4 Tools to Help You Proofread and Translate Your Website Texts

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If you want to have visitors and clients worldwide, you will probably need to create a multilingual website or online store. Once you have created your content, you will need to translate it. Whether you are good with foreign languages or not, here are 4 tools that can help you proofread and translate your website texts.

It is important to remember that proofreading and translating software are not perfect. There can be mistakes even if you use them; however, these are interesting tools that can help you write and correct your texts in different languages. (Indeed, there are other options than Google Translate!)

Moreover, when you decide to create a multilingual website with WebSelf, the texts will not be translated automatically. You must then provide the texts in the different languages. For this reason, it could be relevant to use a tool or work with a professional.

Antidote (French and English)

Antidote is a complete tool (and one of the WebSelf team's favorites)! Besides having many types of dictionaries (definitions, synonyms, antonyms, semantics, conjugation), Antidote allows you to proofread your text. This tool does not only show your grammatical errors; it also gives the correct answer, an explanation, and suggestions. Antidote is available in French and English.

If you need to write, proofread, or translate texts, Antidote is a tool to consider. It is one of the most complete we have tried so far.

Price: Starting $60 per year

Grammarly (English)

If you need to write texts in English, Grammarly can help you proofread and improve them. You also have access to some of their features for free. Since it can be difficult to write engaging texts and have the right tone, Grammarly corrects your errors and gives you suggestions to improve your sentences. For example, if you have used the same word repeatedly, it will suggest some synonyms. This tool will also give you tips on sounding more confident or avoiding challenging to read sentences.

If you are looking for a free tool to proofread your texts, Grammarly remains one of the best options available.

Price: Free and premium options

Linguee (Many languages)

It can be difficult to translate some words or expressions into other languages. Of course, we can always take a look in a dictionary, but did you ever use Linguee? Linguee is a free online tool that allows you to search and compare various translations that already exist on the web to get the proper translation. Many languages are available, including French and English. Start by looking for a word or a group of words, and then let Linguee analyzes the web to find the best available translations. 

Linguee is often more efficient than a standard dictionary since you have access to many examples that show how the word of the expression is used in a foreign language. It is then a relevant tool if you need to do some translation.

Price: Free

Pons.de (Many languages)

If you need to write or translate texts into German, Pons.de remains one of the best tools. Indeed, it is an online dictionary where you can look for words and translate texts. Although it is first for German, many languages are also available, including Arabic, Danish, and even Latin! A conjugation dictionary is also available.

If you need to write in German, Pons.de is one of the most used tools by German-speaking people. 

Price: Free

Work with a professional

The best option remains to work with a professional if it is something possible. It can be to have your texts translated by a translator or proofread by a professional proofreader. Since spelling and grammatical mistakes can harm the credibility of your website and its SEO, you must not take this lightly.

If your budget does not allow you to hire a professional, you can always write and translate your texts using our presented tools. Also, it would be relevant if you ask someone to proofread your website texts to avoid mistakes and misunderstandings. 

Reminder: How to create a multilingual website

WebSelf allows you to create a multilingual website or online store if you have selected our Pro or eCommerce plan. There are many benefits to having a multilingual website; the first one is that it increases the number of potential customers. Here is how to proceed.

First, go to the website builder and click on the settings located bottom left of the page. Then, click on the Languages tab and on the Add a language button. Choose a language to add from the drop-down menu and mark the Visible online box. Finally, select a country to use its flag as an icon on your website.

Once it is done, we need to add the multilingual module to your website's header. You can find it on the Add tab. Drag the module to your website header and then choose the display option to show the available languages. Once the icons are visible, you only need to translate the texts. Go to the Pages tab, copy your pages, and choose a new language. 

In conclusion, whether it is for a multilingual website or not, these tools can surely help you write and translate texts into other languages. If you create a website or an online store, you likely need additional tools to finish your project. If it is the case, take a look at one of our latest articles: 9 Tools that can help you create your website. Good luck!