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Info on transtrad for an article

Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 2:03 pm
by Maria Brander
Dear friends,

My colleague Verena Jung et moi are doing some research on volunteer translation on the web, and ad hoc translation for webpages (fan sites and other related Internet-based translation issues, including translation for the FSE ;-).

Could someone who knows a lot about this (Laurent?) send me the latest data on Transtrad (as in, specifically, number of volunteers just for Transtrad) and any other info you might have on this? I see there were 1700 translators in March 2005. Number of translations, perhaps? Or specific subjects within the WSF or ESF areas?

Any other info that is not on the webpage or wiki would also be very welcome.

MUCHAS gracias!!
Besitos,
M.

Posted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 2:38 pm
by lorraine
Hi Maria,
just back online after about a month without internet/intermittent connections, que estres !
Hope you enjoyed Paris and made it super-productive (haven't got to reading relative posts yet - still hundreds of back mails to read!)
Just saw you are researching volunteer translating groups - have you tried Peacelink.org and/or 'tpp - traduttori per la pace' - I used to work with the former but also came into contact with people from the latter - there seemed to be so many of them almost fighting over every piece needing translating that I reckoned I was superfluous and busy !
Happy researching and thanks again for jumping into the English booth in Athens when I was in the Italian and no-one capable in the English !
Cheers
Lorraine

Re: Info on transtrad for an article

Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 7:12 pm
by Maria Brander
I have just seen your message, Lorraine!

Thanks for replying ;-)

The article was finished long ago and we called it "Free as in free beer vs. free as in free speech: Volunteer translations on the internet". It was fun writing it with Verena.

You are very welcome; Spanish booths are always crowded ;-) My pleasure.

Take care,

MarĂ­a.