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Global Voices Translation Services

Global Voices provides mission-related translation services for partners and like-minded organizations.

Our Services

  • Editing
  • Adaptation
  • Translation
  • Proofreading
  • Transcription
  • Project management
  • Cultural navigation consulting

We can manage your translation project, from single-issue orders to complex, multilingual jobs that require rapid delivery of translated work. Our team of tech-savvy and culturally aware translators are passionate about our mission and can produce highly specialized translations on an array of topics. Most of our translators work with us on Lingua, which translates Global Voices stories into more than 50 languages.

Efficient, fair and local translations

We focus on “fair trade” principles in the design of our contracts. We pay our translators a competitive rate and keep our administrative costs to a minimum. We focus on serving a sector with a particular set of translation needs related to the core mission of Global Voices.

Our fields of specialization

  • Media and journalism
  • Freedom of expression and open Internet advocacy
  • Media development,
  • Open government
  • Human rights
  • Legal defense
  • Open technology support and advocacy
  • Indigenous and endangered language advocacy
  • Education and research and related fields.

In addition to helping you by providing excellent translations for your organization, offering translation services helps our community of translators to thrive, providing them with work opportunities and contributing to the accumulated body of information in our field in several different languages.

Clients and partners

Our current clients and partners include WITNESS, Media Legal Defence Initiative, the Web We Want, Web FoundationRefugees United, MIT Media Lab, the Committee to Protect Journalists, Ranking Digital Rights and the International Press Institute. We’ve translated everything from subtitles for human rights videos, to advocacy campaigns, to legal material supporting the defense of journalists and activists under threat.

Our Languages 

Our community is broad and diverse, so we can help with all major and some rare languages, including but not limited to Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Macedonian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu, and related dialects.

Contact Us

Use the form below to contact our Translations Project Manager, Marianna Breytman for more information or a quote for your project. Feel free to ask about languages not listed above, we'll do our best to help you with your translation needs, whatever they are!


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