When I started my first translation for Global Voices, I was….frightened! The assignment was a fascinating article about social networks helping create visibility for primary recyclers in Latin America, and I was excited to translate it from Spanish to English.
I’d never worked with WordPress before, however, so when I clicked on the HTML tab to begin work, all I could see was a lot of confusing code. For you experienced bloggers out there, it would have been no big deal, but it was quite daunting to a newbie like me. Fortunately, I had the help of Silvia Viñas Regional Editor, Latin America for GV. She and Paula Goés, the Multi-Lingual Editor for GV, have been immensely encouraging and helpful in getting me started with this project.
It is gratifying to be associated with such a worthwhile project–a space for people whose stories are often ignored or downplayed by mainstream media to communicate for themselves and let the rest of the world know what is going on in their countries.