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English to Russian sub volunteer


#1

Hello, I’m interested in subtitling English to Russian. What steps do I need to start with to be a successful subber?


#2

You’ve done the first step, advertising your services in the thread Want to subtitle? Let people know!.

Next thing you can do is:

  1. Go through the 10-20 (or more) most recent dramas and in the Team tab find out who the Russian Moderators were for each project.
  2. Make a list of them
  3. Contact the first 3-4 Moderators, saying you are interested in translating. Mention if you have any experience etc. When writing that letter, pay closer attention to your grammar, so that the Mods get a feeling of how good you are.
  4. Wait for about a week for their responses.
  5. If none respond, contact the next 3-4 mods.

There are a few general advices we give to the newbies. First, be patient. If a Moderator is willing to have you in their team, it might mean you can start translating in their NEXT project, once they finish their current project.

Secondly, beggars can’t be choosers. If you’re really keen on contributing at Viki, your first project doesn’t have to be something you are very interested in. Your main aim here is to gain experience in translating and learn how to work in a team at Viki.

Good luck! :blush:


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