Issue 016. 2014 January Bible.org Translator's Newsletter
This last month has resulted in 8 new translated articles being added to the site.
We are thankful for a new translator and a new language that is being added to the site. Among other articles, we are delighted to have our main gospel article now in the Sinhala language. Thank you Tilak and Mariza for your hard work this month.
Hampton Keathley, III, Finding God.
Steve Cole, 1 Peter, Lesson 1.
Bob Deffinbaugh, 10 Virgins, Matthew 25:1-13.
Vickie Kraft, Basics of Christian faith, Lesson 1, 2, and 3.
Bob Deffinbaugh, 2 Samuel series, Profiles in Courage (2 Samuel 23).
Fall NET Pastors Journal (Roger Pascoe)
Hints and Tips
Tip: Have you ever wondered for comparison what process other translators use in their translation?
The Korean Consulting & Translation Service, Inc. has a page that lays out the process that one of their translators has found to be very helpful in trying to produce a quality translation in a reasonable amount of time. This translator uses a four step process (with the percentages being the amount of time spent on each step): Step #1: Rough Draft (30%), Step #2: Correct Draft (50%), Step #3: Polished Draft (17%), and Step #4: Deliverable Draft (3%).
Know someone else who is bilingual?
If you know of anyone else who would have the time and skills to translate articles for Bible.org please consider recommending this ministry to them. Sometimes the most obvious gifts (like preaching or being a leader) are not the ones with the most impact or need. This is a real opportunity to meet a need and impact thousands and thousands of people with the truth of God’s Word.
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I look forward to hearing from you!
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