreading, they will invite you to work on a project, and you will immediately receive an email at the address specified in your profile. Follow the link in your invitation to see the order volume and deadline, review the documents, or chat with the client. To claim the order for yourself, respond to the invitation right away.
In 5 business days after your customer pays for the project. Payment terms can be different depending on the user, and you can review them before the project starts.
Using Smartcat is free. We take 10% of each transaction between you and your client to help keep the platform up and running. You can also purchase additional paid services, including machine translation packages and optical text recognition.
All documents, translation memories, glossaries and other content that you upload to Smartcat is 100% confidential, and we do everything in our power to keep it protected. Smartcat does not use any of it for purposes other than platform maintenance and support.
Your rating and your place in the search results depends on the number of translations you have completed in Smartcat, how full your profile is, and reviews from your clients. Clients always have the option of rating the quality of your translation and other services (including communication skills and adherence to deadlines).

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