How to Translate Documents on Ackuna

Ackuna is the best way to translate your websites and apps, but did you know you can also use Ackuna to translate your documents as well? All it takes is some simple formatting, and you can receive free crowdsourced translations of your documents, or opt for the paid professional option if you choose.

How Ackuna can help

Traditionally, document translation can be a time-consuming and expensive process. As a result, too often people turn to machine translation tools such as Google Translate or Bing Translator in an effort to save time and money. However, machine translation is far from accurate, and the results are more often than not completely useless. Ackuna provides the perfect solution by utilizing crowdsourcing to provide real human translation for a more accurate solution, while still keeping the service free for everyone.

Preparing your files for Ackuna

While Ackuna is extremely easy to use, only certain file types are compatible with the system.

If your document type is not in one of the listed formats, you must first prepare your files by converting to one of the accepted file types. For traditional Word or PDF documents, the most practical method would be to transfer the contents of your document(s) into an Excel Spreadsheet by copying and pasting the text into a properly formatted .xls or .xlsx file.

While the required formatting of the spreadsheet is pretty basic, the specific structure must be followed in order for the parser to read the information (and your text) correctly. Therefore, please refer to Using Spreadsheets With Ackuna for detailed instructions on how to set up your spreadsheet so that when you upload it to Ackuna, it will be properly entered into the system.

Click here for a list of acceptable file types.

Professional Translation

As an alternative to the free crowdsourced translation method, you can also receive professionally translated documents without having to reformat your documents. Ackuna was developed by Translation Cloud LLC, a leading professional translation agency which specializes in many different types of document translation services (legal, medical, technical, financial, and others). For certified document translations, Translation Cloud provides a notarized certification which is accepted by government organizations nationwide. Translation Cloud also provides professional website translation and software localization, as well as video game localization services.

You can submit your document(s) directly to Translation Cloud and you will be provided with a free quote for professional translation.

To submit your document in any format to Translation Cloud, please follow the link here.

For more information about Translation Cloud and professional document translation services, please visit Document Translation Services.

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