Hi all, can I add working as volunteer translator for TWB on LInkedIn? Many thanks.
Good afternoon, @Georgiana - and welcome to our comunity
The short answer is yes.
Indeed, you can add all your volunteer work experiences to your LinkedIn account.
You may, however, need to ask for a certificate from organizations you work with as a volunteer to prove that information (or for someone working there to act as a referee for you) if you apply to a job.
Also, you may want to have a look at the General Kató Translators Recognition Program. I believe you will find it useful.
I hope this helps.
Have a great afternoon, Georgiana.
Good afternoon @andfraz Thank you for your prompt reply.
That’s great. I know you can get a reference if you needed for a job. I am not a translator yet (need to finish my BA and then the masters in translation). So I signed up to TWB to gain experience.
Thank you so much again.
Have a great afternoon too
Hi @Georgiana lovely to hear from you! As @andfraz said you are very welcome to mention your contribution to TWB in your LinkedIn profile You can also embed your translator badge in your Proz profile following these instructions.
And you are quite right, we do provide reference letters to our translators However to make it fair for everyone, we ask that you first reach certain word count thresholds. To see the thresholds, have a look at our thread on the General Recognition Program.
If you would like access to more tasks in your language pair, you can consider becoming a Kató Verified Translator! This will increase your chances of finding tasks that match your skills, interests and time schedule To find out more, please visit this page.
Let us know if you have any questions!
Wow I thought embedding our TWB badge in our Proz page was something we couldnt do anymore ( no idea why I thought that). Guess I know what Im up to on Monday.
Hi @JoannaW thank you for this information. I have done 2 tests on the Verified Translator page: English to Romanian and Spanish to English. I believe I submitted these last week.
It is a little difficult to find texts to translate with my language combinations (English, Spanish. French). And i haven’t seen Romanian included in the language list at all.
I will keep an eye on the platform and will claim and translate the tasks that are suitable to me.
Thank you again