I have a pocket sized booklet called "200 Questions About the Bible and the Qur'an". This booklet asks what I consider to be the top 200 theological questions of important significance to compare what the Bible and the Quran say on the subject, and the answers to these questions are provided by verses quoted from the Bible and the Qur'an. These 200 Questions along with a few explanatory notes need to be translated from English into over 50 languages. My target is to have the 3 languages listed below finished by the end of this year.
Swedish, & Telugu.
Albanian, Arabic, Azeri, Bosnian, Chineese, Croatian, Dutch, English, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Italian, Kazak, Korean, Malayalam, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish, and Urdu. These are all currently posted on my website: danwickwire.com
I am now hiring out this work to expand the number of languages so that other languages may also be considered for translation. I will gradually hire them out to the bidders who I feel have the best qualifications for the jobs and that give the most attractive bids. Please note that this is not a rushed job. I am in no hurry about it. I can give the workers as much time as you think they will need for either the translation or the cutting and pasting. I am much more interested in the quality of the translation and the accuracy of the cutting and pasting work than I am in getting the job done quickly. I am looking for people who are willing able to do both the translation and the cutting and pasting of the verses. I would like to get your best (most competitive) bid on each specific milestone, both the translation milestone and the cutting and pasting milestone as separate bids. For each language which is targeted, I will provide a Template which will be used for that language. All of the translation work and the Cutting and Pasting work will need to be done on this template. I am looking for the best bids between $100 > $200 for each of these projects or milestones.
Please give your bid for Milestone #1 and please give a second bid for Milestone #2.
Translation Milestone # 1
The total number of words is around 5460. All of the 200 Questions, footnotes and resource pages at the end of the book will need to be translated. No machine or automated translations are allowed.
Cutting and Pasting Milestone #2
A second phase or milestone of this work includes cutting and pasting about 1,200 selected verses from the Bible and about 600 selected verses from the Qur'an. In many cases only a portion of the verse is being selected which applies to the question at hand for cutting and pasting as there is not a lot of room on the page for this pocket sized booklet. Only the exact portion of the verse which I have quoted must be used for cutting and pasting. No translation work is involved in this part of the project. This part of the project involves simple cutting and and pasting of a great deal of verses and suras directly from an online website. It is a mundane job but an easy one. I will need the website address used for both the Bible and the Quran before the project is begun. If hired, you can choose which Bible and Quran translation you prefer to use for the project, preferably one which is user friendly. All bids for this job should include which website address would be proposed for use in the cutting and pasting phase for both the Bible verses and for the Quran suras. For this second phase I am again looking for the best bids between $100 > $200 for any of the various languages listed above under Languages Needed.
The completed project should look very similar to the attached document "200 Q. English Short Book.docx" in terms of the layout and format. The Template which I will provide for your language will already have the names of all of the Bible books listed in your language; the "Yes" and "No" answers will already be inserted into the template in your language, and the template will already be formatted to the pocket-sized booklet. Each finished booklet will be posted to my website, danwickwire.com On my website the any of the "200 Questions" booklets can be downloaded for free and printed out together with the front and back covers.
Dan Wickwire Language Progress Report Last Updated Sept. 18th, 2018.
November 9, 2018
I am looking for a mix of experience and value