OTW is Recruiting for Policy & Abuse, Translation, & TWC

Would you like to assist AO3 users by resolving complaints? Are you fluent in a language other than English? Do you have experience copyediting or proofreading academic journals? The Organization for Transformative Works is recruiting!

We’re excited to announce the opening of applications for:

  • Policy & Abuse Volunteer – closing 22 May 2024 at 23:59 UTC
  • Translation Volunteer – closing 22 May 2024 at 23:59 UTC
  • TWC Copyeditor Volunteer – closing 22 May 2024 at 23:59 UTC
  • TWC Proofreader Volunteer – closing 22 May 2024 at 23:59 UTC

We have included more information on each role below. Open roles and applications will always be available at the volunteering page. If you don’t see a role that fits with your skills and interests now, keep an eye on the listings. We plan to put up new applications every few weeks, and we will also publicize new roles as they become available.

All applications generate a confirmation page and an auto-reply to your e-mail address. We encourage you to read the confirmation page and to whitelist our email address in your e-mail client. If you do not receive the auto-reply within 24 hours, please check your spam filters and then contact us.

If you have questions regarding volunteering for the OTW, check out our Volunteering FAQ.

Policy & Abuse Volunteer

The Policy & Abuse committee (PAC) is responsible for addressing questions and concerns about potential violations of AO3’s Terms of Service. We determine whether reports are about legitimate violations of the Terms of Service, and what to do about them if they are. PAC volunteers correspond directly with AO3 users and collaborate on projects both within PAC and with other OTW committees.

Our main goals as a committee are:

  • to adhere to the AO3 Terms of Service
  • to make our reasoning and processes as clear and transparent as possible
  • to handle all user reports consistently, no matter which volunteer is doing the work
  • to keep every case we work on completely confidential

We are seeking people who can:

  • Commit to working on cases regularly
  • Be patient with rephrasing explanations
  • Ask for help when needed
  • Collaborate both inside the team and with other committees
  • Act in accordance with established rules, policies, and procedures
  • Treat confidentiality and user privacy as a priority

While English proficiency is required, we welcome applicants who are fluent in other languages, especially Spanish (Español), Brazilian Portuguese (Português brasileiro), Russian (Русский), Chinese (中文), or Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia).

Applications are due 22 May 2024 at 23:59 UTC

Apply at the volunteering page!

Translation Volunteer

If you enjoy working collaboratively, if you’re fluent in a language other than English, if you’re passionate about the OTW and its projects, and want to help us reach more fans all around the world, working with Translation might be for you!
Translation volunteers help make the OTW and its projects accessible to a wider global audience. We work on translating content by the OTW and its projects from English to other languages, such as site pages, news posts, AO3 FAQs and AO3 Support emails. (However, we do not translate fanworks.)

We really need volunteers who speak Afrikaans, Arabic, Basque, Bengali, Bulgarian, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Japanese, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Malay, Marathi, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese-PT, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, and Welsh—but help with other languages would be much appreciated. If you’re interested in starting a team for a language we don’t have yet, you’re very welcome to!

(Please note that our Chinese, Croatian, Czech, French, German, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Portuguese-BR, Russian and Swedish teams are not accepting new members at this time. If you are fluent in one of these languages and interested in volunteering, please consider volunteering for another team within the organization instead.)

Applicants will be asked to translate and correct short text samples and will be invited to a chatroom interview as part of the selection process. More information about us can be found on the Translation committee page.

Applications are due 22 May 2024 at 23:59 UTC

Apply at the volunteering page!

TWC Copyeditor Volunteer

Transformative Works and Cultures (TWC) is an international peer-reviewed Diamond Open Access online publication about fan-related topics that seeks to promote dialogue between the academic community and fan communities. Copyeditors professionally copyedit submissions for TWC according to Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS) 17, Merriam-Webster online, and the TWC style guide. Editorial standards are those of a university press.

Applicants are required to pass a brief test. All returned tests will be assessed and the applicant provided with feedback.

Applications are due 22 May 2024 at 23:59 UTC

Apply at the volunteering page!

TWC Proofreader Volunteer

Transformative Works and Cultures (TWC) is an international peer-reviewed Diamond Open Access online publication about fan-related topics that seeks to promote dialogue between the academic community and fan communities. Proofreaders carefully proofread the final online HTML-tagged manuscripts for online publication according to Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS) 17, Merriam-Webster online, and the TWC style guide. Editorial standards are those of a university press.

Applicants are required to pass a brief test. All returned tests will be assessed and the applicant provided with feedback.

Applications are due 22 May 2024 at 23:59 UTC

Apply at the volunteering page!

If you have further questions, please contact us.

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