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Looking for translators

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I would love to publish WeblogToolsCollection in languages other than English. I know that I can install translator plugins and other software but machine translation leaves a lot to be desired, is slow and load intensive, readers miss out on the discussions and it is just less fulfilling as a read.

Since there has been some interest in French and Spanish language translations, I am seeking a couple of authors who are willing to do the following:

  • Translate all (new) posts from weblogtoolscollection.com into their respective language and make a daily commitment to posting changes and updates
  • Moderate and answer comments
  • Post any new material you find relevant to blogging in general and WordPress in particular
  • Co-operate, share ideas and news with other authors
  • Be user centric
  • Fluent in French or Spanish. English language proficiency required.

This is an experiment/brainstorm/brainfart and I am not sure whether there is even an audience. Remuneration will be involved. Please drop me a note if you are truly interested and mention any relevant links. If you are willing to translate in another language not mentioned above and believe there is an audience, I would love to hear from you as well.

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  1. Lazy (2 comments.) says:

    i could offer german translation if needed. great idea :)

  2. Don Pastrami (1 comments.) says:

    Hey, I’ll offer my help to translate it to Spanish.

  3. ogee (1 comments.) says:

    this is really funny – i am not shure if a lazy chris can do that job… ;)

  4. Chewxy (8 comments.) says:

    Can do chinese when I’m free (pretty much on nights only though)

  5. TonNet (1 comments.) says:

    I will translate it into Spanish, but I am more interested in exghange of services that way we both benefit each other.

  6. Alex (1 comments.) says:

    I will translate it into Spanish…

  7. Jonathan (83 comments.) says:

    TonNet: What kind of services are you talking about?

  8. Juan J Calcano (1 comments.) says:

    I would love to help you out with the spanish division of your blog, I know I’m not the first, but I’ve worked on translations before.

  9. Sof (1 comments.) says:

    I have much spare time in this moment so if u did not find yet any french translator for ur plugins it would be with pleasure that I would help you in this task.

  10. Joanne says:

    I can do English to Chinese translation and can commit myself at leat 1 – 2 hours per day :)

    Joanne

  11. Lazy (2 comments.) says:

    lol – in my mind i`m not lazy :) it`s just a nickname, short, easy to write and remember =) hm.. perfect for lazy boys.. but i think, i can do it, enough time and a wordpress fan :)

  12. Eric (1 comments.) says:

    I’d like to translate it into Spanish as well.. But I imagine you found somebody already! Let me know otherwise.

  13. Davide Tarasconi (1 comments.) says:

    I can lend a hand for italian translations, if needed.
    I can’t tell you if there’s an audience, English is so widespread used in the blogosphere that many other languages (italian, in particular) are just niches. There are niches, not audiences… ;-)

  14. DutchMob (1 comments.) says:

    I want to offer my help for translation in Dutch.
    I can spend 1 – 2 hours per day :)

  15. Jeriko One (4 comments.) says:

    Could do german translation as well, I have a lot of spare time available :-)

  16. everton (7 comments.) says:

    have you tried a plugin? they are much better than they used to be

  17. Enblogopedia (3 comments.) says:

    Can do an arabic translation if needed.
    BTW I don’t think that you`re getting a lot of visits from middle east and north Africa, anyway if I`m wrong or you like the idea, drop me a mail and we`ll talk more.

  18. Fahmishah (3 comments.) says:

    do you want Malay languange?Malaysian!!!

  19. Marcelo Antunes (1 comments.) says:

    I could translate to Brazilian Portuguese, but í´m not sure i can do a daily translation. Maybe a week commitment of all posts?

  20. Kotia Sandila says:

    Will try for Indonesian ‘bahasa’…

  21. Владимир (1 comments.) says:

    to Russian

  22. Jan C. Willadsen (1 comments.) says:

    Please tell what to do, and I will translate whatever, into Danish (from english)….

  23. Sylvie (1 comments.) says:

    I may translate English to French & vice versa :)

  24. kyu (1 comments.) says:

    I Can do english -> french, as i am pretty fluent in both languages.
    please contact me if my help is required :)

  25. R. Bononno (1 comments.) says:

    Why not contact the American Translators Association? You can search their translator directory on the Web site by language combination and direction to find the appropriate person. URL is: http://www.atanet.org



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