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New Dutch and Japanese Translators Wanted!

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Many people don’t realize this, but TidBITS is translated each week into both Dutch and Japanese, thanks to the efforts of close-knit groups of volunteer translators who have been working together for years. But as with any volunteer effort, new blood is occasionally necessary, and the coordinators of both translations have asked me to put the word out for new members.

So, if you’re bilingual in English and either Dutch or Japanese (all three are not required, as impressive as that would be!), we can use your help. Both our Dutch and Japanese translation teams are running slightly short-handed and could use a few more volunteers to spread out the effort. In essence, you’d work with the other members of the teams to help translate TidBITS from English into either Dutch or Japanese for the thousands of people who read TidBITS in those languages.

You can read more about what’s involved with both the Dutch translation and the Japanese translation at their respective pages. Thanks for any help you can provide, and note that as a token of our appreciation, translators receive all Take Control ebooks for free.

 

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Sue Burnett  2014-06-24 10:38
If you search Twitter for 'Dutch translator' and 'Japanese translator' you'll find plenty of people — then you just have to persuade them to volunteer!
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2014-06-24 12:27
Entirely possible - we prefer to keep it in the family, as it were, if that's possible. :-)