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Looking for an editor or translator before submitting a paper?
Editing and translating may be the most-commonly needed services for researchers joining our network.
We recommend four simple steps. Let's take the example of translation:
1. Post a request in our forum for Translation requests (see all forums).
This will only be seen by translators who happen to look at the forum (see 'All forums', under the 'Send' tab in main menu above). Over time, various translators may contact you, depending on the schedule indicated in your request, payment offered (if any), and the subject of the translation.
2. Post a request in our group for Translators (see member occupations)
There are many translators in this group (find it under the 'Members' tab in main menu above). They have skills in many different languages. There is a good chance that someone will respond to your request soon, with advice or an offer.
3. Use the Member search functions
'Simple' or 'Advanced" keyword searches can be used to find translators working with particular languages. Read their profiles to see if they have experience close to your needs. Then contact them with a private mail, using their preferred contact method.
For example, in the Advanced search panels, we can enter translation in the 'work area' field, and English, Japanese in the further details area, and find a number of translators. Here is the example search result for these keywords.
4. Choose a focus group to find people with relevant interests.
This could be a country focus group (under the 'My page' tab in the main menu), a language page (under 'My page' also), or a research communication topic group (under the 'Groups' tab in the main menu). Post a message explaining your translation needs on the group page, and someone might be able recommend a translator. Or a translator may have already joined the group, and might respond to your request (see: all groups home).
If you begin with Step 1 above, then the unique URL for your request can be pasted into messages in other places (our network, another network, email, etc.). In this way, you can reach more people with the same request.
Note 1: The Research Cooperative is not involved in financial transactions related to the services offered or requested. Costs (if any) and conditions (always) must be negotiated by the people concerned, themselves. Our network cannot and does not accept or require any commissions.
Note 2: The URL for this page can be copied and sent to other people who might need help: http://researchcooperative.org/page/need-help