localistars is the go-to marketplace for clients and translators to get translation jobs done. Direct contact, no middleman.
For general information about localistars, visit this website.
Follow the following guide or this video.
Translator / Agency
Configure the localistars service
Navigate to your order's settings and click on the "CONFIGURE LOCALISTARS" menu item. If you're new to localistars, click "BEEM ME UP"
A profile, organisation and an api-key to access localistars from within locize is automatically created. (You may check at localistars afterwards if you need to extend that information)
If you already use localistars, click "I ALREADY GOT A LOCALISTARS ORGANISATION" and enter a previously generated localistars api-key and api-secret.
Finally, you have the chance to map your languages to fully qualified locales, this way it is more clear for the translator to know how the content should be translated.
To create a new translation order select "NEW ORDER" in the ordering's card "MORE" menu.
Select your preferred options and confirm the creation.
For each ordered language a new localistars project is beeing created.
Now you can wait bids to be created for your project(s).
Make an offer
The new project shows up in your list of new job opportunities.
Based on the content and metrics provided make up your offer. If there is something unclear or do you need additional details, you can reach out to the potential client anytime.
Choose the right partner for your project
Choose the best price offer or the partner with the best reputation. The choice is yours.
The new partner is added to your list of possible translators so it's easier for you in future to work with the same people again.
Fund the project
Before the translator starts his work you will need to fund the project. We will take a hold on the payin until you approve the provided translations.
The translator can be sure the costs can be covered – while you can be sure to only be charged if you approve the content.
Translation work
Do what you are best at. Click on "Edit on reference", this will bring you to locize. You can choose how to login to locize. If you have a locize account, you can use that one or you can login with your localistars credentials. For this just click on the localistars logo and enter your localistars credentials. Once signed in, you're going to be automatically added to the appropriate locize project. Having the translations done, go back to localistars and submit the job. This way your client knows, you've done the job.
During the project you can reach out to your client at anytime via localistars chat.
Approve the content
If you are happy with the work of your translator you can approve the project. You can approve it in locize directly (by clicking on the "MERGE BACK" button) or in localistars.
If there is something missing or needs tweaking, give the translator a chance to improve the content or in worst case start a dispute workflow.
Get charged
With approving the project the provided funding will be payed out to the translator. You will get an invoice for your accounting.
All past transactions can be viewed in your organisations accounting section.
Get paid
Time to get paid. The cash will be transferred to your balance and can be withdrawn at any time.
There are all needed reports for your accounting (invoices, VAT reports, etc.) in your organisation section.