Moving the discussing text from the Ideas subforum to a comment, because I need to change the formatting:
Although nothing happened with my previous request, I kept working on translations from English to Dutch. I translated 3 updates of the GUI for free. I wrote a guide with tips for other translators, based on 15 years of experience as a freelance translator specializing in software localization (finished). The guide gives tips about topics like consistency, context, where to find reference sources and how to deal with special types of text. Last year, I created an Esperanto word list for mnemonic seeds. And I maintain a list of Monero-related Twitter accounts.
Now I'd like to request funding for the following projects, based on a modest rate of 1 XMR per 8 hours:
- 2 XMR for translating kovri-docs and kovri-site (~4000 words, halfway; more technical than the other translations).
- 2 XMR for translating Monerujo (~4000 words).
- 2 XMR for translating monero-site: en.yml (~5000 translatable words).
- 4 XMR for translating monero-site: user_guides (~9000 translatable words).
Total: 10 XMR
What do you think about dividing this request into 3 milestones?
- 1st milestone: getkovri.org (in July) = 2 XMR.
- 2nd milestone: Monerujo = 2 XMR.
- 3rd milestone: getmonero.org: 6 XMR.
My name is Edwin den Boer; I’m known as /u/edbwtf on Reddit, @edbwt on Twitter, @edb on Steem, and ProkhorZ on Github and StackExchange. See also my profile on ProZ.com for my experience as a professional translator.
Edit July 5: I lowered the rates a little.
Edit July 10: After public and private feedback, I removed the funding request for the translation guide. Most responses were sympathetic, but I don't want anybody to think twice about funding my translations for this reason. A separate request for a text that has already been written could still be successful in my opinion, but it doesn't seem worth the effort in this case.
Edit July 17: The feedback on Reddit was mixed. Several people objected that Dutch people all speak English and don't need translations. I think that's short-sighted, but in response to a question about profitability, I lowered the request from 13 to 10 XMR.