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To make sure that the translations your contributors add in your localization projects are of good quality, you can assign proofreaders to your project to check them.

How to grant proofreading rights

To use the proofreading feature, you need to enable it in your project by going to the project's Settings and setting the Enable Proofreading option in Advanced Settings to Yes. Once proofreading is activated, an Add proofreader button will appear in Project Settings, allowing owners and admins to assign contributors with proofreading rights.

Enable proofreading (Project Settings) - POEditor Localization Platform

A contributor granted proofreading rights to a POEditor localization project will be able to proofread the translations made in any of the languages he is assigned to. If the contributor is removed from the contributors list, he will also be removed as proofreader from the project.

How to proofread translated strings

Proofreaders can mark translations as Proofread or Not proofread. When a contributor tries to edit a proofread translation, a notification appears, to warn that the proofreading flag will be unset in case of editing.

In any language, Proofread and Not proofread can be used as filters.

Show proofread (Translations page) - POEditor localization platform

For ease of use, it is possible to mass toggle the proofread flag, choosing this option in the drop-down select at the bottom of a language page and clicking Go.

Flag toggle options (Language page) - POEditor localization platform

How to lock proofread strings

If you want to lock proofread strings so that contributors without proofreading rights cannot edit or remove them, go to the project's Settings and enable the option Lock Proofread Translations.

Lock Proofread Translations option (Project Settings) - POEditor translation management system

How to export proofread translations

You can export just the proofread strings in 3 ways:

  • when you export from the language page, using the dedicated filter in Advanced Settings
    Export proofread translations (language page) - POEditor translation management platform

  • if you are integrated with a code hosting platform, you can go to the Settings of a linked language and use the Add export rule filter
    Export proofread strings (integration page) - POEditor translation management system
  • with the API

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