To send documents to professional translation, first you need to activate a translation service and follow the set-up instructions for it.

Then, there are two options for sending contents for translation:

  • The Translation Dashboard – provides an overview of the translation status of all contents your site.
  • Translation controls from each edit screen.

Using the Translation Dashboard

The Translation Dashboard shows the translation status of any document on your site.

To send documents to translation, click on the checkbox next to them.

Then, select which languages to translate to and click on Add selected content to translation basket. From the Translation Basket tab, you can send the basket items to translation.

Additionally, you can use the Word count tool button, found at the bottom of the Translation Dashboard page, to estimate the cost of your site’s content translation.

Adding Notes for Translation

You can click on the “plus” sign next to each document in the Notes column to add a note to the translators.

These notes are useful for giving specific instructions per document.

Communicating with the Translators

Available only for the ICanLocalize translation service. When documents are being translated, you can view their progress and chat with the translator. Click on the translation status (which becomes a link). You’ll see the name of the translator and the current translation status. Click again on the translator to open a chat.