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Official Certificate

Context

This practice is useful for motivating contributors in a Collaborative translation initiative, where some of the members are contributing to the site as a form of professional training.

Problem description

In many developing countries, opportunities for formal translator training are limited. Yet, translation can be an attractive career for inhabitants of those parts of the world.

In that context, contributing to a Collaborative translation community can be an attractive way of building a good track translation record, and eventually making a career of it. This in turn can be an excellent motivator for contributors who are in that situation.

Solution

Therefore, make it possible for contributors to obtain an official certificate from your organization, detailing the kind of work they have done for you, and the level of quality they obtained. The certificate should look highly professional, so that the contributor can use it to foster an eventual career in translation.

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Real-life examples

  • Kiva.org has used this practice.