Become a CDB Translator
Those interested in translating should be advanced students of Chinese who are able to read Chinese newspapers with the help of a dictionary. We generally prefer native English speakers, but will also consider native Chinese speakers with strong English writing skills. Each CDB article goes through a three-step process. It is first translated by a CDB translator, then sent to a second CDB translator to be reviewed, and finally checked and edited by the editor of CDB (English). Reviewers will be the second pair of eyes that will go over the translation for accuracy and readable, fluid English. Our preference is to give the reviewing jobs to native English speakers.
Generally, we ask that translations be finished within one month, and reviews be finished within two weeks. All translators and reviewers will receive credit for the translations which will appear on our website.
If you are interested in joining our pool of CDB Translators, please send your resume/CV along with a brief email stating your language qualifications to Gabriel Corsetti at email@example.com
CDB Translators Hall of Fame
We would like to thank our volunteer CDB translators who have played such a critical role in translating and reviewing our articles. Without them, the work we do at CDB (English) would not be possible. Below, we group our translators into three categories to recognize the hard work and support of our more active and experienced translators.
Our Senior Translators are those who have not only contributed on a regular basis but also contributed high quality translations that are both accurate and readable, a combination that is not easy to achieve.
Our Regular Translators are those who have contributed a total of at least four translations and/or reviews.
We will be updating this list on a frequent basis. For questions and corrections to this list, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior CDB Translators (listed in order of total translations/reviews completed)Katie Xiao
Helen McCabe Andrew MacDonald Eric Couillard John Lenhart Kening Li Gregor Grossman Vanessa Zhang