Stories about First Translation

November 11, 2014

Seven Years and Counting…

A very brief summary of a seven-year long wonderful and unexpected journey.

October 27, 2014

My greater motivation to translate for GV

I was introduced to GV in May 2009 by the founding editor of GV Swahili, Joe Tungaraza. I used to know him as one of the pioneers of Swahili blogosphere...

October 26, 2014

10 Years Ago Today, Global Voices’ First Post Appeared…

10 years ago today, the first post appeared on the Global Voices site. Join us as we kick off celebrations building up to our official 10th birthday on December 11!

My 2 Years with GV

I got to know GV just over two years ago, in the spring of 2012. I first came across the German version of GV while looking for volunteer translation opportunities...

October 25, 2014

Singing Presidents and Way of Thinking

As many of other GVers, I found Global Voices by Google, and, as many, I love Google for that. I wanted to train my English and translation skills, but as...

My little secret, now disclosed

Friday 8pm, friends leaving the office in Mexico City. SA: – I can't wait to go home, take a shower, go to a bar and have a cold beer (or...

Spring: how the Arab one induced mine..

It was quite weird reading an e-mail asking me to write something about my first encounter with GV. It's weird because of the timing. Just yesterday, and out of the...

My Lesson on Dignity

When I started to volunteer as a translator for Global Voices, I had already been a keen reader for years. My first translation has been a quick read by Rami...

October 24, 2014

How Global Voices Changed My Life

I have been delivering this story of my encounter with Global Voices for 10 years, but I feel excited every time I talk about it. Back in 2005, I was...

Lingua Russian: how it started

"I fell in love with Global Voices more than 5 years ago. As everything wonderful in this life, it happened by accident." - writes Ekaterina Golubina about the start of...