Note: If the monetary benefit is your drive for translating, you are looking at the wrong site and community. Translating is a hobby, not a job. It is fun and rewarding, but not in the monetary sense.
- If you are hosting an existing project elsewhere (e.g. WordPress Free) and would like to join ISO with that project, you will most likely not have to take the translator test. Please email us or contact Kiki or Vin on Discord to discuss your recruitment.
- If you are an experienced translator who wishes to host a new project on ISO, you will most likely not have to take the translator test either. Please let us know which project(s) you have worked on prior/are working on so we can determine your fluency. Again, email us or contact Kiki or Vin on Discord.
- If you are a new translator who wishes to join ISO, please take the translator test below. This is strictly required for new translators.
You may choose to type the translation in a Google Doc/Word and send us a share link or directly into the message box of the contact form.
∗ Pick ONE of the tests.
Please translate and explain/break it down. *This is a part of a poem. It’s rather difficult and will require you to surf the Baidu forums and read additional Chinese in order to figure out what each of these words mean. No translation machines will be able to help you. Hint: “东篱” is not a name. There are no names in this sentence.
Please translate both passages. They are not related to each other.
∗ Please take a moment to read through this page before submitting your test.
Keep in mind that because the editor’s test is short, the grading process will be exceptionally harsh. An editor’s job is to fix grammar and make the translation flow better, so make that your goal.
Past tense is preferred.
The Rose Courtyard’s roses were full bloomed. The dense flowers overspread on the entire wall of the courtyard—it’s beauty equaled the beauty of the glow of the sun in the morning. It is even more brimming with vitality under the embellishment of the greenery around it.
The window has a man standing next to it. The view of his back—tall and straight but lonely, looked like an eagle at night. The imposing and built exposed upper body is like Michelangelo’s David. On his chest and abdomen, it is packed with taut and full muscles so that one could easily guess the power and beauty of the man. His eyes are hawklike and they are nearly completely swallowed by hate.
This naive looking monk is unexpectedly good-looking.
Beneath that shiny scalp, was a full forehead; also, he had an angular face, with a striking high nose bridge paired with bright eyes. Below is his thin lips, making the person have a noble and upright outstanding handsome appearance.
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