We are an online translation agency and receive translation assignments from our customers. We relay the assignments and payments (minus our commission) to freelancers like you.
Not everybody is qualified to work with us. Only after you pass the initial test, do we start emailing you these job offers. You can accept or reject them, with no obligations.
After you accept a job, you download the documents, translate them, and upload the translations back to us. When the customer accepts the translation, we pay you.
You add language pairs to your profile, and for each pair you need to perform a brief sample translation.
The sample translation is rated by your fellow translators, and if you get a high enough grade, you will be allowed to do customer translations. The grade will also affect the rate we pay you.
We don't want your money - there's no registration fee, and no monthly fee. In exchange for the service we provide, we do ask for a little bit of your time.
The sample translations of other translators need to be rated, and occasionally customer translations need to be reviewed for quality control purposes. These activities are always voluntary, but ignoring them may affect your chances of receiving job offers.
Right after registering, these shouldn't take more than 15 minutes of your time per week, and even less afterwards.
The rate varies by language pair, based on the demand for translations, and the number of available translators. We offer competitive rates.
In most cases we will use PayPal. You can make direct deposits from PayPal to your bank account, or use the balance to make payments for services and purchases online. To register as a translator with us, you need a PayPal account. Creating a PayPal account is completely free.
Please note that PayPal is not available in every country. Find out about the availability in your country before you register with Lingosaur. We are currently looking into new payment options. We do not use PayPal if you are a private person living in Finland (that is, you do not represent a company). In this case, we use our partner ATA to pay you, with ATA acting as your employer. You will receive the payments directly to your bank account.