To hire a localization specialist on Smartcat, follow these steps:
1. Sign in to your Smartcat account or create a new one if you don't have an account yet.
2. Once you are logged in, click on the "Find freelancers" tab on the top menu.
3. In the search bar, type "localization specialist" or any specific language pair or specialization you require.
4. You can further refine your search by selecting specific filters such as language, country, expertise, and availability.
5. Browse through the list of localization specialists that match your criteria. You can view their profiles, portfolios, and reviews to assess their skills and experience.
6. When you find a suitable candidate, click on their profile to view more details. You can see their rates, availability, and contact information.
7. To hire a localization specialist, click on the "Hire" button on their profile. This will open a dialogue box where you can enter project details, such as the scope, deadline, and any specific requirements.
8. Once you have provided all the necessary information, click on the "Send" button to send the job offer to the localization specialist.
9. The specialist will receive your offer and can accept or decline it. If they accept, you can proceed with the project and start collaborating.
10. Throughout the project, you can communicate with the localization specialist, track progress, and manage payments through the Smartcat platform.
Remember to clearly communicate your project requirements, deadlines, and expectations to ensure a successful collaboration with the hired localization specialist.