Getting Started with Smartling

Jobs Overview

A Smartling Project (such as a mobile, web, files, or connector project) is essentially a folder of work that contains one or more Jobs. A Job is the process in which your content is translated in Smartling. You may have multiple projects, each containing multiple Jobs.

A Job allows you to group and prioritize content for translation by the due date, as well as monitor the progress throughout completion. There is a range of features and functions within Smartling to assist in the management of the translation process.

The content in the Job is accessed and translated by linguists on your account. The content in the Job is parsed into strings - a translation unit. Larger strings are broken down into segments. Linguists working on your Jobs in the Smartling CAT Tool will translate, review, and edit your content, string by string. For more information on strings and segments, see Content Parsing.

A Job can be created by uploading files containing source content for translation. You can also create a source strings from within the platform (see Strings View Actions, for more). Jobs can also be created via GDN, Connector, or API integrations.

In any case, you must first create a Job, then authorize it to begin the translation process. This sends your content through a workflow contain various steps, from authorization (commence translation) to published (translation completed).

Follow these steps to request translations using Jobs, authorize content, filter, and track the progress of a Job.

  1. Create a Job
  2. Manage Jobs In Progress
  3. Download Translated Files
  4. Download the Translation Activity Report

Jobs that do not contain content and are still in the Awaiting Authorization or Draft status after 1 week will be automatically canceled.

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