Edit texts that have first been translated by machines.

Unbabel is a startup that provides text translations with a combination of AI and human effort. Each text goes through a three step process: First, it is translated roughly by a machine, then a translator (You) edits the translation to correct mistakes, and finally a senior editor reviews the text before sending it back to the client. Translators are referred to as “Editors” because they are completing translations begun by a program and making the text sound more natural.

Editors start at $8/ hour, and Unbabel claims it’s possible to earn up to $18/ hour. The amount of work available depends highly on your rating and language pair.

Languages available are:

  • Arabic
  • Bulgarian
  • Chinese (Traditional)
  • Chinese (simplified)
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Portuguese (BR)
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Spanish (Latam)
  • Turkish

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3 reviews

  1. You’ll have to do a certain amount of test translations (which will be evaluated and have to get a good rating) before you become a “paid editor”. It’s generally a nice and very easy way to earn some pocket money. The texts and phrases you have to edit are sometimes taken out of context, so it can be difficult to translate it well. However, you can always skip a task and go directly to the next one. The number of tasks you get depends on the language pair you are translating. You’ll have to be quick as well or other editors will take all the tasks before you even get a chance to look at them. The app has push notifications, so this will help you to be the first one to get a new task, It takes a while to actually earn a good amount of money (mainly because there are not constantly paid tasks available and because you’ll probably won’t spend several hours a day translating), but it’s just very easy to do on-the-go, translate a task here and there, earn a few cents, and eventually it’ll sum up. Unbabel uses PayPal and they have been quite reliable with payments.

    It won’t make you rich, but it’s just so easy to use on your phone no matter where you are, so you might as well earn a couple of dollars!

  2. Voluntary work

    They charge companies 1/5 (0.03 USD/word) of the normal translation price and they pay translators 1/5 of this tiny price, so in the end you you will be translating for cents and it takes ages to make a few bucks.

    It’s good, if you want to practice your language skills or like voluntary free work, but you will not make a living or decent pocket money with it for sure.

  3. Unbabel help you to not get anything, only problem with a health.

    Unbabel.com accept You next day in them system to work there. I translate English to Finnish. I immediately start work. I update page almost every 5 minutes and sometimes they give a job for 3-4 hours during the day. Some of paid tasks were short some of them were long. Almost I do all work fast. They start give me more and more paid tasks. They also put my price up. I start from 12$/per hour and then system put my price to 18$/per hour, because I do my job very good. Then they give me work for 6 hours and during this working time, they take it away. And make it look like it was a system mistake. After all they put my price down to 14$. I text to support about this and ask whats going on?. They don’t answer to me one week, but put my price back to 18$/per hour. After one week support contact to me. And say to me how they happy to work with me and ready to see me in the company and saying how I am a hard-worker. During this time i take away almost all my money from my balance. Something like 140$. And I keep in my balance 4,90$. Also I text to support about senior editor. How to get to this. And they tell me that they are going to give me this during this week if everything is okay. Then I see that in my status after this talking in this evening. It’s coming evaluation thing. And i think that everything is okay and they start to looking to me and check me and everything is going well. I continue to work. And make more 25$. Next morning when I wake up, I see that my status go down and I can’t do any translation paid tasks anymore. Then I contact to support again but they don’t answer for me this time. And I also have in my balance 29,90$ and i try to take it away to my paypal 25$. now already more than one week past. and i still don’t see my money. usually they pay during 2 days. and support still don’t contact with me. Also they have a system that you only can withdraw 5,15,25$ etc. to your account. if you have for example 4,95$ I cant take it away. So it looks like its stealing company. They just kick me away and hire other person for this job and going to use him same like me. And in the end they kick him out and also don’t pay him money what they should pay.
    They also don’t give you any notifications and them application on the phone don’t work for example I use Iphone xs max, and it didn’t never work on me.

    I have C1/Advanced English. And I get this paper from school in London. And I have native Finnish, I am originally from Finland.

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