Review and edit translations

After portal users complete a translation (advanced tier only), they can send translations for post-editing by selecting a post-editing group. If you are part of a post-editing group, you and all the other group members receive an email notification for each new post-edit request. After a translator accepts a job, Translation Hub removes the job from the task list of all the other translators.

Before you begin

An administrator must add you to a project and to a post-editing group.

Edit a translation

  1. After receiving an email notification that a new document is ready for review, click the included link to go to the post-editing portal.

    If you're assigned to multiple projects or roles, choose a project and then choose the translator role. In the translator portal, Translation Hub lists the available post-editing tasks.

  2. To view details about a task, click View task details, which includes notes from the requestor as well as the source and target language of the document.

  3. To accept a task, click Accept task.

  4. Click Edit to start editing the document.

  5. Click a segment to edit it.

    You can edit only the translated segments. After you select a segment, Translation Hub provides a Segment detail pane, which might have additional details about the machine translation.

    Style tags apply specific formatting to text such as bold or underline. You cannot remove or modify these tags; if you do, you cannot save or submit your edits. You can reinsert tags or revert your edits.

  6. To save in-progress edits and come back to a document later, click Save.

  7. When you're done with your review, click Submit to save and send your edits.

    If portal users specified a translation memory when they did the initial machine translation, your edits are automatically saved to that translation memory. If you modify any segments that were translated with the translation memory, your changes overwrite the existing entry.

Segment details

During a post-edit, you can select a segment to view its translation details, such as its machine translation quality prediction (MTQP) score, in the Segment detail pane.

  • MTQP - MTQP scores predict if the translation output matches the meaning of the source sentence. These scores are machine-learning generated metrics, which serve as a probability of quality and not a guarantee of quality. A higher score predicts a higher probability. You can use these scores to help guide your editing efforts.

    Translation Hub provides MTQP scores for the following supported language pairs:

    • Arabic (ar) <-> English (en)
    • Chinese (zh) <-> English (en)
    • French (fr) <-> English (en)
    • German (de) <-> English (en)
    • Hindi (hi) <-> English (en)
    • Italian (it) <-> English (en)
    • Japanese (ja) <-> English (en)
    • Portuguese (pt) <-> English (en)
    • Russian (ru) <-> English (en)
    • Spanish (es) <-> English (en)

    Translation Hub doesn't provide MTQP scores for segments that are replaced by translation memory or for custom model translations.

  • TM (translation memory) - If a segment matched an entry in the translation memory, Translation Hub shows the matching source segment and corresponding translation that Translation Hub used.
  • Glossary - If a segment had matching glossary terms, Translation Hub shows a list of the source language terms and their corresponding target language terms.
  • Translation reviewed - Indicates that a segment has been post-edited.
  • N/A - There's no MTQP score for this segment because it was translated by using a custom model or translated to or from an unsupported language.

Reject a task

If you can't commit to an accepted task, you can remove it from your queue so that other translators can accept it. If you decide to re-accept the task later, you can retrieve your saved edits. However, other translators won't see your saved edits; they start with the machine-translated document.

  1. Go to to sign in to the post-editing portal.

  2. For the task that you want to remove, click Reject task.

    Translation Hub places the task back on the task list for all post-editing group members.