Before you apply to TED's translation project:

This is very important:

  1. Set the languages you'll be translating to/from at the top of the page – you must do this first, or your application can not be approved.

How do I register as a new TED translator?

  1. Sign out of your Amara account
  2. Sign in to
  3. Visit the TED team on Amara 
  4. Click “Apply to Join” in the left sidebar (see below)
  5. Complete the application form and you'll receive word from us as soon as the app has been reviewed

As an existing TED translator, how do I log in to Amara?

  1. Sign out of your Amara account
  2. Sign in to
  3. Then visit the TED team page on Amara, where you'll be automatically signed in 

How soon will my application be reviewed?

Normally this is a quick process (around 5 days), but sometimes we get a bit backlogged. Please be patient and make sure that you've got your languages selected properly (see top of this page).

I'm having trouble applying

Please review the steps above and be sure you've followed them carefully. Try a 2nd time and if that doesn't work, please get in touch with us at