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English to Bislama - Rates: 0.10 - 0.13 USD per word / 25 - 35 USD per hour Bislama to English - Rates: 0.10 - 0.13 USD per word / 25 - 35 USD per hour
6 projects entered 1 positive feedback from outsourcers
Translation Volume: 0 days Completed: Jul 2015 Languages:
Bislama to English Bislama
Back translation and editing of field survey questionnaires and materials
positive Unlisted : Very thorough, top quality work - highly recommended
Transcription Volume: 0 days Completed: Jun 2015 Languages:
Bislama to English
Transcription and Translation of 10 videos
This project is a source of positive client feedback on my profile.
Cinema, Film, TV, Drama
Translation Volume: 0 days Completed: Jun 2015 Languages: Bislama to English
Translation of Time Sensitive Social Media Content
Government / Politics
Translation Volume: 0 days Completed: Apr 2015 Languages: English to Bislama Bislama to English
Translation, Editing, and Proof-Reading of Documents relating to Cyclone Pam Aid
During Cyclone Pam and the aftermath, I recruited and managed a working group of 41 English-Bislama/Bislama-English speakers and translators around the world for the purpose of translating instructions for aid supplies and important messages into Bislama. This service was provided free of charge to all the various requesting aid organizations and donors.
Translation Volume: 23710 words Completed: Mar 2014 Languages: English to Bislama
60+ page guide and DVD script
Agriculture, Business/Commerce (general), Human Resources
Translation Volume: 1.5 hours Completed: Aug 2013 Languages: Bislama to English
Translation of Video Footage for Documentary
This project is the source of the positive comment on my profile by Director Tural Afandi of Genius Group Europe Ltd.
Anthropology, Cinema, Film, TV, Drama, Folklore
Sample translations submitted: 2
English to Bislama: Example of News Report translation
Source text - English News Report: A strong earthquake struck off the coast of Vanuatu in the South Pacific early Thursday, cracking streets, buildings and a bridge, smashing a water pipe and disrupting power supplies in the town of Luganville on the island of Espiritu Santo, a senior official said.
Translation - Bislama Nius Repot: Wan etkwek we i strong tumas i bin sek-sek long solwata klosap long Vanuatu long Saot Pasifik long moning blong Tosde. I bin brekem sam rod mo haos, mo wan brij. I brekem sam paep blong freswota mo i mekem se i no gat elektrik long Luganville taon long aelan blong Espiritu Santo. Wan bigfala man blong gavman i tellem.
Bislama to English: Bislama News Report to English
Source text - Bislama Wataem bambae i gat propa drenej blong stopem wota insaed long haus
By Vanuatu Independent
Posted Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Ol family we oli liv long eria blong Seven Star mo Anabrou, oli tait finis blong traem karemaot wota insaed long ol yard mo haus, evri taem hevi ren i foldaon long Vila.
Mo evri taem oli askem kwesten wataem bambae pablik works o municipal i kam help blong putum wan propa drenej blong wota i ron i go aot long hem mo i no go fulumap ol yard mo go insaed long ol haus.
Long Mande, Tuesday mo Wednesde moning, fulap pipol oli mestem wok mo pikinini i no go skul, from bigfala wota blong ren i go insaed long ol yard mo haus, i stopem ol nomol aktiviti i tekem ples.
Be i no festaem we problem blong wota i go insaed long yard mo haus i stap hapen long tufala eria ia.
Translation - English When will there be proper drainage to keep water out of the house?
All families who live in the Seven Star area and Anabrou are very tired of carrying out the water inside their yards and houses every time heavy rains fall in Port Vila.
They have questioned repeatedly when Public Works or the Municipality will be coming to help put in proper water drainage so the water will drain out of the area and not fill up yards and go inside the houses.
On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday morning, many people missed work and children didn't go to school because a large amount of rain water went inside all yards and houses and stopped the activities that normally take place.
This is not the first time the water problem has gone inside the yards and houses. It happens all the time in these two areas.
Other - US Peace Corps Language Training
Years of translation experience: 15. Registered at ProZ.com: Aug 2007.
Thank you for your interest in my profile as a Bislama language professional. My full resume and letters of reference are available to potential clients upon request.
Education and Background:
I have been a Bislama translator for 13 years. I became fluent in Bislama during my service as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Vanuatu. I lived in remote villages in total language immersion and taught workshops entirely in Bislama for concepts such as economics, business diversity, small business development, personal finance, community development, disaster preparation and mitigation, as well as project planning and management.
I wrote several course books and workshop guides for the use of my predecessors. I also coordinated a microfinance loan program for rural small businesses in Vanuatu.
I have a Bachelors Degree in Journalism, Public Relations, and Advertising, with a minor course of study in General Business.
Awards and Recognition:
I have been commended by members of the Vanuatu Provincial Government and Non-governmental Aid Organizations (NGO's) for my ability to tailor my trainings and translations to the level of rural Bislama speakers. These letters of reference are available upon request.
I have since returned to live in the United States, but I retain close ties with Vanuatu. I plan frequent trips to refresh my language skills and keep up to date on linguistic changes.
During Cyclone Pam and the aftermath, I recruited and managed a working group of 41 English-Bislama/Bislama-English speakers and translators around the world for the purpose of translating instructions for aid supplies and important messages into Bislama. This service was provided free of charge to all aid organizations and donors.
In the 12+ years I have been a Bislama Language Professional (translator, interpreter) I have provided quality translation services to universities, corporations, and private individuals in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, USA, the U.K., and E.U. I also serve as a guest lecturer on Vanuatu customs and culture at American Universities.
I am pleased to offer English to Bislama/Bislama to English translation, as well as audio/video transcription and a variety of other services listed in my profile. Please contact me for a rate quote for your project.