We're looking for a fluent English-Dutch bilingual to assist in building various aspects of our Dutch site. You need to have a great instinct for what makes an outstanding translation: not literally following the English text, but instead rephrasing things so that they come across as written natively in Dutch. We'll expect you to do some translations yourself, but a lot of the project will involve helping to review others' work to make sure that it is accurate, well-written, and carefully edited. We have a large amount of review work to be done now, and are looking to find the right person to work on our project long-term.
Some job responsibilities:
- Reviewing and revising translations to make certain they are accurate, well-written and natural to readers.
- Providing feedback to translators
- Helping to select articles to translate
- Other project needs as they arise
To be considered for this job, you will need to complete two short tests. For the first, please translate the text below and submit the translation in your application through a Freelancer message. We'll review your work; those who do a good job on the translation will be given the second test, in which we will ask you to provide feedback on translated content.
We look forward to reading your translations.
Text to translate:
"How to Be Bold"
"Begin, be bold and venture to be wise."
If you're shy, hesitant, or passive, you run the risk of leading a boring life marked by routine and unfulfilled goals. Most progress has been led by people who were bold--scientists, public servants, artists, entrepreneurs, and others who didn't wait for opportunities; they created opportunities. So if you want to be bold and unstoppable, here are some ways to kick start your momentum.
1. Make the first move. Whenever you're feeling hesitant--especially in your interactions with others--swallow your pride and make the first move. Ask your acquaintance if they'd like to go to the bar down the street for drinks after work. Tell the person you fancy that you've got two tickets to a concert and you'd like them to come with you. Give your significant other a big hug and apologize for that time you overreacted a few months ago. Smile and wink at the attractive cashier.
6. Rediscover who you are. Ultimately, boldness has to do with coming from your center, what you believe. It is not about what you do, it is about who you are. If you do not know who you are, you can never be truly bold. Start really appreciating your uniqueness. Discover what makes you different and then parade it around for all to see. Put flags on it, call attention to it and love yourself for it no matter what others think. That is the heart of boldness.
* Don't confuse being bold with being aggressive. Aggressiveness often involves imposing your viewpoints or actions on others. Boldness has nothing to do with the people around you; it's about overcoming your fears and taking action.
* Don't worry about rejection. Try to make your invitations to others occur as "without consequence," i.e., the opposite of an invitation from your mother to dinner. Conversely, when your invitation is declined, boldly accept it and leave the other person/people feeling okay with their choice.
*Remember: there is a difference between being bold and being suicidal. If you know doing something will hurt you, it doesn't matter how bold you are; don't do it.