[HOT] Translation Volunteer French -> English

Kate Chapman kate at maploser.com
Mon May 14 18:41:25 BST 2012

Hey Stéphane,

Thanks! Actually the work in Senegal is starting next week, so the French
language document worked well for us.

The reason for the translation into to English was to be able to use it as
a base for other countries/regions.  This would involving combining it with
other documents, so I think it doesn't need to be perfect now.



On Mon, May 14, 2012 at 1:29 PM, Stéphane Henriod <s at henriod.info> wrote:

> Hi Kate
> As promised, here is a first draft of the translation. Just a few comments:
>    - I tried to remain as close as possible to the French version in
>    order to avoid altering the meaning. Thus the sometimes broken English!
>    Maybe some native speakers can improve it?
>    - A few sentences were not very clear to me in French. Those need
>    particular attention while reviewing both the French and English versions.
>    I have highlighted them with comments
>    - Finally, I believe that the whole document might be made a bit
>    lighter! Quite a few repetitions and some heavy and long sentences. But
>    don't know how much time is available for the polishing, or whether it is
>    necessary to make it look "perfect"?
> Let me know if you have any question,
> cheers,
> Stéphane
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> On Sun, May 13, 2012 at 9:34 PM, Kate Chapman <kate at maploser.com> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> Would anyone have time to translate a concept note from French to
>> English? It is about 4 and a half pages of text.
>> Let me know.
>> -Kate
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