How does it work?
- Submit your application. Apply to be a subtitle translator, take the test and we'll be in touch as soon as possible.
- Select a file to translate. Show your magic and start working on translating subtitles that you selected.
- Get paid bi-weekly. Get paid by bank transfer in your currency on a bi-weekly basis.
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Why Should You Join Us?
Our subtitle editor is powered by the web. Our keyboard shortcuts will allow you to translate and proofread the subtitles even quicker.
Need advice from other translators working on subtitle translations? Having problems with the platform? We have created a fantastic online community to answer questions, help when you need it and, of course, share some fun.
How to apply for an English to Spanish subtitle translation job?
1. Sign up.
Fill in the details and select the language pair you'd like to work with.
2. Skill Check.
For us to assess your translation skills, you will have to complete a short grammar and translation quiz then translate the subtitles of a sample file. The translation guidelines are your friend! Make sure to follow them. You will be allowed to check them during the test.
3. We review your application.
If you are a good fit, we will reach out by email.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the job about?
As a self-employed collaborator of Happy Scribe, you will have the possibility to access a wide range of files uploaded by our customers. You can preview and choose to work on the jobs that suit you best. Once you start working, your job will be to translate carefully the subtitles generated by our AI. You will also need to synchronise the subtitles with the audio and improve the subtitle breaks for optimal readability.
What is the process to become a subtitle translator?
The process to become a translator at Happy Scribe starts by taking an assessment test to evaluate if you have the necessary skills to become a collaborator. Learn more about the application process.
Start your translator application.
Can I work from anywhere?
Yes! This is a 100% remote, freelance position. All you need is your laptop, a good internet connection and quiet space to work.
Learn more about the requirements to become a collaborator.
Where do your translators come from?
Our freelancers come from every part of the world: Spain, Argentina, Mexico, Peru, United Kingdom, United States, and many more. We love our international Scribe Community!
How much will I get paid on average?
A typical translator earns around 450 € per month, whereas our most active translators earn up to 3,000 € per month.
This depends on the language you choose to translate, the availability of jobs and how much time you can dedicate to Happy Scribe. Learn more about payments.