Resources for Language Coordinators

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Useful links, tutorials and more, for Language Coordinators.

General LC resources

  1. Language Coordinators list
  2. How to tackle an approval
  3. How to give good feedback
  4. When to send a task back
  5. All LC-specific resources on OTPedia
  1. Facebook groups
  2. Welcome message template – Use this template to create your own Amara welcome message that can be sent automatically to new users in your language (to learn how to make it happen, email us at
  3. Video tutorials for Language Coordinators
  4. Amara how-to's for Language Coordinators
  5. Form: Abuse report form – use to report abuse and misconduct among TED Translators
  6. Form: Application form for new LCs
  7. Map: Translator events – Form: Submit information for the Translator events map
  8. Form: Stories of impact – Share your story on how TED has impacted you, a friend, or your community.

User-generated tools

  1. List of recent Amara updates
  2. Glossaries with official translations of TED terminology
  1. Yasushi's tools A collection of tools, with community stats, subtitle info, diffing info, and more:

Subtitling resources (to share with other volunteers)

  1. TED Translator pages on
  2. Transcription section on
  3. OTPedia, the TED Translator encyclopedia (this page here!)
  4. How to edit OTPedia
  5. Video Tutorials on Youtube
  6. How to Tackle a Transcript
  7. How to Tackle a Translation
  8. How to Tackle a Review
  9. How to break lines
  10. How to compress subtitles
  11. How to use sound representation
  12. The translator's research toolbox
  13. How to give good feedback – for reviewers
  14. English Style Guide
  15. Form: Add a TEDx talk to Amara

Find many more useful links by browsing the index of the main guide to TED Translator resources.

Amara Support database

  1. Amara Support Home
  2. New Editor Support Pages

Report a bug or a problem

If you need to report an Amara bug, please visit TED-Amara support or email Amara at:
If your problem is related to (attribution, TED profile, etc) please email us at:
Not sure how to write a bug report? See here.

Common issues

  1. Is this talk part of the official TED team?
  2. Fixing translation credits on

Resources only for LCs

  1. How to tackle an Approval
  2. Motivating Volunteers
  3. Form: Suggest Active Volunteer Translators
  4. For the LC Newsletter Archive, please contact us at