I am Rebecca Maung, a new employee on the Wikimedia Foundation's Learning & Evaluation Team. 

It is Community Insights Survey season! Like every year, we highly rely on your participation to provide the best wording to people who will reply to this survey. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Insights/Annual_surveys

In order to reduce the amount of work, we are not asking you to translate the entire survey. The translations have been made by professional translators, who received guidance. However, we rely on people who speak the different languages and are familiar with the wikis to get those translations at the top level. In particular, we are hoping for feedback about whether the translation sounds awkward or unnatural, or does not makes sense!

The survey is in a Google Spreadsheet document, here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1aMijF3zD3zOKq8VW6yM6ev_0JM3UIOr2e__NcX22S64/edit#gid=99746393

Each language is in a separate tab, at the bottom of the document.

For each language, we have the following columns: 
The due date is August 23.

We are looking for the following languages: Brazillian Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Spanish (Latin America), Ukrainian, French, German, Chinese (Simplified), Arabic and Dutch. Having more languages is too complicated for the 2019 survey but we are open to suggestions for next year. 

Benoît is helping me with translations. He will contact you later for other translation tasks, mainly about the FAQ (already available - https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Community_Engagement_Insights/Frequently_asked_questions) and the invitation messages. 

It you have any questions, please let us know. We are also open to suggestions concerning next year's process or feedback about the translations we provide.

We know that Community Insights is a big project concerning translations, and we are really happy to work with you this year again. Thank you for your help!

All the best,


Rebecca Maung, MHS, PhD (she/her)

Evaluation Strategist, Learning & Evaluation Team

Wikimedia Foundation