Monday, 15 August 2011

translators sought for Front Line.

This may be of interest to current students or graduates:

Front Line, The International Foundation for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, is seeking professional translators to assist with the translation of our website, e-bulletin, training documents and other general correspondance.

Selected candidates should be a native speaker of the target language and fluent in the source language, they should have a professional qualification and/or experience in translation, a proven commitment to human rights and an understanding of the work of Front Line.

Language pairs needed:
English to Arabic Arabic to English
French to English English to French
Spanish to English English to Spanish
English to Russian Russian to English
English to Farsi

Applications including a cv with specific details of previous translation experience and qualifications, references and a cover letter, should be sent to Tara Madden, Program Manager, at tara at

Front Line pays on a per word basis, please include rate of pay in your cover letter. Please put the relevant language pair in the subject bar of your email.


Anonymous said...

Hi there!
About the rates, how much do you think it is best? My idea, is that for my own language pair (English-Farsi) the rate is between $0.07 to $0.12. Is it fair?
Do you know how much is the standard, because most of the times i'm confused!

sunny south coast said...

Hi Anonymous,
I'm afraid I don't know about rates for English to Farsi. It may depend what country you live in as well as what language pair you translate in. If you have a local translator's association they may be able to advise, e.g. by letting you know about minimum recommended rates.


P.S. Do consider posting under your real name rather than anonymously - it's more friendly!

Ehsan said...

Thanks Carol!
The problem is that there exists not an actual standard in companies here, so some translators are paid well, and most of them, most of the time, underpaid!
I just found that rate related to my language pair in and not by asking any of these associations.
People prefer to abuse rather than being honest and just!