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If you'd like to get started helping right away, just send us an e-mail with your contact information and what language you would like to help translate, and we'll send you some instructions. If this is the first time you've really talked with us, please give us a little information about why you're interested in helping out.

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  1. Why are we getting Build a videos translated?
  2. Why would I want to help translate?
  3. What is being translated?
  4. I'm interested in helping to translate, how can I help?
  5. I can't translate, but I'd like to help, what can I do?
  6. Is my language being translated?

Why are we getting Build a videos translated?

We've heard repeatedly from our international viewers that there's a real need for Drupal resources in other languages. To help meet this need, we've built a suite of intuitive tools to help our viewers translate video transcripts into their native languages.

Our hope is that our videos, once translated, will help international users learn much more rapidly and help train much needed Drupal resources worldwide.

Why would I want to help translate?

We've had several offers from our viewers to help the translation effort, and there are a few motivations. From our beta testing, translators find that it's actually pretty fun and satisfying to help translate. The interface makes translating quick and intuitive. But most translators have other reasons as well:

1. Free, effective training curriculum

One reason you may want to help with the translation effort is that we offer a free Mentored Training program that can be put on by anyone, anywhere around the world to help train individuals in Drupal site building, development, themeing, version control and more. The training has been proven to be more effective in many ways than traditional training and is completely free.

You or your organization can host these trainings for free, or offer paid versions of the training. For those of you in countries where English is not the first language, having translated video transcripts will help your students absorb more information more quickly.

2. Building Drupal talent in your country

The demand for Drupal talent far outweighs the supply, and with the lack of translated Drupal resources, having curated, effective resources like Build a in your native language will allow for much more rapid development of local Drupal talent.

3. Perpetual membership for translators

We recognize that translating takes a lot of time, and we would like to do everything we can to help support you in your effort. One way that we can help is to offer a perpetual membership to any translator as long as they are helping with translations. So, if you find that the price of a Build a membership is out of your range and you would like to still use the material to learn Drupal, you can help translate and we will grant you full access to the video library as a way of saying thank you.

4. More affiliate sales for speakers of your language

We offer an affiliate program where you can earn 10% any sales you drive to the site, plus 10% on recurring memberships. By translating into your language, you can help to drive sales for speakers of your language.

What is being translated?

Currently, every video has a transcript and a title that can be translated. In the future, we hope to add more of the interface to translations including the collection and chapter titles.

I'm interested in helping to translate, how can I help?

First of all, thank you! Many people will benefit from your work. When you're ready to get started, just send us an email with your contact information and what language you would like to translate into. We will grant you access to a document where you can assign yourself the video chapter you would like to work on. You can simply choose the next chapter available, or choose a chapter that you would like translated specifically for some other purpose like a training or users group meeting.

From there, you can just work through each video and use the translating interface to create the translations. Below is a video introducing you to the translation interface and the process:

I can't translate, but I'd like to help, what can I do?

Thank you so much for considering helping out. If you want to help out but aren't in a position to help translate, one suggestion is to find someone or organize a number of people to help translate a chapter of the videos at a time. You can hire these translators, or simply ask around to see if someone is interested in some translating practice. One great place to find translators is Elance.

Is my language being translated?

To find out what languages are currently being worked on, hover over the Translations menu item at the top of the page.


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