Stories about Translation

September 19, 2018

Tips for New Translators — Part 3: Slang and Social Media

Social media has to do with shared experiences, which are very difficult to translate. One must really have a grasp of the context.

September 3, 2018

Tips for New Translators: Part 2 — Metalanguage and Word Order

(Editor's note — This post is the second in the three-part series: Tips for New Translators.) Understanding metalanguage Foundations of Translation was my first course in the Translations Studies program...

Tips for New Translators — Part 1: Pretranslation and Context

I want to share with new translators the tips and tools, as well as my mistakes, so that your translations are not only correct, but accurate!

March 21, 2018

Call for Translators: Unrest!

Dear Translators! Many, many years ago I was a volunteer author and later, Francophonia editor at GV. It was a wonderful, wonderful experience. I later went to graduate school, where...

January 16, 2018

Translator portraits: For Amadou Lamine Badji, It all Comes Down to Optimism and Openness to Others

What to learn more about the translators at Global Voices? Meet Amadou Lamine Badji, translator & poet.

January 8, 2018

Portraits of Translators: Jade Dussart, a Passion for Asia and Human Rights

Who are translators behind GV in French? Interview with Jade Dussart who’ll be coming up on her 7th year on the team and who has a passion for Asia

August 7, 2017

We Translated #RightsCon to Spanish, French and Arabic! How did it go?

We Translated #RightsCon to Spanish, French and Arabic! How did it go?

July 11, 2017

Translators: Would you like to support a new human rights project?

The Human Rights Measurement Initiative (HRMI), a start-up global social enterprise aiming to reinvent the way human rights data are produced and used, is seeking translators.

March 24, 2017

NATO's Legitimacy Undermined

* This post was originally written on GV en français and translated by Graham Perra. Donald Trump and Angela Merkel may have reiterated their support for NATO, the military alliance...

December 13, 2016

Volunteer Translators Needed for Global Voices Danish Lingua

Global Voices Lingua is an international community of translators who translate Global Voices content into 40 languages, including Danish. Join us if you speak the language!