Hello! I just joined the community and can subtitle from English to French. I have a lot of time and have previous experience (outside of Viki) translating and subtitling videos for my work. I hope I have the opportunity to help!
¡Hola! Recién me estoy uniendo a esta comunidad. Quisiera apoyar en la traducción de inglés a español, también podría apoyar en inglés-francés y en inglés-portugués. Espero pueda cotribuir con un granito de arena
I would like to help with subtitling. I can subtitle from English to Dutch, preferably a Chinese project. I grew up in a Chinese family and am studing it seriously recently.
PM me if you’re interested. Thank you.
I see you need to go to the Help Center and read a few articles there.
In short. Viki has Korean and Chinese language dramas (and VERY few others). They come without any subtitles.
After the segmenting (you don’t need to know what that is for now), the English subtitlers listen to the original Korean or Chinese and they translate into English. Then the English is edited to make it grammatically and syntactically correct. After this is done, the other languages can start.
No team except for the English team translates directly from the original language. All other languages translate from the English. (Of course it happens that some Other Language subtitlers also know Korean or Chinese, so they can also be helped by this).
That’s why you were told that the only languages you need to know well is English (comprehension) and your language (writing).
@Irmar already explained to you why you only need to know English and Arabic (though knowledge of Korean definately helps).
The use of apps like Google Translate is strictly forbidden here. You can however, make use of (online) dictionaries and websites that explain linguistic issues etc.