What’s been happening since the beginning of 2016?
We started the New Year with a brand new idea: keeping you updated about what’s been happening at PerMondo in the most dynamic way.
Our idea is to post a blog entry every week or two, telling you what new projects are going on, what requests we’ve received from NGOs and especially to acknowledge your priceless help to make this world a better place. For previous projects, please visit PerMondo projects (classified by years).
Well, there are of course still some projects underway from last year, i.e. Task Forces on Systemic Pesticides. This has been quite a difficult project because of the terminology (as the name suggests – yes, it’s about pesticides), because of the desired language combinations – English into Italian and Spanish, as well as into Russian and Chinese – and the scale: 9,580 words (so a few translators have been and are still involved). Spanish and Russian have been delivered, but we are still waiting on some final documents for Italian and Chinese. We’ll acknowledge all the volunteers once all the translations have been sent to the NGO. But on our website (credits) you can already find some names.
Another sort of exotic project has been the Arabic proof-reading of a document for the NGO Arche Noah about plants and crops. This is also very specialised but we have just been able to deliver it yesterday. Total number of words: approx. 6,000. Our acknowledgement goes out especially to Hiba Chariff and Ameera Mostafa.
National Down Syndrome Congress: Ongoing relationship with this NGO based in Georgia. We translate most of the content from English for their Spanish blog about Down Syndrome. We would like to acknowledge Belén Muñoz Clemente, Carla Aicardo, Teresa Pons, Alejandro González López, Daniel Ricardo Soto Bueno, Patricia Ramírez Santana and Silvia Muñoz Canales.
PerMondo blog: To offer you more interesting content, we translate heaps of articles from English into Spanish. This week we would like to thank María Ruiz Pérez and Ivan Greczanik for their help.
TIERFAIR: Swiss NGO that protects the rights of pets and stray animals. A total number of 3,163 words have been translated from German into English and French thanks to Charlotte Marti, Ruth Kimling Woo, Selin Berber and Thomas McGuinn.
Coordination Sud: The national coordination of French NGOs. We have been working with them for a few years and now they needed a new translation of 4,840 words from French into English. The translator Katherine Selby has helped us with this translation. Thanks a lot!
Missionszentrum Port Berger, Madagaskar (Hope e.V): This German NGO helps poor people in Madagaskar. Therefore, we try to help with free translations from French into German, in this case a short letter of 500 words. The volunteer Donata Wojcik has kindly helped us with this one.
Anyway, that’s it for this week and more next week!
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