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Join lengoo as a translator

It takes four steps to become a member of our linguist community. Join us and start making money as a freelance translator today.

1. Apply now!
Start our application process here by telling us a bit about yourself. Please make sure you have all the necessary documents ready.
2. Selection process
Our community team will carefully assess the files you have submitted and then evaluate if your skills match our selection criteria with a translation test.
3. Set up your profile
If you passed our testing, you can register as a translator and add all necessary information to your personal profile.
4. Start translating
Explore the world of lengoo and expect your first job request to hit your inbox soon.

We are not currently looking to add more linguists to our database. Should this change in the future, you will find out right away on our social media pages!

Guidelines for linguists

We have clear and defined guidelines that play a
significant role in our work and our shared success.

Your benefits working for lengoo

6 reasons, why lengoo is home to happiest linguists.

Easy and direct communication
Questions often arise during the translation process that need to be addressed as quickly as possible. On the lengoo platform, you can ask both the client and our project managers directly. This saves time and helps avoid tedious communication chains.
Smart Matching technology
Rely on our AI system to always find just the right translation jobs for your individual profile as a linguist. Based on the language pairs you offer, your experiences in various fields, and your performance on similar jobs in the past, our Matching Algorithm suggests jobs to you and sends them straight to your inbox.
Optimized processes
We have looked at the entire process of translation and made it easier for you as a linguist. We allow you to download all necessary supporting documents on the lengoo platform, stay on top of your numbers, and we even perform your accounting free of charge. All this so you can focus on what's really important in translations - the quality of your work.
Level up!
The concept of constructive feedback is fundamental to our practice. We constantly evaluate your translations and transparently communicate with you if we believe there is room for improvement or if yet another client is happy with your work. On top of that, we offer webinars to really make sure you get the most out of your experience at lengoo and can become an expert in new fields.
Glossaries and Translation Memories
We provide you with glossaries and translation memory files via the lengoo platform and foster the use of our computer-aided translation software, MateCat. This helps you ensure a more consistent quality of translations while reducing your time spent.
New job types
lengoo never really sleeps; we are constantly working on new ways to break language barriers for our clients. In the future, we would like to bring subtitling, working in multi-language files, or voice-over projects into the platform.

We work with the best translators from all over the world

Our AI-powered system always finds the right job for your profile as a linguist in a fraction of a second.

Finding the right clients and jobs as a translator is a bit like online dating, including all the good and not-so-good sides to it. At lengoo, we have looked at this process and got rid of all the bad parts. You skip over that tedious dating phase of quantity without quality with our smart Matching Algorithm. And the best part? Our AI system does all the swiping for you. It knows your strengths, your language pairs, your expertise, if you are available or on vacation, and it will always suggest the right jobs for you. In a fraction of a second, our system matches any given job with all suitable translators. It takes into consideration how you performed on previous jobs, the types of texts you've translated so far, how experienced you are, and how quickly you usually respond to our job requests. And all you need to do is kick back, relax, and watch your inbox.

Become a better linguist

We have compiled an extensive collection of material
to turn you into an even better linguist.

Frequently asked questions

Check out below the top three most frequently asked questions by linguists. Please also consult our extensive FAQ page following the link farther down below.

How much can I earn as a translator working for lengoo?
We love languages and we believe linguists should be compensated fairly for their work! Our payment model is designed to ensure that you always receive appropriate and fair payment. lengoo calculates your payment based on the price per word in the source text. This price varies depending on the language combination, the complexity of the source text, the required processing time, and the overall length of the text. Depending on the assignment, this ranges from €0.06 to €0.12 per word.
How many job offers can I expect from lengoo?
The number of translation requests that you will receive depends on your language pairs, seasonal fluctuation, and most importantly, the quality of your delivered translations. We can unfortunately not give you an exact answer to this question. In general, the number of translation requests is higher for more frequently spoken languages such as English, Spanish, or French, and a bit lower for less common languages such as Hungarian or Croatian.
How does payment work?
We offer two different models of payment and accounting. For every job you perform for lengoo, we will automatically generate a credit note as a pdf that contains all relevant information, such as price per word, total amount due to you, name of the document you translated, your address, and the job ID. We will issue one collective payment combining all funds due to you from a given month on the 15th of the following month. We can transfer the funds to your bank account in Euros or make payment via PayPal. Alternatively, you can also create your own invoice at the end of each month and submit it to us to [email protected].