OBJECTIVE:

To allow French-speaking people to enjoy TPRF’s website and to become familiar with the Foundation and its objectives

ANSWERS TO: The French Translation Team Lead Emeritus

DESCRIPTION:

To lead and coordinate ongoing translation of the TPRF website into French and support the translators so that they do not have to be burdened with technical and software issues

TASKS:

• Receive articles or text that need translating in Word format from TPRF’s single point of contact, and distribute to the appropriate translators, taking into account their specific skills and availability
• Once material is translated, distribute to the appropriate volunteers for revision and then for proofreading
• Oversee or send final proofed and revised material to be uploaded onto site
• Communicate with team members and collaborate with them to ensure that material is translated, revised, proofread, and uploaded within reasonable deadlines
• In the longer term, help initiate — with the collaboration of translators and revisers — the creation of an institutional glossary of terms specific to TPRF that will be relied on when translating the site in order to allow for consistent use of language
• When new volunteers apply for positions on the French Translation team, be responsible for issuing them samples for translation, then making a decision to accept the candidate or not based on a reviser’s input

SKILLS/EXPERIENCE:

• Native French speaker fluent in English
• Respectful of other’s skills and work
• Enjoys collaboration with others and teamwork
• Comfortable working with and knowledgeable about web-based applications for translation
• Has understanding of how websites are organized
• Experience with written translation a plus
• Able to meet deadlines
• Proactive

REQUIRED RESOURCES: Private computer, high-speed Internet access, Word (or compatible word processor application), Skype account, and phone

TRAINING/BRIEFING PROVIDED:

Introduction to team and tasks provided by outgoing French Translation Team Leader. Guidelines and tech support provided by Online Manager for TPRF.

LOCATION: Virtual

TIME COMMITMENT:

4-6 hours per week to become familiar with the role, then approximately 4 hours per week

APPLICATION/SELECTION PROCESS:

Please send resume/CV to volunteer@tprf.org