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SDL Online Editor

SDL Online Editor

A simple and easy-to-use online translation tool

Do you translate in a word processor?

Ever find yourself copying and pasting the same phrases again and again?

The Online Editor offers a simple translation editing environment that helps make translating easier by allowing you to store and reuse your translations through an integrated translation memory - bringing an end to copying and pasting repetitive phrases!

It also includes powerful machine translation technology that will pre-translate your file to help you complete translations online, in record time!

Looking to translate SDL Trados files?
Learn more about the differences between the SDL Online Translation Editor and SDL Trados Studio Freelance

3 great reasons to use the Online Editor

Low cost and flexible.

 Subscription packages (you can cancel anytime) from $9.99. Accessible online, on any device - desktop, mobile, tablet.

Never have to translate the same sentences. 

The editor stores the translations you are happy with in your very own integrated translation memory, so you can re-use them when they re-appear in new files.

An end to copy and pasting.

If a document contains repetitions, translate one and the Editor will automatically apply that translation to the remainder of your document.

Try the Online Editor today

5 steps to get your perfect translation with the Online Editor

Step 1: Upload a document

Step 2: The Editor will pre-translate your file using SDL’s Language Cloud Machine Translation (MT)*

*Please note: the pre-translation of files with MT is available in over 100 language pairs. Click here to see the full list

Step3: Use your expert translation skills to make edits to the suggested translation (if required)

And here is the best part…

Step 4: You then save your perfected translations to an integrated translation memory so you can re-use them in your future work – saving you even more time and ensuring consistency (this makes for happy customers)!

Step 5: Lastly, you simply download the finished translation.

Watch our Getting started videos

Learn more about the technology in the Online Editor

Machine translation in the Editor

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Machine translation (MT) is translation which is carried out by a machine. In this case, it is SDL’s very own MT provider – SDL Language Cloud. When uploading a file to the Editor, it will use MT to translate the file to help speed up the process as it will mean you may need to just make some amendments to these suggestions, rather than having to translate the entire document from scratch.

Once you have amended (if necessary) the suggestions provided by SDL Language Cloud, you can then save these to your very own translation memory (TM), integrated into the Editor. Please see the below drop-down box for more information about this technology.

Please note: Pre-translation of files in the SDL Online Editor using MT is available in over 100 langauge pairs. Click here to see the full list

Translation memory in the Editor

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The Editor includes your very own integrated translation memory (TM) which is used to store translations you are happy with so you can re-use them again in the future. You can save individual segments of your translations to the TM by using a very simple keyboard shortcut – 'CTRL + ENTER'.

Technical specifications

  • Supported platforms - Any that supports internet browsing including laptops and tablets
  • Supported web browsers - We recommend Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome
  • Supported file formats – pdf, doc, docx, ppt, pptx, xlsx, txt, odt 
  • Unable to work with SDL Trados files
  • Machine translation characters available per month - 600,000 per month or 7.2 million per year - depending on your package. Click here to see the full list of over 100 language pairs available for pre-translation with MT in the Editor.
  • File upload limit – 5MB
  • Unable to import or export XLIFF or TM files
  • Only 100% TM matches will be provided for re-use
Got any Questions?

Looking for a more powerful translation tool that you can use to translate SDL Trados files?

SDL Trados Studio 2017 Freelance is the latest version of the world’s leading CAT tool for freelance translators, which includes a wide range of features that will help take your freelance translation work to the next level!
  • Real-time preview - generate a preview of your document before downloading it
  • AutoSuggest - get translation suggestions as you type
  • AutoCorrect - automatic error corrections
  • An extremely wide range of supported file types
  • Create and use termbases to help with consistency
  • Ability to import and export XLIFFs and TMs
  • Get incredible leverage from TMs - maximum leverage from your TM resources through fuzzy (partial) matches, 100% matches, even context matches
  • Access AdaptiveMT - Machine translation that learns from your post-edits

...And much more!

The differences between SDL Trados Studio and Online Editor