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Documentation on how to translate software with POEditor

Localization project owners and project administrators can add a contributor (translator) to specific languages in two ways, as described below.

In the Project Page

Go to your project's main page, and you will see next to the translation progress of each language, on the right, three Action buttons. To assign a contributor to a language, click on the first button in the row, Add contributor.

Adding contributors in the project page - POEditor Localization Platform

You can add a new contributor by entering their email address in Add Contributor form, or you can select a contributor from the ones you've already assigned to projects on your account.

Add existing or new contributor (Project page) - POEditor translation management system

In the Language Page

Click on any of the languages in the project page, and you will be taken to the language page, where contributors do the actual translation work. In each of these pages, you will find a side menu. Here, you can assign contributors by pressing on the button called Add Contributor.

Adding contributors in the translation page - POEditor Localization Platform

You can add a new contributor by entering their email address in Add Contributor form, or you can select a contributor from the ones you've already assigned to projects on your account.

How contributors are notified about being added to a language

If the translator doesn't have a POEditor account, they will receive an email to let them know you added them. The account will be created automatically, the translator will only need to activate it by clicking on the activation link in the email.

If the translator does have a POEditor account, they will receive an email informing them that you added them, with a link to go directly to the translation page.

Note: You can quickly assign all the contributors added to a project to a new localization project using the Copy setup from another project feature.