Translation Note Writer (OT)

Position Summary: The Translation Note Writer for the unfoldingWord Literal Text (ULT) Old Testament will use his or her knowledge and experience with translation issues to write brief notes that will assist translators of the OT to appropriately handle translation issues in the text.

General Responsibilities:

  • Learning the editing environment for the translationNotes

  • Researching translation problems in the text of the OT

  • Writing Notes that conform to the translationNotes Guidelines

Expanded Description: The Translation Note Writer (TNW) for the unfoldingWord Literal Text (ULT) Old Testament will use his or her knowledge and experience with translation issues to write brief notes that will assist translators of the OT to appropriately handle translation issues in the text. Some translationNotes (tNs) for the ULT OT already exist, but many essential translation issues have not been addressed. In order for the uW tools to be truly useful for translators, the Notes need to be improved and augmented. The TNW must be acutely aware of the issues that a translator will face when translating the Old Testament into other languages. Therefore he or she needs to have training and experience in Bible translation and skill in Biblical Hebrew. The TNW will write a Note according to the tN guidelines for each translation problem encountered in the text that has not been addressed. The TNW will work in coordination with others on the team to write tNs that are consistent in format, style, and quality. These Notes will be used as translation helps throughout 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: February 2019

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