Crowdsourced Translation Service

Crowdsourced Translation is the ideal solution for timely, comprehensive translations of non-critical brand content. It works by dividing documents into smaller sections, which are then sent to multiple linguists at the same time – meaning much faster turnaround. This method has added value for security-sensitive documents as no single translator ever sees the entire content.

How Crowd Sourced Translation works


Customer Submits Content

Content Divided into Smaller Chunks

Content distributed across 21,000+ Certified Translators

Translated content combined


Key features and benefits

Fast turnaround

Content of up to 500 words is typically returned within two hours.

Human quality

Our integrated API and built-in quality tools eliminate workflow inefficiencies and boost consistency and quality across projects. Linguists are automatically sourced, based on your project requirements.

Competitive pricing

Transparent per-word pricing, at a fraction of the cost of traditional agencies, gives your business a competitive edge in new markets.

Status tracking

A status indicator is available through the translation dashboard, so you can monitor the progress of your project(s).

Simple payment method

Crowdsourced Translation (CST) is a pre-pay service. On acceptance of an instant quotation, you’ll be redirected to ‘sage pay’, where a transaction receipt will be provided.

Delivery notification

A notification is sent when your translated content is available for collection. You can retrieve your content easily by logging into your Globalisation Management System portal (thebigword GMS®).


Qualified professionals

Our CST linguists are all qualified and assessed translation professionals, giving you peace of mind in terms of quality – whatever the timeframe. You can expect:

  1. Fast turnaround times
  2. 24/7 availability
  3. Order status tracking
  4. Immediate launch of translation projects
  5. A combination of human translation accuracy with the speed of machine translation
Our Technology

Translation Management System (TMS)

Our secure, web-based solution aligns people, procedures, assets and management data across the entire translation process.

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