Global Voices Lingua: Volunteer-Powered Multilingual Translation Community

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Presentation of Global Voices and GV Lingua at ProZ.com Regional Balkans and SEE Conference - Skopje 2011, October 1, 2011 in Skopje, Macedonia

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  • GV is made of people, lots of volunteers and people who love it. Also a good time to mention the summit if you want and hwo awesome they are.
  • another 'problem' screen. Here the solution will be the Lingua translation project
  • introduce lingua and how it works generally, next come several example sites t o show the diversity of languages
  • an example site to show the diversity of languages (move quickly through these)‏
  • an example site to show the diversity of languages (move quickly through these)‏
  • an example site to show the diversity of languages (move quickly through these)‏
  • this is a silly simplified map of how our trranslations occur. GV English, RV and Advocacy all get translated onto the local lingua sites
  • this is an out of date list of languages we translate to. Tell them there are many new ones!
  • A slide presenting the profile of Lingua translator – which can be used as a reference in a CV, and also provides SEO/visibility via search engines thanks to GVO's high Google rating
  • Global Voices Lingua: Volunteer-Powered Multilingual Translation Community

    1. 1. www.globalvoicesonline.org www.metamorphosis.org.mk Global Voices Lingua: Volunteer-Powered Multilingual Translation Community Filip Stojanovski Metamorphosis Foundation & Global Voices Online ProZ.com Regional Conference: Skopje 2011 Conference for Translators and Interpreters from the Balkans and SEE countries October 1, 2011, Skopje, Macedonia
    2. 2. www.metamorphosis.org.mk <ul><li>Who cares about what regular people write online? </li></ul><ul><li>Reporting on issues from various blogospheres into English </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Aggregating </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Translating/quoting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contextualizing </li></ul></ul>www.GlobalVoicesOnline.org
    3. 5. Global Voices: Number of articles about countries (May 2011)
    4. 15. Global Voices Lingua Stats <ul><li>20 active sites in Arabic, Aymara, Bangla, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Dutch, Greek, French, Indonesian, Italian, German, Korean, Japanese, Malagasy, Macedonian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish </li></ul><ul><li>Active = at least 15 translations per month per site </li></ul><ul><li>15 sites in beta stage including Swahili, Farsi, Hungarian, Catalan/Valencia, Albanian, Swedish… </li></ul><ul><li>More translators needed! </li></ul>
    5. 16. Global Voices Lingua Stats <ul><li>Nearly 350 active translators in Lingua </li></ul><ul><li>1350 people who have been volunteers or are sporadic collaborators. </li></ul><ul><li>Plus 80 people who translate from Lingua French, Portugese and Spanish to English </li></ul><ul><li>In total, the over 500 active Global Voices volunteers have translated 10.196 post from Jan to Aug 2011, which makes an average of 1300 posts a month. </li></ul>
    6. 17. More Statistics? Language/Active translators Daily average Monthly average Total in 2011 Arabic – 16 1.2 38 299 Chinese – 12 2.65 79.5 636 Dutch – 10 0.70 22 177 French – 48 8.24 247.25 1978 German – 6 0.30 8.4 67 Greek – 15 3.48 105 628 Italian – 30 2.5 72.5 580 Japanese – 21 0.75 22 177 Macedonian – 18 1.35 40.5 324 Malagasy – 12 3.65 109.5 875 Polish – 15 0.85 25 197 Portuguese – 21 2.5 74 595 Russian – 12 1.3 34 271 Serbian – 9 0.75 22 176 Spanish – 70 12.20 366.25 2930 English 26 785 6285
    7. 19. Thank you for your attention! For more information www.globalvoicesonline.org @globalvoices mk.globalvoicesonline.org sq.globalvoicesonline.org @gvomk www.metamorphosis.org.mk @fmeta [email_address] @razvigor

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