Text Editor for the UST OT

Position Summary: The Text Editor for the unfoldingWord Simplified Text (UST) will use the translationCore (tC) software to edit the English text of the UST, and then correct the alignment to the Hebrew source text.

General Responsibilities:

  • Learning the translationCore software

  • Editing the English text of the UST to conform to the UST Guidelines

  • Correct the alignment of the UST with the unfoldingWord Hebrew Bible (UHB)

Expanded Description: The Text Editor (TE) for the unfoldingWord Simplified Text (UST) will use the translationCore software to edit the English text of the UST, and then correct the alignment to the unfoldingWord Hebrew Bible (UHB). The TE will edit the text of the UST wherever it fails to meet the UST guidelines. The TE will follow after a preliminary aligning team that has pre-aligned all of the easy parts, leaving the parts that could not be easily aligned. It will be the responsibility of the TE to review the work of the pre-aligning team and to correct any errors. The TE will also decide what to do with the parts that the pre-aligners have left unaligned. The TE will edit the text of the UST in those places according to the UST guidelines, if necessary, and then correct and complete the aligning. These alignments will be used to enable various translation helps in the Bible translation software.

Qualifications:

      • Personal relationship with Jesus Christ

      • Good Bible knowledge

      • Ability to read Biblical Hebrew with good understanding of Hebrew grammar

      • Good understanding of English grammar

      • Experience in Bible translation

      • Good understanding of translation principles

      • Ability to follow instructions with attention to detail

      • Facility with using computers

      • Availability of a reliable and reasonably-fast Internet connection

Time Commitment: 10+ hours per week

Location of Job: Anywhere

Start Date: March 2019

Interested? Send your resume to info@unfoldingword.org.