Volunteer Translators/Proofreaders Recruitment

Who we are looking for

Native translators: To translate the strings of Makeblock products into your mother tongue

Native proofreaders: To proofread and approve the strings translated into your mother tongue

 

We need you to:

  • Be a native speaker of your language and excellent in English.
  • Have time to translate the strings.

 

You are extremely welcome if you work in the STEAM education field.

About Makeblock

Carrying the vision of inspiring kids to enjoy creating and have fun, Makeblock's mission is to empower global kids to better prepare for the digital age and learn STEM through play, and we are here to provide the best series of happy-building and easy-coding products.

 

With the great support from volunteer translators worldwide, Makeblock products have been translated into 34 languages and are well received by users across the world.

There are some languages, however, are still unavailable.

 

We are looking for volunteer translators and proofreaders to help us localize our products so that people from your country can make the best out of it.

Makeblock projects

Makeblock uses Crowdin as the translation platform, and you can join us as a translator or proofreader on Crowdin.

Currently, Makeblock has created the following projects:

  • mBlock PC

mBlock is a coding platform designed for STEAM education.

Currently, it has reached over 20 million educators, learners, and educators, and has been used in over 140 countries, more than 20,000 schools.

  • mBlock App

mBlock App is a mobile app of mBlock, which can be downloaded and installed on a smart mobile device.

  • Makeblock app

The Makeblock app is an all-in-1 controller for Makeblock robots. With this app, children can learn how to build Makeblock robots, control the movement of the robots, and write their own controlling programs.

  • Laserbox translation

The laserbox software is designed for desktop laser cutting and engraving devices. Working in combination with Makeblock laserbox series machines, the laserbox software can help bring your ideas to life.

  • mBlock Python Editor

mBlock Python editor is a Python editor oriented to beginners, applicable to various Python courses, such as Software & Hardware Programming, Artificial Intelligence (AI), and Data Science courses.

How to join us as a translator or proofreader

Through email

1. Sign up a Crowdin account on the sign up/log in page of Crowdin.

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2. Send an email to ada.wu@makeblock.com or jianglongxin@makeblock.com to tell us which project you are willing to join, your Crowdin user name, the email address you've used to sign up on Crowdin, and your native tongue. We would appreciate it if you share with us more information about you.

3. Wait for our reply.

We will send an invitation link to you email box. Please check your email box.

4. Click the invitation link.

The following page is displayed, and you can click your native language to start translating.

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By sending a joining request

1. Sign up a Crowdin account on the sign up/log in page of Crowdin.

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2. Click a project that you are willing to contribute to.

For example, click mBlock PC. The following page is displayed.

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3. Click your native language.

For example, click Arabic. The translation page is displayed.

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4. Click Join and write down your ideas and click Join.

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The request is sent to the Makeblock team.

5. Wait for the Makeblock team to approve your request.

After being approved, you can start translating.

How to translate a string

1. Click your native language on the project homepage, for example, Arabic.

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2. Click a source file to open it.

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A project may include multiple source files, you can click them to start translating.

3. Select a string, enter your translation, and click Save.

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On the editor, you can also:

  • 4: copy the source string
  • 5: delete the translation
  • 6: copy part of translations from Translation Memory (TM) or Machine Translations (MT)
  • 7: read the comments
  • 8: search for previously made translations
  • 9: search for terms in the project

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After completing the translation of a file, you can close the editor to go back to the translation page and select another source file for translation.

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How to add a language

If you are willing to contribute to a project but can't find your native language in the language list, write an email to ada.wu@makeblock.com or jianglongxin@makeblock.com to let us know.

 

Languages can be added only by the project owner or managers.

Click Languages on the homepage, select target languages, and click Update.

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The languages selected are displayed on the language list on the homepage.

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