To create an Amara account:

  1. Go to and click “Sign In /Sign Up” link on the top-right corner of the page.          
  2. On Sign In page, click "Don't have one?" link under "Use your Amara profile". Fill in the data and click Create Account button.  
  3.  You can either create an account directly through Amara, or if you can access Amara with any of your twitter, OpenID, Google, facebook, or TED logins.
  4. Next you’ll need to confirm your email address. To do so, check your inbox for a message from Amara and follow its instructions. If you are part of the TED team, you do not need to confirm your email.





Editing your Profile

To edit your profile, hover over your username in the upper righthand corner of any page in Amara, and click “Profile”. Once there, click the tab “Personal Info” for editing personal data, or "Account" to manage your account settings.




Selecting your Languages


To set the languages you are going to work with, click "Select your Languages" button on the top righthand of Amara page header. This will invoke “What Languages Do You Speak?” dialog, which allows you to add up to 6 languages

Some teams are particular on what languages you can include: the rule of thumb is that if you’ll be working on a team that has language restrictions, you should only add languages that the team allows.

Once you change this information, click on the Submit button and your profile will show up the updated information. 

Caution: Filling out “Languages I Know” does not restrict you to only these languages. Do not edit subtitles or accept tasks for languages you do not know.